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P/E investments in financial services surging

September 28, 2010

Private-equity activity in financial services is up 17% from a year ago, and the momentum continues to build, according to a report released today. The outlook for the second half of the year is for P/E activity in the financial services sector...

SEC quizzes money managers about alternative investments

September 13, 2010

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, stepping up its oversight of investment advisers, is examining whether asset managers that channel money to hedge funds are acting in investors' best interest. The agency asked money managers for...

Private-equity-fund advisers balk at new oversight rules

July 25, 2010

Financial advisers to some private-equity funds fear that efforts to reduce systemic risk in the financial markets, a key theme of the massive reform bill signed into law last week, are unfairly targeting them. In a congressional hearing last...

Goldman Sachs takes PE crown

May 2, 2010

While executives of The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. were getting grilled on Capitol Hill about deals involving mortgage-related securities, another division of the company quietly made headlines of a different sort. Thanks to the firm's Principal...

PE coffers still mighty low

April 1, 2010

Private equity funds raised $50.4 billion during the first quarter, which was 5% more than was raised during the previous quarter, but still well below recent peak levels. According to a report released on Thursday by Preqin Ltd., the global...

Ill-fated Conn. power plant owned by PE fund

February 8, 2010

The private equity firm that owns the majority stake of the natural gas plant in Connecticut that blew up on Sunday says it is fully cooperating with authorities investigating the fatal explosion. According to reports, Energy Investors Funds...

Wall Street slams Obama's bank proposals

January 24, 2010

Financial services industry groups and Republican lawmakers last week criticized President Barack Obama's plan to rein in bank holding companies. Specifically, the critics object to a provision that would prohibit companies that own banks from...

States gain in turf war over private placements

December 6, 2009

State securities regulators are gaining ground in their battle to regain authority to oversee private-placement offerings. Thomas Krebs, assistant director and deputy general counsel to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, last week came...

Former Wal-Mart CEO joins P/E firm Solamere

November 10, 2009

Lee Scott, former Wal-Mart Stores Inc. CEO and president, has joined the private equity firm Solamere Capital as an operating partner and a member of its investment committee. Scott will help evaluate investment opportunities and take a key...

Private-equity firms bring duds to market

November 8, 2009

After a long hibernation, the lords of leveraged buyouts are up and about. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. finally went public last month after a two-year delay, while The Blackstone Group and Cerberus Capital Management LP unveiled plans to return...

BNY Mellon buys a piece of private-equity firm Siguler Guff

November 2, 2009

BNY Mellon Asset Management acquired a 20% minority interest in Siguler Guff, a New York-based multistrategy private equity firm with roughly $8 billion in assets under management and committed capital. Terms weren't disclosed. The deal gives...

Lionel Pincus, Warburg Pincus founder, dies

October 12, 2009

Lionel Pincus, founder and chairman of New York-based private equity firm Warburg Pincus, has died, according to a spokesman for his longtime partner, Princess Firyal of Jordan. He was 78. Pincus died around midnight Saturday in his Manhattan...

Endowments' results may be worse than reported

October 11, 2009

The dismal recent performance by the endowment funds of several Ivy League universities has dimmed the luster of the funds' managers. But the performance of those managers — who in recent years have attained rock star status in the investment...

Citadel scraps plan to sell E*Trade stock

August 31, 2009

Private equity firm Citadel Investment Group LLC said today that one of its affiliates has canceled a plan to sell a portion of its stake in retail brokerage firm E-Trade Financial Corp. Under a previously announced plan, Chicago-based Citadel...

FDIC rule change could lead to more failed banks, Bove says

August 27, 2009

Squeezed by rising bank failures and alarmed by its shrinking insurance fund, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has made it easier for private-equity investors to buy failed institutions, but one prominent analyst believes that the move could...

Music to fund's ears

August 16, 2009

Music played on rare violins, violas and cellos brings joy to audiophiles and may also soon bring happiness to the wallets of investors. That is the goal of the Artist Rare Instrument Fund LP, a New York- based private-equity fund that invests...

AIG Investments close to $300M sale to Crestview

August 4, 2009

AIG Investments, the asset management arm of American International Group Inc., is close to being sold to a group that includes private-equity firm Crestview Partners for $300 million to $400 million, Reuters reported today, citing a source....

Former Paine Webber chief vies to buy AIG Advisors

July 29, 2009

Two private-equity firms with strong ties to retail broker-dealers are the final bidders for the AIG Advisor Group — the network of broker-dealers that houses about 6,000 independent registered reps and investment advisers — and a winner...

Private-equity fundraising plummets

July 8, 2009

Private-equity firms continue to struggle to raise funds as the recession wears on, according to a report today in the Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst newsletter. During the first six months of 2009, 173 private-equity funds raised $54.9 billion,...

Fidelity to close private-equity unit

June 19, 2009

Dismal economic conditions are forcing Fidelity Investments to shut down a private-equity unit. The Boston-based firm will close Fidelity Equity Partners, which has about $500 million in assets, at the end of July, said Anne Crowley, a spokeswoman...

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