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  • Bubble watch: Blackstone exec on housing health Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 1:46 PM ET
    Jonathan D. Gray

    Blackstone, which has made big bets on hotels, rental homes and other real estate in recent years, continues to be bullish on the sector.

  • KKR to acquire National Vision for $1 billion Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 10:36 AM ET
    A file picture of eyeglasses on display.

    Private equity firm KKR & Co said it would acquire National Vision from buyout firm Berkshire Partners in a deal worth nearly $1 billion.

  • Former hedge honcho Phil Falcone gets a babysitter Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 1:30 PM ET
    Philip Falcone, chairman and chief executive officer of Harbinger Group Inc.

    Legally troubled hedge fund manager Phil Falcone officially has help to salvage his once-$23 billion Harbinger Capital Partners.

  • Hedge fund betting on a $200 billion Alibaba Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 12:48 PM ET

    A rising hedge fund star has made a big bet on Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba, believing the company will be worth at least $200 billion.

  • A $100 million trucking bet—but not in the US Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 1:26 PM ET
    J&J Transport truck

    A Washington-based alternative asset manager has made its second investment from its Carlyle Sub-Saharan Africa Fund.

  • Julie Deane, co-owner and founder of The Cambridge Satchel Company, says Index Ventures' $21 million investment in the company should help it expand quicker, especially in China.

  • Private equity salivates at bullish 'middle market' Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    There's a slice of private equity that isn't too concerned about valuations: Middle market firms that focus on small and mid-sized companies.

  • The world looks improved from a year ago, says Steve Schwarzman, Blackstone Group chairman, CEO & co-founder, sharing his outlook on the year ahead. The U.S. looks like it has forward momentum, the emerging markets have probably hit bottom, and Europe ought to be creeping up a little, says Schwarzman.

  • PWC: China business activity set for record year     Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 7:15 PM ET

    David Brown, Greater China Private Equity Group Leader at PWC, says China's efforts to reform and the increasing sophistication of Chinese businessmen will be key to driving more deals in the country.

  • Deal buzz at Davos     Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    David Rubenstein, The Carlyle Group, provides insight on the current state of private equity and the company's efforts to allow retail investor access to PE. Why should retail investors not get the benefit of high returns when institutional investors can get them, says Rubenstein.

  • Investors watching earnings for any sign of growth Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 5:47 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    "Results are running light, and negative announcements have been off the hook," one analyst said amid a spate of disappointing reports.

  • Where the super-rich are stashing their cash: Pro Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 1:38 PM ET

    The founder of Tiger 21, a peer-to-peer investing network for the super-rich, tells CNBC where his clients are putting their money in 2014.

  • Greycourt exec: Here's what's out, and what's in Sunday, 19 Jan 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    "Simply buying index funds will no longer be a useful strategy," said Greg Curtis, the chairman of wealth advisory firm Greycourt.

  • Does the rally have legs?     Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 8:10 AM ET

    Equities are still the place to be, says Shawn Matthews, Cantor Fitzgerald CEO, sharing his outlook on the markets for 2014.

  • Roy Kuan, Managing Partner, Asia at CVC Capital Partners, says the goal for private equity against a backdrop of rising interest rates is to ensure stable returns.

  • 'Things are not cheap,' says dealmaker Rubenstein Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 11:06 AM ET
    David Rubenstein, The Carlyle Group Co-Founder & Managing Director.

    Private equity deals are picking up, but finding undervalued acquisition targets is "never easy," said the co-founder of The Carlyle Group.

  • Rubenstein: 'It's never easy to find deals'     Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 7:37 AM ET

    David Rubenstein, co-founder of The Carlyle Group, told CNBC on Tuesday that "things aren't cheap."

  • All signs bode well for financials: Expert     Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 7:43 AM ET

    Joseph Tanious, JPMorgan Funds, provides perspective on where earnings are likely headed this year after markets make a disappointing start to the year.

  • Hedge funds lose out to stellar stock markets Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 7:41 AM ET

    Hedge fund gains were trumped last year by the equities boom, according to a report published on Tuesday.

  • JPM is as strong a bank as we have in US: Pro     Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    JPMorgan is an incredible money machine, says David Rubenstein, Co-Founder & Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, discussing the big bank's earnings after paying "roughly $23 billion" in fines.