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    1. October 21, 2014

      Australia horse breeders win Anglo American coal mine battle

      Two of the world’s biggest horse breeders have won a bitter three-year battle with Anglo American in a landmark planning...

    2. 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....

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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,...

    7. 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...

    8. 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 &...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    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. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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,...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    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. 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...

    33. 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...

    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 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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....

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