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...House, according to a survey conducted by the IVC Research Center published Monday. “2010 saw significant growth in private- equity transactions, reflecting increased confidence in the Israeli economy,” said Rick Mann, managing partner of Gross, Kleinhendler,...
...well as mezzanine financing. With offices in Paris, Frankfurt, New York, Singapore, Milan, London, Zurich and Vienna, AXA Private Equity supports the development and long-term growth of its portfolio companies with sustainable growth strategies and by granting...
...equity investments, and other corporate financing); buyout transaction volume; fundraising; and the dollar value of private equity exits (portfolio company IPOs or sales to corporations or other investors). The Index measures 100 when all four components...
...showed positive returns across the three-year period, reporting respective gains of 7.6 per cent and 0.6 per cent. “Private equity investments provide diversity within the pension funds’ investment portfolios, and have the potential to yield high returns,”...
...39 of them have filed for IPOs in the United States, including some of the most high-profile leveraged buy-outs from private equity’s heyday. HCA, a health-care company that a group of private-equity firms bought for nearly $33 billion in 2006, is expected...
...is invested in private equity. The state plans to lower that amount to 12-20 percent. KKR is arguably the most prominent private equity firm on Wall Street. Formerly known as Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., the firm has $55.5 billion in assets under management,...
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New Zealand HeraldPrivate equity investments show encouraging recoveryNew Zealand HeraldPrivate equity investment was worth $170 million in the first half of the year, the highest level of activity since the global financial ...Private equity investment bounces back3News NZall 2 news articles »
Private Equity to Play a Prominent Role in European M&A, Pyramid FindsPR Newswire (press release)2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Best-in-class private equity firms will thrive due to ample buying opportunities available in the European marketplace, ...and more »
Endeavor and Capital Trust Complete $50M Private Equity MergerMarketWatch (press release)Endeavor Capital is primarily a short term, real estate bridge lender, which funds private commercial real estate loans. Endeavor Capital can typically ...and more »
Spencer Pharmaceutical Receives Letter of InterestMarketWatch (press release)According to the letter of interest, the private equity fund has requested its identity be kept confidential until further discussion and due-diligence is ...and more »
Merrill DataSite Survey Indicates High Expectations for Private Equity ...PR Newswire (press release)The data revealed that almost half (48 percent) of those polled believe, as it relates to private equity transactions, that there will be an uptick of 10 ...and more »
Bizjournals.comBoston private equity firm buys majority stake in Tech Valley CommunicationsBizjournals.comA Boston private equity firm has bought a majority stake in Tech Valley Communications. Riverside Partners had no investment in the Albany company before ...Tech Valley set to growAlbany Times Unionall 2 news articles »
InternetbitsDEALS TV: Private equity floaters?|Christmas DealsElectronic Tech NewsThe hottest Christmas Deals sales are right here! and this holiday season you are in store for some bargains that will make you scream! ...Private equity prepares for asset sales: report|Christmas SalesElectronic Tech Newsall 1,330 news articles »
Telegraph.co.ukPrivate Equity Steps on the GasWall Street Journal (blog)Private-equity barons defend their model by claiming they have a long-term outlook. When it comes to oil and gas, this might actually be ...Oaktree, Ares back $4.36bn management-led EXCO buy-out proposalAltAssetsDeal Profile: Exco CEO Bids for FirmWall Street Journal (blog)Exco CEO plans $4.4 bil buyoutInvestor's Business DailyFinancial Times -MarketWatch -Comtex Smartrendall 255 news articles »
Financial NewsPrivate Equity Firms Reap Big Fees, Report SaysNew York Times (blog)A new report suggesting partners at the world's top private equity funds have reaped more than $10 billion in management fees over the last 15 years ...Buyout firms 'cash in' on management feesFinancial NewsTop 10 buyout firms pocket $15bn in revenuesFinancial Newsall 4 news articles »
