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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?

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The top five compliance challenges your private equity firm will face in 2023

Complysci

2022 saw the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) achieve a record fiscal year all while proposing and finalizing several new regulations, many of which impacted the private equity and private fund industry. Core compliance challenges for private equity firms in 2023.

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Kim Kardashian launches private equity firm

Financial Times M&A

SKKY Partners will target media and consumer sectors

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Private-Equity Firm Thoma Bravo Reportedly Nearing Deal To Buy Coupa Software, Outbidding Vista

Benzinga

Late Sunday, a report named private-equity firm Thoma Bravo as the frontrunner in the bidding race for the company. The private-equity firm has apparently outbid an offer from Vista Equity Partners, a technology-focused PE firm, Full story available on Benzinga.com.

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Private equity firm Thoma Bravo pulls out of Darktrace bid talks

Financial Times M&A

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

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Private equity firms discuss potential buyout of toy maker Mattel

Financial Times M&A

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

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How to Start a Private Equity Firm – and Why You Probably Shouldn’t

Brian DeChesare

If you search for “how to start a private equity firm” online, you’ll find results that range from useless to tangentially useful to occasional nuggets of real wisdom. Starting a private equity firm is a bad decision for ~95% of people who work in the finance industry.

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

Financial Times M&A

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

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The private equity firm rattled by sanctions on Russian oligarchs

Financial Times M&A

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

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

Financial Times M&A

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

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FirstGroup rejects £1.23bn offer from private equity firm

Financial Times M&A

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

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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.

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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.

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

Financial Times M&A

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Investindustrial takes majority stake in luxury food retailer Eataly

Financial Times M&A

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

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Cellnex says European towers M&A is ‘over’ as it seeks to rein in debt

Financial Times M&A

Chief executive is sceptical of private equity firms snapping up assets in the industry

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Thoma Bravo agrees $730mn takeover of Australia mapping company

Financial Times M&A

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

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Thoma Bravo seizes on pay issue to lower Anaplan buyout price

Financial Times M&A

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

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

Financial Times M&A

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

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

Financial Times M&A

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

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JAB tightens grip on US pet care market with insurance deal

Financial Times M&A

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

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Blackstone braves frigid debt financing market with $14bn Emerson unit deal

Financial Times M&A

Private equity firm teams up with sovereign wealth funds in buyout of US conglomerate’s climate tech arm

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UK waste management group Biffa receives takeover bid

Financial Times M&A

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

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

Financial Times M&A

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

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Deutsche Telekom to sell majority stake in towers business

Financial Times M&A

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

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Private Equity: Why an integrated ecosystem is a must have

Avanade

Remaining ahead of the curve and being flexible isn't always easy for private equity firms but efficient, lean & integrated technology choices can help.

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PE firms bolster business development teams

Private Funds CFO

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

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Red Arts Capital Completes Add-on Acquisition of FLEX Logistics

Business Wire M&A

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leading Supply Chain Private Equity Firm, Red Arts Capital, Completes Add-on Acquisition of FLEX Logistics

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Crosslake Technologies Announces Acquisition of Cybersecurity Advisory Firm VantagePoint

Business Wire M&A

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

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Shore Capital Partners Announces Sale of IZI Medical Products

Business Wire M&A

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shore Capital Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm, announces the sale of IZI Medical Products

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

Business Wire M&A

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

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Red Arts Capital Acquires Strategic Midwest Logistics Company, Partners Warehouse

Business Wire M&A

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

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

Business Wire M&A

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

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CFM and NXTsoft Announce Strategic Combination

Business Wire M&A

BUSINESS WIRE)--OceanSound Partners, a growth-oriented private equity firm, today announced that its portfolio company, CFM, has merged with NXTsoft. TEMPE, Ariz. BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS

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A historic break-up brews at HSBC

Financial Times M&A

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

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Finland's Caverion Backs Improved €1.2B Bain Capital Bid

Law 360 M&A

private equity firm Bain Capital over an earlier €1.1 billion offer from another investment firm, Triton Partners Finnish building technology company Caverion has said that it is backing a bid of up to €1.18 billion ($1.28 billion) led by U.S.

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Tracking diversity, equity, and inclusion data in private markets

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Institutional investors and private equity firms can implement some basic but crucial best practices to measure progress on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Insights on Private Equity & Principal Investors Institutional investors Financial Services Diversity

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PE Firm Astatine Targets £300M IPO For UK Investment Trust

Law 360 M&A

private equity firm Astatine Investment Partners plans to raise £300 million ($354 million) by floating investment trust AT85 in London, the U.K.

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Centerbridge and Bridgeport Complete $1.6 Billion Acquisition of CSI

Business Wire M&A

announced today the completion of its acquisition by private equity firms Centerbridge and Bridgeport PADUCAH, Ky.--(BUSINESS BUSINESS WIRE)--Computer Services, Inc.