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  1. 18 hours ago

    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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