California Treasurer Wants Private Equity Firms to Disclose Pension Fees
State official says the fees private equity firms charge to public pension funds are excessive and not transparent.
Accounting and Finance Roundup for Executives
The ever-changing world of finance is shaped by those who are most informed, get the best financial insights at CFO.
Blackstone Fined $39M Over Fee Practices
The settlement with the SEC is the second stemming from the agency's increased authority over the private equity industry.
Private Equity Firm Acquires Solera for $6.5B
The software provider is sold to Vista Equity Partners after announcing last month it was exploring strategic alternatives.
KKR’s Energy Play Planning Chapter 11 Filing
The downfall of Samson Resources will wipe out the $4.1 billion in cash that private-equity firms led by KKR invested in the oil and gas producer.
FIS Buys SunGard for $9.1 Billion
SunGard's private-equity owners finally cash in on their long-held investment, one of the signature deals of the pre-recession buyout boom.
Zombie Funds On The Rise
More than $120 billion is tied up in private equity fund assets that managers are having a hard time realizing a profit on.
IPO Activity Continues Slide, Falling 20% in Q2
Survey confirms trend away from IPOs as companies turn to other capital sources including private equity.
Hoax $8B Tender Offer Sparks Avon Stock Surge
Avon quickly indicated the offer from a purported U.K. private equity firm was bogus.
Small, Midsize Firms Favor Bank Loans for Capital Needs
Nearly 80% are unfamiliar with crowdinvesting and other new avenues for private financing.
Customized Reporting Requests Swamp PE Firm CFOs
The finance departments of private equity firms have a big challenge ahead: mastering timely and transparent reporting to investors.