Monthly Archives: January 2006

KPMG on Performance of Mergers and Acquisitions

The value of annual global M&A transactions at the time of publication is estimated to be running at more than $2.2 trillion (Source: Thomson Financial Securities Data 1999). Confidence in mergers and acquisitions as a means to drive growth has … Continue reading

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Private Equity Performance

Private Equity Performance: Returns, Persistence and Capital Flows STEVEN N. KAPLAN, ANTOINETTE SCHOAR Abstract This paper investigates the performance of private equity partnerships using a data set of individual fund returns collected by Venture Economics. Over the sample period, average … Continue reading

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The Economist on population aging in Japan

Greying Japan The downturn Jan 5th 2006 | TOKYO From The Economist print edition But ageing employees need not be a problem, if companies adjust JAPAN’S population is in decline. As of last October 1st, the government announced last week, … Continue reading

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