Private Equity


  • Public-private Monument fix is a model: Rubenstein Monday, 12 May 2014 | 9:57 AM ET
    Washington Monument

    As the Washington Monument reopened, billionaire David Rubenstein—who paid for half the repairs—spoke to CNBC about the project's public-private partnership.

  • BOSTON, May 9- Like father, like son. The father and son duo have been laying the groundwork for months and Carl Icahn recently mentioned it quietly to some deep-pocketed friends who may want to commit cash, said the sources, who were prohibited from discussing the plan publicly.

  • Is there still money in BRICs? Many say yes Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 12:20 PM ET
    Construction workers started their work early in the morning in Rizhao, Shandong, China.

    Are private equity firms ditching the big emerging markets? The short answer is no, despite recent disappointments.

  • NEW YORK, May 6- Hedge fund mogul David Tepper had a case of deja vu when he ranked as the best paid hedge fund manager for the second year running by earning $3.5 billion in 2013 with a savvy bet on airline stocks, according to a new ranking. Tepper, who runs Appaloosa Management, was followed in second place by Steven A. Cohen, who earned $2.4 billion.

  • Bubble talk catches fire among big-money pros Monday, 5 May 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini warned that global central banks could cause the next crisis if they continue to use monetary policy to stimulate growth.

    There was a surprising amount of bubble talk at the Milken Institute's Global conference in Los Angeles last week.

  • BOSTON, May 3- A U.S. court rejected activist hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb's bid to force auction house Sotheby's to remove its shareholder rights plan, which limits the amount of stock he can buy.

  • Big Oil got an 'upstream' boost—but what's next? Friday, 2 May 2014 | 1:49 PM ET
    Pump jacks and wells in an oil field on the Monterey Shale formation near McKittrick, Calif., March 23, 2014.

    Profits from exploration—otherwise known as "upstream" earnings—were a saving grace for Big Oil in the last quarter.

  • *William Hill, Ladbrokes shares dropped in past 12 months. According to Markit data, interest from short sellers in several British betting firms has risen over the past two months, with Ladbrokes shares on loan climbing to more than 6 percent of the total available, from 4.7 percent, while William Hill's shares on loan have risen to 2.6 percent from 0.3 percent.

  • Big investors are big bulls on emerging markets Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 2:22 PM ET
    Jane Mendillo, president and chief executive officer, Harvard Management Co.

    Some of the largest institutional investors in the world are bullish on emerging markets, believing the asset class now offers compelling opportunity.

  • 'Danger signs are there' for credit bubble: Pro Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 12:19 PM ET
    Marc Rowan, senior managing director of Apollo Global Management LLC, speaks at the annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., May, 2011.

    Another credit bubble is being inflated, according to a senior private equity executive.

  • Absolute values 'are pretty high': Blackstone CEO Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 11:25 AM ET
    Stephen Schwarzman

    With stocks buoyed by a flurry of dealmaking on Monday, Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman says absolute valuations are "on the higher side."

  • Andrew Tymms, partner at Bain, says there will be big buyout deals this year as private equity firms have a "huge amount" of dry powder to use.

  • Hedge funds tackle climate change with Showtime Saturday, 26 Apr 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Jeremy Grantham, co-founder and chief investment strategist of Grantham Mayo van Otterloo.

    A trio of prominent hedge fund managers are funding a high-profile effort to raise awareness about climate change.

  • KKR, Nasdaq launch new market in fractional shares Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 7:37 AM ET
    The exterior facade of the NASDAQ market on the first day of Facebook trading on May 18, 2012.

    Private equity firm KKR plans to allow investors to sell parts of their stake in buyout funds through a new private market run by Nasdaq.

  • Energy stocks hit 52-week highs as boom rolls on Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 1:32 PM ET
    Pump jacks and wells are seen in an oil field on the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom, March 23, 2014 near McKittrick, California.

    The U.S. energy renaissance has coincided with a boom in energy-related stocks, one that investors are starting to notice.

  • Carlyle's Africa fund is getting huge interest Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 2:43 PM ET
    Construction of a new road past an advertisement for a new development of residential apartments in Nairobi, Kenya, March 1, 2013.

    Carlyle has raised $698 million for its dedicated Africa fund, nearly $200 million above its initial target.

  • Africa rises for investors     Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    CNBC.com Enterprise Reporter Lawrence Delevingne discusses how the private equity industry views Africa.

  • LONDON, April 16- United Nations economists who previously called for government intervention to tame volatile swings in commodity prices say banks and hedge funds have since reduced their influence to the lowest level since 2008..

  • Data from industry tracker Eurekahedge showed hedge funds in Europe managed a record $476.2 billion by the end of March, surpassing the previous high of $473 billion hit in October 2007, as investors look to tap into the region's gradual recovery.

  • Loeb's $14.5 billion hedge fund Third Point currently owns a 9.6 percent stake in Sotheby's and started a proxy contest earlier this year, putting Loeb and two other people forward as directors.