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    1. September 15, 2014

      Phones 4U founder calls for probe

      John Caudwell, the outspoken founder of Phones 4U, has called for the markets regulator to investigate whether the “bully...

    2. July 9, 2014

      Bharti Airtel to sell 3,100 telecom towers in infrastructure deal

      Bharti Airtel, the Indian telecoms group, will sell its towers network in four countries in Africa to Helios Towers, the...

    1. May 21, 2014

      Helios Towers Africa seeks $500m for Bharti infrastructure sale

      Helios Towers Africa, the infrastructure company backed by funds of George Soros, Madeleine Albright and Jacob Rothschild,...

    2. March 17, 2014

      Ono’s private equity owners ring up a profit

      On March 5, in a Mayfair office in London, a handshake between Vodafone chief executive officer Vittorio Colao, and John...

    3. March 16, 2014

      Vodafone agrees Ono deal for €7.2bn

      Vodafone has confirmed the acquisition of Spanish cable company Ono for €7.2bn in the next move of a broader strategy to...

    4. March 14, 2014

      Charterhouse to pay $2bn for SkillSoft

      Charterhouse Capital Partners has highlighted private equity groups’ increasing appetite for the education sector after...

    5. March 13, 2014

      Spanish cable group Ono to push ahead with IPO plans

      Ono, the Spanish cable group, will proceed with plans to float after a meeting of its shareholders in spite of continuing...

    6. March 7, 2014

      Vodafone submits revised Ono offer

      Vodafone has submitted a revised offer to buy Spain’s Ono, and is initiating an accelerated due diligence process this...

    7. January 28, 2014

      Liberty Global in talks to buy Spanish TV and telecoms group Ono

      Liberty Global, the company owned by US cable entrepreneur John Malone, is considering a €7bn bid for Spanish TV, broadband...

    8. October 21, 2013

      Providence buys Ambassador Theatre Group for £350m

      US buyout house Providence Equity Partners is to enter London’s West End theatre stage with the acquisition of Ambassador...

    9. July 3, 2013

      Altegrity receives up to $1bn in offers for job screening unit

      Altegrity, the security group owned by Providence Equity Partners, has received offers in the range of $900m to $1bn for its...

    10. April 10, 2013

      Rivals walk away from CBS Outdoor unit

      Rivals to CBS Outdoor have pulled out of the formal bidding process for the outdoor advertiser’s international arm, leaving...

    11. April 6, 2013

      Chernin makes $500m move for Hulu

      Peter Chernin, former chief operating officer of News Corp, has made a formal $500m bid for Hulu, the online video site...

    12. March 5, 2013

      Permira scales back fundraising targets

      Permira, the UK private equity firm that once raised Europe’s largest buyout fund, has cut its fundraising ambitions by...

    13. February 7, 2013

      TowerBrook raises $3.5bn fund

      Defying a depressed fundraising market, TowerBrook, the British-American private equity firm that used to own shoe designer...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. November 8, 2012

      Chernin secures $100m from Qatar Holding

      Peter Chernin, former chief operating officer of News Corp, has secured an investment of about $100m in his new company from...

    17. September 25, 2012

      Providence sells minority interests

      Providence Equity Partners has sold minority stakes in its business to two of its investment clients, in a further sign of...

    18. September 2, 2012

      NY probes private equity tax strategy

      Many of the world’s largest private equity firms face an investigation into strategies that may have helped them to avoid...

    19. July 25, 2012

      MGM plans to make IPO comeback

      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the Hollywood studio behind classic films such as The Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind, plans to...

    20. July 6, 2012

      Yahoo nears decision on chief

      Yahoo’s search for a new chief executive is entering its final days as the board plans to install a successor to Scott...

    21. May 21, 2012

      Hulu goes for original series to win adherents

      Hulu, the internet video operator owned by Walt Disney, News Corp and Comcast, is launching 10 original series aimed at...

    22. May 7, 2012

      Case study: New pricing scheme backfires

      The story. The term “Ironman” has become synonymous with physical endurance. A gruelling three-sport race, comprising a 2.4...

    23. April 23, 2012

      Chernin Group secures $200m in private equity

      The Chernin Group, the entertainment and digital media company Peter Chernin founded after leaving News Corp in 2009, has...

    24. April 23, 2012

      Chernin looks to build media giant

      When Peter Chernin left News Corp in February 2009, the shock in Hollywood at Rupert Murdoch losing his chief operating...

    25. FT Alphaville

      April 20, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      Microsoft’s quarterly results were better than expected due to firmer PC sales, reports Reuters. However its earnings were...

    26. February 21, 2012

      BC Partners beats odds with €6.5bn raising

      London-based buy-out firm BC Partners has completed one of the largest private equity capital raisings since the global...

    27. February 14, 2012

      TDC owners reduce their holding

      The private equity consortium that controls Denmark’s largest telecoms company has sold almost $1bn of shares as it...

    28. December 1, 2011

      CVC in Swiss Orange bidder talks

      CVC Capital Partners has started to make its mark on the auction of Orange Switzerland by talking to one of the bidders...

    29. November 24, 2011

      Buy-out groups fight to survive the wilderness

      Guy Hands, the maverick founder of buy-out house Terra Firma, last week described the current era as “wilderness years” for...

    30. November 24, 2011

      Mediaset in joint bid to buy Endemol

      Mediaset, Silvio Berlusconi’s media empire, has put in a joint bid for Endemol, the indebted Dutch TV producer behind Big...

    31. FT Alphaville

      November 4, 2011

      TPG makes it fifteen for Yahoo

      Breaking news on Thursday night/Friday morning: TPG Capital enters the fray for Yahoo. Here’s more from the NYT: ...

    32. October 14, 2011

      Sale of Hulu video site scrapped

      Walt Disney, News Corp and Providence Equity Partners have scrapped their planned sale of Hulu after failing to attract a...

    33. October 10, 2011

      Netflix drops plans to split DVD and online

      Netflix has buckled under pressure from investors and customers to make one of the most high profile US corporate strategic...

    34. FT Alphaville

      October 10, 2011

      Yang eyes Yahoo buyout with private equity

      Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang is “interested” in a deal with private equity firms to take the company private, Reuters says,...

    35. FT Alphaville

      October 6, 2011

      Microsoft considering bid for Yahoo

      Microsoft is considering a bid for Yahoo, Reuters reports, citing sources close to the situation. A number of other...

    36. September 25, 2011

      US banks face losses on loan commitments

      US investment banks are facing losses on financing commitments for buy-outs and other deals struck before the recent market...

    37. September 22, 2011

      Vivendi and Time Warner vie for Poland’s TVN

      At least two global media groups are competing to buy a controlling stake in TVN, the largest Polish private broadcaster by...

    38. September 7, 2011

      Hulu owners should take the money and run

      While advisers in other sectors anxiously watch the latest twitches in global financial markets, technology bankers still...

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