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  • Three Court of Appeal judges said that a lower court was correct to rule in March that the story would breach Brevan Howard's right to confidentiality and was not of sufficient public interest to justify its publication. "Despite that raft of criticisms of the Judge's judgment, we are clear that the appeal should be dismissed," Court of Appeal judge Terence...

  • How Netcapital's CEO built a company that lets entrepreneurs leverage their popularity for funds

    Jim Cramer sat down with Netcapital founder and CEO Jason Frishman to find out how he is changing the company financing game.

  • Jason Frishman, CEO, Netcapital

    Jim Cramer sat down with Netcapital founder and CEO Jason Frishman to find out how he is changing the company financing game.

  • An aerial view of the brine pools and processing plant of the Soquimich (SQM) lithium mine on the Atacama salt flat in northern Chile, on January 10, 2013.

    China private-equity firm GSR Capital aimed to buy as much as 20 percent of SQM, one of the world's biggest lithium producers, sources said.

  • President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House on June 20, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    M&A deal value in the U.S. last quarter slipped to its lowest total since 2013 while activity in Europe surged.

  • LONDON, July 3- Hedge fund managers had amassed a record number of short positions in petroleum futures and options by the start of last week, which primed the oil market for a sharp short-covering rally at the end of the month. Hedge funds and other money managers held short positions in the five major contracts on crude, gasoline and heating oil amounting to 510...

  • July 3- Activist investor Jana Partners LLC disclosed a 5.8 percent stake in natural gas producer EQT Corp on Monday and urged the company to abandon its $6.7 billion buyout of rival Rice Energy Inc.. The move, which threatens to scuttle EQT's plans to become the largest U.S. natural gas producer, is hedge fund Jana's latest foray into the energy sector.

  • July 3- Activist investor Jana Partners LLC disclosed a 5.8 percent stake in natural gas producer EQT Corp on Monday and urged the company to abandon its $6.7 billion buyout of rival Rice Energy Inc.. The move, which threatens to scuttle EQT's plans to become the largest U.S. natural gas producer, is hedge fund Jana's latest foray into the energy sector.

  • July 3- Activist investor Jana Partners LLC disclosed a 5.8 percent stake in natural gas producer EQT Corp on Monday and urged the company to abandon its $6.7 billion buyout of rival Rice Energy Inc.. "EQT seeks to maintain an open dialog with investors and respects their opinions and perspectives," EQT spokeswoman Natalie Cox said in a statement.

  • July 3- Activist investor Jana Partners LLC disclosed a 5.8 percent stake in natural gas producer EQT Corp on Monday and urged the company to abandon its $6.7 billion buyout of rival Rice Energy Inc.. EQT's shares gained 2 percent to $59.78, while shares of Rice Energy fell 3.7 percent to $25.65 in mid-day trading. Rice must pay EQT a breakup fee of $255 million if...

  • LONDON, July 3- Hedge fund managers had amassed a record number of short positions in petroleum futures and options by the start of last week, which primed the oil market for a sharp short-covering rally at the end of the month. Hedge funds and other money managers held short positions in the five major contracts on crude, gasoline and heating oil amounting to 510...

  • A TV crew films outside the Fairfax Media headquarters in Sydney, Australia, May 3, 2017.

    Australian newspaper publisher Fairfax Media ended talks with two U.S. private equity suitors.

  • Pedestrians walk along Wall Street near the New York Stock Exchange.

    The pick-up in dealmaking reflects an environment where private equity firms face fierce competition for assets, Financial Times reports.

  • Tech changes can produce 'false comfort' warns Scott Sperling of THL Partners

    Scott Sperling,THL Partners co-president, provides insight to how rapid technological growth is changing the way businesses compete and why regulators need to change with it. Also Sperling weighs in on Uber's conundrum with Travis Kalanick.

  • *Follows six-year stint at Eton Park's London office. LONDON, June 29- A credit trader at the London office of Eric Mindich's $7 billion New York hedge fund, Eton Park, which said about three months ago that it was shutting down, is looking to open his own firm, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. Singh worked for Eton Park for roughly six years after a...

  • Amazon well-positioned to continue growth: THL Partners' Scott Sperling

    The tradionial ways of looking at competition no longer work, says Scott Sperling, THL Partners co-president, weighing in on Amazon's impact on the retail sector and the outlook on e-commerce growth.

  • BOSTON, June 28- Dyal Capital Partners, the Neuberger Berman Group unit that buys minority stakes in hedge and private equity fund firms, has bought a piece of private credit and special opportunities investor Atalaya Capital Management, marking its third investment in three months. In April it bought stakes in TSSP, a global credit and credit-related...

  • LONDON, June 27- Oil prices have been rising gently during the past four trading sessions despite concerns about the continued rise in the U.S. rig count and enormous excess inventories. Front-month Brent futures prices are up by about $2 a barrel since touching a low of $44 on June 21, which could herald a break in the downtrend that had been in place since late May.

  • BOSTON, June 27- Hedge fund industry executive Anthony Scaramucci, an advisor to U.S. Scaramucci, a Republican fundraiser, has been working at the Washington- based bank since the middle of June and remains the Trump administration's choice for ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a source familiar with the matter said.

  • LONDON, June 27- Oil prices have been rising gently during the past four trading sessions despite concerns about the continued rise in the U.S. rig count and enormous excess inventories. Front-month Brent futures prices are up by about $2 a barrel since touching a low of $44 on June 21, which could herald a break in the downtrend that had been in place since late May.