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In his new book, The Messy Marketplace: Selling Your Business in a World of Imperfect Buyers, Brent Beshore, founder and CEO of adventur.es, takes what he’s learned through years of experience buying small and midsize businesses to write the ultimate insider’s...

Softbank's recent $3 billion commitment to WeWork raises the shared workspace hawker’s valuation to around $42 billion. It’s a tech unicorn-worthy valuation, one the startups and serial entrepreneurs that have set up shop in WeWork spaces across 83 cities and 24...

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...

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...

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 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.

The issue of grueling working hours in high-pressure investment banking jobs has been a major point of conversation this past year. Many people in the industry have been asking whether this work culture is unreasonable, and whether something needs to change....
5 Leveraged Buyout Success Stories

Despite the risk and stigma attached to leveraged buyouts, they can be a big payoff for private equity firms, and be the saving grace for struggling businesses. Here's 5 leveraged buyout success stories.