• Bain, Bane, geddit

August 30, 2012 - Protesting private equity monster points menacingly at Alphavillain: Bain Capital’s NY outpost, Madison Ave and 57th, ahead of tonight’s starring role for the firm...


Published August 30, 2012 by Admin

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• Mitt Romney and Man U

August 23, 2012 - It’s an indirect path from one to the other.Gawker on Thursday unloaded some 950 pages of filings from Bain Capital-affiliated offshore funds in which Mitt Romney has...


Published August 23, 2012 by Admin

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• It’s hard being a China short seller

August 14, 2012 - It’s a big, big China leveraged buyout — the biggest ever, in fact. Advertising company Focus Media, which is listed in the US, said it has received a $3.5bn takeover...


Published August 14, 2012 by Admin

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• ‘Hi, please can you help us with our front-running. Ta!’

July 16, 2012 - From the New York Times, a Gretchen Morgenson report into an apparently widespread practice of Wall Street analysts giving private equity clients and hedge funds a heads up into their thinking,...


Published July 16, 2012 by Admin

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• An email arrives announcing a bid…

July 02, 2012 - … and you’re an established but struggling department store operator (think a rubbish John Lewis) and obvious bid target. You’ve never heard of this bidder, but...


Published July 02, 2012 by Admin

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• A small, last minute cash call…

May 23, 2012 - Three Alphavillans are running around Canary Wharf in East London this evening in support of the British Heart Foundation.Left to right: Lisa Pollack, David Keohane and Masa...


Published May 23, 2012 by Admin

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• So public-spirited, that Mr Kingsnorth

April 07, 2012 - It takes time, money and commitment to take on the dogs of the investment company sector. Colin Kingsnorth has all three, which is perhaps why he’s picked fights with its two biggest canines....


Published April 07, 2012 by Admin

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• Terra Firma seeks €1bn from sovereign wealth fund

March 01, 2012 - Terra Firma Capital Partners has dropped plans to start fundraising this spring and is seeking instead to collect about €1bn from a single sovereign wealth fund to keep doing deals,...


Published March 01, 2012 by Admin

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• Schwarzmann paid $213.5m in 2011

February 29, 2012 - Blackstone co-founder Stephen Schwarzman got about $213.5m in salary, share of profits and cash distributions from his holdings in the world’s largest private equity firm in 2011,...


Published February 29, 2012 by Admin

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• KKR chiefs take home $94m each

February 28, 2012 - Henry Kravis and George Roberts each took home a pay-out of around $94m last year from KKR, the private equity group they helped to found, the latest sign of the riches available...


Published February 28, 2012 by Admin

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