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

Norway’s oil fund looks to drop coal power utilities

30% threshold to define fossil-dependent power generators


Investment banking league tables
This quarter’s global mergers and acquisitions activity and the deals and dealmakers involved
Sir Roy Gardner
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Serco appoints City veteran as chairman

Sir Roy Gardner joins as group seeks to repair its fortunes

Avago in late stage talks to buy Broadcom

A deal would create a chipmaker with a $70bn enterprise value

Synergy sinks as takeover talks teeter

UK stocks climb as Greek deal hopes trigger wider market rebound

An impression of the London city skyline containing thr new scalpel-shaped skyskraper that WR Berkley are planning to build.

Wall St banks top London bonus league

European lenders increasingly cede market share to US rivals


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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

Saudi Arabia: outta gas

The kingdom has its own energy problem to fix

Zijin Mining: happy to help

Frothy A share valuations mean China group can buy up mines on the cheap

Quindell founder Rob Terry

Rob Terry regains control of Quindell unit

Entrepreneur funds purchase of 49% stake in video services group

Drahi says Altice was not ready to buy TWC

Cable group determined to expand but not at any cost

IAG chief eyes deals in Europe not Asia

Group to leave eastern acquisitions to others that are ‘braver’

Sika family in fresh St Gobain lawsuit

Burkards to appeal against voting restriction

Japan’s Line concedes lack of global reach

WhatsApp rival says it must globalise ahead of likely IPO

O’Leary has whip hand over Aer Lingus

Ryanair chief must strike a careful balance to maximise the benefits to be extracted from IAG

Irish pride assuaged in Aer Lingus deal

Promise on jobs, routes and growth sway support for sale of stake to IAG

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Vox Media buys Recode in all-stock deal

Silicon Valley veterans Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg to stay on

Illustration shows people waiting at a bus stop with brands replacing their bodies while they use smart phones and tablets

Apple’s core business adds value

Times may be difficult for some companies, but big technology groups are booming

Irish government clears IAG’s Aer Lingus bid

Stake purchase still must pass the Dáil

Pfizer-AstraZeneca — deal that never was

How pharma groups are faring after thwarted merger

Regulators await Charter’s $90bn plan

Malone company aims to create second-biggest US cable group

Ofcom warns of spectrum move

Regulator to award bandwidth if one group becomes too dominant

For entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs: OakNorth’s Rishi Khosla
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Rishi Khosla: challenger banking pioneer

Fundraising difficulties inspired the creation of a start-up lender

To innovate, acquire proven entrepreneurs

LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman on the art of importing and keeping business builders

Greene King-Spirit deal nears approval

Regulator ready to accept offer to sell off 16 pubs

Samsung group: money for nothing

It is hard to see how latest proposed merger generates value

Zijin strikes deals with western miners

Chinese group seals ventures with Barrick Gold and Ivanhoe

Japan Inc lowers sights after bumper year

Japanese multinationals feel pressure after record profits

Samsung plans $8bn unit merger

Next generation of group’s founding family looks to secure control

Suntory to buy JT’s vending machine arm

Deal worth Y150bn includes tobacco group’s two beverage brands

TWC battle highlights industry upheaval

Aftershocks expected as Charter closes in for cable TV group

Charter nears deal for Time Warner Cable

Malone close to winning contest with Altice in US cable battle

Care UK in talks to sell division to Mears

Group seeks to add more residential care homes for elderly

Independence in A$1.8bn deal for Sirius

Sirius’s rags-to-riches story ends with A$1.8bn deal

Scepticism over Fiat chief’s mergers call

Marchionne may have ulterior motives, industry insiders say

Malone battles Altice for Time Warner Cable

US tycoon’s Charter ready to pay large premium for control

A Costcutter store in West Yorkshire

Costcutter owner calls for more mergers

‘Smaller number of big players’ needed, says Sir Michael Bibby

Corporate diary: May 25 — May 29

Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters

Suffering Australian miners turn to pot

Resources groups swap mechanical diggers for medicinal marijuana

National Grid pension: flood of interest

Power network operator to offload its £17bn retirement fund

The week: May 25

Hong Kong’s regulator forced to defend its policing of the market

Small-cap Week, May 23

Tungsten, Zytronic, Quantum Pharma and Mar City featured