Private Equity


  • PARIS, March 30- U.S. hedge fund P. Schoenfeld Asset Management has accused French media group Vivendi of giving too much leeway to chairman and largest shareholder Vincent Bollore to boost his stake at "undervalued prices". PSAM, which says it owns 0.8 percent of Vivendi, is trying to rally other shareholders to vote for two resolutions at an upcoming annual...


  • TOKYO, March 27- Japan's Nikkei share average tumbled to a two-week low on Friday, led by futures selling as hedge funds took profits from recent gains. The Nikkei benchmark fell 1.7 percent to 19,141.62 points after falling to as low as 19,099.87 in mid-afternoon trade, the lowest level since March 13. Exporters also suffered, with Toyota Motor Corp falling 2.0...

  • Whitman, the founder of Whitman Capital LLC in Menlo Park, California, is serving a two-year prison term for his August 2012 conviction on securities fraud and conspiracy charges. Prosecutors said he profited in trading in shares of Google Inc and video-conferencing company Polycom Inc based on illegal tips from people like former Intel Corp employee Roomy...

  • Buffett in Kraft Heinz stock 'forever'   Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 8:05 AM ET
    Buffett in Kraft Heinz stock 'forever'

    Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, discusses the long-term outlook on the packaged foods market, as consumers move towards more natural products.

  • 'Krafty' deal 'matter of negotiations': Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, breaks down the terms of the deal to acquire Kraft Foods Group.

  • Heinz, Kraft merger shows industry 'ripe' for consolidation: Pro

    Jonathan Feeney, Athlos Research, and Alexia Howard, Sanford Bernstein & Company, provide perspective on the valuation of the deal to shareholders.

  • Food industry tipping points   Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:01 AM ET
    Food industry tipping points

    Alexia Howard, Sanford Bernstein & Company, shares her thoughts on the various headwinds facing the food industry.

  • Kraft Foods to merge with HJ Heinz   Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 6:07 AM ET
    Kraft Foods to merge with HJ Heinz

    Erin Lash, Morningstar analyst, discusses the acquisition of Kraft by Brazilian private equity firm 3G Capital. The combination with Heinz provides an international distribution platform, says Lash.

  • Heinz and Kraft to join in food mega-merger   Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Heinz and Kraft to join in food mega-merger

    "Squawk Box's" Andrew Ross Sorkin breaks down the details of the deal which includes H.J. Heinz becoming a publicly traded company.

  • Fed official Stein heads to hedge fund Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 12:27 PM ET
    Jeremy Stein, a former governor of the Federal Reserve.

    Another former senior government official has signed up to be a paid advisor to a multibillion-dollar hedge fund firm.

  • Navigating global risks: Scott Sperling   Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 8:15 AM ET
    Navigating global risks: Scott Sperling

    Scott Sperling, THL Partners co-president, shares his outlook on the global economy, amid unrest in the Middle East and tensions between Ukraine and Russia.

  • LONDON, March 23- Hedge funds have turned super-bearish about U.S. oil prices as concerns about running out of storage trump the drop in the number of rigs drilling new wells. Money managers had amassed a record number of short positions in futures and options contracts linked to WTI by the end of March 17, equivalent to 209 million barrels of oil, according to the...

  • The strategy usually involves buying stock in a Delaware- incorporated company that is being acquired and then filing a claim that gets a judge to determine the fair price for the shares in a process known as appraisal. But now the top corporate lawyers in Delaware, where about two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies are chartered, are proposing an amendment to the...

  • Yellen: Not ruling out April rate hike   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 2:30 PM ET
    Yellen: Not ruling out April rate hike

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen makes her opening statement, saying just because the Fed removed the word "patient" in its guidance for a rate increase, doesn't mean they are going to be "impatient."

  • Billionaire bracketology: Big money NCAA picks Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 1:27 PM ET
    Steve Cohen

    The smart-money brackets: CNBC.com got some of the world's elite investors to pick their NCAA Final Four.

  • Many Blackstone M&A bankers expected to depart Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 7:45 AM ET

    More than half of Blackstone's M&A directors may leave as the business is combined with the advisory firm headed by Paul Taubman.

  • Private equity investors pile into Africa Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 2:24 PM ET
    Skyline of the business district of Lagos, Nigeria.

    Private equity firms are doing more deals in Africa to tap the continent's growing population and wealth.

  • NEW YORK, March 16- Everest Capital, a hedge fund firm founded in 1990 that counted George Soros and Nelson Peltz as early backers, is closing six of its seven remaining hedge funds because of bad bets on the Swiss franc, according to CNBC, which cited a private letter sent to investors on Feb. 24. Everest, which overall managed more than $3 billion at the end of December,...

  • Walter Isaacson explains start-ups' real problem Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 2:23 PM ET
    Walter Isaacson

    Start-ups struggle to expand, which is a bigger problem than perceived overvaluation of tech companies, Walter Isaacson tells CNBC.