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    1. December 4, 2014

      Sky Bet a successful accumulator for Darroch, trophy asset builder

      CVC made Jeremy Darroch an offer he could not refuse. The private equity business is purchasing the online gaming arm of Sky...

    2. December 2, 2014

      Cenkos looks north to tap regional revival

      Cenkos, the small-cap broker, is to open an office in the north of England, the second London group in as many months moving...

    1. November 11, 2014

      Renishaw shares up 10% on profit upgrade

      Shares in Renishaw jumped on Tuesday after the precision engineer, which makes 3D printing machines, forecast a rise of up...

    2. October 26, 2014

      Mifid II: Regulatory ‘typhoon’ on course for Europe

      Wealth managers and private banks across Europe are about to be hit by a regulatory “typhoon” and are “burying their heads...

    3. October 8, 2014

      London Mining on brink of collapse as shares plunge

      London Mining’s shares tumbled more than 70 per cent on Wednesday after it warned investors that their holdings were on the...

    4. October 3, 2014

      Banks and airlines lift FTSE 100

      Airlines cruised to the top of the FTSE 100 on Friday after easyJet increased its annual profit guidance, while resurgent...

    5. September 26, 2014

      On the gravy train to Mothercare cash call

      The capital markets hate the thought of new taxation. They much prefer to impose taxes of their own, and this week it was...

    6. September 16, 2014

      AstraZeneca swallows bittersweet pill with Eli Lilly Alzheimer’s deal

      Consciousness, the lens through which humans perceive the world, is ill-adapted for perceiving itself. The paradox is...

    7. August 14, 2014

      Cineworld profits lifted by CCI deal

      Cineworld’s recent acquisition of Cinema City International is already bearing fruit, with the transaction providing a...

    8. June 11, 2014

      Bookmakers join World Cup advertising scramble

      The World Cup has unleashed an advertising scramble, with everyone from sportswear manufacturers to headphone makers trying...

    9. May 7, 2014

      London IPO wave lifts profits at Numis

      Buoyant equity markets and an uptick of initial public offerings drove Numis to record revenues in the past six months,...

    10. March 26, 2014

      Cenkos soars after posting 50% rise in pre-tax profits

      Shares in Cenkos Securities rose 9 per cent on Wednesday after the small-cap broker posted a 50 per cent rise in pre-tax...

    11. February 27, 2014

      Personal touch gives edge in broker tussle for listing business

      When John Roberts began preparing AO.com for its stock market debut, he knew it would be a hard sell. The chief executive of...

    12. February 5, 2014

      French Connection shares rise as losses narrow

      Shares in French Connection rallied by as much as 25 per cent after it said an improved Christmas trading period meant that...

    13. December 6, 2013

      Highlights from this week’s Investors Chronicle

      Buy: Micro Focus (MCRO) Even with bolt-on deals, growth isn’t likely to be stellar and a forward price/earnings ratio of...

    14. December 3, 2013

      Surge in flotations lifts Numis

      The pipeline of stock market floats remains full well into the first and second quarters of next year, said Oliver Hemsley,...

    15. November 19, 2013

      Content sales boost ITV performance

      ITV countered fears about the rising cost of television programmes, as it heralded a strong increase in revenues from its...

    16. November 11, 2013

      Schroders climbs on broker upgrade

      Asset managers were prominent leaders on the FTSE 100 on Monday after a broker update in the sector helped the main index...

    17. September 27, 2013

      On the march, small-caps that punch above their weight

      Small is beautiful. Elephants don’t gallop. A flea can jump 200 times its own height. There’s no shortage of appropriate...

    18. September 13, 2013

      African Minerals shares hit four-year low

      Last month, African Minerals lost its chief executive and finance director. This week the Sierra Leone miner founded by...

    19. August 27, 2013

      Foxtons sets out plans for IPO

      Foxtons confirmed its intention to launch an initial public offering as the London-focused estate agent set out plans to...

    20. July 11, 2013

      UK directors’ deals: Numis, Betfair, Imagination Technologies and Euromoney

      Stockbroker Numis returned to the black in recent months, posting a 40 per cent increase in revenues and profits of £9m for...

    21. May 7, 2013

      Numis rides out storm with return to black

      Numis has swung back in to the black, reporting rises of more than 41 per cent in stock broking commissions and fees for the...

    22. March 29, 2013

      Cupid sacks broker after share scare

      Cupid, the online dating company, topped off an eventful week by sacking one of its brokers after short sellers pounced on...

    23. March 19, 2013

      Arm loses a pair of capable hands

      The unexpected departure of Warren East as chief executive of Arm Holdings comes as the company reaches an inflection point...

    24. March 14, 2013

      Investec staff buy stake in asset unit

      South African bank Investec has sold a 15 per cent stake in its asset management division to a group of staff in a £180m...

    25. January 23, 2013

      Close Brothers upbeat on asset management

      Close Brothers has said its asset management business will move into profit this year, although subdued trading volumes have...

    26. January 1, 2013

      Online investment sellers set to gain

      Online platforms offering financial products direct to retail customers are expected to be the short-term winners under new...

    27. December 27, 2012

      Brokers struggle in oversupplied market

      If there is one thing that London’s stockbrokers agree on, it is that there are simply too many of them, chasing too little...

    28. December 11, 2012

      Spread betting group IG to trim costs

      Quiet markets have eaten into revenues at IG Group, the spread betting company, which said it would trim its cost base until...

    29. December 6, 2012

      Cineworld buys Picturehouse chain

      Multiplex cinema chain Cineworld has made a grab for the art-house film buff market by buying City Screen’s Picturehouse...

    30. November 5, 2012

      Hiscox chief considers capital return

      The chief executive of Hiscox said that the insurance group may still return capital to shareholders in spite of Hurricane...

    31. November 4, 2012

      Brokers look to Orb for new revenue

      Stockbrokers have had little reason to cheer in the past year. Several industry players have been taken over by larger...

    32. October 7, 2012

      Small-cap investing is a minority sport

      Oh, for an equity index that doesn’t have the semi-nationalised banks that decimated equity markets during the financial...

    33. October 1, 2012

      Sportingbet rejects joint offer

      Sportingbet has rejected a joint offer from William Hill and GVC for the online gambling company, saying it “significantly...

    34. September 28, 2012

      Direct Line shares offer cheap yield

      Direct Line’s initial public offering is expected to generate a surge of interest among those looking for high-yielding...

    35. September 5, 2012

      AG Barr springs bid for Britvic

      AG Barr, maker of Scotland’s “other national drink”, Irn-Bru, has launched an audacious bid for Britvic, its bigger UK peer,...

    36. August 22, 2012

      TT Electronics hits European headwinds

      Economic headwinds in Europe and concerns of a slowdown in China have weighed on first-half revenues at TT Electronics, the...

    37. July 16, 2012

      Menzies scales back regional operations

      John Menzies, the airline baggage handler and newspaper distribution group, will end its cargo operations at four regional...

    38. June 29, 2012

      St Barbara does deal to buy Allied Gold

      St Barbara, the Australian gold miner, has struck a deal to expand its operations into the Pacific Rim, agreeing to buy...

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