Private Equity

Enterprise Blockchain Solutions & Services

What is blockchain?<p>Blockchain is a shared, immutable ledger for recording the history of transactions. It fosters a new generation of transactional …


Private-Equity Firm Silver Lake Offers to Invest $500 Million in iHeartMedia

Radio broadcaster’s largest creditors haven't accepted the proposal<p>Private-equity firm Silver Lake has reached out to iHeartMedia Inc. and its largest creditor group with an offer to invest about $500 million in the radio station operator, according to people familiar with the matter.<p>iHeartMedia’s …

Venture Capital

EU Fines Google a Record $5 Billion; Facebook Grilled By Lawmakers

By Lara O'Reilly<p><b>Good morning.</b> Got milk? I’m of course referring to the iconic ad launched by the California Milk Processing Board in the ‘90s that grew into a long-running campaign featuring stars from Britney Spears to the Cookie Monster.<p>But, as Adweek reports, milk now doesn’t have the stature it …

Google Search

Can Economists and Humanists Ever Be Friends?

One discipline reduces behavior to elegantly simple rules; the other wallows in our full, complex particularity. What can they learn from each other?<p>What are you doing? I don’t mean what are you doing with your life, or in general, but what are you doing right now? The answer, in one respect, is …

Cost-benefit Analysis

Toys R Us workers press investors for hardship fund | Financial Times

Toys R Us workers who lost their jobs when the heavily indebted retailer collapsed are talking to two buyout firms about a possible hardship fund — …

Toys "R" Us

The Morning Risk Report: Investors Cozy Up to Compliance Opportunities

By<p>Ben DiPietro<p>Ben DiPietro<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p><i>Readers can subscribe to The Morning Risk Report here:</i> <i></i><i>. Follow us on Twitter at @WSJRisk.</i><p>Good morning. Companies that handle financial crime and compliance increasingly are on the radar of venture …

Dow Jones

Africa seeks partnerships to fill $170billion infrastructure gap

African economies are increasingly developing infrastructure to spur economic development and improve livelihood for people. But with over …

Emerging Markets

Carlyle’s David Rubenstein on why Republicans just might win the mid-terms

David Rubenstein hasn’t worked in politics since the Carter administration but he’s still a creature of Washington. Speaking at CNBC’s Delivering Alpha investor conference in New York, the co-founder of the DC-based private-equity firm The Carlyle Group gave a rundown of what to expect from US …


Hedge Fund York Capital Joins Race for Abraaj Assets

York Capital Management, the hedge fund run by Jamie Dinan, is the latest party to join the race to buy the asset-management platform of embattled …

Venture Capital

Samsung's largest mobile phone factory won't solve India's manufacturing woes

<b>Samsung’s shiny new plant in Noida is more exception than norm as India’s manufacturing shrinks to 15% of GDP.</b><p>Despite a sleek marketing campaign, the …

India News

Morgan Stanley M&A Prowess to Remain Strong; Google Dealt Another EU Fine--ICYMI

The banks remained in focus as Morgan Stanley (MS) reported earnings that showed the bank benefiting from increased trading revenue and tax benefits. …

Morgan Stanley

EIB cannot do business with Iran, bank chief warns

The European Investment Bank (EIB) would risk its model business if it invested in Iran, because of the sanctions the US reinstated after its …

Iran Nuclear Deal

Australian labour market – stronger employment growth but still uncertain

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released the latest – Labour Force, Australia, June 2018 – today which show that the Australian labour market …


Wealth management firm Diversified Trust raises over $155 mln for sixth PE fund

<b>Diversified Trust</b>, a wealth management firm, has closed its sixth private equity fund at over $155 million, beating its $150 million target. The …


Nature for People, Planet, Prosperity and Peace

<i>Development needs to do more in managing and investing in natural resources</i><p>New York, July 18 — The loss of biodiversity and the collapse of …


Ex-Trump Aide Gribbin Joins Infrastructure Investor Stonepeak

The architect of President Donald Trump’s infrastructure initiative is taking a senior post at investment firm Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, …

Donald Trump

Insight Venture Partners Raises $6.3 Billion for 10th Fund

Technology investor Insight Venture Partners has collected $6.3 billion for its 10th fund, the firm’s largest investment vehicle to date, as it backs everything from startups to larger public-to-private deals.<p>The new pool of capital underscores the firm’s busy year so far, with three initial public …

Venture Capital

Ohio lags in innovation. Chamber-backed report suggests solutions.

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- If Ohio wants to have a shot at competing in an increasingly tech- and data-driven economy - for companies, jobs and talent - the …


Throughout Middle East, the Web Is Being Walled Off

Authoritarian governments are turning to more widely available technologies to set up sophisticated systems to block websites and monitor traffic<p>CAIRO—In Egypt, the websites of the Huffington Post and Human Rights Watch aren’t available to most internet users. The Turkish government blocks more …


Private equity firm Cabot Square exits small business funder LDF in £150m deal

UK private equity company Cabot Square has completed its £150m sale of small business funder LDF to US alternative investment giant White Oak Global …

Business (UK)

So you own a small agency: Here's what to know about selling -- and buying

Thinking of selling your ad agency? Agency boss Ahmad Islam has a warning: "It's all heart emojis up until the day the deal closes. Then it gets …


TPG, Hellman & Friedman join private-equity firms raising fees: Bloomberg

TPG and Hellman & Friedman are increasing management fees on new, and bigger, funds they're looking to raise, Bloomberg reports, citing investor …


BRIEF-Standard Chartered Private Equity To Buy Naspers' Stake In India's TBO Group

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Whatever Happened to Trump’s Infrastructure Boom?

St. Louis’s Lambert International Airport traces its history back to aviation’s beginnings. The man it’s named after–Albert Bond Lambert–learned to …

Smart Cities

International investors buy majority stake in Turkish packaging company -Turkven

ISTANBUL, July 18 (Reuters) - Turkish private equity company Turkven said on Wednesday that international investors it represents have bought A majority stake in the Turkish packaging company, Elif Holding.<p>An earlier posting on the competition authority’s website said that Alpha Flexibles BV had …


Enterprise Planning Offshore Texas Crude Oil Export Terminal Capable of Fully Loading VLCCs

Houston-based Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE: EPD) is planning to develop an offshore crude oil export terminal off the Texas Gulf Coast …


Equity appoints director for its subsidiaries

Equity Group has tapped long-serving manager Mary Wangari Wamae as its new group executive director overseeing the business' subsidiaries.

Legal Services

Compliance-Focused Firms Draw Investor Dollars

Private-equity and venture funds buy into firms that offer improved ways to sift through money-laundering and due-diligence data<p>Sign in or subscribe for access to peerless insight & analysis, curated data & interactives, and networking events.

Venture Capital

Private equity investment in marcomms M&A doubles in 2018

Private equity investment in marcomms M&As doubled year-on-year in the first half of 2018.<p>Findings from Results International claimed there were 89 …


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