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Harry Reid Directly Solicited Contribution From Private Equity Giant Before Controversial Rider

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy argued that legalizing unlimited election giving to groups such as super PACs would have no corrup...

Ben Walsh

Private Equity Firm Threatened To 'Gut' Whistleblower 'Like A Carp,' Lawsuit Claims | Ben Walsh | Posted 04.03.2015 | Business

Private equity firm TPG Capital was sued Thursday by its former head of public affairs, who alleges his bosses threatened to ruin his career, fired hi...

Ryan Grim

Private Equity Exec Brags About Sealing Chobani Deal At Easter Mass | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

Let’s say you’re sitting in Easter Mass. You’re a private equity executive and your BlackBerry lights up. It’s Hamdi Ulukaya, the founder of C...

If You Can't Beat Them, Join Them - Private Equity's New Strategy?

Eileen Appelbaum | Posted 07.13.2014 | Business
Eileen Appelbaum

The PE industry's bread and butter -- using lots of debt to buyout companies (LBOs), take them over, and sell them a few years later at a huge profit -- is taking a back seat to PE's new strategy of betting on the stock market.

FDIC Bank Sales: For Investors, It's Still 'Very Hard To Lose Money' On These Deals | Jonathan Keehner and Phil Mattingly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The sales, some including no-interest financing from the agency, are part of an FDIC effort to clean out $40 billion of loans that regulators seized f...

Washington Mutual Close To Securing $5 Billion From Investors

Reuters Via CNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

U.S. private equity firm TPG and other investors are near a deal to invest around $5 billion in U.S. thrift Washington Mutual, a source familiar with ...