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  1. April 8, 2014

    Tech IPOs must address a more critical audience

    It is more like a slow puncture in a tyre than the pricking of a bubble. Compared with the sharp share price falls of some...

  2. March 27, 2014

    Babcock shares fall after rights issue to fund £1.6bn Avincis deal

    Babcock International moved one step closer to becoming the ultimate ‘boys’ toys’ company when the British engineering group...

  1. March 25, 2014

    RSA kicks off another emergency cash call

    For longstanding investors in Royal and Sun Alliance, it must have seemed like groundhog day. Little more than a decade...

  2. March 25, 2014

    Discounted rights issues that came with a heavy price

    When it comes to discounted rights issues, RSA – and the insurance sector – has form.The exit of Bob Mendelsohn, then chief...

  3. March 25, 2014

    Hester revisits pay pressure as RSA shareholders query bonus plan

    Stephen Hester, the banker dragged into successive pay rows when he led Royal Bank of Scotland, is now facing questions from...

  4. March 20, 2014

    Intu cements retail centre dominance with Westfield acquisitions

    Shopping mall owner Intu has cemented its dominant position in UK retail space leasing with the acquisition of three centres...

  5. March 20, 2014

    Don’t expect Malone the ‘cable cowboy’ to ride into the sunset

    When Comcast delivered its surprise bid for Time Warner Cable last month, most observers assumed it would knock the...

  6. March 19, 2014

    Monte dei Paschi: goodnight Siena

    Slowly but surely, Siena is withdrawing from Monte dei Paschi di Siena. A foundation based in the Tuscan city (and...

  7. March 14, 2014

    Li Ka-shing steps back from ports business

    Two of Hong Kong’s biggest tycoons have taken diverging approaches in adjusting their portfolios, as Cheng Yu Tung’s...

  8. March 13, 2014

    Malone chooses rights issue over Sirius deal

    John Malone’s Liberty Media has dropped its bid to buy a minority stake in Sirius XM, the satellite radio operator, in...

  9. March 7, 2014

    RSA poaches Irish fixer from rival insurer

    Stephen Hester has lured the head of one of RSA’s biggest rivals in Ireland to spearhead the insurer’s attempts to recover...

  10. March 4, 2014

    Premier Foods completes £1.1bn refinancing package

    Premier Foods will be “liberated from its past” through a £1.1bn refinancing package and a pensions deal, chief executive...

  11. March 4, 2014

    Serco profits plummet after string of embarrassments

    Serco revealed a 62 per cent drop in profits on Tuesday as it admitted that chasing sales at the expense of customer service...

  12. February 27, 2014

    New RSA chief Stephen Hester wastes no time making an impact

    It is results day for Royal Bank of Scotland, and Stephen Hester is unveiling another widespread restructuring plan, along...

  13. February 27, 2014

    RSA: insurance policy

    Investment metaphysics, law 1: risk and reward are eternally linked. For years, the income-hungry shareholders of the...

  14. February 27, 2014

    RSA launches £775m rights issue and widespread restructuring

    Stephen Hester has pressed the button on a plan to strengthen RSA’s finances by about £1.5bn including one of the biggest...

  15. February 26, 2014

    Hester moves to shore up RSA balance sheet with £1.5bn boost

    Stephen Hester is finalising plans to shore up RSA’s balance sheet by as much as £1.5bn with one of the biggest equity...

  16. February 26, 2014

    The Co-op’s retreat from farms is just the first skirmish

    The Co-operative Group is beating its ploughshares into swords. The beleaguered mutual will sell its farms and use the...

  17. February 23, 2014

    RSA eyes rights issue to shore up balance sheet

    Stephen Hester is looking to raise hundreds of millions of pounds more from RSA’s shareholders than some investors...

  18. February 17, 2014

    Fridge wars salvo lifts Dixons

    The fridge wars escalated on Monday, with Dixons launching a counterattack against AO, its soon to be listed rival. AO,...

