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  1. FT Alphaville

    March 31, 2014

    Mini-miners for sale?

    Wanted: mid-scale mining company with potential to renovate and extend. Desperate and/or motivated sellers preferred. Mick...

  2. FT Alphaville

    March 31, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE The slow but sure ebb of eurozone inflation. David has a look at the HFT story, as...

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  1. March 14, 2014

    Hellas’ liquidators sue TPG and Apax for $1.3bn

    TPG and Apax Partners are being sued for more than $1.3bn by the liquidators for one of Greece’s first wireless operators,...

  2. March 12, 2014

    Bankruptcy risk rises for Energy Future Holdings

    Energy Future Holdings, the largest leveraged buyout ever, looks increasingly likely to file for bankruptcy protection by...

  3. February 27, 2014

    Lenta raises $950m despite Ukraine turmoil

    Lenta, the Russian hypermarket chain part-owned by private equity group TPG, has raised $950m in a flotation hit by the...

  4. February 23, 2014

    Lenta: racy in Russia

    Poundland? Pets at Home? Pah. Why bother with retailers trying to chisel out a niche in the growthless UK? They are not the...

  5. January 26, 2014

    Warburg Pincus hires ArcelorMittal’s former mining chief

    Warburg Pincus, the private equity investor, has hired Peter Kukielski, ArcelorMittal’s former mining chief, to accelerate...

  6. December 27, 2013

    Private equity IPOs tempt investors with frequent bounce

    Shares in private equity-backed companies listing this year have risen 18.6 per cent, a performance that will fuel...

  7. December 9, 2013

    Kentz to buy Valerus FS for $435m

    Shares in Kentz jumped by a tenth on Monday after the FTSE 250 oil services group launched a $435m takeover of privately...

  8. November 12, 2013

    Singapore debt feud tests emerging bond markets

    A fight has erupted between a group of institutional investors and the owners of Singapore semiconductor company UTAC over a...

  9. November 3, 2013

    Mining valuation gap blocks big mergers

    A seemingly “unbridgeable valuation gap” between buyers and sellers continues to stymie big merger activity in the mining...

  10. October 22, 2013

    Boom-era credit deals raise fears of overheating

    Neiman Marcus, the upscale US department store chain, is no stranger to fashion trends. But in the autumn of 2005 the luxury...

  11. October 1, 2013

    TPG joins scramble for mining assets

    TPG Capital’s $500m bet on Mick Davis’ venture has highlighted private equity investors’ recent attempts to play the...

  12. September 30, 2013

    Former Xstrata chief Mick Davis wins $1bn backing for mining venture

    Mick Davis has raised $1bn for his new mining venture in a bet by investors that the industry heavyweight can master the...

  13. September 26, 2013

    Lixil of Japan pays €3bn for Grohe

    Lixil and Development Bank of Japan are set to acquire bathroom fitting maker Grohe in a €3.06bn deal marking the largest...

  14. September 19, 2013

    Buyout groups scramble to keep Caesars afloat

    Another day, another refinancing at private equity-owned Caesars Entertainment. In this case the Las Vegas-based casino...

  15. September 14, 2013

    Rivals bid for bathroom fittings maker Grohe

    FRANKFURT, Sept 14 – Three peers of Europe’s biggest bathroom equipment maker, Grohe, submitted final offers for the...

  16. September 9, 2013

    Ares and CPPIB acquire Neiman Marcus for $6bn

    Neiman Marcus, the US luxury retailer, has sold itself to Ares Management, the US investment firm, and the Canada Pension...

  17. September 9, 2013

    Neiman Marcus up for sale with $6bn price tag

    Luxury US retailer Neiman Marcus is likely to be sold rather than listed, in an unexpected development. Neiman’s private...

  18. September 3, 2013

    Blackstone arm raises $5m for rescue fund

    Blackstone’s credit arm, GSO, has raised $5bn for its second rescue capital fund, highlighting the inroads alternative asset...

  19. September 2, 2013

    Ex-Blackstone top executive in French telecoms towers race

    Blackstone Group’s former top executive in Asia has emerged as the leading contender to buy the French assets of TDF,...

  20. August 23, 2013

    Google investment helps fuel Uber

    Google’s investment arm and TPG, the private equity group, have led a $258m investment in Uber, the taxi-hailing app that...

  21. August 20, 2013

    McCarthy & Stone agrees debt deal

    Shareholders in McCarthy & Stone have agreed to inject £367m of new equity into the retirement homebuilder to pay down debt,...

  22. August 16, 2013

    ParknShop attracts buyers in the $4bn range

    ParknShop has attracted seven takeover bids in the $3bn-$4bn range from private equity and strategic buyers including...

  23. August 12, 2013

    Li Ning first-half revenues fall by a quarter

    China’s Li Ning sportswear brand reported another big fall in revenues for the first half of this year, but said inventory...

  24. August 11, 2013

    Creditors push Energy Future towards restructure

    Energy Future Holdings, the Texas utility formerly known as TXU and the subject of the largest leveraged buyout in history,...

  25. August 6, 2013

    TPG looks for more time to spend key fund

    TPG, one of the world’s largest private equity companies, has taken the unusual step of asking investors in its $19bn...

  26. July 28, 2013

    Funds seize chance to move into property

    Private equity groups have stepped up their investment in European property to the highest levels since 2007 as fund...

  27. July 9, 2013

    KKR raises record $6bn for second Asian buyout fund

    KKR has raised a record $6bn for its second big Asian buyout fund in a sign that investors are confident the New York...

  28. July 8, 2013

    TPG Capital buys owner of Times Educational Supplement

    TSL Education, a digital education business that owns the Times Educational Supplement, has been bought by private equity...

  29. July 1, 2013

    Private equity groups weigh Biomet exit

    The private equity owners of Biomet are weighing a relisting of the US artificial hip and knee maker, six years after taking...

  30. June 24, 2013

    Neiman Marcus files for IPO

    Neiman Marcus, the upscale US department store, has filed for an initial public offering as its private equity owners look...

  31. June 9, 2013

    Bank puts faith in women borrowers

    It is early morning in the village of Kramat Jarak, about two hours from Jakarta, and a group of women are mingling with...

  32. May 10, 2013

    True Religion agrees to $835m buyout offer

    Premium denim label True Religion is to go into private ownership after agreeing to a buyout by investment group TowerBrook....

  33. May 2, 2013

    Buyout group Ares prepares for IPO

    Ares Management, an alternative investment firm with nearly $60bn under management, is preparing for a potential US listing...

  34. May 2, 2013

    Private equity companies struggle to raise capital

    The 50 largest private equity groups raised less capital over the past five years as the industry struggled to attract and...

  35. April 29, 2013

    Private equity owner TPG weighs break-up of towers operator TDF

    US private equity investor TPG is weighing a break-up of France-based telecom towers operator TDF as a way to facilitate the...

  36. April 28, 2013

    Buyout groups near deal to sell Bank BTPN stake

    TPG and Northstar Pacific Partners are finalising a sale of a big part of their controlling stake in Jakarta-based Bank BTPN...

  37. April 25, 2013

    Caesars Entertainment: smart money takes a punt

    Shareholders in Caesars Entertainment Corporation have been given the chance to double down. The company was called Harrah’s...

  38. April 24, 2013

    Kuwait Investment Authority: Integrity and caution are no handicap

    The Kuwait Investment Authority, the sovereign wealth fund, has long been known both for its integrity and cautious approach...

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