All the latest news on deals and dealmaking from around the world

Simon Robey (left) and Simon Warshaw

Robey Warshaw gains ground on big banks

Boutique advisory firm collects almost £24m in revenues


Investment banking league tables
This quarter’s global mergers and acquisitions activity and the deals and dealmakers involved

Exor sweetens $6.8bn PartnerRe bid

Elkann appeals to investors to scuttle rival Axis offer

Karen Cook takes senior Goldman post

Star banker has built an enviable list of large-cap clients

Stakes are high in global potash pursuit

Successful K+S bid would give PotashCorp a quarter of supply


German media groups revive deal talks

ProSieben and Axel Springer look to counter dominance of Google


illustration of a private bank by Øivind Hovland ©Øivind Hovland

Switzerland, strategies, competition, crisis fallout, technology, emerging markets, recruitment, consolidation

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Insight into M&A in the technology, media and tele-communications sector

LVMH gives luxury fashion house free hand

Loro Piana has kept its development strategy unchanged

Teva set to lift Mylan bid to up to $43bn

Israeli group plans new push to consolidate generic drug industry

CAA hires top dealmaker for growth role

Acquisition strategy as talent agency industry rocked by wars

PE firms embrace Italian fashion revival

Buyout groups shrug off past failures


Insurance M&A on track for record year

Cheap borrowing and efficiency seeking fuel a boom in M&A with 2015 on track to be a record year

When managers withhold information, other narratives fill the void
©Lloyd Thatcher

How rumour and gossip oil office life

Back-channel chatter can have helpful and harmful consequences, writes psychotherapist Naomi Shragai

China accelerates US corporate exodus

Equities rout hobbles owners’ search for higher valuations at home

Signage for the Jurys Inn Islington, owned and operated by Jurys Doyle Hotel Group, is seen on Pentonville Road in central London, Wednesday, March 22, 2006. Photographer: Adrian Brown/Bloomberg News

Lone Star to create £1bn UK hotel group

US firm brings together Jurys Inn, Puma Hotels under Amaris brand

Turkish banking heads for consolidation

ING enters talks to buy HSBC’s operations

Dan Schulman, president and CEO of Paypal
©Thor Swift

Dan Schulman, PayPal: flip-flops or suit

The man who will lead the payments group after its eBay spin-off

Dan Schulman, president and CEO of Paypal
©Thor Swift

PayPal on takeover trail after eBay split

Chief says acquisitions a priority using $6bn war chest

Janus buys majority interest in Kapstream

Move of Bill Gross’s new company will expand fixed-income team


Aetna to buy Humana for $37bn

Merger creates second-biggest US managed care group

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Boardroom trades, July 4

Deals at Speedy Hire, Unite Group, Homeserve and Computacenter

Israeli gas: offshore waves

Netanyahu is right to exploit abundant energy opportunities

Monsanto challenges Syngenta resistance

US agribusiness group may seek alternative targets

Minecraft illustration by Lindsay Lombard
©Lindsay Lombard

Making money the Minecraft way

As devoted fans meet in London, what does the future hold?


Optimal expects go-ahead on Skrill dea

Online payments group eyes LSE listing with €1.1bn deal

Sabadell warned on IT integration of TSB

Banking experts query cost of bringing UK challenger on board

Dixons Carphone confounds merger sceptics

Combined group strikes US deal with Sprint as profit strengthens

K+S rejects PotashCorp’s offer as too low

German group says Canadian company undervalued new operation

Fosun bets on European property

Chinese group previously bought Club Med and Thomas Cook

Suspicious trading at historic low in UK

Abnormal price movements preceded 13.9 per cent of deals in 2014

Evan Greenberg

Chubb deal shows Greenberg’s ambitions

CEO’s 15th transaction is another step towards an insurance empire

Dixons Carphone to open US stores

Retailer sets sights across Atlantic with plans for 500 stores

US banks boost growth as Europe loses out

Trend illustrates how financial power is moving to Wall Street

US to test Dixons Carphone’s tech stamina

Honeybee software generates buzz in retail collaboration

Hong Kong share suspensions irk investors

South China Morning Post among 36-strong list

Surge in deals lifts City law firms

Managing partners expect level of activity to continue

PayPal dips into war chest for Xoom deal

Move into international transfers ahead of eBay split

Evan Greenberg

Greenberg’s Ace buys Chubb for $28.3bn

Biggest tie-up in insurance industry in two decades

Evan Greenberg

Insurance M&A: Chubb-y premium

Low interest rates can lead to defensive M&A

Electrolux $3.3bn bid faces antitrust suit

Deal to buy GE appliances business challenged

Submission guidelines for 2015

How to enter your submission for this year’s ranking and awards

US shale stymied by Saudi, says Shell CEO

Van Beurden defends £55bn deal to buy BG Group