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SEC Comes Down on Blackstone Group for $39 Million

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that three private equity fund advisers within Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) have agreed to pay nearly $39 million to settle charges ...
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What Nelson Peltz Wants With GE

Starting Monday morning off with a bang, Trian Fund Management announced that it had acquired a stake of 98.5 million shares in General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) valued at approximately ...
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Intel Invests in 8 Chinese Tech Startups

In the world of venture capital, many investors often forget to consider that public companies invest capital directly into private companies. One such large venture capital investor has been Intel ...
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French Startup Aims to Take Ride-Sharing Global

It may seem inevitable that the sharing economy would meet up with tech firms with fast growth opportunities in emerging markets. For instance, as part of its efforts to expand ...
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Does Blackstone’s Spin-Off of PJT Partners Matter?

Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) has not found itself immune from the selling pressure this summer. The private equity giant has now set the dates for its expected spin-off. This ...
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Avon Shares Hit 2-Year Low, Pressure CEO McCoy to Leave

Sheri McCoy was hired as chief executive of Avon Products Inc. (NYSE: AVP) in 2012 to fix the mess made by her predecessor, Andrea Jung. In many ways, McCoy has ...
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The 20 Most Dominant Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Investments

Warren Buffett has been busy making some key acquisitions for Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) and changing some of its largest investments. Just as he discloses his investment in yet ...
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5 Stocks Warren Buffett Likely Bought More of During the Sell-Off

With such a crazy week, with stocks tanking and then rifling back up, it is a wonder that the name Warren Buffett has not been thrown around like hot potatoes. ...
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Petco Files for an IPO, Again

It is coming back as a public company, again. Petco Holdings, Inc. has filed its paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission to conduct an initial public offering. This would ...
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Muted Response for Strategic Hotels & Resorts Buyout Hopes

A potential merger with or acquisition of Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: BEE) is not really new news. That being said, the company did announce on Monday that it ...
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Key Changes in Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Stock Holdings

Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) have released the official equity holdings of Berkshire Hathaway as of June 30, 2015. It has been the case for years now ...
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Goldman Sachs Sees Mixed View on Private Equity and Alternative Managers

It is always interesting to see what happens when financial giants issue coverage on other aspects of the financial sector where they have overlapping operations. Goldman Sachs started coverage on ...
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Was Informatica the Strangest Tech Acquisition of All-Time With Microsoft and Salesforce Involved?

The world of mergers and acquisition can be rather strange. When you include private equity firms in the mix, deals can become even more strange. Now an announcement from Informatica ...
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KKR Files to Bring First Data Corp. Public Again

First Data Corp. has filed paperwork with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) to conduct its initial public offering (IPO). First Data is one of the top sector players ...
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The KKR Settlement May Be Smaller Than It Seems

When most investors hear news that a firm is paying $30 million to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to settle certain charges, chances are high that it sounds ...
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