• Bruce Wasserstein, General Electric, Lazard, Valuation

    Idov vs. Excel. Idov: 0; Excel: 1.

    Per our earlier post, private equity anonyblogger Equity Private re-values GE based on Michael Idov’s assumptions about how Daily Candy gets to a $100 million valuation**: General Electric trailing twelve months of revenue: $144.4 billion. GE market cap (April 24, 2006): $358.8 billion. Control premium for acquisition of GE (2005 average): 30% Optimism factor applied […]

    / Apr 24, 2006 at 3:16 PM
  • Valuation

    Silicon Alley 2.0

    The New York Times and New York mag both lead the week with return-of-the-dot-com boom stories about MySpace and DailyCandy, respectively. Conclusion: it’s different this time. Sort of. Kurt Andersen, in a separate column, interviews former Flatiron Partner Fred Wilson, who explains how: “It doesn’t seem like really dumb things are getting funded,” Fred says. […]

    / Apr 24, 2006 at 8:29 AM

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