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  1. March 24, 2013

    The conglomerate’s day has come and gone

    Findel says it is a mini-conglomerate as if that were a good thing. Too often, though, “conglomerate” describes an ill...

  2. September 4, 2012

    London’s Stansted airport

    As the businessman Lord Hanson once remarked when asked a thorny question about asset pricing and accounting niceties: “If...

  1. June 29, 2011

    Maple stymies LSE with cash plus political clout

    A stock exchange is a sine qua non of a fully functional civil society, as essential as a bicameral legislature, a national...

  2. November 8, 2010

    Strand Hanson in Citic arm tie-up

    Citic Merchant, the investment banking division of China’s state-owned investment company Citic Group, has entered into a...

  3. January 18, 2010

    Russians buy stake in Strand Hanson

    Renaissance Capital, one of Russia's biggest investment banks, will today disclose that it has taken a near-10 per cent...

  4. January 17, 2010

    Russians buy stake in Strand Hanson

    Renaissance Capital, one of Russia’s biggest investment banks, will on Monday disclose that it has taken a near-10 per cent...

  5. October 26, 2009

    Former Lupus head poised for showdown in comeback attempt

    Greg Hutchings faces stern resistance from institutional investorsthis week over his ambition to return to Lupus Capital,...

  6. October 26, 2009

    Former Lupus head in comeback attempt

    Greg Hutchings faces stern resistance from institutional investors this week over his ambition to return to Lupus Capital,...

  7. September 3, 2009

    Hutchings boosts Lupus Capital stake

    Greg Hutchings has increased his stake in Lupus Capital to almost 11 per cent in a sign that he may be trying to stage a...

  8. September 3, 2009

    Hutchings boosts Lupus Capital stake

    Greg Hutchings has increased his stake in Lupus Capital to almost 11 per cent in a sign that he may be trying to stage a...

  9. August 10, 2009

    Hanson to sell brick divisions

    Hanson will sell off non-core businesses, which generate about 20 per cent of turnover, as parent company HeidelbergCement...

  10. September 12, 2007

    The eco-goddess and the industrialist: a double loss

    I have no idea whether Dame Anita Roddick and Derek Bonham ever met. It's unlikely. This is almost certainly the first time...

  11. September 11, 2007

    The eco-goddess and the industrialist: a double loss

    I have no idea whether Dame Anita Roddick and Derek Bonham ever met. It’s unlikely. This is almost certainly the first time...

  12. September 8, 2007

    City loses one of its own in man who shaped Imperial

    Derek Bonham, the former chairman of Imperial Tobacco and one of the best-known names of British business, died on Monday...

  13. September 7, 2007

    Derek Bonham dies aged 64

    Derek Bonham, the former chairman of Imperial Tobacco and one of the best-known names of British business, died last Monday...

  14. May 19, 2007

    The Week

    General Financial Amvescap faced the possibility of switching its primary listing from London to New York after US...

  15. May 16, 2007

    Archetypal family business head is wealthy but frugal

    The German pharmaceuticals entrepreneur behind HeidelbergCement cuts a different figure from the late Lord Hanson, the...

  16. May 16, 2007

    Hanson accepts £7.8bn cash offer

    Alan Murray, Hanson chief executive, yesterday acc-epted a £7.85bn cash offer from HeidelbergCement and invoked the spirit...

  17. FT Alphaville

    May 15, 2007

    Heidelberg goes for Hanson

    HeidelbergCement and Hanson have agreed a takeover of the British heavy materials company for around £8bn, according to an...

  18. May 15, 2007

    Hanson to accept takeover offer

    Hanson is set to recommend an £11-a-share takeover bid from HeidelbergCement of Germany in a deal that values the last...

  19. May 14, 2007

    Hanson accepts £8bn Heidelberg offer

    Hanson on Tuesday recommended an £11-a-share takeover bid from HeidelbergCement of Germany in a deal that values the last...

  20. May 5, 2007

    Hanson pursuer has cemented his credentials

    Hanson, the British building materials group, is being pursued by a German pharmaceuticals entrepreneur who cuts a very...

  21. FT Alphaville

    May 4, 2007

    German group sets sights on Hanson

    Hanson, the rump of the British company built by Lord Hanson, could fall into German hands after HeidelbergCement, Germany’s...

  22. May 4, 2007

    Hanson group may fall to Germans

    Hanson, the rump of the British company built by the late Lord Hanson, which epitomised 1980s-style capitalism, could fall...

  23. May 4, 2007

    Heidelberg has opened an auction for Hanson

    It is getting hard to build up a head of outraged steam at the run-up in a bid target's share price before the official...

  24. May 3, 2007

    Heidelberg has opened an auction for Hanson

    It is getting hard to build up a head of outraged steam at the run-up in a bid target’s share price before the official...

  25. May 3, 2007

    German group sets sights on Hanson

    Hanson, the rump of the British company built by Lord Hanson, which epitomised 1980s-style capitalism, could fall into...

  26. March 23, 2007

    Melrose close to $850m deal with JLL

    Melrose, the British engineering company, was last night close to signing a deal to sell its aerospace division to JLL...

  27. March 22, 2007

    Melrose close to $850m deal with JLL

    Melrose, the British engineering company, was on Thursday night close to signing a deal to sell its aerospace division to...

  28. February 22, 2007

    Hanson chief faces the final sell-off

    Ten years after the conglomerate built by the late Lord Hanson started to be dismantled, its chief executive Alan Murray...

  29. January 15, 2007

    Browne tops business leaders' poll

    BP's Lord Browne has again been recognised as Britain's most impressive businessperson by his peers, in spite of...

  30. December 20, 2006

    Hanson lifted by US investment

    Hanson is set to boost its operating profits by as much as £50m this year as a transatlantic spending spree of £560m in the...

  31. November 15, 2006

    Melrose seeks £400m from sale of its aerospace business

    Melrose, the engineering company founded by Christopher Miller, David Roper and Simon Peckham, the former Wassall...

  32. FT Alphaville

    October 23, 2006

    Meinertzhagen to hang up his brogues

      Peter Meinertzhagen, one of the City’s most distinguished names, has told friends and senior colleagues, that he will...

  33. March 11, 2006

    US executives prove less retiring

    The decision by two bosses to retire while still in their mid-50s has this week raised the issue of why British boardrooms...

  34. March 10, 2006

    Motor dealer adopts aggressive stance

    Launching an initial and final offer as Pendragon did yesterday is one of the most aggressive mergers and acquisitions...

  35. January 7, 2006

    Meet the new breed of chief executive: closer to kindergarten than retirement age

    Are chief executives getting younger? Or, as with policemen, is their youth simply in the eye of the beholder? This week,...

  36. August 1, 2005

    Big gun Kingsnorth hopes to make a killing from his latest target - the Wyevale garden centre chain

    A metallic graffiti-style artwork featuring a giant gun hangs above the Mayfair boardroom of Laxey Partners, the investment...

  37. June 25, 2005

    Hard evidence, not prejudice, has blackened Sir Ken's name

    Yorkshire folk can sometimes be sensitive. The criticism facing Bradford's Sir Ken Morrison, following his mishandling of...

  38. June 24, 2005

    Hard evidence, not prejudice, blackens Sir Ken’s name

    Yorkshire folk can sometimes be sensitive. The barrage of criticism facing Bradford’s Sir Ken Morrison, following his...

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