PE & VC News (October 2, 2012)

Dave & Buster’s Ready for IPO Innovation Network and KKR Compete for Renesas Arsenal Capital Partners Acquires RGM Resins AXA Private Equity Purchases Stake in Limacorporate SpA Bellagio Dining Chain Receives Funding from Actis Carlyle Group Acquires Walbro Engine Management from Sun Capital Partners Brentwood Associates Acquires Taco Bell Franchise in Missouri Avista Capital’s Sidewinder […]

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The Art of Disqualification

Intangible factors (leadership, discernment, innovative thinking, etc.)  often delineate the difference between a great hire and an average hire or failure.  Unfortunately, intangibles cannot be conclusively identified and objectively analyzed like employment experience, degrees, and professional designations. Hiring managers typically have a firm grasp of the traits required for success for a given position. Conversely, […]

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Industry Focus: Auto Manufacturing

Earlier this year, Motor Trend Reported the average automobile on the road today has been in service slightly over eleven years. This represents a significant 32% increase of average useful vehicle life since 1995. Quarter over quarter increases in useful life continue with little sign of subsiding in the near future. The auto industry has […]

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PE & VC News (September 20, 2012)

Anschutz Entertainment Up For Sale Blackstone Buys Control of Vivint Square Completes Financing Kabbage Successfully Completes Financing SnapLogic Raises $20 Million Virident Systems Closes $26 Million Round of Financing Twitch Owners Invest $15 Million  Roark Capital Buys Massage Envy Advent International and Rhone Group Are Lead Suitors for Cytec Bain Capital Nears Closing Purchase of […]

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