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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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