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    1. July 31, 2015

      Chime agrees to £374m takeover from WPP and Providence

      Chime Communications, the sports-focused marketing services group founded by Margaret Thatcher’s media adviser, has...

    2. July 30, 2015

      Chime’s sports presence rings right note for WPP and Providence

      Chime Communications, the marketing services group founded in 1989 by Lord Bell, Margaret Thatcher’s media adviser, has...

    1. July 29, 2015

      Providence and WPP in talks on Chime deal

      Chime Communications, the London-listed sports marketing specialist, is in advanced discussions to sell itself for more...

    2. July 14, 2015

      Al-Jazeera’s Bein buys Turkish pay-TV network Digiturk

      Bein Media Group, the sports arm of Al Jazeera, has signed an agreement to buy Digiturk, Turkey’s biggest...

    3. March 11, 2015

      Univision IPO may end a period buyout firms want to forget

      In 2007, Univision was acquired by a consortium of private equity investors in a highly leveraged deal worth more than...

    4. January 5, 2015

      China’s M&A mission to reach for the stars

      In 2010, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the storied Hollywood studio behind classics from The Wizard of Oz and James Bond to The...

    5. 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...

    6. 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,...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. March 14, 2014

      Charterhouse to pay $2bn for SkillSoft

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

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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,...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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,...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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,...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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”...

    36. 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...

    37. 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:...

    38. 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...

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