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  1. February 12, 2013

    Fashion chain Republic close to collapse

    Republic, the youth fashion brand, is poised to enter administration as early as Wednesday, adding to the grim toll on the...

  2. November 24, 2011

    Retailer Republic set for £20m investment

    Andy Bond, former chief executive of Asda, along with private equity group TPG and founders of the Republic chain are to...

  1. July 18, 2011

    Change Capital buys majority stake in Paule Ka

    Paule Ka, the upmarket French ready-to-wear brand, is to step up its international expansion after private equity firm...

  2. June 11, 2011

    Republic asks banks for more headroom

    Republic, the youth fashion retailer acquired by TPG a year ago, and chaired by Andy Bond, the former chief executive of...

  3. November 9, 2010

    M&S set for foreign forays

    The Bolland era is poised to be marked by international expansion with the new chief executive of Marks and Spencer...

  4. October 14, 2010

    Vodafone has Intel on search

    While Vodafone senior director John Buchanan and former M&S chairman Luc Vandevelde lead the nominations committee on a...

  5. April 26, 2010

    Republic mulls options

    Republic, the fashion chain which sells brands including Diesel and Bench, has hired Rothschild to explore options for a...

  6. March 18, 2010

    Plural, in French

    Tidjane Thiam can rely on another London-based Société Générale director, Luc Vandevelde , to share his board notes if the...

  7. October 1, 2009

    Applegarth to advise US private equity group

    Adam Applegarth, the former chief executive of Northern Rock, has joined Apollo Global Management as a senior adviser to its...

  8. September 12, 2009

    Robert Dyas in debt-for-equity swap

    Robert Dyas, the high street hardware store chain, has concluded a debt-for-equity swap and lined up Geoff Brady, the former...

  9. August 20, 2009

    Change Capital snaps up Hallhuber for €29m

    Change Capital Partners, Luc Vandevelde's private equity firm, has agreed its first deal in almost three years by acquiring...

  10. August 20, 2009

    Deal at last for Change Capital

    Change Capital Partners, Luc Vandevelde's private equity firm, has agreed its first deal in almost three years, acquiring...

  11. June 13, 2009

    One big M&S bash

    The great and good of Marks and Spencer past and present gathered at Billingsgate early in the week for its never-ending...

  12. April 30, 2009

    'Incessant' attacks see SocGen head resign

    Daniel Bouton succumbed yesterday to sustained public criticism of his leadership of Société Générale, blaming "incessant"...

  13. April 30, 2009

    Bouton resigns as chairman of SocGen

    Daniel Bouton succumbed yesterday to sustained public criticism of his leadership of Société Générale, blaming "incessant"...

  14. April 8, 2009

    Robert Dyas management team set to seal £30m buy-out of chain

    The management of Robert Dyas hopes to complete a £30m buy-out of the high street hardware store chain as early as today,...

  15. April 7, 2009

    Robert Dyas management set to buy out chain

    The management of Robert Dyas hopes to complete a £30m buy-out of the high street hardware store chain. The team, led by...

  16. April 7, 2009

    Change Capital tastes ‘fantastic vintage’ for deals

    After seven months fighting to save Change Capital Partners’ investment in Robert Dyas and stop the hardware chain going...

  17. April 6, 2009

    Robert Dyas buy-out set to save 1,200 jobs

    More than 1,200 jobs are set to be saved at Robert Dyas after an 11th-hour deal between the high street hardware store...

  18. April 5, 2009

    MBO set to save 1,200 Robert Dyas jobs

    More than 1,200 jobs are set to be saved at Robert Dyas after an 11th-hour deal between the high street hardware store chain...

  19. FT Alphaville

    March 2, 2009

    Marks Rose & Spencer

    Stuart Rose is generally seen to have done a good job at Marks & Spencer, give or take the odd profits warning, attempts to...

  20. November 19, 2008

    New chief is facing a steep learning curve

    Nestlé yesterday lost a second senior director in two months, both of whom lost out to Paul Bulcke in last year's race to...

  21. October 2, 2008

    Rose may need to use secateurs on M&S's dividend

    When, in May 2000, Luc Vandevelde, Marks and Spencer's chairman and chief executive, cut the retailer's dividend, it was a...

  22. October 1, 2008

    Rose may need to use secateurs on M&S’s dividend

    When, in May 2000, Luc Vandevelde, Marks and Spencer’s chairman and chief executive, cut the retailer’s dividend, it was a...

  23. FT Alphaville

    September 2, 2008

    Onward fashions deal for Jil Sander

    Jil Sander, the German designer fashion label, was bought on Monday by Onward, the Japanese clothing group, in a deal...

  24. September 2, 2008

    Onward fashions deal for Jil Sander

    Jil Sander, the German designer fashion label, was yesterday bought by Onward, the Japanese clothing group, in a deal...

  25. August 7, 2008

    M&S stakebuilding talk helps reinforce mining foundations

    Marks and Spencer provided the main talking point yesterday as the London market rallied to its best level in nearly a...

  26. August 6, 2008

    FTSE moves ahead as miners rally

    Marks and Spencer provided the main talking point on Wednesday as the London market rallied to its best level in nearly a...

  27. April 1, 2008

    M&S directors face testy times

    Most of the Marks and Spencer non-executive board members face the first big test of their tenure as City investors muster...

  28. March 10, 2008

    Timeline: Sir Stuart’s reign at M&S

    Sir Stuart Rose, who restored the fortunes of one of the best known names in British retailing, now prepares to become...

  29. March 7, 2008

    End of an era for the Halley family

    The Halley family's decision to break up its shareholder pact marks the end of an era in French retailing. Through its...

  30. March 7, 2008

    Retailer thrown off course by shake-up

    José Luis Duran was publicly sanguine about the dramatic changes surrounding Carrefour's supervisory board yesterday;...

  31. March 7, 2008

    Halley family breaks investor pact

    The Halley family's decision to break up its shareholder pact marks the end of an era in French retailing. Through its...

  32. March 6, 2008

    Carrefour thrown off-course by shake-up

    José Luis Duran was publicly sanguine about the dramatic changes surrounding Carrefour’s supervisory board on Thursday....

  33. March 6, 2008

    Halleys dissolve Carrefour pact

    The boardroom upheavals at Carrefour, took an unexpected twist last night after the Halley family decided to cede its...

  34. March 5, 2008

    Halleys cede position at Carrefour

    The boardroom upheavals at Carrefour took an unexpected twist on Wednesday night after the Halley family decided to cede its...

  35. November 23, 2007

    Carrefour set to revamp French business

    Carrefour, the world's second largest retailer, last night said it was preparing to press the button on a huge upheaval of...

  36. June 5, 2007

    Diary: Love and Money

    “I’ve got Ferragamo under my skin.” Michele Norsa, chief executive of the Italian shoe brand, was almost singing during his...

  37. May 30, 2007

    Hillarys to be sold by Change Capital

    Hillarys, the supplier of made-to-measure blinds, is expected to be sold this week by Change Capital Partners, the private...

  38. May 1, 2007

    Investors vent fury at Carrefour

    Carrefourshareholders yesterday granted board seats to representatives of Bernard Arnault and Colony Capital after the pair...

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