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Minority report

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In June, the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) amended Listing Rules came into effect. The key focus was protection of minority shareholders’ rights in companies in the Premium Listing Regime, and the company’s independence from ‘controlling shareholders’. So, what exactly are the changes?

Investing not shopping

Killing time near London’s Liverpool Street train station, I had the urge to buy a newspaper.

Lighten up

With its recent investment in Harvard Engineering, ECI is the latest private equity firm to show an interest in the sector. Jason Sinclair shines a light on the deal and looks at what the future holds for the British manufacturer.

Investmentkultur

A private equity firm focused on all three of Europe's main economics has a wider pool for fundraising, but as Dr Peter Hammermann tells tells Marc Mullen, the local investment culture remains the key to Equistone's success.

Six of the best

From benchmarking plans to anticipating shareholders' needs, companies can learn a great deal from private equity firms about creating value. Bridget Walsh takes us through the key lessons for corporates.

The £99m man

Last year, Tungsten Corporation raised a war chest on AIM to acquire a leading e-invoice network and a UK banking licence. Grant Murgatroyd finds out what motivated investors.

The insider

Private equity-backed CFOs are often brought in after buy-out. Emma Cox outlines the findings of a recent Deloitte survey that assessed the skills required of a financial leader.

Talking teamwork

In private equity, team stability is accepted as a watchword for quality. But research by Capital Dynamics and London Business School suggests turnover is good for performance. Grant Murgatroyd gauges opinion on the findings.

Right from the start

Deal orgination is the critical piece in the jigsaw of private equity strategies as investors look to raise new funds, argues Neil Sackett

All eyes on private equity

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Despite the moribund economy Grant Murgatroyd finds the private equity sector not only surviving, but prospering.

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