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Jul 24, 2014

How Skimping on CEO Pay Can Drive Public Company Underperformance

Compensation constraints at public companies could be helping undermine performance, say some experienced boardroom figures who note that private equity, free from public pressure on its pay practices, outperforms public markets...

Jul 23, 2014

Why Polish Private Equity Precedent Could Be Dangerous

Poland’s financial regulator, the KNF, is ordering private equity firm Abris Capital Partners to sell a bank it owns by the end of this year...

Jul 23, 2014

China's Looming Bad Loans Are Good News For Distressed Debt Investors

Hey, investors: Would you like acquiring private equity level returns for senior secured loan risks...

Jul 23, 2014

Private Equity Giants With a Taste for Auto Body Shops

Blackstone is buying a majority stake in an auto repair chain, Service King Collision Repair Centers, from Carlyle, though Carlyle will still be a significant shareholder...

Jul 24, 2014

SodaStream Pops on Buyout Chatter

Shares of SodaStream International Ltd., the in-home carbonator, were halted Thursday after rising more than 17% on reports of a possible buyout. Bloomberg News reported that SodaStream is in talks with a private equity firm about a possible buyout a...

Jul 18, 2014

Private-Equity Firms Race to Buy Fitness Chains

Several private-equity firms have recently invested in boutique fitness chains, including yoga, spin and barre studio operators...

Jul 22, 2014

Baring PE Asia Secures ‘Substantial’ Stake in U.K.’s Cath Kidston

Baring Private Equity Asia acquires a stake in U.K. retailer Cath Kidston... #Asia #Europe #China

Jul 22, 2014

Family Matters: PE Firms In Asia Must Walk A Careful Line With Owners

Private equity firms need to master the delicate art of dealing with family-owned businesses if they want to penetrate Asia more successfully... #Asia #Ernst & Young

Jul 22, 2014

Lender CIT to buy OneWest Bank, formerly IndyMac, for $3.4 billion

OneWest Bank in Pasadena, born from the ashes of failed high-risk home lender IndyMac Bank, has agreed to be acquired by commercial lender CIT Group for $3.4 billion, a hugely profitable deal for the hedge-fund and private-equity investors that have ... #Pasadena #CIT GROUP INC #OneWest

Jul 17, 2014

Report: Jeb Bush plays key role in private equity firm

Jeb Bush is chairman and part owner of a private equity firm, Bloomberg reported... #Jeb Bush #Bloomberg