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  • Private equity M&A: Still a risky game Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 5:14 AM ET

    Deal fever, combined with private equity exits, have led to warnings of a market top. Is it just a matter of time before scalps are claimed?

  • Picking private equity plums  Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 7:21 AM ET

    David Fann, TorreyCove Capital Partners, says investors need to be selective when investing in private equity. And Mark Okada, Highland Capital, shares his thoughts.

  • Lululemon founder talks possible buyout: Report Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 7:11 AM ET
    A woman wearing Lululemon Athletica clothing leads a yoga class in Miami Beach, Florida

    The Lululemon founder's advisers have been talking to private-equity firms to find out if they are interested in buying the yoga gear maker, the WSJ reported.

  • Private equity leverage 'creeping up rapidly': Pro  Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 2:40 AM ET

    Michael Abraham, co-head of private equity sponsors at UBS, says leverage in the private equity sector is rising "rapidly" to "concerning levels".

  • Cutting the mustard: Ex-Heinz CEO off to PE shop Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 3:37 PM ET
    William Johnson in February, 2013.

    William Johnson, the former chairman, CEO and president of Heinz, is joining buyout shop Advent as a consultant.

  • Ex-CalPERS head to plead guilty Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 1:39 PM ET
    Signage stands outside the offices of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (Calpers) in Sacramento, California.

    The former head of the largest public pension system is set to plead guilty for illegally steering private equity placement fees to a friend.

  • David Rubenstein, The Carlyle Group co-founder, discusses the comeback of hedge funds from the Great Recession. Rubenstein says the funds of funds business is not dead.

  • States with the most private equity cash Sunday, 29 Jun 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    Texas, California and Pennsylvania received the most investment from private equity firms last year, according to a new report.

  • Rewiring tech innovation  Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 8:03 AM ET

    Scott Kupor, Andreessen Horowitz COO, shares his thoughts on GoPro's IPO, and tech's biggest hardware and software plays. Software is Silicon Valley's biggest friend right now, says Kupor.

  • 'Nobility' in managing funds: Morningstar exec Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 10:25 AM ET
    Don Phillips

    Managing a mutual fund is nothing short of a noble calling to alleviate wealth inequality, according to a Morningstar senior executive.

  • Force of Brazil's private sector 'very big': Pro  Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 2:10 AM ET

    Joaquim Levy, CEO of Bradesco Asset Management, says the Brazilian private sector has turned around in recent years as the population turns to the private sector for its services.

  • Close look at M&A cycle  Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 7:18 AM ET

    Discussing the health of U.S. business amid a slow recovery, with Scott Sperling, THL Partners co-President.

  • Chico’s explores sale to private equity Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 8:25 AM ET

    Chico's is exploring a sale to private equity and has discussed a deal with potential suitors, the Financial Times reports.

  • PE deals in Asia off to a strong start: Bain & Co  Sunday, 1 Jun 2014 | 9:34 PM ET

    Sebastian Lamy, Partner at Bain & Co, says private equity activity in Asia saw a sharp rise in the first months of the year.

  • GSK invites private equity bid for drugs: Sources Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 12:34 PM ET
    A GlaxoSmithKline Plc logo sits on a sign outside the company's headquarters in London, U.K.

    GSK has invited private equity firms to consider making offers for a range of its older drugs, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

  • Hedge funds spending big bucks on midterm elections Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 12:19 PM ET
    From left: Paul Singer and Tom Steyer

    Hedge funders like Tom Steyer and Paul Singer are continuing their spending on midterm elections—and some politicians are fighting back.

  • Finding opportunities in the oilfield  Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 8:42 AM ET

    Charles Cherington, Intervale Capital co-founder, discusses how his private equity firm is able to capitalize on the booming energy revolution in the U.S.

  • Wall Street, Big Oil and your pain at the pump Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    Some wonder whether Wall Street and Big Oil are to blame for the high price of gasoline. The answer is yes...and no.

  • The last guy you'd expect to not understand Japan Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 11:55 AM ET
    J. Christopher Flowers, chairman and founder of JC Flowers & Co.

    A famed private equity investor tells CNBC that he can't predict when Japan's economy will snap out of its doldrums.

  • Investing in mobile wars  Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    Bubba Murarka, DFJ partner, discusses where he sees investment opportunities in consumer Internet and mobile technology.