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Shamrock Holdings Investing in Excel Sports Management

Private equity firm, Shamrock Holdings, has just invested in Excel Sports Agency. This is the first major outside investment for Excel.
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KKR Gains 300% Profit from the Largest IPO of COVID-19

From the largest IPO of COVID-19, KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR) has made a profit of more than 300% by selling...
L.P. Scorecard: CalSTRS 2014

LP Scorecard: TA, Bridgepoint, and Charterhouse lead WSIB 2016 Investments

For four straight years, from 2012 to 2015, Washington State Investment Board committed to just five types of private market funds each...

Madison Dearborn Nears $4.5 Billion Target for Fund VIII

Madison Dearborn held its first close of its latest flagship, Madison Dearborn Capital Partners VIII, on July 23. The Chicago-based firm has...
L.P. Scorecard: CalSTRS 2014

L.P. Scorecard: Permira, Spectrum, and Thoma Bravo lead CalSTRS 2014 Investments

CalSTRS, the second largest public pension fund in the United States, has steadily increased its total commitment to private equity funds since...

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New Chapter 11 Filings, Disclosures: April 12 – April 16, 2021

At least two major companies have either filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection or defaulted on loans during the week of April...

ViacomCBS Networks International Agrees to Acquire Chilevisión

On Monday April 5, ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAC, VIACA) announced that it had agreed to acquire Chilevisión from WarnerMedia. WarnerMedia is a...

Carnival Reports $2 Billion Quarterly Loss

Carnival reports $2 billion quarterly loss. This is due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on the cruising industry, which has decimated Carnival and...

New High Yield Bond Ratings: April 5 – 9, 2021

At least 35 companies received a revision on high yield bond ratings during the week of April 5-9, 2021. These revisions caused...
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ECB President Lagarde Expects Strong Rebound for EU Economy in Second Half

Despite COVID-19 struggles, European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde told CNBC on April 9 that the European Union (EU) will hit...

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Banks Ride Digital Banking Wave; Plan to Reduce Branches

Digital banking engagements have been skyrocketing since the start of the pandemic. With more people using apps for daily banking, many banks...

OCC finalizes Fair Lending Rule, forcing banks to lend to politically unfavorable companies

In his last days in office, acting comptroller Brain Brooks finalized the Fair Lending Rule. The new OCC rule will forbid banks...

Charles River Laboratories Acquires Distributed Bio for $83 Million

On Monday Jan. 4, Charles River (NYSE: CRL) Laboratories announced that it has acquired Distributed Bio, Inc. for $83 million. The acquisiton...
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Brooks Brothers Files for Bankruptcy Protection

On Wednesday July 8, Brooks Brothers filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. The company plans to continue its search for a new...

New High Yield Bond Ratings February 22 – February 26, 2021

At least 21 companies received a revision on high yield bond ratings during the week of February 22 - February 26, 2021....