Archive | January, 2011

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Stage set for a private equity golden age

Financing markets have loosened up considerably, setting the stage for another golden age for private equity. Aside from the low interest rates, we are seeing looser terms on debt that were a feature of the the peak in private equity mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in 2007. Chinh Chu, senior managing director of US-based private […]

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M&A animal spirits stir

Kicking off the New Year with a bang, US-based chemical major DuPont’s $6.3bn (€4.8bn) deal to acquire Danish food ­ingredients and enzymes producer Dansico sets the tone for what will be a huge year for chemical mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in 2011. If the animal spirits arising from the strong recovery can awaken even DuPont, […]

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