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  1. March 14, 2014

    Essar Energy bid turns hostile

    The majority owner of Essar Energy has gone hostile with its controversial offer to take the Indian-focused oil refining and...

  2. March 7, 2014

    AT&T chief cools hopes of Vodafone bid

    Randall Stephenson, AT&T’s chief executive, poured more cold water on speculation that the US telecoms group might bid for...

  1. January 27, 2014

    AT&T / Vodafone: telecoms deal on hold

    Britain’s Takeover Panel wants bids for companies to proceed in an orderly fashion and investors to be treated fairly. Very...

  2. FT Alphaville

    October 21, 2013

    "This bank will remain the Co-operative Bank"

    That would be Euan Sutherland, chief executive of the Co-operative Group, announcing “we have been listening carefully” to...

  3. September 13, 2013

    HR Owen board recommends £42m Berjaya bid despite probe

    The board of HR Owen has recommended a £42m takeover bid by investment group Berjaya Philippines, in spite of an...

  4. September 13, 2013

    M+W Group drops interest in Kentz

    The prospects for a takeover of oilfield engineer Kentz fizzled out on Friday when M+W Group, a German engineering...

  5. September 12, 2013

    UK regulators probe takeover bid for HR Owen

    Regulators are probing whether a Hong Kong-based company linked to the former chairman of ENRC is involved with a hostile...

  6. June 23, 2013

    ENRC founders stand firm behind terms to take miner private

    The oligarch founders of Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) have stood firm behind the terms of a conditional...

  7. June 11, 2013

    LongRiver withdraws bidding interest in Severn Trent

    LongRiver Partners has withdrawn its interest in bidding for Severn Trent, following the UK water company’s refusal to enter...

  8. June 10, 2013

    Severn Trent shares tumble as Takeover Panel deadline looms

    Shares in Severn Trent dropped below £20 on Monday as LongRiver, the consortium that has had three conditional offers...

  9. June 3, 2013

    Fraud claim puts pressure on ENRC unit head

    The head of a Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation subsidiary hit by whistleblower allegations of impropriety is expected...

  10. June 2, 2013

    ENRC founders request extension on deadline to submit takeover

    The oligarch founders of Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) have asked for more time to make a formal offer to...

  11. May 26, 2013

    Severn Trent bidders inch up to £5bn

    A consortium of investors including funds from Canada, Kuwait and the UK is likely to revise its offer for Severn Trent to...

  12. FT Alphaville

    May 20, 2013

    A Kazakh muddle

    London’s Takeover Panel has clearly thrown a murphy… MESSRS CHODIEV, IBRAGIMOV AND MACHKEVITCH AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE...

  13. May 19, 2013

    Takeover Panel takes aim at smaller companies

    The long arm of the M&A police just got longer. This week the UK’s Takeover Panel reached out to draw all Aim companies,...

  14. FT Alphaville

    May 17, 2013

    Re-setting ENRC (updated)

    On Markets Live on Friday we offered some speculation on the level ENRC’s controlling shareholders might table to take the...

  15. May 13, 2013

    CVC-Betfair takeover talks break down

    Talks over a CVC-led takeover of Betfair broke down despite the private equity group twice raising its offer for the betting...

  16. May 12, 2013

    Decision time looms over ENRC move

    In the next week, the seven men who form the independent board of Eurasian Natural Resources will need to make their first...

  17. April 11, 2013

    M&S plays down Qatar bid talk

    Marks and Spencer played down speculation that it was a bid target for Qatar on Thursday as it posted fourth-quarter sales...

  18. March 18, 2013

    M&S shares rise on bid speculation

    Shares in Marks and Spencer rose 7 per cent on Monday, as investors bet on the high street chain becoming the subject of a...

  19. February 22, 2013

    Prokhorov sells gold stake for $3.6bn

    Mikhail Prokhorov has sold his 38 per cent stake in London-listed Polyus Gold to two Russian investors for $3.6bn, a...

  20. FT Alphaville

    February 22, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks inched back after a day of selling across US and European markets: the Nikkei advanced more than 0.5 per cent...

  21. February 21, 2013

    A plague on the houses of Nat and Bakrie

    The subjective triumph of a moral victory is only ever claimed by a contest’s loser. Rebel shareholders in dysfunctional...

  22. February 21, 2013

    Vote leaves Bumi dragons still at large

    As the culmination of one of the UK’s most acrimonious boardroom bust-ups, Thursday’s meeting of Bumi shareholders was, on...

  23. February 21, 2013

    Rothschild loses Bumi power struggle

    Financier Nat Rothschild has been defeated in his bid to replace the board of Bumi, the Indonesian mining company he helped...

  24. February 19, 2013

    An RBS divi is best delivered in votes

    David Cameron is quite right to feel impatient with Stephen Hester, chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland. How long can...

  25. February 18, 2013

    Stake sale marks latest twist in Bumi saga

    The financier Nat Rothschild thought he had Thursday’s crucial vote on the future of Bumi in the bag. But that all changed...

  26. February 18, 2013

    Bumi – an activist pre-empted

    Paradoxes ‘R’ Us. The camp of the Bakries, powerful Indonesian shareholders in dysfunctional coal miner Bumi, has just sold...

  27. February 18, 2013

    Bumi stake sale adds to vote drama

    The board of the Indonesian coal miner battling Nat Rothschild for control of the company has strengthened its position...

  28. January 27, 2013

    Bumi directors reject Rothschild plan

    The two directors of Bumi that Nat Rothschild proposed keeping on the coal miner’s board have said they do not support the...

  29. January 22, 2013

    Citi dealmaker to head Takeover Panel

    One of the City of London’s most experienced dealmakers has been picked by the Takeover Panel to become its next...

  30. January 14, 2013

    Fresh backing for Rothschild’s Bumi plan

    Taube Hodson Stonex Partners, a big independent shareholder in Bumi Plc, plans to support Nat Rothschild’s attempt to oust...

  31. January 7, 2013

    Bumi investors: Grit your teeth and back Nat

    When partners fall out irreparably, it can be convenient for acquaintances to treat both as the injured party. But sooner or...

  32. December 19, 2012

    UK watchdog probes deal creating Bumi plc

    The UK’s takeover watchdog has entered the controversy surrounding Bumi plc, capping the voting rights of the coal miner’s...

  33. November 26, 2012

    Corporate suitors told to be more open on plans

    Corporate predators have been given fresh warnings by the City watchdog to be more specific about their plans for target...

  34. November 22, 2012

    End-of-the-pier review for Bumi investors

    Hard these days to find a real concert party. Seaside Pierrot troupes went out in the thirties. But the Takeover Panel...

  35. October 19, 2012

    Shoot by all means, but ask questions first

    The clocks go back in a couple of weeks. Before long, I’ll be going to work and returning in darkness. The mornings are...

  36. October 18, 2012

    Morgan’s bid for Redrow fails to take off

    Investors on Thursday accused Redrow chairman Steve Morgan of a lack of judgment after his attempt to take the listed...

  37. October 16, 2012

    Indonesia probes claims over Bumi unit

    Indonesia’s market regulator is investigating the use of funds raised in an initial public offering of one of London-listed...

  38. October 9, 2012

    Megafon’s negative feedback from Goldman

    The decision by Goldman Sachs to walk away from the initial public offering of Megafon is a blow to the credibility of...

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