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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. September 23, 2013

    Axa eyes sale of natural ingredient maker Diana

    Axa Private Equity, the Paris-based buyout fund manager, is preparing a sale of French natural ingredient maker Diana, in a...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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,...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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,...

  26. 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...

  27. 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,...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. March 18, 2013

    Ziggo owners sell down holdings

    The owners of Ziggo are selling down their holdings in the Dutch cable provider for as much as €1bn, according to people...

  31. March 14, 2013

    Cinven raises €5bn for European buyouts

    Cinven, the private equity owner of British restaurant chain PizzaExpress, has raised €5bn for a new buyout fund targeting...

  32. February 14, 2013

    SVG Capital backs rival Cinven

    SVG Capital, the largest investor in Permira’s buyout funds, has decided to back London rival Cinven – its first investment...

  33. December 27, 2012

    French buyouts hit by Hollande tax policy

    French buyouts have slumped this year as the country’s business leaders weighed the impact of fiscal changes being launched...

  34. December 26, 2012

    Buyout groups using more debt to fund deals

    US private equity groups are using more debt to fund acquisitions than at any time since the start of the financial crisis...

  35. December 23, 2012

    Avio-GE deal seen as good sign for Europe

    Francesco Caio is in ebullient mood for someone who has not slept for 36 hours. But the chief executive of Avio has just...

  36. December 21, 2012

    Deal flurry brings upbeat end to 2012

    The final full business week of the year has seen companies around the world announce deals large and small, as tax...

  37. December 21, 2012

    GE / Avio – permission to land

    Jigsaws are a popular gift at Christmas. So an especially big slice of cake to whoever completes this one first:...

  38. December 21, 2012

    GE buys Avio aviation in €3.3bn deal

    General Electric has announced a long anticipated deal to acquire the aviation business of Italian group Avio from private...

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