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  • *Goodpack says in talks with one party on possible transaction. *Australia's Brambles ended talks in March to buy Goodpack. HONG KONG, May 19- KKR& Co is nearing a deal to buy Singapore's Goodpack Ltd, the world's largest maker of intermediate bulk containers which has a market value of S $1.36 billion, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

  • HONG KONG, May 18- China's biggest buyout firm, CDH Investments, is known as "The Blackstone of China" for its savvy deal making and spread of businesses, but last month's pulled IPO of pork producer WH Group Ltd is a setback to its global ambitions. The original $5.3 billion IPO by WH Group would have been the biggest for a private equity backed company in Asia.

  • *Offer values Pinnacle at $36.48/ share, roughly a 20 pct premium. May 12- Hillshire Brands Co said on Monday it would buy Pinnacle Foods Inc in a $4.3 billion deal that will combine its lineup of Jimmy Dean sausages and Hillshire lunch meats with Pinnacle's Birds Eye frozen vegetables and Vlasic pickles.

  • May 12- Hillshire Brands Co will buy Pinnacle Foods Inc for $4.3 billion to add products such as Duncan Hines baking mixes and Bird's Eye frozen foods to its lineup that includes Jimmy Dean sausages and Sara Lee desserts. Hillshire's other products include Hillshire Farm luncheon meats, Aidells sausages and Gallo Salame salamis.

  • Hillshire to buy Pinnacle Foods for $6.6 billion Monday, 12 May 2014 | 8:54 AM ET
    Packages of Sara Lee Corp. Hillshire Farm deli meat are displayed for sale in a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois.

    Packaged food company Hillshire Brands said it would acquire Pinnacle Foods for about $6.6 billion, including debt, in a cash and stock deal.

  • May 12- Hillshire Brands Co said it would buy Pinnacle Foods Inc for about $6.6 billion including debt, adding products such as Duncan Hines baking mixes to its portfolio that includes Jimmy Dean sausages and Hillshire Farm luncheon meats.

  • *Warehousing viewed as weak link in China supply chain. *More modern warehouses in Boston than China- consultancy. HONG KONG, May 12- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's plans for a giant initial public offering in New York highlight vast potential for e-commerce in China- and the weak link the logistics industry must fix if explosive growth projections are to be reached.

  • BOSTON, May 9- Like father, like son. The father and son duo have been laying the groundwork for months and Carl Icahn recently mentioned it quietly to some deep-pocketed friends who may want to commit cash, said the sources, who were prohibited from discussing the plan publicly.

  • *Co raises FY profit forecast to $0.64- $0.67/ share from $0.57- $061. May 9- Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc raised its full-year profit forecast after increasing business and leisure travel in the United States allowed the company to charge more for its rooms in the first quarter.

  • May 9- Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc raised its full-year profit forecast after strong business and leisure travel helped the company post better-than-expected quarterly results. Marriott International Inc and Hyatt Hotels Corp have also reported better-than-expected first-quarter earnings.

  • *Pvt equity has pumped $32 bln into shipping in past 2 yrs-fund mgr. SINGAPORE, May 9- The shipping industry faces a looming capacity glut as billions of dollars pumped into it by private equity have stoked a vessel-buying spree, threatening its prospects just as the sector is emerging from its worst downturn in three decades.

  • May 2- Shares of Ares Management LP, the first U.S. private equity firm to go public in about two years, fell as much as 5.3 percent in their trading debut on Friday, adding to the list of underperforming IPOs over the past month. The company's shares fell to a low of $18 in early trading on the New York Stock Exchange, $1.00 below their offer price.

  • Lightning Round: Gogo, FireEye & More Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 6:48 PM ET

    It's time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.

  • April 30- Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP reported an 18 percent drop in quarterly profit on Wednesday as strength in its main business of corporate buyouts was offset by weaker performances in its credit and real-estate funds.

  • April 30- Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP reported an 18 percent fall in quarterly profit on Wednesday as asset sales slowed and compensation costs rose. ENI was 85 cents per adjusted unit after taxes, below the average analyst estimate of $1.01, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

  • UPDATE 1-Carlyle profit falls as compensation costs rise Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    *First-qtr ENI $0.85 vs est $1.01/ unit. April 30- Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP reported an 18 percent fall in quarterly profit as compensation costs rose. Total assets under management rose to $198.9 billion from $176.3 billion a year earlier.

  • What were we thinking? How we chose the CNBC 25 Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Steve Jobs, Meg Whitman and Mark Zuckerberg

    Here’s how we picked the leaders who sparked the biggest changes in business over the last 25 years—and why you’ll hate the list no matter what.

  • Even billionaires have to wait in line at Milken Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 6:02 PM ET
    Stephen A. Schwarzman, chairman of the Blackstone Group

    There are so many big names at Milken's annual Global Conference in Los Angeles that billionaires don't automatically get VIP treatment.

  • Absolute values 'are pretty high': Blackstone CEO Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 11:25 AM ET
    Stephen Schwarzman

    With stocks buoyed by a flurry of dealmaking on Monday, Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman says absolute valuations are "on the higher side."

  • Schwarzman on M&A: Deals to be had     Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 9:47 AM ET

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan talks to Steve Schwarzman, Blackstone Group chairman and CEO, about compensation strategy, M&A activity and the current business climate.