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    1. December 18, 2014

      Ecclestone back on F1 board

      Bernie Ecclestone has retained his position as Formula One chief executive and worked his way back on to the F1 board, but...

    2. December 16, 2014

      Ecclestone wins battle for control of F1

      Bernie Ecclestone has won his battle to retain control of Formula One after ex-Diageo chief executive Paul Walsh walked away...

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    1. Special Report: The Business of Formula One 2012

      Divers’ championship: Vettel claims third straight world title Picture slideshow: Ima...
    2. The Business of Formula One

      The sport is suffering a crisis. Funds are lacking for some - two of the smaller teams...
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    1. December 11, 2014

      Ecclestone vows to maintain iron grip on Formula One

      Bernie Ecclestone came out fighting against plans to clip his wings as Formula One chief executive and made clear he had no...

    2. December 4, 2014

      F1 positioned for a new face in the driving seat

      Donald Mackenzie recently decided to gather Formula One’s great and good for a shooting party on his retreat in Hampshire...

    3. December 4, 2014

      Sky Bet a successful accumulator for Darroch, trophy asset builder

      CVC made Jeremy Darroch an offer he could not refuse. The private equity business is purchasing the online gaming arm of Sky...

    4. December 4, 2014

      Sky cashes in lead stake in gambling unit

      Sky has added £600m in cash to its financial firepower by selling an 80 per cent stake in its Sky Bet gambling business, as...

    5. December 3, 2014

      Ex-Diageo chief Paul Walsh lined up to be F1 chairman

      Ex-Diageo chief executive Paul Walsh is being lined up to become chairman of the Formula One board, a move that could signal...

    6. November 14, 2014

      CVC finds creative ways to attract the biggest investors

      CVC Capital Partners, Europe’s largest buyout group, is setting up a separate private equity fund for its biggest investors...

    7. November 7, 2014

      Formula One’s profits spread sees small teams stall

      Poverty is stalking Formula One. Nearly 6,000 miles from this weekend’s São Paulo Grand Prix, 200 members of the Marussia F1...

    8. October 30, 2014

      Ecclestone stays in driving seat through trials and tribulations

      Back in January, the identity of the future owners and managers of Formula One was anyone’s guess. Bernie Ecclestone, F1’s...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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 –...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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