Oak Hill Capital pulls in for another food stop

Oak Hill Capital, the US-based private equity investor, has announced that its taking a bite of another food chain, with a USD 525m investment in Checkers Drive In-Restaurants.

Television Production company sale on "repeat"

Tinopolis, the independent Welsh media company specialising in the production of TV programmes like Crufts and Question Time, amongst others, is reported to be up for sale. Again.

Softbank to sell 25 per cent stake in Arm to new fund, Vision

Reports that Softbank is prepared to sell a 25 per cent stake in Arm could seem surprising on the surface, but further reading reveals the move could be in line with the group's broader strategy.

Some people are getting their lingerie in a twist over the sale of Agent Provocateur

Founders of businesses can often still be emotionally attached to a business even after selling it, and the announcement this week that 3i have sold Agent Provocateur to Four Holdings seems to prove this point.

London Stock Exchange not impressed with the latest European Commission stipulation for their merger

Exactly one year and four days ago it was announced the London Stock Exchange was in discussions with Deutsche Boerse about a merger, and approximately four hours ago the arrangement appears to have stalled.

Saudi Aramco "Mega" IPO now linked with the New York Stock Exchange – I'm sure this won't be seen as "fake news" by President Trump...

A little over one year ago, the press was awash with the fact that Saudi Arabia's deputy crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, had announced plans to float Saudi Aramco, the world's largest oil producer.

Marmite's owners definitely don't love the offer made by Kraft Heinz

Kraft Heinz has tabled an offer for Unilever, which has been rebuffed for undervaluing the Anglo Dutch consumer goods company that produces Marmite.

When a "secondary" is actually a "senary" buy-out

If Bridgepoint's newly-announced purchase of Zenith Group is successful it could serve as proof that the PE business model can be applied ad infinitum.

Can Tesco deliver its acquisition of Booker?

It is quite rare in today's M&A world that a deal is announced which catches the competitors of the instigating company unaware, but late last week such a deal occurred. 

Happy times for Happy Sock people

Today's news that Palamon Capital Partners have taken a majority shareholding in Swedish sock maker Happy Socks represents a speedy and "happy" exit for Scope Capital.

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