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

Cyber security start-up Zscaler nets $100m

Boom for sector amid pressing need to defend against hackers

Calpers’ $5bn private equity bill

Largest US public pension fund did not disclose fees for 18 years

Unicorns rarely speak a European language

The view from Silicon Valley is that Europe remains a venture-capital sideshow, says Stephen Foley

Chinese investors compete to buy Avolon

Fight for Irish aircraft leasing group could see $2.5bn valuation

KKR to inject $150m into India’s JBF

Funds will be used for a petrochemical plant and to pay down debt

Special reports

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

Chime rings note for WPP and Providence

Sorrell and buyout group take aim at sports marketing company founded by Lord Bell

IHG and Starwood hold early talks

Together the two would be the world’s largest hotels group

Lloyds sells Irish portfolio for £827m

Part of lender’s plan to become a ‘low risk, UK focused bank’

Guardian struggles to reduce losses

Revenue increase not enough to hit break-even target

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Gary McGann bows out of Smurfit Kappa

Interim results included 30 per cent hike in the annual dividend

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Funding Circle set to float fund

Group the first peer-to-peer platform to take such action in UK

Lone Star to buy Quintain in £700m deal

Latest UK property investment for Dallas-based private equity firm

Carlyle and Apollo exit investments

The two private equity firms realise a combined $9bn

Lone Star seeks to score at Wembley

Texan private equity group snaps up Quintain Estates for £700m

GKN to buy Fokker for €706m

Aerospace group to pay €500m in cash and take on €206m in debt


UK takeaway start-up Deliveroo nets $70m

Early-stage delivery business latest to fulfil investor appetite

Marwyn vehicle to buy media companies

Group to list on Aim and raise £30m from institutional investors

KKR joins €500m bet on Irish housing revival

US private equity group teams up with government fund

GVC plays solo game in Bwin bid

Group goes it alone after Amaya tie-up seen as too complex

Pemex tied by accounting Catch 22

Company’s push to bring cheap shale to Mexico stifled by deficit

Huang to take control of China’s Gome

Jailed billionaire strikes $1.5bn deal

GVC launches £1bn bid for Bwin.party

Offer comes after Bwin accepted a bid from 888 Holdings

Apollo Global Management or OM Group

Go-shop provisions: buyer beware

OM Group and Apollo deal shows a final bid is not necessarily final

D Börse buys forex trading platform

Deal for 360T illustrates appeal of ‘interesting asset class’

Simmering revolt against PE secrecy

Calls for SEC to ensure pension funds report private equity fees

LeasePlan sold to Abu Dhabi consortium

Vehicle management group sold for €3.7bn

Aberdeen: steer clear for now

Outflows continue but group’s strength will come back into fashion at some point

Calls for clarity on private equity fees

SEC warns managers to expect more fines for overcharging investors

The riff: private equity plays it safe

Buyout scouts like markets they can get out of as well as into

China’s top investment bank seeks HK IPO

CICC resumes march to listing that could raise up to $1bn

KKR snaps up most of Gestamp Solar

Deal allows Spanish group to finish building more power plants

UK biotechs dive into a deepening pool

Start-ups tap homegrown capital rather than going stateside

First Data: second chance

A huge debt pile means revenues must keep growing

KKR makes first move to float First Data

$30bn takeover in 2007 became firm’s biggest buyout

Rhône Capital plans transatlantic push

Rothschild veteran to be US firm’s first European chairman

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Made.com raises £40m for European growth

Online furniture group looks to boost revenues outside UK

Oxford doubles exposure to private equity

Endowment fund previously attacked the buyout industry

US private equity woes deepen

Calstrs admits not recording 27 years of payments to PE managers

Rapid7 shares pop on first day of trading

Investor rush to back first US cyber company to list this year

China’s MSCI hopes soured by stock rout

Traders say Beijing’s support measures damaged credibility