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  • Ask an average kid on the street what she wants to be when she grows up, and odds are good she won’t say “the founder of a desk manufacturer.” Equally unlikely she’ll pinpoint starting a crowdfunding company, running a trucking logistics company, managing a dental practice, building floating solar farms, or figuring out how to […] The post 100 Incredible CEOs appeared first on Axial.

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  • Note: While reading this article, you may notice we have redesigned the Axial blog. More to come on this later in the week! In honor of Earth Day, we wanted to take a look into the recent trends of the environmental sector. To learn about the space, we spoke with John Quirk, Marcum Cronus’ Managing Director […] The post 3 Growing Industries in the Environmental Sector appeared first on Axial.

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  • Transactions: Spectrum Equity is raising new fund CrossMatch acquires DigitalPersona iSoftStone agrees to go private ARRIS acquires SeaWell Networks TreeHouse Foods buys Protenergy Natural Foods Clearview Capital acquires Northwest Cosmetic Laboratories VTAIL acquires assets of Big Bear Glow Machine Cross Match Holdings to acquire DigitalPersona RLH Equity Partners sells Secure Mission Solutions t...

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  • Arriving a little early so you can kick off your Good Friday weekend… One of the biggest stories from this week was TIAA-CREF’s $6.25 billion acquisition of Nuveen Investments. The deal will give TIAA-CREF another $221 billion in AUM and marks one of the biggest asset manager takeovers in recent years. In other news, PE fundraising […] The post Week in Review: Fundraising, Nuveen, and Secondary Fa...

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  • In an age where connectivity is everything, the Internet of Things (“IoT”) has become one of the fastest-growing technology segments. The IoT is a web of physical objects and appliances that use the Internet to connect with other machines as well as the external environment — think smart refrigerators, wireless home audio systems and mobile […] The post The Rise of the Internet of Things appeared ...

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  • This article is the third and final installment in our three part series on the leveraged buyout (“LBO”).  Part I covers the first four steps of the standard deal process: sourcing, screening, the non-disclosure agreement, and due diligence.  Part II covers the subsequent three steps: the indication of interest, letter of intent, and negotiation.  The […] The post Inside the Leveraged Buyout Deal ...

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  • The trend of direct investments by family offices continues to develop momentum. “Direct investing has become very popular with both single family and multi-family offices,” explained Richard Wilson, founder of the Family Offices Group. “Nearly every family I know has exposure to direct or co-investments.” The decision to adopt hands-on investments is a reaction to […] The post How Family Offices ...

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  • Transactions: Mega-deal: Ardian to sell Diana Group GCI invests in River’s End Trading Lynx Equity acquires Port-Style Enterprises KPS to buy Electrical Components International Catterton Partners invests $10.5 million in EyeSee360 AccelPath and Energy Innovative Products to complete merger in next 45 days Regulatory/Legal News: Last week, the House Financial Services Committee had a hearing on se...

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  • On Monday Reuters announced that the SEC formed a “dedicated group to examine private equity and hedge funds” to “look at areas including how private equity and hedge funds value their assets, disclose their fees, and communicate with investors.” Hours later, Bloomberg reported that, “a majority of private equity firms inflate fees and expenses charged to companies in which they […] The post Week ...

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  • M&A activity has started strong in 2014. Supported by favorable credit markets, low interest rates, and increasing macroeconomic stability, investors have avoided once-systemic uncertainty. However, similar optimism was felt at the beginning of 2013 — but activity diminished as the year progressed. To better understand the areas of deal flow and investor interest in Q1’14, […] The post Q1’14 in Re...

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