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KKR tops rivals with largest Asia fund as valuations drop

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A record $6 billion Asia fund announced by U.S. private equity firm KKR & Co on Wednesday will be deployed at a time when an economic slowdown and emerging market sell-off has knocked the overall value of Asia Pacific corporations to historic lows. Full story

Private equity firms team up to buy Water Pik

Private equity firms MidOcean Partners and Vulcan Capital have teamed up to buy dental product maker Water Pik from another group of investors. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Full story

Exclusive: One Call Care for sale for more than $1.5 billion: sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - One Call Care Management Inc, a medical cost containment services company owned by Odyssey Investment Partners LLC, is exploring a sale that may fetch more than $1.5 billion, according to two people familiar with the matter. Full story

Exclusive: Carlyle's CommScope explores IPO after $3.9 billion buyout

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Carlyle Group LP <CG.O> is weighing an initial public offering of CommScope Holding Company Inc, a telecommunications equipment provider it took private for $3.9 billion less than three years ago, two people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Full story

Providence's Altegrity looks to sell $1 billion unit: sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Altegrity Inc, owned by private equity firm Providence Equity Partners, is looking to sell a division that provides background checks for private-sector employers and could fetch up to $1 billion, two people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Full story

More than $100 billion trapped in "zombie funds": industry data

LONDON (Reuters) - Private equity firms are sitting on $116 billion of assets trapped in so-called zombie funds that lie dormant but still rake in fees from investors, research showed on Thursday. Full story

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Kelly Smallridge, Business Development Board of Palm Beach County CEO, explains why a flood of hedge funds and private equity firms are packing up from New York and headed to the Sunshine State.