Antoine Gara


1 month ago

Meet Wall Street’s Best Dealmaker: New Billionaire Orlando Bravo

Bravo has sold or listed 25 investments worth a total of $20 billion, four times their cost. His secret? He invests only in well-established software companies.
By Antoine Gara 34 min read
1 month ago

Actress Olivia Munn On Why She Invested In Uber At A $1.5 Billion Valuation

Actress Olivia Munn reveals a new side at Forbes' 30 Under 30 Conference in Detroit. She's an investor who backed Uber at a $1.5 billion valuation and has stakes in Wag, Vital Protiens and...
By Antoine Gara 3 min read
3 months ago

Billionaire Bill Ackman Explains Why He Invested 11% Of His Fund In Berkshire Hathaway

Berkshire Hathaway owns high cash balances and has a tendency to do well in bad markets as Buffett and Munger, icons in American business, deploy funds at rock-bottom prices.
By Antoine Gara 25 min read
4 months ago

Billionaire Robert Smith’s Vista Raises $850 Million, Doubling Down On Its Commitment To Small Software Buyouts

Billionaires Robert Smith and Brian Sheth, cofounders of Vista Equity Partners, are in the midst of raising a mammoth $16 billion software buyout fund.
By Antoine Gara 10 min read
5 months ago

The Oracle Of Apopka: Meet Eddie Brown, One Of Wall Street’s Greatest Untold Stories

Eddie Brown’s flagship Small Company Fund is up 21% and has averaged a 19% return annually over the past decade. Since its inception in 1992, the fund is up 22-fold. 
By Antoine Gara 9 min read
6 months ago

Gentlemen At The Gate: With Trillions Pouring In, KKR And Its Peers Must Build Up Rather Than Break Up

KKR, the $200 billion (assets) private equity giant, popularized the leveraged buyout. Today half of its investments and the majority of its dealmakers live abroad. 
By Antoine Gara 17 min read
9 months ago

An Insider's Take On Ultimate Software's $11 Billion Private Equity Takeover

In February, Ultimate Software was sold to Hellman & Friedman for $11 billion, or $331.50 a share.
By Antoine Gara 28 min read
9 months ago

Kraft Heinz Plunges After $15 Billion Writedown, Dividend Cut And SEC Probe

On Thursday evening, shares in the heavily indebted company plunged nearly 20% after it revealed a trifecta of issues. 
By Antoine Gara 8 min read