Carlyle Group LP’s partners are reaching into their wallets to bail out one of the private- equity firm’s first investments in Brazil, seeking to protect its growing business in South America’s biggest economy.
Leon Black ’s Apollo Global Management LLC is joining private-equity firms that have their own broker-dealers, relying in part on an investment bank built by his former boss at Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc.
In 1997, Josh Weston persuaded the founder of J. Crew Group Inc. to sell the company to TPG Capital. Now, he’s heading the special board committee that approved TPG’s offer to again buy the apparel retailer.
The economic power that some in the financial community attain bothers many people deeply. It offends our ideal of a society that aspires to respect, appreciate and support everyone. The pursuit of power that often drives financial capitalism seems contrary to the concept that finance should be about the stewardship of society’s assets.
The tax regime that’s been the backbone of the Eurobond market since its inception 50 years ago is now threatened by the same regulatory overhaul driving corporate borrowers to issue bonds rather than take bank loans.
Carlyle Group LP, in a transaction nine months before it filed to go public, saddled itself with debt to pay owners including William Conway, Daniel D’Aniello and David Rubenstein a $398.5 million tax-deferred dividend.