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  1. September 12, 2014

    US investors lining up Tottenham Hotspur takeover bid

    A US investment group backed by Guggenheim Capital is weighing up a bid for north London football club Tottenham Hotspur –...

  2. May 23, 2013

    Mitchells & Butlers warns of subdued consumer confidence

    Mitchells & Butlers warned consumer confidence and discretionary income would remain subdued “for some time to come”, as the...

  1. September 10, 2012

    BarCap can do more with less for Barclays

    It feels thrillingly transgressive to express even grudging praise for BarCap. The investment bank is often blamed for the...

  2. September 10, 2012

    M&B raids rival Marston’s for new chief

    Mitchells & Butlers’ 18-month search for a permanent chief executive has come to an end after the pub and restaurant group...

  3. September 8, 2012

    Timeweave jumps after Lewis takeover offer

    Shares in Timeweave leapt 12.8 per cent to 22p after Joe Lewis, its 30 per cent shareholder, made a takeover offer for the...

  4. March 21, 2012

    Racing tycoons appoint M&B director

    The Irish racing tycoons who own the second-biggest shareholding in pub group Mitchells & Butlers have appointed their first...

  5. FT Alphaville

    February 22, 2012

    M&B homes in on chief executive

    Mitchells & Butlers has drawn up a shortlist of three candidates to be chief executive after the job was spurned by three...

  6. February 21, 2012

    Dominant shareholders create case for danger money

    Poor Bob Ivell. The Mitchells & Butlers chairman appears to be struggling to attract a high-calibre chief executive to the...

  7. February 21, 2012

    M&B homes in on chief executive

    Mitchells & Butlers has drawn up a shortlist of three candidates to be chief executive after the job was spurned by three...

  8. January 26, 2012

    M&B resists pressure to rush search for new chief

    Mitchells & Butlers, the pub and restaurant company, is resisting pressure to name a chief executive quickly despite ongoing...

  9. November 22, 2011

    New Piedmont offer for M&B not ruled out

    Piedmont, the largest shareholder in Mitchells & Butlers, has not ruled out making a fresh takeover offer for the pub...

  10. November 16, 2011

    No kicker for minorities

    Billionaire investor Joe Lewis has a couple of Picassos hanging in the state room of his superyacht. But he is keener to...

  11. November 16, 2011

    Spurs requests transfer out of Aim

    Tottenham Hotspur has followed in the footsteps of another London football club, Millwall, by announcing plans to quit the...

  12. October 27, 2011

    Fresh change at top of M&B

    The boardroom at Mitchells & Butlers has undergone another shift with Bob Ivell taking on the role of executive chairman,...

  13. October 13, 2011

    Elpida nominee could give M&B board balance

    On one level, it is welcome that Piedmont, the vehicle of Joe Lewis, has backed out of making a £941m low-ball offer for...

  14. October 13, 2011

    Joe Lewis withdraws M&B takeover offer

    Joe Lewis, the one-time currency trader and largest shareholder at Mitchells & Butlers, has dropped his attempted takeover...

  15. October 7, 2011

    Lewis sets sail as rivals eye M&B bid

    Shipping movements on the River Thames rarely provide a leading indicator of mergers and acquisitions activity in the City,...

  16. September 27, 2011

    M&B sales growth slows sharply

    Mitchells & Butlers reported a slowdown in trading on Tuesday, which analysts said would hasten a formal bid from Piedmont,...

  17. September 26, 2011

    Stakes in tangled M&B revealed

    The issue of potential concert parties in the tangled ownership saga at pub group Mitchells & Butlers resurfaced when two...

  18. September 18, 2011

    M&B’s acting chief distances himself from Lewis

    Jeremy Blood, the acting chief executive of Mitchells & Butlers, has sought to distance himself from Joe Lewis, the...

  19. September 16, 2011

    Lewis bid puts froth on M&B shares

    There is nothing like reports of a takeover bid by an activist shareholder to boost a share price, as pub group Mitchells &...

  20. September 14, 2011

    Piedmont keeps M&B in the frame

    On the walls of Joe Lewis’s superyacht, Aviva, currently moored by Tower Bridge, hang works by Picasso, Schiele and Klimt. A...

  21. September 14, 2011

    Piedmont unlikely to raise M&B offer

    Piedmont, the investment vehicle owned by the Bahamas-based currency trader Joe Lewis, is unlikely to raise its widely...

  22. September 13, 2011

    M&B investors should repel boarding party

    Mitchells & Butlers is not a Spanish galleon stuffed with doubloons. But investor Joe Lewis – who, appropriately, lives some...

  23. September 13, 2011

    Lewis takes closer look at M&B brands

    Aged 74, Joe Lewis shows no signs of settling for the peaceful life. Aviva, his seven-suite, 68m superyacht is moored along...

  24. September 13, 2011

    Standard Life blasts Piedmont over M&B offer

    Standard Life has accused Piedmont, the investment vehicle of the Bahamas-based currency trader Joe Lewis, of creating...

  25. September 12, 2011

    M&B rejects offer from Piedmont

    Mitchells & Butlers has rejected a takeover approach from Piedmont, the investment vehicle controlled by Joe Lewis, the...

  26. July 21, 2011

    M&B shares slip on grim trading update

    Shares in Mitchells & Butlers fell after the UK’s biggest managed pub company gave its grimmest trading update in several...

  27. July 14, 2011

    M&B loses fifth chairman in three years

    Mitchells & Butlers, the restaurants and pubs operator, will have its sixth chairman in three years after Simon Burke...

  28. March 16, 2011

    Executive success takes luck and chutzpah

    It is serendipitous that pubs company Mitchells & Butlers and InterContinental Hotels Group chose to announce the departure...

  29. March 16, 2011

    M&B chief executive Fowle calls time

    Mitchells & Butlers has ousted Adam Fowle, its chief executive for two years who rode out boardroom turmoil and a...

  30. March 16, 2011

    Fowle in surprise exit from M&B

    Time called: Adam Fowle survived last year’s boardroom turmoil and put in place a new strategy   Adam Fowle has been ousted...

  31. February 11, 2011

    M&B picks Burke to replace Lovering

    Mitchells & Butlers, the pub group long buffeted by boardroom turmoil, has chosen a replacement for outgoing chairman John...

  32. January 28, 2011

    Calling time on M&B

    John Lovering, M&B chairman It is last orders for Mitchells & Butlers chairman John Lovering, as he prepares to step down...

  33. January 27, 2011

    Investors vote down M&B AGM resolutions

    Shareholders in Mitchells & Butlers have voted down resolutions at the pub group’s annual meeting that would have made it...

  34. January 24, 2011

    M&B chairman to leave after a year in role

    John Lovering has called time on his role as chairman of Mitchells & Butlers after just a year in the job. The private...

  35. November 26, 2010

    M&B chief focuses on what its pubs do best

    Adam Fowle divides his work life into the things you can change and those you can’t. So the chief executive of Mitchells &...

  36. November 23, 2010

    M&B resists dividend despite new focus

    Increased demand for pub grub failed to persuade Mitchells & Butlers to reinstate its dividend in spite of a 26 per cent...

  37. November 19, 2010

    Indian group snaps up Blackburn Rovers

    The Premier League welcomed its first club owner from India after Venky’s, a poultry company listed on the Bombay Stock...

  38. October 16, 2010

    Pubs soap opera

    “It’s just such a great soap, isn’t it?” said one analyst on learning that Doug McMahon is to rejoin the Mitchells & Butlers...

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