Ardian opens new Madrid office

Private investment firm Ardian has launched a new office in Madrid. The new office will initially be composed of the infrastructure team led by Managing Director Juan Angoitia and the mid-cap buyout team led by Managing Director Gonzalo Fernandez-Albiñana.

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First Read starts your morning with news that Citi has sold its Hungary consumer banking business to Erste Group, Xiaomi is considering introducing laptops to compete with Apple and great news for football fans: CBS will stream several NFL games for free this season–no TV subscription required.

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In Second Opinion, Josh Miller leaves Facebook to become the White House’s first director of product, Google unveils a new logo and watch out, Netflix, Apple is reportedly exploring producing original programming.

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Auto parts suppliers look for capital to grow and compete

The auto parts business has always been a capital-driven industry. Especially today, as suppliers are required to make big investments, with the push into new markets, the race to develop cutting-edge products and supply chains running close to capacity.

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HQ Group to combine and rebrand private equity and real estate businesses

The HQ Group will be combining Auda, its private equity business, and Real Estate Capital Partners, its real estate business, under the HQ Capital brand. Also, HQ’s mid-cap buyout firm Equita will become an HQ Capital subsidiary and be renamed HQ Equita. As a result of these moves, HQ Capital will become an alternative investments provider, managing over $12 billion in private equity and real estate.

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First Read ushers in your morning with news that hackers have stolen over 250,000 Apple accounts with IOS malware, a former Secret Service agent pleads guilty in bitcoin theft and mazel tov to Marissa Mayer. The Yahoo CEO is expecting twin girls.

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In Second Opinion, Apple and Cisco form a partnership to spur sales of iPhones and iPads, India accuses Google of rigging its search results and from the oh really department, Ashley Madison is claiming more than 87,000 women have joined the site since last week.

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First Read kicks off your week with news that hundreds are arrested in China for spreading rumors about the country’s stock market, Berkshire Hathaway reveals it has taken a $4.48 billion stake in Phillips 66 and legendary horror film director Wes Craven dies at 76.

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To close the wild week, Ashley Madison CEO Biderman resigns, Twitter will be expanding female workforce to 35% in 2016 and former astronaut Buzz Aldrin wants to colonize Mars within 25 years.

Carl Icahn, founder of Icahn & Co., speaks at the Wharton Economic Summit in New York in this February 1, 2006, file photo. Billionaire investor Icahn has secured one out of four board seats he sought at drugmaker Forest Laboratories Inc in a bitter proxy fight, according to an early tally of shareholder votes at the company's annual meeting on August 15, 2012. REUTERS/Chip East/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)
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First Read ends the week with news China Huarong Asset Management gets the greenlight for $3 bln IPO, Facebook hits new milestone: 1 bln people used the social network on a single day and Donald Trump says most dealmakers are miserable but Carl Icahn is nice.

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In Second Opinion, Apple will host its next iPhone launch on September 9, Uber closes its China fund at $1 bln and bitcoin comes to Cuba.

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First Read ushers in your morning with news that China stocks and global markets rise after Wall Street rally, Amazon is reportedly giving up on making smartphones and smartphone messaging app Line cancels its IPO plans.

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In Second Opinion, Monsanto ditches its $47 bln takeover bid for Syngenta, Facebook launches M, its answer to Siri and after a six-day sell-off, the Dow jumps over 600 points at the close of trading.

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First Read straps in for volatility as Wall Street poises to open higher today, U.S. farm income is projected to fall to its lowest level in nine years and Schlumberger agrees to buy Cameron in $14.8 bln deal.

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In Second Opinion, the Dow and S&P close lower in biggest market reversal since October ’08, China cuts interests rates as concerns over the country’s economy grows and Airbnb will begin collecting taxes in its biggest market–Paris.

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