Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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May 9 2013 | 11:31am ET
The Carlyle Group's first-quarter profit rose slightly on stronger returns, higher fee income and increased asset sales, the private equity giant said.
Washington, D.C.-based Carlyle's economic net income rose 0.5% to $393.9 million, besting analysts' estimates. Carlyle credit increased fee income, itself due to rising stock markets and higher valuations. The firm also said it took advantage of the former to sell some shares and exit at least one investment.
Under generally-accepted accounting principles, Carlyle's profit was $33.8 million. Distributable earnings actually dropped from $178.8 million to $168.4 million; Carlyle will pay a 16-cent divided to investors.
Carlyle's buyout funds increased by 9% in the first quarter. All told, its funds, including real-estate and some Global Market Strategies vehicles, rose 7% on the quarter. Assets under management rose 3.5% in the quarter to $176.3 billion.
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Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
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