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Deloitte recently released its latest issue of Global Capital Markets Perspective. It points to widespread activity in 2013 and the prospect for further gains in the months ahead. However, the report also perceives some fragility in trends – and the possibility that growth could be up-ended by sudden shocks. One of the report’s authors is Robert Olsen, a Deloitte partner and national leader of corporate finance at Deloitte Canada. Olsen spent much of his career as a private equity pro.
This week peHUB has earmarked a senior health informatics analyst position at Blackstone, an investment analyst vacancy at Partners Group, a performance analyst associate job opening at State Street and an investment associate position at Luxury Brand Partners.
The IPO of Vince Holding will help Sun Capital Partners put its once-challenged investment in Kellwood Holding in the black.
This week peHUB highlights positions at 3i, Goldman Sachs, Hudson Clean Energy Partners, JP Morgan, North Atlantic Capital and PIMCO.
CPPIB's head of private investments André Bourbonnais talks about the deal environment, the Neiman Marcus transaction, CPPIB's directs versus fund commitment businesses and the institution's big focus on private equity secondaries.
Forbes Media may count Elevation Partners as a current investor, but the publisher will likely not attract any private equity interest this time around, four banking and private equity sources told peHUB.
Paul Capital has been up for sale amid a tepid response to marketing for its tenth fund, which has been targeting $2 billion.
When it comes to funding innovation, Québec has been long recognized as a wellspring of good ideas. It might for this reason come as no surprize that Québec’s leading commercialization hubs, MSBiV, SOVAR, Univalor and Valeo, have recently advanced some new strategies for leveraging the market potential of home-grown R&D and technological change.
Canada's Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) and Industry Canada last week released a new study showing that, relative to non VC-backed firms, VC-backed firms grow faster in terms of their assets, number of employees, revenue, sales, wages and R&D expenditures. The good news is that it confirms the highly positive results of previous survey-based studies.
In a world teaming with self promoters, Bijan Sabet comes across as a humble guy. . The Spark Capital general partner could certainly toot his own horn, but he lets his track record speak for itself. He led Spark’s investments in Twitter (valued at a reported $9.9 billion), Tumblr (valued at a reported $800 million), Stack Exchange, RunKeeper, Foursquare, Boxee, OMGPOP (acquired by Zynga last year for $180 million), and thePlatform (bought by Comcast in 2006 for a reported $80 million). . All that and he’s still just 44 years old. . In this video of his keynote at Thomson Reuters’ Venture Alpha East 2013 conference in Boston, Sabet explains why he remains bullish on consumer Internet deals, what he learned from serving on Twitter’s board, why Spark decided to go significantly bigger with its fourth fund, and the attributes that have led to success for young VC firms such as Spark, First Round Capital and Union Square Ventures. . Video date: April 4, 2013

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