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  • SEOUL/ HONG KONG, July 2- Carlyle Group and MBK Partners are among the shortlisted bidders for Tesco PLC's South Korea business which is valued at about $6 billion, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. Goldman Sachs' private equity arm and Affinity Equity Partners were also on the list, the people added, declining to be named due to the...

  • *Australia's banks selling down assets to raise capital. SYDNEY, June 29- Germany's BMW AG, Australia's Macquarie Group and a host of U.S. private equity firms are expected to bid for Australia and New Zealand Banking Group's more than $6 billion car and equipment loan book, a source said on Monday. The automaker and Australia's top investment bank have requested...

  • Lightning Round: It's a buy when the Fed tightens Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    Mad Money Lightning Round

    Jim Cramer shares his take on stocks to buy when the Fed tightens and interest rates rise.

  • Hedge fund pros thrilled by gay marriage ruling Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 3:27 PM ET
    Founder and president of the Elliot Management Corp., Paul Singer, speaks during The New York Times DealBook Conference on Dec. 11, 2014, in New York City.

    Hedge fund managers like Paul Singer, Dan Loeb and Seth Klarman have been big backers of gay marriage in recent years.

  • June 25- Texas' largest power company, Energy Future Holdings Corp, has scrapped a bankruptcy exit plan centered on the sale of its multibillion dollar power line stake and instead will pursue a reorganization, the company said in an internal memo on Thursday. The Luminant power generating business and its TXU retail utility would be spun off to the senior...

  • Dividend stocks to buy even if interest rates rise Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 9:19 AM ET
    A gas flare is seen at an oil well site outside Williston, North Dakota.

    A Morgan Stanley report picks out the stocks with the highest dividend yields that will do well in the likely rising-rate environment.

  • WASHINGTON, June 23- Sysco Corp's $3.5 billion merger with US Foods should be stopped for further review, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday, handing a major victory to the U.S. government in its effort to block the controversial merger. Sysco Chief Executive Officer Bill DeLaney said the company was "profoundly disappointed" with the judge's decision to grant the...

  • Financial stocks break out midyear on Fed Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 11:37 AM ET
    JPMorgan building in New York.

    Financial stocks are surging, thanks to the Fed's signals it is raising rates and recommendations by major Wall Street research shops.

  • June 17- Jimmy Lee, one of JPMorgan Chase& Co's most senior investment bankers, died on Wednesday, the bank's chief executive said in a statement. "We're in total shock," said one senior JPMorgan banker. He advised on the merger of United Airlines and Continental Airlines to form United Continental Holdings Inc, the takeover of Wall Street Journal publisher Dow Jones...

  • SEOUL/ HONG KONG, June 17- Any buyer of Tesco's $6 billion South Korea unit will need a strategy to boost returns in a lethargic and saturated market for traditional retailers, likely involving real estate sales and a greater focus on Internet shopping. Britain's Tesco has hired HSBC to advise on a potential sale of its South Korean unit, Homeplus, Reuters reported...

  • Wall Street casts its vote early—for Jeb Bush Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 5:12 PM ET
    Jeb Bush

    Jeb Bush formally launched his presidential bid in Miami Monday, but his campaign has already attracted a deep roster of Wall Street donors.

  • HONG KONG/ SEOUL, June 9- British retailer Tesco Plc has invited at least six firms including KKR& Co and Carlyle Group to bid for its South Korean unit Homeplus, valued at about $6 billion, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. If sold to private equity for $6 billion- which the sources say represents the equity value of Homeplus- the sale would be Asia's...

  • HONG KONG, June 9- British retailer Tesco Plc has invited about six firms including KKR& Co and Carlyle Group to bid for its South Korean unit, valued at about $6 billion, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Tesco and its advisor HSBC sent out an information package with the unit's financial details last week, asking the firms to submit indicative bids...

  • June 8- Henkel& Co KGaA AG and Coty Inc, both of which have personal care and cosmetics businesses, made binding offers to buy separate parts of Procter& Gamble Co's beauty businesses worth up to a total of $12 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. Henkel made an offer for P&G's haircare business, which includes the Wella and Clairol brands, and could...

  • June 8- The California Public Employees' Retirement System intends to cut ties with roughly half of the firms handling its money to reduce fees paid to investment managers, the Wall Street Journal reported. Calpers, the largest pension fund in the United States, will tell its investment board on June 15 that it plans to cut the number of direct relationships it has...

  • HONG KONG, June 4- Troubled British retailer Tesco has hired HSBC to explore a sale of its South Korean operations, valued at about $6 billion, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. The supermarket group, whose credit rating was cut to "junk" status by Moody's and S&P in January, is battling to recover from an accounting scandal and reverse market...

  • SunGard was acquired for $11.4 billion in 2005 by Silver Lake Partners LP, TPG Capital LP, Bain Capital LLC, Blackstone Group LP, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners LP, KKR& Co LP and Providence Equity Partners Inc.. JP Morgan, Barclays and Goldman Sachs are among the underwriters to the IPO, the company said. The company posted a net loss of $222 million, compared with a...

  • WILMINGTON, Del., June 1- The judge overseeing the $42 billion bankruptcy of Energy Future Holdings Corp, Texas's biggest power company, scolded warring lawyers in the case on Monday for what he called their "unnecessarily expensive and counterproductive" bickering. Judge Christopher Sontchi in Wilmington, Delaware, made the comments as he extended to the end of...

  • Black: Icahn 'the brilliant investor of our age' Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 12:47 PM ET
    Leon Black, chairman and chief executive officer of Apollo Global Management

    Carl Icahn was feted by friend and fellow billionaire Leon Black at a charity event for skin cancer.

  • Top investor: Bull market still in the middle innings Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    John Rogers, chairman of Ariel Investments, believes the third-largest bull market in history may still have room to run.