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Monday 15 August 2011
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.
Tuesday 02 August 2011
Cooper Industries, the Dublin-based electrical products company which has been attempting to buy London-listed Laird since June, has abandoned the £537m takeover after failing to strike an agreement on the price.
Monday 01 August 2011
Cooper Industries appears set to withdraw its planned $875m acquisition for British rival Laird, the electronics components group, after both parties were unable to agree on a price.
Friday 22 July 2011
The takeover Panel has adopted tougher merger rules, tipping the balance of power back towards acquisition targets.
Tuesday 05 July 2011
Fuller, Smith & Turner has been given a "put up or shut up" deadline by the City's Takeover Panel to table a formal bid for its Aim-listed rival Capital Pubs Company.
Sunday 03 July 2011
Investors selling shares in Rank, owner of Mecca Bingo, are set to ignore an extraordinary plea from the Guoco Group to turn down its 150p-a-share takeover offer.
Wednesday 29 June 2011
The chief executive and finance director of Rank both stepped down yesterday, a day after the bingo and casino operator changed its recommendation for the second time on a takeover offer from its largest shareholder Guoco Group.
Saturday 18 June 2011
Britain's embattled pubs sector sparked into life yesterday after Fuller Smith & Turner said it had made a £53.9m cash takeover proposal for the Capital Pub Company, its smaller London-based rival.
Wednesday 15 June 2011
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.
Friday 03 June 2011
The American wunderkind's latest release focuses on linked commissions by the Aurora Orchestra, with Thomas Gould's acquisition of a six-string electric violin prompting the 25-minute title-track, a piece reflecting man's compulsion to map the heavens.
Thursday 02 June 2011
BDO has become the first firm to be publicly shamed for failings in its advice when it acted as a sponsor of a listed company.
Wednesday 01 June 2011
Outlook The Takeover Panel tends to move slowly in updating its rules: it is still working out exactly what amendments should be made to the regulations governing M&A following the inquiries prompted by Kraft's controversial takeover of Cadbury last year. So it seems unlikely that a last-minute suggestion for tougher rules on disclosure on pension issues during bid processes will make the cut.
Friday 06 May 2011
Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre believes losses like the £20m reported by the club in their latest set of accounts can now confidently be consigned to a different era.
Tuesday 03 May 2011
Rangers non-executive director Paul Murray has insisted Craig Whyte's imminent takeover is not the right move for the club.
Wednesday 27 April 2011
Craig Whyte's Rangers takeover bid appears to be back on track after he moved closer to winning over the independent committee of the club's board.
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