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Private Equity

After market turmoil left the industry reeling, buyout groups are coming back to life and looking at some of the biggest deals since the collapse of Lehman Brothers

Singapore wealth fund’s returns fall

GIC expects low returns for the foreseeable future

Barriers needed for Quindell lookalikes

Almost every UK financial regulator has launched probe into company

KCG expands in Europe after buying Neonet

High frequency market maker attracted by broker’s Nordic clients

Car group Autins drives post-Brexit IPOs

British engineering company reduces noise in Bentleys and Range Rovers

KKR buoyed by second-quarter bull market

US private equity group enjoys rebound after tough start to year

Special reports

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Dollar, won, yen, UBS, Asia, Swiss franc and Latin America

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Switzerland, strategies, competition, crisis fallout, technology, emerging markets, recruitment, consolidation

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Saudis in bid for Grosvenor and Plaza hotels

Wealth funds in offer to Subrata Roy’s Sahara group

Glencore Russneft stake cut by debt deal

Oligarch founder of Russian oil group in debt-for-equity swap

Fund houses fill corporate lending gap

Study shows growing reliance of companies on asset managers

Start-ups get post-Brexit VC boost

Confidence but figures are worse than a year earlier

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Landscape shifts for pipeline operators

Once-staid US sector knocked by volatility and uncertainty over high dividend levels

GE’s shedding of financial unit adds up

Offloading of most of GE Capital meets with favourable timing

Movers & shakers: July 25

Pimco has poached the chief executive of Man Group, Manny Roman

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Brexit fears of market contagion look overdone

Britain’s referendum has had a limited impact on global markets

A Wellcome case spotlighting front-running

Financial markets are full of episodes of front-running

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Elite crew to steer City through Brexit

Impressive roster of senior financiers to co-ordinate contact with ministers

Italy eyes €750m air traffic control sale

Key plank of Renzi’s privatisation plan prices close to top of range

Blackstone assets hit $356bn record high

Investment manager reports 2% rise in economic net income

UK buyout firm to invest in Egypt retailer

Development Partners International to buy 33% stake in store group

Lixil explores sale of construction group

Japanese conglomerate becomes latest to reconsider acquisitions

Brookfield teams up with Indian lender

State Bank of India venture to recapitalise corporate clients

Cometh the hour, goeth the Man(ny)

London hedge fund group chief executive is heading stateside

DT told to give rivals access to network

Brussels puts conditions on plan to boost German broadband speeds

Goldman Sachs: entry level

Even the most venerable banks are in transition

US online lender CommonBond raises $30m

Move comes as broader industry battles with a downturn

Arm investors should put up or shut up

Japanese group picks moment of maximum uncertainty post-Brexit to sweep chip designer off its feet

Son arms SoftBank for internet of things

Japanese internet giant’s major deal for UK global chip designer

Payment processing company Worldpay has said it plans to raise £890m by listing its shares on the London stock market. The flotation could give the company a market value of nearly £4bn and push it into the FTSE 100 index of the largest UK-listed firms.

Worldpay outage hits millions of payments

Payments processing group’s outage has lasted more than two weeks

Mick Davis, former CEO of Xstrata and head of X2 Resources

Mick Davis rethinks fund after deals fail

Former Xstrata boss is considering removing investor veto

Liberty House eyes Canada steel targets

Sanjeev Gupta group set to move on from pursuit of UK group

Online lenders should become banks

Marketplace firms are lending much less than they did at the end of 2015

Week in Review

Week in Review, July 16

Burberry shake-up, Airbus and Boeing, Thomson Reuters and UFC

Risk warning over alternative finance

FCA probe as crowdfunding and P2P lending grow in popularity

Biggest UK-targeted deals since Brexit vote

UK M&A opportunities open up after Brexit

Weaker currency lifts deal opportunities for overseas buyers, but doubts remain

MBK makes $1.4bn pitch for Accordia Golf

Buyout group in approach for one of Japan’s biggest golf course owners

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UniCredit’s new chief sets humble tone

The returning bank exec travels economy and likes to embarrass advisers who don’t

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Micro Focus: softly, softly

A tech company indifferent to earnings growth

Leveraged loans break lockstep with oil

Prices are marching higher and show no signs of stopping

Race on to buy rescued Italian banks

Atlante receives offers for Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca

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Pension funds keep calm and plug gaps

Battle lines are being drawn over defined benefits liabilities

Company pension deficits up £89bn in a month

Private-sector shortfall hits record of £383.6bn in June

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