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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 plan...

  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 both...

  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 €3bn...

  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 include...

  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 comeback in...

  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 group...

  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 NHS...

  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 run...

  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 EMI...

  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 early...

  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 refinanced...

  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 chief...

  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 €1bn...

  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 thrown...

  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 to do...

  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 its...

  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 recorded...

  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 it...

  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 rival...

  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 only...

  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 control of...

  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 August...

  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 the...

  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 action...

  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. Amid...

  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 by...

  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 by...

  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 refinance its...

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