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Premium for onshore stocks almost doubles this year
US buyer’s offer is attractive and UK fears of losing local tech expertise are overdone
Software-focused buyout firm Thoma Bravo agrees latest in series of deals
$2.3bn investment loss offset by new business at emerging market specialist
Politicians are right to shine the light on the industry’s practices
Hospitals are outsourcing their emergency rooms to costly third-party companies
‘The industry is locked in a Darwinian struggle that will reshape the competitive landscape’
Absolute return product suffered nearly £1bn of outflows in August despite change of manager
Recession fears and poor financing conditions force firms to look for modest transactions
The asset manager will be the UK’s third-biggest listed fund group with £341bn assets
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Life sciences group has ambitious growth plans
Up-to-date tax-efficient savings deals
Chase for high yields is catapulting companies to once-unthinkable levels
Another strange thing is happening.
The run into ‘safe’ instruments is starting to look like a stampede
£1.1bn has been removed from European Growth fund since Alex Darwall’s departure was announced
Ben Inker thinks value’s pain train will come off the rails soon.
Can you balance profit and purpose?
Could Retirement Interest Only mortgages be an option for many older people?
Tantalising tax breaks attract investors but experts warn over potential volatility
Funds focused on buying US shares suffer third straight week of withdrawals
Like ‘Stockholm syndrome’, it is sometimes hard to understand investors’ allegiance
Index provider’s decision to scrap ‘renewable energy’ label is regressive