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    1. May 16, 2016

      Buyout firms’ secondary market is of prime concern

      Crime has a way of shining a light into the darkest crevices of Wall Street. In March, Andrew Caspersen, a well-heeled...

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      KKR swings to $553m quarterly loss

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      Philips likely to list its lighting business

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      Blackstone: taking a flyer

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      Blackstone profits plunge 77% as performance fees dive

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      Blackstone’s Senfina hedge fund suffers 15% fall

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      China’s HNA makes SFr1.4bn bid for Switzerland’s Gategroup

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      April 7, 2016

      Steelmaker Arrium enters voluntary administration

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      Australian steelmaker Arrium in survival talks

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      Inside the deal: How Anbang’s chairman Wu nearly landed Starwood

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      April 5, 2016

      Blackstone beefs up presence in India

      Shares in Mphasis rose after US-based Blackstone agreed to pay Hewlett Packard Enterprises up to $1.1bn for a majority...

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      Investment strategy: The new property barons

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    16. April 1, 2016

      Anbang chairman Wu Xiaohui’s ‘wings clipped’ by regulators

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      Chinese join the mega-dealmakers’ club

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      US companies warn tax avoidance crackdown will hit earnings

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    19. March 21, 2016

      Private equity: a misunderstood industry

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      March 15, 2016

      Taubman earned $75.5m in 2015 as PJT chief

      Paul Taubman, the former Morgan Stanley banker now at the helm of boutique investment bank PJT Partners, earned $75.5m...

    21. March 14, 2016

      Anbang — the acquisitive insurer with ties to Deng Xiaoping

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    22. March 14, 2016

      Starwood: big Anbang theory

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    23. March 13, 2016

      China’s Anbang agrees $6.5bn hotel deal with Blackstone

      Chinese insurer Anbang has struck its biggest deal for prime US property, agreeing to buy Strategic Hotels & Resorts...

    24. February 28, 2016

      Movers & shakers: February 29

      • BNY Mellon has named Mitchell Harris as chief executive of its $1.7tn investment management business. Mr Harris,...

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      February 26, 2016

      Hilton to spin off timeshare business in shake-up

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    26. Fast FT

      February 25, 2016

      Serco shares jump 11% as turnround gains traction

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      February 25, 2016

      Serco narrows losses, claims 'good progress'

      Serco has succeeded in narrowing its losses as chief executive Rupert Soames continues efforts to revive the challenged...

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      February 24, 2016

      Energy investment vehicle Silver Run rises in debut

      Silver Run Acquisition Corporation, a vehicle that plans to invest in the energy sector, climbed in its market debut on...

    29. February 18, 2016

      Linn Energy: tired refrain

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    30. February 7, 2016

      Private equity groups under pressure to buy own stock

      The world’s largest private equity companies are coming under increasing pressure to buy back their own listed shares...

    31. February 3, 2016

      Leon Black’s Apollo launches $250m share buyback

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    32. January 31, 2016

      The week: February 1

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    33. January 29, 2016

      Blackstone: money, meet mouth

      When Blackstone Group honcho Steve Schwarzman sees an underpriced priced asset, he generally buys it — with one odd...

    34. January 28, 2016

      Blackstone profits hit by market turmoil at the end of 2015

      Blackstone, the world’s biggest manager of alternative assets from private equity to real estate, has revealed that its...

    35. January 11, 2016

      Investors warm to UK science parks

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    36. January 10, 2016

      Blackstone to invest another $1bn in India in 2016

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      December 15, 2015

      Serco pulls sale of leisure and environmental businesses

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    38. December 14, 2015

      Former Wall St titans shake-up banking with fintech investments

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