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    1. December 19, 2013

      Court tax boost to Swedish buyout groups

      Sweden’s private equity groups won a big victory over the Nordic country’s tax authority that could save the industry a bill...

    2. August 21, 2013

      EQT hit by €60m tax charge on carried interest

      EQT, Sweden’s largest private equity group, and about 20 of its current and former employees have been told by the country’s...

    1. July 11, 2013

      Royal Unibrew bolsters position with acquisition of Hartwall

      Royal Unibrew cemented its position as the Nordic region’s second-biggest brewer by buying Heineken’s Finnish business for...

    2. January 20, 2013

      Swedish buyouts warn on tax threat

      Sweden’s biggest private equity firms, which are the targets of spectacular tax probes, are urging the government to put in...

    3. December 19, 2012

      Apax calls time on drive for €9bn fund

      The intensifying struggle by private equity groups to raise funds has spurred plans by Apax Partners to call time on its...

    4. November 25, 2012

      SBS bidders to miss €1.4bn sale target

      The two remaining bidders for Nordic broadcasting business SBS are expected to submit offers below the €1.4bn that its...

    5. May 3, 2012

      Sandoz gains dermatology lead with Fougera

      Novartis’s generic drugs division Sandoz has agreed to buy Fougera Pharmaceuticals for $1.53bn in cash in a deal that...

    6. February 27, 2012

      Cinven and Goldman to sell Ahlsell stakes

      Cinven and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, the private equity arm of Goldman Sachs, are set to sell their stakes in Ahlsell,...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. October 9, 2011

      Poundland owner in talks to buy Europris

      The private equity owner of Poundland, the discount retailer that has grown rapidly on UK high streets in recent years, is...

    10. September 8, 2011

      Nordic Capital set to sell its stake in Thule

      Nordic Capital has put up for sale its stake in Thule, the Swedish maker of car roof boxes, snow chains and trailers, ahead...

    11. August 7, 2011

      Cinven to sound out sale of Ahlsell

      Cinven, the UK-based buy-out investor, seeks to sell its Swedish tool distributor Ahlsell. The private equity group, which...

    12. July 22, 2011

      BC Partners to buy Sweden’s Com Hem

      BC Partners has agreed to buy Sweden’s Com Hem in a more than €1.8bn ($2.6bn) deal that continues private equity’s moves...

    13. June 9, 2011

      Swedish cable company attracts buy-out bidders

      Four private equity companies have reached the second round of bidding for the Swedish cable company Com Hem, people...

    14. May 24, 2011

      Buy-out groups hit record in sales spree

      Private equity groups have cashed in a record amount of money by selling companies in the past two months as they aim to...

    15. May 19, 2011

      Takeda completes Nycomed purchase

      Takeda expressed interest in fresh international acquisitions even as it concluded the largest cross-border takeover by a...

    16. May 12, 2011

      Takeda in $14bn talks to buy Nycomed

      Takeda of Japan is in advanced talks to buy Nycomed, the Swiss drugs company, in a deal likely to value the business at up...

    17. FT Alphaville

      May 12, 2011

      Takeda eyes Nycomed for $14bn-plus

      Takeda Pharmaceutical, Asia’s largest drugmaker, is in advanced talks to acquire closely held Swiss competitor Nycomed,...

    18. December 16, 2010

      Falck’s owners agree to sell 36% stake

      The private equity owners of Falck have agreed to sell a 36 per cent stake in Europe’s biggest private sector ambulance and...

    19. December 15, 2010

      3i turns profit with Hyva sale

      The private equity group 3i has realised one of its most profitable deals by selling Hyva, the leading maker of hydraulic...

    20. December 13, 2010

      Assa Abloy opens door to new markets

      Assa Abloy, the world’s biggest lockmaker, has confirmed its position as one of Sweden’s most acquisitive companies by...

    21. FT Alphaville

      December 9, 2010

      Apax in $8.5bn talks for ISS

      UK buy-out group Apax Partners has entered exclusive talks to buy ISS, the Danish cleaning, security and catering group, in...

    22. December 8, 2010

      Apax in $8.5bn talks on ISS buy-out

      London-based private equity group Apax Partners has entered exclusive talks to buy ISS, the Danish cleaning, security and...

    23. FT Alphaville

      December 2, 2010

      Banks’ asset selling hints at better conditions

      Banks are selling some of the companies they took over from their private equity owners during the financial crisis, such as...

    24. December 2, 2010

      Banks’ asset selling hints at better conditions

      Banks are selling some of the companies they took over from their private equity owners during the financial crisis, such as...

    25. November 22, 2010

      Nordic plans £450m Britax buy-out

      Nordic Capital has announced the £450m ($720m) buy-out of Britax Childcare, the maker of children’s car safety seats and...

    26. November 17, 2010

      Britax to be subject of bidding war

      Britax Childcare, the maker of children’s car safety seats and pushchairs, is expected to receive takeover bids from four...

    27. October 15, 2010

      Nordic Capital poised to buy Munters

      Nordic Capital, the Stockholm-based private equity group, looks set to buy Munters, the Swedish engineering group, in a...

    28. October 13, 2010

      Alfa Laval bid for Munters trumped a second time

      Alfa Laval is considering whether to fight another round in the battle for control of Munters after it was outbid for a...

    29. September 29, 2010

      Nordic tops Alfa Laval bid for Munters

      Nordic Capital, the Stockholm-based private equity group, has outbid a rival industrial bidder for Munters, the Swedish...

    30. February 19, 2010

      Shifting relationship between lenders and buy-out groups

      Banks and investors who spent the boom years in credit markets financing leveraged buy-outs have had a busy 12 months, as...

    31. January 1, 2010

      Private equity faces fundraising battle

      As private equity bosses consider their New Year resolutions, many are likely to commit themselves to overcoming the meanest...

    32. December 8, 2009

      Unsolicited move signalsmore aggressive tactics

      Private equity groups typically rely on friendly overtures to management to clinch their deals but Carlyle's unsolicited...

    33. December 8, 2009

      Unsolicited move signals more aggressive tactics

      Private equity groups typically rely on friendly overtures to management to clinch their deals but Carlyle’s unsolicited...

    34. September 24, 2009

      Battle for Solvay division nears end

      The five-month bid battle for Solvay’s pharmaceuticals business is expected to reach a conclusion on Friday at a board...

    35. August 31, 2009

      Buy-out groups face opposition to annex funds

      Private equity groups are facing mounting opposition from investors over their attempts to raise annex funds, which buy-out...

    36. July 15, 2009

      Solvay narrows its bidder list

      Solvay has whittled down the list of bidders for its pharmaceuticals business to Nycomed, the privately held Swiss company,...

    37. July 14, 2009

      Solvay whittles bidders down to two

      Solvay has whittled down the list of bidders for its pharmaceuticals business to Nycomed, the privately held Swiss company,...

    38. June 1, 2009

      CVC lifeline for Samsonite

      Samsonite, the world's biggest maker of suitcases, backpacks and carry-bags, is the latest to join the fast-growing list of...

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