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  1. July 18, 2014

    Checking in on Blackstone's Hilton trade

    On Thursday, our colleague Henny Sender reported on Blackstone’s strong second-quarter earnings (assets under management...

  2. July 17, 2014

    Blackstone attracts $62bn capital inflow

    Blackstone‘s goal of having $500bn of assets under management moved closer as the group increased the total sum it manages...

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  1. July 11, 2014

    Friends Life to take £40m hit after Lombard sale

    Friends Life is to take a £40m hit after agreeing to sell its Luxembourg-based tax planning arm Lombard to investment group...

  2. July 1, 2014

    Buyout trio weighs bid for Lafarge and Holcim’s $5bn asset sale

    Blackstone, Cinven and a Canadian pension fund are exploring a joint bid for €5bn worth of assets earmarked for sale by...

  3. June 30, 2014

    Blackstone plans its own investment platform

    Blackstone, the world’s largest allocator of capital to hedge funds, is preparing an overhaul of its $58bn fund of hedge...

  4. June 23, 2014

    Best days of private equity firms could lie in the past

    In mid-June, Blackstone held its second ever investor day in a valiant effort to coax its share price higher. Seven years...

  5. June 16, 2014

    Hillshire Brands moves to end Pinnacle Foods acquisition

    The board of Hillshire Brands has withdrawn its recommendation to acquire frozen foods maker Pinnacle Foods, clearing the...

  6. June 13, 2014

    Amaya Gaming buys PokerStars and Full Tilt in $4.9bn deal

    Amaya Gaming is betting that online gambling will take hold in the US with a bold $4.9bn acquisition of PokerStars and Full...

  7. June 12, 2014

    Goldman and Bain pay $121m to settle buyout conspiracy case

    Goldman Sachs and Bain Capital paid $121m to settle a lawsuit alleging they conspired with other private equity firms to fix...

  8. June 11, 2014

    Wall Street loses its man in the House

    From the mountains of Switzerland to the beaches of the Hamptons, Eric Cantor mixed in the milieu of Wall Street. It might...

  9. June 2, 2014

    US apartments in debt deal rent for less

    Apartments that have been bundled into bonds are renting for significantly less than similar but unsecuritised homes,...

  10. June 2, 2014

    Hilton Worldwide eyes future in boutique hotels

    Hilton Worldwide is launching a new brand aimed at upscale travellers as the recently-relisted US hotel group seeks to catch...

  11. June 1, 2014

    US watchdog triggers buyout group fee queries

    Private equity groups say they have been inundated with questions from concerned investors about fees and expenses in the...

  12. May 16, 2014

    Should you buy in to the private equity buyout kings?

    Private equity has invaded our daily lives. During a typical day, you may buy sandwiches or coffee at Pret A Manger, a chain...

  13. May 15, 2014

    Deutsche Bank chucks in its hand on casino gamble

    Deutsche Bank has agreed to sell its Las Vegas casino resort, The Cosmopolitan, to private equity group Blackstone for...

  14. May 15, 2014

    Pain of private equity’s TXU disaster fades amid renewed interest

    Private equity investment in energy In 2007 David Foley, head of energy investing for Blackstone, passed on joining in the...

  15. May 12, 2014

    Weibo leads tech sector rebound

    The US technology sector began the week with a rebound as investors picked through the dozens of momentum stocks that have...

  16. May 12, 2014

    Hillshire to buy Pinnacle Foods for $6.6bn

    Hillshire Brands is adding Vlasic pickles and the Birds Eye frozen vegetable brand in the US to its meat-dominated plate...

  17. May 12, 2014

    MBS deal shelved after rift over ratings

    A mortgage bond backed by defaulted home loans has been quietly shelved following a public spat between two of the world’s...

  18. May 8, 2014

    Blackstone plans regulated fund of hedge funds in Europe

    Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, the world’s largest allocator to hedge funds, plans to launch a regulated fund of...

  19. April 24, 2014

    Zimmer agrees $13.4bn Biomet acquisition

    Zimmer, the maker of the eponymous walking frame, has agreed to acquire Biomet for $13.35bn, combining the two providers of...

  20. April 17, 2014

    Private equity profits spur Blackstone

    Blackstone reported a 30 per cent rise in economic net income to $814m for the first quarter, an increase fuelled by a...

  21. April 16, 2014

    Telefónica launches mobile ad exchange

    Telefónica has become the first telecoms provider to launch a mobile advertising exchange, throwing it into competition with...

  22. April 14, 2014

    KKR to flip Ipreo for $975m

    Blackstone and Goldman Sachs’ investment arm are set to acquire Ipreo, the capital markets data and software provider for...

  23. April 10, 2014

    Colony chief defends rental bonds as $513m issue closes

    The head of Colony American Homes sought to quell concerns about the credibility of the single-family rental housing sector...

  24. April 9, 2014

    Ally Financial shares fall on trading debut

    Ally Financial shares fell on their debut after raising $2.38bn in its initial public offering, enabling the US government...

  25. April 7, 2014

    Alternative lenders ramp up risky home loans

    Hedge funds, private equity houses and other alternative lenders are making big bets on the UK housing market by backing...

  26. April 4, 2014

    Blackstone Asia chief returning to US

    Michael Chae, who was sent to head up Blackstone’s Asian private equity operations three years ago, is returning to the US...

  27. Material World

    March 27, 2014

    Versace: A quick take on today's earnings

    More signs of the luxury industry shrugging of a slowdown in sales in China. Versace reported its net profit jumped by...

  28. March 27, 2014

    Russian fund taps China and Middle East

    Russia’s $10bn state-backed fund has tapped Chinese and Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund money in a bid to show it can...

  29. March 26, 2014

    Securitisation industry lobbies on rental properties

    Investment vehicles that have snapped up billions of dollars worth of distressed houses with the goal of turning them into...

  30. March 14, 2014

    Apollo-led group set to take control of Tragus from Blackstone

    The Café Rouge brasseries are set to change hands for the fourth time in 12 years. A group led by US distress investor...

  31. March 13, 2014

    Housebuilder Miller Group considers IPO

    Miller Group has fired the gun on a process that could lead to an initial public offering, with the UK’s biggest privately...

  32. March 9, 2014

    Buyout world likely to dodge tax rise

    Ever since the buyout boom of 2007 and Blackstone chief executive Steve Schwarzman’s lavish $3m 60th birthday party,...

  33. March 1, 2014

    Colony backs Irish tycoon in hotels feud

    Patrick McKillen, the Irish investor who has been locked in a drawn out battle with the UK’s Barclay Brothers for control of...

  34. February 28, 2014

    Aviva chief scoops up Stoddard from Blackstone as finance chief

    Mark Wilson, chief executive of Aviva, has poached another associate from his time working in Asia, appointing a leading...

  35. February 28, 2014

    Blackstone investment heralds new era for Versace

    Donatella Versace woke up her chief executive Gian Giacomo Ferraris on Thursday at 6.30am with a text message. “Fasten your...

  36. February 28, 2014

    Versace deal highlights appeal for buyout groups

    Private equity investors may not be best suited to grasp why shearling and faux fur coats will inundate the streets of...

  37. February 27, 2014

    Top ratings of rental-backed bonds under fire

    New bonds backed by rental income from thousands of single-family homes in the US do not yet deserve the highest available...

  38. February 27, 2014

    Blackstone agrees to take 20% stake in Versace

    Blackstone has agreed to inject cash into Italian luxury designer Versace to help the family-owned company boost its...

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