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  1. May 16, 2014

    Phones 4U valuation hit by Dixons-Carphone Warehouse merger

    The private equity backer of Phones 4U has written down the value of its residual investment in the mobile phone retailer by...

  2. May 15, 2014

    Carphone Warehouse deal with Dixons strengthens defences

    Sir Charles Dunstone has been in the vanguard of the electrical retail trade over the past two decades, managing to take...

  1. April 3, 2014

    Vodafone to add 150 retail outlets in UK

    Vodafone, the telecoms operator, will open 150 shops and create 1,400 jobs in the UK under plans for the largest capital...

  2. March 24, 2014

    Carphone buyer talk fails to ring true

    Carphone Warehouse had a wobble on Monday amid fears that it might be left on the shelf. The retailer dropped as much as 6.4...

  3. February 7, 2014

    End of the line for ‘Creme Eggs at the till’

    A few weeks ago, public health campaigners scored a victory when discount supermarket chain Lidl promised to stop selling...

  4. January 22, 2014

    Need for liquidity is key takeaway for Just Eat IPO

    Which do you fancy ordering – a high-tech business on a racy multiple or a restaurant-like company on a more mundane rating?...

  5. January 21, 2014

    BC Partners considers £1bn Phones4U listing

    BC Partners is considering plans to float Phones4U this year on the London Stock Exchange, where it would join a parade of...

  6. September 16, 2013

    BC Partners recoups cash used in Phones4U buyout

    BC Partners will recoup all of the cash used in the buyout of Phones4U after the UK phone retailer issued £200m of bonds...

  7. July 11, 2013

    The do’s and don’ts for two-wheeled commuters in the City

    “I’ve always cycled to meetings,” says John Caudwell, the entrepreneur who founded mobile phone retailer Phones4U. “I...

  8. July 3, 2013

    Mobile phone insurer fined £2.8m

    An insurance intermediary that administers mobile phone policies on behalf of Phones 4U has been fined £2.8m for poor...

  9. January 22, 2013

    Phones 4u taps EE’s superfast 4G network

    Phones 4u, the UK’s second largest phone retailer, will launch a mobile network business later this year that will use the...

  10. December 14, 2012

    BC Partners’ top dealmaker to quit

    One of the chief UK dealmakers at BC Partners is leaving after 12 years at one of Europe’s biggest private equity groups...

  11. August 13, 2012

    UK grapples with youth unemployment

    When Kimberly Roberts applies for jobs she slips a little red, white and grey card into the envelope with her CV that says:...

  12. April 2, 2012

    Morrison makes youth job creation pledge

    Morrison will offer at least 2,000 new jobs to young people under the government’s £1bn “youth contract”, which was launched...

  13. February 14, 2012

    Vodafone keeps its merger powder dry

    Vodafone appeared to be more interested in deals during the past few months than for the past several years, but the FTSE...

  14. October 27, 2011

    Cordea Savills to launch £250m property fund

    Cordea Savills, the asset manager, is looking to cash in on the rampant demand for luxury homes in London by launching a...

  15. October 12, 2011

    Caudwell buys Mayfair car park for £150m

    John Caudwell, the entrepreneur and founder of Phones 4U, is set to pay Ireland’s National Asset Management Agency close to...

  16. June 26, 2011

    Lack of big deals hits private equity

    UK private equity managers have tightened their purse strings in the first half of the year, as economic uncertainty and...

  17. March 24, 2011

    Dealmakers seek rapid high-yield bond sales

    European leveraged takeovers are increasingly being structured to allow for the immediate sale of high-yield bonds to reduce...

  18. March 18, 2011

    BC Partners snaps up Phones 4U

    BC Partners, the London buy-out group, has agreed to purchase Phones 4U, several months after talks to sell the UK...

  19. December 23, 2010

    Sale of Phones 4U called off

    Providence Equity, the US buy-out group, has abandoned its efforts to sell Phones 4U, the mobile phone retailer, after...

  20. December 3, 2010

    Bidders set to make call in Phones 4U sale

    The auction of Phones 4U is set to come to a head next week when bidders including private equity group BC Partners decide...

  21. November 3, 2010

    Private equity plans €10bn in deals

    Private equity groups are working on bids for European companies owned by rival buy-out firms worth more than €10bn ($14bn)...

  22. September 2, 2010

    DSG International gets World Cup boost

    Bumper sales of televisions in the run-up to the World Cup and exclusive sales of Apple’s iPad have boosted first-quarter...

  23. July 20, 2010

    Macquarie intake

    As the government’s asset sales look set to slow as the process is put through the legislative mill, the Shareholder...

  24. April 23, 2010

    My First Billion: John Caudwell

    John Caudwell, 57, founder of Phones 4U, sold the company along with 20:20 Distribution in September 2006 for a combined sum...

  25. September 3, 2009

    Brown told 'come clean' on youth jobs

    Opposition parties yesterday questioned Gordon Brown's ability to stem a rise in 16- to 24-year-olds joining the dole queue...

  26. September 2, 2009

    Brown told to ‘come clean’ on youth jobs

    Opposition parties on Wednesday questioned Gordon Brown’s ability to stem a rise in 16 to 24-year-olds joining the dole...

  27. July 2, 2009

    Carphone wins back Vodafone business

    Carphone Warehouse got a boost on Thursday when Vodafone’s UK business said it would resume using the retailer for sales of...

  28. June 15, 2009

    Caudwell to cast eye over LDV

    John Caudwell, the serial entrepreneur turned philanthropist, could enter the fray as a possible bidder for vanmaker LDV,...

  29. December 31, 2008

    Dragon's work with youngsters recognised

    Peter Jones (below), who becomes a CBE for services to business, entrepreneurship and to young people, is best known as one...

  30. November 11, 2008

    Phones 4U guilty of mis-selling

    Phones 4U, the UK's second largest independent mobile phone retailer, has been found guilty of mis-selling and conduct...

  31. November 10, 2008

    Phones 4U guilty of misselling

    Phones 4U, UK’s second largest independent mobile phone retailer, has been found guilty of misselling and conduct “likely to...

  32. September 30, 2008

    Debt buy-back sparks loans policy revision

    Phones 4U has bought back some of its debt and with it joined a growing legion of companies capitalising on record-low debt...

  33. September 12, 2008

    Checking out

    On the other side of the ledger, Rothschild is losing telecoms banker Marc Middleton , who is moving after 25 years with...

  34. May 15, 2008

    Phones 4U faces Ofcom mis-selling investigation

    Phones 4U, one of Britain's biggest high street mobile phone retailers, is facing investigation for alleged phone...

  35. May 14, 2008

    Phones 4U faces Ofcom investigation

    Phones 4U, one of Britain’s biggest high street mobile phone retailers, is facing investigation for alleged phone...

  36. October 25, 2007

    Old Mutual jumps on talk of stake sale

    Old Mutual, the financial services group, was among the standout features in a strong FTSE 100 on Thursday. Its shares...

  37. October 25, 2007

    Indian attraction helps Cairn explore higher territory

    Cairn Energy , the oil exploration company focused on India, closed at its highest level since May 2006 as takeover...

  38. February 1, 2007

    Torex Retail who's who

    *Iain Lynam, director of restructuring Appointed yesterday to lead a restructuring of Torex Retail. He is a director of...

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