Friday, 27 March 2015
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Dec 6 2007 | 7:22am ET
A London activist hedge fund has dropped demands that a private equity fund return a big chunk of change to shareholders and call a shareholder meeting to discuss selling its key investments.
PendVent, which is major shareholder in Australian private equity vehicle Babcock & Brown Capital, had demanded the return of A$425 million (US$370 million), as well as the sale of its majority stakes in Irish telecommunications company Eircom and Israel’s Golden Pages Group.
However, The Wall Street Journal reports that the hedge fund has dropped its demands, agreeing with Babcock that the two investments are “best realized over the medium term and not in the short term.”
The p.e. fund, which is managed by Babcock & Brown, also said that its A$445 million (US$387.4 million) in liquid assets have already been allocated to other investments.
Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET
As more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…
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…