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.

from Breakingviews:

Supercharged IPO tax spoils need splitting

July 8, 2014

By Robert Cyran

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

from Breakingviews:

Doubling down on First Data may be KKR’s best bet

July 7, 2014

By Jeffrey Goldfarb and Richard Beales

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