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

Britain cuts itself adrift

By signalling the end to its membership the nation has casually wandered into a new world of risk


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

Dealmakers warn of chaos with UK tie-ups

Acquisitions will be harder to complete, but targets look cheap

Henkel buys Sun Products for €3.2bn

Deal is first big move by Henkel’s new chief executive

Succession stumbles for Softbank’s Son

Nikesh Arora’s departure reveals tensions

Iran names local partners for energy majors

Tehran steps closer to opening up oil and gasfields to investors


illustration of a private bank by Øivind Hovland ©Øivind Hovland

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

illustration by Nick Lowndes ©Nick Lowndes

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

Owner tried to book trip on BHS account

Chappell also took ‘hardship’ advance, according to former chief

Fastweb and Iliad lead race to start Italy

CK Hutchison and VimpelCom to spin off infrastructure in country

Philippine companies start to spread wings

Rise in outbound M&A aided by expansion of domestic debt markets

Slower deal activity set to sap bond sales

M&A deal volumes have fallen by more than a fifth this year

Ali Health: couples therapy

An awkward partnership in a promising market

Kering chief slaps down Puma sale talk

French luxury group says athletic brand is ‘on track’

Dave Lewis, CEO of Tesco, photographed at OSB this morning.

Tesco: killing Phil’s darlings

Dave Lewis quick to sell his predecessors’ vanity acquisitions

©FT montage; Getty Images

Musk moves to unify his energy groups

Founder calls on shareholders to support his bid to buy SolarCity

BHS documents explain ex-owner’s payments

Chappell says he took £2.6m in payments connected to the retailer

Competition clouds solar power prospects

Tesla’s SolarCity bid comes as sector returns are under pressure

Axa: going steady

The French insurer wants to prevent accidents, not just pay out after they happen

©FT montage

Supercell sets out to win clash of gamers

Finnish group behind ‘Clash of Clans’ hopes to tap into 1bn Chinese internet users

Treasury Wine: fending off private equity

Chief executive Clarke explains his strategy

Homebase stores to be rebranded Bunnings

Owner of DIY group to rename 12 UK stores in pilot programme

Poland can learn from Hungary bank truce

Budapest’s stake in Erste Hungary comes with a peacekeeping force

PORT MORESBY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - JUNE 8: In this handout image provided by PNGFM News, protesters and police are seen during an anti-government protest at the University of Papua New Guinea on June 8, 2016 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Several people were injured today when police reportedly shot at students protesting against PNG Prime Minister O'Neill at University of Papua New Guinea. It is unclear whether anyone was killed and how many were injured during the clash. (Photo by PNGFM News via Getty Images)

Papua New Guinea eyes bond market debut

Government representatives to meet investors

Tesla-SolarCity: storm ahead

The planned deal looks like a bailout between two Elon Musk companies that investors will vote down

Musk uses Tesla to buy SolarCity

Electric carmaker shares fall 13% on bid for related solar power company

SoftBank shake-up hints at tensions

Resignation of Japanese tech group’s president followed internal friction

Political fears hit foreign investment

Brexit, election uncertainty causing companies to delay plans

Telefónica eyes O2 float to raise funds

Spanish telecoms group opens talks with banks about IPO process

Supercell has focused on a small number of titles

Tencent buys stake in Clash of Clans’ maker

Chinese tech group acquires asset from SoftBank

Oi in Brazil’s biggest bankruptcy filing

Telecoms operator weighed down by $19bn of debt

Tesco retreats to UK with selling spree

Chief has been undoing retailer’s attempts to spread across globe

Chinese construction companies stage a second act overseas

Low cost base will give them a competitive advantage

Election rhetoric weighs on US investment

Protectionist messages spark deepest concerns ‘in 25 years’

Walmart sells China ecommerce arm

Deal with JD.com will see US retailer take a stake in the group

Twitter buys ‘small and mighty’ Magic Pony

Deal for start-up comes amid push to bolster video capability


Big buyouts slow amid Brexit uncertainty

Private equity deals in Europe fall by a third in first half

CC09HR Cars entering the Merry Hill shopping centre West Midlands UK. Image shot 12/2011. Exact date unknown.
©Peter Lopeman/Alamy

Retail property deals hint at value drop

Concerns over structural impact of ecommerce on the industry

JLR ‘copycat’ claim hit by patent ruling

Authorities in China declare patent ‘invalid’ after carmaker sues

C2JKT5 Majestic Wine store sign
©Kumar Sriskandan/Alamy

Majestic Wine sales boosted by Naked deal

Profits at specialist wine retailer dragged down by costs of takeover

Brexit would cause constitutional ‘havoc’

EU laws bound up in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland statutes

Fleet Street eyes moves to fight slowdown

Newspapers look at unifying advertising sales operations

Morgan Stanley lures M&A lawyer to UK unit

Rawlinson to be new chairman of investment banking in London