In defiance of problems on the continent, the UK has seen a surge in mega-buyouts this year, topped off with the recent acquisition of Annington Homes for £3.2bn.
Terra Firma's purchase of Annington, the largest private equity-backed buyout in Europe this year, brings the total number of mega-deals (defined as those worth €1bn or more) seen in the UK this year...
Deal comes three years after Argos acquired majority stake through its sixth fund
MIG's biotech business Brain reached an issue volume of €31.5m on its flotation
Italian technology components maker Somacis to bolt on English competitor as part of buyout
GPs acquired respective 52% and 8% stakes in residential constructor through 2008 OBO