A “glittering” deal creating the world’s largest gold miner

Today’s announcement that Canada’s Barrick Gold will enter into a share for share merger with Randgold Resources will “create an industry-leading gold company with the greatest concentration of Tier One Gold Assets in the industry, the lowest total cash cost position among senior gold peers,” the companies said in a joint statement.

The sale of Thomson Reuters’ IP data company illustrates the growing significance of IP in M&A

Thomson Reuters' planned USD 3.55bn sale of its IP and Science unit to Baring Private Equity and Onex is further evidence of the increasing importance of a firm's non-tangible assets to its overall value.

ITV tunes in to Peppa Pig phenomenon

If reports of ITV's possible takeover of Entertainment One are to be believed, Peppa Pig could be finding herself a new home alongside Britain's Got Talent and Downton Abbey.