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June 30, 2017
Slowly but surely, exit multiples for secondary buyouts and corporate acquisitions have risen over the past two years, with figures for the former topping off at 9.4x last year. Thus far in 2017...
The new Vitruvian Investment Partnership III vehicle continues what has been a stellar year for private equity capital commitments in Europe.
June 29, 2017
In the past, a solid business development strategy involved tapping your personal network and reaching out to a basic list of leads.
June 28, 2017
Set to begin trading Thursday, Blue Apron has priced its public offering at $10 per share—the bottom of its revised range—in what's the first major consumer IPO since Snap debuted in March.
June 27, 2017
The Bankia and Intesa acquisitions of their smaller peers may be a harbinger of a wave of consolidation across the sector this year—but traditional lenders could have other things to worry about.
As customers become even more inundated with marketing materialsand get better at tuning outits harder than ever to win their attention.
June 26, 2017
Venture capital invested in the US edtech industry is on pace for a recovery in 2017 after a significant drop last year.
PitchBook data suggests that PE and M&A investors may have had enough of retail therapy.
June 23, 2017
One of the most notable trends among VC-backed companies is that the median time to IPO has risen dramatically over the last decade, from 4.9 years in 2006 to 8.3 years in 2016. Here are some startups that illustrate the trend.
Corporate acquirers of emerging tech companies know the space pretty well. After all, many of them were the hot new kids on the block once upon a time. These are the top 6 acquirers in the industry.
June 22, 2017
Private companies generally compensate independent directors with cash and/or a small amount of equity. J. Thelander Consulting has data on non-investor board compensation.
The HgCapital-led consortium's takeover of Visma, valuing the company at around €4.7 billion, makes it one of the continent's biggest ever.
Apollo Global Management has raised $23.5 billion for its latest fund, surpassing Blackstone Capital Partners V as the largest buyout vehicle ever.
Western Digital and KKR have resubmitted their bid for Toshiba's memory chip business. The bidding war for the prized unit spotlights just how rarely strategic and financial investors join forces.
Will 2017 be a banner year for unicorn IPOs? Will MA activity pick up momentum? What does the future hold for the private markets?
The Carlyle Group has agreed to sell healthy foods chain Holland & Barrett in what's the PE industry's latest retail exit—and an increasingly rare move for the buyout giant.
June 25, 2017
Bain Capital and Cinven's €4.1 billion bid is in doubt amid an attempt to secure the backing of enough of Stada's shareholders. It may also be indicative of an ongoing industry trend.
Multiple datasets help convey why the current private equity environment may represent a new norm in terms of dealmaking, yet one of the more telling data points is the type of company that buyers are targeting.
JD.com's investment in Farfetch continues a run of Chinese backing for young European companies—particularly in VC.
As businesses vie for customers in an increasingly crowded, competitive market, they can no longer rely on a basic, static list of leads to find new clients.
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