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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. February 14, 2011

    EchoStar agrees $1.3bn merger

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

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. December 20, 2010

    Private equity groups diversify

    As returns dried up from the “mega buy-outs” done at the peak of the credit bubble, the world’s biggest private equity...

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