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    1. May 17, 2015

      Private equity sees new era of opportunity in Japan

      They are grey-haired, ultraconservative and worry that their 45-year-old sons are not ready for leadership. Now, private...

    2. May 13, 2015

      Private equity funds eye stakes in Vocalink

      Private equity funds are eyeing stakes in Vocalink, which underpins Britain’s payment systems, as a new regulator considers...

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    1. World Retailing 2011

      What makes a good chief executive for the sector? An important part of the job is the ...
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    1. May 12, 2015

      Just Retirement sales hit by new pensions freedoms

      New pensions freedoms continue to cause pain for Just Retirement, which has reported a 22 per cent fall in total sales as...

    2. April 27, 2015

      Contortions are required for Cirque du Soleil to keep its magic

      When it comes to management challenges, fish fingers and circuses are at opposite extremes: one product is the acme of...

    3. April 20, 2015

      Nomad Foods to buy Birds Eye owner Iglo for €2.6bn

      Iglo Group, Europe’s largest frozen food group and the maker of Birds Eye fish fingers, is being acquired for €2.6bn by...

    4. April 19, 2015

      AA wheels out shake-up for the 21st century

      The AA will on Monday offer investors fresh details about plans to reinvigorate the business weeks after completing a...

    5. April 7, 2015

      Private equity: True north

      Private equity’s most astounding success is not buying companies cheaply and revitalising them. Rather, it is coaxing...

    6. April 7, 2015

      Informatica becomes year’s biggest leveraged buyout

      The European private equity group Permira has teamed with Canada’s largest pension fund to acquire Informatica, the US data...

    7. March 23, 2015

      Private equity’s big clear-out boosts SVG

      A buoyant market for buyout firms selling off pre-crisis investments boosted returns for the listed British private equity...

    8. January 20, 2015

      Damon Buffini steps down from Permira

      Damon Buffini, seen as the political face of private equity during the buyout boom, is stepping down from Permira, the...

    9. January 20, 2015

      IG: Swiss rolled

      Young Turks mature into Old Turks, who are much less scary. IG Group, once seen as challenging traditional brokers, fitted...

    10. January 6, 2015

      Coach set to walk off with Stuart Weitzman

      Coach, the US accessories group, is closing in on a deal to buy Stuart Weitzman, the woman’s luxury shoemaker, according to...

    11. December 12, 2014

      Permira cuts exposure to Hugo Boss

      Shares in Hugo Boss took an unfashionable turn on Friday after the luxury group’s longtime major shareholder, Permira, began...

    12. December 11, 2014

      Cargill returns to Nutreco battle with standalone offer plan

      The battle for Nutreco intensified on Thursday after US agricultural trader Cargill announced that it would make a...

    13. December 5, 2014

      Nutreco backs SHV’s €3bn takeover approach

      Nutreco has called on its shareholders to back a €3bn takeover approach from SHV Holdings, the Dutch trading group. The...

    14. November 30, 2014

      Nutreco adds to advisers ahead of potential Cargill counter-offer

      Nutreco, the Dutch fish and animal feed group that has agreed to a €3bn takeover by SHV Holdings, has bolstered its advisory...

    15. November 18, 2014

      Shareholders urge Nutreco to open books to Cargill and Permira

      Shareholders in Nutreco have called on the Dutch fish and animal feed group to open its books to Cargill and Permira, the...

    16. November 13, 2014

      Cargill set to lock horns in fight over Nutreco

      Let battle commence. The announcement of an agreed offer for Dutch animal and fish feed group Nutreco has pitted one...

    17. November 10, 2014

      SHV Holdings raises bid for Dutch animal feed group Nutreco

      Investor hopes of a bidding war sent shares in Nutreco up 15 per cent on Monday after Dutch trading group SHV Holdings...

    18. November 4, 2014

      Hugo Boss: the rational consumer

      Hugo Boss is a case study in stock market irrationality. Reasons to avoid shares in the luxury clothes maker abound: a year...

    19. October 20, 2014

      Platform Specialty grabs Arysta for $3.5bn

      Platform Specialty Products, the company backed by activist investor Bill Ackman, has agreed to buy Arysta LifeScience in a...

    20. October 8, 2014

      VTB Capital in talks to acquire Roberto Cavalli

      VTB Capital, the investment arm of the sanctioned Russian bank, is in advanced talks to acquire a majority stake in Italian...

    21. September 21, 2014

      Russia’s sovereign fund head struggles to stay above politics

      Kirill Dmitriev, the 39-year-old, boyish-looking head of Russia’s sovereign wealth fund, was supposed to change the face of...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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,...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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