Industries: Telecom & Media

TPG’s Plans to Buy Fairfax Media Stalled, But Not Scrapped

TPG’s Plans to Buy Fairfax Media Stalled, But Not ...

Private equity firm TPG might have suffered a blow to its plans of taking over Fairfax Media, but the US-based firm is unlikely to walk away from plan altogether. The Australian publisher still has value to offer for the firm but its next move is not known.   Surging stock price to stall the buyout attempts   DealMarket reported on [...]

Australia’s Fairfax Media Targeted by Private Equity

Australia’s Fairfax Media Targeted by Private ...

Private equity firm TPG Capital is looking to make a move on the Australian Fairfax Media Ltd. The news of a possible bid broke out on Wednesday and the shares in Fairfax Media saw an immediate boost. However, TPG might not have set its eyes on the whole organisation and a possible sale might result in the breakup of the [...]

Carlyle Strikes a Deal to Buy Veritas for $8 Billion

Carlyle Strikes a Deal to Buy Veritas for $8 Billion

  Private equity firm Carlyle Group is known for striking mega deals. It is set to make more headlines this year, as it announced on Tuesday a mega deal to buy Veritas, the data-storage company, for $8 billion. The deal is set to be the largest leveraged buyout of 2015 in the US.   The Deal   The private equity [...]

Chinese Private Equity Firm Launches a New Film Fund

Chinese Private Equity Firm Launches a New Film Fund

  China’s film industry is currently booming and it looks like private equity firms are starting to get in on the action as well. China’s state-backed private equity firm, China Media Capital, announced on Tuesday that it is partnering with IMAX China to launch a new film fund.   The Fund’s Plan   The fund is set to have an [...]

Private Equity Firms Backing Bids to Buy Nokia Maps

Private Equity Firms Backing Bids to Buy Nokia Maps

Nokia Oyj’s mapping business is being pursued by a number of companies and the bidding war has now intensified. Private equity firms have thrown their hats on the ring, as they are backing other companies in their efforts to snatch the mapping business. But who will prevail?   The Bidding Partners Emerge The list of the bidders is starting to [...]

Huffington Post Could Be The Next Target for Private Equity

Huffington Post Could Be The Next Target for Private...

One of the week’s biggest business news has been the announcement on Tuesday that Verizon is acquiring AOL. The announcement by the two prominent US companies created big headlines and launched speculation over a number of possible spin-off deals. The most prominent was the talk that AOL might be interested in selling off Huffington Post. According to analysts, the news [...]

Study Finds ESG in Private Equity Increasingly Important to Investors

Study Finds ESG in Private Equity Increasingly ...

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies are becoming a key factor for institutional investors, according to a latest research. ESG has become a core strategy for many firms in their quest to create more value to investors in the changing industry and investors are adding more pressure on firms to continue the use of ESG policies as part of their [...]

Private Equity Firm CVC Plans to List Sunrise

Private Equity Firm CVC Plans to List Sunrise

The start of 2015 has seen plenty of initial public offering (IPO) announcements and Wednesday added yet another one into the mix. Sunrise, which is owned by the private equity firm CVC Capital Partners, is planning to list on the Swiss stock market.   Switzerland’s Second-Largest Telecoms Operator Sunrise is currently Switzerland’s second biggest telecoms operator and analysts expect the [...]

Trust in Finance Professionals Grows With a Social Presence

Trust in Finance Professionals Grows With a Social ...

Social media is everywhere. From hashtags on television shows to social account details on business cards, it’s impossible to escape the way it dominates our lives today.   Yet, it is still a relatively unknown world for many finance professionals.   Much of this is because social media takes time; something busy finance professionals often don’t have. Social media use [...]

Telecoms Mega Deal in Portugal

Telecoms Mega Deal in Portugal

A rare PE club deal is underway for Portuguese assets of telecommunication operator Oi SA, led by Apax Partners, according to unidentified sources in a Reuters article. The size of the deal is substantial at USD 8.8 billion and Apax is said to be teamed with Bain Capital Partners, and possibly CVC. Oi is Brazil’s largest landline carrier and it [...]

Are Social Media and Tech Sectors Set for a Sustained Rebound?

Are Social Media and Tech Sectors Set for a ...

IPO’s by Twitter and Facebook have been some of the biggest anywhere in the world in recent years. Alongside these two U.S. based social media giants, Weibo, China’s Twitter/Facebook hybrid, and longer ago Netflix in the technology sector have also been the subject of large IPO’s.   One thing these businesses have had in common, along with many in the [...]

Global Telecom M&A Hits 13 Year High

Global Telecom M&A Hits 13 Year High

With telecommunication industry M&A on an upswing this year, historical records are being broken, says Dealogic Market Insights. A quick look at the graph above makes clear how extraordinary 2014 is compared to recent years. Fourteen M&A deals of greater than one billion dollars eac were announced so far this year, up from 11 such deals in 2013 Year To [...]

Private Equity Online: Where Does Social Media Fit In?

Private Equity Online: Where Does Social Media Fit ...

The online presence of private equity is increasing all the time. Whether through sites such as ours here at DealMarket or other online equity like Angel List, or popular crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, opportunities for raising money online are becoming more accessible to a wider market. When speaking of online platforms, you have to mention social media. Where [...]

Private Equity’s Report Card for US M&A

Private Equity’s Report Card for US M&A

This week Dealbook posted a list of notable US regional M&A transactions. Several of them were PE deals. Some received an A and some received an F. One of the deals highlighted was Thoma Bravo’s sale of Digital Insight to NCR for USD 1.65 billion, which it bought just 124 days earlier for USD 1.025 billion. It got an A. [...]

Hotcourses PE Deal to Make £35Million

Hotcourses PE Deal to Make £35Million

UK headquartered Hotcourses, an online ‘marketplace’ for UK based adults looking to find educational courses at all levels, both online and offline, is set to be sold to independent private equity group Inflexion in a £35million deal, report Sky News and several other sources.   Hotcourses works by acquiring contracts with educational service providers to highlight and drive sign-ups and [...]