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Private-Equity Tech Titans Face Off With New Funds

Two of the largest technology-focused private-equity firms are competing to raise money for what would be their biggest funds, ratcheting up an already heated race for buyouts in the industry......»»

Category: topSource: wsjMay 17th, 2018

Term Sheet — Thursday, May 17

On deals and dealmakers. CLASH OF THE TITANSIt's not just venture capital firms raising record amounts of capital. Private equity tech giants are also facing off with a slate of new mega-funds. Vista Equity Partners M.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneMay 17th, 2018

Main Street Banks Feel Squeezed by New Lending Rivals

Hedge funds, private-equity firms and others are elbowing into business loans. Midsize banks are being forced to rethink a business that is a key part of their revenue......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjMay 19th, 2018

Carlyle set to close new Asia fund at $6.5 billion: sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Carlyle Group is set to close its biggest-ever Asia private equity fund at $6.5 billion, people with direct knowledge of matter said, in a deal that adds to the record levels of funds seeking deals in the region......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMay 7th, 2018

Are Private Equity Firms And Hedge funds Good For Our Economy?

Vultures are ugly creat.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkApr 28th, 2018

GOLDMAN SACHS: Tech stocks face a looming risk that would make them less appealing

Facebook As the tech industry worried about regulation last week, equity analysts at Goldman Sachs highlighted.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 22nd, 2018

Preqin Quarterly Update: Private Equity & Venture Capital Q1 2018

Fundraising In Q1 2018, 180 private equity funds reached a final close, collectively securing $80bn in capital commitments (Fig. 1). Fundraising has slowed i.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkApr 20th, 2018

The Rigid Structure Of Private Equity Investment Funds Need Remodeling; Can Blockchain Help?

Private equity investment funds have made many people and.....»»

Category: futuresSource: nasdaqApr 17th, 2018

Adani Group may now look at projects under toll-operate-transfer model

Under the TOT model, the NHAI allows companies, including pension funds and private equity firms, to lease certain national highways by paying an upfront fee.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardApr 10th, 2018

Lionbridge Technologies warns of 119 layoffs

Founder and CEO Rory Cowan stepped down after private equity firm HIG Capital took the translation services tech firm private in a $360 million deal......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 9th, 2018

Blackstone to buy LaSalle Hotel for $3.7 billion - Reuters

ReutersBlackstone to buy LaSalle Hotel for $3.7 billionReuters(Reuters) - Private equity firm Blackstone Group LP said on Monday it.....»»

Category: topSource: googlenews3 hr. 12 min. ago

Report: HCA makes offer to buy Envision

Reports of Envision Healthcare’s imminent sale have been circling for months, and the latest potential buyer is close to home. On Friday, Reuters reported that Nashville-based HCA Healthcare and private equity firm KKR & Co. have made a joint offe.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournals3 hr. 42 min. ago

Microsoft makes inroads with U.S. spy agencies as tech giants face off over cloud contract

The company’s full cloud-computing service has been made available to 17 intelligence agencies for the first time......»»

Category: topSource: washpost19 hr. 42 min. ago

Long-term investors" share in equity mutual funds on the decline

Proportion of assets held for at least a year has dropped below 50 per cent.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardMay 20th, 2018

Forge First Funds April 2018 Commentary – Danger With Canadian Natural Gas

Forge First Funds commentary for the month ended April 30, 2018. April experienced more of the same volatility in equity markets that has persisted for m.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkMay 19th, 2018

Cold Spring Brewing owner acquires Carolina Beverage Group

The owner of one of Minnesota's largest breweries just got bigger.  Seattle-based private equity firm Brynwood Partners – which owns Cold Spring Brewing Co. – announced it bought Carolina Beverage Group for an undisclosed amount. It bought .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 18th, 2018

Blackstone to end its stay at Hilton after 11 years

After holding an interest in Hilton Worldwide Holdings for nearly 11 years, private equity firm Blackstone Group has decided to exit the hotel chain operator by selling its about 5.8 percent stake......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 18th, 2018

Blackstone to end its stay at Hilton after 11 years

(Reuters) - After holding an interest in Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc for nearly 11 years, private equity firm Blackstone Group LP has decided to exit the hotel chain operator by selling its about 5.8 percent stake......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMay 18th, 2018

When It Comes to Tech, Venture Capital Grows Less Venturesome

More big fundraising deals for a few already-large private tech companies means there’s less left for early-stage startups......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjMay 18th, 2018

Private equity firms bet on stock market"s fixer-uppers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Private equity firms, armed with a record $1 trillion in cash, are investing more in public companies than at any time since the financial crisis, buying those left behind in Wall Street's nine-year bull market......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMay 18th, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: Pension giant Calpers may take investing cue from Warren Buffet

The nation’s largest pension fund is considering a new strategy: setting up multibillion-dollar funds to buy and hold private companies for the long haul, replicating the approach of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 17th, 2018