Private equity firms have gone on a deal run, not just buying, but making plenty of exits in 2012. All told, LBO shops completed more exits than at any point in the last decade, according to research by Pitchbook set to be released today.
While a PE firm might seem like a strange bedfellow for an enterprise like the NFL, Providence Equity Partners is an investment firm that has had major successes investing in digital and traditional media alike.
Mayor of New York City? Not likely. But John Catsimatidis is the boss of the produce section, and that will make him--and his century old-family grocery chain--a hot property with private equity firms looking to get into the aisles of NYC's supermarkets.
First-time VC vintages have been gobbling up a substantial portion of LP capital, and as limited partners push away from the asset class—in part thanks to returns that haven’t paced well with public markets—sources predicted these new funds would increasingly compete with Silicon Valley mainstays for deals—and, for future LP commitments. Here are some highlights from the last few years.