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  1. August 4, 2014

    Retail banks go digital with gusto

    When Britain’s first telephone bank opened in 1989, it claimed to be from the future. In a television advert marking the...

  2. September 27, 2013

    Misys poaches Inmarsat CFO

    Financial software company Misys has hired the chief financial officer of satellite operator Inmarsat, raising speculation...

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  1. August 28, 2013

    G4S chief Ashley Almanza sets out to tackle debt hangover

    The first few months of Ashley Almanza’s new job as chief executive of G4S were never going to be pleasant. After being...

  2. August 28, 2013

    G4S raises £348m to shore up balance sheet

    G4S has raised almost £350m through a share placing, as part of moves by new chief executive Ashley Almanza to shore up the...

  3. August 27, 2013

    Misys finance chief to join G4S in latest board switch

    G4S has poached the chief financial officer of software group Misys, as part of moves by the FTSE 100 security group to...

  4. June 11, 2013

    Credit Suisse appoints first woman to lead UK M&A

    Credit Suisse has appointed Madelaine McTernan to lead its UK mergers and acquisitions (M&A) business – the first woman to...

  5. December 27, 2012

    French buyouts hit by Hollande tax policy

    French buyouts have slumped this year as the country’s business leaders weighed the impact of fiscal changes being launched...

  6. December 9, 2012

    Buyout groups find new appetite for techs

    The total amount invested by private equity groups in UK technology companies increased year on year for only the second...

  7. October 2, 2012

    Blur listing increases flow of UK tech IPOs

    Although Blur Group’s flotation on London’s junior market will give heart to other UK technology companies contemplating a...

  8. October 2, 2012

    Blur Group to join Aim after raising £4m

    Blur Group, the business-to-business online procurement group backed by ITV chairman Archie Norman, will start trading as a...

  9. August 27, 2012

    Blur Group plots clear path to Aim

    Blur Group, a business-to-business online procurement company backed by ITV chairman Archie Norman, will today announce its...

  10. August 12, 2012

    EQT acquires IT automation company UC4

    EQT Partners, the Swedish private equity group, has clinched a closely fought bidding battle to buy IT process automation...

  11. July 12, 2012

    Temenos chief leaves as sales fall 37%

    Temenos shares lost more than 20 per cent of their value on Thursday after the Swiss banking software company announced the...

  12. July 8, 2012

    Activity serves to conceal IT woes

    Judging from recent deal activity and the persistent rumours of potential takeovers in UK IT services, the casual observer...

  13. June 1, 2012

    Bolin aims to double Misys revenue

    Bret Bolin, the new chief executive of Misys, said he could double revenues within five years following the banking software...

  14. May 31, 2012

    Logica deal leaves hole in tech sector

    A takeover bid for Logica was not a surprise. The IT services company has lost half its value after profits warnings and...

  15. May 31, 2012

    Logica board backs £1.7bn CGI takeover

    The board of Logica has backed a £1.7bn all-cash takeover by Canada’s CGI Group. The deal makes the IT services company the...

  16. May 15, 2012

    Technology M&A activity defies downturn

    The technology sector has continued to see a large number of mergers and acquisitions, in contrast with the rest of the...

  17. April 2, 2012

    Centrica powers ahead as FTSE 100 advances

    Utilities such as Centrica were among the gainers on Monday as the FTSE 100 began the second quarter with its sharpest rally...

  18. April 2, 2012

    CVC and ValueAct quit bidding for Misys

    CVC Capital Partners and ValueAct Capital have pulled out of the race to buy Misys, leaving Vista Equity Partners in pole...

  19. March 26, 2012

    Jefferies to set up Europe financing arm

    Jefferies is looking to set up a corporate lending business in Europe as the fast-growing US investment bank seeks to grab...

  20. March 23, 2012

    Letter from Lex: Spring bounce

    The vernal equinox has given some a spring in their step. Apple shareholders had more bounce than most after the company...

  21. March 20, 2012

    Misys sales fall 12% as uncertainty hits banks

    Misys sales fell 12 per cent in the three months to the end of February as banks delayed purchases of software because of...

  22. March 19, 2012

    Misys: marriage guidance

    With all the dedicated effort of a Jane Austen heroine, banking software group Misys has finally found itself a marriage...

  23. March 19, 2012

    Essar Energy surges but London remains static

    Essar Energy showed a record daily gain after Merrill Lynch forecast that shares in the power group would more than double....

  24. FT Alphaville

    March 19, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    - Apple’s big news: An announcement will be made at 9am EDT concerning the company’s almost-$100bn cash pile. Analysts are...

  25. March 18, 2012

    Vista plans Misys revamp after £1.27bn bid

    Vista Equity Partners has agreed a £1.27bn cash bid for Misys, an agreement likely to see the ageing British software...

  26. March 12, 2012

    Man Group downgraded on earnings outlook

    Man Group was a faller in a flat London market on Monday on concerns that its earnings might disappoint. A downgrade to...

  27. March 12, 2012

    Temenos drops out of Misys bid race

    Temenos walked away from its $2bn bid for Misys after failing to agree terms, leaving the FTSE 250 banking software company...

  28. March 8, 2012

    Shareholder’s move could lead to Misys sale

    Misys has been engaged many times, but has never quite made it to the altar, despite being up for sale over the past six...

  29. March 5, 2012

    BBA must restore confidence or lose role

    There is an inevitability about Financial Services Authority plans to regulate London interbank offered rates, estimates of...

  30. March 5, 2012

    Temenos looks at sweetening Misys bid

    Switzerland’s Temenos is looking at options to sweeten its planned $2bn merger with Misys, after the UK group’s lead...

  31. March 5, 2012

    Concern on sales outlook hits Serco

    Serco led the blue-chip fallers on Monday after its house broker cautioned that sales growth might disappoint. Merrill Lynch...

  32. FT Alphaville

    March 5, 2012

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Monday, – China cuts growth target to 7.5 per cent – statement – CVC and ValueAct Capital join...

  33. March 2, 2012

    Risk-taking returns after tough year

    2011 will not be remembered as a vintage one for investors in mid-market companies. The eurozone crisis, fears of a...

  34. February 21, 2012

    Temenos and Misys look to agree merger terms

    Temenos and Misys are expected to agree the full terms of their planned $2bn merger within days, according to people close...

  35. FT Alphaville

    February 21, 2012

    Vista makes rival £1.2bn bid for Misys

    A US private equity group has made a rival £1.2bn offer for Misys, the banking software company which this month agreed a...

  36. FT Alphaville

    February 21, 2012

    Vista makes rival £1.2bn bid for Misys

    A US private equity group has made a rival £1.2bn offer for Misys, the banking software company which this month agreed a...

  37. February 20, 2012

    FSA should throw smaller book at CPP

    Financial services bosses complain that regulators make them treat retail customers like children. In reality, the principle...

  38. February 20, 2012

    Vista makes rival £1.2bn bid for Misys

    A US private equity group has made a rival £1.2bn offer for Misys, the banking software company which this month agreed a...

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