2019 Articles

Government intervenes in £4bn Cobham takeover
Government intervenes in £4bn Cobham takeover
The government has hauled in the £4bn foreign takeover of aerospace giant Cobham on national security grounds, it said today. [...]
September 18, 2019
US law firms struggling to displace UK elite in FTSE boardrooms
US law firms struggling to displace UK elite in FTSE boardrooms
Despite the march of US law firms on the City legal market, new data published today shows their UK rivals [...]
September 18, 2019
Shares in law firm Rosenblatt rise at it buys M&A boutique
Shares in law firm Rosenblatt rise at it buys M&A boutique
Shares in listed London law firm Rosenblatt rose today after it announced the acquisition of Manchester corporate finance boutique Convex [...]
September 16, 2019
Number of private equity takeovers of UK businesses falls 12 per cent
Number of private equity takeovers of UK businesses falls 12 per cent
The number of private equity acquisitions of UK businesses has fallen 12 per cent this year, from 311 in 2017/18 [...]
September 16, 2019
Treasury could block Hong Kong bid for London Stock Exchange
Treasury could block Hong Kong bid for London Stock Exchange
Chancellor Sajid Javid is set to decide on whether or not to block a £32bn bid from Hong Kong for [...]
September 13, 2019
Analysis: Could Hong Kong's shock £32bn LSE bid really succeed?
Analysis: Could Hong Kong's shock £32bn LSE bid really succeed?
Talk about a blockbuster day in the City. Investors expecting a quiet morning were caught off guard when the London Stock [...]
September 11, 2019
Cobham shareholder comes out against £4bn takeover deal
Cobham shareholder comes out against £4bn takeover deal
The furore surrounding aerospace stalwart Cobham’s controversial £4bn takeover by a US private equity group shifted up a gear today, [...]
September 10, 2019
Eddie Stobart says it has received buyout interest from Dbay Advisors
Eddie Stobart says it has received buyout interest from Dbay Advisors
Troubled trucking company Eddie Stobart said today it had received a preliminary approach about a possible acquisition by its third-largest [...]
September 9, 2019
Second shareholder adviser backs Cobham £4bn private equity takeover
Second shareholder adviser backs Cobham £4bn private equity takeover
Another influential shareholder adviser Glass Lewis has recommended Cobham shareholders back the company’s £4bn takeover by Advent International, after Institutional [...]
September 5, 2019
Brexit bargains: Foreign buyers snap up UK firms
Brexit bargains: Foreign buyers snap up UK firms
The value of foreign takeover deals in the UK have jumped over the last quarter, nearly doubling on the previous [...]
September 3, 2019