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      MBK Partners closes in on $6bn Tesco Korea deal

      Tesco has named a consortium led by South Korean buyout group MBK Partners as the preferred bidder for its business in...

    2. September 1, 2015

      Carlyle to buy Innovation Group for £500m

      British insurance claims technology company Innovation Group has agreed a buyout by Carlyle Group, the US private...

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    1. August 21, 2015

      Buyout teams compete for Tesco’s Korea business

      Three private equity consortiums are poised to submit final bids in the £4bn auction for Tesco’s Korean business....

    2. August 17, 2015

      Carlyle considers shutting $4bn credit hedge fund

      Carlyle is considering shutting its $4bn credit hedge fund Claren Road after investors asked to pull almost half of...

    3. August 11, 2015

      Carlyle leads $8bn Veritas buyout from Symantec

      Carlyle has agreed to buy Symantec’s Veritas data storage business for $8bn in the largest private equity technology...

    4. July 29, 2015

      Carlyle and Apollo continue investment exit strategy

      US buyout groups Carlyle Group and Apollo Global Management continued to exit investments at a rapid pace in the second...

    5. July 13, 2015

      Graze hungry for high street presence

      The online snacks brand Graze goes physical on Monday when its boxed nibbles will be sold in shops for the first time,...

    6. June 28, 2015

      Wu Hai, founder, Crystal Orange hotel group: Rebel with a cause

      When Wu Hai entered Zhongnanhai, the Beijing compound where China’s top leaders live and work, he was struck by how...

    7. 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...

    8. June 22, 2015

      Pressure on private equity to spend cash

      Blackstone celebrated its eighth anniversary as a public company over the weekend. That it has just raised yet another...

    9. June 11, 2015

      Time for private equity chiefs to prepare next generation

      Generation game looms for private equity bosses They oversaw private equity’s blaze of glory for three decades,...

    10. June 8, 2015

      Sam Laidlaw to lead private equity push into oil and gas

      Sam Laidlaw, former chief executive of Centrica, is to lead a push by private equity into oil and gas, taking charge of...

    11. June 8, 2015

      Sam Laidlaw-led private equity vehicle to focus on energy assets

      There has been plenty of talk about private equity embarking on a big acquisition drive in energy but, so far at least,...

    12. June 3, 2015

      Focus Media set for China backdoor listing

      Focus Media Holding, a Chinese billboard company that abandoned its New York listing after an attack by a prominent...

    13. May 25, 2015

      The Carlyle Group: greener grass

      For corporate finance types — bankers, portfolio managers, chief financial officers — the dream job has long been...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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....

    20. 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...

    21. 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”...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. November 9, 2014

      Alternative funds: priced to go

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

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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