Tag: Private Equity Funds

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European Utilities Retrench As Cross-border Deals Lose Appeal

European Utilities Retrench As Cross-border Deals Lose Appeal

PARIS/FRANKFURT - European utility companies are retrenching in their home markets and looking to unwind debt-financed cross-border mergers deals as ...
Venture Capital Firm Fort Ross Aims To Bring More Us Startups To Russia

Venture Capital Firm Fort Ross Aims To Bring More Us Startups To Russia

SAN FRANCISCO - A venture capital firm aiming to bring more U.S. startups to Russia has raised a $200 million fund, hoping to use the fresh pool of m ...
Sky Reports Strong Quarter Before Bid Battle Steps Up

Sky Reports Strong Quarter Before Bid Battle Steps Up

LONDON - Sky (SKYB.L), the pay-TV group at the center of a takeover battle between Fox, Disney and Comcast, reported a strong third quarter on Thursd ...
Us Cryptocurrency Project Gets 133 Million Investment From Big Investors

Us Cryptocurrency Project Gets 133 Million Investment From Big Investors

NEW YORK - A start-up launched by three Princeton University graduates for a new cryptocurrency has raised $133 million from a slew of big investors ...
Martin Whitman Founder Of Third Avenue Management Dies At 93

Martin Whitman Founder Of Third Avenue Management Dies At 93

NEW YORK - Martin J. Whitman, the founder of New York-based investment firm Third Avenue Management and known for his "safe and cheap" value-investin ...
Carl Icahn Buys Stake In Software Provider Vmware Cnbc

Carl Icahn Buys Stake In Software Provider Vmware Cnbc

- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has acquired a stake in cloud computing platform VMware Inc (VMW.N), CNBC reported on Tuesday. Icahn's stake is sa ...
Europes Venture Capitalists Embrace Virtual Currency Craze

Europes Venture Capitalists Embrace Virtual Currency Craze

LONDON - Some of Europe's biggest venture capital firms are buying into sales of new virtual coins or asking their investors to give them the freedom ...
Blue Harbour Ceo Robbins Says Open Text Could Be Acquired

Blue Harbour Ceo Robbins Says Open Text Could Be Acquired

- Activist hedge fund Blue Harbour Group LP CEO Cliff Robbins told a conference in New York on Tuesday that Canadian business information management ...
Activist Investor Jana Hired Staff For New Socially Responsible Fund

Activist Investor Jana Hired Staff For New Socially Responsible Fund

NEW YORK - Jana Partners LLC, the activist investment firm now taking steps into socially responsible investing, has hired a portfolio manager and an ...
Big Activist Investors Have First-quarter Losses While Small Counterparts Thrive

Big Activist Investors Have First-quarter Losses While Small Counterparts Thrive

BOSTON - Well known U.S. activist investors including Nelson Peltz and William Ackman took a hit from the first-quarter U.S. stock market slump, with ...
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