Topics: M&A

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Dealmaking Up, But Value Down in Info Industry M&A

Dealmaking Up, But Value Down in Info Industry ...

According to the latest research from Berkery Noyes, an independent mid-market investment bank, the number of private equity acquisitions in the Information Industry increased 18 percent in the third quarter of this year. This reversed a downward trend in volume over the past four quarters.   However, there was a 52 percent decline in overall value between second and third [...]

Legendary Founders Exit Two Tech Giants To Make Way for M&A?

Legendary Founders Exit Two Tech Giants To Make Way ...

It is time for a changing of the old guard it seems. A new era in mobile and consumer Internet is taking its toll on the founders responsible for Blackberry and Yahoo!, two of the most well-known brands from two of the leading companies of the last decade, namely Research in Motion (RIM) and Yahoo.   Both tech giants saw [...]

M&A Megadeals: Chips and Stones

M&A Megadeals: Chips and Stones

Two large M&A transactions this week serve to end the dealmaking year of 2011 with a bang, one in the chip-making industry and the other in the construction materials market. Lam Research, a semiconductor manufacturing company, is acquiring rival Novellus Systems in an all-stock deal that values its peer at around USD3.3 billion, according to the WSJ.   Also widely [...]

SAP Boosts Technology M&A

SAP Boosts Technology M&A

Germany enterprise software company SAP is buying for USD 3.4 billion SuccessFactors, a vendor of cloud computing software and services. This is the third large-sized transaction for a company that is better known for making a large number of much smaller sized acquisitions.   Bloomberg points out that SAP has spent USD 9 billion on two takeovers in the past [...]