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Aug 25, 2014

More Than Taxes at Play in Burger King, Tim Hortons Deal

A merger of Burger King and Tim Hortons would serve up plenty of tax perks for the Whopper king, but may also come with a tasty side: an exit ramp for its private-equity backers... #Burger King #Tim Hortons Inc. #Canada

Aug 25, 2014

Can Toms Shoes Sell to Bain Without Selling Out?

Can Toms and its charismatic founder, Blake Mycoskie, sell to private equity without selling out... #Blake Mycoskie #Bain Capital

Aug 26, 2014

Retail Deals Surge, but Private Equity Firms Have Played It Safe

Activist investor Engine Capital LP’s push for a sale of Ann Inc. isn’t altogether surprising given the fervor of mergers and acquisitions among retailers thus far this year... #Blake Mycoskie #Bain Capital

Aug 26, 2014

Burger King, Tim Hortons, Warren Buffett: Winners and Losers from the $11 Billion Deal

Yet another tax inversion has been inked, the first one in which an iconic American brand, albeit one owned by a Brazilian private-equity firm, is relocating overseas for both strategic purposes and a better tax rate... #Burger King #Warren Buffett #Tim Hortons Inc. #Latin America #Berkshire Hathaway #Brazil #Canada

Aug 25, 2014

Activist Presses Ann Taylor for a Sale

Engine Capital, which along with a partner controls more than 1% of Ann Inc. stock, believes a strategic or private-equity buyer would be willing to pay between $50 and $55 a share for the women's retailer... #Burger King #Warren Buffett #Tim Hortons Inc. #Latin America #Berkshire Hathaway #Brazil #Canada

Aug 22, 2014

Dynegy to Buy Power Assets for $6.25 Billion

The power producer is buying ownership stakes in coal and natural gas plants from Duke Energy and the private equity firm Energy Capital Partners... #Duke Energy #Dynegy Inc.

Aug 22, 2014

Citigroup facing restrictions on sales of hedge fund investments: WSJ

Citigroup Inc has been sending hedge fund firms letters informing them that it cannot sell investments in hedge funds and private-equity funds to clients after a deal with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wall Street Journal reported... #Securities and Exchange Commission #Citigroup #Wall Street Journal

Aug 25, 2014

Private Equity Returns – The Numbers

Investors who wanted the most bang for their buck should have considered venture capital... #Securities and Exchange Commission #Citigroup #Wall Street Journal

Aug 19, 2014

Deconstructing Management Fees In Alternative Funds

Without a doubt, money is the primary driving factor in private equity and hedge funds. Lucrative fees are paid to talented fund managers by investors eager to earn high returns on their investments. Although much attention is paid to the 20% incenti... #Securities and Exchange Commission #Citigroup #Wall Street Journal

Aug 18, 2014

Sensata Technologies to Acquire Maker of Tire Pressure Sensors

The enterprise value of the deal with the private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners is $1 billion... #Securities and Exchange Commission #Citigroup #Wall Street Journal