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Viewsroom: Private equity gets funky, HK hiring

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People walk on a pavement at Hong Kong's financial Central district during sunset May 11, 2011. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

NEW YORK, June 10 (Reuters Breakingviews) - Blackstone, KKR, Carlyle and other firms are flipping the leveraged buyout playbook with deals that, while less dependent on debt, don’t always add up for their backers. Meanwhile, investment banking is fast becoming the fragrant harbor’s monoculture. Our columnists discuss.

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