Private Equity

KKR may scrap NYSE listing plan; to merge operations with Amsterdam-listed KPE

New York Stock Exchange

The US private equity giant Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR) may scrap its plans to list in the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), with the company considering the option to buy its Amsterdam-listed fund - thereby separating it from the somewhat pressurizing plan of having to list at a difficult time to go public.

BlackRock working out $13.5 billion deal for BGI, Barclays’ investment division

Barclays, BlackRock

The world's biggest asset manager appears to be in the making - with New York-based BlackRock Inc. announcing on Thursday that it is working out a $13.5 billion blockbuster deal for Europe's biggest hedge fund manager BGI, which is the investment division of the British bank Barclays Plc!

European Citi Private Equity head - Robert Womsley - joins Water Street Healthcare

European Citi Private Equity head - Robert Womsley - joins Water Street Healthca

The Chicago-based, healthcare industry-centered private equity firm Water Street Healthcare Partners has added a new partner to give healthcare investment opportunities a significant boost - Robert B. Womsley, the European head of Citi Private Equity, will be joining Water Street with effect from July 1.

Private equity makes ‘guarded’ comeback to US bank scenario


Private equity is making a 'guarded' comeback with deals, after its ruinous venture into banking early last year! A group of eight buyout firms - comprising Blackstone Group LP, Carlyle Group, and WL Ross & Co. - took over Florida's failed BankUnited FSB on Thursday, with a recapitalization cash infusion of $900 million, and the government supporting the deal.

Vista Equity Partners Raise the Offer for SumTotal

Vista Equity Partners Raise the Offer for SumTotal

On Wednesday, Vista Equity Partners raised its bid for software maker SumTotal Systems Inc. to $4.85 per share which values the company at about $163 million.

San Francisco-based Vista said it would increase that offer to $4.95 if SumTotal's breakup fee with rival bidder Accel-KKR is invalidated or reduced.