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    1. Fast FT

      August 5, 2016

      Takata sticks with FY forecasts, but yen adds to woes

      Takata is still clinging to its forecasts even as net profit fell by a third as the airbag maker continued to reel from...

    2. June 16, 2016

      Finance: Blessed returns

      The finance industry presents a bewildering array of options for anyone looking to increase their savings, from “60-40”...

    1. June 14, 2016

      Takata highlights the decline of keiretsu

      Takata may be reeling from the largest vehicle recall in automotive history, but the components maker’s search for a...

    2. June 8, 2016

      Yahoo looks to offload 3,000 patents

      Yahoo is trying to sell more than 3,000 patents and pending applications covering technologies from search to...

    3. Fast FT

      June 3, 2016

      Takata shares rise 11.9% on bid rumours

      Shares in Takata rose as much as 11.9 per cent to ¥479 in early trading on Friday, following media reports that the...

    4. Fast FT

      June 2, 2016

      Bain-backed Blue Coat files for IPO

      Cyber security company Blue Coat has filed to list in the US in what has been a slow period for tech IPOs. Bain Capital...

    5. May 16, 2016

      Flurry of deals suggests IPOs are set to pick up

      A flurry of recent flotation announcements has raised hopes that the dormant initial public offerings market is...

    6. April 20, 2016

      Yahoo moves to quieten critics with defence of deal process

      Marissa Mayer pushed back hard on Tuesday against accusations that Yahoo is simply paying lip service to shareholders’...

    7. March 29, 2016

      Brickmaker Forterra plans £450m IPO

      Britain’s second-biggest brickmaker is planning a £450m float on the London stock market as it seeks to capitalise on...

    8. Fast FT

      March 22, 2016

      Advent raises $13bn for new buyout fund

      Advent International has amassed one of the largest private equity war chests in years after it finished raising $13bn...

    9. Fast FT

      March 8, 2016

      Worldpay swings to profit as transactions rise 14%

      Payments company Worldpay, which floated in London last year, has swung to a profit of £19.1m for 2015, compared to a...

    10. March 3, 2016

      Sotheby’s taps ex-Bain Capital executive as chief financial officer

      Sotheby’s has appointed a former Bain Capital executive as chief financial officer amid an exodus of senior staff,...

    11. 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...

    12. Fast FT

      February 22, 2016

      Sysco buys UK food company Brakes for $3.1bn

      Sysco, a US food manufacturer and distributor, has agreed to buy a UK rival Brakes for $3.1bn (£2.2bn). The US company,...

    13. February 3, 2016

      Bain and TPG join suitors for Yahoo unit

      Bain and TPG are among several private equity firms weighing potential approaches for Yahoo’s core internet business,...

    14. January 21, 2016

      Asian brewers step up in battle for SABMiller beers

      Japan’s biggest brewer and a Thai rival are competing with at least four private equity firms to buy the Peroni,...

    15. January 4, 2016

      PAG raises $3.6bn for Asian buyout fund

      Shan Weijian, the former TPG executive who now leads private equity firm PAG, has raised $3.6bn for his second Asian...

    16. November 1, 2015

      Impact investing must be more than a buzzword

      Can impact investing, which aims to provide a tangible social benefit as well as a financial return, move into the...

    17. October 9, 2015

      Worldpay narrows listing price range

      The bet made by Worldpay in rejecting a rival’s takeover bid and opting for an initial public offering looks close to...

    18. September 28, 2015

      Ibstock: clay day

      When does a brick float? When it is in a bubble. Ibstock, bought by Bain barely a year ago, will return to London’s...

    19. September 18, 2015

      Worldpay chooses £890m IPO over Ingenico bid

      The private equity owners of Worldpay have decided to push ahead with a stock market flotation of the UK payment...

    20. September 15, 2015

      WorldPay’s private equity owners seek improved bid from Ingenico

      The private equity owners of WorldPay, the British payment services provider, are pressing French rival Ingenico to...

    21. September 9, 2015

      Indian drugs: not what the doctor ordered

      Last year, Israeli generics company Teva recalled 40,000 bottles of medicine manufactured for it by India’s Emcure...

    22. August 20, 2015

      Hot subject: Owners eye Weather Channel app sale

      A tech company looking for something hot to buy might consider keeping an eye on the weather. Owners of The Weather...

    23. August 17, 2015

      Cargill makes bet on global appetite for farmed salmon

      Cargill has made the second largest acquisition in its 150-year history in a wager on strengthening global appetite for...

    24. August 12, 2015

      FIS buys SunGard for $9.1bn to undo ‘club’ deal

      Fidelity National Information Services, a technology provider to banks and insurers, is buying SunGard Data Systems for...

    25. July 27, 2015

      Huang Guangyu poised to take control of China’s Gome

      The jailed billionaire founder of Gome is poised to take control of the Chinese electronics retailer in a $1.5bn deal...

    26. July 3, 2015

      Surf’s up for cruise ships after new vessel orders hit record

      Shipyards around the world are humming again, with the pipeline of new cruise ships due to reach a record of 45 by the...

    27. June 4, 2015

      Worldpay readies for £6bn London float

      The owners of Worldpay have hired a roster of banks to float the payment-processing company on the London Stock...

    28. May 17, 2015

      Private equity sees new era of opportunity in Japan

      They are grey-haired, ultraconservative and worry that their 45-year-old sons are not ready for leadership. Now,...

    29. May 13, 2015

      Private equity funds eye stakes in Vocalink

      Private equity funds are eyeing stakes in Vocalink, which underpins Britain’s payment systems, as a new regulator...

    30. May 12, 2015

      SunGard listing shows buyout companies scraping bottom of the barrel

      Ten years after SunGard Data Systems was bought by seven private equity groups for $11.4bn just as the buyout boom was...

    31. MBA blog

      April 20, 2015

      The term with the most moving parts

      Two thirds through my MBA and things are dovetailing into a final term filled with opportunities and answers. This past...

    32. April 16, 2015

      Nestlé in talks to sell frozen food unit to Bain-owned company

      Nestlé, the world’s largest group by sales, aims to curb costs further by entering exclusive talks to sell Davigel, its...

    33. March 10, 2015

      Bain Capital goes cyber with $2.4bn Blue Coat deal

      Bain Capital has agreed to acquire Blue Coat Systems in a deal that values the Californian cyber security company at...

    34. March 2, 2015

      Clear Channel Outdoor splits US and international operations

      Clear Channel Outdoor, the billboard advertising business owned by iHeartMedia, is splitting the management of its US...

    35. January 30, 2015

      Crunch talks for control of Towergate

      Directors of the heavily indebted insurance broker Towergate are holding crunch talks as they weigh up rival...

    36. January 27, 2015

      Bain Capital snaps up TI Automotive

      US private equity firm Bain Capital has acquired another piece of Britain’s industrial heritage, sealing a deal for car...

    37. December 15, 2014

      Bain to acquire CRH UK and US brickmaking units in £414m deal

      CRH, Ireland’s largest construction company by market value, has agreed to sell some brickmaking businesses to Bain...

    38. December 5, 2014

      Private equity groups target Australia’s Bradken

      Pacific Equity Partners and Bain Capital have made a A$870m (US$730m) takeover bid for Bradken, an Australian mining...

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