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  1. September 18, 2014

    US solar and wind start to outshine gas

    Large wind farms and solar plants are now cost-competitive with gas-fired power in many parts of the US even without...

  2. August 3, 2014

    Doomsayers distrust ‘sexy part of the market’

    The lawyers and investment bankers are in clover. Corporate mergers and acquisitions are back with a vengeance, and the fees...

  1. July 25, 2014

    Cala joins ranks of housebuilders eyeing IPO

    Cala has become the latest private housebuilder to take a step towards public markets, appointing an independent adviser to...

  2. July 24, 2014

    Lazard earnings hit record on M&A rebound

    Lazard’s chief executive said mergers and acquisitions were once again the “sexy part of the market” as the investment bank...

  3. June 19, 2014

    UAE focuses on economic reform in Egypt in battle against Islamism

    The United Arab Emirates is shifting its assistance to Egypt from direct aid to private sector development as the Gulf state...

  4. May 23, 2014

    Lunch with the FT: Matthieu Pigasse

    It’s a cold, wet day in Paris and I am waiting for Matthieu Pigasse at Kinugawa restaurant. The name means “angry demon...

  5. April 15, 2014

    Moelis bounces from reduced issue price

    Shares in Moelis & Co, the boutique investment bank rose 8.8 per cent on their market debut, after last-minute investor...

  6. April 3, 2014

    Invesco’s Barnett risks being the Moyes of investment

    Describing Mark Barnett as the David Moyes of fund management reflects the damage that losing £7.5bn in mandates does to his...

  7. February 21, 2014

    Nama to sell €4bn Northern Irish property loans portfolio

    Ireland’s bad bank, the National Asset Management Agency, is trying to sell its entire €4bn Northern Irish property...

  8. February 5, 2014

    Rules to hit US bank deals, says Lazard head

    Lazard’s chief executive Kenneth Jacobs said the regulatory environment was likely to damp high-level bank mergers and...

  9. January 22, 2014

    SSP considers market listing

    SSP, the airport food and beverage company headed by former WH Smith chief executive Kate Swann, has joined the growing...

  10. November 24, 2013

    New funds: November 25

    ● GLG Partners, part of Man Group, has launched the GLG Undervalued Assets fund, which will invest mainly in UK equities. It...

  11. November 20, 2013

    Agius takes first boardroom role after Barclays resignation

    Marcus Agius is to become chairman of employee-owned PA Consulting – his first role since stepping down as chairman of...

  12. October 28, 2013

    Alrosa public offering raises $1.3bn

    Alrosa, the Russian diamond monopoly, has raised $1.3bn in a Moscow public offering as the Russian government pushes forward...

  13. beyondbrics

    October 28, 2013

    Russia's Alrosa: an investor's best friend?

    Alrosa might be considered the king of diamonds. It is the world’s largest rough diamond producer by volume, with almost 1bn...

  14. October 24, 2013

    Third-quarter profit leaps 81% at Lazard

    Lazard reported an 81 per cent rise in third-quarter profit as revenue increased at both its asset management and advisory...

  15. October 18, 2013

    Postal company Royal Mail valued at £5bn in June

    Royal Mail was valued by investment banks at up to £5bn in June, 50 per cent more than the price at which the UK postal...

  16. October 11, 2013

    Government tried to raise Royal Mail IPO price

    Strong demand for the controversial privatisation of Royal Mail prompted the government to explore whether it could extract...

  17. October 11, 2013

    Ex-chief whip Andrew Mitchell joins Investec

    Andrew Mitchell, who stood aside as Conservative chief whip after being accused of calling a policeman a “pleb” outside...

  18. October 7, 2013

    Minister praised Thatcher’s ‘looks, charm and bearing’

    Margaret Thatcher’s ability to reduce political opponents to rubble was renowned but new evidence is available that she was...

  19. July 25, 2013

    Boutique banks: short-term gain, long-term pain?

    For all of the lamentations about a weak dealmaking environment, independent investment banks had a respectable second...

  20. July 25, 2013

    Lazard overcomes tepid M&A market

    Lazard, the independent investment bank, eked out improved results despite a tepid market for mergers and acquisitions and...

  21. July 9, 2013

    ‘Turnround king’ Archie Norman becomes Lazard London chairman

    Lazard has appointed Archie Norman, the executive known as the “turnround king” for his restructuring of supermarket chain...

  22. July 8, 2013

    Moelis directors boosted by $35m payout

    Moelis & Company will pay out $35m to staff and investors in a move that highlights the independent US investment bank’s...

  23. beyondbrics

    June 19, 2013

    Western groups wary of Chinese buyers

    When Wang Jianlin, head of China’s property conglomerate Wanda Group, confirmed a deal Wednesday to acquire the UK’s prized...

  24. Westminster Blog

    May 31, 2013

    Mandelson looks east for Russian directorship

    Lord Mandelson, who was de facto deputy prime minister in the last Labour government, is set to add a lucrative directorship...

  25. May 19, 2013

    US hedge fund Monarch to open office in London

    Monarch Capital, the prominent US distressed debt hedge fund, is opening a new office in London in a sign of growing...

  26. May 2, 2013

    Lazard hires former JPMorgan banker

    Larry Slaughter, a senior dealmaker who resigned from JPMorgan in January, has resurfaced at Lazard and will start as its...

  27. April 29, 2013

    Fallon starts search for bank syndicate to handle Royal Mail sale

    The process of hiring banks to handle a potential stock market flotation of Royal Mail is to begin in the next few days,...

  28. April 26, 2013

    Lazard profits fall 40% as M&A doldrums take their toll

    A patchy mergers and acquisitions market has taken its toll on Lazard, with a decrease in fees earned from deal advisory...

  29. April 23, 2013

    Put Royal Mail stock into posties’ hands

    The odds that the government will float some or all of Royal Mail this autumn are narrowing. The City’s most plausible...

  30. April 18, 2013

    Cerberus founder looks at bid for Freedom

    Stephen Feinberg, founder of the $20bn private equity group Cerberus, is considering a bid for Freedom Group, the gunmaker...

  31. March 31, 2013

    Cerberus steps up riflemaker exit

    Cerberus Capital is this week stepping up efforts to sell its controlling interest in Freedom Group, maker of the...

  32. March 22, 2013

    Cengage looks to restructure $5.3bn debt load

    Cengage, the US educational publisher acquired by Apax and OMERS Capital at the peak of the 2007 leveraged buyout market,...

  33. March 20, 2013

    Eurazeo signals IPO for Moncler

    Eurazeo, France’s second-biggest listed investment company, is planning more disposals, including an initial public offering...

  34. February 17, 2013

    De Vere preparing to sell venues arm

    Lloyds Bank is set to benefit from the sale of one of the UK’s largest conference centre operators in a £350m deal that...

  35. February 14, 2013

    Different faces in dealmaking deluge

    Investment bankers are enjoying a flurry of work on high-profile acquisitions but, if the deals are reminiscent of the last...

  36. February 10, 2013

    Activists eye new targets in financials

    Financial institutions face fresh attention from aggressive activist and hedge fund investors, adding another distraction to...

  37. February 7, 2013

    Late surge in deals aids Lazard

    Independent investment bank Lazard reported better than expected fourth-quarter results, thanks to a flurry of dealmaking...

  38. February 7, 2013

    Earnings disappointments leave Wall St lower

    Shares in Akamai Technologies tumbled after the leading cloud platform’s quarterly revenues and forecast missed analysts’...

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