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  • TORONTO, Nov 1- U.S. hedge fund Silver Point Capital LP has bought a 19 percent stake in Canadian newspaper company Postmedia Network Canada Corp, a regulatory filing showed. Postmedia operates Canada's largest chain of newspapers, including the flagship National Post, the Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen and Vancouver Sun.

  • LONDON, Nov 1- Hedge funds are clamouring for Portuguese banks to end a four-year absence from the junior bond market after successful issues from Italy's UniCredit and Spain's CaixaBank, debt bankers said on Friday.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 31- New York- based Ziff Brothers Investments plans to gradually shut down its U.S. hedge fund, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. The Ziff brothers, Dirk, Robert and Daniel, set up their family office in 1992, after the $1.4 billion sale by their father, William Ziff Jr., of his Ziff-Davis publishing empire.

  • TOKYO, Oct 29- Japanese stocks slid on Tuesday, hit by a sharp drop in Komatsu Ltd after the world's second-largest construction equipment maker issued a profit warning, dragging down other companies exposed to emerging markets.

  • These pensions made a killing with private equity Sunday, 27 Oct 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    PE has been a winning bet for large public pensions, according to a new study.

  • Private equity & your retirement plan     Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 2:00 PM ET

    Is private equity right for your retirement portfolio? CNBC's Sharon Epperson says investors should be sure they understand how these investments work because they have many ups and downs.

  • Up big, this fund poaches talent from SAC, others Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 11:48 AM ET
    Softbank is a favorite long position for Conatus.

    High-flying Conatus Capital has poached talent from other leading investment managers in the last few months, including SAC and GLG.

  • Big hedge fund money behind the Cardinals, Red Sox Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 1:19 PM ET
    William DeWitt Jr. (left) and John Henry

    Whether the Cardinals or Red Sox win the World Series, the big money owners are already earning handsomely.

  • Billion-dollar tax break for rich investors at risk Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 11:07 AM ET

    A recent court case has given the federal government a chance to sidestep Congress and end private equity's billion-dollar tax break. The NYT reports.

  • The emerging market with big returns Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 6:17 PM ET
    A businessman passes a sign at the entrance to the Johannesburg stock exchange in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    While the MSCI Emerging Markets Index is down 1.44 percent this year, this emerging market is up 10.28 percent year-to-date.

  • What correction? Ultrawealthy are still bullish Sunday, 20 Oct 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    Members of Tiger 21, a network for investors with a median net worth of $75 million, aren't reducing their big allocation to bonds and equities.

  • Funding for US start-ups jumps in third quarter Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | 8:11 AM ET

    A new report says funding for U.S. start-ups rose in the third quarter, as venture capitalists poured money into fledgling software companies.

  • A look inside why private equity loves 'FroYo' Sunday, 13 Oct 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    Red Mango yogurt

    Thanks to public equity funds, frozen yogurt shops are on seemingly every corner. But has the trend peaked?

  • Blackstone gets offers for La Quinta hotel chain Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 11:23 AM ET
    La Quinta hotels.

    Blackstone Group has received more than six offers for the hotel operator La Quinta, but may sell shares of the company to the public instead.

  • Event software firm goes private in $1 billion deal Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 8:46 AM ET

    Event software maker Active Network said it would be acquired by Vista Equity Partners for about $1.05 billion.

  • Blackstone: We're in an 'epic credit bubble' Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 10:49 AM ET
    The Blackstone Group LP logo hangs in the company's offices in New York.

    "We are in the middle of an epic credit bubble...the likes of which I haven't seen in my career," said Blackstone's global head of private equity.

  • Golden age of private equity?     Friday, 27 Sep 2013 | 6:53 AM ET

    Erik Hirsch, Hamilton Lane Advisors chief investment officer, shares his thoughts on why the private equity environment provides investors advantages during a time of market uncertainty.

  • Catterton closes two PE funds Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 3:30 PM ET

    Catterton Partners, a private equity firm that specializes in consumer brands, has closed two of its funds to new investment.

  • More mega deals ahead?     Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 10:38 AM ET

    Chris Ventresca, JPMorgan co-head of global M&A, discusses Verizon's acquisition of Vodafone's stake in its wireless company and reveals where he is seeing the biggest trends in mergers and acquisitions.

  • 'Dell Saga' finally coming to an end: pro     Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 5:30 AM ET

    Dan Primack, senior editor at Fortune, comments on the upcoming Dell shareholders' vote and how the Icahn opposition has been positive for them and whether the group can still be turned around.

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