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  • VIDEO /// Cirque president says jobs will increase after sale

    VIDEO /// Cirque president says jobs will increase after sale

    Cirque du Soleil president Daniel Lamarre says as new owners TPG continue to grow the circus, more jobs will be created. Founder Guy Laliberte says he sold the Cirque to the U.S. private equity firm to spend more time with his kids.

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  • Get the KURIOS App Today!

    Get the KURIOS App Today!

    The DHL Cabinet of Curiosities is the latest in a range of innovative Augmented Reality apps by DHL, Official Logistics Partner of Cirque du Soleil!

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  • Meet Mitch Garber: Chairman of the Board

    Meet Mitch Garber: Chairman of the Board

    Mitch Garber, fellow Quebecer, becomes Chairman of the Board at Cirque du Soleil after the co-founder announced this week that he will be selling the entertainment empire to a consortium made up of U.S.-based TPG Capital, Shanghai-based Fosun Capital Group, and a small stake for the Caisse de dépôt.

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  • Bloomberg: Cirque du Soleil Has No Chance in China

    Bloomberg: Cirque du Soleil Has No Chance in China

    It's no secret that Cirque du Soleil has been in need of a savior. After years of un-checked expansion, it looked like Cirque had finally slipped off its high wire. Just in the nick of time, a Chinese company (Fosun) seems to have swooped down to stop its plummet. But Cirque du Soleil's saga isn't over quite yet. There's plenty of reason to doubt the Chinese public will have much interest in what Cirque is selling. Fosun's challenge will be to convince the company's creative staff that Canada's idea of "happy lifestyle" entertainment doesn't overlap with China's.

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  • WSJ: The Perils of Workers’ Comp for Injured Cirque du Soleil Performers

    WSJ: The Perils of Workers’ Comp for Injured Cirque du Soleil Performers

    Natasha Hallett was a longtime performer at Cirque du Soleil, playing a key role in the circus giant’s La Nouba show in Orlando, Fla. Then she made a mistake.

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  • WSJ: Injuries Put Safety in Spotlight at Cirque du Soleil

    WSJ: Injuries Put Safety in Spotlight at Cirque du Soleil

    Death of performer on stage and hundreds of injuries of other artists raise question of how much risk is acceptable for the modern, corporate circus

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  • VIDEO /// Guy Laliberté explains the sale of Cirque du Soleil

    VIDEO /// Guy Laliberté explains the sale of Cirque du Soleil

    Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté explains why his company will not stay in his family and why selling to the group led by TPG Capital is a positive move from the Montreal-based international circus company.

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  • Cirque Sale: The Official Press Release

    Cirque Sale: The Official Press Release

    Cirque du Soleil (“Cirque”), the world's leading producer of high-quality live artistic entertainment, today announced an agreement under which TPG, a global private investment firm, will acquire a majority stake in Cirque du Soleil to fuel growth and take Cirque’s iconic blue and yellow big top to exciting new markets.

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  • Cirque/Fathom Bringing ‘One Night for One Drop’ to Cinemas

    Cirque/Fathom Bringing ‘One Night for One Drop’ to Cinemas

    Cirque du Soleil and Fathom Events are partnering to bring One Night for One Drop to select theaters across the U.S. on the evening of June 10. One Night for One Drop, taped in Las Vegas on March 15, was staged in honor of One Drop, the nonprofit organization established by Cirque du Soleil founder […]

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  • “China is Ready for Us” – Laliberté

    “China is Ready for Us” – Laliberté

    Cirque du Soleil co-founder Guy Laliberté says selling the company to an investor group that includes China’s Fosun Capital Group could lead to a doubling of its market in Asia.

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  • Cirque du Soleil sold to U.S., Chinese investors for $1.5-billion

    Cirque du Soleil sold to U.S., Chinese investors for $1.5-billion

    Guy Laliberté, the audacious street performer who transformed his fire-breathing act into a global circus empire, has agreed to sell control of Cirque du Soleil to two of the world’s largest financial investors for about $1.5-billion. Sources close to negotiations said Mr. Laliberté has agreed to sell majority control of the Cirque to TPG Capital, […]

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  • On World Circus Day, a peek backstage at Cirque du Soleil

    On World Circus Day, a peek backstage at Cirque du Soleil

    Australian Photographer Tim Georgeson has always been fascinated by the circus. “I’ve just been always interested in that way of life. Not that I want to live that way of life, but I’ve just been fascinated by the characters and the people that are drawn to that lifestyle,” Georgeson told msnbc. On assignment for National […]

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  • Cirque du Soleil preparing to announce sale on Monday

    Cirque du Soleil preparing to announce sale on Monday

    Emotions are running high at Cirque du Soleil as the company is preparing to announce the sale of the famed Quebec circus troupe on Monday even though co-founder Guy Laliberte has yet to fully sign off on the transaction. Employees are sad because an era in one of Quebec’s creative success stories seems to be […]

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  • TheChapiteau: Synchro Tumbling – Varekai Premieres New Act

    TheChapiteau: Synchro Tumbling – Varekai Premieres New Act

    A few days ago we were given a sneak peek, in the form of a rehearsal photo via the official Facebook page, of a new act that would be integrated into Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai. Veteran Cirque du Soleil shows, and even newer ones, are no stranger to new acts, as changes are always taking […]

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  • Issue #135: APR 2015 – Released!

    Issue #135: APR 2015 – Released!

    This month: Cirque "Easin' on Down the Road"? Cirque For Sale?? TheChapiteau Interviews Andrii Bondarenko - Kurios, Hand Balancer, and more!

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