David Hellier

David Hellier
David Hellier

Editor David Hellier has been at City A.M. since October 2005 when he joined as news editor from the Independent. David has worked at a host of papers, including the Daily and Sunday Express and the Evening Standard.


Wednesday 22 October 2014
Investment bankers are a bit like accountants. They see opportunities from every eventuality.
Friday 17 October 2014
ALL EYES will be on how shares in Jimmy Choo trade today as they make their debut on the embattled London stock market.
Thursday 16 October 2014
After days of fending off suggestions that its £800m flotation was in trouble, the challenger small business bank Aldermore finally succumbed to the inevitable yesterday.
Phillip Monks
Wednesday 15 October 2014
The decision by advisers to Aldermore, the lender to small businesses, to pull its flotation is the most high profile collapse in the new issues market this year, reflecting widespread concerns that there is little appetite left in London market
Phillip Monks
Tuesday 14 October 2014
The flotation of Aldermore, the challenger bank focused on small business lending, was on the brink of collapse last night.  
Monday 13 October 2014
PRIME Minister David Cameron was the surprise omission from billionaire phone shop founder Sir Charles Dunstone’s lavish 50th birthday celebrations in Venice over the weekend, fuelling speculation their relationship has soured.
Friday 10 October 2014
CHALLENGER bank Aldermore, which is trying to raise around £75m in a stock market flotation, is in New York making a last-ditch attempt to raise the funds.
Friday 10 October 2014
The London Stock Ex­change yesterday fronted a new issues conference in Beijing to try to en­courage Chinese firms to list in London.
Martin Wheatley
Thursday 09 October 2014
As the advisers to the Jimmy Choo flotation announce they have enough support to proceed, there is much to be delighted with in the way the new issues market has gone this year.
Thursday 09 October 2014
ADVISERS to Aldermore, the challenger bank that is hoping to raise around £300m in a stock market flotation, yesterday extended its bookbuilding process by 48 hours in order to complete its deal successfully.
Wednesday 08 October 2014
Who would want to be a bank director in London these days? Not Alan Thomson, a member of the audit and risk committee at HSBC Bank who, according to fellow columnist Mark Kleinman, has tendered his resign­ation.
Ed Miliband
Tuesday 07 October 2014
When I put it to one left-leaning businessman yesterday the notion that the former postman Alan Johnson might stand against Ed Miliband as Labour leader, he responded: “That would be lovely.” Some of Labour’s business supporters are running out o
Tuesday 07 October 2014
ADVISERS to the challenger bank Aldermore have found it tough going in the first two days of bookbuilding for its upcoming London flotation, sources said yesterday.
Monday 06 October 2014
London’s been having a pretty good time of things as far as raising money for newly listed companies is concerned.
Friday 03 October 2014
City A.M. will be 10 years old next year and until now it has had just two editors. Yesterday it got its third with my elevation to that role, with Marc Sidwell working alongside me as executive editor across all the company’s platforms.
Thursday 02 October 2014
Virgin Money, which is planning a London float that will value the challenger bank at between £1.5-2bn, has decided against offering the shares to the public despite some institutions and advisers pushing hard for this.
Stamford Bridge
Wednesday 01 October 2014
The increasing likelihood that Chelsea might remain at Stamford Bridge, the club's home since 1905, is wildly comforting to me as a supporter since the late sixties.  
Sir Mike Rake
Wednesday 24 September 2014
RAC, the roadside recovery group that has been preparing itself for a £2bn flotation in London, is un­der­stood to be in takeover talks with GIC, the Singapore sovereign wealth fund.
Antony Jenkins
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Another day, and another fine for Barclays. The FCA’s £38m fine on the bank for failing to protect its clients from the risk of loss will not substantially weaken Barclays financially.
Tuesday 23 September 2014
RAC, the roadside recovery group, has yet to set a date for its hoped-for initial public offering (IPO), leading some to argue the group is more likely to plump for a trade sale to a new private equity owner.
Thursday 18 September 2014
There have surely been better political campaigns than the Better Together one that has been arguing the case for Scotland remaining in the United Kingdom, 307 years since the 1707 Act of Union.
Monday 08 September 2014
I have great pleasure in introducing the first of our shortlists for the annual City A.M. awards.
Perform Group website
Tuesday 02 September 2014
The non-executive directors of the media group Perform, who include the sports broadcaster Gaby Logan and the former DMGT finance director Peter Williams, have a tough job on their hands in deciding whether to recommend the 260p per share offer fo
Monday 28 July 2014
Say what you like about Standard Chartered chief executive Peter Sands, and many people have in the past few days, he deserves credit for facing his critics.
Thursday 24 July 2014
STANDARD Chartered Bank, which recently produced its worst results in more than 12 years, said last night it stood behind its beleaguered chairman and chief executive.