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  1. October 29, 2012

    CVC co-founder Michael Smith to step down

    Michael Smith is to step down as chairman of CVC Capital Partners, the private equity investor that owns Formula One motor...

  2. FT Alphaville

    May 3, 2011

    ANZ posts weak profit growth

    Australia & New Zealand Banking Group, the worst performer among Australia’s four largest banking stocks this year, posted...

  1. November 21, 2010

    Macquarie in gas tie-up with Freeport LNG

    Macquarie is teaming up with energy company Freeport LNG to export US natural gas, in a move to gain from a boom in energy...

  2. September 29, 2009

    Asian businesses embrace optimism

    Asian business leaders are confident about economic recovery, according to a survey of companies that have a market...

  3. September 21, 2009

    Mind Candy beating recessionary monsters

    Michael Smith, chief executive of Mind Candy, the online games company, has had a good recession, writes Maija Palmer. "In a...

  4. July 13, 2009

    Greene invented shot glass chess

    From Ms Rhoda Koenig. Sir, Jonathan Moules reports (‘The schoolboy dream grows up’, July 8) that Michael Smith ‘brags that...

  5. July 10, 2009

    ANZ share sale raises A$2.2bn

    ANZ said yesterday it had raised a larger-thanexpected A$2.2bn (US$1.7bn) by selling shares to existing retail...

  6. July 9, 2009

    ANZ raises A$2.2bn in share sale

    ANZ said on Thursday it had raised a larger-than-expected A$2.2bn (US$1.7bn) by selling shares to existing retail...

  7. July 8, 2009

    London tops Silicon Valley for start-ups, says Firebox founder

    One of the most successful British pioneers of online retail insists that London, not Silicon Valley, is the best place to...

  8. July 8, 2009

    The schoolboy dream grows up

    Michael Smith appears bemused by my attire. As we walk through the offices of his company, Mind Candy, to the boardroom,...

  9. July 7, 2009

    Schoolboy dream grows up

    Michael Smith appears bemused by my attire. As we walk through the offices of his company, Mind Candy, to the boardroom,...

  10. May 7, 2009

    Retail banker with the Twitter touch

    Coming soon to a Royal Bank of Scotland retail branch near you is Brian Hartzer, the banker who has big shoes to fill when...

  11. FT Alphaville

    January 23, 2009

    Behind Thain’s ousting

    The sudden departure of John Thain from Bank of America,  described by BofA as “mutually agreed”, came after rising tensions...

  12. January 23, 2009

    $1m makeover

    John Thain was reported yesterday to have spent $1.2m redecorating his office last year. Mr Thain hired decorator Michael...

  13. December 6, 2007

    CVC takes soundings on €11bn buy-out fund

    CVC Capital Partners, one of Europe's most aggressive private equity firms, is canvassing investors about plans to raise a...

  14. December 6, 2007

    CVC sounds out €11bn fund

    CVC Capital Partners, one of Europe's most aggressive private equity firms, is canvassing investors about plans to raise an...

  15. December 5, 2007

    CVC tests waters for €11bn buy-out fund

    CVC Capital Partners, one of Europe’s most aggressive private equity firms, is canvassing investors about plans to raise an...

  16. November 2, 2007

    Networking for the benefit of others

    Dilkhwaz Ahmed, a San Diego-based Iraqi refugee, has a plan to help women tackle violence and injustice. She wants to create...

  17. November 1, 2007

    Auckland airport abandons Canadian proposal

    Auckland International Airport yesterday abandoned talks with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, saying that its...

  18. October 31, 2007

    Auckland Airport grounds CPPIB talks

    Auckland International Airport on Wednesday abandoned talks with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, saying that its...

  19. October 26, 2007

    ANZ to stick by expansion plan

    Michael Smith, Australia & New Zealand Banking Group's new chief executive, yesterday said that ANZ, Australia's third...

  20. October 26, 2007

    Ambitious ANZ needs to retain its home comforts

    When Michael Smith, the former head of HSBC's Asian operations, arrived in Sydney this month to take on the top job at...

  21. October 25, 2007

    Ambitious ANZ needs to retain its home comforts

    When Michael Smith, the former head of HSBC’s Asian operations, arrived in Sydney this month to take on the top job at...

  22. FT Alphaville

    October 15, 2007

    £50m pat on back for CVC chiefs

    CVC Capital Partners, the private equity group, has awarded as many as five of its partners pay-outs of as much as £50m each...

  23. October 15, 2007

    Fund success leads to bumper pay-outs at CVC

    CVC Capital Partners, the private equity group, has awarded as many as five of its partners pay-outs of as much as £50m each...

  24. September 5, 2007

    Tapping into success

    MTI Partners' deal to establish a venture capital fund to invest in research at Manchester University hopes to tap into a...

  25. FT Alphaville

    June 13, 2007

    HSBC executive to head ANZ

    ANZ, Australia’s third largest bank, on Tuesday sought to draw a line under months of uncertainty over its management by...

  26. June 13, 2007

    Observer: Tale of two southern cities

    Four years after completing a tumultuous posting to crisis-racked Argentina, Michael Smith is chucking in his job as Hong...

  27. June 13, 2007

    ANZ names HSBC man as head

    ANZ yesterday sought to draw a line under months of uncertainty over its management by appointing an outsider from HSBC as...

  28. June 12, 2007

    ANZ appoints HSBC executive as chief

    ANZ on Tuesday sought to draw a line under months of uncertainty over its management by appointing an outsider from HSBC as...

  29. May 1, 2007

    Shanghai turns to HSBC to revive fortunes

    The Shanghai stock exchange is courting HSBC and other high-profile foreign companies to list in mainland China as part of...

  30. February 3, 2007

    King size rise for Imperial Tobacco

    Imperial Tobacco climbed4 per cent to a fresh all-time high yesterday as the J Sainsbury takeover story took centre stage....

  31. February 2, 2007

    Sainsbury leads FTSE higher

    Imperial Tobacco climbed to a fresh all-time high on Friday but the J Sainsbury takeover story took centre stage in London....

  32. December 8, 2006

    'Bid' lights up cigarette makers

    The tobacco sector attracted plenty of interest aftercigarette maker Gallaher finally revealed it had received a bid...

  33. December 7, 2006

    Bourses up for fourth session amid M&A talk

    The tobacco sector attracted plenty of interest after Gallaher finally revealed it had received a bid approach. Altadis, the...

  34. November 28, 2006

    Boost to CVC global deal ambitions

    CVC Capital’s ambitions of becoming one of the few European houses able to compete for the biggest buy-out deals globally...

  35. September 9, 2006

    Unhappiness at banking value

    Only a fifth of business owners are happy that their bank offers them good value, according to a poll of 613 small and...

  36. June 16, 2006

    If they gave awards for attendance

    There were further signs of award dinner fatigue at Wednesday night's gala for Financial News' Decade of Excellence gongs....

  37. June 15, 2006

    Mudlark: If they gave awards for attendance...

    There were further signs of award dinner fatigue at Wednesday night’s gala for Financial News’ Decade of Excellence gongs,...

  38. April 20, 2006

    Possibility of bid for Altadis helps Imperial Tobacco light up Footsie

    Imperial Tobacco was one of the best performers in a FTSE 100 that closed at a five-year high yesterday, amid talk that the...

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