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Jay-Z's recent entrance in to the overly crowded streaming music wars is a reminder that celebrities sometimes invest in questionable things. It was entertaining watching Leonardo DiCaprio’s version of a manic Jordan Belfort – The Wolf of Wall Street – crawling...
Ninja Skills: How Private Equity Can Outmaneuver Strategic Buyers

How can private equity firms outmaneuver strategic buyers and get the best companies at (relatively) good prices? Here are some key suggestions.
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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.

We are seeing the rise of more structured, well-rounded startups. As someone who’s made the jump from private equity to the venture capital world, and sees a lot going on in the startup industry, here are some tips for PE shops that want to enter the startup realm.

Kids today don’t buy lottery tickets. They launch startups. The news is obsessed with the story about how Facebook just bought WhatsApp, with a mere 50 lucky employees, for $19 billion. For those who haven’t downloaded a calculator app because their...

The title of this article might lead one to conclude that this piece is about public companies. While that is true to a large extent, activist shareholders & corporate governance is a topic that applies surprisingly well to private companies where the company stock is held by multiple shareholders.

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.

To celebrate the retail madness of Black Friday, we thought it might be fun to highlight some of the biggest tech deals to ever be made. Our list of “Huge Discounts in Tech Deal History” show that it’s not only people who love a good bargain, but companies as well!

Each year, over 3,000 tech startups are financed in the US and Canada. Budding entrepreneurs know that starting a tech company can be super challenging and exciting at the same time! Unlike corporations, startups provide the opportunity to explore different roles and wear many hats. Employees of startups likely perform duties well above and beyond their traditional skill set.

Firmex is pleased to present the following 3-part series on Big Data. In this article (Part 1) we will define what Big Data is and the advantages it can offer your business. Part 2 & 3 will provide some practical advice...