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  2. April 14, 2014

    KKR to flip Ipreo for $975m

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  1. April 10, 2014

    Colony chief defends rental bonds as $513m issue closes

    The head of Colony American Homes sought to quell concerns about the credibility of the single-family rental housing sector...

  2. April 9, 2014

    Ally Financial prices $2.4bn IPO at bottom of range

    Ally Financial raised $2.38bn from its initial public offering, enabling the US government to recoup the amount it spent on...

  3. April 7, 2014

    Alternative lenders ramp up risky home loans

    Hedge funds, private equity houses and other alternative lenders are making big bets on the UK housing market by backing...

  4. April 4, 2014

    Blackstone Asia chief returning to US

    Michael Chae, who was sent to head up Blackstone’s Asian private equity operations three years ago, is returning to the US...

  5. Material World

    March 27, 2014

    Versace: A quick take on today's earnings

    More signs of the luxury industry shrugging of a slowdown in sales in China. Versace reported its net profit jumped by...

  6. March 27, 2014

    Russian fund taps China and Middle East

    Russia’s $10bn state-backed fund has tapped Chinese and Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund money in a bid to show it can...

  7. March 26, 2014

    Securitisation industry lobbies on rental properties

    Investment vehicles that have snapped up billions of dollars worth of distressed houses with the goal of turning them into...

  8. March 14, 2014

    Apollo-led group set to take control of Tragus from Blackstone

    The Café Rouge brasseries are set to change hands for the fourth time in 12 years. A group led by US distress investor...

  9. March 13, 2014

    Housebuilder Miller Group considers IPO

    Miller Group has fired the gun on a process that could lead to an initial public offering, with the UK’s biggest privately...

  10. 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,...

  11. March 1, 2014

    Colony backs Irish tycoon in hotels feud

    Patrick McKillen, the Irish investor who has been locked in a drawn out battle with the UK’s Barclay Brothers for control of...

  12. February 28, 2014

    Aviva chief scoops up Stoddard from Blackstone as finance chief

    Mark Wilson, chief executive of Aviva, has poached another associate from his time working in Asia, appointing a leading...

  13. February 28, 2014

    Blackstone investment heralds new era for Versace

    Donatella Versace woke up her chief executive Gian Giacomo Ferraris on Thursday at 6.30am with a text message. “Fasten your...

  14. February 28, 2014

    Versace deal highlights appeal for buyout groups

    Private equity investors may not be best suited to grasp why shearling and faux fur coats will inundate the streets of...

  15. February 27, 2014

    Top ratings of rental-backed bonds under fire

    New bonds backed by rental income from thousands of single-family homes in the US do not yet deserve the highest available...

  16. February 27, 2014

    Blackstone agrees to take 20% stake in Versace

    Blackstone has agreed to inject cash into Italian luxury designer Versace to help the family-owned company boost its...

  17. FT Alphaville

    February 27, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE We have a caption competition, to celebrate RBS moving in a (‘nother) new direction....

  18. February 26, 2014

    Blackstone nears deal to buy into Versace

    US buyout house Blackstone is nearing agreement to buy a minority stake in Italian luxury group Versace, in a move...

  19. February 25, 2014

    TPG Capital co-founder David Bonderman ‘contemplates’ IPO

    TPG Capital co-founder David Bonderman said he was “contemplating” an initial public offering for his private equity group,...

  20. February 24, 2014

    KKR receives PE bids of close to $800m for Ipreo

    KKR has received bids for Ipreo, a capital markets data and software provider for banks, from rival buyout groups Blackstone...

  21. February 18, 2014

    MetLife to quit market with sale to Rothesay

    Another UK corporate pensions insurer is to quit the market after MetLife agreed to sell its bulk annuity business to...

  22. January 30, 2014

    Blackstone to pursue retail investors

    Blackstone reported a 26 per cent jump in assets under management and promised an expanded push to attract retail investors...

  23. January 24, 2014

    Rate support for leveraged buyouts fades

    When Hilton went public at the end of last year, its listing was great news for its owners at Blackstone. It was also good...

  24. The World

    January 22, 2014

    Davos debates: China corruption crackdown

    By Martin Arnold, Banking Editor, in Davos The first of many debates about China at Davos this year made an unexpectedly...

  25. January 10, 2014

    Apax considers sale of Travelex stake

    Travelex’s private equity owner is considering a sale of its stake in the world’s biggest operator of airport foreign...

  26. January 7, 2014

    Blackstone builds Indian real estate empire

    The public debut of Hilton Hotels in December capped one of private equity’s most lucrative deals for Blackstone, which...

  27. January 7, 2014

    Ship comes in for US tanker investors

    Bonds in Overseas Shipholding Group, which was forced by debt and plunging international tanker rates to file for bankruptcy...

  28. December 30, 2013

    Disney leads US stock gainers

    Walt Disney gained 2.5 per cent to $76.23 as the best performer on both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500...

  29. December 30, 2013

    Blackstone to invest $200m in Crocs

    Crocs’ chief executive is to stand down and Blackstone will invest $200m in the US-based shoemaker as it continues to try to...

  30. December 27, 2013

    Private equity IPOs tempt investors with frequent bounce

    Shares in private equity-backed companies listing this year have risen 18.6 per cent, a performance that will fuel...

  31. December 24, 2013

    Carlyle in exclusive talks to buy J&J blood testing unit

    Carlyle has entered exclusive talks with Johnson & Johnson to buy its blood testing unit in what would be about a $4bn deal,...

  32. December 19, 2013

    High prices keep buyout bosses guessing

    How to do deals in what looks like a seller’s market? With nearly $800bn to invest , of which $140bn is expiring next year,...

  33. December 18, 2013

    Centrica sells US power stations

    Centrica will return £420m to shareholders following the sale of three gas-fired power stations owned by its US subsidiary...

  34. December 16, 2013

    Blackstone shifts its private equity chief in India

    The head of Blackstone’s private equity operations in India is to be moved to a non-executive role and will be replaced by...

  35. December 13, 2013

    Steady steps for modest Hilton chief

    If Conrad Hilton, the founder of the eponymous hospitality group, had run into Chris Nassetta in the lobby of one of his...

  36. December 12, 2013

    Warm reception for Hilton debut

    Hilton Worldwide’s shares jumped 7.5 per cent per cent on their stock market debut on Thursday, marking a turnround for the...

  37. FT Alphaville

    December 11, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - David Wessell on the evolution of economic sanctions. - Heidi Moore on the winners and losers in...

  38. December 11, 2013

    Hilton IPO prices near top of the range to raise $2.35bn

    Six years after one of the largest leveraged buyouts ever, Blackstone is set to return Hilton Worldwide to the US market...

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