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      Cirque du Soleil bought 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 values...

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    1. 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 for...

    2. 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,...

    3. 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 valuing...

    4. 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 $13bn...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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 Thursday as...

    8. 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 long-time...

    9. 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 private...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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 we...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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, surely...

    20. 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 an...

    21. 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 received...

    22. 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...

    23. 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, as...

    24. 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 company...

    25. August 7, 2014

      KKR, Blackstone and TPG pay $325m to settle collusion lawsuit

      KKR, Blackstone and TPG have agreed to pay $325m to settle a lawsuit that accused seven private equity groups of conspiring...

    26. August 6, 2014

      China Life poised to take $250m stake in TPG

      China Life is set to inject $250m into TPG, in one of the first Chinese investments in the buyout industry since CIC took a...

    27. June 12, 2014

      Goldman and Bain pay $121m to settle buyout conspiracy case

      Goldman Sachs and Bain Capital paid $121m to settle a lawsuit alleging they conspired with other private equity firms to fix...

    28. May 15, 2014

      Pain of private equity’s TXU disaster fades amid renewed interest

      Private equity investment in energy In 2007 David Foley, head of energy investing for Blackstone, passed on joining in the...

    29. May 15, 2014

      Participant Media joins $350m investment joint venture

      Participant Media, the film group started by eBay’s first president, Jeff Skoll, has joined a company backed by TPG Growth...

    30. May 9, 2014

      Lunch with the FT: Travis Kalanick

      An Uber car normally arrives in five minutes but I’ve already been waiting 10 for the company’s chief executive, Travis...

    31. April 29, 2014

      Energy Future Holdings: Texas fold ’em

      A cleaned-up capital structure may not be enough for Energy Future Holdings. The Texas power company was the subject of a...

    32. April 24, 2014

      Bankruptcy talks over Energy Future Holdings hinge on tax issues

      Negotiations to avoid a disorderly bankruptcy of Energy Future Holdings, the indebted Texas power group that ranks as the...

    33. April 24, 2014

      Zimmer agrees $13.4bn Biomet acquisition

      Zimmer, the maker of the eponymous walking frame, has agreed to acquire Biomet for $13.35bn, combining the two providers of...

    34. April 22, 2014

      TPG snaps up Chinese hospital operator

      A private-equity bidding war for one of China’s highest-quality private hospital chains has ended with Chindex International...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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,...

    38. 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...

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