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  • The company, which was acquired in a $7.2 billion deal in 2011 by a team of investors led by KKR& Co, had a total debt of about $3.9 billion as of Dec. 31. The company had earlier hired restructuring advisers Kirkland& Ellis LLP and Blackstone Group LP, according to a person familiar with the matter. The Tulsa, Oklahoma- based company, which had about $23.8 million in cash...

  • March 30- Blackstone Group LP, the world's largest private equity investor in real estate, has almost finished raising its next flagship global real estate fund, amassing $15.8 billion, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday. From buying single-family homes in the United States to distressed commercial property in Europe, real estate has overtaken...

  • NEW YORK, March 30- Private equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC has told investors it will seek to raise a new $12 billion global fund, just two years after amassing a $11.2 billion fund, according to people familiar with the matter. The fundraising comes as other private equity firms such as Blackstone Group LP and Silver Lake Partners LP take between four to six years...

  • The young & the restless: Activism's rising stars Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 6:56 AM ET
    Scott Ferguson, Sachem Head Capital Management

    Can you guess the top six rising stars of activist hedge fund investing? Meet them here.

  • NEW YORK, March 18- More than half of the 17 senior managing directors working in Blackstone Group LP's mergers and acquisitions advisory arm may leave as the business is combined with the advisory firm headed by star Wall Street investment banker Paul Taubman, according to people familiar with the matter. Since he left a senior role at Morgan Stanley in 2012 to...

  • Private equity investors pile into Africa Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 2:24 PM ET
    Skyline of the business district of Lagos, Nigeria.

    Private equity firms are doing more deals in Africa to tap the continent's growing population and wealth.

  • NEW YORK, March 16- The Blackstone Group LP agreed on Monday to buy the Willis Tower, the former Sears Tower that for 25 years was the world's largest building, in a deal that features an observation deck as a tourist attraction and unique revenue stream. The 110- story Willis Tower at 233 South Wacker Drive is the second-tallest U.S. office building with 3.8 million...

  • March 12- Shares of cement maker Summit Materials Inc, controlled by Blackstone Group LP, rose as much as 12.5 percent in their trading debut on Thursday, valuing the company at $1.87 billion. The stock opened at $20.16 and touched a high of $20.25, valuing the company at about $1.87 billion. Citigroup and Goldman Sachs& Co are the lead underwriters of the offering.

  • March 12- Shares of Summit Materials Inc, a cement maker controlled by Blackstone Group LP, rose as much as 12.5 percent in their trading debut on Thursday, valuing the company at $1.87 billion. The offering was priced at $18 each, the midpoint of the expected range of $17- $19. Summit Materials' valuation takes into account 92.26 million outstanding shares, if all...

  • March 11- Cement maker Summit Materials Inc's initial public offering was priced at $18 per share, according to a market source, valuing the Blackstone Group- controlled company at $1.67 billion. The company raised about $400 million after its offering of 22.2 million class A shares was priced at the midpoint of the expected range of $17- $19 per share.

  • Summit Materials IPO priced at $18/share - market source Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 5:15 PM ET

    March 11- Cement maker Summit Materials Inc's initial public offering was priced at $18 per share, according to a market source, valuing the Blackstone Group- controlled company at $1.67 billion. The company raised about $400 million after its offering of 22.2 million class A shares was priced at the midpoint of the expected range of $17- $19 per share.

  • Your first trade for Friday Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 6:23 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders give their final trades of the day.

  • DAKAR, March 5- Private equity will play a key role in developing Africa given the massive needs for capital on the continent, says Blackstone Group, which is focusing on infrastructure projects involving power generation and transmission. CEO Steve Schwarzman said he would continue to seek partners like Aliko Dangote-- Africa's richest man, with whom...

  • The Super Bowl of art fairs kicks off in New York City Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 4:43 PM ET
    On right, artwork by Donald Moffett at the Marianne Boesky Gallery

    Wealthy art patrons and collectors gather in New York City to network and buy contemporary artworks

  • 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.

  • NXP-Freescale merger makes 'true powerhouse': CEO Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 11:52 AM ET

    NXP's acquisition of Freescale shows that semiconductors are a "consolidating industry," NXP CEO Rick Clemmer said.

  • 6 ways to trade the big banks Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 6:53 PM ET
    A sign hangs on One Chase Plaza in lower Manhattan.

    Some CNBC "Fast Money" traders were impressed by JPMorgan Chase's trimming plan, while others saw upside elsewhere in financials.

  • Feb 23- Hedge fund Jana Partners LLC disclosed a 5.9 percent stake in Computer Sciences Corp and said it would continue talks with the IT services company about strategic alternatives and board composition. Computer Sciences stock closed up 7 percent on Monday, valuing the company at about $10 billion. The company had been in talks with private equity firms...

  • U.S. online marketplace for auto loans debuts Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 2:59 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 23- DriverUp, a U.S. online marketplace that allows hedge funds to invest directly in car loans, launched on Monday with a $50 million investment from venture capital firms. Before starting Sierra in 2012, Ellis founded Exeter Finance Corp, a subprime lender acquired by Blackstone Group LP in 2011.. Consumers took out $105 billion in auto loans in the...

  • Under pressure, European private equity specializes Sunday, 22 Feb 2015 | 4:25 AM ET

    Outgunned by Chinese and Middle Eastern funds and lacking U.S. rivals' breadth, European private equity is narrowing its view to specific industries.