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BAE Systems-Eads tie-up

The two European companies have given up their €34bn quest to create the world’s biggest defence and aerospace company after objections from Germany put paid to the deal

EADS burns through €3bn of its cash

Aerospace group warns of pricing pressure on passenger jets


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Key metrics behind the proposed merger and a timeline of European defence consolidation

BAE US arm prepares for military cuts

Group focused on ‘reshaping and resizing’ businesses

BAE’s Olver could step down at AGM

Chairman seen going year early after EADS deal collapse

Berlin ready to take 15% EADS stake

Government seeks to purchase shares from Daimler

Big investors back Olver, says BAE

Invesco Perpetual has called for chairman to resign

BAE shareholders call for chairman to go

Move follows collapse of proposed merger with EADS

Germans blamed for BAE-EADS failure

‘Attitude vetoed deal’ says Osborne, defending merger talks

Call that put BAE’s deal in a tailspin

Misjudging Berlin’s reaction was the fatal flaw in the tie-up

BAE investors to press for defence focus

Talks with management to urge strategy switch away from mergers

BAE admits risks ahead after deal failure

Defence group pins hopes on Saudi contract

EADS considers options after failed bid

Defence group chief warns of repercussions

US attitude to contractor mergers unclear

Falling defence spending may ease Pentagon opposition

BAE left to take care of deal fallout

UK group is facing anger from investors and the US

Political backlash over BAE deal collapse

London, Paris and Berlin blame each other for not backing tie-up

Berlin felt ‘marginalised’ by BAE tie-up

Berlin was also concerned it would lose out on jobs if deal agreed

Downing St caught in BAE-EADS crossfire

Tory MPs question eagerness to back deal

Questions raised over Enders’ future

Chief’s dream of ending political meddling in tatters

‘Recreating Roman Empire in a fishbowl’

Failure of talks highlights challenges dealmakers face

Leaders’ lack of enthusiasm hits BAE-EADS

Governments’ tepid reception proved main flaw

Diplomatic deadlock kills BAE-EADS deal

Political opposition from Berlin and Paris to defence tie-up

Germany throws doubt on BAE talks

Berlin continues to raise objections to merger with EADS

Turner backs BAE tie-up with EADS

Former chief warns of gloomy prospects as an independent company

Investor opposition to BAE deal mounts

Over 30% of UK company’s shareholders question deal

Invesco voices concern over BAE tie-up

Shareholder has ‘significant reservations’

UK sets out terms for BAE merger

Marked reduction of state ownership sought