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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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,...

  4. 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...

  5. 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,...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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,...

  12. 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,...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. April 26, 2013

    New Look launches £800m bond to grasp debt nettle

    New Look has launched an £800m bond offering to repay part of a loan that rolls up interest as extra debt and was blamed for...

  34. April 25, 2013

    Permira pair change tack as they court new investors

    Kurt Björklund and Tom Lister, co-heads of the London buyout house Permira, finally have some money to invest again. After...

  35. April 24, 2013

    Permira raises €2.2bn in sign of shrinking buyout industry

    Permira has underlined how the private equity industry is shrinking by revealing it has amassed just €2.2bn for a new fund,...

  36. April 22, 2013

    Apax in media shake-up for digital push

    Apax is merging its media group with other sectorial teams as the buyout fund moves away from investments in traditional...

  37. April 18, 2013

    Interview: Jon Moulton talks about his career in finance

    Jon Moulton is happiest when there is a tough decision to be made and his sharp judgments have resulted in personal wealth...

  38. April 3, 2013

    France Telecom explores sale of EE

    France Telecom lined up banks to advise on the part flotation or sale of EE, the UK’s largest mobile operator. The French...

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