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marketwatch.com May 20, 2022

Private Equity Deal Lawyers Eye Valuation Headwinds From Interest Rates, War And De-globalization

Deal veterans see unicorns cut down to size for startups and M&A challenges on cross border transactions. : From sharply lower private company valuations to tougher review of cross border acquisitions, the world of private equity deal-making faces fresh challenges in 2022, corporate lawyers that work with financial sponsors say. All told, the deal business remains mostly robust for alternative players with global private equity and venture capital transactions increasing 6% to $98.8 billion in April, according to data released Friday by S&P Global Market Intelligence.
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business-standard.com 5 hours, 50 minutes ago

General Atlantic Plans $2 Bn Investment In India And Southeast Asia | Business Standard News

Region's startups more attractive, says senior executive of company at World Economic Forum summit in Davos. : Global private equity firm General Atlantic plans to plough $2 billion into India and Southeast Asia over the next two years after falling valuations made the region's startups more attractive, a senior executive told Reuters. General Atlantic is in early-stage investment talks with about 15 companies in sectors including technology, financial services, retail and consumer, Sandeep Naik, the head of its business in India and Southeast Asia, said in an interview.
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autonews.com May 21, 2022

American Axle Said To Explore A Sale Of Company | Automotive News

The supplier has been a stalwart supplier of axles and drivetrain components to automakers. : Supplier American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. is exploring a potential sale, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. The company has hired an adviser to help with the process, the people said, asking not to be identified discussing private information. A leveraged buyout through a private equity firm is a likely option, one person said. No decision has been made and the company could decide to stand pat. American Axle didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.
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nypost.com May 20, 2022

Elon Musk Likely Twitter's Only Option As Buyout Financing Dries Up

Private equity giant Thoma Bravo is not readying a rival bid in the event that Elon Musk's $44 billion Twitter takeover is terminated, sources close to the situation told The Post.
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prnewswire.com May 20, 2022

Dr. Wilhelm Steger Is The New Ceo Of The Zkw Group

WIESELBURG, Austria, May 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- As of May 16, 2022, Dr. Wilhelm Steger has taken over the position as CEO of the ZKW Group. The renowned manager most recently worked as a top management consultant in the automotive industry and in the private equity environment. He has...
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benzinga.com May 20, 2022

Waterton And Almanac Realty Investors Announce Strategic Minority Investment

Transaction marks the second minority investment position held by Almanac and will support Waterton's continued growth CHICAGO, May 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Waterton, a national real estate investor and operator, and Almanac Realty Investors ("Almanac"), the private real estate investment arm of Neuberger Berman, today announced an agreement with a fund managed by Almanac to acquire a passive, minority ownership stake in Waterton. The strategic investment will provide additional resources to Waterton while having no impact on the day-to-day management, operations or business decision-making process.
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prnewswire.com May 20, 2022

Waterton And Almanac Realty Investors Announce Strategic Minority Investment

Transaction marks the second minority investment position held by Almanac and will support Waterton's continued growth CHICAGO, May 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Waterton, a national real estate investor and operator, and Almanac Realty Investors ("Almanac"), the private real estate investment...
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bloomberg.com May 20, 2022

CEO of $189B Ontario Fund Eyes Private Equity's Turf

The head of one of North America's biggest investors in private markets wants to cut its reliance on buyout firms and do more dealmaking on his own. Pension funds have been upping pressure on asset managers to apply more ESG awareness when investing their money.
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business-live.co.uk May 20, 2022

Private Equity Firms Reported To Be Bidding For Holiday Park Operator Parkdean Resorts

PAI Partners and TPG are the latest investors linked to a sale process. : Two international private equity firms are reported to be vying to take over North East holiday park operator Parkdean Resorts. PAI Partners, the French investor with a PS19bn portfolio, and TPG, a Texas-based firm with aPS17.9bn portfolio, are thought to have joined forces in a bid for the Gosforth-headquartered firm, which is owned by Canada's Onex Corporation.
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financialexpress.com May 19, 2022

Data Drive: Private Equity And Venture Capital Appetite Recovering | The Financial Express

As the capital markets remain volatile, PE/VC backed initial public offerings would be affected now. : Private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) investments recovered to $5.5 billion in April, but remained much lower than $13.1 billion reported in October last year. Around 72% of the total PE/VC investments in the month were for pure play investments excluding real estate and infrastructure sectors. Growth deals mopped up $2.8 billion, or 51% of the total investments, followed by start-up investments at $1.6 billion. As the capital markets remain volatile, PE/VC backed initial public offerings would be affected now.
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