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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. November 23, 2012

      Boom-era debt securities return in Europe

      A complex and risky form of debt that became popular ahead of the financial crisis is showing signs of making a...

    5. November 19, 2012

      Terra Firma advances on MoD landlord

      Guy Hands, the private equity boss, is set to become one of the UK’s largest landlords after Terra Firma, the buyout...

    6. October 22, 2012

      M&A on the rise in healthcare industry

      Deal activity in healthcare services is picking up amid widespread expectations that private sector involvement in the...

    7. October 7, 2012

      Hands in $5bn energy project push

      Terra Firma, the private equity group run by Guy Hands, is to announce plans for a $3bn-$5bn energy infrastructure fund...

    8. September 21, 2012

      Artists face uncertainty amid disposals

      A “hold separate manager” is not the most rock and roll title in the music business. But for the next six months, an...

    9. September 21, 2012

      EMI sale to Universal on cusp of approval

      European and US competition regulators could approve Universal Music’s £1.2bn bid for EMI’s recorded music business as...

    10. July 10, 2012

      Terra Firma to refinance German fund

      Guy Hands’ Terra Firma has struck a deal with bondholders that could see Europe’s largest single securitised loan...

    11. June 24, 2012

      Debt party leaves buyouts with a hangover

      At the 2007 closing of the $45bn acquisition of TXU, the Texas utility, executives involved with the largest leveraged...

    12. May 13, 2012

      3i set to appoint ex-City banker as chief

      3i, the UK’s largest listed private equity group by assets under management, is set to name Simon Borrows as its new...

    13. April 3, 2012

      Energy buyout group Denham raises $3bn

      In a sign of investors’ interest in energy and natural resources companies, Denham Capital, a US private equity group...

    14. FT Alphaville

      March 1, 2012

      Terra Firma seeks €1bn from sovereign wealth fund

      Terra Firma Capital Partners has dropped plans to start fundraising this spring and is seeking instead to collect about...

    15. January 10, 2012

      Hands’ plea for EMI data rejected by court

      Guy Hands has been dealt a blow in his legal dispute with Citigroup over the US bank’s seizure of EMI. A UK court has...

    16. December 27, 2011

      A difficult path can lead to greater success

      One reason why I am fascinated by the world of business, and indeed really enjoy the company of entrepreneurs, is that...

    17. FT Alphaville

      November 25, 2011

      Terra Firma seeks €1bn SWF pool

      Terra Firma Capital Partners is looking to raise up to €1bn (£860m) from a sovereign wealth fund to retain its ability...

    18. FT Alphaville

      November 24, 2011

      Terra Firma seeks €1bn sovereign fund pool

      Guy Hands’ Terra Firma Capital Partners is looking to raise up to €1bn (£860m) from a sovereign wealth fund to retain...

    19. November 13, 2011

      Vivendi has no plans to sell Universal

      Vivendi has scotched rumours that it could sell Universal Music after sealing its £1.2bn ($1.9bn) deal for EMI’s...

    20. FT Alphaville

      November 8, 2011

      Bowie looks to exit EMI

      David Bowie is poised to walk away from EMI, the troubled UK music group in the middle of an auction, after a 15-year...

    21. November 7, 2011

      Bowie looks to EMI exit

      David Bowie is poised to walk away from EMI, the troubled UK music group in the middle of an auction, after a 15-year...

    22. November 3, 2011

      Ex-Army pilot due to land in Shanks’ hot seat

      Shanks, the waste management group, has appointed a former Army helicopter pilot and consultant as chief executive, as...

    23. FT Alphaville

      October 31, 2011

      Brinkmanship over EMI as Blavatnik walks away

      Len Blavatnik, whose Access Industries group bought Warner Music earlier this year, has walked away from the $3bn-$4bn...

    24. October 30, 2011

      Blavatnik walks away from EMI auction

      Len Blavatnik, whose Access Industries group bought Warner Music earlier this year, has walked away from the $3bn-$4bn...

    25. October 21, 2011

      Robbie Williams leaves EMI for Universal

      EMI, the UK music group that is in the middle of being auctioned, has lost Robbie Williams, one of its top artists, to...

    26. FT Alphaville

      October 17, 2011

      Volatile markets threaten EMI sale

      Turbulent financing markets could derail Citigroup’s attempt to sell EMI, the FT reports, citing people close to the...

    27. October 3, 2011

      EMI’s future

      It is tempting to assume that the future looks bright for Citigroup and record label EMI. Katy Perry recently became...

    28. October 2, 2011

      Perelman in five-way tussle for EMI

      Ronald Perelman, the billionaire buy-out investor, is vying with four of the world’s largest music companies for...

    29. September 22, 2011

      Case study: EMI

      Does EMI deserve to be seen as a turnround story? Soon after Guy Hands bought the home of The Beatles and Coldplay in...

    30. September 9, 2011

      Hands’ feud with Citigroup not over

      Guy Hands made it clear that his public feud with Citigroup still smoulders on when he launched a legal action against...

    31. September 7, 2011

      Citi looks to safeguard EMI bidders

      Citigroup is planning to indemnify bidders for EMI from any future damages claim from Guy Hands following fresh legal...

    32. FT Alphaville

      July 6, 2011

      3i and a top City rainmaker

      Are we about to see some action at struggling private equity group 3i? Chairman Sir Adrian Montague must be hoping so....

    33. FT Alphaville

      June 21, 2011

      Citigroup fires start gun on EMI auction

      Citigroup is moving faster on a sale of EMI than many potential bidders expected, as it seeks to take advantage of a...

    34. June 14, 2011

      Wormsley clinches travelling deal

      Taking a well deserved break from the world of corporate finance, Citigroup rainmaker David Wormsley is on sabbatical,...

    35. June 6, 2011

      Terra Firma hires investor relations chief

      Terra Firma has hired a former senior Citigroup banker as head of investor relations in anticipation of its next...

    36. FT Alphaville

      May 27, 2011

      Refinance woes deal fresh blow for Hands

      Attempts to refinance Europe’s largest single securitised loan backing a German residential property company controlled...

    37. FT Alphaville

      May 26, 2011

      Property group refinancing hit by errors

      Attempts to refinance Europe’s largest single securitised loan backing a German residential property company controlled...

    38. FT Alphaville

      May 11, 2011

      Terra Firma sets £475m bond sale

      Terra Firma, the UK private equity firm run by Guy Hands, has launched plans to sell £475m ($779m) of bonds to...

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