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May 25, 2017
Any buyout fund closed in the past five years is still very much in its adolescence. But that doesn’t mean current data about how such private equity vehicles are performing is useless.
May 24, 2017
Beer is delicious. Beer makes you happy. Beer is often good business. So where does private equity fit in?
May 23, 2017
Middle-market-dedicated funds made up 70% of overall US PE raises in the first quarter of 2017, the highest tally of the decade. The portion of capital committed is a hefty 63%.
May 17, 2017
May 19, 2017
Spice Private Equity's investment into LEON is indicative of PE's growing hunger for European food and drink chains.
Private equity dry powder levels have reached record highs, and no sector is currently hotter for PE firms than the software space. That has certain sellers licking their chops.
May 15, 2017
A consortium led by TPG Capital and Ontario Teachers Pension Plan has reportedly made a revised bid for Fairfax Media, offering about A$2.
May 12, 2017
Isaiah Kacyvenski's financial awakening came when, after he was drafted as a linebacker by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round of the 2000 NFL Draft, he received his first paycheck.
May 05, 2017
Pegged as a potentially more fruitful arena for PE firms looking for attractive valuations, the US middle market hasn’t seen as much dedicated, new fundraising in years. 23 first-time middle-market...
May 02, 2017
BC Partners received some good news and some bad news Tuesday.
April 28, 2017
Thoma Bravo, Vista and Silver Lake used to be the few notable PE firms making primarily tech and/or software plays. However, overall investment within the IT industry has grown significantly over...
April 24, 2017
PitchBook is 10! As our company closes out its first decade, I’d like to take a moment to celebrate and reflect.
April 21, 2017
In 2016, LPs participated in no fewer than 76 US private equity transactions, the cumulative value of which hit no less than $33.8 billion, more than any other year in the past decade excepting 2007.
April 18, 2017
Energy Services Group, a portfolio company of Accel-KKR since last April, has agreed to acquire Utiligroup. For Accel-KKR, the deal is both familiar and unusual.
May 22, 2017
Blackstone has announced it will launch a $40 billion infrastructure fund that will be geared toward investments in the US, with half of the capital coming via Saudi Arabias Public Investment Fund and the rest from other investors.
Steward Health Care has agreed to acquire fellow for-profit hospital operator IASIS Healthcare for $1.9 billion, a transaction at the confluence of two emerging private equity trends.
May 16, 2017
GTCR has agreed invest in Vivid Seats, with Axios reporting that the Chicago-based PE firm will take a minority stake in the ticket reseller.
GI Partners has set an initial target of $2.3 billion for its fifth buyout fund, according to an SEC filing, a total that would make for the largest vehicle in firm history.
May 08, 2017
Sinclair Broadcast has agreed to acquire Tribune Media for $43.50 per share, representing an aggregate purchase price of approximately $3.9 billion.
May 03, 2017
As consumers continue to opt online, the retail industry has been forced to adapt from brick-and-mortar offerings to a strategy increasingly oriented toward ecommerce.
May 01, 2017
In the latest of its ever-present dealmaking machinations, Blackstone has reportedly injected itself into two high-profile sagas involving Tribune Media and J. Crew.
April 25, 2017
The past month has brought a flurry (or should we say furry?) of private equity and venture capital deals involving companies related to dogs.
In honor of our anniversary, were looking back at how our world and our industry have changed since we started.
April 19, 2017
By and large, a list of the most active private equity sellers so far this year overlaps with a compilation of the busiest recent investors. Then there's Epiris.
April 15, 2017
April 11, 2017
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