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BERLIN, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- U.S. private equity firms Cerberus and J.C. Flowers are poised to acquire the ailing German financial institution HSH Nordbank, local media reported on Friday. Business publication "manager magazine" cited an informal agreement between the investors and the state ...
"Arlington plans to combine the Company with its existing investment in Xebec, a highly specialized provider of human intelligence solutions to the Intelligence Community, which was previously acquired in September 2017," the private-equity firm said. The Chantilly, VA-based IAI also has locations in ...

The Chinese firm has bought 53.5% of the company, buying stakes previously owned by Mexico's Televisa, Torreal and Mediavideo. The deal, which gives Imagina an enterprise value of €1.9B (US$2.4B), will still see ad giant WPP own 22.5% as well as founders Taxto Benet and Jaume Roures keeping ...
City and county officials were alerted earlier this month of a pending transaction between East Texas Regional Health Systems (ETRHS) and Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) capital Partners, a Connecticut-based company that will become the financial backer of Paramedics Plus when the deal is finalized.
PricewaterhouseCoopers signed an agreement Wednesday to sell its U.S. Public Sector business to the private equity firm Veritas capital. When the deal closes, PwC's U.S. Public Sector business will be renamed and will operate as an independent company. Veritas Capital plans to retain the current ...
The Tampa Bay economy should benefit from the presence of more private equity firms, Ramonetti said. "private equity, especially in the middle market, should be focused on helping companies grow. Yes, there are stakeholders, but at the end of the day, it's to create jobs and to build companies," he said.

This alone should raise the value of American portfolio companies by 3-17%, reckons Hamilton Lane, an investment firm. Becoming a corporation therefore suddenly looks more attractive. For the largest, publicly listed private-equity firms, the main motive is valuation. Shares of partnerships are excluded ...
The company primarily does business in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but Baymark has plans to expand its footprint throughout the Sunshine state's housing market as it tries to bounce back from last year's landfall of Hurricane Irma. The number of homes sold across Florida increased 1.2 percent in 2017 from ...
Financial terms were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018, Genex Services said in a statement. Genex Services is a provider of managed care services for injured and disabled workers. Stone Point capital is a private equity firm based in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Bowmark capital, the mid-market private equity firm, is backing the buy-out of ASK4 Limited, the fast-growing internet solutions provider. ... ASK4's previous institutional investor, Darwin private equity, and is investing alongside the current management team in support of the company's continued expansion ...
Qualifications include two to three years of work experience at a PE firm, consulting company or accounting firm, preferably in an operating environment. The position is located in New York. Partners Group is looking for an investment manager, private equity integrated investments. The successful ...
A local private equity firm has invested in an out-of-state wholesale distributor of aftermarket printing supplies. ... "By partnering with CEO Bob Willmes -- a seasoned industry veteran who has made three previous successful business exits -- and the experienced management team at OTS, we are confident ...
"There's skepticism (among those firms) that there's really a lot going on in the Southeast," Mock said. "I don't think investors realize how robust the economy and companies contained within Atlanta area." Raising a fund is a challenge for a first-time firm -- whether it is venture capital, or private equity.
private equity investments in the CEE region represent less than 0.1% of total assets under management of the global PE industry. CEE, CIS, Central ... The Index ranks 125 countries by several criteria measuring their investment and business environment and attractiveness to the PE industry. As per the ...
(Kitco News) - Copper mining projects were the favorite option of private-equity deals in the mining industry in 2017, with gold projects taking a backseat amid a higher demand for electric vehicles, according to a report by U.K. law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP). The value of private-equity deals ...
Shares of renewable energy joint venture 8Point3 Energy Partners LP plunged on Tuesday, a day after a below-market price sale to a Swiss private equity firm was announced. The company was valued at more than $1.4 billion when it was formed and taken public in the summer of 2015 by Arizona-based ...
Sanofi's sale of its European generics business has moved to due diligence for several interested bidders. (Image: ... according to multiple reports, and has narrowed down the field of potential buyers to drug companies from Brazil and India, plus several private equity funds, Reuters reports, citing sources.

