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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. November 9, 2014

      Alternative funds: priced to go

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

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. September 14, 2014

      Movers & shakers: September 15

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

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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