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  1. April 23, 2012

    Cobham hires American chief

    Cobham, the UK defence and aerospace group, has completed its five-month-long search for a chief executive by hiring Robert...

  2. April 10, 2012

    Cobham in £270m bid for Thrane & Thrane

    Cobham, the UK aerospace and defence group, unveiled a formal £270m offer for Thrane & Thrane on Tuesday, one month after it...

  1. March 7, 2012

    Cost savings spur Cobham to lift dividend

    Higher commercial aviation sales and cost savings encouraged Cobham to increase its dividend by one-third in spite of a...

  2. May 9, 2011

    National Express grants Elliott peace with honour

    Humiliated adversaries can be dangerous. National Express has acknowledged as much in negotiating a peace deal with...

  3. April 18, 2011

    Nat Express faces further scrutiny

    The troubles at National Express deepened on Monday when a leading US shareholder lobby group said it had concerns over the...

  4. April 5, 2011

    Nomura effect gets the laughs

    Chancellor George Osborne was keen to stress his commitment to London’s future as an international financial centre when...

  5. April 4, 2011

    National Express lobbies investors and analysts

    National Express is embarking on a fresh charm offensive of City shareholders and analysts as the transport group comes...

  6. March 30, 2011

    Nat Express investors face Elliott demands

    Shareholders in National Express are on a collision course with US hedge fund Elliott Advisors, which is demanding a...

  7. May 7, 2010

    Vote against pay

    Exercising their voting rights in corporate as well as social democracy yesterday, investors across a raft of UK companies...

  8. Westminster Blog

    March 21, 2010

    Stephen Byers, National Express and the East Coast rail franchise

    To what extent was Stephen Byers exaggerating or even fantasising when he claimed that he was able to influence the process...

  9. February 26, 2010

    Banker to hunter

    Recruiter Korn/Ferry Whitehead Mann is regrouping after its merger, as former long-time UBS banker Oliver Pawle takes over...

  10. February 25, 2010

    Bang to Cillit

    As John Devaney comes in the door at Cobham as chairman designate, the finance director Warren Tucker is taking his first...

  11. January 23, 2010

    Cobham appoints National Express chairman Devaney

    Cobham has appointed the industrialist John Devaney as chairman, completing a change of management at the defence and...

  12. January 23, 2010

    Cobham appoints Devaney as chairman

    Cobham has appointed the industrialist John Devaney as chairman, completing a change of management at the defence and...

  13. FT Alphaville

    January 22, 2010

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Friday, - Rusal raises $2.2bn in Hong Kong IPO – Bloomberg. - Dragon Oil reports 9 per cent...

  14. December 17, 2009

    NatExpress confirms Finch as chief

    National Express ended months of uncertainty yesterday by confirming the appointment of Dean Finch , head of Tube Lines, as...

  15. December 16, 2009

    National Express confirms Finch as chief

    National Express ended months of uncertainty on Wednesday by confirming the appointment of Dean Finch, head of Tube Lines,...

  16. December 8, 2009

    Reset bankers' expectations, but beware the fallout

    It's a staple part of the "debate" about limiting bankers' bonuses that highly paid executives' threat to resign, or switch...

  17. December 8, 2009

    Reset bankers’ expectations, but beware the fallout

    It’s a staple part of the “debate” about limiting bankers’ bonuses that highly paid executives’ threat to resign, or switch...

  18. November 28, 2009

    National Express*s way

    If only the Spanish Armada had managed such a harmonious ending. The 21st-century assault on British trains and buses *...

  19. November 28, 2009

    Shareholder fails to block NatExpress £360m issue

    National Express won overwhelming support from its shareholders for its £360m rights issue, despite opposition to the...

  20. November 27, 2009

    National Express £360m rights issue approved

    National Express won overwhelming support from its shareholders for its £360m rights issue, despite opposition to the...

  21. November 27, 2009

    Not quite end of the line for NatExpress

    National Express will be allowed to retain its remaining two rail franchises for their full term after the government...

  22. November 26, 2009

    Not quite end of the line for NatExpress

    Hanging on to the East Anglia and C2C routes for another year will allow the operator to retain a source of cash flow as it...

  23. November 26, 2009

    Call for 'grown-up' outcome at National Express meeting

    John Devaney, chairman of National Express, is adamant that a £360m rights issue will be "resoundingly agreed" by tomorrow's...

  24. November 25, 2009

    Call for ’grown-up’outcome at National Express meeting

    John Devaney, chairman of National Express, is adamant that a £360m rights issue will be “resoundingly agreed” by Friday’s...

  25. November 25, 2009

    Cosmens pump up the pressure

    National Express's biggest shareholder has stepped up attempts to block the bus and rail company's £360m rescue rights...

  26. November 24, 2009

    USED AS OVERRWITE

    National Express’s biggest shareholder has stepped up attempts to block the bus and rail company’s £360m ($597m) rescue...

  27. November 24, 2009

    Cosmens pump up pressure on Nat Express

    National Express’s biggest shareholder has stepped up attempts to block the bus and rail company’s £360m ($597m) rescue...

  28. November 12, 2009

    Last stop for the Cosmens

    Twenty years ago, Kremlinologists suddenly found themselves out of a job. The same may be about to happen to Cosmenologists...

  29. October 21, 2009

    Cosmen backing for Stagecoach

    National Express's largest shareholder is backing a merger proposal from Stagecoach, its bus and train rival. In a meeting...

  30. October 20, 2009

    Cosmen family backs Stagecoach move

    National Express’s largest shareholder is backing a merger proposal from Stagecoach, its bus and train rival. In a meeting...

  31. October 19, 2009

    Stagecoach signals interest in Nat Express

    National Express said it remained open to a tie-up with Stagecoach, its bus and train operator rival, in spite of pushing...

  32. September 10, 2009

    NatExpress bid hurdle cleared

    The board of National Express last night paved the way for a £765m takeover of the British bus and rail group after it...

  33. September 4, 2009

    National Express can finally take the fast track home

    Brian Souter's busman's holiday to Spain could be about to pay off. Stagecoach's chief executive has found common cause...

  34. September 3, 2009

    National Express can finally take the fast track home

    Brian Souter’s busman’s holiday to Spain could be about to pay off. Stagecoach’s chief executive has found common cause with...

  35. September 2, 2009

    Bidder aims to improve offer for Nat Express

    The Cosmen-CVC Capital Partners consortium bidding for National Express is looking for ways of making its offer more...

  36. September 1, 2009

    Bidder aims to improve offer for Nat Express

    The Cosmen-CVC Capital Partners consortium bidding for National Express is looking for ways of making its offer more...

  37. August 28, 2009

    National Express cash call after bid rejection

    National Express is expected to press ahead with a £350m rights issue after rejecting a £696m cash takeover proposal from a...

  38. August 28, 2009

    Setback for NatExpress bid

    Main shareholders in National Express have indicated they will not back a revised all-cash 450p takeover offer from the...

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