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  1. December 14, 2011

    Stash the cash

    Among the most well-worn mergers and acquisitions platitudes is the well-founded favourite that dealmaking is a function of...

  2. November 3, 2011

    Corporate law: small change, big difference

    Certain factors almost ­always matter in takeovers. While bankers tend to concern themselves with strategy, valuation and...

  1. August 11, 2011

    Have the markets really fallen in love with M&A?

    Much has been made this year of the markets’ favourable attitude to mergers and acquisitions. Bankers have pointed...

  2. July 20, 2011

    Whatever happened to the private equity mega-deal?

    More than a year has passed since markets were abuzz with talk of the “Big One” – the first buy-out deal to top $10bn, which...

  3. July 15, 2011

    Icahn tries to spark bidding war for Clorox

    By Barney Jopson, Helen Thomas and Dan McCrum in New York Carl Icahn, the activist investor, has sought to ignite a bidding...

  4. June 30, 2011

    Alert – ‘audit expectation gap’

    From Mr Duncan Alexander. Sir, As a former investor in a quoted Chinese company, I was glad to see from the Simon...

  5. June 26, 2011

    The man who would be biggest

    Dennis Nally once tried to strengthen his golf swing by taking up Bikram yoga – also known as “hot yoga” as it involves...

  6. May 18, 2011

    How to back a winner

    There is a now-infamous statistic that two-thirds of mergers and acquisitions destroy shareholder value. The exact amount...

  7. April 5, 2011

    China lights a fire in global dealmaking

    On the rise: outbound Chinese dealmaking increased by 37 per cent last year to $55.4bn The might of the Chinese buyer has...

  8. January 24, 2011

    Investors like a team that adds value

    From Mr Andrew Campbell. Sir, Conglomerates are unfashionable, according to Ed Crooks’s and Helen Thomas’s analysis of ITT’s...

  9. January 9, 2011

    M&A activity set to recover momentum

    US dealmakers can hardly be blamed for having a spring in their step. With the economy improving, equity markets rallying,...

  10. December 1, 2010

    Mergers and acquisitions: the new dealmakers

    Most US merger agreements look the same – at least to the untrained eye. The same dour language outlines similar issues in...

  11. September 27, 2010

    Latin fervour as mergers and acquisitions pick up

    One corner of the globe has been bristling with life this year, even as much of the dealmaking world was struggling to...

  12. September 27, 2010

    Swimming upstream: the big fish among the boutique investment banks

    In the aftermath of the financial crisis, amid the wreckage of some of Wall Street’s most venerable investment banks,...

  13. June 30, 2010

    Goldman Sachs keeps top ranking

    Goldman Sachs kept its top spot among global deal advisers, in spite of the adverse publicity since the Securities and...

  14. June 25, 2010

    Hasbro denies buy-out talks

    Hasbro, the toymaker, yesterday denied reports it was in talks about a leveraged buy-out of the company.Shares in the...

  15. June 12, 2010

    How Washington has blunted Obama's Middle East plan

    Many people wonder why Barack Obama has proved so ineffectual in his aim of reviving two-state talks in the Middle East....

  16. June 12, 2010

    Casey's hits out at Couche-Tard

    Casey's General Stores yesterday struck out at Couche-Tard of Canada, accusing the convenience store operator of violating...

  17. June 11, 2010

    How Washington has blunted Obama’s Middle East plan

    Many people wonder why Barack Obama has proved so ineffectual in his aim of reviving two-state talks in the Middle East....

  18. June 8, 2010

    White House press 'dean' retires after Palestine remark*

    Helen Thomas, 89, the "dean of the White House press corps" who has covered every US president since Dwight Eisenhower,...

  19. June 7, 2010

    White House reporter Helen Thomas retires

    Helen Thomas, 89, the “dean of the White House press corps” who has covered every US president since Dwight Eisenhower, on...

  20. June 3, 2010

    Nomura hires Deutsche bankers

    Nomura is stepping up efforts to build out its US investment bank and has hired two senior bankers from Deutsche Bank to...

  21. May 19, 2010

    Symantec close to Verisign unit deal

    Symantec, the security software group, is close to agreeing to buy the authentication business of Verisign, the company best...

  22. May 19, 2010

    Symantec close to Verisign deal

    Symantec, the security software group, is close to agreeing to buy the authentication business of Verisign, the company best...

  23. April 21, 2010

    Evercore reveals higher revenues

    Evercore, the investment bank, has underscored how the business of boutique advisory firms is broadening, announcing higher...

  24. March 2, 2010

    Eon puts utilities in US up for sale

    Eon, the German energy group, has put Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities, its US supply companies, up for...

  25. April 20, 2009

    London urged to lead bonus reform

    Britain should take a lead in reforming the bonus culture for senior bank executives by adopting a less volatile form of...

  26. April 19, 2009

    London urged to lead bonus reform

    Britain should take a lead in reforming the bonus culture for senior bank executives by adopting a less volatile form of...

  27. April 18, 2008

    FT Alphaville wins Wincott award

    Alphaville, the financial blogging website owned by the Financial Times, has been awarded the inaugural online journalism...

  28. April 16, 2008

    Hormonal prophesy

    FT Alphaville (Helen Thomas): Don't blame Greenspan. Don't blame the Fed. Don't even blame Chuck Prince. Blame instead...

  29. May 23, 2007

    FT Alphaville scoops business blog award

    FT Alphaville, FT.com’s financial blog, has been awarded an “EPpy” in the prestigious Editor + Publisher/Mediaweek web...

  30. September 30, 2006

    Organising the exchange of views on climate control

    Al Gore, Bill Clinton and Richard Branson are among those banging the drum on climate change and carbon emissions. Climate...

  31. September 29, 2006

    3i disposes of Keolis holding

    3i has sold back to SNCF, the French state rail group, its 45 per cent stake in transport group Keolis, in a deal that is...

  32. September 28, 2006

    ATRIUM BULLISH ON OUTLOOK DESPITE SUFFERING FROM DOLLAR WEAKNESS

    The weakening of the dollar hit first-half profit at Atrium Underwriting but the Lloyd's insurer said the outlook for the...

  33. September 9, 2006

    CCH to boost share liquidity

    CCH International will take steps to boost liquidity in its tightly held shares this year, the specialist in Islamic...

  34. September 2, 2006

    Offer would take Peach private

    Peach Holdings yesterday said it had received a £401m offer to take the company private five months after the Florida-based...

  35. August 3, 2006

    Observer: Press room closes, White House parties

    There was an end-of-summer-term mood yesterday in the Brady briefing room, a cramped piece of White House real estate where...

  36. July 21, 2006

    Daniel Stewart buoyed by Aim

    The strength of Aim, London's junior market, helped Daniel Stewart Securities, the broker and small company adviser, more...

  37. July 11, 2006

    LIoyd's spread fund to launch on Aim

    ICP will today become the first Lloyd's spread fund to launch for ten years, in an initial public offering on London's...

  38. June 13, 2006

    Peach warns on accounting change

    Peach Holdings, the Aim-listed speciality finance provider, said profit before tax more than doubled last year to $37.1m...

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