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Q&A: Jim Lawson, Chairman and Managing Director at Lincoln International

Jim Lawson is chairman and managing director at Lincoln International, which he co-founded in 1996. He has over 25 years of experience in marketing and negotiating the sale of manufacturing, distribution and service businesses. He was kind enough to chat with us regarding trends in the private equity middle market as well as M&A, among other topics.

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Venture capital pouring into Israel

Israel has become a contender in the heavyweight ranks of VC investment in the past few years, with its startups raising over $2.7 billion since the beginning of 2012. We’ve put together a list of the country’s top 10 most-funded VC-backed companies.

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2Q 2015 PE Deal Multiples and Trends: Top takeaways

Based on PitchBook data and surveys filled out by dealmakers around the world, our 2Q 2015 PE Deal Multiples and Trends Report sheds light on the current dealmaking landscape. The video above summarizes key findings from the report, including: At 47%, median debt levels hit their lowest point since we began this report series in 2012.…

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Analyzing 2Q VC activity in the hottest U.S. markets

Over the past week, we’ve produced a series of datagraphics that examine global PE, VC and M&A activity in 2Q, breaking down quarter-end totals for deal flow, capital invested, fundraising, most active investors, valuations and more (you can see all of our 2Q coverage here). To wrap up our recap series, we analyze venture capital…