Myths vs. Facts: What Do Private Equity Firms Do?

Viking Mergers

If you have ever looked into selling a business, you may have learned that there are many types of buyers and deal structures, from employee buyouts, strategic acquisitions, to private equity firms. What Do Private Equity Firms Do?

Kim Kardashian launches private equity firm

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SKKY Partners will target media and consumer sectors

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Private equity firm Thoma Bravo pulls out of Darktrace bid talks

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Shares in UK cyber security group tumble 30% on the news

Private equity firms discuss potential buyout of toy maker Mattel

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Apollo, L Catterton display preliminary interest in maker of Barbie and Hot Wheels brands

Private equity firm CVC sells TMF Group stake to its own fund

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Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund will also buy stake after market turmoil made a listing or external sale more difficult

Anaplan agrees $10.7bn sale to private equity firm Thoma Bravo

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Deal announced after enterprise software company was targeted by hedge fund-led activist campaign

The private equity firm rattled by sanctions on Russian oligarchs

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Plus, Toshiba shareholders divided at an extraordinary shareholder meeting and Everton FC’s oligarch-linked owner puts up a real estate listing

Canada Cartage Acquired By Abu Dhabi-Based Private Equity Firm

Benzinga

. One of Canada's largest transportation and logistics providers is being acquired by a United Arab Emirates state-owned investment fund. Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Capital has reached an agreement to purchase trucking and logistics company Canada Cartage in a deal announced Monday.

FirstGroup rejects £1.23bn offer from private equity firm

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Proposal ‘significantly undervalues’ bus and train operator, says board

Activist Hedge Funds: The Superhero Offspring of Private Equity Firms and Normal Hedge Funds?

Brian DeChesare

If you’re thinking about exit opportunities and can’t decide between private equity and hedge funds , activist hedge funds might be your solution. Long/short equity and credit hedge funds look for mispriced securities with potential catalysts that might change their market prices.

Can a private equity firm cut ties with its biggest investor?

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Plus, Brookfield weathers an uncertain property market and the Church of England puts its faith in bonds

Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Wilnat, Inc. (doing business as KGM) and St. Louis-based private equity firm Compass Group Equity Partners

Benchmark Report

Louis-based private equity firm Compass Group Equity Partners. Benchmark International has successfully brokered the sale of Wilnat, Inc. doing business as KGM) to St.

The New Role of Private Equity Firms

Erik A. Lopez

It wasn’t too long ago when private equity firms had the power – and ability – to do very little heavy lifting in order to enjoy a substantial growth on their return in a short period of time. More and more firms are choosing to stay involved, according to GF Data.

Private equity firms look for new ways to expand their marketing

Private Funds CFO

Business development is proving to be a key role as market activity heats up. News & Analysis fundraising

Merger Arbitrage Mondays - Nielsen Holdings To Be Taken Private By A Consortium Of Private Equity Firms

Benzinga

We added Nielsen Holdings as potential deal in the works on March 14, 2022, when The Wall Street Journal reported that, a consortium of private-equity firms including Elliott Management was in advanced talks to buy the company for about $15 billion including debt.

Investindustrial takes majority stake in luxury food retailer Eataly

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Private equity firm buys 52% of group with a €200mn investment

Thoma Bravo agrees $730mn takeover of Australia mapping company

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Acquisition of Nearmap is latest in string of tech sector deals by US private equity firm

Thoma Bravo seizes on pay issue to lower Anaplan buyout price

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Private equity firm negotiates reduction after alleging software company violated merger terms

KKR-led group launches $15bn bid for Australia’s biggest hospital company

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US private equity firm consortium makes leveraged buyout offer for Ramsay Health Care

JAB tightens grip on US pet care market with insurance deal

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European private equity firm acquires stakes in two leading insurers for $1.4bn

Toshiba shakes up board by agreeing to appoint activist-backed directors

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Private equity firm MBK joins bidding war for 146-year-old conglomerate

Democrats question Reckitt Benckiser’s plan to sell baby formula unit

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US lawmakers warn a deal with private equity firm could ‘shallow out’ market already gripped by critical shortages

UK waste management group Biffa receives takeover bid

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Proposal from private equity firm Energy Capital Partners values the company at £1.36bn

Deutsche Telekom to sell majority stake in towers business

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Consortium of Canada’s Brookfield and US private equity firm DigitalBridge to take 51% holding

PE firms bolster business development teams

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Private equity firms look for new ways to expand their marketing. News & Analysis daily

Crosslake Technologies Announces Acquisition of Cybersecurity Advisory Firm VantagePoint

