Corporate Finance

2,200 jobs go in JJB Sports deal

Around 2,200 staff at JJB Sports were made redundant today after administrators closed 133 stores and agreed to sell 20 remaining outlets to Mike Ashley's Sports Direct International.

Selling off the family seat to enter chocolate war

When Kraft announced it wanted to buy Cadbury, the great-granddaughter of the confectioner's founder said the idea of selling off one of Britain's oldest and most cherished companies to an "American plastic cheese company" was a "horror story".

Examine Brunel artefacts in your lunch break

If you work in Bristol and you find yourself looking for something to do on a Tuesday or Wednesday lunchtime you can now pop into the new Brunel Institute, next to the ss Great Britain, and see rare photographs and diaries normally kept under wraps in the National Brunel Archive explained by experts from the museum.

Bradford deny takeover report

Bradford Bulls chairman Peter Hood has played down reports of a takeover bid. Businessman Steve Parkin wants to buy both Bradford City and the Super League team to form a joint sporting club in the city, with the aim of constructing a purpose-built stadium for them to share.

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Southampton takeover complete

Southampton have finally been rescued from administration after Swiss businessman Markus Liebherr completed his takeover at St Mary's.

Portsmouth: potential transfer list

Portsmouth had a scrappy season, losing two managers and failing to fill the vacancy with a wholly convincing replacement, but with new money from a possible takeover they may be active in the market.

Charlton takeover talks continue

Charlton remain in discussions with a group of Dubai-based investors over a potential multi-million pound takeover of the Coca-Cola Championship club.

Wednesday fan group recommends takeover

Sheffield Wednesday's proposed takeover has edged a step closer after supporters' group Wednesdayite urged members to vote in favour of selling their shares.