• HONG KONG, March 5- The volume of M&A activity in South Korea has posted its strongest start to the year since 2008, rising 18 percent to date and dominated by a spate of private equity dealmaking.

  • NEW YORK, March 3- Loral Space& Communications Inc has hired boutique investment bank Perella Weinberg Partners to advise its independent directors as it explores a potential sale of the company, people close to the matter said on Monday.

  • March 3- Apollo Global Management LLC Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Leon Black received $369.4 million in dividends and pay from his private equity and credit investment firm in 2013, up 105 percent from 2012, a regulatory filing showed on Monday.

  • Feb 28- Blackstone Group LP Chief Executive Stephen Schwarzman's earnings from dividends and pay soared by 75 percent to $374.5 million in 2013, underpinning his firm's strong profits in real estate, private equity, credit and hedge funds, the company's annual report showed on Friday.

  • Feb 27- The founders of private equity firm Carlyle Group LP each received $92.9 million in dividends and salaries in 2013, a regulatory filing showed, up from $57.6 million in 2012..

  • Feb 23- Private equity firm Cinven Ltd has agreed to acquire pharmaceutical contract research organization Medpace Inc from buyout firm CCMP Capital Advisors LLC for a little over $900 million, two people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

  • Wall Street gears up to spend big on 2014 election Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 3:19 PM ET
    From left: Paul Singer and Tom Steyer

    Some of the biggest names on Wall Street are quietly preparing to do battle over elections this year.

  • Peer Blackstone Group LP reported an 11.5 percent rise in the same quarter, Apollo Global Management reported a 9 percent rise and KKR& Co LP reported an 8.4 percent rise.

  • Europe's initial public offering market is on track for its busiest start to the year as private equity companies seek to capitalize on demand.

  • TPG to take its BDC public amid shadow banking bonanza Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    Feb 18- Private equity firm TPG Capital LP registered its business development company for an initial public offering on Tuesday, seeking to capitalize on the growth of such credit investment vehicles and the rise of the shadow banking sector.

  • Feb 17- Former AIG boss Maurice "Hank" Greenberg's Starr Investment Holdings LLC said on Monday it had agreed to take over health insurance claims processor MultiPlan Inc in what is by far its biggest private equity investment to date. Since its launch in 2012, all of Starr Investment Holdings' previous private equity deals have been below $1 billion.

  • TORONTO, Feb 12- Mexico's Grupo Bimbo will buy Canada Bread Company for C $1.83 billion in cash, allowing the Canadian company's parent Maple Leaf Foods to focus on its meat products business, Canada Bread said on Wednesday.

  • TORONTO, Feb 12- Mexico's Grupo Bimbo will buy Canada Bread Company for C $1.83 billion in cash, allowing the Canadian company's parent Maple Leaf Foods to focus on its meat products business, Canada Bread said on Wednesday.

  • KKR to acquire National Vision for $1 billion Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 10:36 AM ET
    A file picture of eyeglasses on display.

    Private equity firm KKR & Co said it would acquire National Vision from buyout firm Berkshire Partners in a deal worth nearly $1 billion.

  • UPDATE 1-KKR to buy optical retailer National Vision Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    Feb 7- Private equity firm KKR& Co LP said on Friday it would acquire National Vision Inc from buyout firm Berkshire Partners LLC in a bet that consumers would increasingly seek out the budget retailer's low-price contact lenses and eyeglasses.

  • TIGARD, Oregon, Jan 29- TPG Capital LP, a private equity firm that is behind some of the world's largest leveraged buyouts, said on Wednesday it was asking some of its key investors for up to $2 billion to spend on deals until it raises a new $10 billion flagship fund.

  • Early movers: VZ, JNJ, TRV, FRX, HAL, JPM & more Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 8:05 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • AB InBev to buy Korean brewer for $5.8 billion Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | 12:53 AM ET

    Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed to buy South Korea's Oriental Brewery for $5.8 billion including debt, regaining ownership of a key Asian asset.

  • AB InBev in talks over $4.5B Oriental Brewery deal Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 11:53 AM ET
    Bottles of Oriental Brewery Co. beer are displayed for sale in Incheon, South Korea, on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013.

    AB InBev is in advanced discussions to buy South Korea's Oriental Brewery from private equity owners KKR& Co LP and Affinity Equity Partners.

  • Apollo raises largest PE fund since financial crisis Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 7:53 AM ET
    Leon Black, chairman and CEO of Apollo Management

    Apollo Global Management has completed fundraising for its latest private equity fund, amassing $17.5 billion from investors.