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    1. August 13, 2015

      Rivals steal a march on drifting Starwood

      When the board of Starwood Hotels and Resorts met this week, the topic that almost certainly dominated discussions was...

    2. August 13, 2015

      Grainger to sell German business as activist circles

      Grainger, Britain’s largest listed residential landlord, is to sell its operations in Germany and shake up management...

    1. August 13, 2015

      China syndrome hits IPO market

      The ripple effects of a surprise devaluation of China’s currency have reached the US listings market, as boutique US...

    2. July 30, 2015

      IHG and Starwood have held early deal talks

      InterContinental Hotels Group has held early stage talks with Starwood Hotels & Resorts over a union to create the...

    3. July 23, 2015

      Hands-off owner hands over FT after 58 years

      The Financial Times has covered countless takeovers since its creation in 1888, and detailed waves of consolidation,...

    4. July 20, 2015

      Rhône Capital plans transatlantic push with hire of Sylvain Héfès

      Rhône Capital, one of the most guarded private equity groups, has appointed a Rothschild veteran to spearhead an...

    5. July 15, 2015

      ‘Golden parachutes’ under fire in US

      Opposition to “golden parachutes” is hardening among US Democrats on Capitol Hill, in the wake of a series of cases...

    6. June 4, 2015

      Worldpay readies for £6bn London float

      The owners of Worldpay have hired a roster of banks to float the payment-processing company on the London Stock...

    7. June 4, 2015

      Government to sell rest of Royal Mail

      Royal Mail is to be fully privatised with the sale of the government’s remaining 30 per cent stake due to begin this...

    8. April 29, 2015

      Starwood explores its options including sale

      Starwood, one of the best known names in the hotel industry, is considering a sale. The owner of high-end hotel brands,...

    9. April 26, 2015

      US banks face ‘golden parachutes’ challenge

      Investors are set to challenge some of Wall Street’s biggest banks on their “golden parachutes,” which can see top...

    10. April 23, 2015

      Lazard revenues ride dealmaking wave

      Lazard hit new highs in the first quarter of this year, as the independent investment bank profited from its advisory...

    11. April 21, 2015

      Lazard: next man up

      Replacing a legend is never easy. It is especially tough when the legend departs during a crisis. In the midst of the...

    12. April 9, 2015

      Robey Warshaw makes the big league with role in BG sale

      At the start of this week, a small London-based advisory firm run by two experienced dealmakers was nowhere to be found...

    13. FT Alphaville

      March 27, 2015

      HeinzKraft and the lack of leaks

      The Wednesday morning announcement that Heinz would buy Kraft was that rare thing, a big deal which didn’t leak. The...

    14. March 1, 2015

      Wood Mackenzie seeks £2bn listing

      Wood Mackenzie is preparing for a stock market listing in which the UK energy research consultancy would seek a...

    15. February 26, 2015

      Zuckerman seeks buyer for NY Daily News

      New York Daily News up for sale Mort Zuckerman, the billionaire real estate mogul, has hired Lazard to find a buyer for...

    16. February 5, 2015

      Lazard’s M&A advisory revenues top $1bn

      Lazard’s merger and acquisition advisory revenues topped $1bn for the first time in the US investment bank’s history in...

    17. January 12, 2015

      Lazard’s Antonio Weiss withdraws from Treasury role

      Senator Elizabeth Warren’s populist wing of the Democratic party has shown its clout by derailing the White House’s...

    18. January 4, 2015

      Index funds will be higher priority in future UK IPOs

      Passive index tracking funds should get a better deal in future UK privatisations, a government-commissioned review...

    19. December 30, 2014

      New year honours: Banker and arts fundraiser David Verey knighted

      David Verey, the City of London veteran who stepped down as chairman of the Arts Fund this summer after a decade in the...

    20. December 19, 2014

      What does Elizabeth Warren want?

      More than five years after the financial crisis ended, a band of progressive activists gathered outside Citigroup’s New...

    21. December 19, 2014

      US funds to stand by Russia despite losses

      Some of the fund managers most heavily exposed to Russian stocks are promising to stick with the country, despite...

    22. December 11, 2014

      Qataris appoint Ken Costa to Songbird Estates board

      Ken Costa, the City grandee and former Lazard and UBS banker, has been appointed to the board of Songbird Estates to...

    23. December 1, 2014

      Sky hires advisers amid battle for dominance of UK telecoms

      The battle for dominance of the British telecoms and media market has accelerated after Sky hired advisers to explore...

    24. November 13, 2014

      Lazard’s Antonio Weiss set to join US Treasury

      Antonio Weiss, a senior Lazard banker, has been nominated undersecretary for domestic finance to the US Treasury by...

    25. November 11, 2014

      Tories release names of leader club members

      The Conservative party on Tuesday released details of the select group of high value donors on its leaders’ list – a...

    26. October 23, 2014

      Lazard profits soar on merger activity

      Lazard, the independent investment bank, beat earnings estimates after profits soared 44 per cent on the back of rising...

    27. October 12, 2014

      Blackstone / Taubman: rolling the dice

      Lazard went public more than 150 years after its founding. It took recent upstarts Greenhill, Evercore Partners, and...

    28. October 5, 2014

      Sigfox seeks funding to form global ‘internet of things’ network

      Sigfox, a French technology start-up, is in talks with investors to raise funds to help build a dedicated global...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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