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  • Loeb's $14.5 billion hedge fund Third Point currently owns a 9.6 percent stake in Sotheby's and started a proxy contest earlier this year, putting Loeb and two other people forward as directors.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, April 14- The global private equity industry will focus more on emerging markets in coming years as Brazil and China become the leading global recipients of capital from the sector, a senior industry executive said on Monday.

  • Longtime Barclays executive to depart Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 2:28 PM ET

    A senior investment banker at Barclays is set to leave following a combined 17 years at the bank and the one it acquired, Lehman Brothers.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, April 14- The global private equity industry will see more listed players in coming years, focus more on emerging markets while depending less on leverage, and more on good management of their investments, a senior industry executive said on Monday.

  • April 14- China- focused hospital operator Chindex International Inc received a buyout offer of $23 per share, higher than the $19.50 offered by Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group and private equity firm TPG in February. Chindex, which runs the United Family Healthcare hospitals in China, did not name the new bidder.

  • Private equity unloads BRICs, targets new regions Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Bangkok, Thailand.

    With Brazil, Russia, India, and China slowing, private equity firms are increasingly investing in other less-developed markets.

  • April 14- Blackstone and Goldman Sachs' investment arm are set to buy Ipreo from KKR in a private equity secondary deal that values the data company at $975 million, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Ipreo was formed by the merger of i-Deal and Hemscott in 2006, with the backing of Veronis, Merrill Lynch and Citigroup.

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, April 11- The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing Herbalife Ltd, the nutrition and weight loss company that hedge fund manager William Ackman has called a pyramid scheme, sources familiar with the investigation said on Friday.

  • DAKAR, April 11- Three years after disputed elections led to bloodshed, Ivory Coast has emerged as one of the most exciting opportunities for private equity investors in Africa, with a dynamic workforce keen to put a decade of turmoil behind it, a senior investor said on Friday.

  • April 10- Phibro Animal Health Corp's initial public offering was priced at $15 per share, an underwriter said, below its expected price range of $16- $18 per share. Backed by UK private equity firm 3 i Group Plc, Teaneck, New Jersey- based Phibro is selling 7.352 million shares in the offering.

  • *Battle for Deoleo turned political this week. MADRID, April 10- The board of Spain's Deoleo, the world's top olive oil bottler, agreed on Thursday to back a takeover bid from British private equity fund CVC Capital Partners.

  • The sentencing marks the end of an era for SAC Capital, a hedge fund that last year managed $15 billion but found itself in federal investigators' cross-hairs. An indictment unveiled in July alleged systemic insider trading took place at SAC Capital involving the stocks of more than 20 publicly-traded companies from 1999 through 2010..

  • Risk? What risk? Big funds go all-out for yield Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 10:53 AM ET
    Public water utility workers fix a pipe in Old San Juan. The island-territory of the United States is on the brink of a debt crisis as lending has skyrocketed in the last decade with the government issuing municipal bonds mostly to finance pensions.

    Recent strong demand for relatively risky bonds from Puerto Rico, Greece and Spain adds to the case that investors are reaching for yield.

  • FRANKFURT, April 10- Koch Industries and Goldman Sachs's private equity arm are acquiring the world's leading maker of printing-inks Flint from buyout group CVC, the four companies said in a joint statement on Thursday.

  • US judge sentences SAC Capital in $1.8B fraud deal Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 3:03 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The once high-flying hedge fund SAC Capital was sentenced on criminal fraud charges Thursday under a $1.8 billion deal that prosecutors say included the largest criminal fine ever imposed in an insider trading case.

  • Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds - WSJ Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 12:57 AM ET

    April 10- Several large hedge funds doubled down on Puerto Rico in last month's giant bond sale despite the U.S. territory's financial struggles, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing confidential documents reviewed by the newspaper.

  • Surprise: These funds are back as big winners Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 2:27 PM ET
    Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates.

    Risk parity funds are up this year after losing money in 2013, but investors are getting out of the strategy.

  • MADRID, April 9- Some of the owners of the world's top olive oil bottler Deoleo are rethinking plans to sell, sources said, after the Spanish government revealed its interest in buying into what it sees as a nationally strategic company. Deoleo said on Wednesday private equity firm CVC had made the highest offer for the company.

  • DAKAR, April 9- Small and medium-sized enterprises in Africa are crying out not just for financing but also management and operational expertise to enable them to grow a regional footprint, says private equity firm AFIG Funds.

  • *Tentative IPO price range at 1,600- 1800 yen vs earlier estimate 2,300 yen. TOKYO, April 9- Japanese railway and property conglomerate Seibu Holdings on Wednesday slashed the price of its initial public offering and said its largest shareholder, U.S. private equity firm Cerberus, would not participate in one of Japan's biggest IPOs this year.

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