In the midst of London’s stock market IPO boom, one mid-tier technology group is about to bid auf Wiedersehen.
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Monday 15 August 2011
Despite widespread economic gloom, rich people's love affair with sprawling mansions continues. Figures published today show a 10 per cent rise in the number of luxury homes on the market compared with the same period last year.
Thursday 11 August 2011
As a sell-off of the European banks prompted the top-tier index into another major slide, voices in the City were yesterday mulling over which companies were looking vulnerable to a takeover in the wake of the recent market turmoil.
Tuesday 09 August 2011
Evolution Securities has agreed to buy BNP Paribas' private client investment unit as it gears up to fend off a takeover approach of its own.
Friday 05 August 2011
Friday 05 August 2011
South African banking giant Investec was yesterday unveiled as the mystery suitor for Evolution Group, the UK stockbroker. The firm revealed on Wednesday it had received a preliminary approach, but declined to name the party, sending the broker's shares up by 8.5 per cent.
Saturday 30 July 2011
BSkyB promised to hand back more than £1bn to shareholders as it posted a 23 per cent rise in annual profits yesterday, but one major investor complained the windfall could have been higher.
Wednesday 27 July 2011
The cigarette giant Imperial Tobacco said the price war and the smoking ban in Spain hit its performance over the past nine months, but said the impact on full-year profits would not be as bad as previously expected.
Saturday 23 July 2011
Its rise up the mid-tier index meant De La Rue's investors were in the money last night, as City scribblers talked up both the banknote printer's takeover potential and the chances of it executing a successful turnaround.
Tuesday 19 July 2011
Investors hoping that the sale of its market-research arm will prompt a full break-up of Aegis received a blow yesterday, as the advertising group followed the wider market down.
Monday 04 July 2011
Britain's entrepreneurs remain optimistic even as evidence of a slowdown mounts, a survey reveals.
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