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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. July 3, 2013

    IPOs: thorn in the hand

    There’s nothing like a bit of market volatility to separate the men from the boys. On Wednesday, Japan’s Suntory Beverage...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. February 3, 2013

    A manager of creative disruption

    Roger Faxon tugs on a pulley to take an eccentric old elevator up to the Tribeca loft apartment he moved into last month...

  20. 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 –...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. September 5, 2012

    Vivendi/EMI deal hits right notes for bankers

    Barring any further mishaps, EMI – the British music company behind The Beatles, The Sex Pistols and Katy Perry – will...

  26. July 18, 2012

    Universal moves to save EMI deal

    Universal Music has made a sweeping offer to sell parts of EMI to independent record labels, in a last-ditch attempt to...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. May 17, 2012

    3i: the travails of private equity

    Aye, aye, aye, 3i. The London-listed private equity group has not done much right recently. A disastrous investment record...

  30. 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...

  31. May 10, 2012

    Guy forks out the cash for Terra Firma

    A business is plainly going through a rocky patch when the boss has to dust off his wallet to meet the payroll. Admittedly,...

  32. May 10, 2012

    Hands to put £20m into Terra Firma

    Guy Hands, the financier, is ploughing £20m of his own money into his underperforming private equity fund in an unusual move...

  33. May 10, 2012

    No cash in Hands’ dealmaking pot

    After toiling through three years of post-credit crunch doldrums, British financier Guy Hands last autumn identified 2013 as...

  34. May 10, 2012

    Vue acquires rival Apollo for £20m

    Vue Cinemas has enlarged its footprint across the UK with the acquisition of rival Apollo cinemas for about £20m. The...

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    May 1, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    China’s official PMI figures for April came in at 53.3, compared to 53.1 in March and a median forecast of 53.6 from...

  36. April 30, 2012

    Hands in ‘old school’ deal for care group

    The acquisition of Four Seasons Health Care by Terra Firma concludes a long saga of negotiations between the care homes...

  37. April 30, 2012

    Four Seasons purchase to slow Hands deals

    Guy Hands, the veteran UK private equity investor, has completed his last deal for the foreseeable future, betting on the...

  38. April 29, 2012

    Terra Firma to buy Four Seasons for £825m

    Terra Firma, the private equity group chaired by Guy Hands, confirmed it was buying Four Seasons Health Care in a deal that...

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