Private equity-backed BankUnited files for $300m IPOAltAssetsPrivate equity-owned savings and loan group BankUnited has filed for an IPO to raise up to $300m in a test of investor appetite for banks bailed out by ...BankUnited Seeks $300 Million in IPONew York Times (blog)BankUnited To Raise $300M In IPOEmii.comBankUnited's IPO likely to attract investorsMarketplaceMiamiHerald.comall 9 news articles »
Matt Baker, Editor of Transforming Management at Manchester Business School speaks to Rick Carlisle on fiscal stimulus, private equity and regional regeneration. www.tm.mbs.ac.uk
In Chapter 19 of 20, hyperlocal entrepreneur Dan Street transitions from management consulting at Bain & Co to turnaround operations management at private equity firm Kohlberg, Kravis, & Roberts (KKR). Street learns how to find the right answer planning strategy at Bain. He applies this at KKR and builds upon it, learning not only the right answer but going through the experience of actually implementing it. View more at www.captureyourflag.com
Earthtimes (press release)KKR, Bain File $1.15 Billion IPO for Semiconductor Maker NXPBusinessWeekPrivate-equity firms are turning to IPOs to unload some of their $547 billion in investments after dealmaking ground to a halt during the credit crisis and ...NXP Semiconductors Files To Sell $1.15B In IPOWall Street JournalIt's official: NXP files IPOEETimes.comKKR, Bain's NXP files for $1.15 bln IPOReutersall 28 news articles »
Avolon stake sold to private equityFinancial TimesIrish financier Domhnal Slattery has agreed to sell a joint stake in his aviation leasing start-up, Avolon, to three private equity ...Equity groups to pay more than €370m for joint control of AvolonIrish Independentall 2 news articles »
The Week In Private Equity: Duck And CoverWall Street Journal (blog)While private equity had nowhere near as bad a time as, say, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. or this Russian tractor driver this week, the industry certainly won't ...
PTC India, Ashmore form private equity JVIndian Express... joint venture with the UK-based investment management firm Ashmore Group to form a private equity fund, which is likely to be finalised later this year. ...PTC's private equity fund by SeptBusiness Standardall 10 news articles »
Providence among bidders for Kroll: sourcesReutersUL and Apax, as private equity deals heat up again, sources familiar with the matter said. Kroll, put up for sale by the No. 2 global insurance broker Marsh ...and more »
ReutersQuadrangle Planning Third Private Equity FundFINalternativesNew York-based Quadrangle plans to raise a new private equity fund, Reuters reports. The firm had earlier shelved plans to raise its third fund, ...SEC, NY AG settle with private equity firm over kickback schemeInvestment ExecutiveUnderstanding ChoochGate: New York's Slushy Pension Fund FiestaThe AwlQuadrangle deal revives plans for new fund-sourceReutersPolitico -Washington Post -BusinessWeekall 435 news articles »
Private Equity Returning to Financial Services IndustrySeeking Alpha (blog)The Financial Services industry has been getting increased attention from the private equity industry as the credit crisis eases and the financial sector's ...Where Venture Capital's Money Came From In 2009Wall Street Journal (blog)Venture Capital Gains Against Private Sector SlumpInternet Financial News (blog)all 3 news articles »
Los Angeles TimesLA's 'job czar' boasts a broad portfolio at City HallLos Angeles TimesHe traveled the globe, helped launch a lucrative private equity firm and was wealthy enough to buy the Pacific Palisades estate that Tom Cruise and Nicole ...and more »
Bobsguide (press release)How Morgan Stanley lost $5.5B in commercial real estateThe Real Deal New York (blog)After yesterday's news that a Morgan Stanley private equity fund would lose $5.4 billion of the $8.8 billion it had invested in commercial real estate, ...Morgan Stanley property fund faces record lossTelegraph.co.ukMorgan Stanley warns of property fund lossesFinancial TimesProperty Loss Pounds Morgan StanleyWall Street JournalFavStocks (blog) -The Australian -TheStreet.comall 101 news articles »
Congress May Double Taxes on Private Equity Firms in Search for New RevenuesMoney MorningManagers at typical private-equity firms and hedge funds get paid a fee equal to about 2% of assets they manage, plus 20% of the fund's profits. ...and more »
...key players made the announcement on Saturday during the opening of the four-day "Outlook Saudi Arabia - Investment and Private Equity Summit" under way at the Al-Faisaliah Hotel here with Saud Al-Malaq, director general of the Organizations' Affairs and Regional...
