Worldpay has warned British shareholders that it would be too expensive for the payments giant to have a dual listing in London and New York once it completes the £7.7bn tie-up it tentatively agreed with US rival Vantiv earlier this month. New York-listed Vantiv currently plans to delist Worldpay from the London market following its deal with the FTSE 100 company, despite presenting the transaction to investors as a merger.
A supplier of pizzas, ready meals and desserts to Britain’s supermarkets is gearing up for a stock market float that could value it at more than £1bn. Bakkavor is understood to have hired a team of advisers to work on a share sale that could be launched this year. HSBC and Morgan Stanley have been appointed to lead the float, City sources said. Bankers from Barclays, Citigroup, Dutch firm Rabobank and stockbroker Peel Hunt have also been drafted in to help manage the share sale.
Lloyds Banking Group will take another hit from payment protection insurance mis-selling this week, taking its bill for the scandal close to £18bn. The firm, which has already racked up the biggest PPI compensation costs of any British bank, is expected to set aside a further £400m when it posts first-half profits on Thursday. A day later, Barclays is poised to slump into the red when it unveils a £1.2bn loss from the recent sale of a stake in its African operations.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".