Those rights require legal protection.
Crown Resorts has plumbed astonishing ethical and moral depths in pursuit of profits. Private equity giant Blackstone is also chasing a profit – from redeeming Crown’s reputation.
Despite a boom in IPOs, a larger number of companies are going in the opposite direction.
After sitting on the sidelines in 2020, US private equity is moving in for the kill.
Reassurances around the takeover of UK’s fourth largest supermarket chain come with a strong sense of deja vu.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Companies looking to expand through overseas acquisition do better with a private equity fund on their side.
Private equity-backed floats may not deserve the bad reputation they have.
From its float to its failure, the story of Dick Smith is ugly in its connotations for how business is done.
There are lessons to be learned from the failure of Dick Smith but it’s not necessarily an indicator of a trend for 2016.