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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. September 8, 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...

    19. 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....

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. May 10, 2011

      Terra Firma plans £475m bond sale

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

    25. FT Alphaville

      April 13, 2011

      Terra Firma eyes £1.2bn for cinema chain

      Terra Firma, the private equity firm run by Guy Hands, has entered into exclusive talks with BC Partners and Omers...

    26. FT Alphaville

      April 1, 2011

      Hands to sell Odeon cinema chain

      Terra Firma, the UK buy-out firm run by Guy Hands, is putting the Odeon & UCI cinema chain up for sale in a deal likely...

    27. March 6, 2011

      Tesco push on CD deals with music groups

      Tesco is pushing music companies to accept minimal upfront payments for the compact discs they ship to the UK retailer,...

    28. February 20, 2011

      Offers for Warner’s music arm are invited

      Warner Music has asked for preliminary bids this week for its music publishing company or for the entire group, with...

    29. February 8, 2011

      Beazley looks beyond failed Hardy bid

      Beazley drew a line under its failed tilt at rival Lloyd’s of London insurer Hardy by handing capital back to its...

    30. February 5, 2011

      Institutional investors becoming vocal

      Anthony Bolton’s relocation last year to the stock-picking fraternity of Hong Kong left London without a ‘quiet...

    31. FT Alphaville

      February 2, 2011

      Citi seizes EMI from Hands

      Guy Hands on Tuesday lost control of EMI to Citigroup, months earlier than expected, abruptly ending the UK...

    32. FT Alphaville

      February 1, 2011

      The Terra Firma response -- IN FULL

      After three years and a £1.75bn loss, is that it? Terra Firma is pleased that EMI’s debt burden has been reduced...

    33. FT Alphaville

      February 1, 2011

      Guy Fawked [updated]

      Hands-free at last, etc. Terra Firma — boss: one Guy Hands — just lost control of EMI to a Citigroup manoeuvre. Click...

    34. January 21, 2011

      Warner move to set industry tone

      Permira and the music publishing arms of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Sony are among several possible suitors for all or...

    35. FT Alphaville

      January 12, 2011

      Hands appeals EMI ruling

      Guy Hands, head of UK buy-out house Terra Firma, has appealed a US court ruling that acquitted Citigroup of all...

    36. FT Alphaville

      January 10, 2011

      Weekend catch-up

      In case you missed these stories, weekend headlines from the FT and other UK media*: From The FT, -       Duke Energy...

    37. January 4, 2011

      EMI settles Pink Floyd dispute

      Pink Floyd has agreed a new five-year deal with EMI Music, putting an end to a bitter legal dispute between the band...

    38. December 21, 2010

      Private equity

      Many predicted the death of private equity when the global crisis pulled the rug out from under the credit market. In a...

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