Google Eyes P.E. Help For Purchases

Jun 20 2013 | 11:24am ET

Private-equity firms may soon have a powerful ally in technology deals: Google Inc.

The search-engine giant's mergers and acquisitions chief said yesterday that the company may, for the first time, work with p.e. shops to help it structure deals. The move could prove a boon, with Google closing on acquisitions roughly every other week.

Don Harrison told the Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit that Google is looking to deploy its capital both to earn a return and to acquire assets.

"There are opportunities," he said. "At some point I think you'll see a transaction."


In Depth

Royalties: The Alternative Assets of the Music Industry

Jul 8 2016 | 7:01pm ET

Recent market volatility has investors seeking greater insight into alternative...

Lifestyle

Vortic: Making Great American Watches Again

Jul 25 2016 | 6:29pm ET

If you are compelled by stories of entrepreneurial vision & drive, or simply...

Guest Contributor

MPI: Like Stellar Returns? Better Understand the Risks First

Jul 22 2016 | 8:44pm ET

When the press reports extraordinarily strong relative or risk-adjusted returns...