from Breakingviews:

Dry powder may explode in buyout barons’ faces

December 18, 2014

By Jeffrey Goldfarb

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Pharma’s dying assets lack M&A remedy

December 5, 2014

By Neil Unmack

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

from Breakingviews:

Private equity shows signs of pre-crisis brio

November 25, 2014

By Chris Hughes and Olaf Storbeck

The authors are Reuters Breakingviews columnists. The opinions expressed are their own.

from Breakingviews:

Carlyle buys a shovel-maker for deal gold rush

November 5, 2014

By Quentin Webb

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Blackstone sale may kick off next deal trend

October 10, 2014

By Jeffrey Goldfarb

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Anarchical Vice Media makes orthodoxy a virtue

September 5, 2014

By Jeffrey Goldfarb

The author is a Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

Vice Media likes to seem anarchic, but it is making a virtue of some industry orthodoxies. The Brooklyn-based bad boy of news and entertainment is now valued at $2.5 billion. The sources of Vice’s money and the way it was raised, though, suggest old-school traits alongside the iconoclasm.

from Breakingviews:

Square swipes a hollow-looking $6 bln valuation

August 29, 2014

By Robert Cyran

The author is a Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Square is starting to look oddly hollow. The payments company set up and run by Jack Dorsey is set to raise $200 million in new funding, according to Bloomberg. That would value the company at $6 billion. While big, it’s a deflated figure, considering Square’s former hype, the small amount raised, and tech rivals’ ease securing higher valuations.

from Breakingviews:

Dynegy’s $6.25 bln grab marks return of ambition

August 22, 2014

By Christopher Swann

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

from Breakingviews:

Blackstone finds way to outsource skin in the game

August 21, 2014

By Neil Unmack

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Private equity discord is best collusion defense

August 7, 2014

By Jeffrey Goldfarb

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.