A Jacob Rothschild-backed investment vehicle searching for fintech opportunities will come to market early next month. Named Augmentum Fintech, the company plans to raise at least £100 million through an initial public offering in London. Investment trust RIT Capital Partners, which is chaired by Rothschild, will invest £10 million and the management team £2.7 million.
Acquisition and buy-out rumours dominated City trading floors as investors kick-started the week with a “merger Monday”. FTSE 250-listed builders’ merchant group Grafton Merchanting announced it had bought Leyland SDM — the DIY chain which has branches in King’s Road and High Street Kensington — for £82.4 million. Grafton said it was regarded as one of the “most recognisable and trusted” decorating and DIY brands in central London selling paint, tools, ironmongery and accessories.
No one is ever going to fall in love with this stock but it might still make investors some money. Founded in 1992 and floated in 2001 it’s fair to say ID card and software maker Intercede’s progress has been slow. Its moment in the limelight was supposed to come in 2010 when Labour made ID cards a major manifesto pledge - stating they were the answer to identity and benefit fraud, terrorism and gaining easy access to public services.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".