Unstructured Finance

Deals wrap: VCs think IPO activity low

June 22, 2011

More than 80 percent of venture capitalists believe the initial public offering market is at very weak levels and it is curbing profits, according to a new survey.

Online video site Hulu has been approached by a potential buyer and is weighing whether to sell itself, according to a person familiar with the matter. GigaOM lists the possible candidates and the merits of a deal for each company.

Taiwan regulators rejected Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co’s $1.6 billion joint management buyout of electronics component maker Yageo Corp, a decision that may cast a shadow over other private equity involvement in the island.

Hedge fund managers are sifting through the rubble of the deepening Greek debt crisis to find money-making opportunities, though political uncertainty makes it a risky business.

Bridgewater Associates, the world’s biggest hedge fund, is close to launching a $10 billion fund, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The best trader in the world worked for Bernie Madoff, writes The Altucher Confidential.

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