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Should Alternative Asset Managers Be Buying Back Their Own Shares?

When investors hear about stock buybacks and share repurchases, the aim is generally considered to be one of the two top methods of returning cash to shareholders. The other method ...
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Uber Drivers to Protest at Super Bowl

Uber drivers are sick of being kicked around, at least as they see it. While the company's management gets rich on their shares (which the current valuation collapse of unicorns ...
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How Silver Lake Saved Symantec Earnings

Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) reported its fiscal third-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Thursday, as well as a huge investment by Silver Lake. The company had $0.26 in ...
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11 Venture-Backed Unicorns to Watch for IPOs in 2016

The mythological unicorn has never been found, but the venture-backed unicorn market continues to amaze and enthrall the business world. These so-called unicorns are the private companies that have raised ...
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Did Avon Give Away Its North American Business?

Avon Products Inc. (NYSE: AVP) announced Thursday morning that the company has received $605 million in two investments from affiliates of private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management. Cerberus is paying ...
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Why Merrill Lynch Downgraded Private Equity Giants

Looking at 2015, it has not been the most monumental year for a few industries, in particular private equity companies. As a result, Merrill Lynch took it upon itself not ...
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Fluor Acquires Dutch Firm for $755 Million

Engineering and construction firm Fluor Corp. (NYSE: FLR) announced Monday morning that it had signed an agreement with private equity firm Arle Capital Partners to acquire all of Netherlands-based Stork ...
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TPG & Leonard Green Score Private Equity Success in Petco

Private Equity firms often get a mixed scorecard by investors and by the public. Then there are the instances where private equity firms blow the doors off the barn in ...
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Airbnb Reaches $25.5 Billion Valuation

The initial public offering of Square Inc. (NYSE: SQ), the valuation of which financiers thought was too high, proved otherwise with a share price that surged on the first day ...
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Can $100 Million Investment Stop the Bleeding at SolarCity?

Private equity firm Silver Lake Kraftwerk will invest $100 million in SolarCity Corp. (NASDAQ: SCTY), according to an announcement Wednesday morning. SolarCity's chairman, Elon Musk, will add $10 million to ...
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Major Changes Seen in Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Stock Holdings

Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) have released their official equity holdings of Berkshire Hathaway as of September 30, 2015. 24/7 Wall St. has followed this trend for ...
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Analysts Come Out Swinging for the Fences on First Data Ratings

First Data Corp. (NYSE: FDC) is now a public company again. It had spent years being private under private equity giant KKR & Co. LP (NYSE: KKR), after being acquired ...
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Is RealD Getting Anywhere Near Enough in Its Acquisition?

Some buyouts and mergers come with a big premium for shareholders. Others, not so much. The latter case seems to be the scenario for RealD Inc. (NYSE: RLD). The company ...
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SEC Settles Conflict of Interest Charges With New York Private Equity Firm

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that a New York-based private equity firm and four executives will settle charges regarding a failure to disclose conflicts of interest to ...
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ICE Buying Interactive Data

While the consolidation of the actual exchanges has largely come to an end, the desire for exchanges to take on new products and new opportunities remains. Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (NYSE: ...
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