Topics: Investing

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Hollywood Star Ashton Kutcher’s Dealmaking To Go Institutional

Hollywood Star Ashton Kutcher’s Dealmaking To Go ...

A-Grade Investments LLC, a small early stage and seed investor based in the US, is about to open up to outside investors, according to a report on TechCrunch.   A-Grade’s move is news because one of its founders is Hollywood producer and film star, Ashton Kutcher. He created the venture fund with two other high profile Hollywood executives, Ron Burkle [...]

Two More Highly Valued Internet Startups Secure Funding

Two More Highly Valued Internet Startups Secure ...

This week two large rounds were announced for Internet platform providers, specifically Evernote and 1stdibs (first dibs). Evernote, which runs a notes-recording and publishing platform, confirmed that it raised USD 70 million in a deal that valued the web-based notes company at a billion dollars, according to TechCrunch.   The Series D  round for the software company is meant to [...]