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May 27, 2020
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May 26, 2020
In a limping IPO market, special-purpose acquisition companies are skipping along. The coronavirus pandemic may explain why there’s been an uptick in activity this year. [Video included]
May 24, 2020
Spotify's latest big bet on a podcast star joins a flood of mega-deals, two IPOs, another buyout lawsuit and more in our recap of the week.
May 22, 2020
May 21, 2020
Coronavirus-related concerns have led to legal battles surrounding derailed deals, and Advent International's halted acquisition of Forescout Technologies is the newest such case.
Trade organizations have pushed lawmakers to ensure portfolio companies aren’t left out of the US Treasury’s Paycheck Protection Program and the Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending Program. And lobbyists representing VC and PE interests have been willing to spend big.
May 17, 2020
Talk of a merger between Uber and Grubhub joins self-driving cars, Andreessen Horowitz deals, The Chainsmokers and more in our recap of the week.
May 15, 2020
May 14, 2020
In the age of COVID-19, it’s become more common for private equity firms to call off deals struck before the pandemic as revenue at potential targets crumbles. But sellers have begun to push back.
May 12, 2020
The pandemic is driving a growing hunger for food delivery apps.
May 10, 2020
An acceleration of the retail industry's woes joins a scooter shakeup, startup litigation, Sidewalk talk and more in our recap of the week.
May 8, 2020
In the wake of Vista's recent investment of 113.7 billion rupees (around $1.5 billion) in India's Jio Platforms, General Atlantic and Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund reportedly want in.
May 6, 2020
KKR co-CEO Henry Kravis says the first quarter was the most volatile he had seen for global markets since the financial crisis.
May 4, 2020
Ethos Capital's bid to buy control of the .org domain was blocked by ICANN, but a PE purchase could yet prevail.
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