Lloyds Banking Group moves from a trot to a gallop back towards reprivatisation

The UK government kicks off the first phase of the sale of its stake in Lloyds Banking Group

Blackstone checking out of Hilton in largest IPO exit of 2013 to date

Yesterday saw the worldwide hotel chain Hilton Hotels file for an IPO, a deal which is far and away the largest flotation this year to be offering private equity shareholders a partial exit.

Vodafone and Verizon finally confirm plans for the largest deal since 2000

UK telecoms major Vodafone has confirmed the sale of its stake in US-based Verizon Wireless in one of the largest deals in corporate history.