Private Equity

Private Equity

Most people in the world know that Apple is something of an anomaly, having become the first company to cross the $1 trillion mark for market capitalization. Perhaps more striking, however, is its valuation: despite hefty margins and solid growth, Apple...

Global dealmaking in the first half of 2018 reached $2.5 trillion, shattering previous records for the period. Mega-deals drove the 61 percent increase of dealmaking from the same time last year, with 81 announced transactions in 2018 above the $5 billion...

World-renowned Barcelona-based business school IESE recently announced it was funneling €3 million into a seed fund to help MBA students launch startups. While there’s no question that the notion of being the next tech wunderkind is becoming more glamorous, it’s the...

There’s a misalignment going on, a void between the business fundamentals at the core of tech-enabled companies and the out-of-touch software-sized valuations they’re being emblazoned with. It’s proving a weighty thing for these tech-enabled companies to carry. In March, Shyp, the so-called...

McKinsey’s annual Private Markets Report for 2017 showed Private Equity firms that raised over $5 billion for buyout funds had grown by a stunning 93% in 2017, climbing to a total of $173.7 billion of fundraising. These so-called “megafunds” are reshaping...

When Spotify lists shares on the New York Stock Exchange next week, there won’t be much fanfare in the official sense – no raising new capital or traditional Wall Street underwriters, and definitely no roadshow (aside from the previous live-streamed “Investor...

Sequoia Capital recently announced their intentions to raise $8 billion for a new fund to invest in tech. The VC firm, most famous for its early backing of Google, is on the record as saying they need a “bigger war chest”...

In 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brought gender parity to the Canadian Cabinet. We’re not there yet in M&A and private capital, but many are trying to find the right path. In celebration of International Women’s Day, we’re highlighting the achievements...

In the world of M&A, few topics are as important or as vexing as valuation. Firmex and MergerMarket interviewed 25 mid-market M&A dealmakers in North America about the human biases and intangibles that impact how an asset is valued, and the most common valuation blunders.

We're back with another quiz designed to help you prepare for that big job interview. We've already covered brain teasers and financial modeling technical questions, and now we're looking at valuation technical questions that you get when interviewing for valuation firms,...