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KKR's Samson Resources

KKR's Samson Resources to File for Bankruptcy

KKR is about to lose its cash investment in Samson Resources worth $4.1 billion from its $7.2 billion buyout four years ago. The unexpected and prolonged downward move of oil and gas pushed Samson to file for Chapter 11.

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KKR

KKR merges teams after more leaders step down

KKR & Co LP (KKR.N) said it would merge some of its private equity industry teams in the United States after two more of its leaders stepped down, and as it prepares the ground for raising its next flagship North American buyout fund.

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Henry Kravis

KKR nears $2 billion deal for Air Medical - sources

KKR & Co LP (KKR.N) is in advanced talks to acquire Air Medical Group Holdings Inc in a deal that could value the U.S. helicopter ambulance company at around $2 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Construction site

Reality hits North Dakota's pricey apartment market; rents drop

It is getting cheaper to rent an apartment in North Dakota's oil patch. Prices, which only last year rivaled levels in New York City and Geneva, have slipped about 15 to 20 percent in the past two months as dozens of new apartment buildings opened in Williston, Watford City and other oil hub cities.

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Hospital

Private equity 'walks on eggshells' as funds eye Brazil hospitals

Brazilian hospitals and health clinics are drawing strong interest from global buyout firms after the government recently decided to allow foreign ownership of those facilities, although the suitors may find only a few promising targets.

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European Union

Under external fire, European private equity opts to specialize

Outgunned by Chinese and Middle Eastern competitors and lacking the breadth of service of their U.S. rivals, European private equity firms are focusing on specific industries to compete on their home turf.

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London Stock Exchange

U.S. fund KKR buys Trainline, derails London listing

U.S. private equity fund KKR has bought British rail ticket website thetrainline.com from buyout firm Exponent for an undisclosed sum, derailing its planned London stock market listing, the funds said on Thursday.

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GlaxoSmithKline

GlaxoSmithKline drops plan to sell off older drugs business

GlaxoSmithKline said on Thursday it had decided not to sell a portfolio of older drugs marketed in North America and Europe after considering offers from potential buyers.

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Godaddy.com

GoDaddy aims to list next year, seeks $4.5 billion valuation: NY Post

GoDaddy Inc is planning an initial public offering early next year that would value the world's biggest provider of web addresses at roughly $4.5 billion, the New York Post said.

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KKR & Co liquidates two funds focused on individual investors

Private equity giant KKR will be withdrawing two funds targeted for individual investors, a move that is seen as a blow to its efforts to grow its product offerings beyond institutional investors, Reuters reported.

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National Vision

Private equity firm KKR to purchase National Vision

KKR, a private equity company, will be purchasing optical retailer National Vision based in Lawrenceville, Georgia for an undisclosed amount, The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.

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CARE Ratings

India's PSU banks initiates move to offload stake in CARE Ratings -source

India's Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) banks initiated a process to offload their shares in credit ratings agency CARE Ratings, according to sources knowledgeable on the situation.

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London Stock Exchange

As IPO market recovers, more retailers set to list in London- report

With a recovery in the IPO market propelling private equity backers to exit their investments, lenders are readying to list more UK retailers on the London bourse, the Financial Times reported.

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Anheuser-Busch InBev SA

Belgium's AB InBev to reacquire Oriental Brewery Co Ltd from KKR & Co, Affinity Equity Partners Ltd- sources

Anheuser-Busch InBev is looking to repurchase Oriental Brewery Co from private equity companies KKR & Co and Affinity Equity Partners Ltd, according to sources interviewed by Bloomberg.

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Tyco International

Tyco International Ltd narrows list of potential private equity acquirers for Caps Co- sources

Tyco International Ltd has shortlisted the list of private equity firms interested in acquiring the industrial conglomerate's South Korean unit, according to sources interviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

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