2019 Articles

Hasbro swoops on Peppa Pig-maker Entertainment One in $4bn deal
Hasbro swoops on Peppa Pig-maker Entertainment One in $4bn deal
US toy giant Hasbro is set to snap up London-listed Peppa Pig-maker Entertainment One in a $4bn (£3.3bn) deal. The [...]
August 22, 2019
Thyssenkrupp pushes back against EU's steel merger block
Thyssenkrupp pushes back against EU's steel merger block
Thyssenkrupp has filed a complaint against regulators after they blocked a joint venture with Tata Steel earlier in the summer. [...]
August 22, 2019
Companies that buy divested assets more likely to outperform index
Companies that buy divested assets more likely to outperform index
Companies that bought carved-out portions of other businesses were more likely to outperform their industry average, a study has found.   [...]
August 21, 2019
Wealth managers Tilney and Smith & Williamson in tie-up talks
Wealth managers Tilney and Smith & Williamson in tie-up talks
Wealth manager Tilney is in merger talks with fellow-wealth manager Smith & Williamson. A deal would create a firm with [...]
August 18, 2019
Henderson Park buys Irish real estate fund Green Reit in €1.3bn deal
Henderson Park buys Irish real estate fund Green Reit in €1.3bn deal
Real estate investment group Henderson Park today said it had agreed to acquire Irish real estate fund Green REIT in [...]
August 14, 2019
Struggling mattress start-ups Eve Sleep and Simba confirm merger talks
Struggling mattress start-ups Eve Sleep and Simba confirm merger talks
Mattress start-ups Eve Sleep and Simba confirmed today they are in talks to merge. The two businesses have struggled recently [...]
August 12, 2019
Thomas Cook shares plunge on fresh funding talks as it nears Fosun tie-up
Thomas Cook shares plunge on fresh funding talks as it nears Fosun tie-up
Thomas Cook shares plummeted this morning as investors digested the news the tour operator is in advanced discussions with bond [...]
August 12, 2019
Guy Hands 'pulls out of takeover plans' for Cartonplast
Guy Hands 'pulls out of takeover plans' for Cartonplast
Private equity magnate Guy Hands is said to have abandoned takeover plans for a European packaging business. His firm, Terra [...]
August 8, 2019
Cobham founding family says takeover ‘against national interest’
Cobham founding family says takeover ‘against national interest’
The founding family of British defence firm Cobham has asked the government to intervene in the £4bn takeover of the [...]
August 4, 2019
Satellite firm Inmarsat ditches dividend ahead of $3.4bn private equity takeover
Satellite firm Inmarsat ditches dividend ahead of $3.4bn private equity takeover
Satellite company Inmarsat ditched its dividend today despite narrowing losses. The UK firm said it was not declaring an interim [...]
August 1, 2019