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Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is joining Partners Group.

Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown joins $78 billion Swiss private equity firm

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has become the latest former world leader to step into the world of finance.

Papa John’s is plunging after report says private-equity firm is no longer interested

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.
Apollo Global Management co-founder Leon Black.

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.
Patrick Soon-Shiong at an NHS Confederation conference.

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.
Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Jay Clayton

The SEC wants to make it easier for small-time investors to get in on companies like Uber or SpaceX

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.
A few dedicated funds are capitalizing on marijuana prohibition in a big way.

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.
Billionaire Virgin entrepreneur Richard Branson.

Billionaire Richard Branson is getting into the private equity game

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."

The rising stars of headhunting everyone on Wall Street should get to know

BI PRIME: Introducing Business Insider's list of the best up-and-coming headhunters on Wall Street.

We asked a top private-equity recruiter what it takes to get a senior-level job these days

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.