Another tech company joins the Unicorn club

The announcement that Symphony Communications has raised another USD 63 million of capital may not seem like a big deal, but the injection grants the business Unicorn status.

Arrivederci Alitalia!

It would appear that the inevitable has finally happened, with the announcement by Alitalia’s board, after a shareholder meeting held today, that they have formally requested that the company be placed into administration and either sold or liquidated. 

Why some deals always catch your eye

Yesterday saw the announcement that Jimmy Choo has put itself up for sale.

Macquarie-led consortium finally lands UK Green Investment Bank

Some deals are worth waiting for. Today's announcement brings an end to 22 months of speculation after a Macquarie-led consortium, which includes additional investments from Universities Superannuation Scheme, the UK’s private pension scheme for universities and other higher education institutions, agreed a deal for UK Green Investment Bank with the UK government.

Samsonite expands its luggage options

Having spent USD 1.8bn last August on the acquisition of Tumi Holdings, the company behind high-end luggage brand TUMI, Samsonite, has announced today it is willing to continue spending to double the growth of the business.

Oak Hill Capital pulls in for another food stop

Oak Hill Capital, the US-based private equity investor, has announced that its taking a bite of another food chain, with a USD 525m investment in Checkers Drive In-Restaurants.

Television Production company sale on "repeat"

Tinopolis, the independent Welsh media company specialising in the production of TV programmes like Crufts and Question Time, amongst others, is reported to be up for sale. Again.

Softbank to sell 25 per cent stake in Arm to new fund, Vision

Reports that Softbank is prepared to sell a 25 per cent stake in Arm could seem surprising on the surface, but further reading reveals the move could be in line with the group's broader strategy.

Some people are getting their lingerie in a twist over the sale of Agent Provocateur

Founders of businesses can often still be emotionally attached to a business even after selling it, and the announcement this week that 3i have sold Agent Provocateur to Four Holdings seems to prove this point.

London Stock Exchange not impressed with the latest European Commission stipulation for their merger

Exactly one year and four days ago it was announced the London Stock Exchange was in discussions with Deutsche Boerse about a merger, and approximately four hours ago the arrangement appears to have stalled.

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