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Powder Stays Dry as Private Equity Struggles to Spend

Powder Stays Dry as Private Equity Struggles to Spend | Deal Flow | Scoop.it
Too much money in the bank might be a welcome problem for many people but it is causing a headache for private equity firms and their investors.
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5 Ways Businesses Destroy the Chance of a Good Deal

5 Ways Businesses Destroy the Chance of a Good Deal | Deal Flow | Scoop.it
“ Every selling business owner dreams of the same exit outcome: sell high, retire well. As such, in the years leading up to the sale, most owner-operators become marketing experts – articulating the strengths of their company, showing would-be buyers the potential for continued growth (and ultimately buyer return). What most owners fail to recognize, however, …”
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A Key Lesson For Entrepreneurs: Pitching The Right Note - Forbes

A Key Lesson For Entrepreneurs: Pitching The Right Note - Forbes | Deal Flow | Scoop.it
The secret of a winning pitch is knowing who you are pitching to
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You need to be able to answer the following two questions: Can the business be grown? and What is the ROI?
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The Deal Flow Problem: Part -2.9

The Deal Flow Problem: Part -2.9 | Deal Flow | Scoop.it
With healthy mergers and acquisitions activity, we recently discussed 2 issues that halted even more deals from completion. But we left out one problem that disrupts deal flow all the time.
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Visualizing 15 Years Of Acquisitions By Apple, Google, Yahoo, Amazon, And Facebook

Visualizing 15 Years Of Acquisitions By Apple, Google, Yahoo, Amazon, And Facebook | Deal Flow | Scoop.it
“You grow old, you slow down, and you die. That is, unless you can inject some fresh blood. After watching the last generation of tech giants wither or..”
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Grow or Die
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Oil price down, coffers full: now Big Petroleum is in the mood for mergers - The Guardian

Oil price down, coffers full: now Big Petroleum is in the mood for mergers - The Guardian | Deal Flow | Scoop.it
The market conditions that saw the creation of ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil in the 1990s are back. After Shell, who will be next to make a big deal?
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Marketing tech: $6.2 billion in funding and acquisitions in last 3 months - Breaking news around the world

Marketing tech: $6.2 billion in funding and acquisitions in last 3 months - Breaking news around the world | Deal Flow | Scoop.it
The marketing tech space is still red hot, as there have been almost $ 6.2 billion in deals in just the last three months.

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All Buyers No Sellers as Nordic Phone Companies Seek Mergers - Bloomberg

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Scandinavia's biggest phone companies agree takeovers would benefit the region and corporate earnings. There's just one obstacle -- no one is selling.
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Business Buyer Activity Increases

Business Buyer Activity Increases | Deal Flow | Scoop.it
With the economy recovering, business buyers are having an easier time securing financing.
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Proprietary Deal Flow Advisor | Dynamis Consulting

Proprietary Deal Flow Advisor | Dynamis Consulting | Deal Flow | Scoop.it
The Role of the #Executive in Deal Thesis Development with #PrivateEquity. What is good proprietary deal flow? http://t.co/zVg3or78kR
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Acquisition Opportunities Are Plentiful - Mondaq News Alerts (registration)

Acquisition Opportunities Are Plentiful - Mondaq News Alerts (registration) | Deal Flow | Scoop.it
Acquisition Opportunities Are Plentiful Mondaq News Alerts (registration) It is not sufficient for the buyer to alert its auditors, lawyers and investment bankers that the company is on the acquisition trail, and hope that the phone will ring with...
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Financial Standard - Record dry powder levels in unlisted infra funds

Financial Standard - Record dry powder levels in unlisted infra funds | Deal Flow | Scoop.it
Unlisted infrastructure funds worldwide have a record combined total of $93 billion in dry powder primed to invest in infrastructure assets, according to alternatives researcher Preqin.
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Lumpy capital market deal-flow hits Aon reinsurance revenue

“Insurance and reinsurance intermediary Aon plc has again cited the uneven deal-flow in the reinsurance convergence space, where its Aon Securities unit is the leader in ILS and capital markets tran...”
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The Deal Flow Problem: Part -2.9

The Deal Flow Problem: Part -2.9 | Deal Flow | Scoop.it
With healthy mergers and acquisitions activity, we recently discussed 2 issues that halted even more deals from completion. But we left out one problem that disrupts deal flow all the time.
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Business Exits: How Earn Outs Work in Detail - Part Two

“This is the second part of the article I've written before. You can read the first part of the series here: Rarely does the buyer of a business agree with the seller on valuation. So when you are of...”
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2015 M&A Deal Flow Predictions

2015 M&A Deal Flow Predictions | Deal Flow | Scoop.it
The Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor indicates that merger and acquisition activity (M&A) in 2015 will continue to grow - great news for private business owners.
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China targets the dollar

China targets the dollar | Deal Flow | Scoop.it
"The governments of Germany and Australia have already indicated that they would support the yuan as a reserve currency."
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Buyout kings seek US partnerships as deal prices rise - Venture Capital Post

Buyout kings seek US partnerships as deal prices rise - Venture Capital Post | Deal Flow | Scoop.it
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Buyout kings seek US partnerships as deal prices rise
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Private equity firms are increasingly seeking to partner with U.S.
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Private Equity Executives Argue Non-Conventional Deals Can Be More Lucrative When Full-Blown Buyouts Are Expensive.

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What A Year In Deals Tells Us About 2014 - Forbes

What A Year In Deals Tells Us About 2014 - Forbes | Deal Flow | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk What A Year In Deals Tells Us About 2014 Forbes However, sharper falls in M&A value globally were only averted by a relatively robust performance in the US, which saw deal value involving acquisitions of US based assets up 27% on...
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Private equity keeps $789 billion of powder dry

Private equity keeps $789 billion of powder dry | Deal Flow | Scoop.it
Private equity groups are holding more cash for acquisitions than they had at the height of the leveraged buyout boom. The FT reports.
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Record Levels of Dry Powder Leading to Higher Pricing

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Hillshire Brands CEO Sees Possible Acquisitions in 2014 - Bloomberg

Hillshire Brands CEO Sees Possible Acquisitions in 2014 - Bloomberg | Deal Flow | Scoop.it
Hillshire Brands CEO Sees Possible Acquisitions in 2014 Bloomberg “It's a great acquisition environment,” Connolly said today at The Year Ahead: 2014, a two-day conference in Chicago sponsored by Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News...
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Funding Dries Up for Medical Startups - Wall Street Journal

Funding Dries Up for Medical Startups - Wall Street Journal | Deal Flow | Scoop.it
Funding Dries Up for Medical Startups
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But such deals can curb the start-up's upside potential if it finds success and becomes an acquisition target: The device firm can't seek multiple bidders and run up its acquisition price.
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