Engineer GKN is responsible for making most of the cars around the world move. It designs and manufactures drive shafts and axle joints and dominates its field. Its other businesses include metallurgical powders but it is the car side of the business that now dominates the group’s operations. GKN employs over 48,000 people within its companies and joint ventures in more than 30 countries.

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Takeover specialist Melrose Industries this morning predicted the downturn in the global automotive industry will persist until at least the

September 5, 2019

GKN Aerospace, one of Britain’s oldest industrial manufacturing companies, has announced plans to cut 1,000 white collar jobs, in a

September 3, 2019

The buyer of engineering group GKN has defended its plans to close one of the firm’s factories after MPs complained

April 11, 2019

Some of Britain’s biggest engineering companies lost hundreds of millions in market value this morning after Boeing announced it will

April 8, 2019

Acquisition specialist Melrose Industries fell into the red in 2018 after the £8bn takeover of aerospace parts group GKN, but

March 7, 2019

The UK enjoyed the highest value of M&A deals in Europe last year as telecoms and media takeovers spiked. High

February 19, 2019

Shareholder activism increased sharply in the UK last year as investors launched campaigns at 25 companies, spending $7.35bn (£5.72bn) on

January 13, 2019

Sir Martin Sorrell’s WPP exit, Unilever’s HQ U-turn, Melrose’s swoop for GKN: 2018 was a year full of surprises in

January 11, 2019

Turnaround specialist Melrose led FTSE fallers today as its share price fell over six per cent following reports of disappointing

November 26, 2018

GKN owner Melrose is licking its wounds after it failed to attract the right price for one of the engineering

November 25, 2018
Takeover specialist Melrose Industries today said the Covid-19 crisis had pushed it to a £581m operating loss as it scrapped its interim dividend.

Turnaround investor Melrose said today that it is trading in line with board expectations after buying engineering firm GKN in an

November 13, 2018

Back in July 2016, Theresa May launched her campaign for leadership of the Conservative party by promising radical action on

October 16, 2018

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