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  • July 3- Activist hedge fund Jana Partners LLC said it planned to ask PetSmart Inc to explore a sale, sending the pet product retailer's shares up 15 percent. Jana Partners reported a 9.9 percent stake in PetSmart in a regulatory filing, making it the company's largest shareholder.

  • July 3- Activist hedge fund Jana Partners LLC said it planned to ask PetSmart Inc to explore a sale, sending the pet products retailer's shares up 13 percent in premarket trading.

  • 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.

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

  • Earlier Standard General had loaned its American Apparel shares to Charney, according to regulatory documents, allowing him to boost his stake in the company from about 27 percent to 43 percent. Charney had hoped to gain majority control, but American Apparel countered with an anti-takeover plan that prompted him to change his strategy.

  • 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.

  • *34 new commodity funds through May, lowest since H1 2006. *Only two new "discretionary" funds, both by same trader. NEW YORK, June 24- Commodity fund launches have slowed dramatically, heading for an eight-year low, data from industry tracker Preqin showed, after years of weak returns and some high-profile fund failures in the commodities sector.

  • '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.

  • 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.

  • BOSTON, June 17- Massachusetts' pension fund is pushing to move some of the $5.6 billion it invests with hedge funds into separately managed accounts and may even invest, at a lower cost, in strategies designed to mimic hedge fund returns. But few big investors have been as public about their plans as Massachusetts.

  • But the judge, who has been presiding for more than a decade over litigation between Argentina and hedge funds that refused to exchange defaulted bonds, seemed more interested in a fiery speech on Monday night by Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, in which she said the country would not submit to "extortion" by the hedge funds; and by a second speech Tuesday by the Argentine economy minister, who disclosed plans to restructure bonds to avoid "attachments."

  • NEW YORK, June 18- Lawyers for Argentina and for hedge funds that did not take part in its debt restructuring are scheduled to appear in federal court in New York on Wednesday in what could be a last-ditch attempt by the country to avoid default.

  • NEW YORK, June 18- Lawyers for Argentina and for hedge funds that refused to take part in its debt restructuring after its catastrophic 2001-02 default are scheduled to appear in federal court in New York on Wednesday afternoon, two days after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the country's appeal, a court official said.

  • June 16- Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden has asked the Obama administration why the United States failed to stop a tax-avoidance strategy used by hedge funds, including John Paulson's Paulson& Co, Bloomberg reported.

  • The Securities and Exchange Commission's case against Albany, New York- based Paradigm Capital Management and owner Candace King Weir marks the first time the agency has ever brought charges over whistleblower retaliation- a new authority Congress bestowed on the agency in 2010..

  • The Securities and Exchange Commission's case against Albany, New York- based Paradigm Capital Management and owner Candace King Weir marks the first time the agency has ever brought charges over whistleblower retaliation- a new authority Congress bestowed on the agency in 2010..