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Nine years ago today, a stark change occurred in the forecast for The Weather Channel when Bain Capital, Blackstone and NBC Universal bought the company for $3.5 billion.
Sep 15, 2017
In the latest twist in the drawn-out bidding process for Toshiba's memory chip unit, a group of investors co-led by Bain Capital has upped its offer.
Sep 11, 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...
Jul 5, 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...
Jun 30, 2017
In the largest healthcare buyout announced in the US so far this year, Pamplona Capital Management has agreed to acquire Parexel for about $5 billion.
Jun 20, 2017
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 17, 2017
It seems like there remains a significant supply of US middle-market companies to pursue. So will SBO continue at a heightened clip?
Feb 17, 2017
The median buyout size of a US middle-market company fell slightly to $134 million in 2016, down a mere $4 million from the prior year. Given the minuscule magnitude of the decline, it's clear that...
Feb 10, 2017
Blackstone has agreed to buy from Aon (NYSE: AON) the company's technology-enabled benefits and HR platform for $4.8 billion in the largest buyout announced so far in 2017.
Ten years ago today, Madison Dearborn Partners completed a deal that, if nothing else, surely resulted in a fragrant board room.
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