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    1. August 8, 2014

      A tawdry trade that tarnishes German justice

      Iactually find this capitalist system good,” the Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone told Germany’s Bild newspaper...

    2. July 23, 2014

      CVC raises new fund to target technology companies

      CVC Capital Partners, the European private equity group that last year amassed $15bn for leveraged buyouts, is raising a...

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    1. July 17, 2014

      CVC to extract further $360m from Formula One

      CVC Capital Partners will extract a further $360m from Formula One under the terms of a debt refinancing deal that will...

    2. June 17, 2014

      Private equity steps up pace of ‘pass the parcel’

      CVC Capital Partners and Leonard Green have won a bidding battle to acquire a Californian marketing agency from rival Apax –...

    3. June 11, 2014

      US investors to take control of Autobar

      Control of Autobar, the UK food and drink vending machine company, will pass from buyout house CVC Capital Partners to a...

    4. May 21, 2014

      Saga trims float price range

      Saga’s backers have failed to drum up enough interest in the cruises-to-insurance group’s listing to secure a £2.5bn...

    5. May 16, 2014

      Should you buy in to the private equity buyout kings?

      Private equity has invaded our daily lives. During a typical day, you may buy sandwiches or coffee at Pret A Manger, a chain...

    6. May 14, 2014

      Judge delays cross-examination of key witness in F1 chief trial

      Peter Noll, the German judge presiding over Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone’s trial on bribery charges, decided on...

    7. May 13, 2014

      Former banker tells court of Formula One chief’s $80m offer

      Bernie Ecclestone originally offered a German banker $80m to facilitate the sale of a 47 per cent stake in Formula One to...

    8. May 9, 2014

      Ecclestone told banker: ‘I will take care of you’, court hears

      Bernie Ecclestone promised a German banker: “I will take care of you”, in the run-up to the sale of the bank’s Formula One...

    9. April 27, 2014

      Spire’s PE owners weigh listing for hospital operator

      The private equity owner of Spire is weighing a listing of the UK private hospital operator, while also holding talks with...

    10. April 23, 2014

      Saga gears up for road to IPO

      Insurance-to-travel group Saga is putting the finishing touches to a multibillion-pound flotation, joining a flock of...

    11. April 13, 2014

      Germany’s Symrise wins battle for French foodmaker Diana

      Symrise, a listed German aroma chemicals maker, has won a battle for French food ingredients maker Diana, agreeing a deal...

    12. April 7, 2014

      KKR joins buyout clamour to catch digital wave

      KKR is considering a specialist fund to invest in fast-growing technology companies – joining a late scramble by global...

    13. April 6, 2014

      Ecclestone faces a tricky F1 summer

      Bernie Ecclestone spreads out a diary planner on to a table in his Knightsbridge headquarters and exclaims: “That’s the sort...

    14. April 6, 2014

      Ecclestone seeks to regain grip on F1

      Bernie Ecclestone has said he would like to regain control of F1 in partnership with leading teams such as Ferrari, even as...

    15. March 23, 2014

      Movers & shakers: March 24

      ● Alexandra Altinger has been appointed as chief executive of SandAire, which is joining forces with Lord North Street to...

    16. March 13, 2014

      F1 season opens with sense of farce

      There is an odd-looking shape to Formula One cars this season. Safety concerns have brought a “nose job” at the front of the...

    17. March 13, 2014

      FIA’s Todt supports F1 boss Ecclestone ahead of bribery trial

      Jean Todt, president of F1’s governing body the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, and Bernie Ecclestone, F1...

    18. March 9, 2014

      Rival bids for Diana value food group at €1.2bn

      Symrise, a listed German aroma chemicals maker, and Ajinomoto, a Japanese producer of seasonings and curry sauces, have...

    19. March 3, 2014

      Bernie Ecclestone prepares for Formula One departure

      Bernie Ecclestone is preparing the ground for his eventual departure from Formula One, saying he will not be able to run it...

    20. February 3, 2014

      John Malone in talks with CVC over F1 stake

      US cable billionaire John Malone has approached the principal shareholder in Formula One about buying a stake in the motor...

    21. FT Alphaville

      January 20, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      The UK Treasury has given extra funding to the Serious Fraud Office to bolster its criminal investigation into alleged...

    22. January 19, 2014

      CVC sits on $20bn war chest

      CVC Capital Partners, the European private equity house that owns Formula One, has the biggest pile of cash to spend on...

    23. January 10, 2014

      Apollo raises largest private equity fund since credit crash

      Apollo Global Management has highlighted investors’ revived appetite for private equity by raising the largest fund since...

    24. 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...

    25. November 26, 2013

      Private equity keeps $789bn of powder dry

      Private equity groups are holding more cash for acquisitions than they had at the height of the leveraged buyout boom, in...

    26. November 25, 2013

      Carlyle relives boom years with $13bn fundraising

      The Carlyle Group has underlined the return of the large buyout funds that were a trademark of the boom years after it...

    27. November 18, 2013

      Court told that Ecclestone ‘forgot’ $44m of alleged bribes

      Formula One: Timeline on Constantin Medien case Donald Mackenzie, co-founder of Formula One owner CVC, said he found it...

    28. October 27, 2013

      Bernie Ecclestone back in legal spotlight

      Bernie Ecclestone is set to return to the witness box, this time in a civil lawsuit starting in London on Tuesday that will...

    29. October 21, 2013

      Merlin Entertainments heads for London listing

      Merlin Entertainments has announced eagerly-awaited plans to float on the London stock market in a deal which could value...

    30. October 11, 2013

      Request to delay Ecclestone’s UK civil trial rejected

      An attempt to delay the start of a high-profile civil trial centring around Bernie Ecclestone and the sale of F1 has been...

    31. October 9, 2013

      Saga’s planned £3bn listing will mark split with Acromas

      The private equity owners of UK insurer and travel specialist Saga are preparing to list the £3bn company as soon as in the...

    32. September 20, 2013

      German court delays Bernie Ecclestone’s trial decision

      A decision by a Munich court on whether to bring Bernie Ecclestone to trial on bribery charges has been delayed until next...

    33. September 17, 2013

      Leveraged buyout groups refinance record debt

      Private equity groups have refinanced a record amount of debt to lock in to low interest rates, before a phasing out of...

    34. September 14, 2013

      Rivals bid for bathroom fittings maker Grohe

      FRANKFURT, Sept 14 – Three peers of Europe’s biggest bathroom equipment maker, Grohe, submitted final offers for the...

    35. September 12, 2013

      UK Royal Mail privatisation has been on the cards for 20 years

      Ministers have been eyeing privatisation of Royal Mail for more than two decades. If the latest attempt is successful, Vince...

    36. September 2, 2013

      Charterhouse shows mixed prospects for dealmaking

      Charterhouse has underscored the mixed prospects for UK private equity dealmaking as the buyout house comes close to...

    37. August 25, 2013

      CVC Capital’s formula ensures pole position

      “The herd is betting on black” is how James Moore, co-head of UBS’s private funds group, describes the frenzy of investors...

    38. August 19, 2013

      CVC buys Moneybookers in its fourth European takeover this year

      Buyout group CVC Capital Partners has agreed to buy Skrill Group, the online payment company that operates under the...

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