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...cash to cover interest payments and show adequate coverage ratios. Moreover, there is evidence that stakeholders in private equity backed deals are proactive in helping their portfolio companies deal better and more timely with trading and/or financing difficulties,...
(March,30,2010)Every week Max Keiser looks at all the scandal behind the financial news headlines. www.TorontoTruth.com This week Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert look at the scandals of Brown's bottom, the worst economic judgment of all time and Bono's private equity, "the worst investor in America." Max chats to Brits in Trafalgar Square and also talks to Mark Schapiro, author of the Harper's article, "Conning the Climate Inside the Carbon Trading Shell Game".
Thunderbird Professor Lena Booth says March 18, 2010, that financial engineering is no longer the path to prosperity in private equity.
The LBO Financial Modelling course will allow the user to build a full LBO model from scratch, using our unique step-by-step excel model, in the same way that a Private Equity professional would do on the job. Whether you are a student interested in entering the Private Equity market, or a professional looking to improve your financial modelling skills, look no further. This is the course that will boost your profile! We cover all the principles of financial modelling, as well as detailed explanations of what is involved in an LBO, and how to approach the spreadsheet. Our course is 100% focused on excel, and it has been developed by a team of highly experienced financial modellers from Private Equity and Corporate Finance backgrounds. The course is delivered with a set of videos that complement an excel model, which means that you can work anywhere, any time and at your own pace. We will also give you 6 months access to an experienced financial modeller who will be able to answer any questions related to the model. Course Contents Chapter 1-Principles of Financial Modelling Chapter 2-What is an LBO? Chapter 3-Operating Model and EBITDA Chapter 4-Revenues and Cost of Goods Sold Chapter 5-Other Operating Expenses Chapter 6-Depreciation Chapter 7-Other Current Assets Chapter 8- Financial Model - Sources and Uses of Cash Chapter 9-Senior Debt Chapter 10-Mezzanine Debt Chapter 11-Shareholder Loan Chapter 12-Revolver and Waterfall Chapter 13-Equity Chapter 14-Exit Event and LBO ...
Blackstone Group to reopen German office - WSJReutersFeb 11 (Reuters) - US private equity firm Blackstone Group (BX.N) will reopen its office in Germany this fall, thereby gaining a foothold in Europe Union's ...Blackstone Plans Return to GermanyWall Street JournalBlackstone bolsters German team to take advantage of opportunitiesAltAssetsBlackstone/GermanyFinancial News (subscription)all 49 news articles »
Bocom Unit Seeks $500 Million for China Private-Equity FundBusinessWeekThe Chinese government is building its own private-equity industry and China-focused funds have acquired stakes in companies ranging from a crane maker to a ...BoCom targets $500 mln China private equity fundReutersBoCom eyes $500m private equity fundFinancial TimesChinese bank to raise $500m for private equity fundAltAssetsChina Economic Reviewall 20 news articles »
Tnooz (blog)Blackstone IPO Pipeline ClogsWall Street Journal"At least for private equity, the worst is behind the industry." He said the IPO sales, which would come over a 12-to-18-month period, would be made at an ...Travelport scraps London IPO, a blow to BlackstoneReutersBlackstone-backed Travelport pulls IPO; becomes second large private equity ...Renaissance CapitalTravelport float pulled at eleventh hour over discountTelegraph.co.ukFinancial Times -Times Online -Tnooz (blog)all 42 news articles »
Carlyle sees Volcker impact on banks PE assetsReutersBERLIN (Reuters) - Large banks will likely pare back their private equity-related operations in anticipation of the so-called "Volcker rule," despite it ...and more »
Denmark's TDC Finalizing Adviser Lineup for IPO - SourcesWall Street JournalIn contrast with some recent planned floats, in which interest from trade or private equity bidders has emerged late on, a stock offering is considered the ...and more »
