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Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has become the latest former world leader to step into the world of finance.
Papa John's sank more than 12% Tuesday after a report said the private-equity firm Trian Fund Management was no longer interested in the pizza chain.
Private equity hiring has never been hotter, with VPs receiving up to four job offers a week and bonuses soaring
It's never been a better job market for private equity professionals, with the sector seeing the most active hiring market ever.
Biotech billionaire and Los Angeles Times owner Patrick Soon-Shiong is talking to newspaper chain McClatchy about buying Tronc
BI PRIME: Soon-Shiong also remains Tronc's second-largest shareholder, with a nearly 25% stake. Michael Ferro, the Chicago entrepreneur who was formerly Tronc's chairman, is the largest shareholder, with a nearly 26% stake.
Some of the world's most valuable and talked about companies — the Uber's, Airbnb's, SpaceX's, and WeWork's — have raised hundreds of millions of dollars of funding in private deals which result in valuations in the billions.
Federal marijuana prohibition has opened a short window of opportunity for investors willing to stomach the risk
Marijuana is one of the fastest-growing industries in the US, and it's also federally illegal. A number of funds are looking to capitalize on federal prohibition before the big players start writing checks.
Branson is reportedly aiming to raise as much as $500 million from institutional investors around the world with the intention of pursuing "consumer deals of up to €2bn in enterprise value."
BI PRIME: Introducing Business Insider's list of the best up-and-coming headhunters on Wall Street.
BI PRIME: There's a perfect storm for hiring in private equity right now. We asked a top recruiter what it takes to land a senior job.
Carlyle Group just promoted its latest crop of private equity all-stars — here are all the new partners and managing directors
Private equity giant Carlyle Group just announced 58 senior promotions, including eight new partners and 19 new managing directors.