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Jan 8 2013 | 11:07am ET
The Carlyle Group has sold the last of its stake in China's third-largest insurer, earning itself a handsome profit in excess of US$4 billion.
The private equity giant bought up a 17% stake in China Pacific Insurance between 2005 and 2007 for US$740 million. It began selling its holdings two years ago, and dumped its last shares in the company today. Today's proceeds totaled US$796 million, more than Carlyle paid for its entire investment in CPIC.
All told, Carlyle took in US$5.1 billion from the CPIC sales, earning it a US$4.3 billion profit, the biggest-ever single haul in the firm's history.
CPIC went public in 2009; Carlyle last sold a chunk of shares in July. Carlyle had owned 8.81% of the company until today.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…