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6 reasons Google just made its second-biggest acquisition, buying Nest for $3.2bn

Our editor Sophie Hobson examines the deal that everyone’s talking about

Biggest corporate deals of all time

Five biggest corporate deals of all time

As Vodafone nears its $130bn Verizon deal, we take a look at the biggest business deals of all time

Titanic Ice

AdMan: What we're seeing is mega-merger madness!

Steve Henry waxes lyrical about why Adworld is scarred and running for the hills, or the safety of their competitor’s arms

Weetabix, as the British cereal is to come under Chinese ownership

How China bought Britain Subscription

Heathrow? Check. Thames Water? Check. Superdrug? Check.

Jon Moulton

Jon Moulton: My turnaround plan for the UK

The chairman of turnaround investment firm Better Capital says the government must learn from corporate world

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Infographic of the week: Eurozone woes hinder M&A and IPOs

It’s not all good news from the merger market according to the deal makers

Worst M&A deals ever....

Managing mergers without losing your values

Jim Hayward, Senior Partner at Baringa Partners, looks at some of the key steps to consider when trying to ensure the successful fusion of company cultures through mergers

Boarded up shops to show the strife of UK high streets - can private equity save retail?

The Big Deal: Can private equity save the high street?

The high street has been savaged by economic turmoil. Yet the distressed buyout and private equity communities have been quietly rescuing ruined brands. Can they revive retail?

How to get the best price when selling your business

How to get the best price when selling your business

Richard Heap explains how to get the highest valuation for your business, with tips on “grooming” ahead of selling and a run-down of the sales process

Glencore bulldozers in the Prodeco coal mine in Colombia

Comment round-up: What's being said about "Glenstrata"?

As the Glencore/ Xstrata saga unfolds we round up the news and see what people are saying about the mooted merger

A view of the a solar photovoltaic electricity generating system for the Glastonbury Festival

The Big Deal: Solar energy shines on the markets

Investors, entrepreneurs and opportunists, listen up! Our brand new column exploring London’s PE and M&A deals is a must for spotting hot trends

Adam Balon, co-founder of Innocent

Adam Balon, the Innocent co-founder set to shake up private equity

One of the three kings behind the smoothie empire is moving into private equity. So what can ambitious companies do to win investment?

Shaking on a deal

Why London is number one for the private equity industry

A new report has revealed that the UK is the top choice for buy-out groups, so we asked some of the capital’s private equity experts why

Ed Miliband

London's private equity firms bite back at Miliband: "He is anti-entrepreneurial"

What did London’s businesses make of the Labour leader’s Conference speech?

London skyline

London: still Europe's gateway for private equity firms

Three years on from the fall of Lehman Brothers, Elliot Wilson finds plenty of green shoots in the industry