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    1. April 18, 2016

      Apax signs insurance joint venture with Accenture

      The private equity group Apax has bought a majority stake in a part of Accenture’s insurance software business, in a...

    2. March 3, 2016

      Maisons du Monde hires banks to study Paris listing

      French furniture and design retailer Maisons du Monde has hired banks with a view to listing on the Paris stock...

    1. February 24, 2016

      Apax raises £853m from Auto Trader stake sale

      The European private equity group Apax will nearly quintuple the value of its investment in Auto Trader from selling...

    2. Fast FT

      February 24, 2016

      Apax raises £853m from Auto Trader stake sale

      Private equity heavyweight Apax has raised £852.8m from selling almost all of its stake in Auto Trader less than a year...

    3. Fast FT

      February 23, 2016

      Apax sells almost all of Auto Trader stake

      Apax is selling out of Auto Trader, less than a year after the European private equity group listed the company on the...

    4. February 17, 2016

      Auto Trader: get used to it

      In just a few years Auto Trader, the UK online car market, has gone from a jalopy to speedy roadster. Since its initial...

    5. Fast FT

      February 9, 2016

      Publisher Ascential floats at £800m value

      Publishing and events group Ascential has floated at a value of £800m in a move that triggers a windfall for backers...

    6. Fast FT

      January 25, 2016

      Electra reviews strategy in wake of Bramson battle

      Electra Private Equity, the UK-listed group that was last year forced to shake up its board following a campaign from...

    7. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      Housebuilder Countryside to IPO in London

      Global equity markets may be rocky but Countryside Properties, a UK housebuilder, has become the second company today...

    8. January 14, 2016

      Ascential plans £800m initial public offering

      Ascential, the information and events company jointly owned by Apax Partners and Guardian Media Group, is planning to...

    9. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      Ascential plans London IPO

      Ascential, the information and events company jointly owned by Apax Partners and Guardian Media Group, has announced...

    10. Fast FT

      December 22, 2015

      Apax wins speedy sale for Italian car parts group

      Apax Partners, the European buyout group, has sold an Italian car parts provider to LKQ of the US in a deal valuing the...

    11. December 14, 2015

      Top Right Group sets out stall with new name Ascential

      Top Right Group, the information and events company jointly owned by Apax Partners and Guardian Media Group, has...

    12. July 19, 2015

      Sophos confident of maintaining momentum after £1.1bn IPO

      At the end of a low-rise industrial park in Abingdon, a pretty Oxfordshire town that does not even have a railway...

    13. July 1, 2015

      Sophos in biggest initial public offering for a UK software group

      Shares in Sophos jumped nearly 7 per cent as the cyber security company began trading publicly in the largest ever...

    14. June 26, 2015

      Sophos valued at £1bn in flotation

      Sophos has revealed the pricing of initial public offering, valuing the Oxfordshire-based cyber security company at...

    15. June 3, 2015

      Sophos: backing Britain

      If you were a private equity business looking to sell a UK technology investment, how would you go about it? You might...

    16. June 3, 2015

      Sophos aims to raise $100m in London IPO

      Sophos, an Oxfordshire-based IT security company that is majority-owned by private equity group Apax Partners, is...

    17. March 19, 2015

      Auto Trader shares leap 13.5% on market debut

      Shares in Auto Trader Group, the company behind the UK’s largest car classifieds website, rose strongly on their market...

    18. March 9, 2015

      Auto Trader confirms plans for £2bn initial public offering

      Auto Trader Group, the owner of the UK’s biggest car classifieds website, has confirmed its intention to launch an...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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....

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. March 26, 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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