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      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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. November 9, 2014

      Alternative funds: priced to go

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

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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....

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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,...

    16. 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....

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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