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After enduring a tough and critical post-2012 election spotlight, the private equity industry has much to look forward to in 2014. Here's 5 predictions likely to contribute to a strong year of deal-making for the leveraged buyout artists.
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.
2013 M&A deal making started on a strong note with the proposed merger of US Air and American airlines in February. With this deal, American Airlines and US Air hoped to join together to create the world’s largest airline.
Private equity has traditionally shied away from investing in the mining sector, due to a lack of expertise and aversion to volatility, however recent bargains have proven too attractive to resist.
We often highlight articles that would be interesting and relevant to the Firmex community. In this article from Business Excellence, Partner and Global Head of Metals and Mining at KPMG, Rama Ayman, shares some of his personal insights into the M&A market for mining, and five...
According to a new report by international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, African inward investment has tripled in the last 10 years, reaching more than $182 billion. Deal volume has also doubled, now standing at 2,417. Britain leads the way as top investor in Africa, with 437 deals worth $30.5 billion since 2003. Other prominent investors include France (141 deals worth $30.47 billion) and China (49 deals worth $20.8 billion). Investors have become increasingly attracted to Africa as it has begun to demonstrate strong economic growth, a fast-growing middle class, greater political stability and improved government balance sheets.
As the Eagle’s Nest exploration project in Ontario’s Ring of Fire region blossomed into a potential mine, the exchange of data between the camp in the James Bay Lowlands and Noront Resources’ corporate headquarters in Toronto became overwhelming.
The reputation of the private equity industry is one that has undergone significant transformation in its relatively short history. Corporate raiders, vultures and job killers are all terms to have haunted the industry, but was this ever a fair or accurate depiction?...
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...
When it comes to mergers and acquisitions, private equity firms are in high-stakes competition with public companies to identify takeover targets. During some M&A waves, public companies dominate while in other periods private equity firms win out.