Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac

Ackman, Berkowitz seeks to recover equity in Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac before US takeover

Although taking different approaches, investors Bill Ackman and Bruce Berkowitz were attempting to salvage securities acquired before the US housing crisis with a combined value of more than USD100 billion, said a Bloomberg report.

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Private equity firm Boyu Capital feels pressure of Alibaba IPO delay- report

Private equity firm Boyu Capital has experienced the pressure that the delay in the long-awaited initial public offering of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has caused.

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National Bank of Greece

Sources say National Bank of Greece close to selling majority stake of Pangaia to Invel Real Estate

The National Bank of Greece is close to finalizing an agreement to sell its fully-owned real estate business Pangaia to private equity firm Invel Real Estate.

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Stone Point Capital

Wilton Re looking into possible sale or IPO next year

Bermuda-based life insurer Wilton Re Holdings is scouting for investment banks to advise it on its possible sale or initial public offering next year. Wilton Re has received a total fund of USD1.5 billion from private equity firms.

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Founder Keith Teare says he is interested to buy assets of just.me- report

Keith Teare, the founder of just.me, told TechCrunch that he is interested in purchasing the assets of the mobile messaging platform which would be selling its five assets separately.

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Forbes Media

Forbes Media unlikely to lure private equity interest- report

A peHUB report said private equity firms may pass up on the acquisition of Forbes Media which has put itself up for sale for at least USD 400 million.

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Highfields Capital Management

Highfields Capital Management sells stake in JPMorgan, Oracle

Boston-based hedge fund Highfields Capital Management exited from its stake in JPMorgan Chase & Co and Oracle Corp and halved its holdings of Capital One Financial Corp.

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Kimberly-Clark Corp

Kimberly-Clark plans to split from its healthcare business

According to its Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Thomas Falk, Kimberly-Clark decided to spin off its healthcare division as the division no longer fit in the strategic and growth priorities of the company.

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 Murilo Ferreira of Vale SA

Vale exits Norsk Hydro with sale of remaining stake

Vale SA had sold the last of its 21.6% ownership in Norsk Hydro ASA following the sale of its non-core assets in order to focus on its more profitable business, which is in iron ore.

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Riverbed Technology Inc

Riverbed does not have plans for a potential sale - sources

A media report about Riverbed Technology Inc exiting its business with the help of Goldman Sachs Group Inc had been shot down by two people who were familiar with the transaction.

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Bedlam Asset Management founder Jonathan Compton

Bedlam Asset Management winds down, divert business improvement plans after CEO exit

Bedlam Asset Management, a London-based fund manager founded by former Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia managing director Jonathan Compton, would be closing shop after chief executive officer Ian McCallum quit without notice last October.

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Petrochina enters USD2.6 billion agreement to acquire Peru assets of Petrobas

PetroChina's acquisition of Lots 57, 58 and X would help the state-backed oil and gas company diversify its assets abroad, said one analyst.

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Malaysia's Petronas divests stake in Canadian shale gas asset

Fortune Global 500 and Malaysian oil company Petronas will be divesting its shale gas assets in Canada's Progress Energy Resources Co. Petronas was reportedly selling part of its stake to Indian Oil Corp.

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Tarkett to raise EUR 539.7 million in IPO

French flooring manufacturer Tarkett would be pricing shares for its IPO at EUR 27.75 to EUR 33.90 per share in its planned listing on the NYSE Euronext Exchange.

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Artiman Ventures

Artiman Ventures to open fifth formal investment fund

Artiman Ventures unusual investment strategy has been successful as it provides seed investment fund for firms.

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