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  • Former Wal-Mart CEO joins Carlyle private equity firm Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Mike Duke, the former CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has joined the global consumer and retail group of private equity firm The Carlyle Group. Duke joined Wal-Mart in 1995 as senior vice president of distribution and had a number of roles in the company. Before assuming the top job, he was vice chairman, overseeing the company's international business, a job...

  • JOHANNESBURG, April 16- South African investment house Brait SE is to pay $1 billion for a controlling stake in gym group Virgin Active, Brait said on Thursday, seeking to tap the growing health-conscious middle classes particularly in Africa and Asia. The fitness chain, jointly owned by the Virgin Group of entrepreneur Richard Branson and buyout firm CVC...

  • The fitness chain, jointly owned by the Virgin Group of entrepreneur Richard Branson and buyout firm CVC Capital Partners, has 267 gyms across nine countries including South Africa, home to the largest number of Virgin Active clubs, Thailand and Britain. Brait has proposed to take an 80 percent stake in Virgin Active for 682 million pounds, valuing the gym chain...

  • April 16- Carlyle Group LP has enlisted Mike Duke, former chief executive of Wal Mart Stores Inc, to the executive team that the asset management firm taps for advise on deals, the Wall Street Journal reported. They were part of the advisory board of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing. He will continue to be a member of Wal Mart's...

  • DUBAI, April 8- Apollo Global Management is in talks to expand its business into the Middle East for the first time through a joint venture with a local investment firm, three sources aware of the matter told Reuters on Wednesday. It is the world's third-largest alternative asset manager after Blackstone Group and Carlyle Group, and has offices in eight...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St up on deals, biotech boost Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 11:07 AM ET

    *FedEx to buy Dutch peer TNT; Informatica to go private. NEW YORK, April 7- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, extending two sessions of gains for the S&P 500, with deals including a bid from FedEx for a Dutch peer indicating companies still see value in the market. Shares of FedEx rose 3.3 percent to $172.14 as it seeks to buy Dutch package delivery company TNT Express for $4.8...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks crept higher on Tuesday, putting the market on track for its third gain in a row, as traders turned their attention to a batch of corporate deals and the upcoming earnings season. VIEW: Terry Sandven, senior equity strategist at U.S. Alcoa kicks off the first-quarter earnings season when it reports results after the closing bell on Wednesday.

  • *Canada to sell its GM stake to Goldman Sachs. NEW YORK, April 7- U.S. stock index futures edged up on Tuesday, following two sessions of gains for the S&P 500, with deals including a bid from FedEx for a Dutch peer indicating companies still see value in the market. *Shares of FedEx rose 5.1 percent in premarket trading as it seeks to buy Dutch package delivery company...

  • April 7- Paint maker Axalta Coating Systems Ltd said Berkshire Hathaway Inc would buy an 8.7 percent stake in the company from controlling shareholder Carlyle Group for $560 million. Berkshire bought lubricants maker Lubrizol Corp for about $9 billion in 2011.. Carlyle had considered selling Axalta, which went public in November, to Dutch paint maker Akzo...

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. will pay $560 million for a nearly 10 percent stake in Axalta Coating Systems, which has seen its stock rise more than 36 percent since it went public last fall. Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. said Tuesday that Berkshire will pay $28 each to buy 20 million shares of Axalta from the private equity firm The Carlyle Group, which...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, March 26- At the prompting of at least one director of Bank of New York Mellon Corp, an executive recruiting firm has come up with a list of potential candidates to replace embattled CEO Gerald Hassell, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The overture to Fleming does not appear to represent an official search effort by BNY Mellon's...

  • WASHINGTON, March 23- The strong U.S. dollar may temporarily deter some companies from investing in the United States, but the country will continue to attract foreign investment, the Carlyle Group co-chief executive David Rubenstein said on Monday. "The currency has slowed it down a little bit but it's just slowing it down," he told a panel discussion at the...

  • CARLYLE GROUP CEO DAVID RUBENSTEIN SAYS BEST THING U.S.

  • CARLYLE GROUP CEO DAVID RUBENSTEIN SAYS STRONG DOLLAR MIGHT SLOW SOME FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN UNITED STATES BUT WON'T STOP IT.

  • WASHINGTON, March 17- President Barack Obama will promote U.S. business investment programs to executives from Google Inc, BMW AG and other international companies on March 23 at an administration-led summit to boost job creation in the United States. This year's summit is designed to connect investors with local, state and regional economic development...

  • UPDATE 1-Investment adviser admits phony Winklevoss ties Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 3:19 PM ET

    March 11- An investment adviser pleaded guilty to fraud in New York state court on Wednesday, admitting that he forged documents and sent emails in the name of Tyler Winklevoss and others associated with the founding of Facebook Inc, among other crimes. He duped Carl Kleidman, for instance, then managing director of Vision Capital Advisors, an SEC- registered...

  • Private equity tops a list of potential investors in a sector that represents 10 percent of Brazil's gross domestic product and shows promise of growth but is hobbled by aging infrastructure, a dearth of qualified staff and rising costs. Two of those sources said a proposal by Carlyle Group LP to pay as much as 2 billion reais for a 30 percent stake in Rede D'Or...

  • Private equity to open up, include 401(k)s: Exec Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 9:56 AM ET
    David Rubenstein, The Carlyle Group Co-Founder & Managing Director.

    David Rubenstein said he saw PE opening to a larger client base, including individuals managing their 401(k) investments, the NYT reports.

  • Feb 24- Technology consultant Computer Sciences Corp drew buyout interest from French consulting company Cap Gemini SA and private equity firm Carlyle Group LP, according to people familiar with the matter. Talks between CSC and the consortium of Cap Gemini and Carlyle started late last year but have since fizzled, the sources said on Tuesday.

  • Feb 24- Technology consultant Computer Sciences Corp has drawn buyout interest from French consulting company Cap Gemini SA and private equity firm Carlyle Group LP, according to people familiar with the matter. CSC, which has a market capitalization of around $10 billion, is now working with Royal Bank of Canada as it reviews its options, the people said.