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  • Feb 27- Billionaire hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb is mounting a proxy fight at Sotheby's with the goal of winning three board seats after the auction house's promise to return $450 million to shareholders failed to appease activist investors.

  • Private equity: Where to invest?     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 5:10 AM ET

    Michael Lindauer, global co-head for fund investments at Allianz Capital Partners, says that when it comes to private equity investments, southern Europe is really attractive.

  • Private equity 'in rude health': Pro     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 4:15 AM ET

    Robert Coke, head of absolute return and buyouts at The Wellcome Trust, says it's hard to find investment opportunities in private equity at the moment.

  • Guy Hands, founder and chairman of Terra Firma Capital Partners, says the company is eyeing "substantial" deals but valuations are still below 2007 levels.

  • US growth will 'outstrip' Europe: Pro     Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 2:40 AM ET

    Scott Sperling, co-president of Thomas H. Lee Partners, says the Europe is a "stable" market to invest in, but growth in the U.S. will be faster than in Europe.

  • Scouting the 'next private equity paradise' Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 3:33 PM ET

    Private equity investors sitting on a record amount of cash are poised to leap into southern Europe after shunning the region for years.

  • The best place for private equity? Healthcare Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 6:16 AM ET

    Healthcare, energy and financial services are growth areas for the private equity industry, executives told CNBC.

  • Feb 24- Darden Restaurants Inc's plan to spin off its Red Lobster chain should be put to a shareholder vote, activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP said, drawing support from at least one other investor. Darden said in December it would spin off or sell the floundering Red Lobster chain, bowing to pressure from hedge fund Barington Capital Group.

  • Feb 24- Darden Restaurants Inc's plan to spin off its Red Lobster chain should be put to a shareholder vote, activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP said. Darden said in December it would spin off or sell the floundering Red Lobster chain, bowing to pressure from hedge fund Barington Capital Group.

  • Robin Doumar, managing partner at Park Square Capital, says the raft of new banking regulation which has caused banks to reduce lending, has opened a gap for non-bank lenders to step in to.

  • Large M&A deals back on the table: Pro     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Robin Doumar, managing partner at Park Square Capital, says with the rise of non-bank lenders, larger M&A deals have been possible.

  • Gasoline, natural gas and soybeans were other commodities that attracted huge buying during the week that ended Feb. 18, according to the data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 21- When big name U.S. hedge fund managers disclosed their fourth-quarter stock holdings last week, a couple of exchange-traded fund companies took particular note. Global X Funds and AlphaClone LLC both offer ETFs that mimic the stock picks of high-priced hedge funds.

  • Private equity's new target play: Sex toys Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 1:48 PM ET
    A Jimmyjane Indulgences kit

    A recent acquisition shows how bedroom novelties have aroused the interest of private equity firm Brookstone Partners.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 21- Small investors who have longed to benefit from the brains of top hedge fund managers can now purchase those same stock picks without paying hefty fees or tying up a large amount of money.

  • Is the IPO frenzy for real?     Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Gareth McCartney of UBS says the uptick in public listings in Europe will continue, boosted by the quality of assets coming to market, and the breadth of sectors and regions.

  • Private equity's latest play: The Wild West Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 12:52 PM ET
    Mountains Development: View from the stretch of highway between Park City and Freestone River Ranch

    Private equity funds are seeing an opportunity in refurbishing sporting ranches near the Rockies, attracting investors like T. Boone Pickens.

  • Hedge fund manager Griffin gives $150 million to Harvard Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 8:14 PM ET

    BOSTON, Feb 19- Billionaire investor Kenneth Griffin, who started his hedge fund in his dormitory room at Harvard University, is donating $150 million to his alma mater in what will be the largest single gift ever made to the Ivy League school.

  • Wall Street gears up to spend big on 2014 election Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 3:19 PM ET
    From left: Paul Singer and Tom Steyer

    Some of the biggest names on Wall Street are quietly preparing to do battle over elections this year.

  • BOSTON, Feb 18- Hedge fund industry assets are expected to reach a record $3 trillion by year's end as investors plan to add fresh money, saying they were generally happy with last year's returns and don't expect bigger gains this year, a new survey shows.

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