Nothing says Festivus like, "Hot deal, price explosion. Look at all these term sheets baby…"
FORTUNE -- From First Round Capital comes the gazillionth Call Me Maybe parody (and let's not forget Psy…)
I rib them with love, of course, for the firm has invested in some of my favorite brands, including Warby Parker, (the Gwyneth Paltrow approved) Birch Box, ModCloth, and Refinery29. Not to mention TaskRabbit, StumbleUpon, and Uber.
This year's video MOREKatie Benner - Dec 19, 2012 1:58 PM ET
Anne Wojcicki wants to change the face of health care, and she believes that with the latest round of fundraising for her company 23andMe she can do just that.
FORTUNE -- 23andMe, the personal genetics company founded by Anne Wojcicki, has raised $50 million in Series D financing from investors including Russian venture capitalist Yuri Milner, Wojcicki and her husband Google co-founder Sergey Brin, New Enterprise Associates, MPM Capital, and Google MOREKatie Benner - Dec 12, 2012 11:35 AM ET
The giant asset manager has a new approach that is paying off for buyers and sellers.
FORTUNE – When Zayo Group, a telecom infrastructure provider in Louisville, Colo., needed to raise $1.5 billion this summer after an acquisition, it faced a horrible climate for issuing high-yield bonds. Interest rates on junk had jumped due to the latest turmoil in Europe, making borrowing much more costly.
But Zayo didn't have to pay sky-high MOREKatie Benner - Nov 29, 2012 5:00 AM ET
As the government gets closer to tying the hedge fund manager to insider trading, here's a look at the past and present SAC employees who've been taken down by Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara.
FORTUNE -- The government has yet to accuse SAC Capital founder Steve Cohen of a crime, but on Tuesday Cohen was directly tied to an insider trading scheme for the first time as part of a case MOREKatie Benner - Nov 21, 2012 9:24 AM ET
A year after Occupy Wall Street was removed from Zuccotti Park, offshoots Strike Debt and Occupy Sandy are making waves in debt and hurricane relief.
FORTUNE -- Occupy Wall Street -- the movement of the 99% -- had supposedly petered out this summer. At best, it was regarded as a grassroots hodge podge that forced a national conversation about economic inequality. At worst, it was written off as an angry mob MOREKatie Benner - Nov 14, 2012 9:58 AM ET
The precocious CEO of consulting firm Accordion Partners is the first call of private equity executives when they need help quick.
FORTUNE -- Pam Hendrickson needed reinforcements. Recently the chief operating officer of the Riverside Co., a private equity firm that owns more than 80 companies on four continents with combined sales of $3.2 billion, was trying to deliver a five-year budget for all of Riverside's operations. She found herself shorthanded MOREKatie Benner - Oct 30, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Beyond the headlines, he has a track record of charitable giving and promoting civil rights causes.
FORTUNE -- Before he was known in the tabloids and society circles as the guy suing the Dakota apartment building, before he was known in Silicon Valley and the tech community as the husband of Ellen Pao (the woman suing venture firm Kleiner Perkins for sexual discrimination), Alphonse "Buddy" Fletcher was perhaps best known -- MOREKatie Benner - Oct 25, 2012 8:11 AM ET
A hedge fund placed big bets on the company ahead of its IPO -- and they paid off handsomely.
FORTUNE -- Realogy was on the ropes. It was the winter of 2010, and the financial crisis and housing crash had crushed the realty company's revenue. Realogy had long struggled to make interest payments on the giant debt that Apollo had borrowed to buy the company for $8.5 billion. The situation looked MOREKatie Benner - Oct 11, 2012 10:37 AM ET
The biotech's top numbers cruncher understands that his job isn't just about the balance sheet.
FORTUNE -- A good CFO is a master of numbers who can juggle conflicting imperatives: manage working capital (save cash!); return money to shareholders (spend cash!); invest for the future (spend now, save later!). Biogen Idec (BIIB) CFO Paul Clancy has demonstrated such acumen, helping the company generate 21% annual earnings per share growth from 2007 MOREKatie Benner - Oct 3, 2012 5:00 AM ET
The Libor scandal plays out in an unlikely place - the streets of Charm City.
FORTUNE -- It has been a year since Baltimore sued the big banks -- Bank of America (BAC), Barclays (BCS), Citibank (C), HSBC (HBC), J.P. Morgan (JPM), Lloyds (LYG), UBS (UBS), and WestLB -- the first of many lawsuits to claim that those institutions illegally manipulated the London interbank offer rate, or Libor. It was esoteric MOREKatie Benner - Aug 30, 2012 5:00 AM ET
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