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  1. June 17, 2014

    SSP seeking £500m from London flotation

    SSP, the travel food and beverage group run by former WH Smith boss Kate Swann, is hoping to emulate newly listed retailer...

  2. May 13, 2014

    Swedish buyout group EQT warns of unsustainable asset prices

    Thomas von Koch, the new chief of EQT Partners, Scandinavia’s largest buyout group, should be celebrating Europe’s...

  1. March 13, 2014

    ISS shares jump on Copenhagen debut

    Danish outsourcing group ISS made a strong market debut on Thursday after two previous aborted attempts, in one of the...

  2. March 3, 2014

    ISS aims to raise €1.1bn through stock market float

    ISS, the Danish security and cleaning company, said on Monday it was aiming to raise DKr8bn (€1.1bn) through its stock...

  3. November 19, 2013

    Conni Jonsson steps down as EQT managing partner

    Conni Jonsson is stepping down as managing partner of EQT Partners after two decades at the helm of Sweden’s largest buyout...

  4. October 14, 2013

    ISS prepares for return to public markets

    ISS, the Danish cleaning and catering group part-owned by Nordic buyout group EQT Partners and Goldman Sachs, reiterated on...

  5. 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...

  6. June 19, 2013

    BC Partners to buy Springer for €3.3bn

    London-based buyout house BC Partners has agreed to buy German publisher Springer Science from its private equity owners for...

  7. June 5, 2013

    Springer Science seeks to raise €760m from Frankfurt IPO

    The German initial public offering market has burst into life as Springer Science and Business Media announced plans to...

  8. 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...

  9. April 14, 2013

    EQT launches new mid-market fund

    Sweden’s largest private equity group is reorganising its investment teams to launch a fund targeting medium-sized companies...

  10. March 14, 2013

    EQT kicks off Springer Science sale

    EQT, Sweden’s largest private equity firm, is soliciting bids earlier than anticipated for German academic publisher...

  11. 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...

  12. January 20, 2013

    SSP looks to tempt Chinese travellers

    The owner of the Upper Crust and Caffè Ritazza chains hopes persuade greater numbers of Chinese travellers to eat on the go...

  13. December 4, 2012

    Baxter in $4bn deal for Sweden’s Gambro

    Baxter International has fulfilled a long-held ambition of boosting its presence in the kidney dialysis market by buying...

  14. November 23, 2012

    Baxter revives Gambro takeover ambition

    Baxter International is seeking to boost its kidney dialysis business by reviving a long-held ambition to take over Sweden’s...

  15. August 16, 2012

    ISS backers agree partial stake sale

    The private equity backers of ISS have agreed to sell a quarter of the Danish outsourcing group to new investors in an...

  16. August 12, 2012

    EQT acquires IT automation company UC4

    EQT Partners, the Swedish private equity group, has clinched a closely fought bidding battle to buy IT process automation...

  17. June 19, 2012

    IPOs return to US exchanges

    Companies are taking advantage of a recent rally in markets by attempting to list on US exchanges for the first time since...

  18. June 14, 2012

    Nokia to shed further 10,000 staff

    Nokia, the Finnish phonemaker, sank to its lowest market level for 16 years after its second profits warning in three months...

  19. June 13, 2012

    Nokia poised to sell Vertu line

    Nokia is poised to sell its Vertu line of luxury handsets to Swedish buyout group EQT in a deal worth about €200m, according...

  20. June 8, 2012

    Sweden’s EQT wins BSN Medical auction

    Swedish buyout fund EQT has won the race for BSN Medical, the German bandages maker, in a deal worth €1.82bn, people close...

  21. May 17, 2012

    Agilent buys Danish cancer diagnostics group

    Agilent Technologies, the US medical device company, said that it would acquire Dako, a Danish cancer diagnostics group, in...

  22. March 20, 2012

    Apax benefits from better European sentiment

    When Martin Halusa went tobogganing head first down the exclusive and often hazardous Cresta Run in the Swiss winter sports...

  23. February 19, 2012

    A buy-out man who bought in

    In his briefcase, Conni Jonsson is carrying a book of poetry by Tomas Tranströmer, the Swedish writer and recipient of last...

  24. February 14, 2012

    Pressure rises on private equity bosses’ tax

    Pressure is rising across the globe to raise taxes for private equity bosses, with German and Swedish authorities pushing...

  25. February 9, 2012

    Doughty Hanson buys Spanish hospital chain

    Doughty Hanson has bought Spanish hospital chain USP Hospitales from RBS and Barclays in a €355m deal that underlines how...

  26. January 22, 2012

    Private equity secondary deals hit landmark

    Private equity groups in Europe have for the first time traded more companies among each other than they have sold to...

  27. December 23, 2011

    France Telecom to sell Swiss unit to Apax

    France Telecom has agreed to sell its Swiss business to Apax Partners, the private equity group, for more than €1.5bn. Apax...

  28. December 7, 2011

    Private equity struggles to find finance

    The volume of European private equity deals has dropped to its lowest level since the height of the financial crisis two...

  29. December 7, 2011

    Eurozone headwinds for private equity

    Buy-out bosses may be notorious for piling too much debt on companies they acquire, but at the moment many of them look like...

  30. December 1, 2011

    CVC in Swiss Orange bidder talks

    CVC Capital Partners has started to make its mark on the auction of Orange Switzerland by talking to one of the bidders...

  31. November 28, 2011

    KKR to buy Capital Safety

    Kohlberg Kravis Roberts has struck its second oil and gas-related deal within a week with a $1.12bn acquisition of Capital...

  32. November 24, 2011

    Buy-out groups fight to survive the wilderness

    Guy Hands, the maverick founder of buy-out house Terra Firma, last week described the current era as “wilderness years” for...

  33. November 4, 2011

    G4S U-turn a symptom of M&A unwillingness

    Nick Buckles, the marathon-running chief executive of G4S, came a cropper this week. Many of the top shareholders in his...

  34. November 1, 2011

    G4S’s U-turn puts spotlight on risk aversion

    G4S’s spectacular forced U-turn on ISS has shone a spotlight on how averse shareholders are to risk, despite the often large...

  35. November 1, 2011

    G4S chief admits error as ISS deal collapses

    Nick Buckles, the chief executive of G4S, has admitted he “misread the markets” following the collapse of his ambitious...

  36. October 20, 2011

    Tough tussle for security chief

    Like any security guard in a rough part of town, Nick Buckles, chief executive of G4S, has had to learn how to handle...

  37. October 20, 2011

    G4S deal ‘too risky’, says top shareholder

    One of G4S’s top five shareholders, Parvus Asset Management, has come out in public opposition of the security group’s...

  38. FT Alphaville

    October 17, 2011

    Presenting G4SISS

    Bold, strategic, reckless? There are a number of ways to view G4S’s proposed acquisition of Danish rival ISS for £5.2bn....

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