Private Equity


  • Event software firm goes private in $1 billion deal Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 8:46 AM ET

    Event software maker Active Network said it would be acquired by Vista Equity Partners for about $1.05 billion.

  • Blackstone: We're in an 'epic credit bubble' Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 10:49 AM ET
    The Blackstone Group LP logo hangs in the company's offices in New York.

    "We are in the middle of an epic credit bubble...the likes of which I haven't seen in my career," said Blackstone's global head of private equity.

  • Golden age of private equity?     Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 6:53 AM ET

    Erik Hirsch, Hamilton Lane Advisors chief investment officer, shares his thoughts on why the private equity environment provides investors advantages during a time of market uncertainty.

  • Catterton closes two PE funds Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 3:30 PM ET

    Catterton Partners, a private equity firm that specializes in consumer brands, has closed two of its funds to new investment.

  • More mega deals ahead?     Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 10:38 AM ET

    Chris Ventresca, JPMorgan co-head of global M&A, discusses Verizon's acquisition of Vodafone's stake in its wireless company and reveals where he is seeing the biggest trends in mergers and acquisitions.

  • 'Dell Saga' finally coming to an end: pro     Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 5:30 AM ET

    Dan Primack, senior editor at Fortune, comments on the upcoming Dell shareholders' vote and how the Icahn opposition has been positive for them and whether the group can still be turned around.

  • Ghosts of go-go '90s resurface, haunt Wall Street Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 8:21 AM ET

    In the 1990s, U.S. banks used life insurance to bet that their employees would eventually die. Now those wagers are coming back to haunt Wall Street banks.

  • Who would want to buy BlackBerry?     Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 8:14 AM ET

    Daniel Ernst, Hudson Square Research founder, discusses whether the smartphone maker will likely find a buyer and how much the company is actually worth.

  • Deal flows and IPOs on the rise     Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 7:41 AM ET

    Dan Primack, Fortune Magazine, has the update on private equity deals and the surge in public offerings, including rumors BlackBerry wants to go private and Amazon's Bezos buying the Washington Post newspaper.

  • Tracking deal flow & market moves     Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 7:06 AM ET

    James Woolery, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, and David Blitzer, S&P 500 Index committee chairman, have the latest corporate buzz on pending M&A action and the outlook on the market.

  • Didn't plan on being so successful: Chobani CEO     Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and CEO of Chobani, discusses how he launched and grew his company "from zero to billion" while remaining private.

  • What the 'Dell?'     Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 3:47 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis has the latest Dell twist from Round Rock, TX. Another vote will be held next Wednesday to see if Michael Dell's proposal to take the company private at $13.65 a share will be voted through.

  • Icahn blasts Dell's board     Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 1:09 PM ET

    Dell delayed a vote on founder Michael Dell's plan to take the company private. Shares are up more than 2 percent on the news. Dennis Berman, Wall Street Journal, weighs in.

  • Top investing strategies of the wealthy     Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 1:40 PM ET

    Greek workers are on strike today, rallying in front of the parliament, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. How are concerns in Europe impacting investment strategies? With David Bailin, Citi Private Bank. Bailin shares his top plays in hedge funds, real estate and private equity.

  • SEC lifts advertising ban     Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 10:49 AM ET

    The SEC has lifted a decade-old ban concerning hedge funds, private equity, venture capital and start-ups. John Frankel of ff Venture Capital lends insight on the impact.

  • Advertising; the New Frontier for Private Money     Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 8:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly talks with Barry Silbert, SecondMarket founder & CEO, about his thoughts on how the SEC's decision to lift a ban on ads by hedge funds, private equity and venture capital firms will attract new investors

  • Blackstone's Real Estate Strategy     Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 10:32 AM ET

    Jonathan Gray of the Blackstone Group discusses how his group is profiting from global real estate investments and how to play the housing sector now.

  • Investors in David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital Management's offshore gold fund were down 11.8 percent in June, bringing their year-to-date losses in the fund to 20 percent.

  • Why Barrack is in 'BlackBerry Rehab'     Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 7:40 AM ET

    "I have a BlackBerry and I have an iPhone," said Tom Barrack of Colony Capital, and "as much as I want the BlackBerry to win, I'm just magnetically being drawn more and more to the iPhone.

  • Signs of M&A Comeback in the USA?     Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 6:41 AM ET

    Matthew Toole, Thomson Reuters, and Amanda Levin, Mergermarket editor of the Americas, debate whether to expect a turnaround in dealmaking for the second half of the year.