Private Money 2008
15 top U.S. private equity shops
Fortune's exclusive look at the country's most powerful buyout firms. (
35 largest U.S. private companies
Some of the biggest names in business operate outside the public markets. Here's a look at the top players. (
10 private-equity deals gone bust
When the liquidity is flowing like wine, every deal looks like a perfect ten. But a lot can - and has - gone wrong. (
5 record-breaking buyouts
The credit crunch ended the buyout boom last year, but not before the two biggest deals on record were struck. A look at the largest private-equity deals in history.
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Canada's biggest telephone company plans to go private rather than sell to competitors.
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Last updated May 20 2008: 8:10 AM ET
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