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Blackstone, which has made big bets on hotels, rental homes and other real estate in recent years, continues to be bullish on the sector.
Private equity firm KKR & Co said it would acquire National Vision from buyout firm Berkshire Partners in a deal worth nearly $1 billion.
Legally troubled hedge fund manager Phil Falcone officially has help to salvage his once-$23 billion Harbinger Capital Partners.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
"Results are running light, and negative announcements have been off the hook," one analyst said amid a spate of disappointing reports.
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.
"Simply buying index funds will no longer be a useful strategy," said Greg Curtis, the chairman of wealth advisory firm Greycourt.
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.
Private equity deals are picking up, but finding undervalued acquisition targets is "never easy," said the co-founder of The Carlyle Group.
David Rubenstein, co-founder of The Carlyle Group, told CNBC on Tuesday that "things aren't cheap."
Joseph Tanious, JPMorgan Funds, provides perspective on where earnings are likely headed this year after markets make a disappointing start to the year.
Hedge fund gains were trumped last year by the equities boom, according to a report published on Tuesday.
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.