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  • KKR buys into money-minting energy hedge fund Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 11:46 AM ET
    Henry Kravis, co-founder of KKR

    Private equity firm KKR continues to expand its offerings, this time buying a stake in hedge fund firm BlackGold.

  • July 9- Struggling apparel and accessories retailer American Apparel Inc said it has reached a deal with hedge fund Standard General LP and founder Dov Charney to remake its board and bolster finances.

  • PE power player takes center stage     Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group CEO, reveals where he is seeing global opportunities.

  • 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.

  • Strong gains in its top holdings, including Canadian Pacific, Air Products& Chemicals and Burger King Worldwide helped fuel the rise. Ackman has spent much of June trying to convince pharmaceutical company Allergan, in which he is the biggest investor, to sell itself to rival Valeant Pharmaceuticals, with which he is working to negotiate a deal.

  • *PetSmart shares rise as much as 15 pct. July 3- Activist hedge fund Jana Partners LLC said it planned to ask PetSmart Inc to explore a sale, underlining troubles at the pet product retailer. Jana Partners reported a 9.9 percent stake in PetSmart, 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 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.