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    1. July 21, 2015

      First Utility plans stock listing for early 2016

      First Utility, the UK’s biggest independent energy supplier, is to appoint investment banks to handle a stock market...

    2. June 26, 2015

      Stephen Ross, property billionaire

      It was four years ago, on a rainy Wednesday night in Miami, when Stephen Ross had the epiphany that would lead him to...

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    1. Special Report: The Business of Formula One 2012

      Divers’ championship: Vettel claims third straight world title Picture slideshow: Ima...
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    1. June 26, 2015

      Peugeot joins Formula E as sport revs up to take on F1

      As London prepares to host the last two races of the season for Formula E — the fledgling, all-electric rival to...

    2. June 25, 2015

      Hahn F1 move puts Ecclestone role in doubt

      Bernie Ecclestone’s future in Formula One has been thrown into doubt after it emerged that a director of the German...

    3. June 25, 2015

      Private equity lines up for Tesco’s South Korean unit Homeplus

      The sale of Tesco’s South Korean unit, valued at more than $7bn, has drawn offers from as many as eight preliminary...

    4. June 23, 2015

      US-Qatari move to take over Formula One

      The owner of the Miami Dolphins, the American football team, is teaming up with Qatar to take control of Formula One,...

    5. June 22, 2015

      CVC Capital and Temasek team up for Alvogen pharma deal

      The frenetic pace of consolidation in the global pharmaceutical business continued on Monday with the acquisition of a...

    6. June 16, 2015

      Goldman Sachs’s Alexander Dibelius trades banking for buyouts

      Alexander Dibelius, the Goldman Sachs dealmaker and one of the most renowned investment bankers in Germany, is to join...

    7. June 8, 2015

      Apollo in exclusive talks to buy glassmaker Verallia

      Apollo Global has entered exclusive talks to buy Saint-Gobain’s Verallia unit for €2.945bn, setting up a deal that...

    8. June 5, 2015

      Smaller F1 teams rev up for legal manoeuvre

      Division of F1 revenues shows sport’s financial gulf Tensions at the heart of Formula One racing are set to enter a...

    9. May 13, 2015

      Private equity funds eye stakes in Vocalink

      Private equity funds are eyeing stakes in Vocalink, which underpins Britain’s payment systems, as a new regulator...

    10. April 16, 2015

      South Africa’s Brait buys 80% stake in Virgin Active for £682m

      South African retail billionaire Christo Wiese is expanding into the booming global fitness market by snapping up...

    11. March 19, 2015

      CVC freezes Chinese restaurateur’s assets

      CVC Capital has secured a court order freezing the assets of a flamboyant Chinese restaurant owner who sold a majority...

    12. January 14, 2015

      CVC plans $4.9bn Sunrise listing

      European private equity group CVC Capital Partners is preparing an initial public offering of Sunrise, Switzerland’s...

    13. 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,...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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,...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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,...

    38. 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...

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