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    1. May 20, 2015

      Altice pushes into US with deal for cable group Suddenlink

      Altice, the acquisitive European cable and mobile group controlled by Patrick Drahi, has agreed to buy 70 per cent of...

    2. May 19, 2015

      Altice in talks to enter US cable market

      Altice, the European cable and mobile group, is in advanced discussions to acquire Suddenlink Communications, the...

    1. April 14, 2015

      Phones4U secured creditors to get up to 24p in the £1, says PwC

      Close to £170m owed to unsecured creditors in collapsed mobile phone retailer Phones4U will be almost entirely wiped...

    2. January 15, 2015

      Macmillan Science and Education agrees merger with Springer

      Macmillan Science and Education, the owner of the journal Nature, has agreed to merge with Springer Science+Business...

    3. December 15, 2014

      Petsmart: hitting it out of the park

      You know what they say in Major League Baseball: be careful about being on the other side of a player trade with Billy...

    4. December 14, 2014

      Petsmart $8.7bn sale marks largest 2014 buyout

      Petsmart, the US pet supplies retailer, has agreed to sell itself to a consortium led by BC Partners, the European...

    5. November 14, 2014

      Uber threat hits Addison Lee sale

      US buyout group Carlyle has abandoned plans to sell Addison Lee after offers for the British cab service fell short of...

    6. September 21, 2014

      EE and Dixons Carphone poised to acquire parts of Phones 4U

      More Phones 4U stores are set to be rescued as EE and Dixons Carphone closed in on deals to take over parts of the...

    7. September 21, 2014

      Private equity, not the mobile, killed Phones 4U

      When a high street chain falls down dead, it is never long before the accusations of murder start to fly. Last week,...

    8. September 19, 2014

      When buying bonds can damage your wealth

      Buying bonds can damage your wealth. Buying junk bonds . . . well, what does it say on the label? The buyers of the...

    9. September 18, 2014

      Blow to Phones 4U debt-for-equity swap

      Plans for a debt-for-equity swap by the bondholders in Phones 4U have been dealt a blow after the retailer’s...

    10. September 16, 2014

      Operators in talks to acquire Phones 4U

      Two of the mobile operators that contributed to the demise of Phones 4U by withdrawing their business in the past few...

    11. September 15, 2014

      Phones 4U founder calls for probe

      John Caudwell, the outspoken founder of Phones 4U, has called for the markets regulator to investigate whether the...

    12. September 15, 2014

      Accusations fly after Phones 4U collapse

      The abrupt collapse of Phones 4U, the British high street retailer founded by entrepreneur John Caudwell, has sparked a...

    13. September 15, 2014

      Q&A: The demise of Phones 4U

      Why has Phones 4U collapsed? The withdrawal of telecoms operators EE and Vodafone in recent weeks left Phones 4U with...

    14. September 15, 2014

      Tough questions over Phones 4U merit proper answers

      For John Caudwell to accuse Vodafone of ruthlessness in dropping retail distributor Phones4U is rather like Genghis...

    15. September 15, 2014

      Junk 4 U

      It’s sad to see any business file for administration. Still, with the fall of Phones4U, you could argue that the days...

    16. September 14, 2014

      Phones 4U owner clashes with mobile groups Vodafone and EE

      The abrupt failure at Phones 4U, the British retailer founded by entrepreneur John Caudwell, has sparked a heated blame...

    17. September 5, 2014

      BC Partners cuts Foxtons stake as private equity groups sell up

      BC Partners has sold half of its remaining 14 per cent stake in London-listed estate agent Foxtons – becoming the...

    18. September 1, 2014

      Phones 4U loses contract with Vodafone

      Phones 4U, the British phone retailer which is controlled by BC Partners, the private equity group, stands to lose a...

    19. June 5, 2014

      Henkel seeks Spotless performance after €940m laundry brands deal

      Henkel has agreed to pay €940m for French laundry and cleaning products company Spotless, in further evidence that the...

    20. June 3, 2014

      Canny marketeers at Foxtons ride London’s house price boom

      Its green liveried Mini Coopers are just the most visible sign of estate agent Foxtons’ ascent to become one of...

    21. May 16, 2014

      Phones 4U valuation hit by Dixons-Carphone Warehouse merger

      The private equity backer of Phones 4U has written down the value of its residual investment in the mobile phone...

    22. April 13, 2014

      Germany’s Symrise wins battle for French foodmaker Diana

      Symrise, a listed German aroma chemicals maker, has won a battle for French food ingredients maker Diana, agreeing a...

    23. April 2, 2014

      Applus chooses Spanish IPO over private equity bid

      Spanish certification company Applus is to list on Spain’s main stock exchanges seven years after being purchased by US...

    24. March 30, 2014

      Private equity bonanza fails to materialise

      The holy trinity of abundant credit, buoyant stock markets and mounting cash piles in buyout funds has not yet...

    25. February 21, 2014

      Tesco seeks to reduce exposure to Turkey

      Tesco is eyeing a deal to reduce its exposure to Turkey, as it prepares to sharpen its prices to turn round its...

    26. January 22, 2014

      Need for liquidity is key takeaway for Just Eat IPO

      Which do you fancy ordering – a high-tech business on a racy multiple or a restaurant-like company on a more mundane...

    27. January 21, 2014

      BC Partners considers £1bn Phones4U listing

      BC Partners is considering plans to float Phones4U this year on the London Stock Exchange, where it would join a parade...

    28. November 29, 2013

      Pearson agrees to sell Mergermarket unit to BC Partners

      Pearson has agreed to sell its Mergermarket unit to London private equity investor BC Partners in a transaction valuing...

    29. October 20, 2013

      Terra Firma launches £1bn float of Infinis

      Guy Hands has launched a £1bn float of Infinis, a British wind power company, in a comeback signal to prospective new...

    30. October 3, 2013

      Potential bidders seek Mergermarket sales info

      Around 50 companies and private equity groups including Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg have requested sales information...

    31. September 26, 2013

      PE groups bring forward plans to list European companies

      Private equity groups are bringing forward plans to list their European companies, as they seek to tap increasing...

    32. September 23, 2013

      Axa eyes sale of natural ingredient maker Diana

      Axa Private Equity, the Paris-based buyout fund manager, is preparing a sale of French natural ingredient maker Diana,...

    33. FT Alphaville

      September 20, 2013

      A leaf through the Foxtons prospectus

      Here’s the doc. Click to read. Some random things to look at: Page 46 for details of Foxton’s target market (London),...

    34. FT Alphaville

      September 20, 2013

      Peak estate agency

      Remember how Jon Hunt made the sale of the century when he sold his Foxtons chain of estate agents to BC Partners for...

    35. September 20, 2013

      Foxtons soars on stock market debut

      Foxtons lived up to its billing as one of the year’s most anticipated stock market debuts on Friday, with shares in the...

    36. September 19, 2013

      Demand high ahead of Foxtons debut

      London estate agent Foxtons is to make its market debut on the London Stock Exchange on Friday, closing a difficult...

    37. September 17, 2013

      Extend and pretend until economies are on the mend

      Embarrassed relief is the best response when the apocalypse fails to materialise. In the aftermath of the financial...

    38. September 16, 2013

      BC Partners recoups cash used in Phones4U buyout

      BC Partners will recoup all of the cash used in the buyout of Phones4U after the UK phone retailer issued £200m of...

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