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      Smiths: Value, Act 2

      An unkind view of activist investors’ modus operandi is as follows: Buy shares. Go public about holding. Bang on about...

    2. 22 hours ago

      ValueAct takes stake in Smiths Group

      ValueAct, the US activist hedge fund led by Jeff Ubben, has emerged as a shareholder in Smiths Group, just days after...

    1. July 7, 2015

      Smiths Group recruits Reynolds Smith as new chief

      Smiths Group, the FTSE 100 engineering conglomerate, has poached Andrew Reynolds Smith from GKN Automotive, to be its...

    2. FT Alphaville

      July 7, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - M&S clothes sales still threadbare

      Marks & Spencer’s boss will have a little explaining to do at the retailer’s annual meeting today, judging by its...

    3. March 18, 2015

      Corporate cash piles escape Osborne’s gaze

      Phew. The cash piles amassed by UK companies in recent years have once again escaped the government’s attention when it...

    4. December 19, 2014

      Smiths Group CEO Philip Bowman to step down

      Philip Bowman will step down as chief executive of Smiths Group next year, as the British engineering conglomerate...

    5. September 17, 2014

      Smiths Group struggles weigh on full-year earnings

      Smiths Group shares fell more than 5 per cent on Wednesday morning after the engineering conglomerate said weak...

    6. July 20, 2014

      Smiths’ chief still has ‘unfinished business’

      The chief executive of Smiths Group has admitted he is frustrated by the FTSE 100 engineering conglomerate’s inability...

    7. July 20, 2014

      Smiths clocks up centenary on the stock exchange

      From a shop selling watches to an engineering conglomerate that developed car speedometers, the autopilot landing and...

    8. March 19, 2014

      Partnership must show it still has a role

      JB Priestley had a neat line in plays that play around with the concept of time. Partnership Assurance, the annuities...

    9. March 19, 2014

      Medical division holds back Smiths Group

      Smiths Group has blamed the “inevitable disruption” of an approach for the engineer’s medical devices business for a...

    10. September 18, 2013

      Smiths Group: still here

      When Philip Bowman became chief executive of Smiths Group, few investors or analysts expected that the London-listed...

    11. September 18, 2013

      Fuller fund disclosure should be next step after RDR

      Back in the day, insurers funded a yearly sales conference aboard a cruise liner for favoured financial advisers. The...

    12. September 18, 2013

      Smiths Group pays £118m special dividend

      Shareholders in Smiths Group are in line for a £118m windfall, as lower exceptional charges pushed up the engineering...

    13. July 17, 2013

      Smiths Group in no hurry to follow Invensys’ footsteps

      The badinage of traders and executives gives financial scandals a moral punchline in public eyes. Controversy over...

    14. March 20, 2013

      Smiths sees bright future for scanners

      A new family of portable machines for assessing potential bomb threats on urban streets or the battlefield could give a...

    15. September 19, 2012

      Smiths Group shrugs off austerity effects

      Smiths Group, the engineering and technology conglomerate, has shrugged off the effects of government austerity...

    16. March 14, 2012

      Goldman revealed as an investment bank

      You would need to lead a sheltered existence to feel shocked by Greg Smith’s article “Why I am leaving Goldman Sachs”,...

    17. March 14, 2012

      Smiths Group echoes concerns at cuts

      Smiths Group, the UK-based engineering and technology conglomerate, became the latest company to warn about the impact...

    18. November 22, 2011

      Smiths Group shareholders rebel over pay

      Smiths Group has endured one of the biggest shareholder revolts on executive pay this year as fewer than three in five...

    19. September 28, 2011

      Smiths Group: where do its real strengths lie?

      If Smiths Group did not exist, it would be unwise to invent it. The UK conglomerate’s mix of businesses – airport...

    20. September 28, 2011

      Smiths cuts as defence spending dwindles

      Smiths Group has unveiled plans to make £40m of cost savings a year from its troublesome detection division, which...

    21. September 2, 2011

      Smiths buys US group for $235m

      Smiths Group unveiled a $235m acquisition on Friday that will further expand the US reach of its Smiths Interconnect...

    22. July 4, 2011

      Rise in spin-offs as groups focus on valuation

      A rising number of US ­companies have moved to streamline operations this year through asset sales and spin-offs in a...

    23. June 28, 2011

      Smiths chief hints at plans for sell-off

      Philip Bowman, chief executive of Smiths Group, on Tuesday gave his strongest indication to date that he plans to sell...

    24. June 9, 2011

      Smiths trails as hope of break-up fades

      Smiths Group lagged behind a buoyant London market as analysts played down hopes that the engineer would be broken up....

    25. May 30, 2011

      Correction: Philip Green

      ● Steve Mogford replaced Philip Green as chief executive of United Utilities, not Philip Bowman as wrongly stated in an...

    26. May 3, 2011

      Head of Smiths Group detection arm exits

      A further downturn in sales at Smiths Group‘s detection division, which provides bomb detectors to airports across the...

    27. March 23, 2011

      Smiths shrugs off slip at detection business

      Smiths Group, the engineering and technology company that in January rejected a £2.45bn takeover offer for its medical...

    28. March 16, 2011

      City sceptic strikes again

      Some people just don’t learn – which is lucky for us. Matthew Earl, a former Charles Stanley analyst now with Matrix,...

    29. February 8, 2011

      Scanning deals for Smiths Group

      From the Crunchie bar to contraband detectors, the former strategy chief at Cadbury has re-emerged at engineering...

    30. FT Alphaville

      January 18, 2011

      Smiths rejects £2.4bn Apax offer

      Shares in Smiths Group rose to a record on Monday after the global engineering and technology group rejected a £2.45bn...

    31. January 18, 2011

      Smiths’ deal duo

      All eyes on the dynamic duo at Smiths Group – chairman Donald Brydon and chief executive Philip Bowman – who have form...

    32. January 14, 2011

      Smiths rejects £2.45bn Apax offer for medical unit

      Shares in Smiths Group rose to a record high on Monday after the global engineering and technology group rejected a...

    33. September 29, 2010

      Smiths must go on making virtue of togetherness

      From General Electric to Smiths Group, conglomerates have at least one thing in common: they dislike being called...

    34. September 29, 2010

      Growth in margins gives boost to Smiths

      Smiths Group, the industrial engineer best known for its airport security scanners, delivered full-year profits ahead...

    35. March 25, 2010

      Smiths chief says government is failing business

      Philip Bowman, chief executive of Smiths Group, hit out at the government's business policy, citing a lack of support...

    36. March 25, 2010

      Oil to scanners

      Smiths Group chief Philip Bowman has hired former Venture Production finance director Peter Turner . Mr Turner made...

    37. March 24, 2010

      Smiths says UK government is failing business

      Philip Bowman, chief executive of Smiths Group, hit out at the government’s business policy, citing a lack of support...

    38. March 24, 2010

      Cost savings help Smiths offset sales drop

      Cost savings and strong cash generation helped Smiths Group, the UK engineering company best known for its airport...

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