Saturday, February 18, 2012

Private equity

  • Private equity has an image problem. What began a few months ago with questions about Mitt Romneys background as chief of Bain Capital has ballooned into a tidal wave of legislative, regulatory and media attention -- and much of it unflattering.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • In recent years, the private equity industry has escaped much of the regulatory scrutiny that has been directed toward hedge funds and Wall Street banks. But that appears to be changing.
  • (New York Times)
  • Feb. 7 (Bloomberg) -- The largest U.S.
  • (Businessweek)
  • Feb. 16 (Bloomberg) -- John Bogle, the Vanguard Group Inc. founder who popularized index investing, said lower tax rates for certain types of gains earned by private equity firms are "ridiculous.
  • (Businessweek)
  • NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stephen Schwarzman, the boss of the worlds largest private equity firm, made his fortune by being a financier who delivered outsized returns for investors from buying, restructuring and then selling companies.
  • (Reuters India)
  • When arguably the dumbest investors in the room (public pension funds) rally to the defense of high-risk, high-cost, thinly-regulated, opaque private equity fund managers that should tell you something.
  • (Forbes)
  • NEW YORK (AP) -- Investment manager Apollo Global Management LLC on Friday reported sharply lower fourth-quarter profit as it marked down the value of its private equity and capital markets investments.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
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  • Quadrant Private Equity and APN News Media could strike a deal worth up to 300 million Australian dollars (US$322.6 million), a person familiar with the matter told Deal Journal Australia.
  • (Wall Street Journal)

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