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Corporations need our help. Corporations need our help. Crispin Semmens

How to pull the plug on irresponsible capitalism

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has proposed a plan to stop companies from avoiding billions of dollars in taxes. As we know from the scandals surrounding Amazon, Starbucks, Vodafone…
A US inquiry is questioning Lynn Tilton and her firm Patriarch Partners over its relationship with an ex-Army official, Norbert E Vergez. A US inquiry is questioning Lynn Tilton and her firm Patriarch Partners over its relationship with an ex-Army official, Norbert E Vergez. Wikimedia Commons

Private equity’s very public connections

US reports have recently circulated of a government probe into the hiring of former Colonel Norbert Vergez by the private equity firm Patriarch Partners, headed by billionaire “turnaround queen” and would-be…
Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign thrust private equity into the spotlight. Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign thrust private equity into the spotlight. AAP

Private equity, hedge funds, and the ‘pointy end’ of capitalism

It is increasingly difficult to find someone who is agnostic about private equity and hedge funds. Many in the financial industry champion these investment vehicles as a means to deliver absolute returns…
Public distrust of business and finance has intensified in the wake of the global financial crisis. Public distrust of business and finance has intensified in the wake of the global financial crisis. Flickr\World Can’t Wait

Private equity, hedge funds must be understood to be regulated effectively

In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, much ill-feeling remains towards Wall Street, the investment banks and those individuals who profit from short-term movements in the financial markets…
Nine CEO David Gyngell has secured a lifeline for the ailing television network. Nine CEO David Gyngell has secured a lifeline for the ailing television network. AAP

Debt deal saves Channel Nine — for now

Channel Nine is a station of two tales. The first is the positive story its viewers see: smiling in-house celebrities, reliable newsreaders, and blockbuster programs such as House Husbands, The Voice…
The circumstances surrounding EB Private Equity’s takeover bid for David Jones were highly unusual. The circumstances surrounding EB Private Equity’s takeover bid for David Jones were highly unusual. AAP

DJs takeover farce highlights issues surrounding continuous disclosure

It’s been an extraordinary week for upmarket retailer David Jones. Last Friday, the company announced that it had received a $1.65 billion takeover bid from UK firm EB Private Equity, and its shares rose…