Category Archives: Private Equity

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Global equities end mixed on Fourth of July holiday

Volatility was subdued in recent trading sessions as US banks were closed for the Fourth of July holiday. The Dow 30 index closed 19.38 points up to 17,949.37 (+0.11%), the S&P 500 index was up 2.31 points to 2,101.17 (+0.11%), and the Nasdaq advanced 19.89 points to 4,862.57 (+0.41%). The S&P 500 VIX, which is […]

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Graphene Moxie

A couple of years ago, we alerted you in this space to the impending arrival of the Graphene Age. Graphene is a molecular miracle, gleaned from inexpensive graphite, with the potential to revolutionize just about every product we make and use in our everyday lives. A hexagonal honeycomb lattice of carbon atoms arranged in a […]

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How banks are helping startups grow

As the Indian startup ecosystem grows bigger, public as well as private banks are either investing or mentoring new ventures. SBI’s InCube programme is one example.  Yojana Sharma, TimesJobs.com In a bid to support startups, both the government and corporations are coming forward in a big way. This week, the Department of Industrial Policy & […]

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Individual Investors have a Major Role in Private Equity

Wall Street’s private equity firms are raising an increasing share of their capital from individual investors, according to a new report. Such firms — which raise multibillion-dollar funds to buy entire companies — have traditionally relied on public pension funds and other institutional investors for their capital. These institutions are compatible with private equity because […]

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A Memorable Private Equity Vintage

It has been more than six years since Lehman’s bankruptcy put an end to the boom years for private equity. The years leading up to the collapse were record-breaking both in terms of the total money raised by buyout firms for European deals and the money they spent. The heady prices paid for portfolio companies […]