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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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