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    1. August 20, 2014

      PE groups take a second bite at the apple

      European private equity groups, which have mastered the art of selling assets to one another, are now going one step...

    2. July 18, 2014

      Spire Healthcare listing priced at low end of target

      Britain’s second-biggest private hospital group has listed on the London Stock Exchange at the bottom end of its hoped-for...

    1. July 11, 2014

      Chinese group Hony Capital buys PizzaExpress for £900m

      Beijing-based Hony Capital has bought PizzaExpress, the British restaurant chain, for about £900m in the latest example of...

    2. July 7, 2014

      HSBC’s HK sell note raises red flags over political bias

      What’s the matter with peace, love and understanding? Plenty in the eyes of HSBC analysts, who downgraded Hong Kong equities...

    3. June 20, 2014

      Spire dreaming of £1bn flotation after Cinven ends sale talks

      Britain’s second-largest chain of private hospitals is finalising plans for a £1bn stock market flotation, as it seeks to...

    4. June 9, 2014

      Cinven in €510m Spanish telecoms deal

      British buyout group Cinven has agreed a deal for the telecommunications fibre network of Spanish utility Gas Natural...

    5. June 2, 2014

      Cinven puts Sebia on the private equity money-go-round

      Private equity groups Montagu and Astorg are to buy back Sebia four years after selling the French medical testing company...

    6. May 14, 2014

      Partnership eyes US move following annuity shake-up

      Partnership Assurance is considering expanding into the US and stepping up its buyouts of corporate pension schemes, as part...

    7. May 11, 2014

      Sale of Sebia expected to attract stiff competition

      London buyout house Cinven expects to get a price of more than €1bn for Sebia, a French medical diagnostics group it is...

    8. April 27, 2014

      Spire’s PE owners weigh listing for hospital operator

      The private equity owner of Spire is weighing a listing of the UK private hospital operator, while also holding talks with...

    9. March 27, 2014

      Old Mutual sells German policy block in ‘zombie’ consolidation

      Consolidation of Germany’s multibillion-euro “zombie” life insurance funds stepped up a gear on Thursday when a private...

    10. March 6, 2014

      Cinven nears disposal of Spire Healthcare

      The private equity owner of Spire Healthcare has firmed up plans to sell the UK private hospital group. Cinven, the...

    11. February 24, 2014

      Cinven buys research group Medpace

      Cinven, the European private equity firm, has bought US-based pharmaceutical research company Medpace from CCMP, the former...

    12. February 12, 2014

      Germany eyes watchdog ruling on insurer Heidelberger

      Insurers and bankers in Germany are anxiously awaiting a regulatory decision which could pave the way for a fresh wave of...

    13. January 7, 2014

      Drahi looks beyond Europe for Altice

      Patrick Drahi has never been as much in the public eye as fellow tycoon Xavier Niel, but the former French telecoms engineer...

    14. November 19, 2013

      IPO, sale or break-up on the menu as Gondola appoints advisers

      Gondola, the restaurant group behind PizzaExpress, has appointed Goldman Sachs and Rothschild as advisers to look into a...

    15. September 20, 2013

      FCA finds little assurance from this Partnership

      Partnership Assurance was the share flotation of high summer. Priced to go at 385p a share in June, it duly went, and the...

    16. September 19, 2013

      Numericable: Floating down the Seine

      When private equity is getting out, it is always worth asking why other investors want to get in. In the case of...

    17. September 19, 2013

      Numericable to list up to 40% of capital in IPO

      Numericable plans to list 20-40 per cent of its capital in an initial public offering, the French cable operator’s chief...

    18. August 21, 2013

      Lloyds to sell German unit Heidelberger Leben in streamlining move

      Lloyds Banking Group is selling a German subsidiary and a portfolio of loans for more than £500m in separate streamlining...

    19. August 7, 2013

      Cinven warms to sale of PizzaExpress owner

      Cinven, the UK-based buyout group, has been weighing a sale of Gondola Group, which owns some of the country’s best-known...

    20. July 19, 2013

      Cinven buys web hosting company from Montagu

      Cinven, the London-based buyout fund manager, has agreed to buy the web hosting company Host Europe Group from Montagu,...

    21. June 25, 2013

      Charterhouse eyes IPO for Elior after low bids

      UK buyout group Charterhouse Capital Partners is exploring an initial public offering for French caterer Elior as early as...

    22. June 22, 2013

      Apax raises €5.8bn for buyout fund

      Apax has raised €5.8bn for a buyout fund, less than two-thirds of what the London-based private equity group collected...

    23. June 19, 2013

      Springer Science: turning a page

      The people at Springer Science + Business Media must have done something terrible in an earlier life to have to endure their...

    24. June 7, 2013

      Timing of the essence for investors in IPOs

      Eighteen months ago Zynga, the biggest games publisher on Facebook, listed on Nasdaq at $10 a share. This week it announced...

    25. June 7, 2013

      Partnership Assurance makes strong debut as shares rise 23%

      Partnership Assurance made a strong stock market debut on Friday after selling shares at 385p in its initial public...

    26. June 3, 2013

      Partnership Assurance: coming to market

      Assessing the life expectancy of ill people might not be everyone’s cup of tea. But Partnership Assurance, which specialises...

    27. June 2, 2013

      Partnership Assurance float draws interest despite questions

      Partnership Assurance has drummed up enough interest from investors to price its stock market launch above the floor of its...

    28. May 31, 2013

      Partnership Assurance duo in line for £4.6m pay package

      Two executive directors at Partnership Assurance are in line to share an annual remuneration package of up to £4.6m if they...

    29. May 30, 2013

      Partnership Assurance takes its initial offering on the road

      Staff at Partnership Assurance, the specialist annuities business, and Cinven, its private equity backers, are in line for...

    30. May 28, 2013

      Partnership chief set for £15m windfall from listing

      The chief executive of Partnership Assurance is set to pocket at least £15m from the flotation of the specialist annuities...

    31. May 13, 2013

      Partnership’s provenance is a case of apoplexy averted

      Artist HM Bateman did a good line in cartoons showing blimpish Brits recoiling from the perpetrators of social solecisms. To...

    32. May 13, 2013

      Cinven eyes £1bn valuation for Partnership listing

      The owners of Partnership Assurance have fired the starting gun on London’s latest listing, hoping investors will value the...

    33. April 28, 2013

      Spire Healthcare doubles sales to NHS

      Spire Healthcare, one of the UK’s biggest private hospital providers, has doubled sales of services to the NHS in the past...

    34. April 26, 2013

      John Malone circles as buyout owners exit Dutch cable group

      The private equity owners of Ziggo have sold their remaining shares in the largest Dutch cable operator at a discount,...

    35. April 18, 2013

      Private equity groups renew listing plans

      More than a dozen offerings this year have rekindled private equity groups’ hopes to list some of their largest assets...

    36. April 17, 2013

      Buy-out groups weigh Numericable IPO

      Carlyle, Cinven and Altice are exploring an initial public offering of their jointly-owned French cable company Numericable,...

    37. March 28, 2013

      Liberty Global buys 12.65% Ziggo stake

      John Malone’s Liberty Global has continued its expansion into the European cable TV market with the acquisition of a 12.65...

    38. March 22, 2013

      Barclays left holding $900m stake in Ziggo

      Barclays has been left holding more than $900m in Ziggo shares after it failed to attract enough investors for a 20 per cent...

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