About nine members of Goldman Sachs Group proprietary trading team are joining private-equity firm Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts after entertaining offers from investment firms such as Perella Weinberg and Blackrock.
A number of private equity groups may be interested in bookstore chain Barnes & Noble (BKS), Reuters reported.
Private equity firms including Bain Capital and Apollo are interested in "taking a look" at the company, Reuters said without naming its sources.
Just a year ago, private equity was frozen amid fear that the global economic system would fall into the abyss. While the world avoided that worst-case scenario and growth hasn't exactly roared back, the world economy is perking up -- and so is dealmaking.