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    1. 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...

    2. August 9, 2015

      Junior creditors close to taking control at Oncor

      An agreement giving junior creditors control of Oncor, the regulated US utility that is part of Energy Futures...

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    1. August 7, 2015

      $19bn asset deal widens Apollo’s reach

      Apollo Global Management is taking control of a $19bn portfolio of real estate investments trusts and credit products,...

    2. August 2, 2015

      Movers & shakers: August 3

      ● Laurence “LT” Tosi, the chief financial officer of Blackstone, the private equity group, is moving to Airbnb to...

    3. July 30, 2015

      Goldman to securitise Blackstone property loan

      Goldman Sachs is securitising a loan to Blackstone backed by commercial real estate across the UK, highlighting a...

    4. July 16, 2015

      Falling markets hit Blackstone profits

      Blackstone, the world’s largest manager of private investments, did not escape recent turmoil on public markets in the...

    5. July 15, 2015

      Rake’s move to be chairman of Worldpay signals IPO

      Fresh from the bloodletting on the board of Barclays, Sir Mike Rake’s next task may be heading one of the biggest UK...

    6. July 12, 2015

      Reit investors see a buy signal in cells

      At a private prison in the US, a group of men is being escorted through the bare corridors. But instead of being told...

    7. July 6, 2015

      Private equity embraces Italian fashion revival

      Italian fashion is back in vogue with private equity. The acquisition of Roberto Cavalli by Italian private equity...

    8. June 22, 2015

      Pressure on private equity to spend cash

      Blackstone celebrated its eighth anniversary as a public company over the weekend. That it has just raised yet another...

    9. June 18, 2015

      Jimmy Lee, investment banker and dealmaker, 1952-2015

      Jimmy Lee, the vice-chairman of JPMorgan Chase, was best known for making deals, from IBM’s first syndicated loan in...

    10. June 11, 2015

      Time for private equity chiefs to prepare next generation

      Generation game looms for private equity bosses They oversaw private equity’s blaze of glory for three decades,...

    11. June 8, 2015

      Sam Laidlaw-led private equity vehicle to focus on energy assets

      There has been plenty of talk about private equity embarking on a big acquisition drive in energy but, so far at least,...

    12. June 8, 2015

      Kensington completes £508m loan deal

      Kensington Mortgages, the specialist UK lender, has completed a £508m securitisation, underscoring a growing role for...

    13. June 2, 2015

      Canada’s Brookfield buys UK holiday resort group Center Parcs

      Center Parcs has been bought by Brookfield Property Partners for an undisclosed sum, after previous owner Blackstone...

    14. May 27, 2015

      Serco appoints City veteran Sir Roy Gardner as chairman

      Serco has appointed the City veteran Sir Roy Gardner as chairman as the outsourcing company seeks to repair its...

    15. May 22, 2015

      Co-founder of Blackstone’s GSO unit quits

      The revolving door at Blackstone is beginning to spin after the world’s biggest private equity group announced the...

    16. May 21, 2015

      Talks over planned takeover of Crystal Palace break down

      Talks over a planned takeover of Crystal Palace FC, the mid-ranked Premier League club, by a group of American...

    17. May 19, 2015

      Serco close to selling its Indian business

      Serco is close to selling its Indian business processing division to private equity as Rupert Soames, chief executive,...

    18. May 15, 2015

      The Schwarzman school of philanthropy

      Something completely unexpected happened to me this week. As I was sipping my coffee one morning, Steve Schwarzman...

    19. May 13, 2015

      Eurozone debt sales set for rebound

      US companies are coaxing eurozone debt markets back to life after the recent rise in bond yields squeezed credit sales...

    20. 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...

    21. May 6, 2015

      Blackstone and KKR join race for GE unit

      Blackstone, KKR, Apollo and Ares are among at least five groups expected to make an offer to acquire General Electric’s...

    22. April 29, 2015

      Taubman lures more dealmakers to boutique

      A former Morgan Stanley dealmaker has lured three senior European bankers to a new partnership incorporating...

    23. 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...

    24. April 20, 2015

      $5.9bn deal fuels hot property M&A market

      Prologis, one of the world’s largest industrial property landlords, has agreed to buy KTR Capital, a real estate...

    25. April 19, 2015

      Rothesay Life gears up for a potential £3bn IPO

      Construction workers are still putting the finishing touches on the Leadenhall Building, the City of London high-rise...

    26. April 16, 2015

      Blackstone’s assets under management break $300bn barrier

      Blackstone has become the first alternative investment manager to surpass $300bn in assets, underlining the scale of...

    27. April 13, 2015

      GE Capital: Garage sale

      When the palace has a garage sale, shoppers can find a gem. On Friday, General Electric announced it would divest most...

    28. April 10, 2015

      GE returns to its industrial roots

      General Electric has launched a radical plan to dispose of most of its financial services operations and return to its...

    29. April 9, 2015

      GE to sell most of its $30bn property portfolio

      General Electric is an advanced talks to sell most of its $30bn real estate portfolio to Blackstone and Wells Fargo,...

    30. April 6, 2015

      Fundraising and dealmaking activity boost N+1 Singer profits

      N+1 Singer has become the latest City stockbroker to report a boost in profits last year as fundraising and dealmaking...

    31. 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...

    32. beyondbrics

      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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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....

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