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AvantCredit , the fastest growing national online provider of consumer loans, announced today the completion of a $75 million round of Series C funding led by Tiger Global Management and a $200 million credit facility led by Victory Park Capital.
Petfood, honey, a real estate agent, menswear, tea & coffee you might not know it, but thanks to the Super Fund, you've got a stake in them all, reports Lesley Springall. Fiona Mackenzie, head of investments for the New Zealand Superannuation Fund.
51 pm Photo Neither big banks nor private equity firms like the recruiting process for young talent. Hardly anyone on Wall Street is happy about the way private equity firms recruit low-level employees from investment banks.
03 pm Ana Ottoni for The New York Times The campus of Anhembi Morumbi University, a private college in Sao Paolo, Brazil, that is owned by Laureate Education. Higher education in Brazil is increasingly in the hands of profit-seeking entrepreneurs.
for my Real Money Portfolio on a simple premise: That the flower hocking industry's seemingly horrible dynamics belie an outstanding business, and as a recent spin-off, the market doesn't properly appreciate the FTD's very attractive qualities.
The struggling Kentucky Retirement Systems last year paid $55 million to outside firms to manage its investments. More than half of those fees at least $31 million went to the managers of hedge funds, private equity, real estate and other "
A private equity firm's financial officer discussed possible target acquisitions at a meeting I attended recently. When asked about whether his firm would acquire an operation in a particular industry, he bluntly stated, No, we need a 15 to 20%
There's always someone prepared to believe that water can be turned into wine and never mind what economics has to say on the subject, not to mention common sense, says Brett Sheather With so much historical performance data available and all of the
When the financial crisis erupted in 2008, TPG suffered more than most private equity firms, having invested in three of that era's most troubled deals. Now, with stock markets performing well and mergers back in vogue, TPG is coming back, largely
Angel, a professor at Georgetown University, has accused Goldman Sachs of multiple securities law violations...Angel, characterizes the combat by him and other investors over Goldman Sachs ' takeover of a hotel company a few years ago. (The phrase