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    1. December 17, 2013

      3M to lift payout after $22bn share buyback

      Diversified industrial manufacturer 3M joined the growing list of US companies launching big capital returns, boosting its...

    2. September 27, 2013

      KKR takes majority stake in Panasonic Healthcare for $1.7bn

      Panasonic has agreed to sell a majority stake in its healthcare business to private equity group KKR for about Y165bn...

    1. August 16, 2013

      Activists often more spoilers than saviours

      This autumn marks the 25th anniversary of the epic struggle in 1988 for RJR Nabisco, a deal remembered mainly for how much...

    2. July 9, 2013

      KKR raises record $6bn for second Asian buyout fund

      KKR has raised a record $6bn for its second big Asian buyout fund in a sign that investors are confident the New York...

    3. July 7, 2013

      Deutsche Telekom attracts PE interest in minority Scout24 stake

      Deutsche Telekom has attracted interest from private equity groups including Apax and KKR for a 30 per cent stake in German...

    4. May 10, 2013

      True Religion agrees to $835m buyout offer

      Premium denim label True Religion is to go into private ownership after agreeing to a buyout by investment group TowerBrook....

    5. April 28, 2013

      JPMorgan promotes Zames in shake-up

      Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, reshuffled his executive team on Sunday in the latest in a series of...

    6. April 25, 2013

      Main investment returns decline at KKR

      KKR’s first-quarter economic net income fell 10.9 per cent to $647.7m compared to the same period last year, reflecting a...

    7. March 29, 2013

      Dell bid first proposed by Southeastern

      Michael Dell was first approached about taking his personal computer maker private by Southeastern Asset Management, the...

    8. February 6, 2013

      Buyout firms seek funds for £10bn EE bid

      Buyout firms have accelerated talks with lenders to secure funding for possible £10bn ($15.7bn) bids for EE, the UK’s...

    9. February 3, 2013

      Blackstone secures underwriting licence

      Blackstone, one of the world’s largest alternative asset managers, has quietly secured a securities underwriting licence as...

    10. 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...

    11. December 23, 2012

      Luck shines on the face of new China

      Kam Yuen occupies one of the largest offices of any chief executive in Hong Kong, on the 46th floor of the IM Pei-designed...

    12. October 26, 2012

      KKR falls short on N America fundraising

      KKR has raised only $6.2bn for its latest North American buyout fund, short of an expected $8bn, as investor enthusiasm for...

    13. October 2, 2012

      Banks lose staff to asset managers

      For Jerry and Michael Cudzil, Wall Street was the family business. The 37-year-old twins both interned at Goldman Sachs...

    14. July 19, 2012

      New KKR funds to target retail investors

      Kohlberg Kravis Roberts is to launch two investment funds aimed at retail investors as the private equity group attempts to...

    15. January 11, 2012

      Hostess files for bankruptcy

      Hostess Brands, the US baker of Twinkies and Wonder bread, has filed for bankruptcy for the second time in six years,...

    16. December 27, 2011

      Carlyle in $15bn return to investors

      Carlyle returned a record $15bn to investors during the first nine months of 2011, an amount equal to the combined payments...

    17. December 7, 2011

      Boomtime buy-outs face further distress

      Large leveraged buy-outs struck at the height of the credit boom face more distress after underperforming the wider market...

    18. November 22, 2011

      Energy LBOs: fuel for thought

      The popular image of buy-out barons may be that they thrive on risk, but that impression is a false one. Borrowing loads of...

    19. November 11, 2011

      Last refuge of overblown fund manager fees

      Fresh from a week’s holiday in Florida, I’ve come back to a Europe that looks like it might pull itself back from the debt...

    20. November 4, 2011

      KKR reports $592m loss on writedowns

      KKR reported an economic net loss of $592m for its third quarter, which largely reflects marked-to-market writedowns on its...

    21. September 28, 2011

      Going public: on their marks

      Leon Black, co-founder and head of Apollo Global Management, rang the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange on April 5...

    22. September 28, 2011

      Survival of the fittest

      In the glory days of private equity, investors were scrambling to pour as much money into leveraged buy-out groups as they...

    23. September 28, 2011

      Investor relations: funds discover that it pays to show they care

      Less than a decade ago, buy-out bosses viewed fundraising as nothing more than an unwelcome distraction from what they...

    24. September 9, 2011

      Hands’ feud with Citigroup not over

      Guy Hands made it clear that his public feud with Citigroup still smoulders on when he launched a legal action against the...

    25. August 2, 2011

      Early bids raise hopes of $4bn EMI sale

      Bids for EMI suggest that the British music company could fetch more than $4bn , allowing Citigroup to recoup about...

    26. June 12, 2011

      Hunting spirit back in buy-outs

      Private equity owned companies have started to splash out on takeovers, in another sign of how buy-out groups have regained...

    27. May 31, 2011

      Obama picks energy executive for commerce post

      Barack Obama has selected John Bryson, former chairman of Edison International, the US energy group, to be commerce...

    28. May 24, 2011

      Key role for Buffett over utility’s fate

      Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is poised to play a key role in deciding the fate of Texas utility Energy Future...

    29. May 18, 2011

      Oaktree Capital sows seeds for listing on NYSE

      Oaktree Capital Management is planning to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange in a deal that would value the...

    30. April 21, 2011

      Blackstone supported by real estate holdings

      Blackstone Group, the world’s largest private equity group, reported its strongest performance since going public almost...

    31. April 4, 2011

      KKR to buy Pfizer’s capsule unit for $2.4bn

      Pfizer has agreed to sell its Capsugel business to private equity group KKR for $2.375bn in cash, in a move analysts said...

    32. March 28, 2011

      NXP Semiconductor launches secondary offering

      NXP Semiconductor, the private-equity owned technology group that went public last year, is launching a secondary offering...

    33. March 10, 2011

      HCA launches $3.8bn IPO

      HCA, the hospital group taken private in 2006, has raised $3.8bn in the US’s largest private-equity backed initial public...

    34. February 13, 2011

      ‘Mega buy-out’ returns outpace stocks

      Debt-fuelled private equity “mega buy-outs” made in the run-up to the financial crisis have performed significantly better...

    35. January 25, 2011

      An Italian job for outgoing CBI head

      Sir Richard Lambert, the outgoing director-general of the CBI, seemed in a relaxed mood as he gave his final big speech as...

    36. January 23, 2011

      TPG’s $17.4bn fund V remains under par

      One of TPG’s biggest funds was worth less than 100 cents on the dollar at the end of 2010 in spite of the late-year market...

    37. January 19, 2011

      Chinese leasing groups grease lending wheel

      International Far Eastern Leasing, based in Shanghai, is set to be the first Chinese leasing company to go public after its...

    38. January 9, 2011

      More Goldman traders to exit for funds

      The last big proprietary trading team at Goldman Sachs has begun raising money to start a new hedge fund independent of the...

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