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* SEC official: Worried about easier IPO listing MOREDan Primack - Mar 28, 2012 6:59 AM ET
Bond king Bill Gross says it's time to get your portfolio ready for a long-period of lower market returns.
FORTUNE -- Apparently, Bill Gross picks movies as well as investments.
Bond investor Gross, who runs the world's largest mutual fund Pimco Total Return (PTTRX), is known for his quirky letters to investors. In the past he has dispensed love advice (specifically for Europe) and written about why he hates automatic flush toilets. MOREStephen Gandel, senior editor - Mar 28, 2012 5:00 AM ET
His investment style may be hot these days, but Federated fund manager Daniel Peris views it as the oldest way to play the market.
FORTUNE -- Daniel Peris is a dividend purist. It's not just that he hunts for companies able to deliver high returns via dividends. It's that he views dividends as the fundamental drivers of the stock market. In his view the size of the cash payouts and MOREScott Cendrowski, writer-reporter - Mar 28, 2012 5:00 AM ET
It's easy to point the finger at a Democratic president who wants to reform the corporate tax code, but the real enemy is a lot closer to home.
FORTUNE -- Many private equity investors are convinced that President Obama is their enemy, not only because he wants to defeat former Bain Capital boss Mitt Romney in November, but also because of a new corporate tax reform proposal that could make private MOREDan Primack - Mar 28, 2012 5:00 AM ET
A lost opportunity to end the Solyndra debate.
R. Todd Neilson has an impressive resume. Ex-special agent with the FBI. Founder of his own financial consultancy. Bankruptcy trustee for clients like Mike Tyson, and negotiator for sales of assets that included interests in luxury hotels and NHL franchises.
But when Neilson took his talents to Solyndra, he blew it. Big time.
Last October, Neilson was appointed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware to MOREDan Primack - Mar 27, 2012 2:01 PM ET
The former FBI agent charged with investigating Solyndra today filed a 204-page report with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Roger Parloff. Go here for Roger Parloff's analysis, which included an interview with the investigator.
The entire report is below:
View this document on ScribdDan Primack - Mar 27, 2012 11:34 AM ET
Public pension sues Oppenheimer over private equity accounting.
Last week we reported about the SEC investigation into Oppenheimer & Co. (OPY), which has been accused of improperly marking up one of its private equity investments in an attempt to solicit investors. Now the Brockton Retirement Board, which manages money for public employees in Brockton, MA, has filed suit against Oppenheimer for alleged violations of federal securities law.
The suit is intended to be MOREDan Primack - Mar 27, 2012 10:51 AM ET
Rio Tinto (LSE: RIO) indicated yesterday that it would be willing to sell its diamonds business, which is valued at around $1.2 billion.
RDA Microelectronics (Nasdaq: RDA) has acquired the baseband intellectual property of Coolsand Holding Co., a Chinese baseband company backed by Warburg Pincus. The deal was valued at $46 million, including around $20 million in cash and 15 million RDA ordinary shares. www.rdamicro.com
Gen Cap America has acquired Nth Degree Inc., a Duluth, Ga.-based provider of outsourced MOREDan Primack - Mar 27, 2012 10:18 AM ET
Cinven has acquired CPA Global, a Channel Islands-based provider of IP management services and software, from shareholders that include Intermediate Capital Group. No financial terms were disclosed.www.cinven.com
H.I.G. Capital has agreed to acquire Comverge Inc. (Nasdaq: COMV), a provider of energy management solutions, for approximately $49 million. The $1.75 per share offer represents an 18% premium over Comverge's average closing price for the past 30 days. H.I.G. Capital also will provide Comverge with $12 million in debt MOREDan Primack - Mar 27, 2012 10:17 AM ET
Kinnser Software, an Austin, Texas-based provider of online software solutions for the home health industry, has raised $40 million in Series A funding from Insight Venture Partners. www.kinnser.com
ThreatMetrix, a San Jose, Calif.-based provider of cybercrime prevention solutions, has raised $18 million in Series D funding. August Capital led the round, and was joined by return backers Tenaya Capital, U.S. Venture Partners and CM Capital. The company has now raised over $36 million.www.threatmetrix.com
CiRBA Inc., a MOREDan Primack - Mar 27, 2012 10:16 AM ET
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