Startup CFOs: Consider Adding Debt to the Funding Stack
Could startups and VC investors be better served by capital structures that more closely mimic the ones that private equity uses?
Thoma Bravo Buys RealPage for $10.2B
The $10.2 billion deal is the private equity firm’s largest tech acquisition to date.
Don’t Wait to Wind Down ‘Zombie’ Subsidiaries
Among the risks of delaying: former executives may remain exposed to various legal claims or personal liability.
Vista Buys Pluralsight in $3.5B Ed Tech Deal
The coronavirus pandemic has "increased [private-equity] interest in companies whose offerings make it easier to reach employees and students remotely.”
McCormick Doubles Down on Hot-Sauce Category With Cholula Buy
The hot-sauce category has seen a jump in U.S. sales amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
KKR Sells Epicor Software to CD&R for $4.7B
CD&R has “significant experience investing in the industrial sector, from which most of Epicor’s customer base hails."
Blackstone Adds Takeda Unit to Health Roster
Takeda's over-the-counter business is "well-positioned to grow its established brands in Japan and launch new and expanded product offerings."
Building A Finance Full House
By recognizing and understanding team deficiencies, CFOs can invest in the necessary expertise to gain controls and efficiencies across a remote workforce.
The Prospect of Higher Taxes Could Spur Rush of Year-End PE Deals
Many PE players are starting to assess which way the political and fiscal winds are blowing and to work on getting deals done.
KKR Makes $750 Million Beauty Bet on Coty
The investment is the first step toward a broader deal under which KKR would acquire 60% of Coty's professional beauty and hair care business.
Norwegian Cruise Line Issues ‘Going Concern’ Alert
With cruise sailings suspended, the company says it may not have sufficient liquidity to meet its debt obligations over the next 12 months.