Posts tagged: KKR

Tchenguiz buys 9pc of Urban Exposure PLC - Part 3

Monday, 11 November 2019, 7:04 pm

The frothiness continues unabated with KKR coming forward to submit a formal takover proposal for Walgreens Boots Alliance. Click on the link to the Financial Times piece below for the latest on the deal:

https://www.ft.com/content/9824af60-049d-11ea-a984-fbbacad9e7dd

Now Betaville was a bit sceptical that a $70 billion leveraged buy-out of Walgreens Boots Alliance would actually happen...

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Tchenguiz buys 9pc of Urban Exposure PLC - Part 2

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 7:17 pm

It's getting frothy out there.

First off: it emerges Stefano Pessina is exploring a $70 billion plus leveaged buy-out of Walgreens Boots Alliance. The last time Italian took a company private was just before the credit crunch in 2007 when he acquired Alliance Boots for £11 billion with the backing of KKR, Wall Street's most powerful private equity firm...

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Where have all the "locusts" gone...?

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 9:13 am

"Locusts!" That's how the German establishment dubbed private equity firms looking for deals in the country a decade ago.

Wind on ten years and KKR - the American buy-out firm lionised in the seminal book Barbarians At The Gate - is backing a $8 billion leveraged buy-out of Axel Springer.

Yet, as far Betaville can see, none of the German establishment have objected to such a "locust" taking control of one Germany's largest media companies...

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