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Private Equity Can Ruin Firms —and Still Profit

Tax loopholes, money tricks benefit bosses like Mitt Romney: James Surowiecki

(Newser) - Mitt Romney's opponents have slapped Bain Capital over layoffs, but private equity actually has little overall effect on job numbers. Instead, the crimes of such companies are centered on the way they make money, writes James Surowiecki in the New Yorker . What we should be concerned about is the... More »

Carlyle Group Files for IPO

Huge private equity company to open its books

(Newser) - The Carlyle Group is going public. The mammoth private equity company has filed paperwork with the SEC for what’s planned as a $100 million initial public offering, the Washington Post reports. The move will open its books to public scrutiny, shining a light on the array of 270 disparate... More »

Storied Equity Firm KKR Goes Public Today

Firm's aggressive moves inspired Barbarians at the Gate

(Newser) - Legendary buyout firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.—battling the credit crunch and moribund in the deal-making department this year—will go public this morning in an attempt to kick-start its business and take over its flagging European affiliate, reports the Wall Street Journal. KKR could be worth up... More »

KKR Makes IPO Official

Private equity behemoth follows Blackstone into the public pool

(Newser) - Undeterred by the possibility of potentially devastatingly tax-law changes, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts firmed up its IPO plans today, filing SEC documents that value the issue at up to $1.25 billion. The private (for now) equity firm said it will list as a partnership, like archrival Blackstone, which went public... More »

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