Companies planning to list on the London Stock Exchange were handed a reality check yesterday as investors turned their backs on three of the newest entrants to the market.
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Sunday 25 November 2012
Britain's three biggest cinema chains are considering bids for a group of picture houses owned by disgraced former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and fashion house Benetton.
Sunday 19 February 2012
Universal Music is poised to file with Brussels for approval of its £1.2bn takeover of EMI’s recorded music arm as early as this week.
Sunday 08 January 2012
The US bank Citi has started talks with EMI's pension trustees to put cash into the scheme, which could cost it up to £200m.
Monday 12 December 2011
Terra Firma, the private equity firm controlled by the City financier Guy Hands, is among a small number of buy-out companies that have submitted second-round bids of up to £300m to acquire the Garden Centre Group (GCG).
Monday 27 June 2011
Saturday 04 June 2011
Thursday 21 April 2011
Chaucer, the Lloyd's of London insurer, has agreed to sell itself to Hanover of the US for £313m after losses mounted from the Japanese earthquake and other natural disasters.
Sunday 20 February 2011
Tuesday 08 February 2011
Just days after losing the music giant EMI, Guy Hands's investment vehicle Terra Firma is back in pursuit of a deal – in the rather less glamorous world of insurance.
Wednesday 02 February 2011
Outlook The EMI saga is finally drawing to a close. Having taken control of the music company, Citigroup will presumably offload it to the highest bidder, finally removing the uncertainties under which the company's employees and performing artists have been labouring since Terra Firma's takeover began to go so badly wrong.
Wednesday 12 January 2011
Terra Firma, the private equity firm run by Guy Hands, is to challenge a US court ruling it was not conned into paying too much for music business EMI in a £4.2bn deal three years ago.
Saturday 04 December 2010
This is no time to be a builder – why does he look so cheerful?
Tuesday 09 November 2010
Doughty Hanson has agreed to buy Vue Entertainment, Britain's third-biggest cinema chain, in a deal believed to be worth £450m, including debt.
Saturday 06 November 2010
US Outlook: It is sometimes said that to understand is to forgive, but that won’t apply to David Wormsley.
Sunday 31 October 2010
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
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