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    1. June 22, 2016

      How Treasury Wine Estates fought off private equity bids

      Two weeks after Michael Clarke landed the job of chief executive of Treasury Wine Estates, he received a phone call...

    2. May 26, 2016

      Takata: inflated hopes

      An old stock market adage cautions against catching falling knives. KKR may be about to stick its hand out. On...

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    1. May 11, 2016

      Brexit campaigners out-fundraise their Remain rivals

      Campaigners for Britain to leave the EU have raised more money than their rivals in the Remain camp, although it was...

    2. May 11, 2016

      Prickly stock markets unsettle private equity IPOs

      A cautionary tale played out in the world of private equity last month when KKR disclosed a writedown on the value of...

    3. May 5, 2016

      Apollo sinks into loss on volatile markets

      Apollo Global Management joined other big US private equity groups in taking a battering from volatile markets at the...

    4. April 25, 2016

      New York’s 550 Madison Ave sold for $1.3bn

      550 Madison Avenue, the former Sony Building in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, has a new owner and a new — but as yet...

    5. April 25, 2016

      KKR swings to $553m quarterly loss

      KKR swung to a loss in the first quarter after the sell-off in stock markets early this year battered the value of the...

    6. March 29, 2016

      Chinese textile maker to buy owner of Sandro and Claudie Pierlot

      US private equity firm KKR plans to sell SMCP to China’s Shandong Ruyi in a deal that values the French fashion group...

    7. March 29, 2016

      US companies warn tax avoidance crackdown will hit earnings

      A global crackdown on tax avoidance has forced a surge of warnings by multinational companies that higher payments are...

    8. March 23, 2016

      Yum Brands holds talks with KKR over sale of stake in China unit

      Yum Brands is in talks with KKR and other private equity groups to sell a minority stake in its Chinese business, which...

    9. March 19, 2016

      Airbus sells German defence arm to KKR for €1.1bn

      Airbus is selling its German defence electronics arm to private equity firm KKR, 18 months after first putting it up...

    10. March 9, 2016

      PE groups drop out of $6bn battle for Toshiba medical device unit

      Private equity funds Permira and KKR have dropped out of a $6bn takeover battle for Toshiba’s medical device business,...

    11. February 11, 2016

      KKR profit rise bucks private equity trend

      Profits rose at US private equity group KKR in the last quarter of 2015, bucking a trend at alternative investment...

    12. January 22, 2016

      KKR teams with China Orient for distressed debt venture

      KKR is to partner with one of China’s biggest state-owned bad banks to invest in distressed debt, as foreign investors...

    13. December 30, 2015

      Tech M&A: paved with good intentions

      “This ain’t no technological breakdown,” sang Chris Rea. “Oh no, this is the road to hell.” Tech acquisitions usually...

    14. December 13, 2015

      The week: December 14

      • Gordon Brown, the former UK prime minister, is to become an adviser at Pimco, the $1.5tn US asset manager. In his...

    15. December 11, 2015

      KKR expands Europe direct lending

      KKR has made more than half a billion dollars in loans to companies in Europe this year, as the US private equity group...

    16. November 16, 2015

      Rush of newcomers joins attack of the private equity clones

      “Balance sheets were his tarot cards, cash flow projections his crystal ball.” According to Barbarians at the Gate, one...

    17. October 28, 2015

      CICC: making it, not faking it

      In China, fakery knows few limits — as Goldman Sachs has found out. Wary of this, perhaps, China International Capital...

    18. October 7, 2015

      Blackstone to pay $39m over SEC probe into fees

      Blackstone is to pay $39m in compensation and fines in the latest action by US regulators to stamp out hidden fees...

    19. October 1, 2015

      First Data: hard sell

      There have been easier times to pull off the year’s biggest initial public offering. With First Data, though, the...

    20. September 27, 2015

      Accel-KKR raises $1.3bn for new tech fund

      Accel-KKR, which started as a joint venture between the New York private equity firm and one of Silicon Valley’s...

    21. September 9, 2015

      KKR buys stake in hedge fund Marshall Wace

      KKR has bought a minority stake in Marshall Wace in a bid to bulk up its presence in hedge funds, the next frontier for...

    22. September 8, 2015

      FanDuel gets ahead of the game in US fantasy sports

      There are not many UK offices where you can watch American football on overhead televisions as you work, but Nigel...

    23. September 2, 2015

      MBK Partners closes in on $6bn Tesco Korea deal

      Tesco has named a consortium led by South Korean buyout group MBK Partners as the preferred bidder for its business in...

    24. August 12, 2015

      FIS buys SunGard for $9.1bn to undo ‘club’ deal

      Fidelity National Information Services, a technology provider to banks and insurers, is buying SunGard Data Systems for...

    25. August 7, 2015

      Jerome Kohlberg, senior founder of KKR, 1925-2015

      To Jerome Kohlberg, life did not come much better than playing third base in a knockabout Sunday softball game on the...

    26. August 5, 2015

      Samson Resources close to filing for bankruptcy protection

      Samson Resources, the Oklahoma-based oil and gas producer, is close to filing for bankruptcy protection, wiping out the...

    27. August 3, 2015

      Renewable energy sector runs the risk of overpowering market

      Another day, another billion-dollar renewable energy deal. That has been the story of the past few weeks as a raft of...

    28. July 30, 2015

      KKR to inject $150m into India’s JBF Industries

      JBF Industries, a listed polyester maker based in Mumbai, is to receive a $150m capital infusion from KKR in a...

    29. July 28, 2015

      KKR joins €500m bet on Irish housing revival

      KKR is to team up with an Irish government fund to lend to housebuilders, in a bet by the private equity manager that...

    30. July 22, 2015

      China’s top investment bank seeks Hong Kong IPO

      China’s leading investment bank has filed for an initial public offering in Hong Kong that could raise up to $1bn,...

    31. July 21, 2015

      KKR snaps up most of Gestamp Solar

      KKR has swooped on a Spanish solar power plant developer, in the renewable energy sector’s second large deal in two...

    32. July 21, 2015

      First Data: second chance

      Announcing the public offering of lossmaking, staggeringly indebted First Data, chief executive Frank Bisignano called...

    33. July 20, 2015

      KKR makes first move to float First Data

      KKR has taken the first step towards a multibillion-dollar listing of First Data, the electronic payments processor...

    34. July 14, 2015

      Investors bet $275m on FanDuel fantasy gaming start-up

      In Europe, fantasy football is a popular hobby for lovers of statistics. In the US it is a $1bn proxy for gambling....

    35. July 6, 2015

      KKR hires ex-Bolloré Group executive to head push into Africa

      KKR appointed the former chief executive of Africa’s biggest ports and logistics network as a senior adviser, in a sign...

    36. June 29, 2015

      SEC fines KKR nearly $30m over ‘broken’ buyout charges

      KKR is to pay nearly $30m to settle charges by the US Securities and Exchange Commission that it failed to disclose...

    37. June 25, 2015

      KKR to work with banks on rescuing Europe’s corporate bad loans

      KKR has launched a special vehicle to acquire and transform big corporate loans that are souring on the balance sheets...

    38. June 12, 2015

      Time for private equity chiefs to prepare next generation

      Generation game looms for private equity bosses They oversaw private equity’s blaze of glory for three decades,...

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