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KKR's second-quarter earnings plunge on fund values

NEW YORK (Reuters) - KKR & Co LP <KKR.N> said on Friday that its second-quarter earnings declined by 74 percent as a lower appreciation in its private equity funds overshadowed a quadrupling in the cash it received from the profits its funds generated. Full story

Blackstone, MBK eye Singapore IPOs for Taiwan, India assets: sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Blackstone Group and MBK Partners plan Singapore initial public offerings for assets the private equity companies separately own in Taiwan and India, sources said. Full story

Market rally fuels strong 2Q gains for Blackstone

Private equity firm The Blackstone Group L.P. on Thursday said its second-quarter profit more than tripled as the market rally and increased buyout activity fueled fund performance and generated a sharp jump in fees. The results beat Wall Street expectations, and shares rose in morning trading. Full story

Blackstone readies fund to let retail clients access hedge funds

BOSTON (Reuters) - Blackstone Group LP, one of the world's biggest hedge fund investors, is now giving retail clients a taste of these normally exclusive portfolios through a new mutual fund. Full story

Blackstone, Lion Capital to bid for GSK's Lucozade, Ribena: report

(Reuters) - Private equity firms Blackstone <BX.N> and Lion Capital have teamed up to make a formal bid worth more than a billion pounds for Lucozade and Ribena, the two soft drink brands put up for sale by drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline <GSK.L>, Sky News reported on Sunday. Full story

Blackstone settles Extended Stay lawsuit for $10 million

(Reuters) - Blackstone Group LP <BX.N> agreed to pay $10 million to settle a lawsuit that had sought $8.4 billion for its role in the sale and subsequent bankruptcy of hotel chain Extended Stay Inc. Full story

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  Dell Battle Heating Up

A look inside the Dell deal and details from its proxy, with CNBC's David Faber. BlackStone has made a preliminary proposal even though it doesn't yet have funding.