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  • 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...

  • May 14- Hedge fund Magnetar Capital said Blackstone Group LP has bought a minority interest in it for an undisclosed sum. Magnetar, co-founded in 2005 by Alec Litowitz and Ross Laser, focuses on investing in corporate events, fixed income and energy. New-York based Blackstone has invested roughly $55 billion in hedge funds and has raised more than $2 billion for...

  • The bid for Avon that apparently was not Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 12:44 PM ET

    Shares of Avon jumped as much as 20 percent after the takeover offer appeared on the website maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission, a regulator that oversees stock markets. A company calling itself PTG Capital Partners said in a document filed with the SEC that it would pay $8 billion for Avon, an enormous premium for investors in the cosmetic...

  • NEW HAVEN, Conn.— An alumnus who said Yale University changed his life has given the Ivy League school a near-record $150 million to fund a new student and campus center. The gift from financier and alumnus Stephen Schwarzman, co-founder and CEO of the private equity firm Blackstone Group, is the second largest in Yale history, the school said.

  • May 11- Apollo Global Management Llc is in talks to buy ASG Security and combine it with another home security company it is acquiring, Protection 1, valuing them collectively at about $2 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. Beltsville, Maryland- based ASG was acquired by Parthenon Capital in 2007. At the time it was the 11th largest security...

  • Early movers: DISH, ACT, ROSE, HLT, BID & more Monday, 11 May 2015 | 7:50 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Why homebuyers face a tough spring Monday, 11 May 2015 | 6:12 AM ET

    Eager to buy your first home this spring? Bidding wars have broken out in hot real-estate markets like Denver and Los Angeles, where there aren't enough houses to meet demand. "Inventory is still fairly low in a lot of markets across the country," said Skylar Olsen, senior economist at real estate data firm Zillow.

  • Your first trade for Tuesday Monday, 4 May 2015 | 6:14 PM ET

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

  • NEW YORK, May 4- Not all investors agree with hedge fund manager David Einhorn's take on Pioneer Natural Resources' Co, which he described as "A business that burns cash and doesn't grow, isn't worth anything." "He is right if oil prices remain under $60; he is dead wrong if prices go beyond $75," said Fadel Gheit, an analyst at Oppenheimer& Co.. Because oil markets may be...

  • How old? Popular site hits, and misses, CEO ages Friday, 1 May 2015 | 2:02 PM ET

    A new online tool from Microsoft tells users how old they look. CNBC.com used it to see which CEOs could use some extra vacation time.

  • Billionaire investors reveal their best ideas Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 8:22 AM ET
    Leon Black

    Major private equity managers, including several billionaires, gave their best investment idea at the Milken conference.

  • Blackstone CEO: Housing makes a 'good investment' Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 1:18 PM ET
    Steve Schwarzman, Blackstone's chairman and CEO.

    Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman says housing makes a "good investment," even though prices aren't rising as much as he'd like.

  • Wall Street jets west for 'Davos with palm trees' Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 11:54 AM ET
    Ken Griffin speaks at the 2013 Milken Institute Global Conference.

    The financial community—including Steve Schwarzman, Ken Griffin and Steve Cohen—will once again figure prominently at Milken.

  • LONDON/ BOSTON, April 23- London- based Denjoy Capital Partners, backed by powerful investor Blackstone Group, is shutting down its European long-short equity hedge fund following a slump in returns, a letter to investors seen by Reuters showed. The Denjoy Integral Fund- which bets on both rising and falling shares- recorded overall returns of 13.9 percent since...

  • Traders focus on earnings in trades to go Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 1:44 PM ET

    The "Halftime Report" traders focus on earnings as they give their trades for the second half.

  • There are now more hedge funds than ever Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 1:07 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Despite muted performance in 2014, investors have more hedge funds than ever to choose from, according to new data.

  • Value? Where? Stocks keep giving sticker shock Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 5:00 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    American stocks keep getting more expensive. That leaves value-conscious investors in a sticky situation.

  • Seeking safety? 6 trades on the stock selloff Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:45 PM ET

    "Fast Money" traders discussed which stocks may thrive—or slip even more—after stocks broadly sold off on Friday.

  • Your first trade for Monday Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 5:41 PM ET

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

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed mildly lower as stocks struggled to hold gains from higher oil prices, amid investor focus on earnings.