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  1. September 4, 2013

    Veteran dealmaker key to Vodafone success

    It was in early August when Warren Finegold knew that a deal to sell Vodafone’s stake in Verizon Wireless was finally on the...

  2. June 28, 2013

    Will Vodafone’s Kabel deal lead others to follow?

    It is hard to remember a time when the financial world was not lurching from one shock to another calamity. For many chief...

  1. June 14, 2013

    Vodafone to make second pass at Kabel Deutschland

    Vodafone is preparing to make a fresh bid approach to Kabel Deutschland as early as next week, following the rejection of...

  2. June 12, 2013

    Vodafone aims to banish ghosts of acquisitions past

    Never eat more than you can lift. Vodafone would be wise to listen to Miss Piggy’s advice as it tries to swallow Kabel...

  3. June 12, 2013

    Vodafone in early talks to buy Kabel Deutschland in €7bn deal

    Vodafone has returned to the European acquisition trail with an approach for Kabel Deutschland, Germany’s largest cable...

  4. October 28, 2012

    GSK starts search for new chairman

    GlaxoSmithKline has begun the hunt for a successor to Sir Christopher Gent, who is expected to step down as chairman within...

  5. February 2, 2012

    Deutsche Bank: downbeat decade

    Good housewives clear their larders before a prolonged absence. Josef Ackermann, bowing out as Deutsche Bank’s chief in May,...

  6. January 31, 2012

    Deutsche Bank faces post-Ackermann future

    Josef Ackermann’s assessment of the year was bleak. It “confronted Deutsche Bank – and the entire financial industry – with...

  7. July 17, 2011

    Li willing to splash out on UK utilities

    Li Ka-shing, the Hong Kong tycoon nicknamed “superman” in his home town, has had his ups and downs investing in the UK. The...

  8. June 19, 2011

    Verizon and Vodafone: relations are thawing

    Relations are thawing between Verizon and Vodafone. Verizon has hinted that Verizon Wireless, the US mobile venture it...

  9. April 4, 2011

    Vodafone’s Colao is buoyed by fierce revisionism

    It gladdens the heart to see a chief executive don his floral pinny and Marigolds to do some spring cleaning. The latest...

  10. December 23, 2010

    ACS passes Hochtief share threshold

    ACS edged closer to victory in its hostile bid for Hochtief, with the Spanish group saying it owned more than 27.72 per cent...

  11. October 27, 2010

    Protesters target Vodafone over taxes

    Vodafone’s flagship Oxford Street store was forced to close on Wednesday after protesters blockaded the entrance, accusing...

  12. October 21, 2010

    Mr Perez’s fancy footwork unsettles corporate Germany

    A decade ago, Vodafone shocked Germany by launching a blockbuster hostile bid for one of the country’s corporate icons –...

  13. September 8, 2010

    Goldman veteran to join Glaxo as finance chief

    Simon Dingemans, one of Goldman Sachs’ veteran dealmakers in London, is leaving the bank to join drugmaker GlaxoSmith-Kline...

  14. July 23, 2010

    Vodafone to pay tax bill of £1.25bn

    One of Britain’s biggest legal battles over international tax planning has ended with an agreement by Vodafone, the mobile...

  15. June 2, 2010

    Pru created blueprint for institutions' AIA opposition

    If Prudential's bid to acquire the Asian arm of AIG fails as a result of institutional hostility, the outcome will be...

  16. June 2, 2010

    Investors angered as costs soar over $750m

    Prudential risks further enraging its shareholders after incurring costs estimated by bankers of more than $750m (£511m) on...

  17. June 1, 2010

    Investors angered as costs soar over $750m

    Prudential risks further enraging its shareholders after incurring costs estimated by bankers of more than $750m (£511m) on...

  18. June 1, 2010

    Pru created the blueprint for AIA opposition

    If Prudential’s bid to acquire the Asian arm of AIG fails as a result of institutional hostility, the outcome will be...

  19. February 7, 2010

    Vodafone’s empire

    Recent rumblings about Vittorio Colao’s performance as Vodafone’s chief executive may abate following the UK telecoms...

  20. FT Alphaville

    May 27, 2009

    Vodafone threatens to join UK exodus

    Vodafone has raised the prospect of joining the tax exodus from Britain after demanding a “dialogue with the government” on...

  21. May 4, 2009

    Constellation teams up with Highbridge fund

    Constellation Growth Capital, a former Bear Stearns venture capital group focused on media, communications and related...

  22. May 4, 2009

    The Real Deal

    The financial world is experiencing an explosion of independent advisory boutiques. Almost every day a key rainmaker...

  23. May 3, 2009

    Another sparkling boutique offers advice

    The financial world is experiencing an explosion of independent advisory boutiques. Almost every day a key rainmaker defects...

  24. November 27, 2008

    Steelmakers climb in relief over Rio Tinto

    Shares in Asian steelmakers soared yesterday following the decision by BHP Billiton, the world's largest mining company, to...

  25. November 27, 2008

    Vodafone chief identifies need for speed

    Vittorio Colao's passion is fast cycling - over the summer he competed in an endurance road race in the Italian Alps. Now...

  26. November 26, 2008

    Vodafone chief identifies need for speed

    Vittorio Colao’s passion is fast cycling – over the summer he competed in an endurance road race in the Italian Alps. Now...

  27. November 26, 2008

    Credit crunch forces BHP to drop Rio bid

    BHP Billiton abandoned its year-long pursuit of Anglo-Australian mining rival Rio Tinto yesterday, making the deal the...

  28. November 25, 2008

    BHP’s bid for Rio falls victim to crunch

    BHP Billiton abandoned its year-long pursuit of Anglo-Australian mining rival Rio Tinto on Tuesday, making the deal the...

  29. November 2, 2008

    A shift in focus on use of equities indices

    There have been big changes in attitude on how fund managers approach stock market indices in the past decade. In the 1990s,...

  30. July 22, 2008

    UBS veteran roams pastures

    Veteran UBS banker Robert Gillespie has weathered his last financial crisis at the Swiss bank and will retire in September...

  31. July 5, 2008

    Vodafone wins £2bn tax battle

    The world's biggest mobile phone group has won a billion-pound battle with Revenue & Customs over the tax on one of its...

  32. July 5, 2008

    Vodafone wins £2bn tax battle

    The world’s biggest mobile phone group has won a billion-pound battle with Revenue & Customs over the tax on one of its...

  33. May 28, 2008

    Five years of Sarin

    Few Manchester United fans would say that manager Sir Alex Ferguson has stayed too long - his 21st season has delivered two...

  34. May 27, 2008

    Colao welcomed as a safe pair of hands

    Vittorio Colao lived up to his reputation for cracking jokes on Tuesday, enlivening a long session of questions from the...

  35. May 27, 2008

    Five years of Sarin

    Few Manchester United fans would say that manager Sir Alex Ferguson has stayed too long – his 21st season has delivered two...

  36. May 12, 2008

    M&A can't get no satisfaction

    Are the rock stars of M&A banking an endangered species? It's certainly starting to look that way. Ask any chief executive...

  37. May 11, 2008

    Old M&A heroes can’t get no satisfaction

    Are the rock stars of M&A banking an endangered species? It’s certainly starting to look that way. Ask any chief executive...

  38. May 6, 2008

    Obermann's decision is hard to call

    As Deutsche Telekom chief executive René Obermann considers the takeover of US mobile phone operator Sprint Nextel, the...

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