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Obama seeks to jack taxes on hedgers

February 26, 2009

All carried-interest distributions from private-equity funds and hedge funds would be taxed as ordinary income instead of capital gains — thus more than doubling the tax rate of 15% — under the budget President Obama unveiled today, Treasury...

KKR exec sees ‘next wave of greed’

January 30, 2009

The country is facing at least two more years of tough economic times, with no significant rebound for three-to-five years, said George Fisher, a senior adviser at New York private-equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. “We will get through...

Lehman offloads two private-equity funds

January 22, 2009

A Luxembourg investment partnership has agreed to purchase two private-equity funds from Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.’s bankruptcy estate. Reinet Fund SCA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Reinet Investments SCA in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg,...

Report: Private equity eyeing Lehman

August 26, 2008

As many as five private-equity firms have expressed interest in purchasing a stake in Lehman Brothers Inc.’s investment management business, according to the Telegraph, a London-based newspaper. The Carlyle Group of Washington, and KKR & Co....

Blackstone buys health care group for $1.6B

June 19, 2008

Apria Healthcare Group Inc. announced today a $1.6 billion merger agreement with Sky Acquisition LLC, an affiliate of The Blackstone Group, in a deal that would transform the home health care services company into a private company wholly owned...

MSIM launches $4B infrastructure fund

May 12, 2008

Morgan Stanley Investment Management has raised $4 billion for a private-equity fund dedicated to infrastructure projects as part of a move to invest in sectors that haven’t been hit by the credit crunch. The Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners...

Blackstone to buy GSO for $930 million

January 10, 2008

Blackstone Group LP will pay as much as $930 million to acquire GSO Capital Partners LP, an alternative asset manager specializing in leveraged finance. The purchase price will include cash and shares of Blackstone that are currently valued...

'Carried interest' no cash cow, says study

August 22, 2007

Raising taxes on private equity managers probably won’t generate a whole lot of money, according to a new study. At the moment, managers typically collect 20% of the profits they make, which are taxed at a 15% capital gains rate. But if the...

Blackstone: Loophole report a 'myth'

July 16, 2007

The Blackstone Group has slammed a New York Times article that said the firm is using a loophole to get millions back in taxes. The New York-based private equity giant said The New York Times article, published Friday, was “filled with inaccuracies,...

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