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*$139 billion in dry powder in Asia, $130 bln new funds being raised-Preqin. HONG KONG, Oct 25- The public appearance of Henry Kravis at KKR's new Singapore office underscores the private equity industry's growing interest in Southeast Asia, at a time when regional funds are growing and deal volumes are falling.
*Blackstone, KKR decline to comment. Oct 10- Top executives at some of the world's largest private equity firms, including KKR& Co LP and Blackstone Group LP, sent emails that allegedly show them plotting to scoop up companies on the cheap during last decade's buyout boom, according to court documents unsealed on Wednesday.
*BC Partners, EQT, Providence, Discovery showed interest* Price tag seen at up to 1.4 bln euros* Final bids due later this months By Sven Nordenstam and Arno Schuetze STOCKHOLM/ FRANKFURT, Oct 10- ProSiebenSat1.
*BC Partners, EQT, Providence, Discovery showed interest. STOCKHOLM/ FRANKFURT, Oct 10- ProSiebenSat1. Private equity firms BC Partners, EQT, Providence Equity Partners and network Discovery Communications have shown interest for the assets, according to two people, who declined to be identified as they are not authorised to speak to media.
*CVC, Partners Group, H.I.G. Capital invest more in debt. When Swedish buyout firm EQT bought BSN Medical earlier this year, another private equity house, Switzerland's Partners Group, lent the bandage-making business it had previously co-owned a chunk of the 1.8 billion euros needed to finance the deal.
*Terra Firma joins with China Development Bank- source. LONDON, Oct 8- Terra Firma, the private equity firm led by high-profile dealmaker Guy Hands, is planning a multi-billion dollar fund with a Chinese bank to invest in renewable energy, underscoring its faith in green power despite waning enthusiasm in some markets.
MELBOURNE, Oct 8- Shares in Seven West Media Ltd, owner of Australia's top-rated free-to-air television networks, surged by more than six percent on Monday on speculation of a buyout by its largest shareholder. Seven West Media went public last year through a merger with West Australian Newspapers.
*Carlyle bought 55 percent stake in Vermillion* Paid with cash and shares in itself* Deal represents major expansion within alternative assets By Greg Roumeliotis and Josephine Mason.
By Greg Roumeliotis and Josephine Mason. NEW YORK, Oct 2- Carlyle Group LP said on Tuesday it had bought a majority stake in a commodities-trading hedge fund manager, its biggest leap yet in an expansion that has seen it diversify from private equity into other alternative asset classes.
NEW YORK, Oct 2- Carlyle Group LP said on Tuesday it would buy a majority stake in a commodities-trading hedge fund manager, its biggest leap yet in an expansion that has seen it diversify from private equity into other alternative asset classes.
By Arno Schuetze and Harro Ten Wolde. FRANKFURT, Oct 2- A first call for bids for the German cell phone towers of Dutch telecoms group KPN has drawn offers from strategic and financial investors, three people familiar with the process said. as well as French television network operator TDF Group and Antin Infrastructure Partners are still in the race.
NEW YORK, Oct 1- BMC Software Inc is exploring a potential sale of the company and has retained Bank of America Merrill Lynch to assist with the strategic review, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.
Oct 1- BMC Software Inc is looking to sell itself and has retained Bank of America Merrill Lynch to help find a buyer, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The company's shares were up 4.3 percent at $43.26 in afternoon trade on the Nasdaq.
*Acteon valued at 800- 900 mln stg- sources. LONDON, Oct 1- Private equity group First Reserve has sold UK offshore oil and gas services group Acteon to rival KKR, one of two European deals on Monday to fan hopes that private equity firms can still make profitable sales.
LONDON, Oct 1- Private equity investor KKR. Other private equity firms have been active in the sector too, with Apollo leading a consortium to buy El Paso Corp's oil and gas exploration business in February. Morgan Cazenove and Simmons& Company International jointly advised First Reserve and Acteon while HSBC advised KKR.
LONDON, Oct 1- Private equity group KKR has bought oil and gas services group Acteon from rival First Reserve as it beefs up its investment in energy and infrastructure businesses. Texas- based private equity firm White Deer Energy will take a minority stake alongside KKR, with the remainder of the company owned by management, the groups said on Monday.
LONDON, Oct 1- Acteon Group:. *Acteon Group announces change in ownership: First Reserve Corporation sells. *Acteon Group- executive management team will remain in place, further terms.
The veteran investing guru and chairman at Omega Advisors believes growth will continue at a modest pace, but stocks will climb because they're underpriced and supported by several factors.
Henry Kravis' KKR has developed far beyond traditional private equity; it is now a large, publicly traded, investment firm with diversified businesses that include capital markets and offices around the globe.
The Carlyle Group raised $671 million from its initial public offering of 30.5 million common units Thursday, before underwriter commissions and other expenses.