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WASHINGTON— As President Barack Obama warns of stepped-up economic punishments against Russia for its military incursions inside Ukraine, U.S. sanctions have so far avoided one prominent financial institution: the $10 billion Russian Direct Investment Fund, which has partnered with brand-name American companies and whose advisers include top U.S. and European private equity executives.
*China developers seeking new capital sources as liquidity tightens. HONG KONG, Aug 27- Global private equity firm Carlyle Group is in talks with China Vanke Co Ltd to acquire some of Vanke's commercial properties through assets or shares acquisition, the biggest Chinese property developer said on Thursday.
*China developers seeking new capital sources as liquidity tightens. HONG KONG, Aug 27- Global private equity firm Carlyle Group is in advanced talks with China Vanke Co Ltd, the country's largest property developer, to buy stakes in nine of its shopping malls, two people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
Aug 26- Blackstone Group LP- backed solar-energy provider Vivint Solar Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Tuesday for an initial public offering of common stock. Provo, Utah based-Vivint Solar was launched in 2011 and has become the second-largest installer of residential solar panels in the United States, after SolarCity Corp..
Aug 26- Blackstone Group LP- backed solar-energy provider Vivint Solar Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Tuesday to raise up to $200 million in an initial public offering of common stock. The company listed Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner& Smith and Credit Suisse as the lead underwriters to the offering.
NEW YORK, Aug 19- Private equity firm Apax Partners LLP is exploring a sale of U.S. healthcare information technology company TriZetto Corp, hoping to fetch as much as $3 billion including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.
LONDON/ FARGO, North Dakota, Aug 14- Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday announced the sale of two onshore U.S. shale gas assets in exchange for $2.1 billion and acreage in different gas-rich areas as the energy company restructures its North America business and reins in costs.
U.S. stocks pared gains in light volume trading on Monday as investors looked for signs of easing in geopolitical tensions.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
*Blackstone, KKR, TPG to apportion settlement. The payment by Blackstone Group LP, KKR& Co LP and TPG Capital LP will benefit shareholders of some merger targets during a buyout boom that predated the 2008 financial crisis, and was disclosed in a Thursday court filing.
Aug 7- Three private equity firms have agreed to pay $325 million to settle a lawsuit accusing them of colluding with rivals to keep prices down on corporate takeovers prior to the financial crisis by agreeing not to outbid each other.
Aug 7- Blackstone Group LP, KKR& Co LP and TPG Capital LP have agreed to settle a U.S. lawsuit accusing them of conspiring not to outbid each other and other buyout firms on takeovers of companies, a person familiar with the matter said.
Aug 6- Kellogg Co has hired an adviser to evaluate a bid for cookies and snacks maker United Biscuits Ltd, a source familiar with the matter said. Sky News reported earlier on Wednesday that Kellogg was working with investment bankers from Barclays on a possible 2 billion pound bid for United Biscuits.
Aug 6- The owners of UK- based United Biscuits Ltd are not in sale talks with Kellogg Co, a source familiar with the matter said, responding to a report that the cereal company was considering making an offer for the maker of McVitie's biscuits.
Aug 6- Kellogg Co is considering a 2 billion pound offer for United Biscuits, the UK- based maker of McVitie's, Sky News reported. Sky News said Kellogg was working with investment bank Barclays on a possible deal.
Aug 6- Apollo Global Management LLC said on Wednesday its second-quarter earnings fell 6 percent, missing most analysts' expectations, as it sold fewer of its private equity holdings while taxes and expenses rose. Blackstone Group LP, KKR& Co LP and Carlyle Group LP all posted bumper profits for the quarter.
Blackstone Advisory Partners Vice Chairman Byron Wien tells CNBC that the fundamentals are sound but investors have become too complacent.
Byron Wien, Blackstone Advisory Partners, provides his outlook on the markets, and explains why the recent sell-off signals a correction in an ongoing bull market.
WASHINGTON, Aug 5- U.S. and African companies and the World Bank on Tuesday pledged more than $17 billion in investments in construction, energy and information technology projects in Africa to showcase U.S. economic interest in the fast-growing region.
WASHINGTON, Aug 5- U.S. companies pledged new investment in Africa on Tuesday as part of $14 billion in construction, clean energy, banking, and information technology projects to be unveiled by U.S.