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  1. November 18, 2010

    Walter Energy bids $3.3bn for Western Coal

    Walter Energy’s $3.3bn bid for Canadian mining group Western Coal has netted London hedge fund Audley Capital more than...

  2. July 17, 2010

    Myerson feels pain of Takeover Panel’s ban

    Brian Myerson, the activist investor who this week was formally cold-shouldered by the Takeover Panel, is beginning to feel...

  1. FT Alphaville

    July 15, 2010

    You cannot be Sirius

    So this is what it means to be given the ‘cold shoulder’ in the City of London. From RNS: Sirius Real Estate Limited...

  2. July 15, 2010

    The Steyn Cup

    Lord Steyn, the Takeover Panel appeal board chairman, patently did not have the year’s biggest sporting event in mind when...

  3. July 14, 2010

    Activist investor was a pioneer – and a corporate battler

    Brian Myerson, the controversial “pioneer” activist investor, has fought a few corporate battles in his 30-year career.Now...

  4. July 14, 2010

    Myerson ostracised by cold shoulder

    Cold shouldering sounds like something out a school playground but it is enormously serious for any individual hoping to...

  5. July 14, 2010

    Modern era tests the Panel’s Victorian-style penalty

    Snooker at Boodle’s, a South African activist, a hotel-owning philanthropist, a Swiss private bank: the Takeover Panel’s...

  6. FT Alphaville

    July 14, 2010

    Cold shouldered by the Takeover Panel

    Things you probably didn’t know about the City of London. The first in an irregular series starts with Wednesday’s news that...

  7. July 14, 2010

    Cold-shoulder ban for investors

    One of the UK’s most high-profile activist investors was banned from undertaking merger-related activity in the country for...

  8. May 26, 2010

    Mission in talks with D1 over all-share bid

    London-listed D1 Oils is in talks with Mission NewEnergy, the renewable energy provider, about an all-share offer by Mission...

  9. May 13, 2010

    D1 Oils under shareholder pressure

    Principle Capital, the biggest shareholder in D1 Oils, has requisitioned a meeting to remove all directors of the biofuels...

  10. May 13, 2010

    North Sea hopes lift Xcite

    Xcite Energy , which is looking to exploit reserves of heavy oil in the North Sea, added 18 per cent to 78½p on the back of...

  11. March 16, 2010

    Gulf Keystone raises £16m

    Gulf Keystone Petroleum fell 4 per cent to 83¾p after completing a stopgap fundraising, which was delayed this month after...

  12. March 13, 2010

    Putting a price on Liberty

    And so with one bound, Richard Balfour-Lynn was free. Or nearly. The sale of Liberty and its landmark London store would go...

  13. March 5, 2010

    Can I change divorce settlement to help pay tax?

    I am a UK entrepreneur living mainly abroad since my divorce in 2005. But I still have property and social interests in the...

  14. January 5, 2010

    Principle in court threat to Sapro

    Principle Capital, the company run by Brian Myerson, the activist investor, has threatened legal action unless a South...

  15. January 5, 2010

    Principle in court threat to Sapro

    Principle Capital, the company run by Brian Myerson, the activist investor, has threatened legal action unless a South...

  16. FT Alphaville

    June 30, 2009

    Principle Capital battle nears end

    The battle among shareholders over Principle Capital Investment Trust, the specialist investment company founded by Brian...

  17. June 29, 2009

    Principle Capital battle nears end

    The battle among shareholders over Principle Capital Investment Trust, the specialist investment company founded by Brian...

  18. May 8, 2009

    A forensic eye on divorce

    Brian Myerson, the activist investor who made his fortune by taking stakes in undervalued companies, made an unfortunate...

  19. May 7, 2009

    Forensic eye on divorce

    Brian Myerson, the activist investor who made his fortune by taking stakes in undervalued companies, made an unfortunate...

  20. April 25, 2009

    Myerson returns to PCIT boardroom

    Brian Myerson, the activist investor, staged a comeback yesterday by getting himself reappointed as manager of the...

  21. April 7, 2009

    Out but not down

    Brian Myerson is not one to take defeat lying down. The activist fund manager, who is trying to appeal to the House of...

  22. FT Alphaville

    April 2, 2009

    Fund manager stuck with divorce deal

    Cash-strapped financiers have been warned they will not be able to renegotiate hefty divorce payouts because of depleted...

  23. April 2, 2009

    Court blow for credit-crunched divorcees

    Credit-crunched financiers have been warned that they will not be able to renegotiate hefty divorce payouts because of...

  24. April 2, 2009

    Case is warning on spoils division

    The Myerson case is a cautionary tale about the wisdom of choosing investments over cash when dividing the spoils of a...

  25. April 2, 2009

    Laugh through the tears

    This chestnut may console Brian Myerson, whose attempt to use the credit crunch as a reason to scrap his £11m divorce deal...

  26. April 2, 2009

    UK court upholds £11m divorce despite recession

    Credit-crunched financiers have been warned that they will not be able to renegotiate hefty UK divorce pay-outs because of...

  27. April 1, 2009

    Fund manager loses bid to scrap divorce deal

    Credit-crunched financiers have been warned that they will not be able to renegotiate hefty divorce payouts because of...

  28. March 27, 2009

    Afren rises on oil reserves boost

    Afren , the oil and gas company focused on west Africa, continued its recent good run, up another 8.4 per cent to a...

  29. March 27, 2009

    Principle shareholders oust Myerson

    Corporate activism came back to bite Brian Myerson yesterday as a group of shareholders threw out the veteran agitator as...

  30. March 26, 2009

    Principle shareholders oust Myerson

    Corporate activism came back to bite Brian Myerson on Thursday as a group of shareholders threw out the veteran agitator as...

  31. March 13, 2009

    Trial separation

    Divorced financiers are hoping Brian Myerson, the activist investor, gets court approval to scrap his divorce settlement,...

  32. March 12, 2009

    Investor seeks to break divorce deal

    Divorced financiers across the City are bracing themselves for a landmark court ruling on whether they can use the credit...

  33. March 11, 2009

    Investor seeks to break divorce deal

    Divorced financiers across the City are bracing for a landmark court ruling on whether they can use the credit crunch to...

  34. October 3, 2008

    Pursuit up on Babcock deal

    Pursuit Dynamics rose 7.5 per cent to 155p on con-firmation of a breakthrough agreement to install its grain-to-ethanol...

  35. August 12, 2008

    Myerson buys Dawnay Day out of property fund

    Brian Myerson, the activist investor, has bought property investor Dawnay Day out of the management business of an...

  36. June 25, 2008

    Cutting questions at Moss Bros meeting

    The dysfunctional forces at the heart of Moss Bros were given free rein at the men’s wear retailer’s annual meeting on...

  37. December 22, 2007

    Ashley given turnround route for Blacks

    Neil Gillis, the new chief executive of Blacks Leisure, has held talks with Mike Ashley, Blacks’ biggest shareholder and the...

  38. December 11, 2007

    Principle Capital seeks biofuel domination with $70m fundraising

    Principle Capital, the London-based activist fund manager, has raised $70m (£34.5m) from a group of hedge funds to seed a...

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