- Competitor buys Bumble Bee for $1.5B December 19, 2014Lion had bought Bumble Bee, which has 1,300 employees at various locations, from the private-equity firm Centre Partners for $980 million in 2010.
- A Private Equity Firm Is Reportedly Trying To Buy American Apparel December 19, 2014(Reuters) Clothing manufacturer American Apparel has been approached by private equity firm Irving Place Capital for a possible takeover, The Wall ...
- A Private Equity Firm Is Reportedly Trying To Buy American Apparel December 19, 2014(Reuters) - Clothing manufacturer American Apparel has been approached by private equity firm Irving Place Capital for a possible takeover, The Wall ...
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- Fed Delays Volcker Rule, Giving Wall Street Another Holiday Gift December 18, 2014Thursday's move by the Fed gives banks an additional year to unwind investments in private equity firms, hedge funds and specialty securities projects ...
- Banks win more time to sell private equity stakes December 18, 2014The Federal Reserve Thursday gave banks a two-year extension of the July 2015 deadline for divesting their multi-billion-dollar stakes in private ...
- Competitor buys Bumble Bee for $1.5B December 19, 2014
Venture capital has played a big role in the development of Israel’s start-up community. Now, Israel’s private equity sector is also coming of age.
Part II of this Knowledge@Wharton podcast looks at the falling market share of PE for emerging markets, and the rising investments outside of the BRIC countries, and the increasing importance of operational improvement.
The recent successful showing for many initial public offerings (IPOs) comes largely from strong equity markets, but also from smaller tranches and the push for operational improvements.
Wharton experts predict tough days ahead for private equity investors in China as price wars for investment opportunities threaten to erode the outsized returns PE firms typically seek.
In this special report, speakers from the Wharton Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference 2014 note that weaker-than-expected economic growth may have the virtue of uncovering some diamonds in the rough for private equity and venture capital investors.
Venture capitalists face slimmer pickings and higher prices as competition to buy good late-stage companies is raising the bar.
A leading venture capital firm — First Round Capital — discovers synergy and new value when its more than 200 portfolio companies swap knowledge.
Expect more private equity money to gravitate toward large firms and also niche firms as market conditions force investors to become choosier, says Joshua Harris, co-founder of Apollo Global Management.
Slower emerging market growth may dampen private equity activity, but it is also uncovering some hidden values, say speakers at the 2014 Wharton Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference.
Industry surveys show stronger global growth, expectations for more M&A deals will likely free more private equity activity.