private equity funds

Asia Leads the IPO Race as U.S. Drops Further Back

Over the last 11 years, Asia's IPO market has ascended while the U.S. market has imploded. Led by China, which has raised $76 billion through IPOs in 2010, Asia's share of global IPOs has increased from 12% in 1999 to 66%. Meanwhile, U.S. IPOs have declined from around 44% to 11% during the same time period, according to Bloomberg.

Gymboree Hires Goldman Sachs to Auction Itself Off

After seeing interest from potential buyers, children's clothing retailer Gymboree has hired Goldman Sachs to auction itself off, and more private-equity firms have already stepped in to say they want to play. Gymboree executives are reportedly looking for price of $55 to $60 a share.

Private Equity Groups Interested in Barnes & Noble

A number of private equity groups may be interested in bookstore chain Barnes & Noble (BKS), Reuters reported. Private equity firms including Bain Capital and Apollo are interested in "taking a look" at the company, Reuters said without naming its sources.

What Dealmakers Are Saying at Davos

Just a year ago, private equity was frozen amid fear that the global economic system would fall into the abyss. While the world avoided that worst-case scenario and growth hasn't exactly roared back, the world economy is perking up -- and so is dealmaking.

Private equity sticks with clean tech

Despite tumultuous global financial market conditions, private equity investments in the clean technology ("cleantech") space showed resilience last...