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    1. September 29, 2014

      Encana to buy Athlon Energy in $7bn deal

      Encana of Canada has become the latest company working in North America’s shale reserves to make a leap to reduce its...

    2. August 15, 2013

      Apollo co-founder buys into New Jersey Devils

      Investors led by private equity heavyweight Josh Harris have bought the New Jersey Devils ice hockey franchise for about...

    1. March 19, 2013

      Liberty Media in $2.6bn cable ‘pipes’ bet

      John Malone, once known as the king of US cable, has made a $2.6bn bet that the “pipes” owned by cable companies will...

    2. March 5, 2013

      Sun European poised to buy Dreams

      Sun European Partners, the private equity group, is poised to acquire Dreams, the beds retailer that was put up for sale...

    3. February 15, 2013

      Philip Green eyes bed chain Dreams

      Sir Philip Green, the owner of the Topshop and BHS chains, is among those interested in bed retailer Dreams. The retail...

    4. December 2, 2012

      Apollo buyout strategy reaps rewards

      Apollo Management’s long history of investing in distressed debt is reaping rewards, according to an investor letter from...

    5. May 20, 2012

      Funds’ €60bn to buy European bank debt

      Hedge funds and private equity firms have amassed almost €60bn to buy loans from stricken European banks in coming years as...

    6. May 18, 2012

      Ex-UKFI chief Cooksey joins hedge fund

      Sir David Cooksey, the former chairman of UK Financial Investments, the vehicle that holds the government’s stake in...

    7. May 12, 2012

      Rank to buy 26 of Gala’s casinos

      Rank is to pay Gala Coral £205m for 26 of its casinos, making Rank the biggest UK casino operator. The proposed deal was...

    8. March 29, 2012

      Rank drops £250m bid for Gala’s casinos

      Rank Group has dropped its £250m bid for Gala Coral’s casino business, in a move that would have created the largest casino...

    9. February 7, 2012

      EIG to quit Goldman platform for Asia listing

      US asset manager EIG Global Energy Partners is to delist its investment vehicle from Goldman Sachs’s US electronic platform...

    10. February 5, 2012

      City financier Nigel Doughty found dead

      Nigel Doughty, co-founder of the private equity group Doughty Hanson and owner of Nottingham Forest Football Club, was found...

    11. January 23, 2012

      Avenue Capital raises $2bn for Europe fund

      Distressed debt investor Avenue Capital has raised $2bn for its second Europe-focused fund, joining a long list of rivals...

    12. January 19, 2012

      Endemol finds support for restructuring

      Endemol, the maker of the Big Brother reality TV programmes, has reached a milestone in attempts to free it from about...

    13. beyondbrics

      January 4, 2012

      China: the vultures are coming

      The vultures are flying east. From Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, which recently announced plans to set up shop in Hong Kong, to...

    14. December 28, 2011

      Funds expect surge of bad loans in China

      Foreign and domestic distressed debt funds expect a big supply of bad loans to come on to the market in China after at least...

    15. December 11, 2011

      Shipping yet to be won over by private equity

      When Wilbur Ross, one of the world’s leading distressed asset investors, announced his first shipping investment on August...

    16. November 24, 2011

      Mediaset in joint bid to buy Endemol

      Mediaset, Silvio Berlusconi’s media empire, has put in a joint bid for Endemol, the indebted Dutch TV producer behind Big...

    17. November 20, 2011

      Phoenix turns to CVC in wake of Resolution

      Phoenix Group, the specialist life assurance consolidation company, is in talks with CVC Capital Partners over a possible...

    18. November 4, 2011

      Time Warner makes €1bn approach for Endemol

      Time Warner has made an approach worth about €1bn for Endemol, the indebted television production group behind Big Brother...

    19. September 23, 2011

      Tesco has to do more than wage a price war

      Asda, Lidl, Ocado and George Osborne: the list of those who ought to be concerned by Tesco’s latest price war initiative is...

    20. September 15, 2011

      Pearson steps up push into online schooling

      Pearson has announced its second-largest acquisition since selling the IDC financial data business in 2010, with a $400m...

    21. August 15, 2011

      Spin-offs create opportunity for M&A

      Google’s move on Motorola Mobility emphasises how the rash of spin-offs seen in the past year will create targets for...

    22. July 26, 2011

      Brit Insurance reports slim profit

      Brit Insurance, the Lloyd’s of London insurer bought out by private equity this year, reported a slim profit for the first...

    23. July 18, 2011

      Ex-chief of Alliance Boots joins Gala Coral

      Andy Hornby, the former chief executive of HBOS and Alliance Boots, has joined Gala Coral, taking on the task of reviving...

    24. June 18, 2011

      Oaktree Capital files for $8bn NYSE listing

      Oaktree Capital Group, an alternative asset manager with $85.7bn in assets, has filed to list its shares on the New York...

    25. June 16, 2011

      Debt worries hinder Citi disposal

      Citigroup’s attempts to sell OneMain Financial, the largest US consumer finance company, have stumbled over concerns among...

    26. April 5, 2011

      Park Square raises €850m for new fund

      Park Square Capital has raised an €850m (£749m, $1.2bn) fund to invest in loans for leveraged buy-outs, as it seeks to take...

    27. FT Alphaville

      April 4, 2011

      Citi gets bids for consumer finance arm

      Citigroup has drawn a step closer to selling its consumer finance business, the FT says. Last week at least three...

    28. FT Alphaville

      April 4, 2011

      Buy-out groups bid for Citi unit

      Citigroup has drawn nearer to selling its consumer finance business, securing at least three bids of about $2bn from private...

    29. April 3, 2011

      Citi secures bids for consumer finance arm

      Citigroup has drawn a step closer to selling its consumer finance business, securing at least three bids of about $2bn from...

    30. FT Alphaville

      March 7, 2011

      Russia sets up $10bn fund

      The Russian government is setting up a $10bn fund to co-invest with international private equity firms in a push to attract...

    31. March 6, 2011

      Russia in $10bn move to tempt investors

      The Russian government is setting up a $10bn fund to co-invest with leading international private equity firms in an effort...

    32. March 3, 2011

      Santander and BlackRock target Citi unit

      Spanish lender Santander, US asset manager BlackRock and the investment group of former Citigroup executive Bob Willumstad...

    33. March 2, 2011

      UBS in combined securities division reshuffle

      UBS has again reshuffled the senior management of its still-recovering investment bank only a year after hiring a former...

    34. February 14, 2011

      EchoStar agrees $1.3bn merger

      EchoStar, which makes tele­vision set-top boxes and provides satellite services, has agreed to acquire Hughes...

    35. February 1, 2011

      Bruised Citigroup likely to sell EMI

      Malcolm McLaren, the man behind the Sex Pistols, remarked at the height of the financial crisis that given the destruction...

    36. January 28, 2011

      Sara Lee to spin off N American food business

      Sara Lee will pay investors a special dividend and split the company into two, after suitors failed to entice the board into...

    37. January 7, 2011

      ISS breaks off $8.5bn Apax takeover talks

      ISS, the Danish outsourcing group part-owned by Goldman Sachs, is set for one of Europe’s biggest stock market flotations of...

    38. December 29, 2010

      Buy-out firms to bid for Centro’s assets

      A number of the world’s most powerful private equity firms, including Blackstone and Apollo Management, are joining the...

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