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Latest News in Private Equity

  • July 25, 2024

    Rising Star: Cooley's Matt Smith

    Matt Smith of Cooley LLP advised Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz as it raised $7.2 billion across five funds with differering strategies, including one focusing on companies supporting "American dynamism," earning him a spot among the fund formation attorneys under age 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • July 25, 2024

    Bally's OKs Standard General's Takeover Valuing It At $4.6B

    Bally's Corp. announced on Thursday its plans to merge with Standard General-owned The Queen Casino & Entertainment Inc., a regional casino operator, in a deal that values Bally's at $4.6 billion and was crafted by five law firms.

  • July 25, 2024

    Deals Rumor Mill: Wiz-Google, Daily Telegraph, Medline IPO

    Cybersecurity startup Wiz has rebuffed a buyout offer from Google, former British finance minister Nadhim Zahawi is preparing a $773 million bid for the Daily Telegraph, and medical supplies giant Medline is preparing an initial public offering for 2025. Here, Law360 breaks down these and other notable deal rumors from the past week.

  • July 25, 2024

    Online Education Group 2U Hits Ch. 11 With Over $944M Debt

    2U Inc., an online education company, filed for Chapter 11 protection in New York on Thursday with plans to cut some $486 million in debt from its balance sheet and exit bankruptcy by September.

  • July 24, 2024

    SEC Unlikely To Relitigate Loss On Hedge Fund Regs

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission appears ready to accept defeat in its efforts to require more detailed disclosures from private fund managers, with attorneys saying the agency's continued silence since last month's Fifth Circuit loss likely indicates it will not press the issue any further.

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