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  1. April 10, 2014

    Colony chief defends rental bonds as $513m issue closes

    The head of Colony American Homes sought to quell concerns about the credibility of the single-family rental housing sector...

  2. March 26, 2014

    Securitisation industry lobbies on rental properties

    Investment vehicles that have snapped up billions of dollars worth of distressed houses with the goal of turning them into...

  1. March 1, 2014

    Colony backs Irish tycoon in hotels feud

    Patrick McKillen, the Irish investor who has been locked in a drawn out battle with the UK’s Barclay Brothers for control of...

  2. November 27, 2013

    Accor shake-up plan disappoints investors

    Accor is to divide its business in two as part of a much-awaited restructuring plan that fell short of investors’...

  3. September 9, 2013

    Vivendi: activist executives

    First Accor, now Vivendi? Late last month, Europe’s largest hotelier chose Sébastien Bazin as its new chief executive. As...

  4. September 5, 2013

    Georges Plassat clears remnants of Carrefour’s shrunken empire

    Aircraft carrier or headless chicken? Neither comparison flatters Carrefour. But each comes from a man in the know. Georges...

  5. August 28, 2013

    Accor toils in ‘complex environment’

    Accor expects full-year operating profits to remain at 2012 levels as the French hotel group continues to tackle what it...

  6. August 27, 2013

    Accor hopes new chief will end hotels heartbreak

    During the past few years, Accor has earned a reputation for feisty boardroom showdowns and sensational management...

  7. August 26, 2013

    Sébastien Bazin to be Accor chief as it seeks ‘asset lite’ policy

    Accor has named Sébastien Bazin as its latest chief executive, signalling a more aggressive strategy for Europe’s largest...

  8. August 3, 2013

    Weinstein in talks to merge with Miramax

    Miramax is in merger discussions with The Weinstein Company over a deal that could reunite Harvey and Bob Weinstein with the...

  9. June 5, 2013

    US rental housing Reit delays IPO

    Colony American Homes has postponed a US float as the sudden jump in market interest rates has damped investor appetite for...

  10. May 13, 2013

    US housing groups to launch IPOs

    A handful of companies that rent houses to single families are preparing to launch initial public offerings on the US stock...

  11. May 12, 2013

    Qatar in talks to raise stake in Fairmont Raffles hotels

    Qatar is in talks to buy US-based Colony Capital’s stake in Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, the privately held hotel...

  12. May 6, 2013

    Colony’s $2bn bid for IMG rejected in favour of auction

    IMG Worldwide, the marketing group put up for sale by Forstmann Little, drew an unsolicited bid from California private...

  13. May 1, 2013

    Clash over pace of Accor sell-offs

    Was Denis Hennequin’s Accor just too French to pursue an aggressive asset-light hotel strategy of the kind long favoured by...

  14. May 1, 2013

    Investors fret over Accor’s outlook after chief’s eviction

    Accor, Europe’s largest hotels group by sales, last week evicted its second chairman and chief executive in just three...

  15. April 25, 2013

    Investors angry at Accor discord

    Hotels group Accor faced angry shareholders and demonstrators at its annual meeting on Thursday, two days after the ousting...

  16. April 23, 2013

    Accor chief ousted over slow pace of turnround

    The chairman and chief executive of Accor was ousted from Europe’s largest hotels group by rooms late on Tuesday, a move...

  17. March 14, 2013

    AEG scraps sale after bids disappoint

    Anschutz Entertainment Group has scrapped its planned sale after failing to generate bids that reflected its own valuation...

  18. March 13, 2013

    Blackstone expands capacity to buy US homes

    Blackstone Group, the largest institutional investor in US housing, has expanded its credit line to buy distressed homes to...

  19. March 2, 2013

    Anschutz close to selecting preferred buyers

    LOS ANGELES, March 1 – Phil Anschutz may come up with a shortlist Of potential buyers for the Anschutz Entertainment Group...

  20. February 27, 2013

    US housing landlord pursues IPO

    American Homes 4 Rent said it intends to offer its shares to the public for the first time amid heightened interest in the...

  21. February 14, 2013

    Wall Street back in love with McMansions

    You might have thought that credit market investors would be glad to see the back of all those suburban McMansions that...

  22. January 31, 2013

    Owner of O2 arena in bidders’ sights

    An Australian shopping centre operator, a Los Angeles bank chief executive and a Qatari quasi-sovereign wealth fund are...

  23. January 15, 2013

    Turkish snack group eyes global expansion

    A Turkish company aiming to introduce the country’s national snack to the rest of the world is seeking hundreds of millions...

  24. July 9, 2012

    Plassat sets out Carrefour recovery plan

    Georges Plassat, Carrefour’s new chairman and chief executive, said recently that the world’s second-largest retailer by...

  25. April 1, 2012

    Retail chief still hungers for challenge

    Georges Plassat celebrated his 63rd birthday a week ago on March 25, an age at which most people are looking to wind down or...

  26. March 25, 2012

    Romney heads for California to fill coffers

    Mitt Romney will be rounding up donors in the traditionally Democratic strongholds of Hollywood and Silicon Valley this...

  27. March 8, 2012

    Carrefour mothballs Planet revamp plan

    Carrefour is to halt the rollout of its flagship Planet hypermarket format and will slash its dividend after reporting a 14...

  28. February 22, 2012

    Accor’s upbeat outlook for year ahead

    Accor, Europe’s biggest hotel group by number of rooms, is upbeat about the outlook for business this year, despite its...

  29. February 2, 2012

    Plassat still has time to revive Carrefour

    Carrefour is at a crossroads, according to the well-worn witticism. A more pertinent point for the beleaguered French...

  30. January 30, 2012

    Carrefour confirms Plassat as new chief

    Georges Plassat, the incoming head of Carrefour, on Monday underscored the challenge of reinvigorating the world’s...

  31. January 26, 2012

    New Carrefour chief faces unenviable task

    Shortly after stepping into Carrefour’s chief executive suite in January 2009, Lars Olofsson promised to revive the...

  32. January 26, 2012

    Carrefour close to replacing Olofsson

    Carrefour is in the final stages of negotiations to replace Lars Olofsson, chief executive, with veteran French retailer...

  33. FT Alphaville

    January 23, 2012

    China investors set their sights on Hollywood

    A consortium led by Chinese media entrepreneur Bruno Wu is scouring Hollywood for film companies to acquire, the FT reports,...

  34. January 22, 2012

    China investors set their sights on Hollywood

    A consortium led by Chinese media entrepreneur Bruno Wu is scouring Hollywood for film companies to acquire, in a sign of...

  35. January 19, 2012

    Relief as Carrefour comes in close to guidance

    Carrefour is to scale back the deployment of its flagship new-style hypermarkets, citing “challenging” pressures on...

  36. January 17, 2012

    All eyes on Carrefour for sign of change

    Carrefour’s sales figures for the final quarter of last year, due on Thursday, are being eagerly awaited by markets,...

  37. January 8, 2012

    Lions Gate has Summit in its claws

    Lions Gate Entertainment, producer of the Mad Men and Weeds television shows, is closing in on a $400m deal to buy Summit...

  38. December 30, 2011

    Horrible year for underperforming Carrefour

    If one profit warning is a tragedy, the second a farce, what can be said about the fifth? Carrefour, the French retailer,...

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