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  1. June 12, 2014

    Sales fillip for newly-floated UK retailers

    After weeks following the ups and downs – but mainly downs – of the share prices of newly floated retailers, Thursday was...

  2. June 3, 2014

    Online discount retailer MandM Direct plans to float on Aim

    MandM Direct is the latest discount private equity-backed e-tailer to announce it plans to join the Alternative Investment...

  1. May 19, 2014

    Game confirms London listing plan

    Game Digital, the video games chain that collapsed into administration just two years ago, has confirmed plans to launch the...

  2. April 13, 2014

    Promising businesses seek out power of Zeus

    It is not just footballers who are popping champagne corks in Manchester’s growing number of high-end restaurants. Corporate...

  3. April 13, 2014

    Crawshaws’ pigs are flying high

    The stock market remains enthralled with discount retailers, especially if they have a big online presence. Consumers show...

  4. March 27, 2014

    LSE set to double capital raised amid wave of IPOs

    The London Stock Exchange Group is likely to double the amount of capital it raised on its share markets in its last...

  5. March 24, 2014

    Pets at Home IPO provides bumper payday for senior managers

    Senior management at Pets at Home sold nearly £15m of shares into its initial public offering, with management who bought in...

  6. March 12, 2014

    Debt distinguishes Poundland and Pets at Home

    They were both bought the same year and were both floated on Wednesday. But the initial public offerings of Poundland and...

  7. March 12, 2014

    Blue Buffalo appoints JPMorgan for listing

    Blue Buffalo, the luxury dog food brand, has hired JPMorgan to lead its initial public offering in a listing that is...

  8. Business Blog

    March 12, 2014

    Pets, pampering and prospectuses

    Pets at Home’s IPO prospectus opens a window into the lucrative world of Britain’s cats and dogs. The company, which went...

  9. March 12, 2014

    Mixed reception for two London IPOs

    Poundland underlined investor enthusiasm for London retail flotations after shares in the discount store chain rose 20 per...

  10. March 7, 2014

    What’s all the excitement about IPOs?

    What are you going to do with your Vodafone cash? It’s a question that’s likely to be asked in living rooms and boardrooms...

  11. March 3, 2014

    ISS aims to raise €1.1bn through stock market float

    ISS, the Danish security and cleaning company, said on Monday it was aiming to raise DKr8bn (€1.1bn) through its stock...

  12. March 3, 2014

    Number of new City jobs up by 25%

    New job vacancies in the City of London jumped by 25 per cent last month, compared with a year ago, as banks shrugged off...

  13. February 28, 2014

    Regulators under pressure over AO listing

    Regulators are coming under pressure to improve pre-flotation disclosure of information to investors, following this week’s...

  14. February 28, 2014

    Pets at Home IPO in London gives retailer £1.3bn valuation

    Pets at Home, the seller of items from rabbits to dog coats, has priced its initial public offering at 210p-260p as the...

  15. February 19, 2014

    Man’s Roman has reasons to turn empire-builder

    A Mark Quinn picture of a poor man hangs at the offices of Man Group, reminding staff to keep pay demands within bounds. The...

  16. February 19, 2014

    Pets at Home offer in the spotlight

    Pets at Home is the latest company to be offered to the investing public after four years in the care of private equity’s...

  17. FT Alphaville

    February 19, 2014

    KKR My Best Friend Cayman Topco Limited

    Pets at Home is the latest addition to the pipeline of high-quality initial public offerings set to greet the Great British...

  18. Business Blog

    February 19, 2014

    IPOs and the ghost of Pets.com's sock-puppet

    Pets.com's once-ubiquitous mascot (Bloomberg) It is probably unfair to draw a parallel between Pets at Home, with its real...

  19. February 19, 2014

    Pets at Home launches £1.5bn London IPO

    Pets at Home, the UK’s biggest pet products retailer, has launched a listing on the London Stock Exchange in a move that...

  20. February 18, 2014

    Listings worth $8.3bn lined up in IPO flurry

    Europe’s initial public offering market is on track for its busiest start to the year since the financial crisis as private...

  21. January 23, 2014

    Europe primed for fresh wave of  IPOs

    The surge in European initial public offerings in the second half of last year is set to accelerate, according to new...

  22. January 20, 2014

    Retailers join growing IPO shopping list

    Bankers are preparing to list a swelling number of high street retailers on the London Stock Exchange as their private...

  23. December 10, 2013

    Pets At Home loyalty scheme strains at the leash

    Pets At Home’s loyalty scheme consists of 1.5m humans – along with 1.4m dogs, a million cats and a few million fish. Last...

  24. November 12, 2013

    KKR eyes Pets At Home £1.5bn flotation

    KKR, the private equity owner of Pets At Home, is considering an initial public offering that could value the UK’s largest...

  25. April 8, 2013

    Pets at Home steps up veterinary side

    Pets at Home, the pet store owned by US private equity group Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, will announce on Tuesday that it is...

  26. February 12, 2013

    Fashion chain Republic close to collapse

    Republic, the youth fashion brand, is poised to enter administration as early as Wednesday, adding to the grim toll on the...

  27. November 23, 2012

    Alas, poor Olek …

    We’ve spent the past fortnight trying to cheer up a grieving guinea pig. At least we think he’s grieving. Outwardly, there...

  28. November 21, 2012

    Halfords profits dip 20% on higher costs

    Profits at Halfords dropped more than 20 per cent in the six months to end-September, as the sales boost in bicycles and...

  29. October 4, 2012

    Has bike, will ride at Halfords

    Matt Davies owns a bicycle. This is a good qualification for the incoming chief executive of Halfords, the UK’s biggest...

  30. October 4, 2012

    Cycling sales help Halfords beat forecasts

    A surge in sales of bikes and cycling accessories, on the back of the Olympics and Tour de France, helped Halfords beat...

  31. October 3, 2012

    Davies takes the wheel at Halfords

    Halfords has named a new chief executive, ahead of a trading statement on Thursday from the car parts and bicycle retailer....

  32. January 20, 2012

    Positive effects of PE’s involvement

    From Mr Tim Hames. Sir, It was disappointing to read Louis Brennan’s comments regarding private equity (Letters, January...

  33. January 8, 2012

    Pets at Home profits jump by 11%

    Pets at Home, the pet care retailer owned by private equity firm KKR, has defied the gloom hanging over the retail sector by...

  34. October 3, 2011

    Give prisoners better chance to find work, say company chiefs

    Britain’s businesses should offer more jobs to former prisoners and those still in jail, eight of the country’s most...

  35. September 30, 2011

    KKR to name De Nunzio as senior adviser

    Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, US the private equity group, will on Friday name Tony De Nunzio, the former Asda chief executive,...

  36. July 8, 2011

    Older and larger shoppers boost high streets

    The gloom hanging over the UK retail sector was broken by positive numbers from several specialist retailers this week. On...

  37. January 25, 2011

    An Italian job for outgoing CBI head

    Sir Richard Lambert, the outgoing director-general of the CBI, seemed in a relaxed mood as he gave his final big speech as...

  38. December 19, 2010

    M&A has a better year but is still down

    The value of UK private company acquisitions almost doubled in the year to July, as private equity groups returned to...

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