Corporate Finance

Think the market is always ‘right’ when it comes to top pay? Not so

The average pay of FTSE 100 bosses has risen far faster than the average value of their companies in the past two decades, despite the insistence from boards that executives are only ever rewarded for performance. That pattern fits bargaining theory much more closely than marginal productivity theory.

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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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.