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December 19, 2019
Five years ago today, Blackstone completed its $1.73 billion purchase of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, a swanky new property on the Strip that had spent the previous six years in unprofitable limbo.
September 27, 2019
At first glance, spare change might not seem like big business. But during the 1990s, a Seattle-area company called Coinstar proved that it was. And then private equity took notice.
August 8, 2019
A dozen years ago today, Blackstone closed its largest buyout fund ever. But the vehicle might not hold that title for much longer.
July 3, 2019
Six years after KKR and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice acquired US Foods, the firms thought they'd found the perfect exit path. But the government had different ideas.
May 10, 2019
TowerBrook Capital Partners' acquisition of True Religion Apparel in 2013 was part of widespread private equity interest in the space. But not long after, the retail apocalypse began.
April 23, 2019
Twelve years ago today, Goldman Sachs closed a massive new buyout fund that took the concept of "skin in the game" to a whole new level.
March 29, 2019
Seven years ago this March, Guggenheim Partners teamed with Magic Johnson on a $2.3 billion takeover of one of the most famous franchises in professional sports.
January 31, 2019
Eight years ago today, an Australian private equity firm bought a booming wine business in a deal that eventually brought in some of the alcohol and financial worlds' top names.
December 5, 2018
On December 5, 2014, Vista Equity Partners made a $4.3 billion acquisition that was one of the first moves in a dealmaking wave that shook up the software industry.
July 30, 2018
KKR's recent conversion from a partnership to a corporation was the culmination of the firm's long-time love affair with the public markets.
April 3, 2018
As everyone in private equity knows, debt can be a powerful thing. Four years ago today, Ares Management used it to take control of one of America's major music retailers.
March 22, 2018
Apollo Global Management has invested in pizza, casinos, Twinkies, hot tubs and organic foods. Five years ago today, it added education to the mix.
February 7, 2018
On February 7, 2014, KKR agreed to acquire National Vision, an optical retailer with hundreds of locations across the US—including more than 200 in Walmart stores.
December 1, 2017
Worldpay's future is as part of an emerging financial conglomerate. For private equity firms, though, the company's profit-filled past was no doubt much more interesting.
November 17, 2017
In the 11 years since, more substantial deals have taken place. But at the time, the take-private buyout of HCA was one for the record books.
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