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  1. April 1, 2014

    Ares hopes to raise $500m in IPO

    Ares Management, an alternative asset manager that oversees $74bn, has filed for a US initial public offering in a move that...

  2. February 17, 2014

    Italian state fund rejects accusations over private equity ‘distortion’

    The head of Italy’s €4bn state-backed investment fund has rejected accusations that backing from Rome is “distorting” the...

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  1. Kuwait 2013

    The democratic sheen that many Kuwaitis have long pointed to with pride is being tarnished...
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  1. beyondbrics

    September 17, 2013

    Betting big on the "New Silk Road"

    The Middle-Eastern Gulf states have had a huge swing towards Asia in trade but investment dinars have not followed to the...

  2. September 11, 2013

    Abu Dhabi plans to invest up to $5bn in Russian infrastructure

    Abu Dhabi is planning to invest as much as $5bn in Russian infrastructure projects over the next seven years in a move...

  3. August 6, 2013

    TPG looks for more time to spend key fund

    TPG, one of the world’s largest private equity companies, has taken the unusual step of asking investors in its $19bn...

  4. June 30, 2013

    Kuwait plans $5bn investment for the UK

    The Kuwait Investment Authority is seeking to invest as much as $5bn directly over the next three to five years in...

  5. June 30, 2013

    Kuwaitis build on commitment to UK infrastructure

    The pomp was impressive. The 400 visitors to the 60th birthday celebration of the Kuwait Investment Office at London’s...

  6. June 28, 2013

    Week in Review, June 29

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate team in the news: Donald...

  7. June 27, 2013

    CVC attracts pledges of €14bn in six months

    The rise of CVC Capital Partners into the top tier of private equity firms globally has been underscored by its latest...

  8. June 14, 2013

    Week in Review, June 15

    A round-up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate person in the news: Stéphane...

  9. June 11, 2013

    LongRiver withdraws bidding interest in Severn Trent

    LongRiver Partners has withdrawn its interest in bidding for Severn Trent, following the UK water company’s refusal to enter...

  10. May 29, 2013

    Severn Trent taps into valuation

    When Severn Trent’s chief executive Tony Wray delivers his final set of annual results on Thursday, the usual questions over...

  11. May 17, 2013

    Week in review, May 18

    A round-up of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories, including stakebuilding in Sony and Google’s...

  12. May 14, 2013

    Severn Trent rejects offer from consortium

    The board of Severn Trent on Tuesday night rejected a preliminary approach from a multinational consortium led by Canadian...

  13. May 12, 2013

    UK probe over transition fees welcomed

    Investors have welcomed the probe into allegations that investment banks and asset service providers have been overcharging...

  14. May 2, 2013

    Buyout group Ares prepares for IPO

    Ares Management, an alternative investment firm with nearly $60bn under management, is preparing for a potential US listing...

  15. May 2, 2013

    Markets Insight: Gulf needs more hospitals than Hummers

    Kuwait City has built itself a fifth ring road and already it is chock-a-block at rush hour with Hummers and other gas...

  16. April 24, 2013

    Kuwait Investment Authority: Integrity and caution are no handicap

    The Kuwait Investment Authority, the sovereign wealth fund, has long been known both for its integrity and cautious approach...

  17. April 14, 2013

    Kuwaiti group invests in $15bn project

    The Kuwait Investment Authority is investing in the $15bn Hudson Yards office property project in Manhattan in a deal that...

  18. November 28, 2012

    Macquarie raises $500m for UK projects

    Macquarie Group, the Australian investment bank, has raised $500m to invest largely in UK infrastructure projects in a move...

  19. November 25, 2012

    BlackRock eyes infrastructure debt market

    BlackRock, the world’s biggest manager of money, is to launch its first foray into the global infrastructure debt market as...

  20. October 8, 2012

    Qtel boosts stake in Wataniya to 92%

    Qatar Telecom has boosted its stake in Kuwait’s Wataniya, in one of the largest acquisition deals in the Middle East this...

  21. August 24, 2012

    Qatar Holding comes of age as it resists ‘Glenstrata’

    This week it has become clear that the $70bn merger between Glencore, the world’s biggest commodities trader, and the...

  22. July 1, 2012

    Qatar in spotlight over merger activism

    Qatar’s new-found activist approach to the $58bn merger of Xstrata and Glencore has further distanced Qatar Holding from its...

  23. June 10, 2012

    Asian funds set to bypass private equity

    When the Korean Asset Management Corp, which handled the auction for a minority stake in Kyobo Life, announced its preferred...

  24. April 25, 2012

    BlackRock in China Investment Corp tie-up

    China Investment Corp, China’s sovereign wealth fund, and BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, are set to launch a...

  25. March 27, 2012

    Sovereign wealth funds buoy banks

    Cash-rich Gulf sovereign wealth funds are seemingly the first port of call for European financial asset sales, proving...

  26. February 28, 2012

    China should open up markets to investors

    In the past few months, major investors including sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and asset managers have applied for...

  27. November 23, 2011

    Mission to woo Mideast investors

    Britain has launched an ambitious effort to raise capital for infrastructure investment from oil-rich Middle Eastern states...

  28. FT Alphaville

    October 10, 2011

    Foreign investors grow more concerned over Fannie and Freddie

    Asian and Middle Eastern central banks and sovereign wealth funds are increasingly anxious about the safety of their...

  29. October 9, 2011

    Fannie and Freddie debt fuels anxiety

    Asian and Middle Eastern central banks and sovereign wealth funds are increasingly anxious about the safety of their...

  30. October 6, 2011

    Volatile debut for Citic Securities in HK

    Citic Securities , China’s largest listed broker, fell sharply on debut in Hong Kong, underlining recent weak demand for new...

  31. September 16, 2011

    Top Chinese brokerage set for HK listing

    Citic Securities, China’s largest brokerage, is set to raise up to HK$15.13bn (US$1.94bn) for overseas expansion after...

  32. FT Alphaville

    August 12, 2011

    BofA struggling to sell China bank stake

    Bank of America faces getting several billion dollars less for its stake in China Construction Bank, once valued at $20bn,...

  33. August 11, 2011

    BofA faces struggle to sell CCB stake

    Bank of America is facing difficulties in selling its 10 per cent stake in China Construction Bank, partly because potential...

  34. July 31, 2011

    Kuwait Airways to sell $280m stake

    Kuwait Airways has put up a $280m stake for sale to international carriers and investors, the initial stage of a first...

  35. FT Alphaville

    May 23, 2011

    China in talks with TPG over stake

    China Development Bank, one of China’s largest state-owned banks, is seeking Beijing’s permission to join a group of...

  36. May 22, 2011

    CDB seeks to join TPG stake purchase

    China Development Bank, one of the country’s largest state-owned banks, has applied to regulators for permission to join a...

  37. beyondbrics

    May 16, 2011

    Dubai Bank taken over - an isolated case?

    “Extend and pretend”, a common if maligned banking tactic when important clients are unable to repay their loans, can only...

  38. April 18, 2011

    Capital markets: Regulator hopes to tame ‘anything goes’ market

    The Gulf’s stock markets wilted in the face of the worst financial crisis in generations, but few have endured as torrid a...

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