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Monday Mouth-Off The sun is shining, the Boston Herald could not be sold and Vinod Khosla is the Dateline NBC-anointed face of ethanol evangelism. In other words, it
Monday Mouthoff The sun is shining, Brokeback got robbed and the Buyouts Symposium East is just two days away. In other words, it’s time for some Monday Mouth-Off. Most email was in response to Friday’s column about the Silicon Valley VC being arrested for domestic abuse, and my (possibly hypocritical) reasons for not disclosing his name […]
Random Ramblings *** It’s only been 24 hours, but I’ve already developed a love/hate relationship with the new pandemic and bio defense fund formed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. What I love is its nobility. With avian flu now spreading into Western Europe and lots of real-life baddies hoping to mimic the Chechnyan thugs […]
Random Ramblings I was working on a comprehensive column on M&A, but ran out of time (I’m sure you’re shocked, just shocked). So instead here are the salient points, followed by some unrelated notes: *** The majority of M&A professional believe that M&A activity will continue to rise in 2006, according to the ACG/Thomson DealMakers’ […]
Random Ramblings *** Buyouts Magazine is asking private equity pros to participate in its second annual Survey on Sell-Side Advisors. Specifically, it monitors how private equity firms use sell-side advisors/I-banks, and their overall feelings about the working relationship. Results will be published in the next issue of Buyouts Magazine, with selected results published here. So […]
AIG vs. Cartesian: Postmortem Ten days ago, I wrote that there would be no winners in the AIG vs. Cartesian Group lawsuit, save for the lawyers (which generated lots of indignant email from lawyers). From a legal perspective, I was entirely correct. After all, the whole point of a confidential out-of-court settlement is that both […]
Get The PE Week Wire in your inbox each morning! Just send us an email.   Random Ramblings Huge amount of news this morning, so just time for a few quick notes: *** Buyouts Magazine today released 2005 deal-making and fund-raising figures. Not surprisingly, both tallies shattered previous records. In 2005, there were 845 leveraged […]
Random Ramblings Greetings from cold, snowy and Renteria-less Boston. Some notes as we head into the weekend: *** Monday’s Buyouts Magazine will include a piece I recently wrote about the future of private equity fund placement agents, particularly vis-à-vis growing buyout fund sizes. My general premise was as follows: More and more firms are raising […]
Get The PE Week Wire in your inbox each morning! Just send us an email.   Answer Key My wife is in the midst of correcting final exams for a college course she’s teaching, which got me to thinking: “Gee, maybe it’s time for me to provide some answers to those quiz questions I’ve been […]

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