Four-legged family members to be pampered in Asia

In the UK we have long been seen as a nation of animal lovers and now it would appear that three Asian companies are confident this trend will spread throughout the Asia Pacific region, with a USD 1bn acquisition announced today.

Body Shop to get a makeover

The recently completed acquisition of the Body Shop by Natura, a company which is perhaps more aligned with the original values of its founder, could lead to a new take on the '60s catchphrase "Ding Dong Avon Calling!"

British company TransferWise linked to “hyper growth” funder IVP

If rumours of an IVP investment in TransferWise are to be believed the UK's second "unicorn" company could be taking to a path which has already been well-trodden by others backed by the private equity firm.

Struggling fashion chains to be offered in a half-price summer sale?

Everyone knows that if you are prepared to wait towards the end of a season you get the latest fashions at a discounted price, and in the case of struggling fashion chains Coast, Oasis and Warehouse, business seems to be imitating life with the reported reduction in price that potential buyer, Edinburgh Woollen Mill (EWM) is considering offering.

Macquarie-led consortium finally lands UK Green Investment Bank

Some deals are worth waiting for. Today’s announcement brings an end to 22 months of speculation after a Macquarie-led consortium, which includes additional investments from Universities Superannuation Scheme, the UK’s private pension scheme for universities and other higher education institutions, agreed a deal for UK Green Investment Bank with the UK government.