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  1. May 30, 2014

    Ian Hannam’s loss in market abuse appeal is gain for investors

    Few matters have divided London’s bankers more deeply than the UK financial services regulator’s pursuit of Ian Hannam, the...

  2. May 28, 2014

    ‘King of mining’ case highlights crackdown

    When Ashti Hawrami, was interviewed by UK regulators about two emails he had received from Ian Hannam, the buccaneering UK...

  1. May 19, 2014

    Former Qatar prime minister rejoins dealmaking stage

    Qatar’s diplomat-investor Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani has jumped back on to the global investment stage with two large...

  2. April 30, 2014

    M&A has a triple catalyst to rejig European industry

    It takes years of struggle to become an overnight success. The European M&A business is no exception to that rule. Deals...

  3. April 30, 2014

    Heritage Oil agrees £924m takeover offer from Qatari group

    Heritage Oil has agreed a £924m cash takeover offer from a Qatari investment vehicle owned by the gas-rich Gulf state’s...

  4. February 28, 2014

    Small-cap Week, March 1

    Heritage Oil was among the week’s top performers on news that it had successfully concluded tax rebate talks in Nigeria,...

  5. October 3, 2013

    FCA initially suspected Hannam of criminal offence

    The depth of the fall from grace of one of the City’s most prominent dealmakers was laid bare during tribunal proceedings as...

  6. July 3, 2013

    Ian Hannam compares fate to Mayhew’s

    Ian Hannam – the City of London dealmaker once dubbed the “king of mining” who is fighting a £450,000 market-abuse fine –...

  7. July 2, 2013

    Ian Hannam legal case splits City

    The buccaneering City dealmaker once dubbed “the king of mining” was accompanied to all meetings and had his mobile phone...

  8. July 2, 2013

    Ian Hannam faces accusations over emails

    The legacy of Ian Hannam, one of the UK’s most prolific dealmakers once dubbed the “King of Mining”, could hinge on two...

  9. June 28, 2013

    Hannam appeal is key reputational test

    Two reputations are at stake next week: the UK financial regulator’s, pitted against that of one of the City of London’s...

  10. June 14, 2013

    Heritage loses to Tullow Oil in tax dispute

    Heritage Oil has held out the prospect of an appeal after a court ruled in favour of its former partner Tullow Oil over the...

  11. beyondbrics

    May 1, 2013

    New York headlines

    * China: weak exports hit manufacturers * ENRC faced 11th-hour hitch over listing * Mexico telecom bill passes Senate *...

  12. beyondbrics

    May 1, 2013

    London headlines

    * China: weak exports hit manufacturers * Mexican telecom bill passes senate * Surgutneftegaz reveals $15bn of treasury...

  13. April 30, 2013

    Heritage Oil defends $850m Nigerian investment

    Heritage Oil insisted that its $850m investment in a batch of Nigerian oilfields remained well positioned to reap dividends...

  14. April 9, 2013

    Man boosted by Japan’s inflation battle

    Man Group showed its biggest gain in 10 months on Tuesday amid hopes that the hedge fund manager would benefit from Japan’s...

  15. April 4, 2013

    Bid talk lifts United Utilities

    United Utilities outperformed a falling London market on Thursday as analysts said it was the sector’s most likely bid...

  16. beyondbrics

    April 4, 2013

    Uganda vs Heritage: what's the score?

    After coming out on top against Heritage Oil in a tax appeal tribunal at home, the Ugandan Revenue Authority claims to be...

  17. April 4, 2013

    Heritage Oil plays down partial defeat

    Heritage Oil played down the impact of a partial defeat in arbitration proceedings in London over the tax treatment of an...

  18. March 25, 2013

    Afren figures lifted by Nigeria growth

    Strong production growth from fields off Nigeria’s coast helped Africa-focused oil and gas producer Afren more than double...

  19. beyondbrics

    January 10, 2013

    Further reading: caught in a web

    Thursday’s picks from the beyondbrics team; the HSBC – Ping An affair highlights the complex web of political connections...

  20. beyondbrics

    January 10, 2013

    London headlines

    * China trade rebound hints at solid growth * Heritage Oil pushes into Nigeria * China debating opening telecoms market *...

  21. January 9, 2013

    Heritage Oil pushes into Nigeria

    It is an unlikely alliance: a polo-loving local businessman and an oil company founded by a former supplier of mercenaries...

  22. beyondbrics

    November 22, 2012

    East Africa oil: smaller explorers hit hurdles

    Independent and small-scale oil companies like to be quick on their feet, beating the energy giants time and again in the...

  23. October 17, 2012

    Genel at pains to show difference to Bumi

    When Genel Energy set out its strategy at a recent capital markets day in London it promised to “maintain the highest level...

  24. August 21, 2012

    Heritage receives $450m Genel boost

    Heritage Oil plans to cancel its proposed $370m rights issue aimed at financing a move into Nigeria through the sale of...

  25. August 6, 2012

    StanChart acquires must-have accessory

    Until Monday, Standard Chartered was a weird outlier among UK-based banks. It lacked the must-have accessory flaunted by...

  26. August 6, 2012

    Heritage Oil in $370m rights issue

    Heritage Oil has launched a $370m rights issue to help fund its move into Nigeria, as the London-listed explorer’s interim...

  27. FT Alphaville

    July 2, 2012

    Weekend news catch-up

    Weekend headlines from the FT and other UK media:* From The FT, -       Cameron orders review of interbank rates -      ...

  28. July 1, 2012

    Heritage spends $850m to get into Nigeria

    Heritage Oil is spending $850m to buy into a cache of Nigerian oilfields in an agreed deal that will give the London-listed...

  29. June 22, 2012

    Heritage survives investor revolt

    Heritage Oil has survived a shareholder revolt over pay and bonus awards for senior executives at the Kurdistan-focused...

  30. April 18, 2012

    Uganda sale dispute weighs on Heritage Oil

    The shadow of the legal dispute over a $1.45bn sale of assets in Uganda continues to fall on Heritage Oil, which slipped...

  31. April 9, 2012

    Cove set to resume its bidding process

    Cove Energy is set to resume its bidding process after Mozambican regulators informed the oil and gas explorer that it will...

  32. April 6, 2012

    Citizen soldier who brought the SAS to the City

    A Special Air Service soldier is a member of a relentlessly courageous commando force, primed to operate clandestinely in...

  33. FT Alphaville

    April 5, 2012

    Hannam's gotta do...

    It must have come as quite a shock to the FSA apparatchiks when Ian Hannam turned on them. The accepted procedure following...

  34. April 4, 2012

    Hannam is clearly a victim of injustice

    Shortly before I became chairman of the Future of Banking Commission, I interviewed a leading City lawyer about the causes...

  35. April 4, 2012

    City is right to crack whip on market abuse

    My respect for the City of London’s enforcers has gone up a notch with their decision to impose a £450,000 fine on Ian...

  36. April 4, 2012

    High cost of City’s loose-talk culture

    Carelessness has a cost. That should be the strong message taken by the City of London from the market regulator’s decision...

  37. April 4, 2012

    FSA raises hackles over Hannam

    The news this week that the UK markets regulator will do battle with Ian Hannam, the world’s most prominent natural...

  38. April 3, 2012

    Hannam’s fight with the FSA

    Two emails and a decision to impose a £450,000 fine have sent a shockwave through the City and set up a spectacular contest....

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