• Blackstone, Blackstone Group, IPO

    Blackstone IPO Mania! (Part I)

    It’s Blackstone IPO media mania today! Stories everywhere, with everyone trying to tease some new facts out of the enigmatic prospectus. And everyone’s also doing round-ups of everyone else’s reporting. Here’s Deal Journal’s round-up. And here’s DealBook’s. Here’s a run-down (or round-up, or whatever) of the stories this morning that caught our eye: Andrew Ross […]

    / Mar 23, 2007 at 11:47 AM
  • Blackstone, Blackstone Group, IPO, KKR

    Steve Schwarzman: KKR Destroyed The Public Market

    So you thought that when KKR launched a publicly traded fund last year it’s main goal was to raise money. That’s clearly because you aren’t paranoid enough. According to Blackstone Group chief executive Steve Schwarzman, KKR really wanted to drain the appetitive for private equity investment from the IPO market before any other private equity […]

    / Feb 27, 2007 at 9:28 AM
  • Hedge Funds, IPO, Private Equity

    Maybe It’s Not The End of Hedge Funds. Just The End of Hedge Funds As We Know Them.

    The recent push by hedge funds in the US and abroad into the public capital markets—Citadel’s debt offering and Fortress’s IPO being the two best known here in the US—has some wondering if we’re seeing some sort of dot-com-ish bubble in alternative investments. Others, including a few of our commenters, have wondered if it even […]

    / Feb 15, 2007 at 1:04 PM
  • bukkake party of IPOs, Hedge Funds, IPO

    Fortress Aims to Please, Does Not Disappoint

    We roused your interest yesterday about the historic!!! IPO of Fortress Investments and it was not for naught: the U.S.’s first hedge fund to go public lifted off later in the day at the high end price of $18.50 and proceeded to rocket out of the gates with a debut on the market at $35 […]

    / Feb 9, 2007 at 1:44 PM
  • IPO

    You People Are Kidding With This Heelys Thing, Right?

    Or is there some secret we don’t know about? Because we did some checking and it’s true–all they make are those shoes with wheels in them. One product that no-one over eight years old will ever want to wear. These are not cool. They are not the new rollerblades. Can anyone explain what’s going on? […]

    / Dec 11, 2006 at 9:04 AM
  • Hedge Funds, IPO

    The First US Hedge Fund IPO

    Today the Financial Times revealed that Fortress Investment Group is preparing to file for an IPO that might value the firm at up to $8 billion. It would be the first time a hedge fund manager has gone public in the US, and a test of whether hedge funds can prosper under the increased scrutiny […]

    / Nov 1, 2006 at 10:34 AM
  • IPO

    The Dumb As A Doorknob Theory of IPO Investors

    Riffing on a recent essay by DealBook’s Andrew Ross Sorkin, Going Private lands a sharp upper-cut to the theory that leveraging up a company in connection with an IPO (usually to pay a dividend to the pre-IPO owners) somehow cheats those buying into the offering. … many critics of LIPO suction [Leveraged IPOs paying out […]

    / Aug 15, 2006 at 10:18 AM
  • IPO, J.Crew

    J.Crew Shares Pricing At About the Cost of a T-Shirt

    Preppy clothing company J.Crew plans to issue 18.8 million shares it is issuing in its initial public offering, according to the June 13 Prospectus obtained by DealBreaker. Currently the estimated price per share is between $15 and $17 dollars, which is just about what a men’s t-shirt will cost you during a sale. The IPO […]

    / Jun 15, 2006 at 12:55 PM

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