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Los Angeles-based Leonard Green & Partners has agreed to buy The Sports Authority, offering $1.3bn to take the sporting goods retailer private.
Private equity proved to be the best performing asset class for PGGM in 2005.
The Southern European buyout firm has taken a majority stake in Spain’s INAER.
Mountains of lava and temples of doom 2006-02-01 Staff Writer Mammoth Mountain, one of the largest ski resorts in the Western US, does not owe its existence to snow, but rather, strangely enough, to fire. Approximately 200,000 years ago, a series of eruptions along the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada range
Illinois TRS moves towards the head of the class.
As private equity firms increasingly invest in businesses with valuable real estate assets, the sale-leaseback is becoming an increasingly handy—and popular—financing tool. By Aaron Lovell
High above London, four real estate bankers recently gathered to discuss the events of 2005, the key trends in today's market and whether the future holds boom or bust. By Jonn Elledge
As rising commodity prices and labor shortages push construction costs to 20-year highs, private equity firms are grappling with today's inflationary environment. By Paul Fruchbom
Dubai International Properties, the international real estate arm of Dubai Holding, develops and invests in real estate projects throughout the Middle East and, eventually it hopes, the world. It currently has five projects under development: two mixed-use complexes in Qatar and Turkey, two resorts in Bahrain and Oman and a city in Morocco. An architect by training, Dubai International Properties CEO Farhan Faraidooni speaks here about his firm's focus on large scale developments, his thoughts on the Middle East real estate market and Dubai International's global ambitions.
With its significant growth, healthy demographics and strong liquidity, real estate investors are turning their attention to the Middle East—and finding value across the region. By Aaron Lovell
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