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  1. July 20, 2014

    J Christopher Flowers: after the storm, the deals

    J Christopher Flowers grimaces as he remembers what a “lonely place” it was to be a private equity investor specialising in...

  2. July 7, 2014

    Beware what wearable technology tells the market about CEO health

    While waiting in a big Manhattan hospital about 15 years ago, I glimpsed the chairman of one of the world’s biggest banks in...

  1. April 24, 2014

    Michael Dell prunes gardening portfolio

    Michael Dell is pruning his portfolio with the likely sale of ValleyCrest, his corporate gardening company, to Brickman, a...

  2. April 10, 2014

    Activist investor Icahn gains little after agreeing truce with eBay

    Activist investor Carl Icahn has called off his assault on eBay, ending with few of the spoils he had been seeking in his...

  3. March 10, 2014

    Music company Kobalt valued at $250m after stake sale

    Kobalt, the fast-growing music services company that represents songwriters such as Paul McCartney, has been valued at $250m...

  4. The World

    January 22, 2014

    Davos morning: Internet of things, fitness challenges and China

    #Davos Everyone who is anyone is talking about Xi's consolidation of power in China - a combo of Mao and the market —...

  5. September 24, 2013

    Dell financing: lucky turn

    Timing is everything in stand-up comedy and in the bond market. Apple’s $17bn fundraising in April took place just before...

  6. September 13, 2013

    Letter from Lex: Bond back in fashion

    Mr Bond is back in fashion. Not James Bond, but Verizon bonds. The US telecoms company went to market asking for $20bn to...

  7. FT Alphaville

    September 13, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian stocks fell, with the regional benchmark index on course to snap an 11-day rally, as the U.S. and Russia hold...

  8. FT Alphaville

    September 12, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Why Michael Woodford thinks the Fed should taper. - More money than Thor (on the Norwegian SWF). -...

  9. September 12, 2013

    Dell: founders keepers

    While Michael Dell sighs with relief now that shareholders have finally approved his buyout of the computer maker he...

  10. September 12, 2013

    Dell shareholders back $24.8bn buyout

    Michael Dell pulled off his hotly contested $24.8bn buyout of the PC maker that bears his name on Thursday, turning the...

  11. FT Alphaville

    September 9, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - How robots can serve a growing senior population. - “If human history turns on the tilt of the...

  12. September 9, 2013

    Carl Icahn abandons Dell pursuit with parting shot

    Carl Icahn has abandoned his attempt to thwart the buyout of Dell, once the world’s biggest maker of personal computers,...

  13. September 8, 2013

    Dell set to seal shareholder backing

    Technology billionaire Michael Dell is this week finally set to win shareholder backing for his contentious $24.8bn buyout...

  14. August 19, 2013

    Rewards of social chat are worth the risks

    Is it any wonder that so many companies still feel uncertain about taking on the risks and rewards of social media? In July,...

  15. August 2, 2013

    Last-ditch compromise revives Dell buyout prospects

    The prospects for Michael Dell’s buyout of the PC company he founded rose dramatically on Friday as a special committee of...

  16. July 31, 2013

    Dell’s $24bn bid left hanging by a thread

    Michael Dell’s $24bn bid to take the company he founded private was hanging by a thread on Wednesday, after Dell’s special...

  17. FT Tech Hub

    July 24, 2013

    Dell bidding war: The story so far

    Michael Dell and US private equity firm Silver Lake Partners have once again increased their offer for Dell Inc, to $13.75 a...

  18. July 24, 2013

    Dell and Silver Lake seek bid rule change

    Michael Dell has asked for a relaxation of the shareholder voting rules at Dell to ease his troubled $24.4bn buyout of the...

  19. July 16, 2013

    Michael Dell faces buyout ultimatum from large shareholders

    Michael Dell faces a last-minute ultimatum from some of his company’s biggest shareholders to raise his $24.4bn buyout offer...

  20. July 12, 2013

    Carl Icahn tries again to derail Dell buyout

    Carl Icahn has tried again to throw a spanner in the works of Dell’s $24.4bn buyout plan. The veteran activist investor’s...

  21. July 8, 2013

    Investor advisory groups back Dell buyout

    Michael Dell’s attempt to buy back control of the PC maker he founded as a student 29 years ago received an important boost...

  22. July 5, 2013

    Dell: second thoughts

    Good news, Michael Dell. Your dogged attempts to talk down the prospects of your company seem to have worked. Just not in...

  23. July 3, 2013

    Dell directors ask founder to increase buyout offer

    The Dell directors overseeing the PC makers’ planned $24.4bn buyout have gone back to founder Michael Dell to ask for more...

  24. June 24, 2013

    Investor advisory group ISS lobbied in Dell fight

    An independent committee of Dell directors and dissident investor Carl Icahn took their rival arguments over the disputed...

  25. June 21, 2013

    Michael Dell lays out personal pitch for $24bn buyout

    The jockeying over the proposed $24bn buyout of PC maker Dell entered its final stages on Friday as founder Michael Dell...

  26. June 7, 2013

    Letter from Lex: corporate coronation

    On the anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, one wonders what would happen if a chief executive spent 60 years at...

  27. beyondbrics

    June 3, 2013

    Infosys: Murthy's return boosts stock but raises doubts

    embed1 Shares in Infosys, the Indian IT group, bounced up 5.5 per cent on Monday morning, after the weekend announcement...

  28. May 31, 2013

    Dell board recommends Silver Lake offer

    The board of Dell has recommended that shareholders accept an offer from Michael Dell and Silver Lake to buy the company and...

  29. May 10, 2013

    Dell shareholders weigh up Icahn proposal

    Can Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management do enough to prod Dell into reconsidering its contested agreement of a...

  30. May 5, 2013

    Soros and Dell back Waypoint helicopter leasing group

    The funds of two of the world’s highest-profile individual investors – Michael Dell and George Soros – are betting on future...

  31. April 19, 2013

    Dell fight looms despite Blackstone exit

    The best hope for Dell shareholders of a bid to top the $24.4bn agreed buyout of the personal computer maker were dashed...

  32. April 7, 2013

    Buyout conundrum for Dell founder

    Michael Dell’s ambition of regaining majority ownership and control of the PC company that bears his name is set to become a...

  33. March 29, 2013

    Dell bid first proposed by Southeastern

    Michael Dell was first approached about taking his personal computer maker private by Southeastern Asset Management, the...

  34. FT Alphaville

    March 27, 2013

    The Closer

    Flat, light-volume, US stocks. The S&P 500 closed down 0.1 per cent at 1,562.85, still looking for that record high...

  35. March 26, 2013

    Dell the unlikely target for financiers

    A company grappling with a deteriorating core market, a near quarter sales slide in its consumer business and awaiting a...

  36. FT Alphaville

    March 26, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE A case for Cypriot National Equity: Guest writer Chris Cook, a senior research fellow...

  37. FT Alphaville

    March 26, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Cyprus banks to stay closed for days: “Cypriot banks will remain closed until Thursday, the government announced on Monday...

  38. FT Alphaville

    March 25, 2013

    The Closer

    Within a point of the record high — and then it fell. The S&P 500 rose as high as 1,564.91 on Monday, just below its 2007...

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