• UnitedHealth Joins Bids for Envision Unit

    UnitedHealth Group Inc. has joined the bidding for a unit of Envision Healthcare Corp., the health-services provider under pressure from activist investor Starboard Value, according to people familiar with the matter. Envision has attracted interest from health insurer UnitedHealth for its ambulatory services unit, said the people, who asked not to be identified as the […]

  • Carlyle’s Three Founders Take Home $193 Million in 2017 Payouts

    Carlyle Group LP’s David Rubenstein, Bill Conway and Dan D’Aniello pocketed $193 million in combined payouts in 2017, down from $191.3 million in 2017, almost all of which was stock dividends, according to the firm’s 10-K filed Monday. Carlyle earned $641.2 million in distributable earnings last year, up from $625.9 million in 2016. The Carlyle […]

  • BlackRock Seeks $10 Billion to Buy Stakes in Companies

    BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest money manager, is seeking to raise more than $10 billion to buy and hold stakes in companies. BlackRock, which oversees about $6 trillion in assets, is seeking capital from sovereign-wealth funds, pensions and other big investors for an effort named BlackRock Long-Term Private Capital, according to a person familiar with […]

  • Everybody Wants to Invest Like Buffett. Heres What It Takes

    A few years ago, private equity managers were growing tired of sitting on the sidelines, watching Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway make landmark investments in Kraft Heinz and BNSF Railway. They wanted to get in the game. To play, they would need to give themselves lots of time—decades, in fact—and as near-to-permanent capital as they could […]