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

Solid infrastructure is built on monopoly

This type of investment is not as risk free as government bonds, warns David Oakley

The week: May 25

Hong Kong’s regulator forced to defend its policing of the market

Co-founder of Blackstone’s GSO unit quits

Doug Ostrover’s retirement adds to fears of more senior exits

UK pound store growth faces hurdles

Shifting landscape driving consolidation among discounters

Tungsten’s Truell hits at short-sellers

Group in £15m fundraising as chief vows to prove doubters wrong

Special reports

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Zanetti eyes expansion with Milan listing

Family-owned Italian coffee group lays out ambitions

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Electra prepares for rematch with Sherborne

Activist investor returns to circle private equity group

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Crystal Palace takeover talks break down

Negotiations were with US group led by billionaire Josh Harris

Altice: great white hope

Are seas of media big enough for both Patrick Drahi and John Malone?

Private debt boom boosts ICG assets

Funds surge as institutional investors seek alternatives to banks

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Grupo Alfa close to Pacific Rubiales deal

Deal is largest buyout of Latin American energy group since 2011

OmniVision for a grounded China bull run

Private equity approach to relisting company in the country

WPP to launch sports rights agency

Unit to work with Cleveland Cavaliers, Manchester City and others

Ascena / Ann Taylor: platform blues

Doing more deals after previous ones have flopped is risky

Endo to buy Par in $8bn deal

TPG has roughly quintupled its $1.9bn investment

Private equity sees opportunity in Japan

Buyout groups believe ageing company founders may sell

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Business fund unlocks financing for SMEs

Private equity means entrepreneurs are not reliant on bank debt

FT Money round table. Jonathan Eley, Chairing.
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Post-election FT Money round table

The big issues and what they mean for investors

Hoaxes and fakes: hollow laughs

Investors would be wise to apply the commonsense test to fishy share bids

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S Africa’s Wiese enters UK retail fray

Tycoon snaps up majority stake in New Look

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US buyout group snaps up Poundworld

TPG purchase intensifies the reshaping of the value retail sector

Avon’s mystery caller ramps up shares

‘$8.2bn bid’ from unknown private equity firm is only skin deep

Asset managers can fend off regulators

Hedge funds and private equity firms need to be smarter than the banks were in the crisis

Pimco abandons equities push

Virginie Maisonneuve to depart after liquidating funds

Simon Borrows, chief executive officer of 3i

3i: three eyes

Private equity group has restructured well, but should it be split up?

Sebastian Mikosz

Lot weighs IPO if sale talks fail to fly

Polish state-owned airline considers float or private equity deal

Simon Borrows, chief executive officer of 3i

3i calls time on its 3-year restructuring

Private equity group generates 20% full-year return

Private equity funds eye stakes in Vocalink

CVC Capital Partners and Permira talk with payments systems group

Entrepreneurs back bank start-ups

New challengers launch as private equity groups retreat from market

Andy Golding, chief executive of OneSavings Bank

Private equity cashes in on new UK banks

Buyout houses profit from surge in lending

Buyout companies hit bottom of the barrel

IPO of SunGard suggests private equity’s great sale is ending

Eurozone exchange traded funds top $500bn

Region’s equity ETFs attract inflows of $23.7bn this year

Tullett launches online trading platform

Move to match sellers and buyers of alternative investments

Cavanagh quits Carlyle to join Comcast

Former JPMorgan banker becomes cable group’s finance director

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Royal Academy plans £50m redevelopment

Scheme will add exhibition galleries and lecture theatre

Waterford Wedgwood sold for $437m

Sale marks end of ‘complex and difficult’ turnround

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Fordham looks beyond SVG’s turbulent past

‘We will not be going back where we were,’ says chief

The Ideas Column: Risk worth taking?

Challenging the assumption that higher risk means higher reward

Co-op Bank in £1.5bn risky mortgage sale

Lender moves to boost capital buffer after failing stress test

Iran releases seized container ship

Revolutionary guards allow Maersk Tigris to resume its journey