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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.

The GOP tax plan separates Wall Street’s rich from its filthy rich

OPINION: The GOP tax plan will create inequality even in the wealthy microcosm that is Wall Street. This should give the party pause.

A top private equity recruiter explains why there’s a ‘perfect storm’ for hiring right now

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.
Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman and President Donald Trump

A change to the GOP tax bill would be a huge boost to energy companies

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.