PokerStars, seeking to buy the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel in New Jersey, won a temporary court order barring owner Colony Capital LLC from ending their sale agreement or approaching others to purchase the property.
Dell Inc. founder Michael Dell will only consider backing a buyout by Blackstone Group LP if the private-equity firm guarantees he can remain as chief executive officer, according to a person familiar with the discussions.
TPG Capital, the private-equity firm run by David Bonderman and James Coulter, hired Douglas Paolillo to run a new group that will manage collateralized loan obligations, according to four people with knowledge of the matter.
About two years after TPG Capital expanded into real estate, the firm started by David Bonderman and James Coulter has invested more than $2 billion of equity in properties including California malls, a homebuilder, Florida apartments and office buildings in the U.S. and London.
Private equity, an investing trade plied by 4,500 firms with $3 trillion in assets, is bracing for a shakeout that’s been brewing since the collapse of credit markets choked off a record leveraged-buyout binge.
Five years after their record- setting leveraged buyout of Energy Future Holdings Corp., KKR & Co. and TPG Capital are moving closer to a possible new milestone: the biggest bankruptcy of a private equity-backed company since the failure of Chrysler Group LLC.
Rents for single-family homes are rising slower than property prices as firms such as Blackstone Group LP flood the market with homes for lease, posing risks to investors betting billions on the burgeoning market.
Hedge funds and private-equity firms are betting on delinquent home loans being sold by the U.S. Federal Housing Administration as the government agency accelerates debt sales to avert a bailout and stem foreclosures.