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Comment: KKR sees value in Indian spirits

Comment: KKR sees value in Indian spirits

US private equity major Kohlberg Kravis Roberts is reported to be interested in picking up a minority stake in Vijay Mallya's United Spirits group, primarily by acquiring treasury stocks t »


Comment: Is Cayman under threat as a fund domicile?

Comment: Is Cayman under threat as a fund domicile?

For most of the past decade, the Cayman Islands have been the world's dominant offshore alternative fund domicile. »


Comment: Holy hedge fund, conman!

Comment: Holy hedge fund, conman!

Seven members of a church in Queens, New York, have been charged with fraud for allegedly misappropriating USD12m from would-be hedge fund investors. »


Comment: Goldman Sachs secondaries fund targets a buyer's market

Comment: Goldman Sachs secondaries fund targets a buyer's market

Goldman Sachs, which posted better than expected results yesterday, has raised USD5.5bn from investors for a fund dedicated to buying private equity investments on the secondary market. »


Comment: Another episode in the short selling saga

Comment: Another episode in the short selling saga

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has published and invited comment on a choice of five alternative proposals that it is considering in an effort to restrict what is perceived as a »


Comment: Avoiding tax on deferred compensation assets

Comment: Avoiding tax on deferred compensation assets

Kenneth Rubinstein, an asset protection attorney with New York law firm Rubinstein & Rubinstein, says that a structure involving a hybrid trust and foreign life insurance can enable »


Comment: Private equity firms pile into auction for Verizon Wireless

Comment: Private equity firms pile into auction for Verizon Wireless

Verizon Communications is divesting its wireless telephone assets and at least three private equity firms are reported to be in the running, with Blackstone Group said to have submitted a »


Comment: Summers the super salesman

Comment: Summers the super salesman

It has just emerged into the public domain that Larry Summers, director of the National Economic Council for President Barack Obama, earned more than USD5m from hedge fund manager D.E. »


Comment: Candover calls a halt to investment

Comment: Candover calls a halt to investment

There was once a time when taking a pause in investment activity would have meant missing plethora of missed opportunities. »


Comment: Mr Zwirn's bad timing

Comment: Mr Zwirn's bad timing

Daniel Zwirn is facing tough times. His firm, D.B. Zwirn & Co, is being eyed by a number of bidders as it tries to recover from a financial scandal. »


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