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  1. October 19, 2012

    Frankel mania hides hard going for racing

    At Tattersalls’ yearling sales in Newmarket, auctioneer Alastair Pim is having trouble shifting a lovely-looking bay colt....

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. October 7, 2011

    Tattersalls’ sales race to record

    Racehorse owners have defied the dire economic outlook by snapping up yearlings at this week’s Tattersalls’ October sales at...

  5. 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,...

  6. 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...

  7. 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 &...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. June 3, 2011

    Lame industry limps on amid pain of a Tiger’s demise

    It is a race day in May at the Curragh in county Kildare. The greats of Irish flat racing are in the parade ring, including...

  14. November 20, 2010

    Estate owners see fortunes start to recover

    The aristocratic estates that own huge swaths of Britain’s property and land have seen a rise in fortunes over the past...

  15. February 15, 2010

    Finance chiefs hit glass ceiling

    When Alison Cooper takes up the role of chief executive at Imperial Tobacco later this year, the former finance director and...

  16. February 15, 2010

    Finance chiefs hit glass ceiling

    When Alison Cooper takes up the role of chief executive at Imperial Tobacco later this year, the former finance director and...

  17. January 29, 2010

    New bartender after the pub brawl

    Mitchells & Butlers' new chairman John Lovering will have a tough task to get the rowdy patrons on side after the board coup...

  18. December 18, 2009

    M&B urges investors to repel Lewis

    Mitchells & Butlers has pleaded with shareholders to back the board against rebel investor Joe Lewis at next month's crucial...

  19. December 17, 2009

    M&B urges investors to repel Lewis

    Mitchells & Butlers has pleaded with shareholders to back the board against rebel investor Joe Lewis at next month’s crucial...

  20. December 17, 2009

    Board feud at M&B takes on fresh twist

    The boardroom feud at Mitchells & Butler took a fresh twist yesterday when Joe Lewis, its largest shareholder, put forward...

  21. December 16, 2009

    Board feud at M&B takes on fresh twist

    The boardroom feud at Mitchells & Butler took a fresh twist on Wednesday when Joe Lewis, its largest shareholder, put...

  22. December 5, 2009

    The big name

    Joe Lewis Currency trader Joe Lewis was put on to the back foot this week after a clear-out of his boardroom nominees at...

  23. December 4, 2009

    Mitchells & Butlers' board gets investor on side in Piedmont feud

    Mitchells & Butlers' board yesterday won the backing of one of its institutional investors in its public feud with Joe...

  24. December 1, 2009

    M&B hits out at its biggest shareholder in board rift

    Tensions within one of the country's biggest pub operators spilled into the open yesterday when Mitchells & Butlers...

  25. December 1, 2009

    M&B has more boardroom woes brewing

    A large shareholder at odds with the board, his representatives vetoing board proposals - it seems like déjà vu at Mitchells...

  26. November 30, 2009

    M&B has more boardroom woes brewing

    A large shareholder at odds with the board, his representatives vetoing board proposals – it seems like déjà vu at Mitchells...

  27. FT Alphaville

    November 30, 2009

    Salad bar brawl at M&B

    The coleslaw and kidney beans are starting to fly at the owner of the Harvester restaurant chain. On Monday morning,...

  28. November 30, 2009

    M&B hits out at its biggest shareholder

    Tensions within one of the country’s biggest pub operators spilled into the open on Monday when Mitchells & Butlers...

  29. July 16, 2009

    Joe Lewis gets board voice at M&B

    Joe Lewis, the Bahamas-based investor, has been granted boardroom representation at Mitchells & Butlers, the pub and...

  30. July 3, 2009

    M&B seeks to fend off investor rebellion

    Mitchells & Butlers is prepared to head off a potential rebellion by offering its two largest shareholders board...

  31. July 3, 2009

    M&B seeks to fend off investor rebellion

    Mitchells & Butlers is prepared to head off a potential rebellion by offering its two largest shareholders board...

  32. June 19, 2009

    M&B bolstered as Joe Lewis increases stake

    Mitchells & Butlers shares enjoyed their biggest gain in more than a month following a move by the pub group’s largest...

  33. May 28, 2009

    Talks on disposal of 57% stake in Eircom

    Eircom Holdings, formerly Babcock & Brown Capital (BCM), a listed Australian investment fund, has started detailed...

  34. May 28, 2009

    Talks on disposal of 57% stake in Eircom

    Eircom Holdings, formerly Babcock & Brown Capital (BCM), a listed Australian investment fund, has started detailed...

  35. May 2, 2009

    A glowing presence

    When a man becomes old, wrote wise Samuel Johnson, he starts planting trees. I now realise that the doctor, a marvel of...

  36. FT Alphaville

    October 7, 2008

    The Tchenguiz positions are being liquidated

    Who said this emergency was just about banks? Pubs appeared to be have been forced into the toxic mix on Tuesday night as a...

  37. September 27, 2008

    The Aga Khan's thoroughbred passion

    As the most successful racehorse owner-breeder in France, the Aga Khan has won just about everything, several times over....

  38. July 11, 2008

    Pub owners main casualties in FTSE’s fall

    Pub owners were among the main casualties on Friday as the London market officially entered a bear market. Punch Taverns...

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