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  • June 16- Arts and crafts retailer Michaels Companies Inc said it expected to raise up to $528 million in its initial public offering. Michaels, which was taken private by Blackstone Group LP and Bain Capital LP for $6 billion in 2006, filed for an IPO of up to $500 million in March 2012.

  • June 12- Canada's Amaya Gaming Group Inc on Thursday said it will buy for $4.9 billion Rational Group, which owns and operates the world's biggest online poker company PokerStars. Deutsche Bank, Barclays and Macquarie Capital will provide $2.9 billion in credit facilities and other financing.

  • June 12- Canada's Amaya Gaming Group, is near a deal to buy the parent of PokerStars, the world's largest poker website, Bloomberg said, citing two people with knowledge of the situation.

  • June 12- The initial public offering of Michaels Cos Inc, which has been planned for the last two years, will finally take place this summer, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Michaels to go public this summer: Sources Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 11:25 AM ET
    Employee Nikki Bush stocks acrylic paint at a Michaels Stores Inc. location in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Michaels' IPO, which has been planned for the last two years, will finally take place this summer, according to sources familiar with the matter.

  • June 12- The initial public offering of Michaels Cos Inc, which has been planned for the last two years, will finally take place this summer, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Wall Street loses a good friend in Eric Cantor Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 9:06 AM ET
    Eric Cantor addresses the media after his primary defeat.

    Eric Cantor's coming exit from Congress means that Wall Street won't have a key ally on Capitol Hill.

  • Early movers: LULU, FB, AMZN, TWTR, GS, JNJ & more Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 7:51 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • June 11- Goldman Sachs Group Inc will pay $67 million and Bain Capital Partners LLC will pay $54 million to settle their portions of a lawsuit accusing several of the world's largest private equity firms of conspiring not to outbid each other on companies they sought to buy.

  • Goldman, Bain to pay $121 mln in LBO collusion settlement Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 5:35 PM ET

    June 11- Goldman Sachs Group Inc will pay $67 million and Bain Capital Partners LLC will pay $54 million to settle their portions of a lawsuit accusing several of the world's largest private equity firms of conspiring not to outbid each other on companies they sought to buy.

  • NEW YORK, June 11- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's shocking defeat isn't likely to have much effect on U.S. financial markets-- unless his departure emboldens Tea Party Republicans to again threaten a government shut-down over the debt ceiling next year, investment strategists said.

  • Midday movers: General Electric, Eli Lilly & More Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 1:02 PM ET
    NYSE EuroNext flag hangs outside the NYSE.

    Some of Wednesday's midday movers:

  • The life and death of a master of the universe Sunday, 8 Jun 2014 | 5:59 AM ET
    Bruce Wrobel meets children near the Bujagali dam site in Uganda.

    Blackstone exec Bruce Wrobel did well and wanted to do good—and that may have had tragic consequences.

  • Big boys tighten grip on fund-of-funds world Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 1:06 PM ET
    J. Tomilson Hill, Blackstone Group

    Funds of hedge funds continue to lose assets, but a handful of top firms continue to consolidate market share.

  • Blackstone's play on hotels     Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber speaks to Jonathan Gray, The Blackstone Group global head of real estate, about Blackstone's investment strategy in the hotel sector.

  • Blackstone's home buying strategy     Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber speaks to Jonathan Gray, The Blackstone Group global head of real estate, about Blackstone's real estate approach and the rise of home prices. Gray says the shortage in new supply of single family homes is driving home costs higher.

  • June 4- Airline ticketing company Travelport Worldwide Ltd, owned by private equity firm Blackstone Group LP, filed with U.S. regulators on Wednesday to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of common stock. The Atlanta, Georgia- based company listed Morgan Stanley and UBS Securities as lead underwriters for the offering.

  • Travelport Worldwide files for IPO of up to $100 mln Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 9:14 AM ET

    June 4- Airline ticketing company Travelport Worldwide Ltd, backed by private equity firm Blackstone Group LP, filed with U.S. regulators on Wednesday to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of common stock.

  • June 4- Britain's Tragus Group, which runs the Cafe Rouge and Strada chains, will shed more than 260 million pounds of debt and offload up to 40 restaurants in a sweeping restructuring by its new private equity owner, the Times reported, without citing sources. The paper said Tragus planned to sell the struggling Italian chain Strada.

  • GSK invites private equity bid for drugs: Sources Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 12:34 PM ET
    A GlaxoSmithKline Plc logo sits on a sign outside the company's headquarters in London, U.K.

    GSK has invited private equity firms to consider making offers for a range of its older drugs, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said.