Last year saw a renewed push by private equity firms into government contracting as 42 out of the 102 announced deals last year had their involvement, KippsDeSanto found in ... With additional capital from H.I.G., he said the firm views NCI as the "platform from which they want to go and make more" deals.
Baum capital Partners launched a private equity fund called GKB Growth equity fund LP that will focus on investments in software companies and online service providers. Baum Capital Partners is an independent company affiliated with George K. Baum & Co. It's led by Jonathan Baum, managing partner ...
Mid-sized healthcare companies in the UK are enjoying their moment in the spotlight, according to new research, as private equity firms are jumping on ... times earnings which private equity houses paid in the third quarter of last year, according to the Mid-market index from investment firm Argos Soditic.
In moving from Latham & Watkins' private equity practice, Jennifer Perkins has gone to the one firm that last year closed more deals in that space, Kirkland ... with an exemplary reputation in the private equity space," said a statement by Jeffrey Hammes, chairman of Kirkland's global management executive ...
The architect of KKR & Co's tilts at Vocus Group and Treasury Wine Estates, Leigh Oliver, has left the private equity giant to launch his own firm - with an innovative funding approach. Oliver, who was poached from rival The Carlyle Group in 2014 and also led KKR's investment in Sundrop farms, has ...
"All the big firms are transitioning from the founders… and the chief investment officer is really key," said Colin Blaydon, Dartmouth's Tuck school of Business former dean and founder of the school's Center for private equity and Entrepreneurship, to the Post. Some of the firms on the precipice of change ...
Waste Control Specialists, which operates a low-level radioactive waste storage facility in Andrews, has been sold, according to a company press release. WCS was sold by Valhi Inc. to J.F. Lehman & Co., a middle-market private equity firm focused on the government, defense, aerospace and maritime ...
... collaborating with company management to improve business operations, invest in growth initiatives and make … acquisitions." The firm invests with a particular focus on application and infrastructure software and technology-enabled services. Thoma Bravo current manages private equity and debt funds ...
Hong KongChina plans to tighten oversight of private equity funds set up outside the country by domestic firms, including the disclosure of ... The move comes amid a crackdown by Beijing on debt-backed investments overseas, and shadow banking-linked wealth management products repackaged for ...
The recent attention by private equity firms is not unlike their flocking to buy addiction clinics during the opioid crisis. While existing centers welcome the injection of money to improve treatments, there is a concern about how firms may one day juggle what can become dueling priorities of their investors' ...
Asset gathering remains the number-one focus at private equity firms despite record fundraising. investors, in turn, are questioning how much they are shelling out in management fees to their oversubscribed general partners. private equity CFOs surveyed by EY named asset growth as their top strategic ...
... an outside strategic partner for its private equity program, said Megan White, spokeswoman for the $361.6 billion pension fund, in an email. The bidders in the RFI are AlpInvest Partners, Hamilton Lane, HarbourVest Partners, Neuberger Berman, BlackRock (BLK) and Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
... charging station from the company's website. facebook · twitter · email; Print; Save. High-tech battery maker EaglePicher Technologies in Joplin is being sold to a private equity firm. Clayton-based Vectra Co. said in a statement Tuesday that it has signed an agreement to sell its EaglePicher business to ...
After considering six potential companies - three telecommunications system operators and three private equity firms - Horizon found what it was ... notes the business will continue to be operated as a family, reiterates that the company will continue to be headquartered in Chillicothe, states that plans are ...
Calgary, Jan. 22, 2018 /CNW/ - Candre cannabis Inc. ("Candre" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed a strategic partnership with a Canadian private equity firm ("CPEF"). The partnership will collaborate to execute a strategy positioning the Company to become a producer and ...
A weekly roundup of jobs in the private equity industry - from buyout shops to venture capital funds to investment banks. ... of Vista Credit Opportunities' investment portfolio; support the loan closing and funding process; and take part in research projects and management of ongoing administrative tasks.
Adam Jones added: "I am delighted that we have been able to assist Mike and the other shareholders in the sale of their company to Synova. This deal required thorough knowledge of our clients' business and their priorities, experience in the insurance sector, and a clear understanding of private equity ...
