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."


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