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  • Greybull Capital buys UK's Monarch Saturday October 25th, 2014 09:56:51 AM
    LONDON, Oct 25 (Reuters) - British holidays and airline company Monarch has been acquired by investment firm Greybull Capital which will pump 125 million pounds ($201 million) into the company as it...

  • HP seeking buyers for corporate-networking business in China - WSJ Friday October 24th, 2014 09:37:04 PM
    Oct 24 (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co has begun sounding out private-equity firms in China to buy its corporate-networking business in the country, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people...

  • PE groups Apax, Bain consider bid for Portugal Telecom - FT Friday October 24th, 2014 03:57:01 PM
    Oct 24 (Reuters) - Private equity groups including Apax Partners LLP and Bain Capital are planning to bid for Portugal Telecom from Brazilian telecommunications company Groupo Oi SA, the Financial...

  • Cementos Portland approaches Blackstone over debt refinancing-source Friday October 24th, 2014 10:42:03 AM
    MADRID, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Spanish cement company Cementos Portland Valderrivas majority owned by FCC, has approached Blackstone over the refinancing of 345 million euros ($436.36 million) of debt, a...

  • GIC buys 5 pct stake in US-listed healthcare tech firm IMS Friday October 24th, 2014 08:52:38 AM
    SINGAPORE, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC has bought a 5 percent stake in IMS Health Holdings, a U.S.-listed technology firm servicing the healthcare sector, for an...

  • SPECIAL REPORT-Why Madrid's poor fear Goldman Sachs and Blackstone Friday October 24th, 2014 06:59:47 AM
    Madrid, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Last year Madrid's city and regional governments sold almost 5,000 rent-controlled flats to private equity investors including Goldman Sachs and Blackstone. At the time,...

  • Calculated risk Friday October 24th, 2014 06:55:20 AM
    (This accompanies a Special Report, "Why Madrid's poor fear Goldman Sachs and Blackstone", http://reut.rs/1weWb9E)

  • How Spain's social housing imploded Friday October 24th, 2014 06:55:10 AM
    (This accompanies a Special Report, "Why Madrid's poor fear Goldman Sachs and Blackstone", http://reut.rs/1weWb9E)

  • SPECIAL REPORT-Why Madrid's poor fear Goldman Sachs and Blackstone Friday October 24th, 2014 06:55:00 AM
    Madrid, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Last year Madrid's city and regional governments sold almost 5,000 rent-controlled flats to private equity investors including Goldman Sachs and Blackstone. At the time,...

  • UPDATE 1-Equity sale for CVC-backed Indonesian Internet firm slashed by a third Friday October 24th, 2014 05:56:59 AM
    * But deal has attracted a range of cornerstone investors (Recasts and adds details throughout)

  • Digital River to be acquired by investor group for $840 mln Friday October 24th, 2014 01:24:50 AM
    Oct 23 (Reuters) - E-commerce services provider Digital River Inc said on Thursday it entered into an agreement to be acquired by an investor group led by Siris Capital Group LLC for about $840...

  • UPDATE 1-As ETF M&A heats up, industry wonders who is next Thursday October 23rd, 2014 07:53:19 PM
    (Adds analyst comment about SEC notice in 11th paragraph.)

  • CORRECTED-DEALTALK-As ETF M&A heats up, industry wonders who is next Thursday October 23rd, 2014 07:31:11 PM
    (Corrects that there is $21 billion tracking all of Alerian's indices, not just the MLP index, in second last paragraph.)

  • UPDATE 1-Telecom Italia closer to Brazil mobile tower sale - sources Thursday October 23rd, 2014 06:36:06 PM
    * Deal to sell Brazil towers may be reached in weeks - sources

  • Four funds vie for $400 mln luxury paintmaker Farrow & Ball -sources Thursday October 23rd, 2014 06:07:07 PM
    LONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - American buyout firms Carlyle and Bain Capital are among a group of four private equity funds preparing second-round bids for British luxury paintmaker Farrow & Ball,...

  • Telecom Italia closer to Brazil mobile tower sale - sources Thursday October 23rd, 2014 06:02:25 PM
    MILAN/SAO PAULO, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Telecom Italia is in advanced talks to sell the mobile phone towers of its Brazilian unit TIM Participacoes and could ink a deal in weeks, three people with direct...

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. judge to order asset freeze on Wyly after bankruptcy Thursday October 23rd, 2014 05:59:32 PM
    (Updates with further details on hearing, background on case, Caroline Wyly's bankruptcy filing details)

  • UPDATE 1-UniCredit likely to pick Prelios-Fortress for UCCMB sale Thursday October 23rd, 2014 05:57:07 PM
    ROME/MILAN, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Unicredit is talking with a consortium comprising Fortress Investment Group and Italy's Prelios on the sale of its bad loan unit Unicredit Credit Management Bank...

  • TVM Capital plans $200 mln investment in UAE healthcare portfolio Thursday October 23rd, 2014 05:11:10 PM
    ABU DHABI, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Dubai-based private equity firm TVM Capital Healthcare Partners plans to invest $200 million over the next four year to expand its companies across the Gulf Arab region...

  • U.S. judge orders asset freeze against Texas tycoon Wyly after bankruptcy Thursday October 23rd, 2014 05:02:25 PM
    NEW YORK, Oct 23 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge said Thursday she would ordered the assets of Texas tycoon Sam Wyly temporarily be frozen after the formerly reported billionaire filed for bankruptcy.

  • U.S. judge orders asset freeze against Texas tycoon Wyly after bankruptcy Thursday October 23rd, 2014 04:52:53 PM
    NEW YORK, Oct 23 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge said Thursday she would ordered the assets of Texas tycoon Sam Wyly temporarily be frozen after the formerly reported billionaire filed for bankruptcy.

  • BRIEF-U.S. judge to approve temporary asset freeze in SEC case against Wyly brothers Thursday October 23rd, 2014 04:33:48 PM
    Oct 23 (Reuters) - * U.S. judge says will approve temporary asset freeze against samuel wyly,

  • U.S. SEC official praises Blackstone decision to stop some fees Thursday October 23rd, 2014 03:40:28 PM
    Oct 23 (Reuters) - A senior U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission official on Thursday urged private equity firms to follow Blackstone Group LP's decision to stop a controversial fee practice in...

  • DEALTALK-As ETF M&A heats up, industry wonders who is next Thursday October 23rd, 2014 03:37:06 PM
    (For more Reuters DEALTALKS, double click on ) (Adds SEC notice Tuesday in 9th paragraph.)

  • CORRECTED-U.S. SEC slams tycoon Wyly's bankruptcy budget as 'staggering' Thursday October 23rd, 2014 02:01:53 PM
    (Corrects SEC lawyer's name from Dunn to Dodd in third paragraph)

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