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July 12, 2017
The name CKE Restaurants may not ring a bell. But seven years ago today, CKE was the subject of a take-private buyout that’s illustrative of PE’s appeal to outside investors.
July 11, 2017
WeWork’s latest round, a massive $760 million funding reported earlier this week, has valued the company at $21 billion. Here's a list of the five most valuable US-based startups.
Machine-learning cybersecurity startup Darktrace has raised a $75 million Series D, the latest example of European investors' growing interest in cybersecurity.
July 10, 2017
From angels to zombie funds—we explained some of the most common terms used in the private markets to help you learn more about the industry.
While the number of new VC funds raised in Europe is on pace to decline for the fifth straight year, the amount of capital consolidated in those vehicles continues to climb.
July 07, 2017
With the second quarter of 2017 in the books, we ran the numbers and sifted through the data to recap all the key info on global PE activity during 2Q.
Global buyout activity has gradually surpassed median EBITDA levels in recent years. Creeping up to 10.2x on the eve of the financial crisis, LBO valuations have oscillated mostly in the range of...
July 06, 2017
Although deal counts look set for a sixth consecutive quarterly decline, quarterly deal volume actually eclipsed that for both of the preceding quarters.
July 05, 2017
To keep track of the crowded food-delivery space, we've ranked the top 10 companies in the US and Europe by valuation. Plus, a selection of the biggest VC rounds so far this year.
The combination of Vantiv and Worldpay, two giants in payments processing, highlights the pressure in the industry to merge.
June 30, 2017
Companies love to describe themselves as the providers of something-as-a-Service. The only reason for the popularity, though, is the success of the original.
In its pursuit of Australian telecom business Vocus, buyout giant KKR has company.
Apollo Global Management has become the latest private equity firm to bet big on golf.
Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANF) has abandoned discussions to sell itself, yet another sign of decreasing investor appetite for traditional brick-and-mortar retailers in the face of Amazon.
Reports that Terra Firma is set to begin raising a new fund is further evidence of the prevailing buoyant environment for capital raising.
The demise of consumer electronics company Jawbone, once valued at $3.2 billion, has put a renewed spotlight on the wearables industry.
Blackstone is working at a frenzied pace, with 39 completed transactions so far this year. That figure trails only KKR's 45 completed deals.
Secondary buyouts have been artificially propped up by the inflated volume of crisis-era investments for the past few years. Slowing slightly in 2016, pass-the-parcel deals have fallen off a cliff...
July 01, 2017
Forget the Forbes Midas List. We've ranked the 20 most impactful VC teams in terms of driving value for their portfolio companies.
Amazon's massive acquisition of Whole Foods may have generated more headlines than any other deal announced this year, but where does it stack up against the year's other big mergers?
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