Revlon to undergo a “makeover”?

The announcement of MacAndrews & Forbes that it was exploring “strategic alternatives” for its stake in Revlon could bring to a close the 30+ year relationship between the two.

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.

More problems for the "ethical" bank

Co-operative Bank announced it will have to ask investors for another GBP 400 million to cover more misconduct costs, dealing yet another blow to the beleaguered group.

Carlyle goes nuts for first African Investment

In the last three weeks I have attended two conferences specifically focusing on private equity in Africa. One hosted in London and attended by many European and US organisations and the other just yesterday in Johannesburg with a more locally based audience. But everyone who attended either of these conferences pretty much had the same purpose – to try and understand more about the opportunities that exist for private equity investors in the African continent.

China joins Abu Dhabi in turning on the tap of Thames Water

It’s difficult to predict if these minority shareholdings will open the floodgates to a full disposal of Thames Water