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In the last few months there has been a trend towards venture capital firms raising money for “growth funds,” which are focused on much-later-stage deals. In other words, they’re going into private equity’s turf.

From an early age, Warren Buffett was destined for success. However, it didn't come without a few hard lessons. Firmex brings together a collection of Warren Buffett's greatest hits & misses.

Donald Sterling has repeatedly stated that the LA Clippers are not for sale. No one is listening to him anymore. With the unprecedented sanction of Sterling a near certainty at this point, the LA Clippers have become a jump ball. A...
Vladimir Putin

Sochi's spectacular Winter Olympics is now all but over, but was it worth the $52 billion price tag?  We take a closer look at the extraordinary costs associated with the event, where the money came from, and who benefited the most. The...

In Peter Fuhrman's nearly-twenty years in and around the PE and VC industry in the US, Europe and Asia, he's never seen anything quite like what happens in China.

Historically, national oil companies (NOCs) teamed up with international oil companies (IOCs), offering them production sharing in exchange for technological expertise. But China's national oil companies have a new approach, one that sees them fiercely competing on the global oil and gas stage.

As Senate leaders from both parties are indicating that deal is near to end the partial government shutdown, we take a brief look at what a potential default could mean for M&A and the world economy at large.

With ILTA just around the corner, Jeffrey Brandt offers some practical advice on how to make your legal IT budget stretch a little further this year.  All law firms are looking to better manage costs, and to many firms that has...

Despite relatively robust metal prices, 2012 was an extraordinarily challenging year for the mining industry. Acquisitions completed under a pressure to grow came back to haunt many of the senior producers as capital and operating costs escalated, while juniors were undone by...

Global M&A activity in 2012 was by all accounts well below that of 2011. Thomson Reuters reports a double digit drop in deal flow and a corresponding decrease in M&A fees. A significant part of weakness can be attributed to the European...