All the bull can be a lot to bear.
Despite a boom in IPOs, a larger number of companies are going in the opposite direction.
Supermarket chain Morrisons is just one of many bidding targets.
After sitting on the sidelines in 2020, US private equity is moving in for the kill.
Morrisons controls 10% of UK supermarket shopping.
Reassurances around the takeover of UK’s fourth largest supermarket chain come with a strong sense of deja vu.
The view from above.
The UK government is about to reform social care, but the focus is likely to be on funding, not the companies that are allowed to have a stake in the sector.
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp talks with American owner John W Henry at Anfield in 2016.
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The American money men are replacing Russian oligarchs and Arab oil tycoons as the next wave of club buyers.
Thankfully, a growing number of private equity firms are trying to invest more responsibly.
In pushing out Virgin Australia’s chief executive Paul Scurrah, new owner Bain Capital has signalled more cost-cutting is on the cards.
Changes in the pipeline.
Chrysaor’s reverse takeover of Premier Oil creates a new number one producer in the North Sea.
Virgin Australia’s cutbacks leave a big question unanswered. Can it ever become a sustainable competitor to Qantas under private equity ownership?
British passengers wait for news on cancelled Thomas Cook flights at Palma de Mallorca airport in September 2019.
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A major factor in the collapse of Thomas Cook relates to an increasingly important financial market phenomenon, especially for distressed firms, known as the “empty creditor” problem.
Elon Musk changed his mind about privatizing Tesla.
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The history of leveraged buyouts suggest Musk was smart to heed the advice of investors and nip his plan to take Tesla private in the bud.
Too much money, too few targets. Is the golden child of the 1980s starting to look long in the tooth?
We all miss out when corporates keep themselves to themselves.
Independent brewer joins the long list of small counter-culture firms that sold us revolution and walked away wealthy.
Private equity funds can provide the edge to firms looking to expand internationally.
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Companies looking to expand through overseas acquisition do better with a private equity fund on their side.
Private equity IPOs can over-perform for investors.
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Private equity-backed floats may not deserve the bad reputation they have.
The collapse of the electronics retailer will be investigated by a Senate inquiry.
From its float to its failure, the story of Dick Smith is ugly in its connotations for how business is done.
Dick Smith’s future hangs in the balance.
There are lessons to be learned from the failure of Dick Smith but it’s not necessarily an indicator of a trend for 2016.
Heavy discounting by retailer Dick Smith was not enough to turn the company’s fortunes around.
As creditors consider the fallout from the demise of Dick Smith, the private equity firm that floated it has already counted its profits.
Debenhams: one of several quoted companies on the private equity merry-go-round.
There is an ongoing and very heated debate between the unconditional supporters of private equity and their opponents. It’s not hard to see why. On the surface, these investors can often buy fragile companies…