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    1. March 30, 2015

      Five-year itch in shipping and PE marriage

      It should have been an ideal match. When banks, stung by the financial crisis and huge losses, stopped lavishing as much...

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      March 25, 2015

      Guest post: the man behind the ChemChina-Pirelli deal

      By Joel Backaler, Author of “China Goes West” On March 22, China National Chemical Corporation (CNCC) reached an agreement...

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    1. March 24, 2015

      Versace profits soar 27% after rush of store openings

      Net profit at Italian fashion brand Versace rose 27 per cent per cent to €23.6m last year after a slew of store openings and...

    2. March 24, 2015

      Private equity begins to entice ordinary investors

      Beyond the public markets, where company share prices blink on trading screens on a second-by-second basis, there is a world...

    3. March 20, 2015

      Buyout groups hunt for energy targets

      Private equity groups including Carlyle and Blackstone are to deploy billions of dollars in a hunt for acquisitions across...

    4. March 16, 2015

      Private equity groups switch to clearing out assets

      If private equity is selling, beware of buying, goes one investing adage. This year the market has been confronting an...

    5. March 16, 2015

      Blackstone looks to check out from Center Parcs

      Blackstone Group has put the Center Parcs rural resorts business up for sale. Center Parcs, which runs five holiday villages...

    6. March 9, 2015

      Titans turn attention to Silicon Valley

      The mood at the big SuperReturn private equity conference in Berlin at the end of February was not exactly ebullient. The...

    7. March 8, 2015

      Blackstone eyes $1.5bn Willis Tower deal

      Blackstone, the world’s biggest real estate investor, is set to buy one of the world’s best-known buildings, Chicago’s...

    8. March 5, 2015

      US oil industry needs capital to keep flowing

      The world may run on oil, but the oil industry runs on money. The US shale boom would not have been possible without a huge...

    9. February 16, 2015

      Battle over carcass of Energy Future Holdings heats up

      A battle between creditors of Energy Future Holdings, the Texas electricity company that was the largest ever leveraged...

    10. February 1, 2015

      CRH to acquire €6.5bn in cement assets from Holcim and Lafarge

      CRH, the Irish cement company, has made its biggest acquisition to date, reaching a deal to acquire €6.5bn in assets being...

    11. January 28, 2015

      Smaller oil explorers’ borrowing costs soar as crude prices fall

      Investors are dumping bonds in oil and gas explorers seen as most vulnerable to the plunge in crude prices, with borrowing...

    12. January 26, 2015

      Dalian Wanda earmarks $1bn for Australia property expansion

      Dalian Wanda, the real estate group owned by China’s second-richest man, has accelerated its overseas expansion by outlining...

    13. January 7, 2015

      Caesars owners seek way out of gambling debt

      When Apollo Global Management and TPG Capital paid almost $30bn for the operator of Las Vegas casinos including Caesars...

    14. January 6, 2015

      Oil industry turmoil cuts both ways for buyout firms

      Linn Energy appeared to be one of the US oil companies most at risk from plunging crude prices last year. Structured as a...

    15. January 5, 2015

      Oil and gas capex: patience and virtue

      There are worse things than being an oil and gas producer in era of crashing commodity prices. Being an oil and gas producer...

    16. December 12, 2014

      SeaWorld chief steps down after grim year

      SeaWorld Entertainment capped a grim year of declining attendances and continuing negative publicity over its treatment of...

    17. December 10, 2014

      Comment: The benchmark of success

      There is a lot of interest in benchmarks these days, as exemplified by the London Stock Exchange Group recent purchase of...

    18. December 1, 2014

      Blackstone hunts for Reits it can take private

      Blackstone is looking for publicly listed real estate investment trusts to take private when it starts investing its latest...

    19. November 19, 2014

      Blackstone eyes longer-life buyout fund

      Blackstone has become the second large buyout group to consider establishing a separate private equity fund with a longer...

    20. November 9, 2014

      Alternative funds: priced to go

      “Alternative” asset management sounds cool and slightly technological. The term evokes alternative rock and...

    21. November 4, 2014

      Blackstone nears $8bn sale of IndCor unit

      Blackstone’s real estate arm is close to selling its portfolio of US industrial warehouses to a group of investors led by...

    22. November 3, 2014

      Blackstone and PAI seal sale of United Biscuits to Turkish group Yildiz

      The private equity owners of United Biscuits have sold the British maker of Jaffa Cakes to Yildiz Holding of Turkey, in a...

    23. October 31, 2014

      Sanofi chairman to roll sleeves up again after chief’s departure

      When Serge Weinberg started as Sanofi chairman in 2010, the French pharmaceuticals company looked to be hitting its stride....

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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,...

    29. 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....

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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