City editor of Sky News, City AM columnist and Charlton Athletic fan. London Press Club Business Journalist of the Year 2011.

Accounting Giant PwC Kicks Off Brexit Debate

news.sky.com — PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has become one of the UK's biggest private sector employers so far to engage staff on the merits of Britain's membership of the European Union (EU). Sky News understands that the 'big four' accountancy firm last week held an event for more than 100 UK partners to discuss the implications of Brexit.

Bank Of England Shuts Personal Banking Unit

news.sky.com — It may be responsible for authorising a generation of new banking start-ups created from the wreckage of the 2008 financial crisis, but Britain's central bank might risk being accused of failing to practise what it preaches.
Feb 11, 2016

Revealed: Bank of England gives personal bank customers until next month to find new lender as unit faces closure. goo.gl/i8H3o4

RBS To Cast Off £3bn Shipping Loan Book

news.sky.com — The taxpayer-backed Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has drafted in advisers to pilot a sale of a £3bn shipping finance operation that will further distance the lender from its globe-trotting past. Sky News understands that RBS is working with bankers at Lazard to examine options for the shipping loans, which could be run off, sold or hived off in chunks to potential buyers.

Tech Tycoon Diller To Sell PriceRunner Site

news.sky.com — The American internet tycoon Barry Diller is in advanced talks to sell PriceRunner, one of the first price comparison websites to allow British shoppers to select online deals from leading high street retailers. Sky News understands that IAC/InterActiveCorp, the company behind digital businesses such as dating site Match.com, is close to announcing a disposal of PriceRunner for roughly $100m (£69m).
Feb 09, 2016

Revealed: US internet tycoon Barry Diller's IAC in advanced talks to sell UK price comparison site PriceRunner. goo.gl/byHr8N

EasyGym Latest Chain To Get Fit For Sale

news.sky.com — Another of Britain's fitness club chains is limbering up for a sale as the owners of easyGym prepare to auction the business amid a frenzy of corporate activity across the sector. Sky News understands that the major shareholders of easyGym - who do not include Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the high-profile easyGroup founder - have appointed Houlihan Lokey, an investment bank, to oversee a sale later this year.
Feb 08, 2016

Exclusive: Frenzy of corporate activity in UK gyms sector to continue with sale of easyGym later this year. goo.gl/JEiK2b

Build Runway At Gatwick, City Chiefs Demand

news.sky.com — Ministers should sanction the construction of a new runway at Gatwick Airport and end dithering over the crucial issue of aviation capacity, two leading City figures demanded this weekend. Crispin Odey, the billionaire hedge fund manager, and Nigel Wilson, chief executive of Legal & General, told Sky News that the Sussex airport had usurped Heathrow as the politically deliverable option for building a new runway.
Feb 07, 2016

Exclusive: City chiefs favour Gatwick runway as only politically deliverable option for London airport expansion. goo.gl/v884xj

BT Finance Chief Chanmugam To Step Down

news.sky.com — The long-serving finance director of BT Group is preparing to step down within months of the telecommunications regulator delivering its verdict on the company's structure. Sky News has learnt that Tony Chanmugam, who has held the role since 2008, is expected to hand over the reins later this year.
Feb 06, 2016

Exclusive: Veteran BT finance chief prepares to step down as Ofcom finalises verdict on telecoms giant's structure. goo.gl/oYxNVJ

Rothesay Serves Up £8bn Aegon Takeover

news.sky.com — A pensions vehicle backed by Goldman Sachs is in advanced talks to buy a £9bn annuity book in a deal that would rank among the industry's biggest-ever deals. Sky News has learnt that Rothesay Life entered exclusive discussions in recent days to acquire a major chunk of assets from Aegon UK, the Dutch-owned insurance and pensions group.
Feb 05, 2016

Exclusive: Goldman Sachs-backed Rothesay Life in talks to buy £8bn annuity book from Dutch-owned insurer Aegon UK. goo.gl/QTisaK

Feb 05, 2016

RT @MarkKleinmanSky: Exclusive: Goldman Sachs-backed Rothesay Life in talks to buy £8bn annuity book from Dutch-owned insurer Aegon UK. goo.gl/QTisaK

Mattel Makes Play For Tommee Tippee Owner

news.sky.com — The owner of Barbie and Fisher-Price has emerged as a surprise potential suitor for Tommee Tippee, one of Britain's most prominent manufacturers of baby products. Sky News understands that Mattel, the New York-listed toy company, has requested financial information about Mayborn Group, which has been put up for sale by the private equity group 3i.
Feb 05, 2016

Exclusive: Mattel makes play for Tommee Tippee owner Mayborn amid reports of separate merger talks with Hasbro. goo.gl/A0qDeM

Feb 05, 2016

RT @MarkKleinmanSky: Exclusive: Mattel makes play for Tommee Tippee owner Mayborn amid reports of separate merger talks with Hasbro. goo.gl/A0qDeM

Feb 05, 2016

RT @MarkKleinmanSky: Exclusive: Mattel makes play for Tommee Tippee owner Mayborn amid reports of separate merger talks with Hasbro. goo.gl/A0qDeM

National Grid's Holliday To Join DEFRA Board

news.sky.com — The boss of National Grid will join the ranks of business leaders recruited to Whitehall boards when he is named as the new lead director of the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
Feb 04, 2016

Revealed: Departing National Grid boss Steve Holliday to be named the lead non-exec director at DEFRA tomorrow. goo.gl/iQrXVI

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Feb 11, 2016

Revealed: Bank of England gives personal bank customers until next month to find new lender as unit faces closure. goo.gl/i8H3o4

Feb 10, 2016

If you took my suitcase by mistake from an @GWRHelp train from Charlbury to Paddington at about 1230 today, please get in touch with me.

Feb 10, 2016

@GWRHelp Can you tell me your Lost Property number please?

Feb 09, 2016

Revealed: US internet tycoon Barry Diller's IAC in advanced talks to sell UK price comparison site PriceRunner. goo.gl/byHr8N

Feb 08, 2016

Exclusive: Frenzy of corporate activity in UK gyms sector to continue with sale of easyGym later this year. goo.gl/JEiK2b

Feb 07, 2016

Exclusive: City chiefs favour Gatwick runway as only politically deliverable option for London airport expansion. goo.gl/v884xj

Feb 06, 2016

Exclusive: Veteran BT finance chief prepares to step down as Ofcom finalises verdict on telecoms giant's structure. goo.gl/oYxNVJ

Feb 05, 2016

Exclusive: Goldman Sachs-backed Rothesay Life in talks to buy £8bn annuity book from Dutch-owned insurer Aegon UK. goo.gl/QTisaK

Feb 05, 2016

Exclusive: Mattel makes play for Tommee Tippee owner Mayborn amid reports of separate merger talks with Hasbro. goo.gl/A0qDeM


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