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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...

Bye-bye buyouts; hello to raising infrastructure funds

June 7, 2009

Private-equity firms are turning to infrastructure investing now that the credit crisis and deepening recession have put their traditional leveraged-buyout businesses into suspended animation. Some of the biggest names in the private-equity...

Blackstone president sees an economic depression

May 31, 2009

Several economic gurus have seized on the recent rebound in equities to offer a generally upbeat view on a broader recovery, waxing poetic about the emergence of “green shoots” and their general feeling that a bottom in the U.S. economy may...

Obama seeks to jack taxes on hedgers

February 26, 2009

All carried-interest distributions from private-equity funds and hedge funds would be taxed as ordinary income instead of capital gains — thus more than doubling the tax rate of 15% — under the budget President Obama unveiled today, Treasury...

KKR exec sees ‘next wave of greed’

January 30, 2009

The country is facing at least two more years of tough economic times, with no significant rebound for three-to-five years, said George Fisher, a senior adviser at New York private-equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. “We will get through...

Lehman offloads two private-equity funds

January 22, 2009

A Luxembourg investment partnership has agreed to purchase two private-equity funds from Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.’s bankruptcy estate. Reinet Fund SCA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Reinet Investments SCA in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg,...

Report: Private equity eyeing Lehman

August 26, 2008

As many as five private-equity firms have expressed interest in purchasing a stake in Lehman Brothers Inc.’s investment management business, according to the Telegraph, a London-based newspaper. The Carlyle Group of Washington, and KKR & Co....

Blackstone buys health care group for $1.6B

June 19, 2008

Apria Healthcare Group Inc. announced today a $1.6 billion merger agreement with Sky Acquisition LLC, an affiliate of The Blackstone Group, in a deal that would transform the home health care services company into a private company wholly owned...

MSIM launches $4B infrastructure fund

May 12, 2008

Morgan Stanley Investment Management has raised $4 billion for a private-equity fund dedicated to infrastructure projects as part of a move to invest in sectors that haven’t been hit by the credit crunch. The Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners...

Blackstone to buy GSO for $930 million

January 10, 2008

Blackstone Group LP will pay as much as $930 million to acquire GSO Capital Partners LP, an alternative asset manager specializing in leveraged finance. The purchase price will include cash and shares of Blackstone that are currently valued...

'Carried interest' no cash cow, says study

August 22, 2007

Raising taxes on private equity managers probably won’t generate a whole lot of money, according to a new study. At the moment, managers typically collect 20% of the profits they make, which are taxed at a 15% capital gains rate. But if the...

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