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  1. November 26, 2014

    Compass chief Richard Cousins dismisses Tesco chairman rumours

    Richard Cousins, chief executive of Compass, the world’s largest catering company by revenues, has ruled himself out of the...

  2. November 23, 2014

    Companies diary: November 24 – November 28

    Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

  1. July 8, 2014

    Compass slips on worries over shares upside

    Caterer Compass was among the fallers on Tuesday as the FTSE 100 showed its biggest decline since March. Compass has been...

  2. FT Alphaville

    May 21, 2014

    What Google could get for $30bn

    Google has a $30bn warchest to spend on foreign acquisitions, or so it’s told regulators. If it decided to spend the cash in...

  3. May 14, 2014

    Compass: pointing north

    What do you want out of an equity investment? A steadily increasing share price is nice; so is exposure to a steadily...

  4. May 14, 2014

    Compass dishes out £1bn to investors on back of strong growth

    Compass, the catering company that feeds staff at Google, Twitter and LinkedIn, has dished up a £1bn return to investors on...

  5. April 1, 2014

    Exova plans £110m float on main market

    Exova, a laboratory-based testing inspection and certification company, is planning to float on the main London market later...

  6. February 16, 2014

    ‘Say on pay’ pioneers make it safely over the first hurdle

    The sense of relief from EasyJet that it had successfully navigated its annual meeting on Thursday was almost tangible....

  7. November 27, 2013

    Alliance Boots can dispel WoW factor with disclosure

    Alliance Boots has all the characteristics a tax campaigner could ask for in a target. It is a trusted healthcare retailer,...

  8. November 27, 2013

    Earnings provide lift for London’s FTSE

    Shares in Compass Group and United Utilities were buoyed by interim earnings on Wednesday, and helped lift London’s FTSE 100...

  9. November 27, 2013

    Compass to return £500m in third share buyback

    Compass is to return a further £500m to investors as the world’s biggest catering company by revenues launches its third...

  10. June 20, 2013

    Ex-Diageo chief executive Paul Walsh becomes Compass chairman

    Paul Walsh is poised to switch his attentions from the drinks cabinet to catering, after the former chief executive of...

  11. May 15, 2013

    Compass profit up 8% on US catering

    The growing appetite from Silicon Valley companies helped Compass post an 8 per cent rise in first-half profit, driven by...

  12. March 26, 2013

    US outsourcing appetite boosts Compass

    A growing appetite for outsourcing in US schools and hospitals is helping Compass Group offset its declining European sales...

  13. February 1, 2013

    Autogrill eyes duty free spin-off

    Autogrill is considering splitting its travel retail and duty free business from its bigger food and beverage units, as the...

  14. November 21, 2012

    Compass / Sodexo – cooking nicely

    It is the inalienable right of every worker to moan about the food in the staff canteen, making the companies that run them...

  15. November 21, 2012

    Compass caters to growing appetite in US

    Hungry baseball fans attending games in record numbers helped Compass Group return a further £400m to shareholders as more...

  16. November 21, 2012

    Kingfisher falls on France trading worries

    Fears over France led Kingfisher to a five-week low ahead of a trading update next Thursday, which analysts at Merrill Lynch...

  17. September 27, 2012

    Leahy’s US dream is Clarke’s nightmare

    Unlikely as it sounds, the poor performance of Tesco’s core UK business may not be the toughest subject for Philip Clarke...

  18. September 27, 2012

    Compass changes course in Europe downturn

    An extensive restructuring in southern Europe will wipe £295m off Compass Group’s bottom line in its upcoming results as the...

  19. September 27, 2012

    Ladbrokes out of luck on takeover talk

    Ladbrokes fell, against a rising London market, as brokers dismissed recent takeover speculation. The bookmaker slipped 3...

  20. July 10, 2012

    Antofagasta misses FTSE rally

    Copper miner Antofagasta lagged behind a London market rally on fears of a dividend cut. Antofagasta trades at a premium of...

  21. May 16, 2012

    Compass increases dividend as profits rise

    Compass Group, the world’s largest catering company by sales, has dished up an 11 per cent increase in its dividend as it...

  22. April 3, 2012

    Energy groups fire up after Cairn move

    North sea oil explorers were in demand on Tuesday after Cairn Energy made a surprise return to the waters. Cairn climbed 4...

  23. March 14, 2012

    Drought and oil price rise set to drive inflation

    Food prices are set to surge as droughts across England and the rising oil price drive inflation, analysts are warning....

  24. March 13, 2012

    G4S dragged down by £50m merger charge

    Nick Buckles, chief executive of G4S, has waived his bonus as the world’s biggest security company by revenues took a £50m...

  25. December 27, 2011

    Chairmen’s role shown to be evolving

    The UK’s largest companies are increasingly looking beyond business leaders who are just stepping down as chief executives...

  26. December 27, 2011

    Companies dig into share buy-backs

    From AstraZeneca’s January announcement that it would double its $4bn share buy-back programme to Compass’ recent unveiling...

  27. December 15, 2011

    Allianz prepares for Selecta sale

    Allianz Capital Partners is preparing an up to €1bn sale of Europe’s largest vending machine operator Selecta, putting a...

  28. November 23, 2011

    Compass / Sodexo

    Richard Cousins loves his cricket. So it may be no coincidence that the chief executive of Compass has built the world’s...

  29. November 23, 2011

    Compass hands £500m back to shareholders

    Compass, the world’s biggest catering company by revenues, dished up an increase in full-year profits after winning new...

  30. FT Alphaville

    November 23, 2011

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Wednesday, - France, Belgium Luxembourg seek temporary deal on Dexia — report. - Compass Group...

  31. October 3, 2011

    Give prisoners better chance to find work, say company chiefs

    Britain’s businesses should offer more jobs to former prisoners and those still in jail, eight of the country’s most...

  32. September 29, 2011

    Compass global spree to exploit outsourcing

    Compass has embarked on its most aggressive acquisition spree in seven years as it seeks to hand out its menus to armies,...

  33. FT Alphaville

    September 29, 2011

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Thursday, - Thomas Cook shelves dividend; working with lending banks — statement. - Icap says...

  34. FT Alphaville

    September 2, 2011

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Friday, - LSE confirms it’s bidding for a majority stake in LCH.Clearnet – FT, Bloomberg. - US...

  35. August 31, 2011

    Two-notch rating cuts hit London developer

    Property developers were under pressure in London on Wednesday, after analysts at Morgan Stanley reduced their price targets...

  36. August 22, 2011

    Compass is notable blue chip gainer at seasonal sell-off

    Compass Group was the biggest blue-chip gainer as investors hunted for bargains among August’s sell-off. Shares in Compass,...

  37. July 28, 2011

    Upbeat earnings help lift FTSE from gloom

    Robust earnings news from Royal Dutch Shell and a pledge to return capital from AstraZeneca were just about enough to soothe...

  38. FT Alphaville

    July 28, 2011

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Thursday, - Credit Suisse Q2 net income falls 52 per cent, plans to cut jobs – statement,...

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