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  1. 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,...

  2. 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,...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. February 19, 2014

    Eli Lilly jumps after cancer drug trial

    Shares in Eli Lilly climbed after the US pharmaceuticals group said a study of a lung cancer treatment increased survival...

  16. February 19, 2014

    Carlyle buoyed by rising equity markets

    Carlyle joined listed private equity rivals Apollo, Blackstone and KKR by reporting strong fourth-quarter profits with...

  17. February 17, 2014

    EMs stay hooked on balm of Fed liquidity

    Appearing in a crowded lecture room at Harvard Business School in early February, Joe Baratta, the face of Blackstone’s...

  18. February 10, 2014

    Continental buys Veyance Technologies for €1.4bn

    Continental, the German tyre and car parts group, has agreed to acquire rubber and plastics technology group Veyance...

  19. January 16, 2014

    Carlyle joins M&A flurry with J&J unit purchase

    Carlyle, the private equity firm, has bought a unit of healthcare company Johnson & Johnson in a $4.15bn deal, joining the...

  20. January 14, 2014

    Opodo owners look to Spain for IPO

    Permira and Ardian are considering listing Europe’s largest online travel company in Madrid, highlighting investor...

  21. January 10, 2014

    Apollo raises largest private equity fund since credit crash

    Apollo Global Management has highlighted investors’ revived appetite for private equity by raising the largest fund since...

  22. January 5, 2014

    Carlyle and Fortress outline plans to tap retail investors

    Carlyle and Fortress Investment have revealed plans to further tap retail investors as private equity firms ramp up their...

  23. December 27, 2013

    Private equity IPOs tempt investors with frequent bounce

    Shares in private equity-backed companies listing this year have risen 18.6 per cent, a performance that will fuel...

  24. December 24, 2013

    Carlyle in exclusive talks to buy J&J blood testing unit

    Carlyle has entered exclusive talks with Johnson & Johnson to buy its blood testing unit in what would be about a $4bn deal,...

  25. December 19, 2013

    High prices keep buyout bosses guessing

    How to do deals in what looks like a seller’s market? With nearly $800bn to invest , of which $140bn is expiring next year,...

  26. December 16, 2013

    JPMorgan to sell Asia investment business

    JPMorgan Chase has put up for sale its Global Special Opportunities Group, an Asia-based principal investment business, for...

  27. December 16, 2013

    Moncler shares ski-jump 50% on Milan debut

    Moncler, a skiwear maker that specialises in €1,000 jackets, pulled off the most successful European stock market debut of...

  28. December 15, 2013

    Carlyle backs former Cove team’s Discover Exploration

    The businessmen behind Cove Energy, the Aim-listed oil explorer sold for $1.9bn last year, have won the backing of Carlyle...

  29. December 12, 2013

    Moncler proves a neat fit for investors

    Shares in Moncler, the designer of Italian luxury ski jackets, are to trade in Milan on Monday at the top end of their price...

  30. December 9, 2013

    Carlyle chooses Madrid for Applus flotation

    Carlyle has chosen Madrid over London for the multibillion-euro stock market listing of Applus, an industrial testing...

  31. November 27, 2013

    Moncler revives plan for Milan bourse IPO

    Moncler, the Italian maker of luxury down jackets, plans to make a second attempt at listing its shares on the Milan stock...

  32. November 25, 2013

    Carlyle relives boom years with $13bn fundraising

    The Carlyle Group has underlined the return of the large buyout funds that were a trademark of the boom years after it...

  33. November 13, 2013

    Investors pitch to take over much of Fannie and Freddie

    A group of hedge funds and private equity companies is preparing a proposal to take over large parts of Fannie Mae and...

  34. November 10, 2013

    Private equity: Old college try

    Autumn is the time for heading back to school and for US universities to assess their endowments’ performance (their fiscal...

  35. November 6, 2013

    Carlyle’s income drops on fewer asset sales

    Carlyle, the US alternative asset manager, was held back by fewer portfolio company sales and listings in the third quarter,...

  36. November 6, 2013

    Merlin and Numericable IPOs signal return to Europe stocks

    Strong demand for the initial public offerings of Merlin Entertainments, the UK-based theme park operator owned by...

  37. October 29, 2013

    China announces economic policy meeting

    China’s ruling Communist party has set a date for a policy meeting that reformists hope could yield new moves to liberalise...

  38. October 27, 2013

    Buyout groups set course for record investment in shipping

    Private equity-backed investment in shipping is set to hit record levels this year, having already surpassed $2.7bn, as...

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