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    1. September 2, 2015

      Tanium funding points to $3.5bn valuation

      Tanium, a cyber security start-up, is raising $120m and more than doubling its valuation in just five months, as...

    2. August 12, 2015

      FIS buys SunGard for $9.1bn to undo ‘club’ deal

      Fidelity National Information Services, a technology provider to banks and insurers, is buying SunGard Data Systems for...

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    1. August 9, 2015

      Junior creditors close to taking control at Oncor

      An agreement giving junior creditors control of Oncor, the regulated US utility that is part of Energy Futures...

    2. August 4, 2015

      Debt-laden Neiman Marcus readies for IPO

      Neiman Marcus, the venerable US luxury department store, has fired the starting gun on an initial public offering as...

    3. August 4, 2015

      China will need to rely on intermediaries to succeed in Hollywood

      Last week Relativity Media, a Hollywood film studio, filed for bankruptcy protection. But even before its fall from...

    4. August 3, 2015

      Cyber security start-up Zscaler nets $100m in round led by TPG

      Cloud security group Zscaler is joining the ranks of cyber security start-ups raising large sums, as private market...

    5. July 2, 2015

      Fosun bets on European property with Resolution venture

      Fosun, the private conglomerate run by the man dubbed “China’s Warren Buffett”, has taken a big step into the European...

    6. June 30, 2015

      Mick Davis is ready to make a contrarian bet on thermal coal

      Mick Davis, former chief executive of Xstrata, knows coal. By the time Xstrata was sold to Glencore in 2013, Mr Davis...

    7. June 17, 2015

      TPG to invest up to $1bn in Africa with Satya Capital

      TPG, one of the world’s biggest private equity houses, is making its first foray into Africa as it prepares to invest...

    8. June 4, 2015

      J Crew in stormy waters as losses deepen

      J Crew is sailing in stormy waters, as some of its female customers question a shift in styling away from its more...

    9. May 18, 2015

      Endo to buy Par from TPG Capital in $8bn cash-and-shares deal

      Endo is set to buy US drugmaker Par from private equity firm TPG Capital for $8.05bn in cash and shares, the latest...

    10. May 14, 2015

      US buyout group TPG snaps up UK discounter Poundworld

      Private equity group TPG has acquired Poundworld, the pound store operator, for about £150m in cash, highlighting the...

    11. May 12, 2015

      SunGard listing shows buyout companies scraping bottom of the barrel

      Ten years after SunGard Data Systems was bought by seven private equity groups for $11.4bn just as the buyout boom was...

    12. 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...

    13. FT Alphaville

      April 21, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Gazprom is next in the pipeline for Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition...

    14. April 20, 2015

      Cirque du Soleil grabbed by US and Chinese investors

      The acrobats of Cirque du Soleil have been bought by TPG Capital and Fosun, the Chinese conglomerate, in a deal that...

    15. April 9, 2015

      LinkedIn buys Lynda.com for about $1.5bn

      LinkedIn is to acquire the online learning business Lynda.com for about $1.5bn, as the social network expands offerings...

    16. March 18, 2015

      China’s Huayi Brothers deepens Hollywood ties

      China’s largest privately run film production company, Huayi Brothers Media, says it has reached a deal to finance,...

    17. March 16, 2015

      Leonard Green and TPG in $4bn deal for Life Time Fitness

      Life Time Fitness has agreed to be sold to private equity groups Leonard Green & Partners and TPG in a transaction...

    18. 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...

    19. February 16, 2015

      Battle over carcass of Energy Future Holdings heats up

      A battle between creditors of Energy Future Holdings, the Texas electricity company that was the largest ever leveraged...

    20. February 2, 2015

      Towergate tussle continues

      The battle for Towergate is set to continue even after the insurance broker’s directors reached a debt-restructuring...

    21. January 23, 2015

      Box secures $1.7bn valuation in IPO

      Box, the cloud storage company that abandoned plans to float last summer, successfully made its way to market on...

    22. January 18, 2015

      TPG raises initial $5bn for latest buyout fund

      TPG Capital is poised to announce it has raised an initial $5bn for its latest buyout fund, securing backing from...

    23. January 15, 2015

      Caesars unit files for bankruptcy protection

      Caesars Entertainment placed its operating unit into Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Chicago on Thursday as the...

    24. January 7, 2015

      Caesars owners seek way out of gambling debt

      When Apollo Global Management and TPG Capital paid almost $30bn for the operator of Las Vegas casinos including Caesars...

    25. 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...

    26. December 22, 2014

      Caesars deal boosts assets before bankruptcy

      Two listed units of Caesars Entertainment, the troubled casino and resort company, are combining in an attempt to build...

    27. FT Alphaville

      December 18, 2014

      Caesars: Et tu, 1st lien?

      One of our favorite themes is the lengths to which shareholders will go to expropriate value from creditors. In March...

    28. December 17, 2014

      Li Ning: energy boost

      It has turned out to be more curse than blessing. For years, Li Ning was seen as China’s answer to Nike and Adidas. A...

    29. December 17, 2014

      Li Ning tumbles on fundraising plan

      Shares of Li Ning tumbled 8 per cent to close at their lowest in a decade after the troubled Chinese sportswear brand...

    30. November 17, 2014

      Li Ning in hunt for new chief executive

      Li Ning, the troubled Chinese sportswear brand, is in the market for a new chief executive after the departure of the...

    31. November 6, 2014

      TPG swallows Prezzo restaurant chain

      London-listed casual dining chain Prezzo is to go private after accepting a £304m takeover offer from TPG, in another...

    32. October 20, 2014

      TPG boosts its bet on Hollywood’s CAA

      TPG has increased its stake in Creative Artists Agency to 53 per cent, giving the private equity firm control of the...

    33. FT Alphaville

      October 15, 2014

      When a man cannot choose, is he still a consumer?

      Supermarket price wars, as we all know, are beginning to weigh on the bottom lines of the nation’s top grocers. [Err,...

    34. October 9, 2014

      Former Xstrata chief made bid for BHP Billiton assets

      Mick Davis, the former head of Xstrata, attempted a dramatic comeback earlier this year, approaching BHP Billiton with...

    35. October 2, 2014

      Prezzo restaurants courted by private equity

      Prezzo, one of the very few London-listed restaurant chains, could be about to go private after it revealed it had...

    36. August 31, 2014

      Carlyle settles to avoid trial by jury

      Carlyle has brought to an end allegations that the world’s largest private equity groups conspired to fix the prices of...

    37. August 12, 2014

      Game of poker over Caesars Entertainment heads to the courts

      Distressed debt investors are squaring off against Apollo and TPG, the private equity owners of Caesars Entertainment,...

    38. August 11, 2014

      Private equity prepares for Treasury Wine bid battle

      Private equity groups are preparing for a possible battle over the world’s largest listed winemaker after a second...

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