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  1. August 11, 2014

    SVG Capital boosted by Permira exits

    Permira’s flurry of exits from its investments helped boost the asset value of SVG Capital, a key backer of the UK private...

  2. August 5, 2014

    Hedge funds amass short positions in private equity-backed IPOs

    Hedge funds are building up multimillion pound bets against companies recently listed by private equity after a number of...

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  1. June 23, 2014

    AA team had deal brewing for decades

    Bob Mackenzie, Nick Hewitt and Martin Clarke have had a deal brewing for almost two decades, but on several occasions found...

  2. June 23, 2014

    AA makes public debut after sale by private equity owners

    The 109-year-old AA became a public company on Monday after its private equity owners completed the sale of their shares in...

  3. June 12, 2014

    Permira closes €5.3bn buyout fund as eurozone fears fade

    Permira has highlighted investors’ more positive attitude towards Europe in the past year after amassing €5.3bn for a new...

  4. May 23, 2014

    Roberto Cavalli in sale talks with Investcorp

    Roberto Cavalli is in talks with private equity group Investcorp about a sale of a majority stake in his eponymous Italian...

  5. May 8, 2014

    Liberty Global and Discovery agree £550m deal for UK’s All3media

    John Malone has intensified his push into Europe’s television markets, with his Liberty Global cable group, together with...

  6. May 2, 2014

    AA and RAC buyout groups consider stake sales

    The UK’s two largest road assistance specialists could change hands this year as the private equity owners of the AA and the...

  7. April 8, 2014

    Spain hails eDreams Odigeo IPO as sign of recovery

    Spain passed a fresh milestone on Tuesday in its campaign to regain market trust and advertise a nascent economic recovery,...

  8. April 2, 2014

    Applus chooses Spanish IPO over private equity bid

    Spanish certification company Applus is to list on Spain’s main stock exchanges seven years after being purchased by US...

  9. April 1, 2014

    Rathbones boosts assets by £2.8bn buying private client managers

    Rathbone Brothers has boosted its assets under management by £2.8bn with two acquisitions, as the British wealth manager...

  10. March 15, 2014

    AA owners get flotation approach

    The private equity owners of the AA have received an approach led by City advisory boutique Cenkos to float the road...

  11. March 13, 2014

    Permira sells Renaissance Learning for $1.1bn

    Private equity group Hellman & Friedman has agreed to buy Renaissance Learning from Permira for $1.1bn, not even a month...

  12. March 10, 2014

    Permira explores NY listing of Arysta

    Permira is exploring a New York listing of farming chemicals company Arysta LifeScience as the London-based buyout house...

  13. February 24, 2014

    Permira seeks out deals in Italian fashion

    Permira almost lost its shirt after buying luxury group Valentino on the eve of the global financial crisis. Though this...

  14. January 28, 2014

    Permira in talks to buy controlling stake in Roberto Cavalli

    Buyout house Permira is in talks to buy a controlling stake in Italian designer Roberto Cavalli, in the latest sign of...

  15. January 18, 2014

    Just Retirement eyes internet sales push

    Just Retirement is to aiming to sell pension annuities directly to health-impaired consumers via the internet, as it moves...

  16. January 17, 2014

    KKR and Permira sell ProSiebenSat.1 stake

    Investors’ enthusiasm for European equities has helped KKR and Permira to make a speedy and profitable exit from one of...

  17. January 14, 2014

    Opodo owners look to Spain for IPO

    Permira and Ardian are considering listing Europe’s largest online travel company in Madrid, highlighting investor...

  18. December 15, 2013

    Iglo seeks headroom for loan covenants

    Iglo, the UK frozen-food maker that owns the Birds Eye brand, has sought to negotiate more headroom for its loan covenants...

  19. November 27, 2013

    Deutsche Bank in talks to sell Tilney to Permira

    Deutsche Bank is in exclusive talks with private equity group Permira to sell the lossmaking part of its UK wealth...

  20. November 26, 2013

    Hugo Boss: marginal call

    Short-term pain but long-term gain. That is how Hugo Boss would like you to see the latest change to its targets. At an...

  21. November 17, 2013

    Iglo targets budget-minded in growth plan

    Iglo, the frozen food group behind Bird’s Eye, is to unveil an ambitious growth strategy on Monday under its new chief...

  22. November 12, 2013

    IPO values Just Retirement at £1.1bn

    Just Retirement’s shares made a lacklustre debut on the London stock market on Tuesday, falling five per cent – and...

  23. November 3, 2013

    Versace family stake goes to beauty parade

    The Versace family has taken a step forward to sell a stake in the fashion house, inviting private equity investors to make...

  24. November 1, 2013

    Just Retirement IPO set to raise over £1bn

    Bankers handling the flotation of Just Retirement have found buyers for the shares only three days into a roadshow of...

  25. October 29, 2013

    Permira trims hopes of £1.4bn valuation for Just Retirement

    The private equity backers of Just Retirement have trimmed their hopes of securing a £1.4bn valuation for the pensions...

  26. October 20, 2013

    Terra Firma launches £1bn float of Infinis

    Guy Hands has launched a £1bn float of Infinis, a British wind power company, in a comeback signal to prospective new...

  27. October 17, 2013

    Just Retirement set for return to market

    Permira is aiming to return Just Retirement to the stock market at a valuation six times higher than it paid for the pension...

  28. October 17, 2013

    Dr Martens boots brand to be acquired by Permira

    Dr Martens – the British company behind the eponymous boots beloved by everyone from skinheads to rocker Pete Townshend – is...

  29. September 17, 2013

    Leveraged buyout groups refinance record debt

    Private equity groups have refinanced a record amount of debt to lock in to low interest rates, before a phasing out of...

  30. August 12, 2013

    Targets are such a hit that the Pru should set new ones

    If Tidjane Thiam had not been under pressure in 2010 after Prudential’s failed $35.5bn bid to buy AIA, then the life...

  31. August 12, 2013

    SVG’s assets boosted by Hugo Boss and ProSiebenSat

    A rise in profit and share prices at Permira’s largest portfolio companies have boosted the asset value of SVG Capital, its...

  32. June 22, 2013

    Apax raises €5.8bn for buyout fund

    Apax has raised €5.8bn for a buyout fund, less than two-thirds of what the London-based private equity group collected...

  33. June 4, 2013

    Romper suit fad sees New Look return to profit

    New Look, the privately owned fashion retailer, returned to pre-tax profit last year, as the craze for onesies helped it...

  34. April 26, 2013

    New Look launches £800m bond to grasp debt nettle

    New Look has launched an £800m bond offering to repay part of a loan that rolls up interest as extra debt and was blamed for...

  35. April 25, 2013

    Permira pair change tack as they court new investors

    Kurt Björklund and Tom Lister, co-heads of the London buyout house Permira, finally have some money to invest again. After...

  36. April 24, 2013

    Permira raises €2.2bn in sign of shrinking buyout industry

    Permira has underlined how the private equity industry is shrinking by revealing it has amassed just €2.2bn for a new fund,...

  37. April 15, 2013

    Charterhouse sales face being pulled

    UK buyout house Charterhouse may pull two of Europe’s largest private equity disposals because of a lack of competitive...

  38. March 27, 2013

    Coller keeps pressure on SVG chief

    SVG Capital, the largest backer of London buyout firm Permira, yesterday faced down attacks by rebel shareholder Coller...

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