Industries: IT

Private Equity Investment Up by 64% in India

Private Equity Investment Up by 64% in India

Private equity investment in India is booming, according to the latest report by Grant Thornton. The report shows PE investment jumped by 64% in value terms in May. The region attracted $663 million worth of private equity investment during the month, driven by big-ticket investments.   Deal value improving, but deal numbers declining   While the deal value increased in [...]

Jung, dynamisch und vielleicht disruptiv

Jung, dynamisch und vielleicht disruptiv

DealMarket in Schaffhauser Zeitung January 22, 2016:   "Das Zürcher Unternehmen hat eine Onlineplattform entwickelt, auf der sogenanntes Fundraising betrieben werden kann. Wo also Jungunternehmer potenziellen Geldgebern ihre Ideen schmackhaft machen können. «Unsere Plattform funktioniert vom Prinzip her wie Homegate für Immobilien», sagt Geschäftsführer und Miteigentümer Urs Häusler. Einen Preis gewonnen   Damit verdient die Firma kein Geld, die Benutzung ist kostenlos. Geld einbringen tun dagegen die für professionelle Investmentfirmen massgeschneiderten Plattformen von [...]

Switzerland – an important FinTech Hub in the near Future?

Switzerland – an important FinTech Hub in the ...

New Study by Roland Berger and Swiss Finance Startups Switzerland must seize the FinTech opportunity now! Download the Swiss FinTech Study here ·      The rapid worldwide development of startups in the FinTech industry will lead to significant shifts in the global financial industry. ·      Innovations in the FinTech area lead to a fragmentation of the value chain and thus drive [...]

Disrupting Foreign Exchange with Blockchain

Disrupting Foreign Exchange with Blockchain

Last week Lykke announced a competition to build a new and superfast foreign exchange and settlement platform based on blockchain. Its Swiss founder is Richard B. Olsen. He was a fintech founder long before that buzzword entered our vocabulary. In the eighites, he established a real time financial information system and in the nineties, a Forex trading platform startup that [...]

One of Private Equity’s Longest-Held Investments Finally Sold

One of Private Equity’s Longest-Held Investments ...

  There has been plenty of talk lately over the increased holding times in private equity. Some good news came about on Wednesday, as one the industry’s longest-held investment was finally sold when Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) bought SunGard.   The Financial Details of the Deal   FIS announced on Wednesday that it’d buy SunGard Data Systems from its [...]

Chinese Private Equity Firm to Buy US Chipmaker for $23 Billion

Chinese Private Equity Firm to Buy US Chipmaker for ...

  Chinese private equity firms are causing waves in the private equity industry. One of the region’s biggest firms might be bidding for the US-based Micron Technology Company, with reports suggesting the firm has offered around $23 billion for the chipmaker. But will US authorities accept the deal?   Reporting on the Rumours   The rumours broke out when the [...]

Indian Private Equity Benefitting from Online Boom

Indian Private Equity Benefitting from Online Boom

  India’s economy is doing well, with the economy expected to grow the fastest this year. The new confidence boost in the country has also breathed in new life into the private equity sector. One of the biggest sectors driving the private equity rekindling is the e-commerce sector and the online boom in general.   Increase in Investments   We [...]

Digital Health Investment Mounts, M&A Too

Digital Health Investment Mounts, M&A Too

Digital Health is a fairly new VC category that is starting to heat up in the US, with USD 630 million raised in the first quarter, according to data from Rock Health. The segment’s early stage is evident in the predominance of Seed and “Series A” rounds, but M&A in the US is also picking up, which may mean early [...]

Chinese Private Equity Buys US OmniVision

Chinese Private Equity Buys US OmniVision

A Chinese investment group has bought the US-based chip manufacturer OmniVision Technologies. The Beijing-based private equity group Hua Capital Management led the investment group in the deal that was worth $1.9 billion.   The Board Agrees to Sell The Chinese consortium had first talked to the company last August, when it was reported the group was offering OmniVision $29 per [...]

Private Equity Firm Marlin to Buy Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions

Private Equity Firm Marlin to Buy Fidelis ...

Private equity firm Marlin Equity Partners announced on Tuesday it has agreed to buy Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions from General Dynamics. The threat detection services business has been sold for an undisclosed sum.   The Deal Details The Los Angeles-based private equity firm said it is looking to finalise the deal during the second quarter of the year. Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions’ [...]

Permira Seals the Biggest Private Equity Deal of the Year

Permira Seals the Biggest Private Equity Deal of the...

Private equity firm Permira has sealed the biggest private equity deal of the year so far with its takeover of Informatica. The deal is worth $5.3 billion and sees the firm team up with Canada’s Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). Permira fought off competition by other private equity led consortiums.   The landmark deal The deal means that the Informatica [...]

Bain Capital Rumoured to be Launching a A$2.8 billion IPO

Bain Capital Rumoured to be Launching a A$2.8 ...

The word on the street is suggesting that private equity firm Bain Capital is preparing to launch a nearly A$3 billion initial public offering (IPO) for its accounting software firm MYOB. The IPO could be launched as early as Tuesday and if the predictions were true, then it would be the largest float of the year.   The Australian Breaks [...]

India’s CMS About to Be Sold by Blackstone Group

India’s CMS About to Be Sold by Blackstone Group

Reports on Monday afternoon indicate the Indian company CMS Info Systems is about to be sold. The private equity firm Blackstone Group is in talks with another private equity firm over a possible deal of its 57% stake in the company.   Reports Break Out Reports first published by Reuters suggest that the private equity firm Blackstone Group is selling [...]

Another IT Giant Goes Private

Another IT Giant Goes Private

Last week we quoted Michael Dell's prediction that other large IT companies would be teaming with PE to go private and this week Riverbed announced that it struck a deal with Thoma Bravo and the PE arm of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in a USD 3.6 billion take-private deal. The investment is the largest in Thoma Bravo’s history and its [...]

Nordic IT Champion Attracts Cinven

Nordic IT Champion Attracts Cinven

This week’s deal of the week is a Nordic buyout that sees Cinven acquire one-third of Visma, a Norwegian software and service company, expanding its number of PE owners, according to Visma. The deal, which includes co-investments from institutional investors, is worth about one billion dollars. Visma, is an IT services, software company with a huge cloud-based hosting business that [...]