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  1. August 5, 2014

    Li Ka-shing turns focus to aircraft assets

    At last an answer to a question that has long puzzled bankers: what deals can you bring a billionaire with a penchant for...

  2. June 19, 2014

    Windy winter helps lift Infinis

    A windy winter helped push up underlying profits at Infinis, the renewable energy generator floated by Guy Hands’ Terra...

  1. May 16, 2014

    Should you buy in to the private equity buyout kings?

    Private equity has invaded our daily lives. During a typical day, you may buy sandwiches or coffee at Pret A Manger, a chain...

  2. March 7, 2014

    Hands switches EMI legal battle to London

    Guy Hands has unexpectedly agreed to transfer his long running lawsuit against Citigroup, over his firm’s ill-fated £4.2bn...

  3. February 14, 2014

    Week in Review, February 15

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. BNP Paribas allots $1.1bn for US...

  4. February 12, 2014

    Hands’ sacking of star manager raises $2bn green fund doubts

    Guy Hands’ decision to sack his star dealmaker in the middle of a crucial fundraising has left investors wondering whether...

  5. February 12, 2014

    Guy Hands’ star dealmaker asked to leave Terra Firma

    Guy Hands’ plan to transform his private equity business, with the biggest fundraising since he lost a £1.75bn stake in EMI,...

  6. January 17, 2014

    Terra Firma appoints new chief of Odeon cinema chain

    Terra Firma, the private equity firm owed by British financier Guy Hands, has appointed a new boss to run Odeon & UCI...

  7. January 8, 2014

    Guy Hands doubles salary pot of Terra Firma staff

    Guy Hands doubled the amount of wages he paid to staff last year in an effort to keep his private equity team intact after...

  8. November 20, 2013

    Cineworld chief’s resignation comes at a time of industry flux

    The unexpected resignation of Cineworld’s chief executive from the business he founded 18 years ago comes at a pivotal time...

  9. November 17, 2013

    Movers & shakers: November 18

    ● The Alternative Investment Management Association, the trade group representing the hedge fund industry, has appointed...

  10. November 15, 2013

    Calm debut for wind power group Infinis

    Shares in Infinis, the wind power maker owned by private equity group Terra Firma, rose slightly as they traded for the...

  11. November 4, 2013

    Infinis float to value group at up to £930m

    Infinis, the UK renewable power company owned by Guy Hands’ private equity group Terra Firma, has given details of a planned...

  12. October 21, 2013

    London leads debt and equities stampede after US budget deal

    Companies are rushing back to equity and debt markets following the end of the US government shutdown, with the owners of...

  13. October 20, 2013

    Terra Firma launches £1bn float of Infinis

    Guy Hands has launched a £1bn float of Infinis, a British wind power company, in a comeback signal to prospective new...

  14. September 30, 2013

    Terra Firma scraps plans to sell Odeon cinema chain

    Terra Firma, the private equity group founded by Guy Hands, has scrapped plans for a £1bn-plus sale of Odeon & UCI this year...

  15. September 26, 2013

    PE groups bring forward plans to list European companies

    Private equity groups are bringing forward plans to list their European companies, as they seek to tap increasing investor...

  16. August 25, 2013

    Guy Hands looks to renewable energy

    Terra Firma, the private equity group founded by Guy Hands, is fundraising for a $3bn renewable energy fund, according to...

  17. August 2, 2013

    Terra Firma sells Phoenix Natural Gas to Hastings funds

    Terra Firma, the private equity group founded by Guy Hands, is selling Phoenix Natural Gas in Northern Ireland to funds...

  18. July 9, 2013

    Guy Hands revives Deutsche Annington IPO

    Guy Hands, the founder of private equity firm Terra Firma, has revived an attempt to list German property manager Deutsche...

  19. July 3, 2013

    Guy Hands pulls German property float

    Guy Hands, the British private equity financier, has abandoned the flotation of Germany’s largest residential landlord over...

  20. June 10, 2013

    Vue has eyes for cinema rival Odeon after Canadian takeover

    The chief executive of Vue Entertainment has revealed that the UK cinema chain is interested in bidding for its bigger rival...

  21. June 10, 2013

    Private equity group Terra Firma to list Deutsche Annington stake

    Guy Hands, the British private equity financier, has fired the starter gun on taking one of Europe’s largest residential...

  22. June 10, 2013

    Residential property: Deutsche Annington

    Contrarian investors should stop reading here. Private equity-driven initial public offerings are in vogue as equity markets...

  23. May 31, 2013

    US judges overturn Citi’s win over EMI

    Citigroup’s 2010 victory over Guy Hands in a bitter courtroom feud over his ill-fated £4.2bn buyout of EMI has been...

  24. May 12, 2013

    Terra Firma eyes sale or IPO for cinemas

    Terra Firma, the private equity group founded by Guy Hands, has hired advisers to prepare a sale or initial public offering...

  25. May 1, 2013

    Duke Street seeks new backers

    Duke Street Capital, a private equity group that dropped plans to raise a new fund last year, is looking for backers willing...

  26. April 8, 2013

    BayernLB sells Bavaria homes for €2.5bn

    A German property company has led a €2.5bn deal to buy 32,000 homes in Bavaria in one of the country’s biggest housing...

  27. February 28, 2013

    Finance: An inequitable divide

    In October 2006 Guy Hands, his advisers at Citigroup and two other banks met in London to discuss a life-transforming plan...

  28. February 27, 2013

    Private equity industry frowns on France

    It is a rarity to find consensus among private equity fund managers – especially when it comes to Europe. But during an...

  29. February 22, 2013

    Buyout firms must sell before buying again

    Private equity is a paradox. When financial markets rally, buyout activity picks up, and vice versa. Sure enough, with both...

  30. February 22, 2013

    Rich investors fired up by landfill gas

    He has already found success as a purveyor of biscuits and his own line of fine food, but the Prince of Wales is carving out...

  31. February 5, 2013

    Water sector urged to share pain and gain

    Stand-offs between companies and regulator Ofwat over tweaks to licence conditions, the threat to monopoly returns posed by...

  32. February 4, 2013

    Sumitomo gains control of SESW

    Sumitomo Corporation of Japan has become the latest foreign buyer to invest in the UK water and sewerage sector after...

  33. January 27, 2013

    Hands decries Cameron’s ‘dangerous gamble’

    Guy Hands has become a europhile. Nothing like living in Guernsey by the sea – far from the “tribe” of the City of London –...

  34. January 27, 2013

    Hands to ‘move on’ with fundraiser

    Guy Hands, founder of private equity firm Terra Firma, aims to bolster his plans to raise funds this year by returning €3bn...

  35. January 27, 2013

    Private Equity Foundation in charity merger

    The Private Equity Foundation, a London-based charity backed by private equity groups including KKR, Apax and Terra Firma,...

  36. January 20, 2013

    Goldman to start German property roadshow

    Goldman Sachs will on Monday begin a roadshow to sell €1.4bn of shares in a huge German property portfolio, kick-starting...

  37. FT Alphaville

    January 7, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Basel eases liquidity requirements: The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has bowed to intense pressure from the...

  38. January 6, 2013

    Terra Firma eyes revival of Odeon sale

    Terra Firma, the private equity fund founded by Guy Hands, is planning to sell assets this year that are likely to include...

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