A pioneer of ethical consumerism, wedded to a corporate giant with a questionable record? The lessons of a decade ago should be ringing alarm bells.
Expect more deals as low-cost options derail the investment industry’s business model.
Under threat? A tough call for PSA.
The takeover of GM’s European brands has historic parallels – and implications for both Europe and the US.
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If the merger goes ahead, the new index would be Europe’s largest, giving it dominance within the EU and a strong position in international trading too.
A weak pound is likely to lure more international bidders to UK shores. Time then to make sure we have our defences in place.
A banner deal for the auto sector?
The French group might well manage to turn around General Motors’ struggling division, but plants will close, and the UK looks vulnerable.
A Woking-Cupertino tie-up seems implausible at first glance, but there is plenty up for grabs which could suit both companies.
ARM gets ready to grapple with a Japanese adventure.
The Cambridge-based chip designer offers a useful blueprint for others.
The chips are down.
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SoftBank’s US$32 billion deal for the Cambridge company makes use of the weak pound and may presage more to come.
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The time may be ripe for a South African raid on the UK’s discounted high street.
While oil prices have halved over the past year, the number of mergers and acquisitions has most definitely not.
Ringmaster. CEOs are playing to the crowd.
A cheerful assessment of the profit potential from a merger is an easy sell to eager investors.
Debenhams: one of several quoted companies on the private equity merry-go-round.
There is an ongoing and very heated debate between the unconditional supporters of private equity and their opponents. It’s not hard to see why. On the surface, these investors can often buy fragile companies…