Spezia’s  coach Vincenzo Italiano is lifted by players after his  team was  promoted to Serie A this month. Photograph:  EPA/Simone Arveda

Private equity groups CVC Capital Partners and Advent International have teamed up for a €1.3 billion bid to acquire a minority stake in Italy’s Serie(...)

Skillsoft was acquired in 2010 by SSI Investments, a firm funded by Berkshire Partners, Advent International and Bain Capital. The group was sold on to Charterhouse in 2014.

Skillsoft, the Dublin-headquartered e-learning company acquired by Charterhouse Capital Partners in a $2 billion (€1.76 billion) deal six years ago, h(...)

Just Eat  posted rapidly growing sales in the third quarter despite a backdrop of ‘softer consumer spending’. Photograph: Getty

Brexit and trade war optimism boosted global markets on Monday, as the British government found its planned meaningful vote on its Brexit deal blocked(...)

Nestlé chief executive Mark Schneider. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Nestlé has entered exclusive talks to sell its skincare business to a group led by EQT Partners for 10.2 billion Swiss francs (€9.02 billion) in what (...)

Worldpay  is based in Ohio after the Vantiv deal, though it retains an international base in the UK. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

FIS, a US-based financial services technology company, has unveiled plans to buy Worldpay in a $43 billion (€38 billion) deal that would create one of(...)

Johnson Controls the world’s largest producer of automotive batteries

Johnson Controls International is drawing interest from private equity firms KKR & Company and Apollo Global Management for its power solutions bu(...)

Traders wait for news at the post where Vantiv Inc is traded on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters/File photo

Vantiv has struck a deal to buy British payments processing rival Worldpay for £9.3 billion (€10.3 billion) after weeks of negotiations to create the (...)

Lloyds may have an advantage over the private-equity bidders because regulators trust how it has handled PPI customer redress. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Lloyds Banking Group is considering taking on Bank of America’s liabilities in the British payment protection-insurance scandal as it looks to beat pr(...)

People close to Worldpay said it was confident of achieving a market capitalisation of about €6.6 billion when it floats later this month. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The bet made by Worldpay in rejecting a rival’s takeover bid and opting for an initial public offering looks close to paying off after the payments pr(...)

Philip Jansen is one of about 230 managers who will share in a pot of £350 million if the company reaches its £3.5 billion market capitalisation target.

The chief executive of Worldpay, the private-equity owned UK payments processor, is due to receive a £50 million payout after the company’s stock mark(...)

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