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World's wealthiest eye more private equity after bumper 2017

LONDON, Sept 25 The world's wealthiest families plan to allocate more money to private equity after the asset class helped drive an average 15.5 percent rise in the value of their investments in 2017, according to a survey.

Oxford University offers boost for businesses that put people before profit

LONDON, Sept 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After decades of incubating science and engineering companies, Oxford University announced on Tuesday it is branching out to support businesses that put people before profit, seeking to maximise the impact of its academic research on the world.

CORRECTED-United Technologies explores sale of Chubb Fire & Security -sources

Sept 24 United Technologies Corp is exploring a sale of its Chubb Fire & Security division for more than $3 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Reinsurer Scor's CEO defends rejection of Covea bid

PARIS, Sept 24 Reinsurer Scor's Chief Executive Denis Kessler has rejected an attempt by activist investor CIAM to get the French company to hold talks with rival Covea on its 8.2 billion euro ($9.65 billion) takeover offer.

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UPDATE 1-Actis, TPG picked to take over some Abraaj funds -sources

DUBAI, Sept 24 Actis has been picked as the preferred bidder for the management rights of Abraaj's Africa funds, sources familiar with the matter said, as liquidators begin breaking up the operations of what was once the Middle East's largest private equity firm.

UPDATE 3-Michael Kors set to snap up Italy's Versace - sources

* Donatella Versace called staff meeting for Tuesday -source (Adds Michael Kors shares, analyst, Versace holding ownership)

Kroton acquires primary education school in northern Brazil

SAO PAULO, Sept 24 Brazil's largest for-profit education firm, Kroton Educacional SA, said in a securities filing on Monday it has acquired a primary education school in the northern part of the country for an undisclosed amount.

UPDATE 1-India's Embassy Office Parks REIT files for IPO

Sept 24 Embassy Office Parks REIT filed for an initial public offering (IPO) consisting of a fresh issue worth up to 52.50 billion rupees ($722.84 million) on Monday, setting the stage for India's first real estate investment trust listing.

REFILE-India's Embassy Office Parks REIT files for IPO

Sept 24 Embassy Office Parks REIT filed for an initial public offering consisting of a fresh issue worth up to 52.50 billion rupees ($722.84 million) on Monday, setting the stage for the listing of India's first real estate investment trust.

TPG, Blackstone bid for Jet Airways' stake in loyalty programme - CNBC TV18

NEW DELHI, Sept 24 Private equity firms TPG Capital and Blackstone Group have submitted bids to buy beleaguered Indian carrier Jet Airways' stake in its frequent flyer loyalty programme, television channel CNBC TV18 reported on Monday, citing sources.

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