Private equity

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Private equity firms Bain and CVC join forces for potential Boots bid
UK’s biggest pharmacy chain expected to be put up for sale this year by US owner for an estimated £10bn

Sarah Butler

11, Jan, 2022 @7:37 PM

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Space cadets Branson and Bezos scoop the 2021 shamelessness prize
Virgin and Amazon bosses do well in our awards for business brass neck, but there are also nods to big oil, big money – and a powerful whiff of Musk

Jasper Jolly

26, Dec, 2021 @12:05 AM

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Punch Pubs sold to US private equity investor Fortress
Deal for almost 1,300 British pubs thought to be worth up to £1bn

Jasper Jolly

15, Dec, 2021 @1:29 PM

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This tax loophole costs $180bn a decade. Why won’t Democrats close it? | Robert Reich
The sole reason the ‘carried interest’ loophole survives is fierce lobbying by the private equity industry

Robert Reich

14, Dec, 2021 @11:10 AM

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Is BT the next British company in line for a takeover?
The six-month moratorium placed on the telecom’s largest shareholder has now passed. Here’s what could happen next

Mark Sweney

11, Dec, 2021 @9:00 AM

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LV= sale to Bain might have gone through but for its board’s blunders
Analysis: not seeking a mandate from the mutual’s members or explaining the deal properly to them were fatal errors

Nils Pratley Financial editor

10, Dec, 2021 @5:52 PM

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LV= members block US private equity takeover
Approach by Bain Capital pitted group’s leaders against campaigners and politicians in year-long battle

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

10, Dec, 2021 @3:37 PM

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The LV= vote on the Bain takeover: what’s at stake
Members of the 178-year-old mutual insurer will decide whether to accept the controversial private equity bid

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

10, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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City regulator refuses to stop LV= members’ vote on sale to Bain Capital
Lawyers for two members of UK mutual sought delay to controversial takeover by US private equity firm

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

09, Dec, 2021 @3:30 PM

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Cancer drug specialist Clinigen latest big UK firm to be taken private
Shares soar after board recommends £1.2bn offer from Triton Investment Management

Julia Kollewe

08, Dec, 2021 @2:13 PM

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Funding of care homes isn’t meant to be exciting – or labyrinthine | Nils Pratley
An inquiry into the sector is long overdue, and the best source of private capital is pension funds

Nils Pratley

06, Dec, 2021 @7:27 PM

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LV= sell-off could knock the mutuals movement for six
Members of the former Liverpool Victoria vote this week on a deal that may be the last gasp of a more equitable era

Richard Partington

05, Dec, 2021 @12:05 AM

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