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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. June 12, 2014

    Goldman and Bain pay $121m to settle buyout conspiracy case

    Goldman Sachs and Bain Capital paid $121m to settle a lawsuit alleging they conspired with other private equity firms to fix...

  10. June 4, 2014

    KKR seeks fertile ground in Ethiopia

    KKR, one of the world’s best known private equity groups, has made its first foray into Africa, investing $200m to buy a...

  11. June 4, 2014

    Bankers keen on Addison Lee listing

    Bankers have recommended Carlyle consider a listing of London’s minicab company Addison Lee, urging it to tap into a...

  12. June 3, 2014

    Carlyle in negotiations to take control of Homair Vacances

    US private equity investor Carlyle has entered into exclusive negotiations to take control of Homair Vacances, a French...

  13. June 1, 2014

    US watchdog triggers buyout group fee queries

    Private equity groups say they have been inundated with questions from concerned investors about fees and expenses in the...

  14. beyondbrics

    May 30, 2014

    From ‘Africa rising’ to ‘Africa watching’

    By Javier Blas and Andrew England Africa attracts monikers from international policymakers – and the odd journalist. It was...

  15. May 29, 2014

    Cyber security fears drive Palo Alto

    Shares of Palo Alto Networks, the cyber security software maker, surged after the company said fiscal third-quarter sales...

  16. 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...

  17. May 12, 2014

    Top banking jobs are turning into hot seats

    Pity the poor headhunters. Finding people to lead some of the world’s biggest banks is harder than most people think. The...

  18. May 12, 2014

    Nasdaq OMX rehires former finance chief Adena Friedman

    Nasdaq OMX has rehired its former chief financial officer Adena Friedman from Carlyle as the transatlantic exchanges...

  19. May 4, 2014

    Applus: testing times

    Spain’s back. The economy is improving and share prices are up. Right on cue, here come the private equity firms with plans...

  20. May 2, 2014

    AA and RAC buyout groups consider stake sales

    The UK’s two largest road assistance specialists could change hands this year as the private equity owners of the AA and the...

  21. April 30, 2014

    Carlyle warns over ‘ebullient’ credit markets

    Carlyle co-founder Bill Conway warned that yield-starved investors were snapping up credit securities without properly...

  22. April 22, 2014

    TPG snaps up Chinese hospital operator

    A private-equity bidding war for one of China’s highest-quality private hospital chains has ended with Chindex International...

  23. April 15, 2014

    Carlyle closes sub-Saharan Africa fund at $698m

    The Carlyle Group has closed its maiden private equity fund targeting sub-Saharan Africa at $698m, 40 per cent above target,...

  24. April 7, 2014

    UK’s RAC to promote ‘black boxes’ to its 2.5m members

    In 1901, the Royal Automobile Club used guides on bicycles to help its members avoid accidents. More than a century later,...

  25. 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...

  26. April 3, 2014

    Carlyle and PAI in talks to buy majority stake in Schneider unit

    Private equity groups Carlyle and PAI Partners have entered exclusive talks with Schneider Electric to buy a majority stake...

  27. April 2, 2014

    Buyout groups look to snap up energy assets

    Private equity groups, commodities traders and sovereign wealth funds look set to become bigger investors in energy markets...

  28. April 2, 2014

    Applus chooses Spanish IPO over private equity bid

    Spanish certification company Applus is to list on Spain’s main stock exchanges seven years after being purchased by US...

  29. April 1, 2014

    Ares hopes to raise $500m in IPO

    Ares Management, an alternative asset manager that oversees $74bn, has filed for a US initial public offering in a move that...

  30. March 31, 2014

    Private equity needs less of a shadowy existence

    The often shadowy world of private equity and the leveraged finance market that supports it, were twice thrust into the...

  31. March 30, 2014

    Private equity bonanza fails to materialise

    The holy trinity of abundant credit, buoyant stock markets and mounting cash piles in buyout funds has not yet translated...

  32. March 28, 2014

    Cavanagh to be paid $39m at Carlyle

    Mike Cavanagh, the outgoing co-head of investment banking at JPMorgan, will take an initial $39m in pay at his new job at...

  33. March 25, 2014

    JPMorgan executive Mike Cavanagh quits for Carlyle

    Mike Cavanagh, one of the favourites to succeed Jamie Dimon as chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, has quit the US bank to...

  34. March 14, 2014

    Carlyle and Louis Bacon invest in metals trader

    Carlyle, the private equity group, and Louis Bacon, the star hedge fund trader, are to acquire a majority stake in metals...

  35. March 9, 2014

    Movers & shakers: March 10

    ● National Commercial Bank has appointed Sarah Al-Suhaimi as chief executive of NCB Capital, its investment banking arm and...

  36. March 3, 2014

    Nine private equity founders share $2.5bn payday

    The nine founders of the four big listed US private equity companies took home more than $2.5bn between them last year, with...

  37. 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...

  38. February 28, 2014

    Private equity: reform fears

    Popular indignation is tolerable, so long as it doesn’t inspire legislation. Private equity has long appreciated this. A few...

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