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Project Chart’s awkward route to Lima

Brito’s pursuit of SABMiller nearly halted in show of brinkmanship


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Expansionist vision: Carlos Brito, chief executive of AB InBev
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AB InBev’s Brito stays focused on work

Brewer’s chief specialises in pulling off ever bigger takeovers

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Takeover Panel rules help AB InBev deal

Deal between the brewer and SABMiller represents much-needed vindication of the new system

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AB InBev faces Pretoria scrutiny

South Africa looks for reassurances on jobs and local suppliers

Investors eye record Dell debt offering

PC maker expected to sell up to $15bn in junk bonds


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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

GE sells finance arm to Wells Fargo

Major step towards meeting goal of $200bn in asset sales

Merck names Stefan Oschmann as CEO

Leadership change comes as drugmaker looks to revitalise business

Asda poaches Sainsbury executive as COO

Roger Burnley lined up as possible successor to CEO Andy Clarke

Buffett fends off tougher reinsurer rules

Swiss Re boss praises investor’s intervention over stricter rules


Barclays: Return of the Wise Guys

Investment bankers given a new hope by arrival of Jes ‘Skytalker’ Staley

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SABMiller/AB InBev: style and substance

Top-up at the two brewers shows a little more money makes a big difference

SABMiller agrees to takeover by AB InBev

London-listed brewer accepts in principle £44-a-share proposal

Dell takes backdoor IPO path to EMC

Entrepreneur set to take his entire company public again

Dell-EMC: The empty shop

Potential bidders have two months to buy data storage company

Dell agrees $63bn acquisition of EMC

Bid for data storage group marks the biggest deal in tech history

AB InBev raises offer for SABMiller

Belgian-Brazilian brewer raises stakes in takeover battle

A North Sea oil rig

North Sea gas: bottom fishing

If Ineos is right then E&P share prices should float higher

An SABMiller brewery in Niger and a bottling plant in Harbin, where the brewer is owned by AB InBev
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SABMiller unchained melody jars AB InBev

Jan du Plessis played opposite number Carlos Brito like a cheap piano

Infosys: virtual reality

Expectations have been high for Infosys. Reality is biting back

US judges clamp down on M&A farce

Litigation ritual that accompanies mergers benefits lawyers rather than shareholders

Eurasia minority shareholders slam buyout

Questions raised over price offered at Russian oil services

Profits at Three climb ahead of O2 merger

UK mobile group sees turnround after years of poor returns

Glencore puts more assets up for sale

Group looks to sell Australian and Chilean mines

Workers labor at the roadside as Citigroup Inc. advertisements hang on concrete columns supporting an elevated track, operated by Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon Ltd., near DLF Cybercity in Gurgaon, India, on Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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Hopeful minority stays in ‘priority market’

Tempted by strong growth, players from UK to Singapore prepare for opportunity to open subsidiaries

Bottles of Miller Genuine Draft and Miller Light beer are seen in a bar in Brooklyn, NY

AB InBev urged to improve SABMiller bid

Pension fund manager PIC wants clarification of proposed listing

Barclays says Europe needs champion

Comments show angst among bankers at how sector is in retreat

Fund swims against social investment tide

Freedom Capital backs unpopular oil, coal and gun industries

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Ineos targets North Sea after $750m deal

Swiss group planning substantial investment in region

Olivier Bouhan, the CEO of Smith & Nephew.

Bohuon insists S&N can prosper on its own

UK medical device maker has long been seen as a potential target for bigger US rivals

Get rich quick with UK challenger banks

There is no shortage of interest in specialist lenders

Dell edges nearer to EMC deal

Cash and stock offer would value storage group at over $50bn

GE to sell $30bn chunk of finance unit

Wells Fargo in frame as move aims to help cut regulatory burden

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Sumner Redstone, ailing media titan

Nonagenarian owner of troubled empire has gone silent but is still in control, writes Matthew Garrahan

Colombian financier key to AB InBev bid

Brewer courts SABMiller investor on takeover

Top row, some of AB InBev's biggest brands. Bottom row, some of SABMiller's most well-known beers

Beer, coffee and vodka: scale of challenge

The proposed AB InBev/SABMiller deal shows where size matters — and where it does not

US television M&A: too many cooks

Strategic rationale is not the only thing that is odd about the proposed Media General/Meredith merger

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Bill Gross goes to court to settle scores

It’s about principle, not money, and readable filings certainly help

Bottles of Miller Genuine Draft and Miller Light beer are seen in a bar in Brooklyn, NY

SABMiller to raise savings in bid defence

Brewer expands target amid takeover battle with AB InBev

Payment processing company Worldpay has said it plans to raise £890m by listing its shares on the London stock market. The flotation could give the company a market value of nearly £4bn and push it into the FTSE 100 index of the largest UK-listed firms.

Worldpay narrows listing price range

Company shaves 10p off top and bottom of range

Sold: abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com

Google purchases domain name on back of Alphabet restructure