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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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,...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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