Now even private-equity firms are buying back their own shares

By Ciara Linnane and Tomi Kilgore

“Carlyle Group LP reported a loss for the fourth quarter Wednesday, and became the third private-equity firm in recent months to unveil plans to buy back its own shares.

Carlyle said it will buy back up to $200 million of its stock, joining Apollo Global Management LLC and KKR & Co. which have already announced programs.”…

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