The PE energy game: Carlyle Group purchases a stake in Spanish oil giant Cepsa

The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ:CG) – market cap as of 08/04/2019: USD 6.34bn Introduction On April 8, 2019, the US PE giant Carlyle announced its decision to acquire up to 40% of the capital of the Spanish multinational Cepsa from the sovereign fund of the United Arab Emirates Mubadala for up to $4.8 bn. The transaction […]

“In God we trust, all others bring data”: Carlyle to buy Dealogic

The Carlyle Group LP; market cap (as of 7/11/2014): $9.08bn The Carlyle Group LP; AUM (as of 30/09/2014): $203bn On November 5, a consortium led by the global asset manager The Carlyle Group announced the acquisition of Dealogic, a provider of software and data platforms to investment banking industry, from its management and founders in […]

Blackstone steps into the luxury world

The Blackstone Group AUM (as of 01/03/14): $66bn (Private Equity only) Versace Market Cap (as of 01/03/14): N/A (€1bn EV) When Gianni Versace was shot and killed in 1997, the homonymous company he founded was left in the hands of his sister and relatives. Donatella, Allegra and Santo split the ownership, respectively receiving 20%, 50% […]

Piazza Affari revival: Moncler IPO

Moncler S.p.A  Market Cap (as of 30/11/13): N/A Moncler, the Italian maker of luxury down jackets, is expected to go public on the Milan Stock exchange by mid-December, after the approval received on Tuesday by Consob, the Italian stock market regulator. It aims to raise about €800mln, with an IPO price ranging from €8.75-€10.2 per […]

Thermo Fisher to pay $13.6bn for Life Technologies

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Market Cap(as of 19/04/13) : $28.7 bn Life Technologies Corp. Market Cap(as of 19/04/13): $12.6 bn Deal size: $13.6bn   On April 15th , Thermo Fisher Scientific, the second-biggest maker of life sciences equipment by market value, agreed to buy for $13.6bn  Life Technologies Corporation, a California based manufacturer of  laboratory […]