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SEC Settles Insider Trading Charges With Chinese Consultant

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced that a former consultant to two China-based private equity firms has agreed to pay over $756,000 in order to settle insider ...
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LendingClub Just Can’t Stop the News Flow

When LendingClub Corp. (NYSE: LC) CEO Renaud Laplanche resigned a month ago, the company's stock dived more than 25%. A rumor Wednesday morning suggested that Laplanche was interested in putting ...
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Polycom and Mitel Each Post Solid Uptick From Private Equity Offer

Polycom Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM) and Mitel Networks Corp. (NASDAQ: MITL) saw their shares take a small uptick in the face of their upcoming merger. The catalyst behind this uptick is an ...
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11 Crucial Things to Consider About Warren Buffett’s New Apple Stake

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) was back in the news on Monday, but with a bright side for a change. Apple's stock trajectory and news flow have been less than positive ...
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Major Changes Seen in Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Stock Holdings — Including Apple

Being the wealthiest man in the world on paper tends to draw some attention. This is why investors and outsiders watch new equity investment positions taken by, or sold by, ...
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10 Great Stocks That Warren Buffett Should Have Never Sold

Warren Buffett is considered by many people to be the best investor of the modern era. Getting to be one of the world's richest men on paper may have something ...
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10 Great Stocks That Warren Buffett Should Have Never Sold

Warren Buffett is considered by many people to be the best investor of the modern era. Getting to be one of the world's richest men on paper may have something ...
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Theranos Valuation May Drop to Zero

Update of April 14 story: According to The Wall Street Journal, the reasons Theranos may lose all of its value have been bolstered by an SEC criminal investigation into whether management knowingly ...
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Theranos Valuation Could Go to Zero

Theranos, which had a valuation of $9 billion late last year, may see that number drop to zero. The blood-testing business was identified as the next big thing in the advancement ...
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VC Funding Pulling Back: Unicorn and Seed-Stage Busters

If you have been looking for more evidence that the venture capital market has slowed, look no further than a KPMG report on venture capital funding for the first quarter ...
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Spotify Raises Another $1 Billion, Promises Investors an IPO

There may be bigger unicorns out there, but Sweden-based Spotify has been around longer than many of them. The streaming music company raised another $1 billion in funding in a ...
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Apollo Global Gets Higher Price Target, but No Respect

Publicly traded private equity firm Apollo Global Management Inc. (NYSE: APO) received a boost to its price target Tuesday morning when analysts at Jefferies raise the target from $17 to ...
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Private Equity Firm Lends $350 Million to Struggling US Oil Producer

In the first publicly reported transaction of its kind, independent energy producer Clayton Williams Energy Inc. (NYSE: CWEI) announced Tuesday that it has closed a $350 million term loan transaction ...
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Fresh Market Going Private in Deal With Apollo

Specialty grocery store chain The Fresh Market Inc. (NASDAQ: TFM) has agreed to be acquired by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE: APO) for approximately $1.36 billion in ...
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Avon Concludes Deal With Cerberus

In December 2015, Avon Products Inc. (NYSE: AVP) announced an investment agreement with affiliates of Cerberus Capital Management that would inject some $600 million into the struggling cosmetics maker. The ...
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