Private equity firms attract big investors and use their money to buy companies, anything from retail stores to nursing homes. Opponents say PE firms are infamous for running these companies into the ground and aren't interested in their long-term well-being.
The investment industry is changing. Among other things, there is growing demand from both retail and institutional investors to align their capital with better environmental and social outcomes, and more resources going into index fund or quasi-indexing products.
Goods and Service Tax (GST), one the biggest indirect tax reform for which India has waited for more than a decade and most of the Indian corporate as well as global conglomerate, Institutional Inves...
Part of Saks Fifth Avenue’s Manhattan flagship store could be turned into luxury condominiums if one activist investor has his way. Jonathan Litt, who runs the hedge fund Land and Buildings, wrote a letter to Canadian retail giant Hudson’s Bay Company’s board Monday urging it to consider new directors, taking the public company private and selling off its subsidiary Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomberg reported. A Saks sale could also allow the company to turn the […]
Mercadona, the huge Spanish supermarket group owned by the Roig family, has launched a digital platform and employed a next gen of the family to run it.
Depending on where you stand, hedge funds either expose investors to unnecessarily high risks and costs or they give people the opportunity to diversify and profit from volatility. That’s the basis of a tussle in Canada, where the leading investment-industry watchdog opposes rules that would allow man-in-the-street investors to move into hedge funds and other alternative products such as commodities and derivatives, perhaps as soon as next year. Financial institutions say retail participation is a no-brainer. “A move from a regulatory perspective to allow retail investors access is a good thing and we’re keen to see that happen,” said Paul Taylor,...
Crispin Odey, who made money for a second straight month by sticking to bearish equity bets, said the chance of a market crash is rising as growth slows and the Federal Reserve normalizes interest rates.
Sycamore Partners said on Wednesday it would acquire office supplies chain Staples for $6.9 billion, a rare bet by a private equity firm this year in the US retail sector, which has been roiled by the popularity of internet shopping.
Amazon agreed to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion in a blockbuster deal that could have a big impact on South Florida and New York’s retail real estate markets. Here's why.
<p>Palmer Capital has invested in a regional UK retail warehouse on behalf of a Middle Eastern investor.</p> <p>The 736,708sqft asset is fully let to UK retailer Debenhams, with 12 years remaining on the property’s lease.</p>