Massachusetts-based women’s health devices maker Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) got some attention on Wall Street after releasing a preliminary earnings report predicting that it would meet or exceed expectations for the 3rd quarter.
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Private equity players are in for some stiff competition this year, as large-cap PE shops invade the middle-market space, according to a report from PE stalwart Bain & Co.
The company’s Global PE Report details a huge “exit overhang” – more aptly deemed an “exit hangover” by PE Hub’s Jonathan Marino – as PE-backed companies seek exits.
And the mega-deals of the past 10 years or so are a thing of the past, according the report, as detailed by Marino.
Angeion Corp. (NSDQ:ANGN) narrowed its 1st-quarter losses despite flat sales for the 3 months ended Jan. 31.
Although dragged down by a tough European climate, focusing on group purchasing organization and service revenues kept the company’s sales from sliding, the cardiorespiratory diagnostic systems maker said.
Zimmer Holdings (NYSE:ZMH) shares are down this morning in early trading after the orthopedics giant lowered its sales and earnings guidance for 2011 – despite beating analysts’ expectations with its third-quarter earnings.
Warsaw, Ind.-based Zimmer said third-quarter profits were $192 million, or $1.01 per share, on sales of $1.03 billion for the three months ended Sept. 30, up 5.2 percent and 6.9 percent, respectively, compared with the same period last year.
Venture capital investment is on the wane, but angel investment is increasing, according to a pair of recent reports.
The University of New Hampshire’s Center for Venture Research reports that angel investment rose nearly 5 percent during the first and second quarters, to $8.9 billion, compared with the same period last year. Health care and medical device firms took the lion’s share of the angel cash (25 percent, according to the report), which usually comes from the proverbial "high net worth individuals" or in early-stage funding rounds.
Terms for the $6.3 billion leveraged buyout of Kinetic Concepts Inc. (NSYE:KCI) are in flux once again as the debt crisis in Europe roils credit markets.
KCI agreed in July to a $68.50-per-share LBO by Apax Partners and a pair of Canadian pension funds. The London-based PE firm and its partners planned to finance the buyout with about $5 billion in debt, backed by lenders Bank of America Corp., Credit Suisse Group AG and Morgan Stanley.