private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg is considering a sale of Cleveland-based tire distributor Dealer Tire LLC, according to people with knowledge of the matter. ... The buyout firm, which also owns stakes in industrial companies Big Ass Solutions and Crown Paper Group Inc., later refinanced the company, ...
The year 2017 was by far the busiest in history for private-equity investment in European fintech businesses. Fourteen deals took place in 2017, with a total disclosed value of $11.73 billion, according to data provider Dealogic. The previous record, from 2014, was not even close: $3.74 billion invested in ...
"In a few cases it has broken up the firm." At other firms, the founder avoids the question and waits too long. Some only act after being forced due to illness or some other circumstance. "This causes a lot of stress on the firm" leading to executive departures, Mr. Shields said. The private equity business "is ...
There are other changes as well that will affect the buyout business. Whereas in previous years, private equity partnerships could get lower long-term capital gains tax treatment after owning a company for only one year, the new tax law requires that buyout firms hold their companies for three years before ...
The industry boom has created a perfect storm for candidate hiring, according to Jonathan Goldstein, a partner at the recruiting firm Heidrick & Struggles, where he leads the firm's private-equity practice in The Americas. Business Insider recently caught up with Goldstein to learn more about what firms are ...
"It's typically people who are new to the business world and don't understand all the options out there, the risk levels attached to them and the .... "Some private equity firms are more oriented toward control ownership, and they want to own most, if not all, of the company and put their own management team ...
investors should be on the lookout for companies whose executives get into trouble, the firm said, though it also cautioned that the options to protect ... "In this environment, there is no easy hedge; rather, investors must carefully assess company culture, risk management practices, and personnel risks.".
That mistrust is fading as companies now have a better understanding of what private equity funds do, Sugimoto said. Takao Yamakoshi, a senior fund manager at Tokio Marine Asset Management Co. in Tokyo, broadly agrees. "The aversion Japan had to funds in the past is receding," he says. "But there's ...
If there is one noticeable trend in tech funding of late, it is how much interest private equity firms are taking in software companies, particularly in Europe. ... Tech veteran turned venture capital guy Brian Caulfield warned that "if you are a company looking to raise private equity money, then you'd better have ...
The private equity firm, based in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, manages nearly $14 billion for institutions including development agencies in the United ... Mr. Naqvi told the angry investors that he saw the company as a vehicle to buy hospitals around the world, and that was why the fund needed the ...
A small cadre of money managers is amassing billions of dollars to take stakes in private equity firms, a trend that raises the question of how they plan to exit ... For example, last year Goldman Sachs sold an $800 million investment in hedge fund managers to money management holding company Affiliated ...
Private-equity firms are eager to cash out and exit the auto finance space, but there is "currently no market for such exits," according to a report in Bloomberg. More than $3 billion has been invested in non-bank auto lenders since 2010, according to Colonnade Advisors, a boutique investment bank.
In 2004, the two largest media companies were publicly traded legacy chains, Gannett and Knight Ridder. By 2014, the top two were private equity firms, Fortress/GateHouse and Digital First Media (DFM). The big chains like Gannett, McClatchy, and Cowles got overextended and made some bad business ...
The China insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) said on its website on Tuesday Qianhai Ark Assets Management, Shanghai Dingying investment management, CRI, Cindafund Investment, and PICC Yuanwang had weak compliance awareness and problematic internal management, and were ...
"We are thrilled to partner with Eduardo Salazar and the Onelink management team as they look to deliver innovative solutions to their customers," said Eduardo Salazer, CEO and Co-founder of OneLink. Onelink, which claims to handle more than 40 million customer interactions per year, provides services ...
... new value-add fund, the private-equity firm's largest fund to date. The Midtown-based firm headed by Christopher Schlank and Nicholas Bienstock raised $591 million at the final closing for its fifth fund, which already picked up a pair of Manhattan properties this year, the company announced Wednesday.


 

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