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  1. September 8, 2014

    The Original Bowling Company sold for £91m

    Ten-pin bowling business The Original Bowling Company, has changed hands for £91m in a deal involving managers of the...

  2. March 11, 2014

    Close Brothers doubles profits at Winterflood Securities

    Profits at the securities division of Close Brothers almost doubled over the six months to the end of January, thanks to...

  1. January 24, 2014

    Bourses remain flat ahead Davos speakers

    European equities are flat at Friday’s open, with a dearth of data meaning speeches in Davos later are more likely to move...

  2. January 12, 2014

    Movers & shakers: January 13

    ● David Semaya has been appointed as chairman of Nikko Asset Management. Mr Semaya will join Nikko in April. Takumi Shibata,...

  3. September 24, 2013

    Close Brothers sees profits climb by 24%

    Close Brothers has said increasing competition among alternative lenders to small businesses will mean slower growth in its...

  4. July 19, 2013

    Arbuthnot moves into SME lending

    Arbuthnot plans to break into the small and medium-sized enterprise lending market by targeting cash-hungry businesses. The...

  5. June 23, 2013

    Movers & shakers: June 24

    ● Hermes Real Estate Investment Management has appointed Marcus Palmer as head of real estate debt. Mr Palmer previously...

  6. May 24, 2013

    Next out of favour as FTSE slips from high

    Next was out of favour on Friday as the FTSE 100 drifted further from its 12-year high. Morgan Stanley turned cautious on...

  7. March 12, 2013

    Close Bros gains from loans squeeze

    Strong borrowing appetite from small and medium-sized businesses helped boost profit at Close Brothers by 26 per cent, as...

  8. February 8, 2013

    Bank shares unbowed

    It may have been a week that most senior bank executives would prefer to forget, but shareholders have come through it...

  9. January 30, 2013

    Equiduct secures Winterflood as market maker

    Equiduct has received a boost as it weighs its future after Winterflood Securities became a market maker for the...

  10. January 23, 2013

    Close Brothers upbeat on asset management

    Close Brothers has said its asset management business will move into profit this year, although subdued trading volumes have...

  11. November 22, 2012

    Close Brothers loan book widens

    Close Brothers has said it is continuing to benefit from a dearth in lending by major UK banks, but is being hit by low...

  12. September 25, 2012

    Tight credit supply lifts Close Brothers

    Tight credit conditions in the UK helped Close Brothers’ banking division enjoy bumper growth as the financial services...

  13. March 13, 2012

    Car loans speed up at Close Brothers

    Close Brothers has reported strong growth at its banking arm in the six months to 31 January, but profits were held back by...

  14. January 29, 2012

    Movers & shakers: January 30

    ●Avoca Capital has appointed Rachel Black as head of capital raising for its credit hedge fund team in London. Ms Black...

  15. January 22, 2012

    Restraint pays off for UK’s small lenders

    Smaller financial institutions have had a difficult time over the past year, as turbulent markets hit broking and asset...

  16. January 20, 2012

    Close Brothers warns of lower earnings

    Performance at Close Brothers’ securities division had been hurt by lower risk appetite from retail investors, dragging down...

  17. FT Alphaville

    November 17, 2011

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Thursday, - Centrica warns of profits; blames warm weather — statement. - Glencore shares...

  18. September 27, 2011

    Close Brothers considers further acquisitions

    Close Brothers was considering adding to a recent trio of acquisitions over the next year, its chief executive said on...

  19. FT Alphaville

    September 27, 2011

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Tuesday, - Eurozone officials working on sovereign debt TARP for Europe — report. - UBS...

  20. September 16, 2011

    Close Brothers agrees to sell Mako stake

    Close Brothers has agreed to sell its stake in Mako Global Derivatives Executive, a market maker in exchange traded...

  21. FT Alphaville

    September 16, 2011

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Friday, - Moody’s places UBS on review for downgrade; rogue trade calls into question investment...

  22. July 22, 2011

    Winterflood slowdown hits Close Brothers

    A slowdown at its Winterflood marketmaking arm has held back trading at Close Brothers, the investment bank. The FTSE 250...

  23. FT Alphaville

    July 22, 2011

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Friday, - Vodafone reiterates guidance but sales performance in Europe disappoints — statement....

  24. FT Alphaville

    May 19, 2011

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Thursday, - Morgan Stanley gives pre-stabilisation notice on Glencore IPO – statement. - Bank of...

  25. FT Alphaville

    May 4, 2011

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Wednesday, - Glencore sets price range for flotation; price range of between $48bn and $58bn —...

  26. FT Alphaville

    April 4, 2011

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Monday, - Speciality chemicals group Rhodia recommends €3.4bn cash offer from Solvay —...

  27. March 23, 2011

    Mamut moves closer to HMV

    Following last month’s excitement about Alexander Mamut’s hiring of Credit Suisse as an adviser, the Russian oligarch is a...

  28. March 16, 2011

    Close Brothers dragged down by Winterflood

    A strong performance from its banking division failed to prevent a fall in first-half pre-tax profits at Close Brothers, as...

  29. FT Alphaville

    March 15, 2011

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Tuesday, - Japan says spent fuel storage pond was on fire at an earthquake-stricken...

  30. FT Alphaville

    January 21, 2011

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Friday, - Espírito Santo Financial terminates its contract with Fitch — statement. - National...

  31. January 7, 2011

    Mid-market mandate

    Paul Mullins has been appointed European chief executive at DC Advisory Partners as the group pushes for a bigger piece of...

  32. October 7, 2010

    Alpha Real snaps up Close Brothers arm

    Alpha Real Capital, the fund management business whose partners include Sir John Beckwith and Michael Spencer, has bought...

  33. September 28, 2010

    Close Brothers receives lending boost

    Full-year pre-tax profits rose more than 12 per cent at Close Brothers, the investment bank, as record lending by its...

  34. FT Alphaville

    September 28, 2010

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Tuesday, - Xstrata says condition for all-cash offer for Sphere Minerals satisfied – statement. ...

  35. August 12, 2010

    Birthday wishes

    When Sir Roy Gardner celebrates his 65th birthday next week, a solution for Connaught’s tricky debt talks with lenders might...

  36. FT Alphaville

    July 23, 2010

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Friday, - Vodafone reiterates full-year outlook – statement. - BP says relief wells suspended...

  37. June 25, 2010

    JPMorgan alumni

    After riding the private equity boom - and bust - former 3i executive Bruce Carnegie-Brown is making a career in the...

  38. June 8, 2010

    FSA fines two City brokers for not ringfencing clients' money

    The City watchdog flexed its muscles again yesterday when it punished divisions of Astaire Group and Close Brothers for...

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