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Arena Investors’ big success targeting post-Covid disclotations pays off as firm surges to almost $1bn for new fund close

Arena Investors has scored another huge fundraising success by collecting almost $1bn for the final close of its latest opportunities fund targeting dislocations caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The post Arena Investors’ big success targeting

Stakeholder Capitalism in the Time of Covid

Posted by Lucian Bebchuk (Harvard Law School), Kobi Kastiel (Tel Aviv University), and Roberto Tallarita (Harvard Law School), on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 Editor's Note: Lucian Bebchuk is the James Barr Ames Professor of Law,

Platinum seals quick exit of PCI after Singapore Covid-19 wearable contact tracing success

Platinum Equity has scored a quick exit of Singapore electronics manufacturer PCI to trade buyer Celestica for $306m, just a couple of years after picking up the business. The post Platinum seals quick exit of

The four trends that drive private market investments to 2030 – COVID-19, ESG, AI and Brexit

With the private market off to a turbulent start in 2020, Swiss banking group REYL has highlighted COVID-19, ESG, AI and Brexit as the four investment trends in private markets to 2030 in its latest

European private equity seals powerful rebound from Covid shock

The European private equity industry has rebounded strongly in the last 12 months following the initial shock of Covid-19-induced lockdowns, new data suggests. The post European private equity seals powerful rebound from Covid shock first

Navis Capital exits Amazon Papyrus to Longreach Group after strong Covid performance, source puts EV at about $200m

Singapore headquartered Navis Capital has sold its controlling interest in specialty chemical provider Amazon Papyrus to fellow buyout firm Longreach Group after sailing through the Covid-19 pandemic with strong performance.  The post Navis Capital exits

Delaware Court Orders Up Prevention Doctrine to Require Reluctant Buyer to Close

Posted by Matthew Salerno, Mark McDonald, and Jim Langston, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, on Thursday, May 27, 2021 Editor's Note: Matthew Salerno, Mark McDonald, and James Langston are partners at Cleary Gottlieb Steen

Energizing the M&A Market Post-Crisis

Posted by Jennifer F. Fitchen and Brent M. Steele, Sidley Austin LLP, on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 Editor's Note: Jennifer F. Fitchen and Brent M. Steele are partners at Sidley Austin LLP. Related research from

Private Equity – Year in Review and 2021 Outlook

Posted by Andrew J. Nussbaum, Steven A. Cohen, and Katherine L. Chasmar, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, on Saturday, February 6, 2021 Editor's Note: Andrew J. Nussbaum and Steven A. Cohen are partners, and Katherine

European VC brushed aside Covid chaos to score record dealmaking, fundraising totals in 2020

The European venture capital industry scored a remarkable victory in 2020 by setting new annual records for deal value and fundraising despite the volatility caused by the coronavirus crisis, new research shows.

Spanish private equity, venture capital continued breaking records last year despite Covid-19 crisis

Spanish private equity and venture capital dealmaking had record-breaking years in 2020 despite the global impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, new research shows.

European private equity still facing challenges despite strong fight against 2020’s uncertainty

European private equity dealflow has held up remarkably well amid the huge uncertainty caused by Covid-19 and the UK's impending exit from the EU - but big challenges remain according to new research from Mercer.

Discover the sectors surviving Covid-19’s private equity buy-and-build slump

Private equity buy-and-build activity has suffered a heavy blow through the coronavirus pandemic, with activity dropping to a five-year low according to new data from Silverfleet Capital.

Sidetrade to back Hyman Capital’s private equity partners

From: FinTech Global FinTech Sidetrade has teamed up with merchant bank Hyman Capital help private equity clients adjust to Covid-19. The deal will see Sidtrade help the investment firm to assist its clients and private

Private Equity and COVID-19

Posted by Paul A. Gompers (Harvard Business School), Steven N. Kaplan (University of Chicago), and Vladimir Mukharlyamov (Georgetown University), on Monday, October 19, 2020 Editor's Note: Paul A. Gompers is Eugene Holman Professor of Business

Quantum Energy Partners said to eye $5bn fundraise despite ‘unparalleled decline’ in oil, gas markets

Quantum Energy Partners is reportedly eyeing up to $5bn for its latest oil and gas-focused fundraise despite an unparalleled decline in the industry through the Covid-19 crisis.

ESMA report says financial markets remain “fragile” because of Covid-19

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has issued a new report on the impact of the pandemic, warning that the environment “remains fragile.” ESMA’s second Trends, Risks and Vulnerabilities (TRV) Report of 2020 analyses

Venture Capitalists and COVID-19

Posted by Will Gornall (University of British Columbia), on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 Editor's Note: Will Gornall is Assistant Professor of Finance at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. This post

Private equity firms are renewing their M&A activity after Covid-19 put the breaks on the deals in H1

Even though M&A activity is far below those seen before the coronavirus outbreak, it seems as if private equity firms are renewing their interest in deals, according to research from Bain & Company. The management

Private equity could be one of the winners of Covid-19

Private equity firms could end up coming out on top of the coronavirus pandemic as they gear up to take advantage of market uncertainty caused by the crisis, new research from alternative investment manager Hamilton

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