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  1. July 20, 2014

    Buyout group KKR poised to take stake in The Hut

    Private equity group KKR is poised to take a stake in fast-growing ecommerce group The Hut in a deal that will value the...

  2. June 29, 2014

    Rothschild fund turns focus to Africa

    Edmond de Rothschild has amassed $530m for its first private equity fund focusing on deals in Africa, in the latest sign of...

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  1. June 24, 2014

    Private equity group KKR is bullish on Spain

    KKR co-founder Henry Kravis is bullish on Spain – and personally seeing his private equity group is not missing out on deals...

  2. June 24, 2014

    KKR pays €417m for stake in Acciona renewables unit

    US buyout group KKR has agreed to uire a third of the international wind and solar power business of Spain’s Acciona, in one...

  3. June 19, 2014

    KKR to inject $1.2bn into First Data Corp to reduce debt burden

    KKR and a group of institutional investors are injecting a total of $3.5bn into First Data Corp, to reduce the payment...

  4. June 12, 2014

    KKR agrees €200m ‘rescue lending’ for Swiss group Selecta

    KKR has agreed to provide more than €200m in financing to Selecta in a deal allowing the Swiss vending-machine group to...

  5. June 12, 2014

    Goldman and Bain pay $121m to settle buyout conspiracy case

    Goldman Sachs and Bain Capital paid $121m to settle a lawsuit alleging they conspired with other private equity firms to fix...

  6. June 5, 2014

    Nick Leslau lists real estate investment trust on Aim

    Property entrepreneur Nick Leslau’s latest venture, a real estate investment trust that owns Madame Tussauds and the Alton...

  7. June 4, 2014

    KKR seeks fertile ground in Ethiopia

    KKR, one of the world’s best known private equity groups, has made its first foray into Africa, investing $200m to buy a...

  8. June 2, 2014

    KKR closes $510m equities hedge fund

    KKR, the US private equity group, has shut down its $510m equities hedge fund just three years after signing up a group of...

  9. June 1, 2014

    US watchdog triggers buyout group fee queries

    Private equity groups say they have been inundated with questions from concerned investors about fees and expenses in the...

  10. May 20, 2014

    Treasury Wine rejects A$3.1bn takeover bid from KKR

    Treasury Wine Estates, Australia’s largest winemaker, has rebuffed a A$3.1bn (US$2.9bn) takeover offer from private equity...

  11. May 16, 2014

    Should you buy in to the private equity buyout kings?

    Private equity has invaded our daily lives. During a typical day, you may buy sandwiches or coffee at Pret A Manger, a chain...

  12. May 5, 2014

    Fridman-backed Pamplona buys Beacon Rail Leasing

    Pamplona Capital Management, the London-based investment firm backed by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman’s Alfa Group,...

  13. April 24, 2014

    Michael Dell prunes gardening portfolio

    Michael Dell is pruning his portfolio with the likely sale of ValleyCrest, his corporate gardening company, to Brickman, a...

  14. April 24, 2014

    Bankruptcy talks over Energy Future Holdings hinge on tax issues

    Negotiations to avoid a disorderly bankruptcy of Energy Future Holdings, the indebted Texas power group that ranks as the...

  15. April 24, 2014

    Asset sales help KKR beat expectations

    KKR’s first-quarter earnings beat Wall Street estimates as the New York-based private equity group listed portfolio...

  16. April 21, 2014

    Italian banks look to private equity firm for bad loans vehicle

    Italy’s two biggest banks are teaming up with a US private equity house and a restructuring adviser to pool some of their...

  17. April 7, 2014

    KKR joins buyout clamour to catch digital wave

    KKR is considering a specialist fund to invest in fast-growing technology companies – joining a late scramble by global...

  18. April 4, 2014

    Blackstone Asia chief returning to US

    Michael Chae, who was sent to head up Blackstone’s Asian private equity operations three years ago, is returning to the US...

  19. March 31, 2014

    KKR backs European train leasing start-up

    KKR is backing a European train leasing venture to take advantage of the liberalisation of rail traffic in the region....

  20. March 12, 2014

    Bankruptcy risk rises for Energy Future Holdings

    Energy Future Holdings, the largest leveraged buyout ever, looks increasingly likely to file for bankruptcy protection by...

  21. March 12, 2014

    Debt distinguishes Poundland and Pets at Home

    They were both bought the same year and were both floated on Wednesday. But the initial public offerings of Poundland and...

  22. March 12, 2014

    Blue Buffalo appoints JPMorgan for listing

    Blue Buffalo, the luxury dog food brand, has hired JPMorgan to lead its initial public offering in a listing that is...

  23. February 25, 2014

    TPG Capital co-founder David Bonderman ‘contemplates’ IPO

    TPG Capital co-founder David Bonderman said he was “contemplating” an initial public offering for his private equity group,...

  24. February 24, 2014

    KKR receives PE bids of close to $800m for Ipreo

    KKR has received bids for Ipreo, a capital markets data and software provider for banks, from rival buyout groups Blackstone...

  25. February 24, 2014

    KKR co-chiefs reap $160m apiece in 2013

    Henry Kravis and George Roberts, co-founders and joint chief executives of the private equity group KKR, harvested more than...

  26. February 18, 2014

    Listings worth $8.3bn lined up in IPO flurry

    Europe’s initial public offering market is on track for its busiest start to the year since the financial crisis as private...

  27. February 6, 2014

    KKR earnings surge on IPOs

    KKR declared its highest annual dividend on soaring fourth-quarter earnings, as the New York-based private equity group...

  28. January 21, 2014

    KKR steps in with €100m for Italian coffee vending group

    KKR has agreed to inject €100m into Italian coffee vending machine operator Gruppo Argenta mostly in the form of loans to...

  29. January 20, 2014

    Anheuser-Busch InBev buys back South Korea’s Oriental Brewery

    Anheuser-Busch InBev agreed to buy back South Korea’s Oriental Brewery for $5.8bn including debt from Kohlberg Kravis...

  30. January 14, 2014

    Distress appears in Asian funding markets

    Just before Christmas, Apollo Global Management, Hong Kong-based hedge fund Asia Research & Capital Management, Goldman...

  31. December 19, 2013

    High prices keep buyout bosses guessing

    How to do deals in what looks like a seller’s market? With nearly $800bn to invest , of which $140bn is expiring next year,...

  32. December 17, 2013

    India central bank invites buyout groups to clean up bad debts

    Raghuram Rajan, India’s central bank governor, has fired the opening salvo in a battle against the country’s heavily...

  33. December 17, 2013

    KKR to buy KFN debt vehicle for $2.6bn

    KKR, the private equity group, has agreed to buy KKR Financial (KFN) in an all-share deal that values the NYSE-listed...

  34. December 9, 2013

    Sysco to buy US Foods in $8.2bn deal

    Sysco has reinforced its position as the US’s top food distributor by snapping up rival US Foods in a deal valued at $8.2bn...

  35. December 5, 2013

    KKR faces €500m loss as lenders take control of Germany’s ATU

    Private equity group KKR has lost control of German auto-repair company ATU after a financial restructuring led by...

  36. November 28, 2013

    KKR to invest $200m in India pharma group Gland

    KKR, the private equity firm, said it would spend $200m on a minority stake in an Indian maker of generic drugs for the US...

  37. November 20, 2013

    KKR takes over French steel abrasives maker

    KKR has seized control of French steel abrasives maker Winoa in a debt restructuring of the company after its previous...

  38. November 12, 2013

    KKR eyes Pets At Home £1.5bn flotation

    KKR, the private equity owner of Pets At Home, is considering an initial public offering that could value the UK’s largest...

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