Private Equity

Tiger Global chieftain Scott Shleifer transitions to advisory role after wild ride

Tiger Global Management is going through a major management change. Per a message from founder Chase Coleman sent this afternoon to investors of the 22-year-old venture- and hedge-fund outfit and obta

LeapFrog’s new fund to double down on financial and healthcare sectors in Africa and Asia

LeapFrog Investments, a private equity firm that is keen on the financial and healthcare sectors, plans to raise $1 billion for a new fund targeting businesses in “global growth markets,” includin

Why PE firm Alitheia is banking on women in Africa

African women-founders find it incredibly hard to raise capital from private markets, and even banks, a gap that “gender-lens” funds like Alitheia IDF exist to bridge. Alitheia IDF was co-founded

AI company Hypergiant Industries snapped up by PE firm Trive Capital

Private equity firm Trive Capital has acquired Hypergiant Industries in a deal that will furnish the Texas-based AI company with capital to “build even faster,” Hypergiant CEO Mike Betzer told Tec

SUSE goes private again

SUSE, the German Linux vendor and acquirer of enterprise tools like Rancher and NeuVector, has had its fair share of owners since it was founded in 1992. There was Novell, which acquired it in 2003. T

New Relic’s sale tells us much about the value of middling growth today

It appears single-digit revenue multiples are all that's within reach of unprofitable tech companies with growth rates in the low double-digits.

AngelList expands into private equity with acquisition of fintech startup Nova

AngelList, an organization that started out by teaming up founders with early-stage investors, is expanding into the private equity space. And it’s acquired a Y Combinator-backed fintech startup in

Gamified e-learning platform Kahoot gets $1.7B acquisition offer from Goldman Sachs, Lego and more

Big moves ahead for Kahoot, the Oslo startup that’s built a popular platform for users to create, share and play education-focused “games”, played by billions of students and adults

Tales of ESG’s death have been greatly exaggerated

Corporate executives might be making a lot of noise about ESG, but when it comes to investors, sustainability concerns appear here to stay.

Going private: A guide to PE tech acquisitions

Signs point to robust PE buyout activity in 2023 supported by lower market volatility, falling valuations, a more stable interest rate environment and large pools of available capital.

A new kind of PE fund plans to roll up German startups into potential unicorns and bigger exits

European startups have always suffered from the perennial startup problem: how to exit? However, in Europe the problem has always been particularly acute. How many large European industrial or corpora

3 ways PE firms can ensure relevant due diligence for M&A targets ahead of a recession

It's critical for due diligence providers to analyze a company's business segments and product lines to identify the range of its exposure to potential issues.

Private equity dominated the top 10 enterprise M&A deals in 2022

It was a funny year in enterprise tech M&A, one in which the majority of activity came from private equity firms: As tech stock values plunged throughout the year, these companies went bargain hun

Private equity could be gearing up to shop for vulnerable tech companies

Given that private equity has been rich for some time, and tech valuations didn't collapse overnight, why haven't we seen more Coupa-esque deals in recent quarters? Because capitulation takes time.

Thoma Bravo adds record $32B in new capital to fuel buyout funds

There has been widespread speculation that investors are sitting on substantial amounts of money for investing in startups and for acquisitions, depending on the firm’s goals. Today, private equ

Investors sound the alarm about possible private equity tech deals

Coupa's investors worry that its current value doesn’t reflect a possible lucrative future. Are they right?

Thoma Bravo buys third identity company this year with $2.3B ForgeRock acquisition

Thoma Bravo knows what it likes, and apparently it likes identity access management — a lot. Today the firm announced its intention to acquire ForgeRock for $2.3 billion, the third company it has pu

Why aren’t we seeing more aggressive SaaS M&A?

With public stock valuations way down, it's surprising we aren't seeing more aggressive M&A activity from acquisitive companies and private equity alike.

Sardine raises $51.5M led by a16z to sniff out fishy fintech transactions

As fintechs become more efficient, so too do fraudsters. “Faster instant payments mean faster fraud,” Sardine CEO and co-founder Soups Ranjan told TechCrunch. That’s the thesis behin

‘Just break even’ may be the worst possible advice for startups in turbulent times

A significant number of companies are following popular advice to try and break even, but the sad truth is that this is probably the worst possible advice for most startups right now.
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