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

Evercore buys ISI for up to $440m

Groups plan to merge their institutional equities operations


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

Microsoft files complaint against Samsung

Software group seeks to enforce Android licensing deal

Small-cap Week, August 2

Featuring Huntsworth, Stadium Group, Inland Homes and Redhall

Allergan sues suitors for insider trading

Drugmaker accuses Valeant and Bill Ackman of ‘improper’ scheme

Iliad founder sets off on $15bn US odyssey

Even the French elite hail Niel’s audacity on T-Mobile


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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

Tough regulation stalls big mergers

Number of smaller tie-ups has rebounded in second quarter

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IMI plans to double operating profit

Chief executive focuses on acquisitions as well as organic growth

Scientific Games to buy Bally for $5.1bn

Deal is latest effort to consolidate global gaming industry

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Shareholders approve Fiat-Chrysler merger

Approval paves way for new group’s US listing

Woodside investors reject A$2.7bn buyback

Deal to buy back 9.5% stake in gas group voted down

Diageo chief vows to stay the course

Menezes on distiller’s woes: ‘This is not the time to retreat’

Investor, by their writedowns so shall you know them

‘Exceptionals’ in Lloyds, Shell, and Diageo results

Iliad bids for control of T-Mobile US

$29.5bn valuation from French upstart upends Sprint bid chances

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Drug pricing: Bitter pill

A hepatitis treatment’s soaring price is prompting the debate that most alarms the industry

Milford Haven sale saves 400 jobs

Klesch Group buys Welsh facility after four years on market

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Schroders defies passive investment trend

Asset manager’s strong results contrast with rival Aberdeen

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Strong pound dents profits at Weir Group

Adverse currency movements and weak mining growth hit revenues

Sanofi predicts ‘wave’ of new launches

Full-year guidance raised as diabetes drug lifts US sales

BG warns over Egyptian operations

Post-tax profit in first half up 9% to $2.4bn

RTL buys online video advertising group

Europe’s biggest broadcasting group snaps up US’s SpotXchange


AstraZeneca raises full-year guidance

Second-quarter results beat consensus market forecasts

Balfour Beatty ends talks with Carillion

Abrupt move opens way for takeover battle

Alibaba talks could price Snapchat at $10bn

Wide valuations after speculative discussions on stake

AMC in talks for BBC America stake

US group may take 50 per cent of channel

AstraZeneca deal targets Almirall drugs

Deal reinforces challenge AstraZeneca poses to GlaxoSmithKline

Easy credit conditions benefit the few

Danger signs despite improving economic conditions in Europe

CME buys GFI software business

Exchange takes advantage of European energy market deregulation

Tullow writes off $400m for exploration

Africa-focused miner reports half-year loss of $95m

Germany: Bank balance

After a public bailout, five Landesbanks now face threatening ECB stress tests

Carlyle profits up 92% amid sell-offs

Private equity house narrowly misses expectations

Unilever says locals are biggest rivals

Challenge in emerging markets is from homegrown operators

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Ecolab: a good merger?

What makes big mergers work well?

ITV dismisses Liberty takeover rumours

Chief executive Crozier says group has seen decline in audience

Rio ends chapter with Mozambique coal sale

Miner to receive $50m for assets it paid billions for in 2011

Barclays tops FTSE after earnings

Profits beat forecasts at High St bank

Oando sales Nigerian oil deal

Deal points up rise in homegrown Nigerian oil groups

Klépierre to take over Corio in mall deal

Combined group to have 182 shopping centres

US-style mall consolidation lands in Europe

Simon Property Group became dominant player through mergers

Twitter: keeping the ball rolling

World Cup adds to good second-quarter results, but can the momentum continue?

Democrats move to punish tax ‘deserters’

Bill denies federal contracts to companies that redomicile