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Is this the end of European conglomerates?

Is this the end of European conglomerates? The end may be in sight for European conglomerates. Activist investor Christer Gardell of Cevian Capital predicts a growing trend of “demergers” in the next five to seven years, due in large part to an increasing number of European conglomerates engaging in in spin-off transactions, or “spin-offs.” Generally, … Continue reading

A brave new world for UK takeovers

This post was contributed by Paul Whitelock, Partner, Norton Rose LLP September 2011 saw the most significant overhaul in many years of the UK takeover regime. Changes to the UK Takeover Code followed a year-long review into how takeovers were conducted and, in particular, whether it was too easy to acquire a UK-listed company. The result … Continue reading