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    1. December 18, 2014

      Xavier Niel buys Orange Switzerland for €2.3bn

      Xavier Niel has acquired Orange Switzerland for SFr2.8bn ($2.9bn) in the latest sign of the French entrepreneur’s ambition...

    2. November 30, 2014

      Altice agrees €7.4bn Brazilian deal for Portugal Telecom unit

      Altice has struck a €7.4bn deal to acquire the Portuguese assets of Portugal Telecom from Brazil’s Oi in what would be the...

    1. November 25, 2014

      Vista Equity Partners snaps up Advanced Computer Software

      Advanced Computer Software is being bought by US private equity firm Vista Equity Partners in a deal that values the UK...

    2. November 12, 2014

      Apax and Bain bid for Portuguese assets of Portugal Telecom

      Private equity companies Apax Partners and Bain Capital have made a €7.075bn offer for the Portuguese assets of Portugal...

    3. November 11, 2014

      Ancien régime of bank bailouts is not yet confined to history books

      The interests of banks, politicians and regulators rarely overlap neatly, but when it comes to ending taxpayer bailouts all...

    4. November 11, 2014

      New Look abandons Russia over fears of political uncertainty

      New Look said it had pulled out of Russia and Ukraine because of political uncertainty in the region, as it announced a near...

    5. September 15, 2014

      Cognizant rejects claim it overpaid for TriZetto

      Cognizant Technology Solutions struck its largest deal to date on Monday when it paid $2.7bn in cash to buy US healthcare IT...

    6. September 7, 2014

      Tommy Hilfiger: a name traded for an empire

      As New York Fashion Week got under way last week, the Manhattan offices of Tommy Hilfiger were a frenzy of activity. The...

    7. September 5, 2014

      Apax chairman takes home £11.2m in performance fees

      Martin Halusa, the chairman of London-based buyout fund manager Apax Partners, received £11.2m in performance fees for the...

    8. August 21, 2014

      Bain buys half of ethical shoemaker Toms

      US private equity group Bain Capital is to buy half of Toms with a plan to expand the west coast ethical footwear company...

    9. August 12, 2014

      King shares fall on Candy Crush spending drop

      Shares in King Digital Entertainment fell more than 20 per cent to a new low after it cut its sales outlook for the year,...

    10. August 6, 2014

      Bain and Apax aim to walk away with Toms

      Buyout funds including Bain Capital and Apax are preparing to make last-round bids for Toms, the cordwainer that is part of...

    11. May 23, 2014

      Apax chooses sale of Travelex over listing

      Apax Partners has shelved plans to float Travelex after receiving a higher offer for the UK foreign exchange specialist,...

    12. May 22, 2014

      China’s Bright Food targets majority stake in Israel’s Tnuva

      Bright Food, the Chinese state-owned food group that controls the UK breakfast food brand Weetabix, is buying a controlling...

    13. May 16, 2014

      Should you buy in to the private equity buyout kings?

      Private equity has invaded our daily lives. During a typical day, you may buy sandwiches or coffee at Pret A Manger, a chain...

    14. May 12, 2014

      Travelex weighs £1bn IPO as revenues rise

      Foreign exchange group Travelex is weighing plans for a stock market flotation that could value the world’s biggest operator...

    15. Material World

      April 9, 2014

      With Karl Lagerfeld investment, PVH’s masstige strategy takes shape

        Getty Images The news that PVH has bought an undisclosed minority stake in Karl Lagerfeld’s namesake brand (otherwise...

    16. March 25, 2014

      Candy Crush developer trades down 9% in debut

      Shares of Candy Crush Saga developer King Digital fell 9 per cent in its trading debut on Wednesday, opening at $20.50...

    17. March 14, 2014

      Hellas’ liquidators sue TPG and Apax for $1.3bn

      TPG and Apax Partners are being sued for more than $1.3bn by the liquidators for one of Greece’s first wireless operators,...

    18. March 5, 2014

      New Look chairman McGeorge to step down

      Alistair McGeorge, the chairman of New Look who turned round the fashion retailer after a tumultuous period three years ago,...

    19. February 11, 2014

      New Look rules out listing as sales rise

      New Look, the privately owned fashion retailer, ruled out an initial public offering for the next 12 months as sales rose 5...

    20. February 3, 2014

      Cengage reaches agreement with creditors

      Cengage Learning, the 2007 Apax-led buyout that became a symbol of the excessive borrowing taken on in deals struck before...

    21. January 21, 2014

      Guardian to earn £600m from sale of majority Trader stake

      The financial future of the Guardian newspaper became clearer on Tuesday, after its parent company agreed to sell its most...

    22. January 14, 2014

      Cengage close to agreement with banks and bondholders

      Cengage’s creditors were putting the final touches to an agreement on Tuesday that would allow the US education company to...

    23. January 10, 2014

      Apax considers sale of Travelex stake

      Travelex’s private equity owner is considering a sale of its stake in the world’s biggest operator of airport foreign...

    24. December 5, 2013

      Transatlantic shift at the top of Apax

      Apax’s partners have elected a transatlantic tandem of chief executives to succeed Martin Halusa, highlighting the...

    25. October 25, 2013

      Apax poised to agree US healthcare deals worth over $2bn

      Apax Partners, the London-based buyout group, is nearing the acquisition of two US-based healthcare companies in deals worth...

    26. October 6, 2013

      Bridges Ventures crosses funding hurdle

      Bridges Ventures, the fund manager started by Sir Ronald Cohen to back UK private equity investments with a positive effect...

    27. September 23, 2013

      GMG rejects improved Apax offer

      An improved offer by Apax to purchase a half stake in car classifieds company Trader Media has been rejected by its owner...

    28. September 18, 2013

      Smiths Group: still here

      When Philip Bowman became chief executive of Smiths Group, few investors or analysts expected that the London-listed...

    29. August 25, 2013

      CVC Capital’s formula ensures pole position

      “The herd is betting on black” is how James Moore, co-head of UBS’s private funds group, describes the frenzy of investors...

    30. August 5, 2013

      Hub International to be sold in $4.4bn private equity deal

      Hellman & Friedman has agreed to the biggest ever takeover in the insurance broking industry with a $4.4bn deal to buy Hub...

    31. July 7, 2013

      Deutsche Telekom attracts PE interest in minority Scout24 stake

      Deutsche Telekom has attracted interest from private equity groups including Apax and KKR for a 30 per cent stake in German...

    32. July 4, 2013

      Debt investment in Cengage backfires on Apax Partners

      The technique of buying debt as well as equity in a portfolio company has worked so well for US distressed debt specialist...

    33. July 2, 2013

      Cengage files for bankruptcy protection

      Cengage, the college textbooks business bought by Apax Partners for $7.75bn in the frothy buyout market of 2007, has filed...

    34. June 22, 2013

      Apax raises €5.8bn for buyout fund

      Apax has raised €5.8bn for a buyout fund, less than two-thirds of what the London-based private equity group collected...

    35. June 5, 2013

      Sir Ronald Cohen interview: finance as a force for good

      Sir Ronald Cohen has seen the attitudes of the young come full circle over the course of 40 years. The chairman of Big...

    36. June 4, 2013

      Romper suit fad sees New Look return to profit

      New Look, the privately owned fashion retailer, returned to pre-tax profit last year, as the craze for onesies helped it...

    37. May 23, 2013

      Buyout groups target US retailers

      Flush with cash and hungry for deals, private equity groups are circling US retailers. The latest transaction came on...

    38. May 11, 2013

      Cengage weighs up restructuring options

      Cengage Learning, the indebted US education company controlled by Apax Partners, said on Friday it was considering...

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