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A California Public Employees' Retirement System sign.

Why CalPERS wants a little less to do with Wall Street

Jun 8, 2015
CalPERS wants to reduce the number of investment managers that it uses.
Posted In: CALpers, pensions, investment, money managers, hedge funds, private equity
 Cast members of Cirque Du Soleil perform in 'Cirque Du Soleil's Totem' dress rehearsal at Alexandra Park on August 21, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Cirque du Soleil sells to private equity groups

Apr 20, 2015
A $1.5 billion sale is far from the group's humble origins.
Posted In: cirque du soleil, private equity, Canada, Quebec
Pedestrians walk past the skyline of the city's financial district in Shanghai.

The buying power of the Chinese middle class

Mar 3, 2015
“Aspirational luxury” is the sweet spot Chinese investors are trying to target.
Posted In: China, middle class, private equity
The ultimate gross domestic product.

Twinkies: Brought to you by private equity

Nov 12, 2014
How a private-equity firm turned around Hostess and saved the iconic snack.
Posted In: Hostess, Twinkies, private equity

Geithner to start new job in private equity

Nov 18, 2013
The former secretary of the Treasury will become president of New York-based Warburg Pincus.
Posted In: Timothy Geithner, private equity

Venture capital investing comes back...a little

Jul 19, 2013
This is ‘no tech bubble’ says the head of the National Venture Capital Association. Even as the economy has improved, venture has not rebounded much.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, venture capital, private equity

Twinkies are back: And last longer?

Jul 9, 2013
Twinkie is back in business after a big slim down — cheaper wages, fewer benefits, and other cost-cutting measures.
Posted In: Twinkies, Hostess, private equity

Hedge funds crowd first-time buyers out of housing market

Dec 10, 2012
Hedge funds and private-equity funds are buying up hundreds of foreclosed homes at a time, turning them into rentals, crowding out first-time home buyers looking for bargains.
Posted In: foreclosure, Wall Street, private equity, Housing

Explaining dividend recapitalization

Oct 23, 2012
Dividend recapitalization: private equity shenanigans or sound common sense? Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains how it works.
Posted In: private equity, dividends, loans, whiteboard

Private equity firms: Job creators or job destroyers?

Jul 16, 2012
We'll likely hear more this week about when, exactly, Mitt Romney left his top job at Bain Capital. But here's the question that will persist: Job creator, or job destroyer? And that question's bigger than Bain, bigger than Romney -- bigger than any one election.
Posted In: Bain Capital, private equity, buyout

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