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  • *Resignation comes amid probe by China's securities regulator. SHANGHAI, June 23- Plans by China's Focus Media Holding Ltd to return to public markets have been thrown into further doubt after the chairman of the firm it aims to use as the vehicle for a $7 billion backdoor listing resigned amid a probe by authorities. Carlyle Group- backed Focus Media's relisting...

  • SHANGHAI, June 23- Plans by China's Focus Media Holding Ltd to return to public markets have been thrown into further doubt after the chairman of the firm it aims to use as the vehicle for a $7 billion backdoor listing resigned amid a probe by authorities. Carlyle Group- backed Focus Media's relisting plans have been seen as a precedent for Chinese firms which are...

  • SEOUL/ HONG KONG, June 17- Any buyer of Tesco's $6 billion South Korea unit will need a strategy to boost returns in a lethargic and saturated market for traditional retailers, likely involving real estate sales and a greater focus on Internet shopping. Britain's Tesco has hired HSBC to advise on a potential sale of its South Korean unit, Homeplus, Reuters reported...

  • June 16- Blackstone Group LP and Carlyle Group LP are making a joint bid for NCR Corp in a leveraged buyout worth more than $10 billion, including debt, making it this year's biggest, according to people familiar with the matter. Blackstone and Carlyle, the world's two largest private equity firms, have joined forces to outbid other buyout firms and acquire Duluth,...

  • *Varo Energy seeking to expand its northern Europe turf. LONDON, June 16- A fast-growing European oil venture between the world's top energy trader Vitol and private equity firm Carlyle Group is attempting to cash in where the industry's biggest companies have struggled for years. The merged company controls businesses from oil production to refineries to...

  • LONDON, June 9- The former boss of British energy company Centrica Sam Laidlaw will head a new $5 billion fund backed by private equity firms Carlyle Group and CVC Capital Partners to buy oil and gas assets worldwide. The London- based platform, Neptune Oil and Gas, will focus on investing in large-scale fields and companies in the North Sea, North Africa and...

  • HONG KONG/ SEOUL, June 9- British retailer Tesco Plc has invited at least six firms including KKR& Co and Carlyle Group to bid for its South Korean unit Homeplus, valued at about $6 billion, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. If sold to private equity for $6 billion- which the sources say represents the equity value of Homeplus- the sale would be Asia's...

  • HONG KONG, June 9- British retailer Tesco Plc has invited about six firms including KKR& Co and Carlyle Group to bid for its South Korean unit, valued at about $6 billion, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Tesco and its advisor HSBC sent out an information package with the unit's financial details last week, asking the firms to submit indicative bids...

  • June 8- The California Public Employees' Retirement System intends to cut ties with roughly half of the firms handling its money to reduce fees paid to investment managers, the Wall Street Journal reported. Calpers, the largest pension fund in the United States, will tell its investment board on June 15 that it plans to cut the number of direct relationships it has...

  • HONG KONG, June 4- Troubled British retailer Tesco has hired HSBC to explore a sale of its South Korean operations, valued at about $6 billion, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. The supermarket group, whose credit rating was cut to "junk" status by Moody's and S&P in January, is battling to recover from an accounting scandal and reverse market...

  • *Focus Media had been target of short-seller Muddy Waters. HONG KONG, June 2- Focus Media Holding Ltd, one of several Chinese firms that delisted in the United States after short-seller attacks, is set to go public again via a reverse takeover in Shenzhen that values it at more than $7 billion, filings showed. The planned backdoor listing represents a doubling in...

  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has promised to unveil its proposal for how much biofuel must be blended into the nation's fuel supply for the years 2015 and 2016, and to revise previously proposed volumes for 2014 by June 1. Though the law laid out volumetric standards, the EPA is tasked with specific volumetric biofuel blending goals each year, a...

  • May 18- TPG Capital LP may have helped its own campaign to go public after pulling Par Pharmaceutical Holdings Inc's IPO. TPG was preparing to begin an IPO investor roadshow for Par Pharmaceutical Holdings before it agreed to sell the generics drugmaker to Endo International Plc for around $8 billion. Founded in 1992 by David Bonderman and James Coulter, San...

  • In recent years, Haier has bought New Zealand's Fisher& Paykel Appliances and Japan's Sanyo Electronics to compete against worldwide home appliances leader Whirlpool Corp and other global brands, including Electrolux AB. He is now driving production and sales at one of China's most successful consumer brands closer to customers, flattening the management...

  • May 11- Comcast Corp named Michael Cavanagh chief financial officer to replace Michael Angelakis, who moves on to head the cable operator's new investment arm. Cavanagh will join Comcast early this summer from private equity firm Carlyle Group LP, where he served as co-chief operating officer, Comcast said in a statement. Cavanagh, who has spent six years at...

  • Comcast names Michael Cavanagh CFO Monday, 11 May 2015 | 9:11 AM ET

    Cavanagh will join Comcast early this summer from private equity firm Carlyle Group LP, Comcast said in a statement.

  • May 5- GIC Pte, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, is in talks to buy a 14 percent stake worth up to $980 million in Brazil's largest hospital chain, Rede D'Or Sao Luiz, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. GIC, which could announce a deal within a month, may pick up the stake from the company's founders Moll family and Grupo BTG Pactual SA, Latin...

  • SAO PAULO, April 27- Private-equity firm Carlyle Group LP agreed on Monday to pay 1.75 billion reais for a stake in Rede D'Or São Luiz SA, Brazil's largest hospital chain, a source with direct knowledge of the deal said. Washington, D.C.- based Carlyle acquired the stake through a capital increase, with controlling shareholder and Chairman Jorge Moll and Grupo BTG...

  • Bulls sniffing out an S&P breakout Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    As the Fed meets and earnings news rains down, the big question in the week ahead is whether the S&P 500 can manage a break out.

  • April 21- Healthcare real estate investment trust HCP Inc said the U.S. Department of Justice had filed a lawsuit against one of its clients over the company's billing practices. The lawsuit against HCR ManorCare Inc, which operates and manages healthcare facilities owned by HCP, alleges that the operator billed Medicare for services that were not "medically...