Private Equity Hub (press release)Five Bids For Kabel Deutschland Sale - SourcesWall Street JournalDUESSELDORF (Dow Jones)--Six private equity firms are interested in Germany's biggest cable network provider Kabel Deutschland, placing five bids for a EUR5 ...KDG attracts the attention of private equity trioTeleGeographyBuy-out groups eye German cableFinancial TimesVodafone will not bid for KDG, leaves PVE circlingReutersFinancier Worldwide -BusinessWeek -Private Equity Newsall 49 news articles »
New York Times (blog)Private Equity's Tough Fundraising TestNew York Times (blog)Rhea Wessel for The New York Times Guy Hands of Terra Firma (left) and David Rubenstein of the Carlyle Group warn private equity colleagues that their ...Terra Firma's Hands Sidesteps EMI Talk at Berlin SpeechWall Street JournalGuy Hands calls for patience but fails to mention EMITelegraph.co.ukTerra Firma says IPOs tough; returns, deals lowerReutersBusinessWeek -Foundation Endowment -AltAssetsall 25 news articles »
AMG Buys Private Equity Fund Mgr Pantheon For $775MWall Street JournalBy Marietta Cauchi and Margot Patrick Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES Affiliated Managers Group Inc. (AMG) said Wednesday it has agreed to buy UK private equity ...AMG Announces Acquisition of Private Equity Fund-of-Funds Manager PantheonMarketWatch (press release)AMG buying Pantheon for $775mBoston GlobeAMG Pays Hefty Price to Enter Private EquityFinancial-Planning.comFINalternatives -BusinessWeek -Reutersall 84 news articles »
Fiat Termini plant attracts private equity - paperReutersMILAN, Feb 9 (Reuters) - An Italian private equity manager has proposed building electric cars at the Sicilian factory that Fiat (FIA.MI) plans to shut, ...Electric car plant lined up for Fiat's Sicily siteFinancial TimesItalian PE firm plans to make Fiat factory electricAltAssetsITALY: EV proposal for Termini Imeresejust-auto.com (subscription)all 23 news articles »
ReutersPrivate-Equity Firm Acquired Plant in 2008Wall Street JournalThe private-equity firm that owns the Connecticut natural-gas power plant rocked by an explosion Sunday said it was cooperating with ...Five dead in private equity power plant disasterAltAssetsIll-fated Conn. power plant owned by PE fundInvestmentNewsThe 411 on the Kleen Power Plant and its PE InvestorWall Street Journal (blog)Financier Worldwide -World Socialist Web Site -TheDay.comall 4,357 news articles »
...stock market, then ETFs such as the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE:SPY) could be a good addition to your portfolio in lieu of private equity firms. Watching The Buyout Artists KKR (NYSE:KFN) and The Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX) are some of the largest private equity...
...industry, as well as the proposals under consideration in South Korea and India. The outcome could help determine whether private equity plays an active role in the region's development or watches from the sidelines. Write to Ellen Sheng at firstname.lastname@example.org...
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...equity IPO? Private equity going public?! I still haven't heard a VALID reason why a private equity firm would need to IPO but will be short selling any that do. If an investment firm wants to keep and lure talent, it is better to stay private. Carried interest...
David Carey on the future of private-equity
Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts' long-awaited debut as a publicly traded firm is reviving the debate over whether private equity can please two masters.
Pension funds, endowments, and wealthy families made KKR's founders and their buyout brethren
...the scope for private equity investments and the numerous opportunities for growth. He explained to the participants how a private equity firm operated its criterion for investment, the due diligence process, documentation and other basic tenets and procedures...
...firms that are not transparent * Will turn down firms that do not acceed to fee demands * Europe, Asia investors view private equity less favourably LONDON, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Private equity investors have lost faith in buyout houses and will refuse to back...