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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

Australia pension alights at King's Cross

AustralianSuper questions value of private equity and hedge funds

M&A: back with a bang

Cash-rich corporates are in the vanguard

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Boardrooms conspire against the public

A gulf has opened up between owners and other stakeholders, writes Philip Augar

State pension: Does it pay to delay?

Deferring the benefit could boost your payments

Property funds build cash reserves

Brexit threat, stamp duty and market wobbles affect sentiment

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

French pension boss warns over low rates

Chief executive of ERAFP says ‘many funds will implode’

Rocket shares down 19% in two days

German tech group hit after downgrading valuation of investment

Barclays: the eagle is stranded

Results illustrate why the big blue bird of banking is down in the pecking order

Landlords face struggle to fill BHS sites

Retailer failed to modernise much of its oversized portfolio

PORT TALBOT, WALES - JANUARY 19: The sun rises behind the Tata steelworks on January 19, 2016 in Port Talbot, Wales. Tata Steel announced yesterday that it plans to cut 1,050 jobs in the UK, including 750 at Port Talbot which is the UK's biggest steelworks. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Tata bidders in race to hit deadline

‘Non-binding letters of intent’ sought within days

Tesco declines on earnings quality fears

Wider market follows oil higher, lifting the FTSE 100

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Care homes operator in crisis talks

Four Seasons says ‘all options are on the table’

Carlyle first-quarter profits fall $200m

US private equity group joins rivals in reporting slowdown

Red Rock raises $531m in public offering

Casino operator’s deal is sign of cautious reopening in US market

Brexit: the first 100 minutes

1 minute: Sterling dumped. 100 mins: Sterling recovers. Johnson bids for PM job. Sterling tanks

Under-fire BHS owner fires back

Retail Acquisitions team banished from store head office

Glencore returns to bond market

Issuance increased to $257m after improving investor demand

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Austin Reed joins high street casualty list

Upmarket menswear brand follows BHS into administration

Hope fades for BHS comeback

Retailer calls in administrators as last-minute rescue talks fail

GE Money: bouncy Czechs

The US group’s local subsidiary is a profitable, growing bank with a valuation to match

KKR swings to $553m quarterly loss

Buyout group hit by large fall in value of First Data investment

Universities look to Stanford on spin-outs

US institution advises academics on how to exploit their ideas

Philips likely to list lighting business

Spin-off highlights efforts to simplify the Dutch conglomerate

Start-ups struggle to nurture rapid growth

Lack of venture capital prevents new companies scaling up

Carlyle joins Diamond for Africa bid

Pair to target Barclays’s banking operations on the continent

Care homes count cost of council fees cuts

Number of businesses becoming insolvent has increased steadily

Italy’s ‘good banks’ spark interest

Potential foreign buyers show signs of appetite for troubled sector

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Tech stocks: fangs for nothing

The outsized premium enjoyed by a handful of internet stocks is rightly narrowing

Austin Reed to appoint administrators

Menswear chain fails to reinvent itself

Long summer in the City over Brexit

Banks tell staff they should be on duty whatever the result

Microsoft clicks into industrial internet

Convergence of IT and manufacturing sees rush of venture capital as companies vie to get in early

SunEdison: Death of a solar star

The developer’s complex structure that many were willing to invest in has ended in messy bankruptcy

Blackstone: taking a flyer

Biotechs can raise capital with little current revenue. Why not PE firms?

Blackstone profits drop 77% as fees dive

Private equity group hit by turbulent market conditions

Investors’ hopes rest on resilient oil

Strong oil and weak dollar influence shares, EM, junk debt and FX

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Queen and the City stand test of time

On April 21 1926, trade, steel and pay were all causing concern

Yum China: bucket up

KFC price cuts look unhealthy

PORT TALBOT, WALES - JANUARY 19: The sun rises behind the Tata steelworks on January 19, 2016 in Port Talbot, Wales. Tata Steel announced yesterday that it plans to cut 1,050 jobs in the UK, including 750 at Port Talbot which is the UK's biggest steelworks. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Tax break sought for Port Talbot’s new dawn

Steel plant manager puts together rescue with workers chipping in

Doorstep lender Morses Club to list on Aim

Private equity group R Capital selling stake acquired in 2009

Companies have been turning to ever more inventive ways of combating low interest rates to shore up their pension funds
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UK companies seek pensions escape

Businesses grapple with rising deficits caused by low interest rates and rising life expectancies

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