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

3i Review To Spark £275m Tommee Tippee Bids

news.sky.com — The owner of the Tommee Tippee range of baby products is close to being put up for sale in a move that will underline the revival of 3i, the British private equity group. Sky News has learnt that 3i has begun discussions with advisers about a strategic review of Mayborn Group, which it has owned since taking it private in 2006.
Sep 02, 2015

Exclusive: Revival of buyout firm 3i to continue with £275m auction of Tommee Tippee-owner Mayborn Group. goo.gl/OnCi4K

Citi Joins Bid For £13bn Taxpayer Bank Assets

news.sky.com — The Wall Street banking giant Citigroup is joining forces with one of its biggest rivals in an attempt to snap up £13bn package of mortgage assets owned by British taxpayers. Sky News has learnt that Citi has signed up to a consortium led by Goldman Sachs and involving units of Blackstone, TPG Capital and Och-Ziff, the New York-based hedge fund manager.
Sep 02, 2015

Exclusive: Citigroup joins Wall Street consortium vying with RBS to buy £13bn UK taxpayer-owned mortgage vehicle. goo.gl/hwxYk3

Asos Chief Robertson To Quit Fashion Giant

news.sky.com — The chief executive of Asos is to step down 15 years after launching the online fashion retailer that went on to become one of the UK's most successful internet start-ups. Sky News has learnt that Nick Robertson has informed Asos's board that he wants to step down in the coming months, but that he will remain on the board as a non-executive director.
Sep 01, 2015

Exclusive: Asos chief executive Nick Robertson to step down as online fashion retailer's CEO, remain on board as NED. goo.gl/5xleKA

Sep 01, 2015

What a run - @Asos CEO Nick Robertson to step down after 15 years. owl.li/REocY

Banks Tell Osborne Tax Hike Threatens Jobs

news.sky.com — George Osborne's plan to increase the tax burden on Britain's fastest-growing banks may threaten their plans to create thousands of new jobs, the industry will warn ahead of a showdown with the Treasury next week. Sky News has obtained a draft copy of a letter from challenger banks to MPs representing constituencies where the industry employs substantial numbers of people.
Sep 01, 2015

Exclusive: Challenger banks warn MPs that George Osborne's tax hike may threaten industry's job creation plans. goo.gl/rGpO0R

Sep 01, 2015

RT @MarkKleinmanSky: Exclusive: Challenger banks warn MPs that George Osborne's tax hike may threaten industry's job creation plans. goo.gl/rGpO0R

Cameron Adviser To Run Nike-Founded Charity

news.sky.com — A former business adviser to David Cameron is to be named as the head of a unit established by Nike, the US-based sportswear giant, to help tackle global poverty among girls. Sky News has seen a statement scheduled to be made later on Tuesday, which will announce that Farah Ramzan Golant is to become the first chief executive of Girl Effect.
Sep 01, 2015

Revealed: Ex-Cameron adviser Farah Ramzan Golant to run Girl Effect, charity founded by US sportswear giant Nike. goo.gl/A0Gwva

Branson-Backed OneWeb Eyes $2.5bn Launchpad

news.sky.com — A satellite venture designed to provide low-cost internet access to billions of people and backed by Sir Richard Branson is preparing to raise billions of dollars as it seeks to get off the launchpad. Sky News has learnt that OneWeb, whose shareholders include some of the world's biggest companies, is to hold a beauty parade of investment banks ahead of a fundraising planned for next year.
Aug 31, 2015

Exclusive: OneWeb, satellite venture backed by Virgin and Coca-Cola, in talks with bankers about $2.5bn fundraising. goo.gl/0FM50l

Sep 01, 2015

RT @brianweeden: Space-based Internet startup OneWeb reportedly seeking an additional $2.5 billion in funding: bit.ly/1NUOlfu

Innovation Group In £500m Carlyle Bid Talks

news.sky.com — Innovation Group, a London-listed software provider, is in advanced talks about a takeover by the US buyout firm Carlyle that will value it at around £500m. Sky News can reveal that discussions between Carlyle and Innovation about a 40p-a-share takeover have been taking place for several weeks, with an announcement likely to be made later on Friday.
Aug 28, 2015

Exclusive: London-listed software provider Innovation Group in talks with buyout firm Carlyle about £500m takeover. goo.gl/4XGYUD

Aug 28, 2015

London-listed Innovation Group in talks with buyout firm Carlyle about £500m takeover, Sky says. goo.gl/4XGYUD

French Giant Plots £11bn Worldpay Merger

news.sky.com — A French payments processing giant has tabled a proposal for an £11bn merger with its UK rival Worldpay that would derail its plans for a bumper London flotation. Sky News has learnt that Ingenico Group, which is listed on the Euronext stock exchange, submitted an offer to buy Worldpay earlier this week that is said to have valued it at more than £6bn.
Aug 28, 2015

Exclusive: French firm Ingenico tables proposal for £11bn merger with UK's Worldpay amid plan for bumper London IPO. goo.gl/v4aDqO

Johnson In Tandem With Bike-Maker Brompton

news.sky.com — Luke Johnson, the serial entrepreneur, is backing the London-based folding-bike manufacturer Brompton as it strives to meet growing international demand. Sky News understands that Mr Johnson has agreed to invest a significant sum of money in return for a minority stake in Brompton, and that he is to join the company's board as a non-executive director.
Aug 27, 2015

Exclusive: Luke Johnson, the entrepreneur, buys stake in - and takes seat on board of folding-bike maker Brompton. goo.gl/8ivsev

China’s turmoil could spell bad news for London flotations

cityam.com — WHEN China sneezes, IPO-hungry investment bankers in London catch colds: it's not quite as catchy as the original epithet, but it contains a distinct ring of truth. China's stock market turmoil is unlikely to be a short-term phenomenon: the schizophrenic exhortations of Beijing to simultaneously beware of, and embrace, the ultimate expression of a capitalist economy have seen to that.
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Sep 02, 2015

Exclusive: Revival of buyout firm 3i to continue with £275m auction of Tommee Tippee-owner Mayborn Group. goo.gl/OnCi4K

Sep 02, 2015

Exclusive: Citigroup joins Wall Street consortium vying with RBS to buy £13bn UK taxpayer-owned mortgage vehicle. goo.gl/hwxYk3

Sep 01, 2015

Nick Robertson's departure as CEO of Asos will be announced to stock market tomorrow. Replacement will be COO Nick Beighton. I'm told.

Sep 01, 2015

Exclusive: Asos chief executive Nick Robertson to step down as online fashion retailer's CEO, remain on board as NED. goo.gl/5xleKA

Sep 01, 2015

Exclusive: Challenger banks warn MPs that George Osborne's tax hike may threaten industry's job creation plans. goo.gl/rGpO0R

Sep 01, 2015

Revealed: Ex-Cameron adviser Farah Ramzan Golant to run Girl Effect, charity founded by US sportswear giant Nike. goo.gl/A0Gwva

Aug 31, 2015

Exclusive: OneWeb, satellite venture backed by Virgin and Coca-Cola, in talks with bankers about $2.5bn fundraising. goo.gl/0FM50l

Aug 28, 2015

Exclusive: London-listed software provider Innovation Group in talks with buyout firm Carlyle about £500m takeover. goo.gl/4XGYUD

Aug 28, 2015

Exclusive: London-listed software provider Innovation Group in talks about £500m takeover by buyout giant Carlyle. Full story up shortly.

Aug 28, 2015

Exclusive: French firm Ingenico tables proposal for £11bn merger with UK's Worldpay amid plan for bumper London IPO. goo.gl/v4aDqO


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