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The Public Eye on Private Equity

(5) Comments | Posted October 12, 2012 | 5:10 PM

Private equity. It conjures up dark corners of Wall Street, financial operators far from view, distant from our everyday lives.

And yet private equity is... everywhere. The likes of KKR, Blackstone and Carlyle have become sprawling conglomerates with publicly traded shares, with responsibilities to huge public investors. They employ millions...

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'The New Tycoons': Prologue

(1) Comments | Posted October 11, 2012 | 11:36 AM

The following is excerpted from "The New Tycoons: Inside the Trillion Dollar Private Equity Industry That Owns Everything," available now from Wiley.

PROLOGUE

Standing in Legoland in Carlsbad, California in 2011, fulfilling a promise to my then eight-year-old son William, it hit me. I was strolling around a Blackstone-owned property....

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