Private Capital Aimed at Distressed Businesses in 2020
With a recession potentially looming, venture capital and private equity funds seek to pick up troubled assets from lenders on the cheap.
Private Equity CFOs Face Extra Complexities
Responsibilities for financial reporting, FP&A, systems implementation, capital needs, and more can be heavier than other private company CFOs experience.
The Two Faces of Private Equity
Host Analytics' CFO makes a case for private equity, recalibrates the software company's business focus, and sets a six-point agenda for his finance team.
PE Firms Face Growing Scrutiny over Valuations
How fund managers establish, govern, and carry out their valuation process will be increasingly important to PE stakeholders in the next few years.
‘Shadow Banking’ Saddled With Undeserved Poor Image
Alternative lenders are an increasingly important source of capital and could be a vital lifeline during a recession, Paul Hastings attorney says.
Easy Money? Private Capital’s Drawbacks
Private capital providers are fighting to finance middle market firms. But finance chiefs should proceed with caution.
Red Robin Rebuffs Activist’s $519M Buyout Offer
The struggling restaurant chain said its strategic plan is a better option for long-term shareholder value than Vintage Capital's offer.
When the International Tail Wags the Domestic Dog
Seemingly minor overseas issues can significantly affect a restructuring or distressed-sale transaction by a U.S. parent company.
Shutter Maker Files Chapter 11 With Sale Plan
American Home Products has accepted a "stalking horse" bid for its assets, which include the Louver Shop and Danmer brands.
Apollo Adds French Stores to Grocery Assets
The $529 million acquisition of 32 stores from Casino Group comes less than a week after the private-equity firm bought Smart & Final.
Campbell Soup to Sell Bolthouse Farms for $510M
The sale will complete Campbell's exit from fresh foods, which were supposed to offer faster growth than its soups and other packaged products.