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BUSINESS WIRE)--Crosslake Technologies, a top tech advisor to private equity firms, made its third acquisition with the purchase of cybersecurity advisor VantagePointCHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS

CORRECTING and REPLACING Red Arts Capital Acquires Strategic Midwest Logistics Company, Partners Warehouse

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CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chicago-based Private Equity Firm, Red Arts Capital, Acquires Strategic Midwest Logistics Company, Partners Warehouse

Red Arts Capital Acquires Strategic Midwest Logistics Company, Partners Warehouse

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CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chicago-based Private Equity Firm, Red Arts Capital, Acquires Strategic Midwest Logistics Company, Partners Warehouse

Lone Star Funds Pulls €674M Bank Of Cyprus Bid

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private equity firm Lone Star Funds on Tuesday said it will not make another bid for the Bank of Cyprus, the country's biggest bank, after it rejected three consecutive offers, including a €674 million ($648 million) bid

Linklaters Guides Biffa On £1.3B Takeover By PE Firm ECP

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private equity firm Energy Capital Partners, a drop on the previously announced purchase price because of a "weakening economic environment British waste manager Biffa said Tuesday that it has agreed to a £1.3 billion ($1.4 billion) takeover offer from U.S.

Asia Capital Real Estate (ACRE) Acquires Aven Apartments in Growing Durham, N.C. Submarket

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BUSINESS WIRE)--ACRE, a global real estate private equity firm, today announced it has acquired Aven Apartments, a multifamily property in Durham, N.C.DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS

A historic break-up brews at HSBC

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Plus, the private equity firm waging a legal battle against Sanjeev Gupta and Disney’s new PR head prepares for her biggest challenge yet

Red Arts Capital, Top Supply Chain and Logistics PE Firm, Acquires First-in-Class Contract Packaging Business

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CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Red Arts Capital, The Top Supply Chain and Logistics Private Equity Firm, Acquires First-in-Class Contract Packaging Business, Coregistics

Payments Biz ACI Divests Banking Products Biz In $100M Deal

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Payments software company ACI Worldwide said Tuesday it's divesting its corporate online banking products business to private equity firm One Equity Partners for $100 million

Darktrace Shares Tumble As Thoma Bravo Ends Offer Talks

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private equity firm Thoma Bravo said it has backed out of takeover talks with the U.K. The share price of Darktrace sank more than 30% on Thursday after U.S. cybersecurity company

Investor Sues To Halt Thoma Bravo's $2.8B Ping Identity Buy

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A Ping Identity shareholder wants to block private equity firm Thoma Bravo LP's acquisition of the cybersecurity company, saying Ping Identity's securities filings left out financial information shareholders need to vote on the pending deal

Kirkland-Led KKR Sells Rubber, Plastics Biz In $950M Deal

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Guided by Kirkland & Ellis LLP, private equity firm KKR said Tuesday it's selling Minnesota Rubber and Plastics to Swedish polymers business Trelleborg Group for $950 million

4 Firms Assist Eataly On €200M PE-Fueled Majority Investment

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Eataly has secured a €200 million ($198 million) majority investment from private equity firm Investindustrial, with the help of three U.S. and one Italian law firms, according to a joint statement Wednesday

 Zimperium to be Acquired by Liberty Strategic Capital for Approximately $525 Million to Accelerate Mission of Strengthening Mobile Security Worldwide

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DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #acquisition--Zimperium announced that private equity firm Liberty Strategic Capital will invest $525 million for a controlling stake in the company

Carlyle Must Face Chancery Suit Over Authentix Sale

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Private equity firm The Carlyle Group Inc. million sale to private equity firm Blue Water Energy LLP and three directors of authentication provider Authentix Inc.

Blackstone To Sell Remaining Butlin's Assets For £300M

Law 360 M&A

Private equity firm Blackstone Inc. and Bourne Leisure Ltd. said on Tuesday that they are selling the Butlin's seaside resorts group to a hospitality property investor, in a deal totaling £300 million ($343 million

Corsair Acquires HungerRush from The CapStreet Group

Business Wire M&A

NEW YORK & HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Corsair, a leading private equity firm targeting business services, software, and payments investments in the financial services market, today announced that it has acquired a majority stake in HungerRush™ (“HungerRush” or “the Company”), a leading cloud-based software provider for the restaurant industry, from The CapStreet Group (“CapStreet”), a Houston-based private equity firm.

Antitrust: Push to Target Director Interlocks Raises Unresolved Issues

John Jenkins

Antitrust regulators have made it clear that they intend to take a hard look at potential violations of Section 8 of the Clayton Act, which prohibits director interlocks, and that private equity firms may find themselves in the crosshairs of these actions.