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  1. June 20, 2014

    Investment bank chairman Kelly leaves Citigroup

    Ned Kelly, chairman of Citigroup’s investment bank, is leaving the company, according to people familiar with the matter....

  2. June 10, 2014

    Better life for insurers as pensions megadeals take off

    Another month, another pensions insurance megadeal. Total this week unveiled an agreement to insure three-fifths of its...

  1. March 7, 2014

    Hands switches EMI legal battle to London

    Guy Hands has unexpectedly agreed to transfer his long running lawsuit against Citigroup, over his firm’s ill-fated £4.2bn...

  2. February 12, 2014

    Guy Hands’ star dealmaker asked to leave Terra Firma

    Guy Hands’ plan to transform his private equity business, with the biggest fundraising since he lost a £1.75bn stake in EMI,...

  3. January 8, 2014

    Guy Hands doubles salary pot of Terra Firma staff

    Guy Hands doubled the amount of wages he paid to staff last year in an effort to keep his private equity team intact after...

  4. November 27, 2013

    Kids who like vinyl would love newspapers

    The biggest surprise about the rise in vinyl record sales is the age of the buyers. A poll by the BPI, the UK music industry...

  5. October 22, 2013

    The joy of getting copyrights for a song

    What would be the business asset I would most like to own? It seems to me the best copyrights are pretty hard to beat. They...

  6. October 8, 2013

    Buyout debt returns to pre-crisis levels in US

    The amount of debt in US leveraged buyouts has increased to levels reminiscent of the boom years before the financial...

  7. August 25, 2013

    Pension funds lack de-risking data

    De-risking plans by many defined benefit (DB) pension schemes will be hampered by poor quality information, a survey of 163...

  8. July 12, 2013

    Q&A: UK pension buyouts

    EMI, the British music group famous for signing The Beatles, Coldplay and Queen made headlines again this week – not for a...

  9. July 9, 2013

    Citigroup sheds a legacy from EMI deal by selling pension fund

    Citigroup has sold EMI Group’s £1.5bn pension fund to the Pension Insurance Corporation, in the UK’s largest pension...

  10. July 5, 2013

    Schumann: Violin Sonatas

    Dating from the early 1850s, when Schumann was hovering on the cusp of madness, these three sonatas are characterised by a...

  11. May 10, 2013

    Should I take part in my company share scheme?

    My employer intends to introduce a new share incentive scheme for some staff and I will be eligible to participate. I have...

  12. May 2, 2013

    Share schemes make pay packages harder to assess

    Are share packages a valuable part of remuneration? A growing number of companies are offering share ownership when...

  13. March 8, 2013

    Lunch with the FT: Lucian Grainge

    It’s funny, this guy goes around the world doing interviews over lunch, right, and I’m the one who has to lose weight! You...

  14. March 6, 2013

    Billionaires back Beats’ music service

    A group that includes the billionaires Len Blavatnik and James Packer has invested in a new music subscription service being...

  15. February 20, 2013

    Bertelsmann moves back to music stage

    Bertelsmann, the German media group, could spend around €500m to take full control of BMG, its music joint venture with KKR,...

  16. February 20, 2013

    Interview 2: From music to business

    Ian Stockley has no doubts about the role performing arts can play in building a child’s confidence. He recalls being 10...

  17. February 19, 2013

    Warner Music in deal with independents

    Warner Music has struck a deal with two groups representing independent record labels to secure their support as it seeks...

  18. February 13, 2013

    Coats poised to return to LSE

    Even the most seasoned investors are likely to be stumped when asked to name more than a handful of the original...

  19. February 7, 2013

    Warner Music wins Parlophone auction

    Len Blavatnik’s Warner Music has won the auction for former EMI labels including Parlophone, the home to Coldplay, David...

  20. February 3, 2013

    A manager of creative disruption

    Roger Faxon tugs on a pulley to take an eccentric old elevator up to the Tribeca loft apartment he moved into last month...

  21. January 27, 2013

    Hands to ‘move on’ with fundraiser

    Guy Hands, founder of private equity firm Terra Firma, aims to bolster his plans to raise funds this year by returning €3bn...

  22. January 27, 2013

    Hands decries Cameron’s ‘dangerous gamble’

    Guy Hands has become a europhile. Nothing like living in Guernsey by the sea – far from the “tribe” of the City of London –...

  23. January 17, 2013

    ReDigi to open second-hand digital market

    ReDigi, a US company that labels itself as the world’s first legal online marketplace for “used” digital music, is preparing...

  24. January 15, 2013

    Why HMV’s Nipper may have barked his last

    After almost a century on the high street, Nipper may finally have barked his last. HMV – an acronym taken from Francis...

  25. January 10, 2013

    Music labels rocked by bid for Parlophone

    Independent music companies have raised concerns that Sony and BMG’s attempt to buy Parlophone could breach competition...

  26. January 6, 2013

    Terra Firma eyes revival of Odeon sale

    Terra Firma, the private equity fund founded by Guy Hands, is planning to sell assets this year that are likely to include...

  27. January 6, 2013

    Sony rejoins BMG for Parlophone bid

    Sony has teamed up with BMG to bid for Parlophone and other EMI labels being sold off by Universal Music, reuniting Sony and...

  28. December 21, 2012

    Lady Antebellum: On This Winter’s Night

    Christmas in the shopping mall; a blandly soothing soundtrack pipes out. It’s country-pop trio Lady Antebellum delivering a...

  29. FT Tech Hub

    December 5, 2012

    FT ebook Q&A: The Amazon Economy

    The FT’s latest ebook is about Amazon and its voracious expansion from online book retailer into technological giant. Is the...

  30. November 23, 2012

    Change would pop the corporate bond bubble

    Stop me when you think this screams “bubble”. The private equity firm that led one of the final deals of the credit boom...

  31. November 15, 2012

    Audit leader says ‘thank you for the music’

    James Grigor is a music lover with an eclectic mix of favourites, from Eminem to Cheryl Cole to 1960s rock. But he...

  32. November 14, 2012

    Nine groups in line to snap up Parlophone

    Warner Music and a joint venture led by industry impresario Simon Fuller are among nine groups to have registered interest...

  33. October 26, 2012

    Book groups begin difficult chapter

    Industry executives have already dubbed it Random Penguin. But what to call a merged Random House and Penguin is the least...

  34. October 12, 2012

    Is pop going polyglot?

    Not since “Macarena” soundtracked a billion drunken nights has the world seen its like. “Gangnam Style”, by the South Korean...

  35. October 9, 2012

    Radiohead, O2 Arena, London

    Radiohead are in the rare position of being able to do whatever they want. When their contract with EMI elapsed in 2003 they...

  36. October 7, 2012

    Hands in $5bn energy project push

    Terra Firma, the private equity group run by Guy Hands, is to announce plans for a $3bn-$5bn energy infrastructure fund run...

  37. October 7, 2012

    Vivendi weighs up €4bn Moroccan telecom sale

    Vivendi is lining up bankers to review options for a sale of its controlling stake in Morocco’s largest telecom operator in...

  38. September 26, 2012

    Spotify’s UK arm narrows losses

    The UK arm of Spotify, the digital music service, significantly narrowed its operating losses in the 2011 financial year in...

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