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

Wed, 15/04/2009 - 07:00

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

Tue, 14/04/2009 - 06:57

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

Fri, 10/04/2009 - 07:02

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

Thu, 09/04/2009 - 07:01

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

Wed, 08/04/2009 - 06:00

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

Tue, 07/04/2009 - 07:00

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

Mon, 06/04/2009 - 07:00

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. »

Comment: The devil's still in the details

Fri, 03/04/2009 - 07:02

The G20 summit has reached its conclusion with a united front, after a last-minute squabble with China about whether Hong Kong and Macau should be classified as tax havens, and it's now of »

Comment: Private equity fundraising takes a hit

Thu, 02/04/2009 - 06:58

Private equity fundraising in the first three months of 2009 dropped to its lowest level in more than five years - news that will be a surprise to few - while the number of buyout firms sc »

Comment: Making money in bad times

Wed, 01/04/2009 - 07:00

Positive news has been thin on the ground over the last year and a half as the global economy continues to spiral downward. »

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