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    1. March 9, 2012

      Iceland Foods lieutenant set for windfall

      Andy Pritchard, the managing director of Iceland Foods, is poised to walk away with more than £120m from the sale of his...

    2. February 16, 2012

      Walker lines up backing for Iceland Foods bid

      Malcolm Walker, the founder and chief executive of Iceland Foods, has lined up financing from three backers for his...

    1. November 3, 2011

      Consumer credit restrictions squeeze DFS sales

      DFS, the sofa and furniture retailer, has seen sales fall in its first full year of trading under private equity ownership...

    2. March 9, 2011

      House of Lords reform moves into sight

      Long-overdue plans to turn the House of Lords into an elected chamber will be unveiled within the next two months and could...

    3. February 25, 2011

      JPMorgan loses top Caz banker

      One of JPMorgan Cazenove’s highly regarded bankers is leaving the bank. Alan Carruthers, regarded as one of the top bankers...

    4. November 30, 2010

      Checkout counter

      Nail-biting times for former Asda boss Andy Bond, now regional honcho for Walmart, as he tries to complete the acquisition...

    5. July 17, 2010

      DFS prepares £240m bond issue

      DFS is hoping to raise £240m ($367m) from a bond issue to repay the £182m the sofa retailer was loaned by Lord Kirkham, its...

    6. April 24, 2010

      The big numbers

      6.8m The number of travellers stranded because of flight cancellations due to volcanic ash...

    7. April 23, 2010

      Founder of DFS set for £300m from sale

      Lord Kirkham, the founder and chairman of DFS, is set to make more than £300m from the £500m sale of the sofa retailer to...

    8. April 22, 2010

      Founder of DFS set for £300m from sale

      Lord Kirkham, the founder and chairman of DFS, is set to make more than £300m ($462m) from the £500m sale of the sofa...

    9. April 22, 2010

      Advent emerges as frontrunner in £500m contest to buy DFS

      Advent International, the private equity group, has emerged as the favourite in the £500m race to acquire DFS, the sofa...

    10. April 21, 2010

      Advent frontrunner in pursuit of DFS

      Advent International, the private equity group, has emerged favourite in the £500m race to acquire DFS, the sofa retailer.A...

    11. March 27, 2010

      Cinven and Advent set to battle for DFS

      The £500m auction of DFS is set to come down to a contest between private equity groups Cinven and Advent...

    12. March 27, 2010

      Cinven and Advent set to battle for DFS

      The £500m auction of DFS is set to come down to a contest between private equity groups Cinven and Advent...

    13. March 26, 2010

      Cinven and Advent set to battle for DFS

      The £500m ($745m) auction of DFS is set to come down to a contest between private equity groups Cinven and Advent...

    14. March 18, 2010

      DFS attracts attention of private equity groups for £500m auction

      At least two private equity groups have confirmed their interest in DFS, despite doubts about the £500m auction for the sofa...

    15. March 13, 2010

      Doubts grow over DFS auction

      Doubts are rising over the £500m auction of DFS as the deadline approaches for potential bidders to submit offers for the...

    16. March 12, 2010

      Doubts grow over DFS auction

      Doubts are rising over the £500m auction of DFS as the deadline approaches for potential bidders to submit offers for the...

    17. FT Alphaville

      February 2, 2010

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis and other offerings from Tuesday’s FT, Gideon Rachman: How the bottom fell out of ‘old’ Davos Uneasily...

    18. February 2, 2010

      Sofa so good at DFS?

      Would you pay off Lord Kirkham in order to get into bed - or more accurately, on to the sofa - with John Lovering?Buy-out...

    19. February 1, 2010

      M&S’s £15m man needs to prove worth

      When Marc Bolland was named to take the helm at Marks and Spencer in November, he was briefly given the nickname the...

    20. FT Alphaville

      February 1, 2010

      Permira, Lovering, eye DFS

      UK buy-out house Permira and John Lovering, the veteran UK retail executive, have teamed up to prepare a bid for DFS, the...

    21. February 1, 2010

      Lovering to unite with Permira on DFS bid

      John Lovering, the veteran retail executive with a long history of private equity deals, has teamed up with buy-out house...

    22. January 31, 2010

      Lovering to unite with Permira on DFS bid

      John Lovering, the veteran retail executive with a long history of private-equity deals, has teamed up with buy-out house...

    23. January 16, 2010

      DFS eyes float or outside deal

      Lord Kirkham, the chairman and owner of DFS, is considering floating or seeking third-party investment in the furniture...

    24. January 15, 2010

      DFS eyes float or outside deal

      Lord Kirkham, the chairman and owner of DFS, is considering floating or seeking third-party investment in the furniture...

    25. April 17, 2009

      DFS sees profits fall 24%

      DFS, the furniture retailer, saw its annual pre-tax profit fall by almost a quarter in the year to August 2008, but turnover...

    26. May 10, 2008

      Art collectors brush off markets crisis

      Art collectors this week shrugged off a looming US recession and slumping financial markets to buy solidly at the big New...

    27. May 10, 2008

      Soaring art prices give markets crisis the brush-off

      Art collectors this week shrugged off the US economic downturn and global financial turmoil to buy solidly at the big New...

    28. May 9, 2008

      Art collectors shrug off market woes

      Art collectors this week shrugged off the US economic downturn and global financial turmoil to buy solidly at the big New...

    29. June 2, 2007

      DFS sales outstrip rivals' in comfort

      DFS, the sofa retailer, said sales for the rest of the year should stay in positive territory, outperforming rival...

    30. March 9, 2007

      A pint in the pub

      A jolly day out for Malcolm Walker, firmly back in charge of the Iceland food chain he founded, and his friend, Lord...

    31. October 16, 2006

      Energy-sapping offices that could use a shot of adrenaline

      Last Monday lunchtime I hurried down Piccadilly towards Green Park tube as fast as my high heels would carry me. I felt...

    32. October 13, 2006

      Energy-sapping offices could use shot of adrenaline

      Last Monday lunchtime I hurried down Piccadilly towards Green Park tube as fast as my high heels would carry me. I felt...

    33. November 24, 2005

      Takeover Panel may restrict airing of views

      The Takeover Panel is in the early stages of considering whether it should require those with material stakes in companies...

    34. October 17, 2005

      Cameron is the Tory most likely to deliver economic stability

      From Mr Simon Wolfson and others. Sir, The Conservative party needs a leader who can deliver economic stability and carry...

    35. July 4, 2005

      Land of Leather eyes flotation

      Land of Leather is looking to float on the main market by the middle of July in a move that could value the eight-year-old...

    36. May 26, 2005

      Stereotripe

      Today's Wm Morrison Supermarkets annual meeting in Bradford is likely to hear talk of, and perhaps debate about, a...

    37. May 25, 2005

      Mudlark: Good luck rubs off on C. Hoare & Co

      C. Hoare & Co, the UK’s only private deposit-taking institution founded in the 17th century that has remained independent,...

    38. November 13, 2004

      Revealing who is really behind CFDs

      It is the eternal lament of the aggrieved shareholder that companies forget who their real owners are. Yet, identifying...

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