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  1. June 27, 2014

    DuPont falls on trimmed profit outlook

    DuPont, one of the largest US chemicals companies, was under pressure on Friday after the company trimmed its profit outlook...

  2. June 12, 2014

    Goldman and Bain pay $121m to settle buyout conspiracy case

    Goldman Sachs and Bain Capital paid $121m to settle a lawsuit alleging they conspired with other private equity firms to fix...

  1. May 18, 2014

    Mobile payments revolution is still to take off

    Tech companies might have invested millions in persuading people to make payments with their mobile phones, but the closure...

  2. March 24, 2014

    US private equity houses team up to buy Nordic payments firm

    Advent International and Bain Capital have teamed up with Danish pension fund ATP Group to buy Scandinavia’s largest...

  3. March 14, 2014

    Charterhouse to pay $2bn for SkillSoft

    Charterhouse Capital Partners has highlighted private equity groups’ increasing appetite for the education sector after...

  4. March 9, 2014

    Buyout world likely to dodge tax rise

    Ever since the buyout boom of 2007 and Blackstone chief executive Steve Schwarzman’s lavish $3m 60th birthday party,...

  5. February 6, 2014

    Sony sheds PCs as it warns on profits

    Sony’s empire Sony, once the world’s premier consumer technology brand, has admitted defeat in its battle to revive two of...

  6. February 5, 2014

    Sony closes in on sale of Vaio PC division

    Sony is closing in on a sale of Vaio to a local private equity fund after several strategic buyers balked at taking on the...

  7. December 8, 2013

    Golden Gate Capital sells US Silica stake

    Golden Gate Capital is selling its stake in US Silica in a deal that will make the San Francisco-based private equity group...

  8. September 29, 2013

    HRE nears deal to dispose of Dublin-based Depfa

    Hypo Real Estate is close to a deal to sell Depfa, the Dublin-based bank that specialised in public sector lending and that...

  9. July 19, 2013

    Bain Capital in £200m deal for Plasma Resources UK

    Bain Capital, the private equity group, is to pay up to £200m to take control of Plasma Resources UK, the blood plasma...

  10. July 9, 2013

    KKR raises record $6bn for second Asian buyout fund

    KKR has raised a record $6bn for its second big Asian buyout fund in a sign that investors are confident the New York...

  11. June 26, 2013

    HD Supply prices below expectations

    HD Supply, a former unit of Home Depot acquired by buyout groups at the height of the US housing bubble, has raised $957m...

  12. June 13, 2013

    HD Supply files for $1.2bn IPO

    HD Supply, a former unit of Home Depot acquired by buyout groups before the US housing crisis, has filed to raise $1.2bn...

  13. May 6, 2013

    Business software group BMC to be taken private for $6.9bn

    BMC, a US business software company, has capitulated to activist investors and agreed to sell itself to a private equity...

  14. May 6, 2013

    Apollo leads US stocks to new high

    US stocks reached a record level yet again after shares in Apollo Global Management reached an all-time high as the buyout...

  15. FT Alphaville

    May 1, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks fell, led by Japan, and the yen strengthened slightly. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index was 0.3% lower and the yen...

  16. March 13, 2013

    Pension funds bypass middlemen

    Pension funds are cutting out the middlemen by bidding for companies directly rather than leaving it to the private equity...

  17. March 13, 2013

    Heavy lift needed to close US tax loophole

    The post-mortems on the 2012 election have almost without exception pinpointed when the poll turned in Barack Obama’s favour...

  18. February 27, 2013

    Buyout groups try IPO discounting

    Private equity groups are preparing to launch about a dozen initial public offerings of companies taken private at the...

  19. February 14, 2013

    Heinz buyout raises M&A revival hopes

    The $28bn Warren Buffett-led buyout of Heinz comes hot on the heels of two other mega-mergers, raising hopes among...

  20. January 18, 2013

    Survey website joins ranks of $1bn club

    Survey Monkey, a US internet company whose service is used for running online surveys, has raised $800m in the private...

  21. January 14, 2013

    Prospects rise for Billabong bid battle

    The US company that owns the Vans, Wrangler and North Face brands has emerged as a suitor for Billabong International,...

  22. January 9, 2013

    Buyout groups keen on Alliance Tire stake

    Warburg Pincus, the private equity group, is selling a big slice of its 70 per cent stake in Indian tyremaker Alliance Tire,...

  23. January 2, 2013

    CVC set to buy Italian data company Cerved

    CVC Capital Partners, the European private equity group that is preparing to raise up to €11bn for a buyout fund this year,...

  24. December 21, 2012

    Private equity bids in R&R Ice Cream deal

    A near-€1bn auction of Europe’s largest private label ice cream maker has offered fresh hope that the freeze gripping the...

  25. December 19, 2012

    Billabong receives fresh takeover offer

    Billabong has confirmed a A$556m (US$585m) offer from a consortium led by company executive Paul Naude, the latest in a...

  26. December 18, 2012

    Investors take uneven gun view

    If you were to look only at the numbers, and did not know what Freedom Group did, it might look like an attractive...

  27. December 10, 2012

    Greggs chief quits to join Brakes

    Ken McMeikan, the chief executive of Greggs who brought olive sticks and walnut bread to the bakery chain and fought a...

  28. December 8, 2012

    London buyout firms eye bids for Cerved

    Some private equity firms, faced with a dearth of leveraged buyouts in Europe, seem to be willing to brave the challenging...

  29. December 6, 2012

    Micro Focus turns to cash in lieu of growth

    Micro Focus turned to an increasingly generous dividend after the software company reported lacklustre growth in its annual...

  30. November 26, 2012

    McGraw-Hill sells education arm to Apollo

    McGraw-Hill has sold its education unit to Apollo Global Management for $2.5bn, completing a restructuring that began more...

  31. November 19, 2012

    Billabong director mulls leveraged buyout

    Billabong has been thrust back into the takeover spotlight after the head of its North American business stepped aside to...

  32. The A-List

    November 7, 2012

    Why Romney lost

    What ought to pain Republicans most about Barack Obama’s victory is that 2012 was entirely winnable for them. In European...

  33. November 7, 2012

    Apollo nears $2.5bn deal with McGraw-Hill

    Apollo Global Management is in exclusive talks to buy the education unit of McGraw-Hill for about $2.5bn, beating out rival...

  34. November 6, 2012

    A triumph of strategy, money and theatre

    On a chilly Monday morning, on the election’s eve, an unusual Zen-like calm seemed to descend on three of Barack Obama’s...

  35. November 2, 2012

    Romney modifies message as poll nears

    In rally after rally in swing states across the nation, Mitt Romney’s closing argument for the presidency now always...

  36. October 31, 2012

    Sandy whips up Weather viewers

    Meteorologist Jim Cantore stood close to the waves crashing against the sea wall in Battery Park City in New York City on...

  37. October 28, 2012

    Romney’s money heads for Hollywood

    Barack Obama may enjoy more support in liberal-leaning Hollywood than Mitt Romney but the Republican presidential candidate...

  38. October 23, 2012

    Private equity eyes dividend ‘recaps’

    Private equity firms are looking to cash in on the latest rally in the European corporate debt markets by borrowing at low...

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