• Private equity lessons

    August 31, 2008 | Private Equity | European Venture Capital Journal

    Orit Gadiesh, chairman of the management consultancy Bain & Company, and Hugh MacArthur, the leader of Bain's global private equity practice, explain why the way private equity firms respond to market and economic uncertainties is instructive throughout the business cycle.

  • Top tips to make the best acquisition, or not

    November 26, 2006 | Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity | The Financial Times

    Corporations are also flush with cash on their balance sheets, with 61 publicly traded companies worldwide each reporting more than Dollars 10bn in cash, further fuelling the M&A boom.

  • The new masters of the universe

    July 26, 2005 | Private Equity | The Wall Street Journal

    SIXTEEN YEARS after Kohlberg Kravis Roberts made its storied $25 billion bid for RJR Nabisco, private equity firms are again big news. A consortium including KKR snapped up Toys "R" Us, and a group led by Silver Lake Partners is offering a whopping $11 billion for SunGard Data Systems.

  • When to walk away from a deal

    March 31, 2004 | Mergers & Acquisitions | Harvard Business Review

    Effective due diligence requires answering four basic questions: What are we really buying? What is the target's stand-alone value? Where are the synergies—and the skeletons? And what's our walk-away price? Each of these questions will prompt an even deeper level of querying that puts the broader,