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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Inside hedge fund pay: $10M for a 10% return Sunday, 16 Feb 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    The CEO of a $5 billion hedge fund can expect to make between $7 million and $10 million if the fund returns just 10 percent.

  • Bubble watch: Blackstone exec on housing health Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 1:46 PM ET
    Jonathan D. Gray

    Blackstone, which has made big bets on hotels, rental homes and other real estate in recent years, continues to be bullish on the sector.

  • KKR to acquire National Vision for $1 billion Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 10:36 AM ET
    A file picture of eyeglasses on display.

    Private equity firm KKR & Co said it would acquire National Vision from buyout firm Berkshire Partners in a deal worth nearly $1 billion.

  • Former hedge honcho Phil Falcone gets a babysitter Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 1:30 PM ET
    Philip Falcone, chairman and chief executive officer of Harbinger Group Inc.

    Legally troubled hedge fund manager Phil Falcone officially has help to salvage his once-$23 billion Harbinger Capital Partners.

  • Hedge fund betting on a $200 billion Alibaba Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 12:48 PM ET

    A rising hedge fund star has made a big bet on Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba, believing the company will be worth at least $200 billion.

  • A $100 million trucking bet—but not in the US Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 1:26 PM ET
    J&J Transport truck

    A Washington-based alternative asset manager has made its second investment from its Carlyle Sub-Saharan Africa Fund.

  • Julie Deane, co-owner and founder of The Cambridge Satchel Company, says Index Ventures' $21 million investment in the company should help it expand quicker, especially in China.

  • Private equity salivates at bullish 'middle market' Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    There's a slice of private equity that isn't too concerned about valuations: Middle market firms that focus on small and mid-sized companies.

  • The world looks improved from a year ago, says Steve Schwarzman, Blackstone Group chairman, CEO & co-founder, sharing his outlook on the year ahead. The U.S. looks like it has forward momentum, the emerging markets have probably hit bottom, and Europe ought to be creeping up a little, says Schwarzman.

  • PWC: China business activity set for record year     Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 7:15 PM ET

    David Brown, Greater China Private Equity Group Leader at PWC, says China's efforts to reform and the increasing sophistication of Chinese businessmen will be key to driving more deals in the country.

  • Deal buzz at Davos     Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    David Rubenstein, The Carlyle Group, provides insight on the current state of private equity and the company's efforts to allow retail investor access to PE. Why should retail investors not get the benefit of high returns when institutional investors can get them, says Rubenstein.

  • Investors watching earnings for any sign of growth Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 5:47 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    "Results are running light, and negative announcements have been off the hook," one analyst said amid a spate of disappointing reports.

  • Where the super-rich are stashing their cash: Pro Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 1:38 PM ET

    The founder of Tiger 21, a peer-to-peer investing network for the super-rich, tells CNBC where his clients are putting their money in 2014.

  • Greycourt exec: Here's what's out, and what's in Sunday, 19 Jan 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    "Simply buying index funds will no longer be a useful strategy," said Greg Curtis, the chairman of wealth advisory firm Greycourt.