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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.
July 06, 2017
Blackstone is working at a frenzied pace, with 39 completed transactions so far this year. That figure trails only KKR's 45 completed deals.
Although deal counts look set for a sixth consecutive quarterly decline, quarterly deal volume actually eclipsed that for both of the preceding quarters.
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.
The new Vitruvian Investment Partnership III vehicle continues what has been a stellar year for private equity capital commitments in Europe.
June 29, 2017
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.
June 27, 2017
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?
June 26, 2017
PitchBook data suggests that PE and M&A investors may have had enough of retail therapy.
June 23, 2017
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.
June 22, 2017
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.
July 05, 2017
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...
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...
In the past, a solid business development strategy involved tapping your personal network and reaching out to a basic list of leads.
Apollo Global Management has raised $23.5 billion for its latest fund, surpassing Blackstone Capital Partners V as the largest buyout vehicle ever.
As customers become even more inundated with marketing materialsand get better at tuning outits harder than ever to win their attention.
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.
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.
June 21, 2017
BAWAG's upcoming IPO belies a wider trend of falling exits and European PE firms trading investments to their peers.
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