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    1. October 20, 2014

      Versace sidesteps corruption crackdown to maintain China growth

      Versace’s sales in China are still growing at a “double-digit” pace in spite of the economic slowdown and a crackdown on...

    2. October 16, 2014

      Blackstone pledge over $42bn cashpile

      Blackstone, the world’s biggest private equity group, has sought to reassure investors it will be able to invest more than...

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    1. October 12, 2014

      Blackstone / Taubman: rolling the dice

      Lazard went public more than 150 years after its founding. It took recent upstarts Greenhill, Evercore Partners, and Moelis...

    2. October 10, 2014

      Blackstone to spin off advisory business

      Blackstone, the world’s largest buyout fund manager, has said it is spinning off its advisory business to reduce conflicts...

    3. October 8, 2014

      Blackstone to axe ‘termination’ fees

      Blackstone, the world’s largest buyout fund manager, will stop levying some of the fees it has been charging its companies,...

    4. October 6, 2014

      Waldorf Astoria NY hotel sold to China’s Anbang for $1.95bn

      Hilton is selling the Waldorf Astoria New York hotel, a Manhattan landmark, to Chinese insurance group Anbang for $1.95bn....

    5. September 29, 2014

      London’s property tipping points

      London’s property market has boomed since the global financial crisis receded, but many in the real estate sector are...

    6. September 25, 2014

      Travelport stock climbs on first day of NY trading

      Shares in Travelport – the UK travel business backed by private equity group Blackstone – rose as much as 10 per cent on...

    7. FT Alphaville

      September 22, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Tesco: Every little helped? – Tesco shares were down as much as 10.41 per cent on...

    8. September 21, 2014

      Blackstone to pull out of Russia

      US private equity group Blackstone is “giving up on Russia”, highlighting how even well-connected western investors are...

    9. September 12, 2014

      United Biscuits eyes McVitie’s name-change for IPO

      United Biscuits, the maker of Digestives and Jaffa Cakes, is considering changing its name to McVitie’s to reflect its...

    10. September 9, 2014

      Investec ties up £180m deal for mortgage lender Kensington

      Kensington, the UK subprime mortgage group, is the latest institution hoping to join the ranks of “challenger banks” who are...

    11. September 8, 2014

      Eircom lines up Dublin flotation plans

      Eircom, Ireland’s largest telecoms group, is working on plans for a flotation as early as next month that would value the...

    12. August 31, 2014

      Carlyle settles to avoid trial by jury

      Carlyle has brought to an end allegations that the world’s largest private equity groups conspired to fix the prices of...

    13. August 31, 2014

      Private equity seizes chance to expand oil interests

      Mustafa Siddiqui is enjoying a change of scene. He’s just arrived in the UK to head up Blackstone’s energy investments in...

    14. August 31, 2014

      Private equity groups make $500m UK North Sea oil investment

      Buyout groups Blackstone and Blue Water Energy are providing $500m to Siccar Point Energy, a new UK-focused oil company, in...

    15. August 13, 2014

      Kinder Morgan deal at the centre of price fixing court battle

      Rich Kinder, the Kinder Morgan founder who on Sunday unveiled a $44bn consolidation of a family of companies to create the...

    16. August 13, 2014

      SeaWorld: vultures and killer whales

      SeaWorld Entertainment’s management is bullish about the future. Why, then, did the theme-park operator drastically cut its...

    17. beyondbrics

      August 12, 2014

      India REITs approval seen as big boost to property sector

      The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) gave its final approval this week for Real Estate Investment Trusts...

    18. August 11, 2014

      Shell: dry run

      An investment is a speculation gone awry. Reports that Shell will sell to Blackstone its 50 per cent stake in its...

    19. August 11, 2014

      Blackstone takes control of Alliance Automotive for €440m

      Blackstone has taken control of automotive parts distributor Alliance Automotive amid signs that the European car market is...

    20. August 10, 2014

      Blackstone nears $1.2bn deal for Shell gas stake

      Royal Dutch Shell is preparing to dispose of its 50 per cent stake in a Louisiana gasfield to Blackstone for $1.2bn, as the...

    21. August 10, 2014

      Blackstone invests to edge out Wall Street

      Blackstone is stepping up its investments in data and technology companies that will enable it to bypass its traditional...

    22. August 10, 2014

      Fees boost private equity’s Wall St clout

      Private equity companies have paid a record 32 per cent of US investment banking fees so far this year, in a sign of the...

    23. August 7, 2014

      KKR, Blackstone and TPG pay $325m to settle collusion lawsuit

      KKR, Blackstone and TPG have agreed to pay $325m to settle a lawsuit that accused seven private equity groups of conspiring...

    24. August 6, 2014

      China Life poised to take $250m stake in TPG

      China Life is set to inject $250m into TPG, in one of the first Chinese investments in the buyout industry since CIC took a...

    25. August 3, 2014

      Osmond considers bid for Strada

      Hugh Osmond, the entrepreneur who floated PizzaExpress two decades ago, is considering a bid for ailing Italian restaurant...

    26. August 3, 2014

      Corporate Italy’s new number rings out at Telecom Italia

      Giuseppe Recchi, the recently appointed chairman of Telecom Italia, lost his last job as part of the three-yearly process by...

    27. August 3, 2014

      Aviva plans to cut millions from tax bill

      Aviva is drawing up plans to reduce its annual tax bill by tens of millions of pounds after the insurance group paid almost...

    28. August 3, 2014

      Private equity eyes drug brands purchase

      Private equity groups are exploring a $10bn plan to buy hundreds of older drug brands from GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi and...

    29. July 24, 2014

      KKR steps up in-house investments

      KKR generated more than 40 per cent of its second-quarter earnings from its capital markets operations and from investments...

    30. July 18, 2014

      Checking in on Blackstone's Hilton trade

      On Thursday, our colleague Henny Sender reported on Blackstone’s strong second-quarter earnings (assets under management...

    31. July 17, 2014

      Blackstone attracts $62bn capital inflow

      Blackstone‘s goal of having $500bn of assets under management moved closer as the group increased the total sum it manages...

    32. July 11, 2014

      Friends Life to take £40m hit after Lombard sale

      Friends Life is to take a £40m hit after agreeing to sell its Luxembourg-based tax planning arm Lombard to investment group...

    33. July 1, 2014

      Buyout trio weighs bid for Lafarge and Holcim’s $5bn asset sale

      Blackstone, Cinven and a Canadian pension fund are exploring a joint bid for €5bn worth of assets earmarked for sale by...

    34. June 30, 2014

      Blackstone plans its own investment platform

      Blackstone, the world’s largest allocator of capital to hedge funds, is preparing an overhaul of its $58bn fund of hedge...

    35. June 23, 2014

      Best days of private equity firms could lie in the past

      In mid-June, Blackstone held its second ever investor day in a valiant effort to coax its share price higher. Seven years...

    36. June 16, 2014

      Hillshire Brands moves to end Pinnacle Foods acquisition

      The board of Hillshire Brands has withdrawn its recommendation to acquire frozen foods maker Pinnacle Foods, clearing the...

    37. June 13, 2014

      Amaya Gaming buys PokerStars and Full Tilt in $4.9bn deal

      Amaya Gaming is betting that online gambling will take hold in the US with a bold $4.9bn acquisition of PokerStars and Full...

    38. 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...

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