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H&F, Blackstone's offer for Scout24 rejected by shareholders

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Hellman & Friedman (H&F) and Blackstone's proposed buyout of listed online listings company Scout24 has not reached the minimum acceptance threshold of at least 50% of all Scout24 shares plus one share. The consortium, which launched the bid through...

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LP Profile: Novo Holdings

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Denmark-based Novo Holdings has carved a niche as a specialist LP and direct investor in life sciences opportunities. Sofia Karadima catches up with senior director Samir Kamal Established in 1999, Novo Holdings is a Denmark-based investment firm,...

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All eyes on venture as corporates and PE swoop in

All eyes on venture as corporates and PE swoop in

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With European venture increasingly attracting corporates, and private equity players also keen to swoop in on the action, Francesca Veronesi explores the opportunities and challenges that come with this growing interconnectivity European venture...

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Figuring out the ESG middle-ground

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Asking a roomful of GPs what ESG means to them is likely to yield a dozen different answers. How can managers draft a policy that does not result in paralysis by over-analysis? Denise Ko Genovese reports Most private equity professionals would...

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Insight and DST lead $230m series-A for Checkout.com

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Insight Partners and DST Global have led a $230m series-A funding round for UK-headquartered payment processing software developer Checkout.com. Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC (a minority shareholder in Unquote parent company Acuris), Blossom...

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Communicating AI value will drive real success

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Artificial intelligence (AI) technology is probably stalking the aisles of your organisation. You may not have begun the implementation of AI, despite some basic tool sets existing in the Azure, AWS and Google platforms the organisation uses, but the...

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European Venture - the engine behind Europe's success?

European Venture - the engine behind Europe's success?

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European venture may be turning a corner. Extraordinary exit momentum across Europe's wider private equity market is lifting venture with it (see graph below). Last year's €98bn exited by GPs across 483 deals was admirably close to the 2007 peak of €117bn...

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IDC MaturityScape: Multicloud Management 1.0

IDC MaturityScape: Multicloud Management 1.0

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IDC's research indicates that over 90% of enterprise-scale organizations plan to make use of multiple clouds in the next several years. These organizations are focused on matching the needs of specific workloads to the cost, performance, and security...

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Harness the Power of Cloud copy

Harness the Power of Cloud copy

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  Contact centers are under increasing amounts of pressure to meet elevated customer expectations whilst keeping up with technology needs and maintaining software and systems. Doing more with less is never going to be easy and to maintain a competitive...

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New Gartner Report: Pure Storage Earns Top Marks in Critical Capabilities for Solid-State Arrays

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Smart storage meets critical capabilities. Gartner recognized the Pure Storage FlashArray M-series highest for three out of five use cases: Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Server Virtualization, and Online Transaction Processing. The company's disruptive,...

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