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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.
OPINION: The GOP tax plan will create inequality even in the wealthy microcosm that is Wall Street. This should give the party pause.
BI PRIME: Fundraising and "dry powder" in the private-equity industry is booming, a "perfect storm" that has stoked demand for talent and increased compensation.
An amendments to the Republican tax bill would give a huge deduction to the executives of publicly traded private equity firms like Blackstone and Carlyle.