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

Tingyi: getting tastier

But any uptick for the instant noodle maker is likely to be short term

SEC must keep bearing down on private equity

Public pension fund investors should heed regulator’s findings on hidden fees

PizzaExpress hit as diners stay at home

Consumer switch to food delivery eats into revenues at restaurant chain

Keyboard Concept

Powa technology used for retail venture

Actovate aims to transform payments services

PE backer of port producer WH Group cuts stake

CDH Investments to sell down a third of its holding for $1.2bn

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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Canada quietly treads radical path on pensions

Retirement funds push beyond bonds and stocks

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Glencore steps up plan to cut debt

Miner and trader aims to resume dividend payments next year

China tech fundraising accelerates

Fintech groups in Asia raise $9.6bn in first half

Apollo to pay $53m for misleading clients

SEC ramps up scrutiny of fees charged by private equity groups

AIG eyes sale of Lloyd’s-connected units

New York-based insurer in talks with Canadian pension fund

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Four Seasons in talks with bondholders

Care home operator wants resolution by the end of year

Liverpool fans cautious on new investors

Supporters keen for more details about interest from consortium involving state-backed Chinese group

NordLB to sell $1.5bn shipping loans

Lender cuts its exposure to struggling industry with KKR deal

Football club would fit Everbright’s focus

Financial group keen to tap China demand for sports entertainment

Liverpool owners hire advisers after approach

Lucrative media rights draw investors to Premier League 

Retailers’ insight into weak US earnings

Consumer spending supports wider economy but outlook is complex

Caesars bankruptcy set to be laid bare

Stand-off between private equity owners and creditors is reaching ‘inflection point’

Time Inc: unstable foundation

US magazine publisher may need some help in its turnround

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China launches $30bn venture fund

Move recalls Singapore’s Temasek investment company

Hedge fund investors push for hard hurdles

Managers offer fresh incentives as redemption fears grow

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Australia steels itself for Whyalla showdown

Administrators press for more bailout funds and intensify search for buyer

TPG joins US cable industry deal frenzy

Buyout group to acquire RCN Telecom and Grande for $2.25bn

US broadband: above the fray

As the content wars grind on, infrastructure prospers

China builds Rmb12.6bn entrusted lending

Segment of shadow banking has grown by 70% since start of 2014

Nigeria’s Beloxxi lures buyout investment

Consortium led by 8 Miles invests $80m in biscuit maker

Deliveroo technology draws in investors

Food delivery start-up has raised over $472m in three years

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The week’s news in brief: August 15

The IA says hidden fees are the ‘Loch Ness monster’ of investment

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Restaurant Group replaces chief executive

Former head of Paddy Power charged with reviving chain owner

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Private equity clings to ‘2 and 20’ fees

Easy fundraising means managers can resist calls to lower charges

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Uber hitches ride with car finance schemes

Ride-hailing app puts financial muscle behind lending programme

Buying a holiday home abroad is a bad idea

Examine the small print on that rental guarantee and you’ll find it’s far from a sound investment

Eon: power politics

Charges are hurting German utility

Investors see India bad-debt opportunity

Funds eye cut-price assets and rivals seize market share as state lenders clean up loan books

EverBank Plaza

TIAA agrees to buy EverBank for $2.5bn

US financial services group steps up expansion into banking


US group bags Tyrrells crisps for £300m

Maker of SkinnyPop popcorn snaffles British upmarket brand

Steinhoff in $3.8bn Mattress Firm deal

Acquisition-hungry South African retailer offers 115% premium

Elliott plays ‘bumpitrage’ with Poundland

US hedge fund targets Steinhoff deal for UK discount chain

Movers & shakers: August 8

Legal & General hires Lauren Aitchison for rental housing push

Ex-Barclays head joins fintech revolution

Jenkins warns banks of approaching ‘tsunami’ of new technology

Deliveroo adds $275m in ‘unicorn’ round

Start-up food delivery service has raised total of $473m