Private equity

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Revealed: scandal of England’s ‘inadequate’ private children’s homes
Private equity links and the pursuit of profit come with risks for children in the care sector, say experts

Niamh McIntyre, Karl Martinsson, Michael Savage and Shanti Das

26, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Reliance Industries and Apollo Global Management in £5bn bid for Boots
Mukesh Ambani teams up with US private equity fund, with Walgreens expected to retain minority stake

Sarah Butler

09, Jun, 2022 @12:21 PM

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FirstGroup rejects £1.2bn takeover bid from US equity firm
Operator of GWR and South Western Railways says proposal fails to reassure investors

Kalyeena Makortoff

09, Jun, 2022 @9:05 AM

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Here’s how rocketing rents and unaffordable house prices can be fixed | Leilani Farha
We have the chance to guarantee the human right to housing – rather than a real-life game of Monopoly. We must take it, says Leilani Farha, former UN special rapporteur on the right to housing

Leilani Farha

02, Jun, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Time for Rishi Sunak to get serious about helping with energy bills | Nils Pratley
As energy chiefs fear impact of further rises, chancellor’s measures look naive and politically unfeasible

Nils Pratley

19, Apr, 2022 @5:54 PM

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Revealed: top 10 children’s care providers made £300m profits
Concern at growing role of private equity as councils struggle to meet spiralling costs

Michael Savage, Policy Editor

26, Mar, 2022 @4:00 PM

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‘It’s not about big brands’: how will UK casual dining fare after Covid?
Byron, GBK and Strada are among chains to close sites, but small independents are gaining ground

Sarah Butler

26, Mar, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Shares in education publisher Pearson jump 20% on hopes of private equity bid
Market value increases by nearly £1bn as Apollo considers improved cash offer after £6.4bn deal rejected

Mark Sweney

11, Mar, 2022 @1:22 PM

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Private equity’s dirty dozen: the 12 US firms funding dirty energy projects
A report, shared exclusively with the Guardian, provides a snapshot of industry’s involvement in some of the country’s most controversial fossil fuel investments

Nina Lakhani Climate justice reporter

15, Feb, 2022 @10:00 AM

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LV= chairman to step down after failure of sale to US firm
Alan Cook and other board members to leave after heavy criticism over demutualisation plan

Richard Partington

07, Feb, 2022 @4:13 PM

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Newspaper group Archant up for sale 18 months after private equity buyout
Exclusive: Publisher of dozens of local titles was sold to Rcapital in deal that promised ‘bright future’

Mark Sweney

28, Jan, 2022 @1:53 PM

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Taxpayers lost billions on MoD housing – so I can’t feel sorry for Terra Firma
Privatisation mania in the 1990s led to a disastrous deal with Guy Hands – ministers are right to try to rectify the situation

Nils Pratley

27, Jan, 2022 @7:48 PM

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