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Category: Private Equity

Dubai Emerging Market Maverick Abraaj Gets A Lifeline – Kenneth Rapoza

The past 12 months weren’t great for emerging markets—but it’s been far worse for Dubai-based private equity firm Abraaj Group and its founder Arif Naqvi. Bad fortune of being in the wrong place with the wrong people at the wrong time, including a scandal at a…

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Billionaire’s Secret Buyout Formula: 110 Instructions and an Intelligence Test – Miriam Gottfried & Laura Cooper

Billionaire investor Robert Smith believes corporate buyouts can be reduced to a formula. His private-equity firm, Vista Equity Partners, has codified that notion into 110 acronym-heavy directives known as Vista Best Practices. They are secret—stored on a company server that makes a record every…

3 Things To Watch Following McDonald’s Q3 Earnings – Alicia Kelso

With global comp sales up 4.2% and U.S. comp sales up 2.4%, McDonald’s turned in a strong third quarter, and investors are happy for now. But we all know that running a restaurant chain is about more than just making investors happy, right? Beyond…

DTCC Study: Tech Inspired By Bitcoin Could Work For U.S. Equity Markets – Sarah Hansen

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), which provides infrastructure services to financial markets across the globe, has released the results of a new study indicating that the distributed ledger technology (DLT) first popularized by bitcoin is capable of supporting the average daily trading…

Ivory Tower In The Cloud: Inside 2U, The $4.7 Billion Startup That Brings Top Schools To Your Laptop – Antoine Gara

In 2014, when Douglas Shackelford was named dean of UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, his most important strategic initiative was clear. UNC was a top-tier public university, but its B-school, barely in the top 20, was on a mission to greatly expand its enrollment without…

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