Can Tesco deliver its acquisition of Booker?

It is quite rare in today’s M&A world that a deal is announced which catches the competitors of the instigating company unaware, but late last week such a deal occurred.

$74bn reasons why you may want to listen to your “activist shareholders”

Activist hedge fund Jana Partners is pushing for US wireless semiconductor manufacturer Qualcomm to spin off its chip-making business as one of a number of measures aimed at boosting the group's flagging share price.

Shareholder demands could trigger a sticky end for Bostik

French oil giant Total is seeking a buyer for Bostik, best known for making Blu-Tack, as it comes under pressure to return cash to shareholders.