Crushing the competition: EQT shares surge 25% in one of the most successful private equity listings of the decade

EQT AB [STO:EQT] – Market Cap as of 04/10/2019 SEK 83.58bn (USD 8.49bn) Introduction On Tuesday, September 24th 2019, the Swedish group EQT— the second largest Private Equity group in Europe — listed on the Stockholm Nasdaq in what was the biggest Private Equity listing of the past decade and one of the most successful […]

The peak of Private Equity?

Introduction The private equity industry has always had a special place in the financial world. Its competitive and dynamic nature has captivated the most talented businessmen, but what really allowed it to grow steadily over the past 40 years was the outstanding performance it granted to the investors willing to navigate the illiquid market. We […]

Looking ahead: BlackRock and KKR to buy oil pipelines in the UAE for $4bn

BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) – market cap as of 26/02/2019: $69.83 bn KKR & Co Inc Class A (NYSE: KKR) – market cap as of 26/02/2019: $18.97 bn Introduction On February 24th 2019,the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced a landmarked partnership between the national state-owned oil company and two of the world’s leading […]

Private Equity surfs the new debt wave

Private Equity Industry Overview Private equity is like home flipping, but with large corporations instead of dilapidated houses from the 1970’s. Only rather than having profits in the tens of thousands, it’s in the tens of millions. The private equity industry, pioneered in the 1970’s by the likes of KKR and Apollo, has grown to […]

Pit stop for external growth: KKR owned Calsonic Kansei acquires FCA owned Magneti Marelli

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE: FCAU) – market cap as of 31/10/2018: USD 23.978bn KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR) – market cap as of: 31/10/2018: USD 19.176bn Introduction On October 22, 2018 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. announced the sale of its automotive components unit Magneti Marelli for a price of €6.2bn to leading Japanese […]

At Long Last: Toshiba to Sell its Memory Chip Unit to a Bain-led Consortium in a $17.7bn Deal

Toshiba Corporation (TYO: 6502) – market cap as of 30/09/2017: ¥1.33 trillion Introduction On September 28, 2017, Toshiba announced an agreement with Bain Capital to sell its memory chip business for $17.7bn. It was also announced that Bain Capital will create a special purpose entity to buy Toshiba’s division, which will be called Pangea. This […]

Time for a change: What’s going on with Yahoo!

Yahoo! Inc. market cap as of 22/04/2016: $35.15bn Introduction Yahoo! Inc. is an American multinational technology company founded in 1994 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. It is well known for its Web portal, search engine Yahoo! Search and related services. Its global network counts over 3bn views per day, making it the 3rd most visited […]

A highly levered money-mover First Data to go public – “Will the offer be sexy enough for investors?”

KKR & Co. LP; Market Cap (as of 03/10/2015): $7.85bn First Data Corporation; Market Cap (as of 03/10/2015): N.A.   Introduction On October 1st, 2015 the KKR-owned payment-processing company, First Data, announced the launch of its initial public offering, aiming to raise about $3.7bn. Apart from being the biggest US listing so far this year, […]

The new behemoth in the semiconductor industry: Avago to buy Broadcom

Avago Technologies Limited (AVGO): market cap (as of 25/09/2015): $34.2bn. Broadcom Corp. (BRCM): market cap (as of 25/09/2015): $31.4bn. Introduction Following a wave of consolidation in the semiconductor industry, which culminated last March with the NPX/Freescale $11.8bn deal, on May 27, Avago Technologies Limited and Broadcom Corporation announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under […]

Consolidation tales in the semiconductor industry: NXP buys Freescale

NXP Semiconductor NV; Market Cap (as of 06/03/15): $22.7bn Freescale Semiconductor Ltd; Market Cap (as of 06/03/15): $12.3bn Introduction On March 2, NXP Semi announced it will acquire Freescale Semi in a $11.8bn transaction. Amalgamating the Eindhoven-based chip manufacturer with its American rival will create the leader in both Auto and MCU (Multi-Chip Unit) semiconductors, […]

Andrea Bonomi backed by KKR bids higher for Club Med

Club Mediterranee SA; market cap (as of 14/11/2014): €843.79m KKR & Co LP; market cap (as of 14/11/2014): $17.94bn KKR & Co LP; AUM: $102.3bn On November 11, Italian tycoon Andrea Bonomi, made a new bid for a controlling stake in the French tourism operator chain Club Méditerranée (Club Med). The new cash offer proposed […]

Babcock to buy Avincis for £920 million

Babcock International plc. Market Cap (as of 28/03/14): £4.61bn Avincis Group Market Cap (as of 28/03/14): N/A On March 27, 2014 Babcock International, leading engineering support services, announced its acquisition of 100% of Avincis Group shares, a worldwide aerial services provider, for £920mm (about €1.1bn), funded through a £1.1bn rights issue. Babcock Int’l is the […]

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% […]

UK Pet Care Market on the exchange

Pets at Home Group Plc Market Cap (as of 21/02/2014): N/A KKR & Co. LP Market Cap (as of 21/02/2014): $16.683bn On February 19th Pets at Home Group Plc, the UK’s largest specialist retailer of pet products, announced its intention to float on the main market of the London Stock Exchange with primary shares. In […]

KKR to acquire Acco and Crosby for US$1bn

KKR & Co. LP (Assets Under Management: US$83.5bn as of June 30th 2013) Melrose PLC (Market Cap: US$5.95bn as of October 10th 2013) On October 10th KKR & Co. L.P. announced the acquisition of The Crosby Group and Acco Material Handling Solutions from Melrose Industries PLC in a deal valued at US$1.01bn. Melrose, a London-based […]

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