There’s a new bank in town – well London town anyway

Today sees the opening of the first Metro Bank store in London. This is the first UK consumer bank to have opened in over a century, which is a refreshing change given the chaos that ensued in the UK consumer banking space at the height of the credit crunch in 2008.

M&A food deals feed the hunger pangs of private equity buyers

Recently there have been a number of articles in the press regarding high profile deals in the food sector. Upon digging a little deeper using Zephyr, I found evidence that the food sector has been gathering upward momentum in terms of deal activity.

Not all oil leaks are equal

When the blow out of the BP Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico occurred, the world’s media became aware of it and reported it around the globe pretty much instantaneously.

Investors squeeze Ocado before they buy

If you wish to pick Ocado up and give it a squeeze or look at it in comparison with the next item on the shelf it’s a bit hard to know what to compare it to.

Media mogul looking to broaden horizons

The last few days has seen increased media speculation as to who the new owner of Channel 5 Broadcasting may be. At the moment it’s looking like Richard Desmond, the owner of the Daily Express and OK! magazine, is likely to be the successful party.

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