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Global Hedge Fund and Private Equity

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Buyout firms hardly rushing to IPO market

NEW YORK While private equity firms were spurred early this year to explore plans for public offerings, major buyout shops don't appear to be rushing to the IPO market.

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Primedia, Dennis interest dwindling: sources

NEW YORK The auction for a division of magazine publisher Primedia Inc. has attracted several private equity buyers, but the process is cooling amid concerns about the unit's growth prospects, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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Race to buy hedge funds quickens

NEW YORK The race to buy hedge funds is picking up speed as traditional managers want a piece of these market darlings to keep clients happy and increase their own bottom line, hedge fund industry specialists said this week at the Reuters Hedge Fund and Private Equity Summit.

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Bank investing arms crowding buyout turf

NEW YORK Despite efforts by Wall Street to paint their merchant banking arms as co-investors and partners to private equity, major leveraged buyout firms are viewing them as direct competitors.

Bain likes Europe auto parts, specialty chemicals

NEW YORK Private equity firm Bain Capital sees investment opportunities in European auto part makers and specialty chemical companies, said the firm's managing director and industrials expert Paul Edgerley on Thursday. | Video

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Bridgepoint cautions on fund firm deal prices

LONDON A senior figure at private equity firm Bridgepoint Capital has expressed concern about the prices of deals in the fund management sector, following a number of high-profile management buyouts. | Video

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Artradis eyes profits from gloomy markets

SINGAPORE Artradis Fund Management, a Singapore-based $1 billion hedge fund, makes money when markets are volatile and gloomy, meaning the last five years have been tough as stock prices have ballooned.

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JL Capital bullish on Singapore, Malaysia

SINGAPORE Singapore-based hedge fund JL Capital Pte Ltd. is bullish on equity and currency markets in Asia, especially Singapore and Malaysia, founder and managing director James Loh said on Thursday. | Video

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Looser lending covenants may cut risk: Bridgepoint

LONDON Looser covenants on the debt packages backing leveraged buyouts may actually reduce the risk of defaults, said William Jackson, managing partner of private equity firm Bridgepoint Capital. | Video

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Ferrell plans new Asian property fund

SINGAPORE Ferrell Asset Management plans to launch a 500 million euro (US$673 million) property fund to lure European and Middle Eastern investors into the fast rising luxury housing and commercial markets in Singapore. | Video

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UG Investment may launch new China fund

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE Hedge fund manager UG Investment Advisers is looking to raise $200 million to $500 million for the launch of a Greater China multi-strategy fund, a senior executive with the firm said on Thursday. | Video

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