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April 06, 2018
Mega-deals are back. But before they go too wild, private equity firms might want to consider these five examples from before the financial crisis.
April 03, 2018
As everyone in private equity knows, debt can be a powerful thing. Four years ago today, Ares Management used it to take control of one of America's major music retailers.
March 29, 2018
PE has enjoyed a historically long business cycle alongside historically low interest rates, but it's quickly becoming evident that the latest crop of funds will face both headwinds and tailwinds.
March 28, 2018
Emilie Choi joined Coinbase as vice president of corporate and business development earlier this month after eight years with LinkedIn. Her mandate: acqui-hire. Her options: virtually limitless.
March 22, 2018
Apollo Global Management has invested in pizza, casinos, Twinkies, hot tubs and organic foods. Five years ago today, it added education to the mix.
March 19, 2018
The purchase of Whole Foods will no doubt go down as one of Amazon's most significant acquisitions of this decade. But its $775 million deal for Kiva Systems remains the more transformative deal.
March 06, 2018
Sycamore Partners and GTCR's billion-dollar purchase is the latest major move by PE in the rapidly expanding software space.
February 27, 2018
Comcast's £22.1 billion counter-offer for Sky is expected to spark a bidding war for the broadcasting business, adding a new twist to an eight-year saga.
February 22, 2018
Rising interest rates have rattled markets. And based on a worsening fiscal outlook for the US Treasury, the situation will only get worse.
February 21, 2018
Over the last few years, activists have increasingly sought European targets in their quest for yield. Paul Singer’s Elliott Management is one of the most notable players.
February 20, 2018
After years of flirtation with a massive IPO, Albertsons and private equity backer Cerberus Capital Management have found a different way onto the public markets.
Amid the new privately-funded race for space PitchBook chatted with Tim Fernholz, author of the new book "Rocket Billionaries: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the New Space Race."
Daimler and BMW are merging their mobility service units in a bid to fend off rival automakers and tech companies, as well as future-proof their traditional manufacturing operations.
March 20, 2018
High-yield bonds and leveraged loans are at risk amid rising interest rates, rising default risks and lingering overconfidence.
March 09, 2018
Several provisions from a US Senate bill revising Dodd-Frank could unleash a flurry of pent-up M&A activity among US financial institutions.
February 28, 2018
Spotify's upcoming direct listing will value the company at between $21 billion and $25 billion, according to a PitchBook calculation.
February 23, 2018
The MA cycle within US healthcare services is entering its later innings, and dealmaking has become more and more complicated as a result.
Archer Daniels Midland and Bunge are reportedly in advanced stages of negotiations on a deal that would unite two of the world's four chief commodities traders.
Our 2017 Annual M&A Report provides a thorough analysis of deal activity in North America and Europe, but for a quick look at the highlights, we've compiled these key charts.
February 15, 2018
Financial markets have been on edge as assumptions about inflation and interest rates have been shaken, and KKR is predicting a 100% chance of recession in the next two years. Here are three things to watch.
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