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Investing Private Equity

  • NEW YORK, May 11- The board overhaul at Whole Foods Markets Inc has failed to satisfy Jana Partners, according to a person familiar with the matter, signaling that the month-long battle between the organic grocer and activist hedge fund is no nearer to a conclusion. While the hedge fund appreciated the board overhaul and the operating experience of the new...

  • NEW YORK, May 11- The board overhaul at Whole Foods Markets Inc has failed to satisfy Jana Partners, according to a person familiar with the matter, signaling that the month-long battle between the organic grocer and activist hedge fund is no nearer to a conclusion. While the hedge fund appreciated the board overhaul and the operating experience of the new...

  • *Red Kite co-founder: supply of copper scrap grew earlier in year. HONG KONG, May 10- Supply of copper scrap has tightened recently after growing in the first quarter, while disruptions at major mines earlier in 2017 are hitting availability of the metal, the co-founder of metals hedge fund RK Capital Management, said on Wednesday. Some of the disruptions to mine...

  • *Red Kite co-founder: supply of copper scrap grew earlier in year. HONG KONG, May 10- Supply of copper scrap has tightened recently after growing in the first quarter, while disruptions at major mines earlier in 2017 are hitting availability of the metal, the co-founder of metals hedge fund RK Capital Management, said on Wednesday. Some of the disruptions to mine...

  • *Red Kite co-founder: supply of copper scrap grew earlier in year. HONG KONG, May 10- Supply of copper scrap has tightened recently after growing in the first quarter, while disruptions at major mines earlier in 2017 are hitting availability of the metal, the co-founder of metals hedge fund RK Capital Management, said on Wednesday. Some of the disruptions to mine...

  • NEW YORK, May 8- Below is a table listing some of the hedge fund managers who spoke at the Sohn Investment Conference in New York, in order of appearance, and the investment ideas they presented. Debra Fine Fine Long DHX Media Pegged DHX Media's Capital Ltd fair value at Partners LP C $20- C $30. Cited tax efficiency, excellent locations in United States.

  • Gigamon, based in Santa Clara, California, went public in 2013.. Elliott Management, a hedge fund led by Paul Singer, now Gigamon's top shareholder, said it may also suggest potential changes in the company's operations and management, among other possible moves. A smaller hedge fund called Foglamp Capital, said in a statement provided to Reuters that the "...

  • NEW YORK, May 8- Hedge fund investor Keith Meister of Corvex Management LP on Monday kicked off the year's most prominent investment conference by laying out the case for CenturyLink Inc shares, which he believes have an upside of 43 percent. Fine Capital Partners founder Debra Fine said she sees the fair value of DHX Media's shares at C $20 to C $30 and the...

  • Hedge funds cut their net long position in the three main futures and options contracts linked to Brent and WTI by 97 million barrels in the week to May 2. Fund managers now have the smallest net long position in crude futures and options since OPEC announced its production-cutting deal on Nov. 30. The ratio was also the lowest since the OPEC deal was announced and...

  • People walk through a nearly empty shopping mall on March 28, 2017 in Waterbury, Connecticut. As consumers buying habits change and more people prefer to spend money on technology and experiences like vacations over apparel, shopping malls across the country are suffering.

    The inability to pay looming, massive debt bills is dealing the final death blow to many retailers, but only after years of decline.

  • Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and chief executive officer of Blackstone Group LP.

    Ultra-wealthy private equity managers lamented their reputation as 'lousy' corporate profiteers at a plush Beverly Hills hotel on Tuesday.

  • LONDON, May 2- Hedge funds are losing faith that OPEC can accelerate the rebalancing of the oil market even if the group agrees to extend output cuts when it meets later this month. The number of long positions has fallen to the lowest level since before OPEC announced its output agreement on Nov. 30. Fund managers have become less bullish despite increasingly...

  • BEVERLY HILLS, May 2- Activist hedge fund Marcato Capital Management, which is currently seeking to oust the chief executive at Buffalo Wild Wings, has gained 6 percent in the first four months of 2016.. Separately, Jana Partners, another activist hedge fund which is currently pushing for change at Whole Foods, told investors that its Jana Partners fund gained 0.9...

  • May 2- Hedge fund Black-and-White Capital LP on Tuesday called on Etsy Inc, an online retailer of handmade goods, to explore a sale, saying the U.S. company's sales growth had slowed while costs had increased. Shares of New York City- based Etsy rose 2.4 percent to $11.32 in morning trading. Etsy's intrinsic value could reach $30 per share with operational...

  • LONDON, May 2- Hedge funds are losing faith that OPEC can accelerate the rebalancing of the oil market even if the group agrees to extend output cuts when it meets later this month. The number of long positions has fallen to the lowest level since before OPEC announced its output agreement on Nov. 30. Fund managers have become less bullish despite increasingly...

  • David Rubenstein

    At the Milken Institute Conference, David Rubenstein, Carlyle Group co-founder, speaks with CNBC's David Faber about the state of private equity and the Trump administration's ideas on tax reform.

  • BEVERLY HILLS, May 1- Billionaire hedge fund manager Ken Griffin said he is encouraged by recent comments from U.S. officials that the government could move to break up the country's biggest banks. "My fantasy is to break up the big banks," Griffin said on Monday at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills. Griffin's hedge fund and securities firm...

  • Pedestrians walk past the New York Stock Exchange.

    Ed Garden said stock "owners are acting like owners" and becoming more involved with how companies manage their business.

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, April 26- U.S. hedge fund managers began warming to President Donald Trump soon after his surprise election ignited a powerful stock market rally. "For hedge funds, this is an unmitigated benefit as their tax liabilities could drop significantly," said Robert Willens, an independent tax consultant. A manager whose hedge fund earns $50 million a...

  • NEW YORK, April 25- Hedge fund critics are becoming increasingly vocal about the $3 trillion industry, arguing that it produces mediocre returns for clients while enriching managers with exorbitant fees. But despite some image problems the industry is actually healthy, according to Simon Lorne, vice chairman and chief legal officer of Millennium Management...