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

Uber acquires mapping start-up deCarta

Deal may allow tech group to reduce reliance on Google services


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

HP: trying to win

The $2.7bn Aruba deal will do little to boost the Enterprise unit

BPI-BCP tie-up urged to thwart Caixabank

African billionaire says proposal would create Lisbon-based bank


Citi to sell OneMain to Springleaf

Former AIG unit becomes biggest subprime lender in $4.25bn deal

Glencore chief upbeat on oil trading

Strong performance predicted if market trends persist


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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

Gordon Dyal to retire from Goldman Sachs

Dealmaker leaving after Goldman reshuffles M&A team line-up

Orange/Telecom Italia: wrong number

It’s hard to envision enough cost cuts to justify a deal

Brooks takes digital leap at Storyful

Job at social media news site marks switch from career in print

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Unilever to buy REN skincare brand

Consumer goods group boosts personal care business

NTT buys E-shelter data centre provider

European digital storage competition intensifies

Vivendi shares tumble after Altice deal

Anger over decision to accept €3.9bn offer for Numericable-SFR

GSK-Novartis deal ‘a model’ for industry

Pharma groups bet heavy on ‘precision M&A’

Lord Browne's brief was to to inject more business acumen into the civil service
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Lord Browne — master of reinvention

The oil industry peer has joined forces with his adversary in the TNK-BP battle

Gannett settles dispute with Icahn

Activist investor drops proxy fight with publishing company

Dealmaking saga over GFI nears conclusion

Shareholders vote down deal with CME to support BGC

Samsung: firestorm

Electronics group is making some smarter moves

Abu Dhabi starts Claridge’s bidding war

Claridge’s, Connaught and Berkeley targeted in £1.6bn offer

Activist investors carried by bull run

Why a bear market will hit activists again, as it did in 2008

Trinity Mirror eyes online acquisitions

Pre-tax profits rise as media group reduces debt

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Chipmaker NXP to buy Freescale

Dutch group to pay $11bn for US rival

Fridman legal threat over North Sea block

Russian billionaire’s plans run in to fear of more sanctions

Orange eyes tie-up with Telecom Italia

Chief Richard talks of ‘attractive’ consolidation opportunity

RSA cautions on pension liabilities

Chief says schemes could swallow up proceeds from break-up

Wood Mackenzie seeks £2bn listing

Energy consultancy valuation adds to pressure on bidders

Life away from BHP Billiton’s mother ship

South32 chief confident returns could outstrip those of parent

Chi-Med poised for China drug milestone

Cancer treatments set to be filed for regulatory approval in 2016

Companies diary: March 2 - March 6

Diary commentary from FT reporters


Irish food producers hunger for more

Kerry and Glanbia have grown from co-op roots to being key operators in global nutrition

London's financial district, known as the Square Mile
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Takeover Panel takes aim at small-caps

Armour chairman’s public censure is an M&A warning to others

Pharma is in Woodford’s investment DNA

Neil Woodford is fascinated by the opportunity to benefit society and deliver great returns

WoodMac considers £1.6bn takeover bids

Buyout group Hellman & Friedman exploring exit options

RWE Dea AG's Mittelplate oil drilling and production island is seen in the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea, off the coast of northern Germany. Source: RWE Dea AG via Bloomberg

UK blocks sale of North Sea fields to Fridman fund

Risk that Russia sanctions could affect UK energy production

Lord Browne
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Browne makes dealmaking comeback

Ex-BP man joins $10bn venture with Russian billionaire Fridman

Vivendi exits telecoms in €3.9bn deal

French group accepts Altice offer for Numericable-SFR stake

Management Buyouts: Trust issues

The dilemma is this: the boss has the inside perspective on the value of the company


Nikon buys Optos for £259m

Japanese group diversifying into medical technology

ITV confirms talks with The Voice maker

UK commercial broadcaster eyes €500m deal for Talpa

Google Ventures’ Europe arm taps Kobalt

Group leads $60m investment round in UK music technology start-up

26 July, 2006 - PIC: JACK ATLEY/ BLOOMBERG NEWS - STORY: RIO TINTO MINE - PIC SHOWS: A heavy earth moving truck is seen inside the Tom Price Iron Ore mine, operated by Rio Tinto, in north Western Australia, Australia, Wednesday 26 July, 2006. Photographer: Jack Atley/Bloomberg News.

Rio cost-cuts point to possible coal sale

Commodity price slump prompts miner to restructure businesses

Backton Lee Tunnel

Consortiums named for London super sewer

Winning groups provisionally confirmed for £4.2bn project