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

Small-cap Week, May 23

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This quarter’s global mergers and acquisitions activity and the deals and dealmakers involved

Disney: Let it grow

Bob Iger boldly bet on media content when he bought Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm — and it looks like money well spent

Bid hopes from US trigger Colt pick-up

FTSE 100 rises for a fifth straight day

UK pound store growth faces hurdles

Shifting landscape driving consolidation among discounters

Cable dealmaker more easyJet than jet set

Patrick Drahi’s $6.7bn deal belies his discreet style


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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

Ousted CEO digs in in lockout at Asia Resource Minerals

Miner’s shares suspended after failure to regain control

Reckitt faces regulatory friction on K-Y

UK watchdog raises concern over impact on competition

Regulator outlines scope of banking probe

FCA focus on choice and transparency in capital markets and M&A

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Interview: Michael and Yoel Zaoui on M&A

The brothers have advised on takeovers worth $152bn in two years

Chinese employment of US workers surges

Fivefold increase in 5 years to 80,000 jobs, US study finds

Enoc moves to buy out Dragon’s minorities

Deal would value crude producer’s equity at £3.6bn

Tullow jumps on South American optimism

FTSE 100 climbs to a fourth straight gain


Booker: boring but brilliant

Wholesaler’s purchase of Musgrave will increase exposure to south-east and add scale

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Electra prepares for rematch with Sherborne

Activist investor returns to circle private equity group

HP spins off Chinese server business

US hardware companies come under pressure in country

Liberty’s Malone shifts tone on Vodafone

US cable pioneer hints at deal for UK telecoms group

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Crystal Palace takeover talks break down

Negotiations were with US group led by billionaire Josh Harris

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Watchdog looks at bank account switching

CMA says barriers to entering the market are not a big problem

Altice: great white hope

Are seas of media big enough for both Patrick Drahi and John Malone?

Rothschild cools on Asia Resource offer

British financier and Russian partners pull back from takeover

GE offers IP rights to seal Alstom deal

Europe fears sale could distort competition in gas turbine market

GSK unmoved by broker talk of takeover

FTSE 100 rose 0.2 per cent to 7,007.26, its third straight gain

Cable & Wireless reports revenue growth

Telecoms group demerged with UK arm of business in 2010

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PartnerRe rejects fresh $6.8bn Exor bid

Italian suitor misleading investors, says Bermuda reinsurer

Activism not so good for shareholders

Research suggests only most disruptive activists deliver benefits

Slim looks set to reduce KPN stake

América Móvil to sell $3bn in convertible bonds

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Grupo Alfa close to Pacific Rubiales deal

Deal is largest buyout of Latin American energy group since 2011

John Malone, CEO of Discovery Holding Company. Photographed during an interview with the FT this morning.

John Malone comments lift Vodafone

Liberty Global signals shift in tone over merger prospects


Altice pushes into US with Suddenlink

European group agrees to buy 70% stake in US cable operator

Hackers breach Telstra ISP Pacnet

Attack potentially exposes data of thousands of customers

China’s Bocom acquires Brazil’s Banco BBM

Deal worth $173m latest foreign buyout by Chinese institutions

Yahoo moves to allay Alibaba tax fears

Group says change to spin-off rules would not affect ruling requests

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Online gaming: the Party’s over

Bwin saw revenue fall in all its business units

Massimo Zanetti: Segafredo moment

An interesting, if imperfect, coffee comes to market

Brussels approves Orange’s Jazztel acquisition

Takeover allowed after group agrees to sell optical fibre network

Google frames new future for Glass device

Tony Fadell says there are ‘no sacred cows’ in wearables review

EDF chief backs Areva nuclear takeover

Jean-Bernard Lévy defends ‘industrial logic’ of deal

OmniVision for a grounded China bull run

Private equity approach to relisting company in the country

Energy groups axe $100bn of spending

Delays and cancellations will curb output in coming years

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Strategy in action: the reinvention of BT

How the UK telecoms group got its swagger back — for now at least