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      Focus Media set for China backdoor listing

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    2. May 25, 2015

      The Carlyle Group: greener grass

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    1. May 11, 2015

      Mike Cavanagh quits Carlyle to join Comcast

      Mike Cavanagh, the former heir apparent to Jamie Dimon at JPMorgan Chase, has quit Carlyle after less than a year to join...

    2. April 29, 2015

      French tax ruling dents Carlyle quarterly profits

      Carlyle’s profits dropped in the first quarter despite an increase in the value of investments and a buoyant market for...

    3. April 3, 2015

      Pimco’s losses are Carlyle’s gain

      Carlyle, the private equity firm, has emerged as one of the big winners from management turmoil at Pimco, as bond managers...

    4. March 30, 2015

      Abraaj raises $1.3bn for African investment funds

      Emerging markets private equity group Abraaj has raised more than $1.3bn for two funds investing in Africa, the largest...

    5. 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 world...

    6. 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. The...

    7. February 11, 2015

      Carlyle spies opportunity in energy rout

      Carlyle said it will raise more money for investing in energy companies hit by the plunge in oil prices, even as it joined...

    8. February 9, 2015

      Sienna Capital backs activism with Primestone investment

      One of Europe’s biggest investment firms has backed an attempt by former Carlyle partners to bring “constructive”...

    9. January 12, 2015

      South Korean cable TV group C&M put up for sale

      The private equity owners of South Korean cable television group C&M have instructed Goldman Sachs to begin soliciting...

    10. January 5, 2015

      Anixter puts fasteners unit on auction block

      Anixter International, the electrical equipment maker backed by Sam Zell, has put its fasteners division up for sale a year...

    11. December 10, 2014

      Comment: The benchmark of success

      There is a lot of interest in benchmarks these days, as exemplified by the London Stock Exchange Group recent purchase of...

    12. December 2, 2014

      M&A activity hots up in Africa as investors bet on growth

      Concerns on the scale of the Ebola crisis, current levels of political unrest and plunging commodity prices would have sent...

    13. November 30, 2014

      The week: December 1

      US financial advisers are battling changes to consumer protection rules that they fear will disrupt sales of retirement...

    14. November 26, 2014

      Carlyle makes first investment in South Africa

      Carlyle, one of the world’s largest private equity groups, has made its first investment in South Africa just days after...

    15. November 24, 2014

      Carlyle makes maiden investment in Nigeria

      Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity houses, has made its first investment in Nigeria, spending nearly...

    16. November 20, 2014

      Euromoney aims for more acquisitions after Dealogic buy-out

      Euromoney is looking to acquire more financial information providers, after taking a $59m stake in the recent buy-out of...

    17. 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...

    18. November 14, 2014

      Uber threat hits Addison Lee sale

      US buyout group Carlyle has abandoned plans to sell Addison Lee after offers for the British cab service fell short of its...

    19. November 9, 2014

      Alternative funds: priced to go

      “Alternative” asset management sounds cool and slightly technological. The term evokes alternative rock and...

    20. November 5, 2014

      Carlyle leads $700m acquisition of Dealogic

      Dealogic has become the latest financial information group to fall into private equity hands, after Carlyle led a $700m...

    21. October 23, 2014

      Ascent of Uber casts shadow on sale of Addison Lee

      Uber’s rapid ascent in the UK has cast a cloud over the planned sale of Addison Lee after potential bidders raised questions...

    22. September 25, 2014

      Singapore’s GIC poised to buy large RAC stake

      GIC, the Singaporean sovereign wealth fund, is poised to become one of two major shareholders at RAC, derailing plans to...

    23. September 22, 2014

      Canada pension fund in Paris property drive

      One of Canada’s biggest pension funds is stepping into the continental European property market by making its first Paris...

    24. September 19, 2014

      Scotland vote set to unleash London IPOs

      Scotland’s decision to remain part of the United Kingdom will help kick-start London listings that had been put on hold in...

    25. September 18, 2014

      GNC fields interest from buyout groups

      GNC, the vitamin retailer, has considered a possible sale after receiving attention from private equity suitors just weeks...

    26. September 14, 2014

      Movers & shakers: September 15

      Pimco taps Deutsche and Goldman to expand property team Pimco is transferring Joshua Anderson, pictured, from its...

    27. September 1, 2014

      Carlyle enlists Sir Michael Rake to drive planned RAC flotation

      Carlyle has enlisted Sir Michael Rake, the president of the Confederation of British Industry, to spearhead the planned...

    28. August 31, 2014

      Carlyle settles to avoid trial by jury

      Carlyle has brought to an end allegations that the world’s largest private equity groups conspired to fix the prices of...

    29. August 25, 2014

      South Korea’s MBK strikes deal to sell Taiwan TV broadcaster

      Taiwan’s Wei family is set to take control of the country’s largest cable TV broadcaster in a $2.4bn deal that is the latest...

    30. August 18, 2014

      Investors buy junk bond recovery more time

      Last week Carlyle went to the debt markets to raise $3bn for its $5bn purchase of Acosta Sales & Marketing. The financing...

    31. August 13, 2014

      Kinder Morgan deal at the centre of price fixing court battle

      Rich Kinder, the Kinder Morgan founder who on Sunday unveiled a $44bn consolidation of a family of companies to create the...

    32. August 12, 2014

      Private equity: second-hand business

      Taboo no more. For two decades buyout firms trying to sell entire funds (rather than single investments) to a rival would...

    33. August 10, 2014

      Private equity: goodbye to all that

      The mega-leveraged buyout frenzy of 2004-2008 should, apparently, have been even more disastrous than it was. A lawsuit from...

    34. August 10, 2014

      Fees boost private equity’s Wall St clout

      Private equity companies have paid a record 32 per cent of US investment banking fees so far this year, in a sign of the...

    35. August 7, 2014

      KKR, Blackstone and TPG pay $325m to settle collusion lawsuit

      KKR, Blackstone and TPG have agreed to pay $325m to settle a lawsuit that accused seven private equity groups of conspiring...

    36. July 30, 2014

      Carlyle nearly doubles second-quarter profit

      Carlyle, the world’s second largest private equity fund manager, said second-quarter profit nearly doubled, as the value of...

    37. June 30, 2014

      Healthscope A$2.6bn IPO set to be Australia’s biggest since 2010

      Healthscope, the Australian private hospital chain, will seek to raise up to A$2.6bn (US$2.5bn) from a stock market float...

    38. June 29, 2014

      Rothschild fund turns focus to Africa

      Edmond de Rothschild has amassed $530m for its first private equity fund focusing on deals in Africa, in the latest sign of...

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