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  1. February 4, 2013

    Grainger invests in newbuild rental homes

    Grainger, the residential property landlord, has announced its first acquisition of a build-to-rent property scheme, as...

  2. August 16, 2012

    Report targets affordable homes rule

    A long-awaited review of the private rented housing market will next week urge ministers to drop the requirement for...

  1. May 17, 2012

    New 3i chief pledges shareholder payouts

    When Simon Borrows started his banking career in the early 1980s, as a graduate trainee at HSBC, the quasi-governmental...

  2. May 6, 2012

    Ferrovial in talks to buy 3i’s Enterprise

    3i, the UK’s largest listed private equity group, is in advanced talks with Ferrovial, the Spanish infrastructure company,...

  3. March 29, 2012

    GDF Suez risks wrath of minorities with £6bn buyout

    A majority investor making a move to buy out minorities sounds straightforward. Think again. An indicative approach by GDF...

  4. October 10, 2011

    Market uncertainty hits Michael Page

    Gloomy business sentiment in the UK and a hiring lull for bankers in Asia have slowed the rate of fee growth at Michael Page...

  5. May 11, 2010

    For Queen and country

    Sir Adrian Montague is the man who managed to strike a deal in the radioactive zone between a French state-owned buyer (EDF)...

  6. May 11, 2010

    Montague takes chair as 3i aims at privatisations

    Sir Adrian Montague has added private equity to his array of non-executive directorships after 3i appointed him yesterday to...

  7. May 11, 2010

    Zygos zooms

    The Zygos headhunting team is keeping up the tradition of late co-founder John Viney , notching up a couple of large scalps...

  8. May 10, 2010

    BA drama has worst possible ending for OFT

    Yet while the extraordinary dénouement of the Office of Fair Trading’s price-fixing case is very tidy for the past and...

  9. May 10, 2010

    Montague succeeds Hogg as 3i chairman

    Sir Adrian Montague has added private equity to his array of non-executive directorships after 3i appointed him on Monday to...

  10. November 6, 2009

    New friends

    Sir Adrian Montague must be relieved now that Resolution's takeover of Friends Provident has finally completed. The past...

  11. August 12, 2009

    Challenge now faces new team and its investors

    Each side said they had achieved what they wanted yesterday, but it was Friends Provident that looked to have been forced...

  12. August 12, 2009

    Grey Sir Adrian

    Friends Provident chairman Sir Adrian Montague did his best to put aside the lengthy wrangling with a dogged Clive Cowdery...

  13. August 11, 2009

    Challenge faces new team and investors

    Each side said they had achieved what they wanted on Tuesday, but it was Friends Provident that looks to have been forced...

  14. July 20, 2009

    Friends and Resolution seek consensus

    Sir Adrian Montague and Mike Biggs, the chairmen of Friends Provident and Resolution, will sit down together today to see...

  15. July 19, 2009

    Friends and Resolution seek consensus

    Sir Adrian Montague and Mike Biggs, the chairmen of Friends Provident and Resolution, will sit down together on Monday to...

  16. July 18, 2009

    Friends changes tack over Resolution

    Friends Provident threw down a welcome mat to Clive Cowdery and his Resolution vehicle yesterday, setting out a merger...

  17. July 18, 2009

    Cowdery and Friends can find a way to the altar

    Friends Provident's 740,000 retail shareholders and Clive Cowdery have spent many summer weekends contemplating life in...

  18. July 17, 2009

    Friends changes tack over Resolution

    Friends Provident threw down a welcome mat to Clive Cowdery and his Resolution vehicle on Friday, setting out a merger...

  19. July 17, 2009

    Cowdery and Friends can find a way to the altar

    Friends Provident’s 740,000 retail shareholders and Clive Cowdery have spent many summer weekends contemplating life in each...

  20. July 14, 2009

    Friendly bankers

    The combination of Friends Provident and Resolution might seem all too familiar to Friends' advisers - JPMorgan Cazenove's...

  21. July 14, 2009

    Friends' rejection is a test for Cowdery

    Friends Provident's rejection yesterday of an initial takeover approach from Clive Cowdery's Resolution looks like the...

  22. July 14, 2009

    Cowdery's best of Friends

    There are worse ways to be distracted from the Ashes than being love-bombed by Clive Cowdery. Trevor Matthews, Australian...

  23. July 13, 2009

    Friends’ rejection is a test for Cowdery

    Friends Provident’s rejection on Monday of an initial takeover approach from Clive Cowdery’s Resolution looks like the...

  24. June 2, 2009

    F&C's new friends

    Poised for independence from Friends Provident, F&C Asset Management's Nick MacAndrew , who stepped up as chairman last...

  25. May 22, 2009

    Friends' remorse

    Unlike others, sorry wasn't the hardest word to say for Friends Provident chairman Sir Adrian Montague , for whom it...

  26. March 27, 2009

    Super Sir Adrian

    Boardroom superman Sir Adrian Montague must be getting good at switching into his different guises by now as chairman of...

  27. Westminster Blog

    February 4, 2009

    New chair of the climate change committee

    A fascinating appearance by the ever-polished Lord Turner at a select committee this morning. He was discussing climate...

  28. January 28, 2009

    Bases secured but old certainties no longer hold

    It is almost exactly a year since Trevor Matthews' surprise resignation from Standard Life to become chief executive of...

  29. January 27, 2009

    Bases secured but old certainties no longer hold

    It is almost exactly a year since Trevor Matthews’ surprise resignation from Standard Life to become chief executive of...

  30. January 27, 2009

    Friends Provident chief in for long haul

    It is almost exactly a year since Trevor Matthews’ surprise resignation from Standard Life to become chief executive of...

  31. September 26, 2008

    Nuclear fusion

    At 11 o'clock on the evening of July 31, Vincent de Rivaz, the chief executive of EDF's UK business, was sitting in his...

  32. September 25, 2008

    Nuclear fusion

    At 11 o’clock on the evening of July 31, Vincent de Rivaz, the chief executive of EDF’s UK business, was sitting in his...

  33. August 7, 2008

    Sir Adrian jinxed

    The 60-year-old Sir Adrian Montague must be wondering what black cat crossed his path as the chairman of a trio of takeover...

  34. August 2, 2008

    Friends and CVC locked in talks over Lombard

    Friends Provident, the life assurer, is on the brink of a long-awaited deal to sell Lombard, its European wealth manager....

  35. July 30, 2008

    Trevor has Friends

    Trevor Matthews finally slides his feet under the chief executive's desk at Friends Provident today when the first item in...

  36. July 18, 2008

    New balls, please

    Talk to British Energy and the ball is in EDF's court. Talk to EDF and it's in British Energy's court. This would be...

  37. July 18, 2008

    Sounds familiar

    Sir Adrian Montague , the 60-year-old chairman of British Energy, did not flinch when a shareholder was unkind enough to...

  38. July 17, 2008

    British Energy deal with EDF in the balance

    British Energy, the nuclear generator, said talks were continuing about its future, as speculation grew that negotiations...

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