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    1. March 27, 2014

      Babcock shares fall after rights issue to fund £1.6bn Avincis deal

      Babcock International moved one step closer to becoming the ultimate ‘boys’ toys’ company when the British engineering group...

    2. November 6, 2013

      Government pays for the fall of Pompey

      The Ministry of Defence has come to regret the agreement it signed with BAE Systems in 2009. Under the deal, the government...

    1. August 4, 2012

      Mouchel falls after rescue plan

      Mouchel sank 59 per cent this week after it set out a rescue plan that would all but wipe out shareholders. The...

    2. May 15, 2012

      Austerity squeeze lifts Babcock profits 56%

      The squeeze on spending by governments and private companies helped Babcock International, the support services and defence...

    3. November 8, 2011

      Babcock buoyed by demand for mining equipment

      The booming South African mining sector helped buoy first-half sales at Babcock International, the support services and...

    4. October 13, 2011

      Mouchel chairman to step down

      Mouchel, the troubled support services group, has announced sweeping management changes including a new chief executive and...

    5. June 15, 2011

      ‘Challenging’ outlook for Mouchel

      The board of Mouchel is facing fresh questions about the wisdom of rejecting a series of takeover approaches after another...

    6. May 17, 2011

      Babcock eyes benefits from spending cuts

      The outsourcing of critical defence operations to the private sector is only just getting started, Babcock International...

    7. March 20, 2011

      Groups have public contracts in their sights

      Companies that supply services to the public sector are consolidating in the expectation that cash-strapped clients will...

    8. February 20, 2011

      Big merger sceptics ready for deal rush

      Big investors are bracing themselves for a rush of mergers, aware that on occasion dealmaking erodes the performance of...

    9. February 4, 2011

      Fund manager tells Mouchel to set bid deadline

      The kingmaker in the takeover tussle for Mouchel has spoken out at the way directors have handled recent bid interest,...

    10. January 31, 2011

      Mouchel faces shareholders’ anger

      Angry private shareholders in Mouchel have spoken out against the management of the struggling consulting and maintenance...

    11. December 22, 2010

      BAA chief’s seasonal sacrifice does not go far enough

      Colin Matthews’ decision to renounce his bonus following the Heathrow snow debacle is a bit like leaving out a mince pie and...

    12. December 6, 2010

      Mouchel receives bid approaches

      Shares in Mouchel closed up 28 per cent on Monday after the beleaguered support services company, whose shares have been...

    13. November 9, 2010

      Babcock looks to defence ‘positives’

      Babcock International shrugged off the resignation of Lord Hesketh, its deputy chairman, on Monday as the defence contractor...

    14. October 28, 2010

      Mouchel shares tumble as pay-out scrapped

      Budgetary pressures on Britain’s local authorities have forced Mouchel to scrap its final dividend after full-year losses...

    15. October 19, 2010

      No-nonsense view of defence

      Peter Rogers, Babcock chief Peter Rogers is in buoyant mood as the armed forces turn to outsourcing in the face of...

    16. October 19, 2010

      Duncan’s delight

      Mike Turner, chairman of Babcock International – which bought VT Group in March – has hired Ian Duncan as a director. Mr...

    17. September 29, 2010

      Babcock sees benefits from UK defence review

      Babcock International, the defence contractor, has insisted that military spending cuts were likely to be positive for its...

    18. September 14, 2010

      Lester pumped up

      Former VT Group chief Paul Lester has been sidetracked in his plans to build a second career as a non-executive director,...

    19. July 9, 2010

      Babcock bullish as VT deal is sealed

      Babcock International completed its £1.4bn($2.1bn) takeover of rival VT Group and predicted greater outsourcing...

    20. June 16, 2010

      Mouchel warns of post-election squeeze

      One of the clearest signs that outsourcing specialists are at risk from public sector spending cuts emerged on Wednesday...

    21. June 10, 2010

      Job scheme revamp triggers race by providers

      A scramble by existing welfare-to-work providers to form consortia was triggered by the government on Thursday, as big...

    22. June 10, 2010

      Lester's M&A jinx

      Having sold defence company VT Group to rival Babcock earlier this year, VT's former boss Paul Lester has been busy...

    23. May 24, 2010

      Suppliers braced to drive hard bargains

      Companies that supply Britain’s £80bn market for public services are poised to drive hard bargains with civil servants after...

    24. May 12, 2010

      Buoyant Babcock seeks benefits from growth in government outsourcing

      The chief executive ofBabcock International shrugged off concerns over the impact of a hung parliament and predicted more...

    25. May 11, 2010

      Babcock expects government outsourcing gains

      The chief executive of Babcock International shrugged off concerns over the impact of a hung parliament and predicted more...

    26. May 10, 2010

      Corporate Diary

      TODAY Earnings Lonmin H1 $0.37 0.68)Trading and sales updates Centrica Interserve TUESDAY 11 * InterContinental Hotels Group...

    27. May 10, 2010

      Election blow for outsourcers

      Investor confidence in the outlook for Britain’s £80bn ($119bn) public sector outsourcing industry has taken a heavy blow...

    28. March 31, 2010

      End of the road for Mouchel in the Middle East

      Mouchel will offload its operations in the Middle East after the collapse of the Dubai property market forced the...

    29. March 30, 2010

      Babcock bolstered by order book

      Babcock International, the support services group, said recent trading had been strong and flagged up a 40 per cent rise in...

    30. March 30, 2010

      End of the road for Mouchel in Middle East

      Mouchel, which consults on projects such as roadbuilding, had already pulled out of Dubai Mouchel will offload its...

    31. March 30, 2010

      MoD private finance deal fails to deliver on value, says watchdog

      A much-delayed £10.5bn programme to provide 14 refuelling tankers for the Royal Air Force fails to achieve value for money...

    32. March 29, 2010

      Watchdog attacks ‘nightmare’ of MoD deal

      A much-delayed £10.5bn programme to provide 14 refuelling tankers for the Royal Air Force fails to achieve value for money...

    33. March 29, 2010

      Corporate Diary

      TUESDAY 30 * When Babcock issues a pre-close trading update, investors will be looking for reassurance of continued strong...

    34. March 29, 2010

      Corporate Diary

      TODAY Earnings China Petroleum & Chemical FY Rmb0.71 (Rmb0.34)Shareholder meeting Fiat TUESDAY 30 * The full-year results of...

    35. March 27, 2010

      Return of animal spirits fuels demand for mid-caps

      As the wider market continued its slow grind higher this week, one index quietly passed a significant landmark. The FTSE 250...

    36. March 27, 2010

      The big stories

      RegulationThe City's attention was this week taken up by news of regulators chasing potential corporate and trading...

    37. March 26, 2010

      Animal spirits fuel mid-cap demand

      As the wider market continued its slow grind higher this week, one index quietly passed a significant landmark. The FTSE 250...

    38. March 24, 2010

      Babcock chief eyes benefits of scale

      The call Peter Rogers, chief executive of Babcock International, had been waiting for during the past six weeks finally came...

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