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Forecast for M&A activity remains mixed

Submitted by PricewaterhouseCoopers   NEW YORK, NY – December 12, 2011 – Volatile equity markets slowed mounting U.S. deal activity in the third and fourth quarters, following growing deal momentum in the first two quarters of 2011. In light of concerns over European debt and a pullback in financing, U.S. merger and acquisition (M&A) activity […]

First-half angel investments climb 5 percent

By the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire DURHAM, N.H. – The angel investor market in the first two quarters of 2011 showed signs of stabilization with total investments totaling $8.9 billion, an increase of 4.7 percent over the same period in 2010, according to the Center for Venture Research at the […]

Want funding? Think sustainability

— The business case for environmental sustainability is accelerating. Aside from appealing to environmentally conscious customers, going green can prepare a company for investment capital or an initial public offering, according to new research from PricewaterhouseCoopers. “When a company is raising capital for the first time, they’re really in the spotlight in terms of what […]

Jane Adams Hull House receives funding for microentrepreneurs

The Jane Adams Hull House Association in Chicago is one of 100 nonprofits throughout the United States to receive a grant this year from the U.S. Small Business Association’s Program for Investment in Microentrepreneurs (PRIME). The grants, which total $7.6 million nationally, are designed to help the nonprofits provide business training and technical assistance to low-income entrepreneurs […]

Companies find ready market for IPOs

When Northbrook-based Nanosphere has needed capital, it has been able to find it, including on the open market. The company, which makes advanced molecular diagnostic systems, has raised $300 million to date, including government grants, private equity and $103 million from a 2007 initial public offering after paying $10 million in related expenses. It closed […]