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  1. October 16, 2012

    Leighton returns as Matalan chairman

    Allan Leighton, the former Asda chief executive, is returning to the value fashion sector less than a year after the...

  2. April 12, 2011

    Nod for UBS Broadgate home

    British Land chief and former investment banker Chris Grigg has secured the headquarters for UBS in the City of London after...

  1. June 26, 2010

    Cost-cutting helps buoy margins at Matalan

    Demand for cheap clothes along with cost-cutting pushed profits up 84 per cent at Matalan, the discount fashion...

  2. June 26, 2010

    Cost-cutting helps buoy margins at Matalan

    Demand for cheap clothes along with cost-cutting pushed profits up 84 per cent at Matalan, the discount fashion...

  3. June 16, 2010

    Saying No is the easy part for BSkyB's independents

    The Man Who Said No to Rupert Murdoch sounds like one of those HM Bateman cartoons about social faux pas . In this modern...

  4. June 15, 2010

    BSkyB’s independents must keep their cool

    The Man Who Said No to Rupert Murdoch sounds like one of those HM Bateman cartoons about social faux pas. In this modern...

  5. April 5, 2010

    Nordenia ponders bond issue

    Nordenia International, the German flexible packaging maker, is considering a high-yield bond issue after talks broke down...

  6. April 4, 2010

    Nordenia ponders bond issue

    Nordenia International, the German flexible packaging maker, is considering a high-yield bond issue after talks broke down...

  7. April 3, 2010

    Economy is not yet safe from an April Fool

    Some economic signals about the British economy were so strong this week that Recovery Watch had to double-check to make...

  8. April 1, 2010

    Matalan founder gets £250m payout after refinancing

    John Hargreaves, owner of the discount clothing retailer Matalan, will pay himself a £250m dividend after completing a £525m...

  9. February 20, 2010

    Matalan looks at refinance plan

    Matalan, the privately owned discount retailer, is working on a refinancing following its aborted £1.5bn ($2.3bn) auction....

  10. February 20, 2010

    Matalan looks at refinance plan as auction is called off

    Matalan, the privately owned discount retailer, is working on a refinancing following its aborted £1.5bn auction.Goldman...

  11. February 11, 2010

    Tailored for Matalan

    When John Hargreaves was bidding to take Matalan private in 2006, relations with the rest of the discount clothing...

  12. February 11, 2010

    Matalan sale dropped after offers fall short

    John Hargreaves, the founder and controlling shareholder in Matalan, has abandoned the sale of the privately owned discount...

  13. February 10, 2010

    Matalan sale abandoned after offers too low

    John Hargreaves, the founder and controlling shareholder in Matalan, has abandoned the sale of the privately owned discount...

  14. FT Alphaville

    January 14, 2010

    BC ditches Matalan auction

    BC Partners has become the latest buy-out group to pull out of the auction for Matalan, the privately-owned UK discount...

  15. January 14, 2010

    BC abandons Matalan auction

    BC Partners has become the latest private equity group to pull out of the auction for Matalan, the privately owned discount...

  16. January 13, 2010

    BC abandons Matalan auction

    BC Partners has become the latest private equity group to pull out of the auction for Matalan, the privately owned discount...

  17. FT Alphaville

    November 20, 2009

    Matalan draws buy-out groups

    Five private equity groups are among the first-round bidders for Matalan, the privately owned UK discount clothing retailer...

  18. November 20, 2009

    Matalan draws buy-out groups

    Five heavyweight private equity groups are among the first-round bidders for Matalan, the privately owned discount clothing...

  19. November 19, 2009

    Matalan draws buy-out groups

    Drift to thrift: like-for-like sales at the cut-price fashion retailer rose 8 per cent in the 14 weeks to June Five...

  20. October 28, 2009

    Making his mark at Cinven

    Hugh Langmuir, the new managing partner of Cinven, knows all about the attractions of buying high street clothing stores,...

  21. October 26, 2009

    Matalan

    Buy low, sell high. The most basic rule of business may be about to net John Hargreaves, founder and majority shareholder of...

  22. FT Alphaville

    October 26, 2009

    Matalan weighs £1.5bn sale

    Matalan, the privately owned UK discount retailer, is weighing a £1.5bn sale after a number of expressions of interest....

  23. October 26, 2009

    Matalan weighs £1.5bn sale

    Matalan, the privately owned discount retailer, is weighing a £1.5bn sale after a number of expressions of interest....

  24. October 25, 2009

    Matalan weighs £1.5bn sale

    Matalan, the privately owned discount retailer, is weighing a £1.5bn sale after a number of expressions of interest. Private...

  25. June 16, 2009

    Bargain hunters boost sales at Matalan

    Bargain-hunting shoppers have boosted sales and profits at Matalan, the privately owned discount retailer. Matalan, which...

  26. June 15, 2009

    Matalan discounts win high street approval

    Bargain-hunting shoppers have boosted sales and profits at Matalan, the privately owned discount retail brand. Matalan,...

  27. September 29, 2007

    Monsoon's reign ends

    Say what you like about Peter Simon - and his City antagonists have said a lot over the years - the founder of Monsoon...

  28. May 24, 2007

    Kaupthing on to a good thing

    Sporting goods entrepreneur Mike Ashley might be mistrustful of all advisers but he has struck up a relationship with...

  29. May 22, 2007

    Kaupthing onto a good thing

    Kaupthing onto a good thing Sporting goods entrepreneur Mike Ashley might be mistrustful of all advisors but he has struck...

  30. March 7, 2007

    Deadline or not, Sainsbury's stalkers have to act

    The phoney war is coming to an end The private equity consortium stalking J Sainsbury may not like being hassled by the...

  31. March 6, 2007

    Deadline or not, Sainsbury’s stalkers have to act

    The phoney war is coming to an end The private equity consortium stalking J Sainsbury may not like being hassled by the...

  32. November 1, 2006

    Matalan passes dividend as it prepares for private ownership

    Profits at Matalan fell 6.5 per cent in the first half, but improved margins and better recent trading boosted sentiment as...

  33. October 31, 2006

    Matalan profits fall 6.5 per cent

    Matalan on Tuesday reported a 6.5 per cent fall in first-half profits, but improved margins and better recent trade boosted...

  34. October 24, 2006

    Full board

    If all non-executive directorships were as daunting as being an independent director at Matalan, the shortage of talent...

  35. October 23, 2006

    Corporate broking hands on to new generation

    UK plc is voting with its feet Peter Meinertzhagen’s impending retirement from ABN Amro Hoare Govett marks a watershed for...

  36. October 12, 2006

    Matalan non-exec calls for tougher governance regulations

    The £817m buy-out agreed between Matalan and John Hargreaves, its founder, chairman and controlling shareholder, prompted a...

  37. October 12, 2006

    Matalan is no model

    Given the unpromising material - a founder chairman with a controlling stake and a reputation for testiness, a chief...

  38. October 11, 2006

    Carphone’s Dunstone buys an extra challenge

    AOL’s customers may join the TalkTalk queue AOL may have lost much of its lustre since the glory days before it was bought...

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