Canada’s Valeant Pharmaceuticals International is nearing a deal to acquire eye care company Bausch & Lomb Holdings Inc from Warburg Pincus LLC for about $9 billion, Reuters reports.
Google Inc is in talks to buy Waze, an Israeli mapping start-up that has held discussions with several large technology companies, sources told Reuters Friday.
Every year, the signs are there: the phone stops ringing, my email grows empty and private equity executive become hard to find. This means we’re heading into the long Memorial Day weekend.
Capital Dynamics, the Swiss-based alternative asset management firm, has raised about half of its $750 million target for its new Capital Dynamics Energy & Infrastructure Fund, two sources told peHub.
Barry Miller, who has been head of private equity for the New York City Retirement Systems, has decided to join Landmark Partners, a secondary firm to which the pension recently made a sizeable commitment. The timing of Miller’s move raises questions about whether the city, and pensions generally, should have stricter rules governing employees who wish to leave for money managers, according to Buyouts, peHUB’s sister magazine…
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This Friday morning, there’s news that Google is in talks to buy Waze, German brewers don’t like fracking and Anthony Weiner needs to get his skylines straight.
Institutional investors are taking over the nascent peer-to-peer lending industry, says guest columnist David Drake, founder of PE firm LDJ Capital.
It’s no surprise to anyone who follows the industry that founders are often elbowed aside. Sometimes, they’re ousted because a startup isn’t performing. Sometimes, investors think a new CEO could do better. Lesser known is that CEOs are sometimes shown the door because a startup’s senior managers threaten to hightail it otherwise.
After launching Under the Radar and the Grow Conference and working with countless startups, Debbie Landa says that innovation is there in plain sight…if you’re looking for it.