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Private Equity


  • NEW YORK, March 16- Everest Capital, a hedge fund firm founded in 1990 that counted George Soros and Nelson Peltz as early backers, is closing six of its seven remaining hedge funds because of bad bets on the Swiss franc, according to CNBC, which cited a private letter sent to investors on Feb. 24. Everest, which overall managed more than $3 billion at the end of December,...

  • Walter Isaacson explains start-ups' real problem Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 2:23 PM ET
    Walter Isaacson

    Start-ups struggle to expand, which is a bigger problem than perceived overvaluation of tech companies, Walter Isaacson tells CNBC.

  • March 16- Trian Fund Management LP said there was "strong interest" among large DuPont shareholders for a representative from the hedge fund to join the chemical conglomerate's board. "We are also pleased with the positive feedback that we have received from DuPont stockholders regarding all of Trian's nominees," the hedge fund said in a regulatory filing on...

  • Fed 'dramatically' inflated these sectors: Expert Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 4:09 PM ET
    Marc Utay, managing partner of Clarion Capital partners

    "Dramatically" high valuations in stocks and real estate could tank once the Fed tightens, a private equity manager said.

  • This is how billionaires enjoy super-low tax rates Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 2:41 PM ET
    Marc Lasry

    A rule lets the wealthy managers of private funds pay about half the tax rate they usually would—and it's unlikely to change soon.

  • QE driven up stock & real estate values: Utay   Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 1:42 PM ET
    QE driven up stock & real estate values: Utay

    Discussing the view from private equity on whether bubbles are lurking in the markets, with Mark Utay, Clarion Capital.

  • CNBC update: Best family cars   Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 1:30 PM ET
    CNBC update: Best family cars

    The IMF has agreed to a 4-year $17.5 billion loan for Ukraine, and a new report awards the best cars for families, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • Marcato largest Life Time Fitness shareholder   Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 12:35 PM ET
    Marcato largest Life Time Fitness shareholder

    Mick McGuire, Marcato Capital Management, discusses his stake in Life Time Fitness, and what he makes of the company seeking private equity.

  • KKR: US economy is good, but investing is hard Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 1:08 PM ET
    Alexander Navab

    KKR thinks the American economy is in good shape, even if the looming interest rate increase is likely to create some disruption.

  • Narrowing the skills gap   Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 7:11 AM ET
    Narrowing the skills gap

    Daymond John, FUBU founder & CEO, discuss the importance of digital literacy and employment.

  • Beware tech bubble 2.0?   Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 7:04 AM ET
    Beware tech bubble 2.0?

    I'm bullish on crowdfunding, says Steve Case, Case Foundation chairman, discussing the risks and rewards of angel investing. And Daymond John, FUBU founder & CEO, shares his concerns about nonqualified angel investors going into the market and not getting liquidity.

  • BOSTON, March 5- Hedge fund manager Patrick McCormack, a protégé of industry pioneer Julian Robertson, is shutting down his roughly $1.4 billion Tiger Consumer Management, according to a letter sent to investors. Bloomberg first reported the news. Running a hedge fund "takes a lot out of a person," said Don Steinbrugge, an industry consultant at Agecroft Partners.

  • BOSTON, March 5- Hedge fund manager Patrick McCormack is shutting down his roughly $1.4 billion Tiger Consumer Management, according to a letter sent to investors. Bloomberg first reported the news. When Stanley Druckenmiller and Chris Shumway announced their retirements in 2010 and 2011, their firms were liquidated.

  • Cuban on the tech bubble: There's no liquidity Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 4:27 PM ET
    Mark Cuban is shown in an episode of “Necessary Roughness.”

    Billionaire investor Mark Cuban says a private tech bubble fueled by apps and angel investors is worse than 2000's stock bubble.

  • Cuban: Tech bubble worse now than 15 years ago Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 10:52 AM ET
    Mark Cuban

    Investor Mark Cuban said private funding makes today's technology bubble worse than the stock-driven bubble of 2000.

  • Equity firms lending to landlords points to shift Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:34 AM ET
    A sign advertising an open house in Corona Del Mar, Calif.

    Three private equity firms are betting that landlord loans will become the next big profit opportunity. The NYT reports.

  • McClendon seeks cash for next big venture   Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:22 AM ET
    McClendon seeks cash for next big venture

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports Aubrey McClendon of American Energy Partners is at it again, raising money for new drilling investments but there are a number of headwinds.

  • Why I'm not waiting for the oil bottom: Rubenstein Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 10:25 AM ET
    David Rubenstein, The Carlyle Group co-founder and managing director

    Carlyle Group's David Rubenstein told CNBC he is not waiting for oil to hit a bottom before investing in beaten-up energy companies.

  • "We believe that Webster is now trading at an over $1 billion discount to fair value," the New York- based fund wrote in a letter sent to Webster Chief Executive Officer James Smith and seen by Reuters. Kerrisdale began accumulating its 2 million shares, or roughly 2 percent stake, in Webster in January, founder Sahm Adrangi told Reuters. Connecticut- based Webster...

  • Buffett: These investments are a 'fool's game' Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 1:18 PM ET
    Warren Buffett.

    Warren Buffett has a message for institutional investors: stop pouring money into those expensive high-end money managers.