M&A/IPO

IPOs SPACs Life Sciences the Rise in Popularity

Despite the COVID-19 global pandemic, 2020 was an eventful year in the life sciences and technology sector mainly due to the popularity rise of the special purpose acquisition companies IPOs SPACs on Wall Street. SPACs have increasingly gained popularity because they give companies the option of going public without dealing with

Poshmark Goes Public

Last week, fashion-based online retailer Poshmark went public, ending its first day of trading with a value of $7.4 billion. The retailer,...

Wish Suffers Major Net Loss Before IPO

The global pandemic has profoundly shaped e-commerce. Many storefronts and shopping malls remain closed, and in an environment that risks consumer safety,...
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Vista Equity Partners Acquires Customer Success Startup Gainsight

This week, PE firm Vista Equity Partners Management LLC (Vista) announced it has acquired customer success startup Gainsight. According to reports, the...

SPAC MedTech Acquisition Corporation Files for IPO

MedTech Acquisition Corporation has filed paperwork with the SEC to bring their company public. In their S-1 form, MedTech Acquisition registered 23...
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AA Motoring Group Considering Becoming Private Again

Motor rescue-and-insurance company Automobile Association Developments Ltd (The AA) will be going back into private equity. The company has agreed to a...
Investment Wealth Management

BlackRock Acquires Aperio for $1 Billion

One of the world's largest investment platforms, BlackRock Inc., has acquired wealth management company Aperio Group LLC for a cash deal of...
Supermarket

KKR Acquires Japanese Supermarket Chain Seiyu

Investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR) has announced this week that it has acquired a 65% stake in Japanese...
Clothing Streetwear Brands

VF Corp Acquires Supreme for $2.1 Billion

It was announced this week that VF Corporation (VFC), the owner of many popular clothing and shoe brands, has acquired 100% of...

Sharp Corporation Acquires Display Company NEC

Sharp Electronics Corporation has recently acquired 66% of the shares of NEC Display Solutions. With this, NEC will now be functioning as...

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New Chapter 11 Filings, Disclosures: April 12 – April 16, 2021

At least two major companies have either filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection or defaulted on loans during the week of April...

ViacomCBS Networks International Agrees to Acquire Chilevisión

On Monday April 5, ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAC, VIACA) announced that it had agreed to acquire Chilevisión from WarnerMedia. WarnerMedia is a...

Carnival Reports $2 Billion Quarterly Loss

Carnival reports $2 billion quarterly loss. This is due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on the cruising industry, which has decimated Carnival and...

New High Yield Bond Ratings: April 5 – 9, 2021

At least 35 companies received a revision on high yield bond ratings during the week of April 5-9, 2021. These revisions caused...
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ECB President Lagarde Expects Strong Rebound for EU Economy in Second Half

Despite COVID-19 struggles, European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde told CNBC on April 9 that the European Union (EU) will hit...

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New Chapter 11 Filings, Disclosures: August 31 – September 4, 2020

At least three new companies have either filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection or defaulted on loans during the week of August...

SoFi Recieves Preliminary Approval from OCC for National Banking Charter

Social Finance Inc. (SoFi) received conditional approval to establish a full-service national bank by the OCC on Oct. SoFi, which filed the...

TPG Capital and TA Associates Acquire Planview

TPG Capital and TA Associates acquire Planview for $1.6 billion. Thoma Bravo, Planview's existing majority stakeholder, will continue to have a minority...

Owner of Men’s Wearhouse, Jos A. Bank Files for Bankruptcy

Tailored Brands, Inc., the parent company of clothing chains Men's Wearhouse and Jos A. Bank announced this week that it filed for...

J.B. Chemicals Controlling Stake Acquired By KKR

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase a controlling stake in J.B. Chemicals...