Private Equity

Blackstone: a real estate giant

Diana Olick tells us how Blackstone, a private equity giant, is becoming a real estate behemoth as well.

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Kraft and Heinz products are shown in Chicago, March 25, 2015.

Private equity investments have finally slowed, but it’s not necessarily permanent. Despite high profile, multibillion dollar plays like Cerberus Capital Management buying Safeway or BC Partners taking over PetSmart, there were just 668 PE fund investments made in the last quarter in North America, the lowest total since the third quarter of 2011, according to …


Activist investor Bill Ackman’s firm Pershing Square Capital Management is boosting its stake in both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to more than 11 percent in each from a combined 9.8 percent in both. Ackman’s move comes a couple of weeks after the Senate Banking Committee announced an agreement on a legislation to wind down …


Think bank executives bring home the bacon? Think again.  The five chief executives running Wall Street’s largest banks will rake in just 3 percent of what their peers at private equity firms stand to make from 2013. Collectively, the nine founders and chiefs of the publicly traded private equity firms saw their compensation rise to …


Everybody loves a comeback—or at least that’s what one private equity company is betting on. An affiliate of Najafi Cos. announced it’s partnering with Paula Deen Ventures to help the celebrity chef grow her business. On Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal pegged the investment at between $75 million and $100 million and wrote it would help the …

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