  19. January 31, 2014

    Premier Foods puts final touches to rights issue

    Premier Foods is expected to announce a rights issue and debt refinancing package within the next six weeks after appointing...

  20. FT Alphaville

    January 31, 2014

    A CoCo Cyprus bank trade

    Easy to forget now that the crisis-spotters have moved on to EM from the eurozone… but we’re almost coming to the first...

  21. January 27, 2014

    Banco Popolare €1.5bn rights issue sends bank shares down

    Shares in Italian banks fell sharply on Monday after Banco Popolare, Italy’s fifth-largest bank by assets, announced a...

  22. FT Alphaville

    January 21, 2014

    Peugeot et le patriotisme

    L’Etat intervient de multiples manières: il organise la résistance économique lorsque que nous avons des défaillances...

  23. December 29, 2013

    Profumo threatens to quit over Monte dei Paschi cash call

    Alessandro Profumo, chairman of Monte dei Paschi di Siena, will decide by the middle of January whether to quit after rebel...

  24. December 28, 2013

    Monte Paschi shareholders vote to delay cash call

    SIENA, Italy, Dec 28 – Monte dei Paschi di Siena has been forced to delay a vital €3bn ($4.1bn) share sale to raise capital...

  25. December 23, 2013

    Premier Foods seeks pension fund deal to slash liabilities

    Premier Foods is in talks with trustees of its pension fund about a deal to reduce its liabilities as part of a corporate...

  26. December 19, 2013

    World’s oldest bank has chance to set Italian precedent

    It is reputed to be the oldest bank in the world. It now has a chance to be the newest – at least in Italy. At Monte dei...

  27. December 16, 2013

    RBS fights litigation over rights issue

    Royal Bank of Scotland, which is fighting litigation from shareholders who invested in its £12bn rights issue in 2008 just...

  28. December 12, 2013

    Ex-finance director of Bradford & Bingley fined £30,000 by FCA

    The former finance director of Bradford & Bingley has been fined £30,000 by the UK regulator for failing to provide the...

  29. December 10, 2013

    StanChart hits 16-month low on cash-call fears

    Does Standard Chartered need another rights issue? Fears of a third cash call in five years dragged Chartered to a 16-month...

  30. November 26, 2013

    MPS: all bases covered

    What a line-up – Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Mediobanca, Barclays, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Société Générale,...

  31. November 14, 2013

    Rio Tinto could raise stake in Oyu Tolgoi copper mine

    Rio Tinto could end up increasing its stake in the Oyu Tolgoi copper project in Mongolia after its Canada-listed unit that...

  32. November 14, 2013

    Pre-emption rights: Dutch slippage

    Caveat emptor – especially when it comes to pre-emption rights. The notion that companies should offer any issues of new...

  33. beyondbrics

    October 25, 2013

    América Móvil: counting the cost of KPN

    América Móvil on Thursday became the latest company to sound a sour note on the Mexican economy after it reported a near 50...

  34. October 14, 2013

    Ian Hannam hires veteran broker to Strand Partners

    Ian Hannam’s quest to build a new corporate finance boutique for the City of London continued on Monday as the dealmaker...

  35. October 7, 2013

    Sharp: slicing expectations

    Something is better than nothing, at least when desperate. Sharp must know the feeling. On Monday, the Japanese electronics...

  36. October 4, 2013

    Let no back go unscratched in bank cash raising deals

    Barclays completed its £6bn rights issue this week. As is the current custom, the issue was pitched so low – a 40 per cent...

  37. October 3, 2013

    Barclays’ rights issue 95% subscribed

    Barclays has secured about 95 per cent take-up for its £5.8bn rights issue, two months after the process was kicked off. The...

  38. October 2, 2013

    Albemarle & Bond’s fundraising efforts to stave off debt falter

    Albemarle & Bond is in danger of breaching its banking covenants after investors declined to pump more cash into the ailing...

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