World Rugby CEO Gilpin confirms private equity talks

World Rugby chief executive Alan Gilpin has confirmed that the global governing body has opened talks with private equity firms about investing in the sport. Gilpin said that World Rugby is in discussions with groups such as CVC Capital Partners and KKR over a deal that could include a stake in the commercial rights for […]

Blackstone in talks with private jet group Signature Aviation over £3bn deal

Blackstone is in talks with Signature Aviation about a possible takeover bid that would value the UK private jet company’s equity at more than £3bn, with the buyout group seeing an opportunity after its share price tumbled during the pandemic. The US private equity firm’s offer of $5.17 per Signature share is equivalent to £3.83, […]