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    1. January 25, 2016

      Flimsiness of rival Brexit claims leave voters to focus on sovereignty

      It is a pity the Brexit debate cannot be settled by a nerd-to-nerd combat of the kind that broke out on Monday. The...

    2. January 25, 2016

      Electra to review strategy and investment structure

      Electra Private Equity, the UK-listed group that was last year forced to shake up its board following a campaign from...

    1. Fast FT

      January 25, 2016

      Electra reviews strategy in wake of Bramson battle

      Electra Private Equity, the UK-listed group that was last year forced to shake up its board following a campaign from...

    2. November 5, 2015

      Electra chairman quits as Edward Bramson wins board battle

      Edward Bramson, the activist investor, has won his battle to secure a seat on the board of Electra after shareholders...

    3. October 30, 2015

      Electra spat to reach climax with vote on November 5

      It is fitting that a crunch vote on overhauling London-listed private equity group Electra will take place on November...

    4. October 26, 2015

      Electra posts ‘strong’ results ahead of face-off with Bramson

      Electra, the London-listed private equity group, has published figures that it claims demonstrate an “extremely strong”...

    5. October 21, 2015

      Electra confronts criticism from investor Bramson

      UK private equity group Electra has warned activist investor Edward Bramson to back off in his attempt to take control,...

    6. October 16, 2015

      Edward Bramson steps up pressure for shake-up at Electra

      Activist investor Edward Bramson is stepping up his campaign to overhaul the board of private equity group Electra. Mr...

    7. FT Alphaville

      October 16, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Bramson jumps on Electra expenses

      Moaning becomes Electra investors, with New York activist Edward Bramson publishing a lengthy letter to shareholders...

    8. October 8, 2015

      Mourning will not become Electra if Bramson vote ends in tragedy

      The hallmark of Greek tragedy is the inevitability of disruptive events. It is preordained that Electra will mastermind...

    9. October 8, 2015

      Electra hits back at activist investor Edward Bramson

      Electra has hit back at activist investor Edward Bramson, who last month launched a second bid to shake up the publicly...

    10. September 18, 2015

      Edward Bramson makes second bid to join Electra board

      Electra, the publicly-traded British private equity group, is heading for another governance tussle with its major...

    11. FT Alphaville

      September 18, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Bramson's second bid to board Electra

      Activists Edward Bramson and Worldview are stirring things up again with Electra and Petroceltic this morning. FT...

    12. July 15, 2015

      Barclays rows on without Rake as the tide turns for BarCap

      Jolly ousting weather for the Henley Regatta earlier this month. John McFarlane, incoming chairman of Barclays, was...

    13. May 24, 2015

      The week: May 25

      • Hong Kong’s securities regulator was forced to defend its policing of the market last week after three companies lost...

    14. May 21, 2015

      Electra prepares for rematch with Bramson’s Sherborne

      Electra is enjoying a purple patch. The listed British private equity group’s investments are rising fast in value and...

    15. February 11, 2015

      Electra uses cash to strike back at activist Sherborne

      Electra, the listed British private equity group fighting off an activist campaign led by Sherborne Investors, is to...

    16. February 11, 2015

      Lonmin was never a good fit for Ivan

      There was a time when Glencore took a close interest in Lonmin. Remarkably, it was less than 18 months ago that the...

    17. October 6, 2014

      Board make-up leaves Tesco with no food for thought

      How many board members can you fit into Tesco’s new Gulfstream 550 corporate jet#? All 14, and there still wouldn’t be...

    18. October 6, 2014

      Bramson fails to convince Electra investors

      New York activist investor Edward Bramson failed in his attempt to put himself on the board of London-listed trust...

    19. September 22, 2014

      Electra dismisses Edward Bramson’s pledge to raise trust’s value

      Electra Private Equity has described activist investor Edward Bramson’s plan to lead a strategic overhaul of the...

    20. September 18, 2014

      Escalating fines make banks red line countries that need money most

      Dangerous stuff, money. People can do literally anything with it, from building hospitals to blowing them up. Safer to...

    21. September 17, 2014

      Edward Bramson pledges to more than double value of Electra

      Edward Bramson, the activist investor with a 20 per cent stake in Electra Private Equity, has pledged he will at least...

    22. September 12, 2014

      Electra rallies against activist

      Electra Private Equity, the London listed trust targeted by Edward Bramson, has called on shareholders to reject...

    23. September 8, 2014

      Why Scottish capital is taking  flight to beautiful south

      “We’re doomed!” was the catchphrase of gloomy Scotsman Private Frazer in TV sitcom Dad’s Army. It always worked best as...

    24. FT Alphaville

      August 22, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Buiter on helicoptor drops: David clocks a new paper from Citi’s Willem Buiter, on...

    25. August 22, 2014

      Activist Edward Bramson steps up pressure to join Electra board

      Activist investor Edward Bramson has requested Electra Private Equity calls a general meeting to appoint himself and...

    26. July 29, 2014

      Electra rejects Edward Bramson’s board seat demand

      Electra Private Equity, a London listed trust, has rejected a request by UK-born activist hedge fund manager Edward...

    27. March 4, 2014

      Hedge fund Sherborne boosts stake in Electra Private Equity

      Edward Bramson, the British hedge fund manager, has raised his group’s stake in Electra Private Equity, in a move...

    28. January 27, 2014

      F&C reveals £700m offer from Canada’s BMO Financial

      The manager of the City’s oldest investment fund is set to be sold to a Canadian buyer. F&C Asset Management, which...

    29. November 13, 2013

      3i shares hit as activist investor cuts stake to zero

      Shares in 3i Group dropped sharply on Wednesday after Edward Bramson, the activist investor, reduced his stake in the...

    30. August 22, 2013

      Activist investor Edward Bramson to step down as F&C chairman

      Edward Bramson, the activist investor, is stepping down as chairman of F&C Asset Management, one of the UK’s biggest...

    31. July 18, 2013

      Speculation mounts over activist’s 3i intentions

      Edward Bramson, the activist investor who has built a 5 per cent stake in 3i Group, was absent from the company’s...

    32. May 16, 2013

      3i: product misplacement

      So much for activist investing. In January Edward Bramson, known for shaking up the companies in which he invests,...

    33. May 8, 2013

      3i to sell software group Civica to Ontario pension fund

      3i Group, the London-based private equity group in which activist investor Edward Bramson holds a 5 per cent stake, is...

    34. March 14, 2013

      F&C suffers from £13bn of outflows

      F&C Asset Management suffered multibillion pound outflows last year as the group struggled to attract new business amid...

    35. February 12, 2013

      3i sells stake in Mold Masters

      3i Group, the British private equity group, said it made 2.6 times its initial investment by selling its stake in...

    36. January 30, 2013

      F&C hit by outflows of cash

      It is clear that Edward Bramson, the activist investor, has more work to do at F&C Asset Management after the company...

    37. January 29, 2013

      Morrison trails as fears rise over sales

      Wm Morrison lagged behind a buoyant FTSE 100 yesterday as worries deepened about its poor sales. Industry data showed...

    38. January 29, 2013

      3i in the crosshairs

      How uncomfortable. Private equity groups are not used to having potentially hostile investors park their tanks on the...

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