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Darlingtons Solicitors: Raising the Bar

Darlingtons Solicitors LLP is a London based law firm with a reputation for dynamism and practical advice, valued by both business and individual clients throughout the city and beyond. We invited Partner Debbie Serota to tell us more.

December 21, 2016
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Banking Industry Should Learn from Telecoms Sector in Approach to Product Sales

Specialist management consultancy Baringa Partners responds to the news that HSBC has closed 200 branches this year.

December 12, 2016
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Leading the FinTech Challenge

Advanced Payment Solutions Limited, trading at APS financial (APS) is not a bank, but a regulated digital banking services provider that has been leading the FinTech challenge to banks for more than 10 years. As a company, APS provide current accounts to SMEs and consumers, along with credit propositions which are alternatives to traditional bank accounts.

December 05, 2016
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Lloyds Banking Group - Member of the Council for Digital Inclusion

Lloyds Banking Group is now playing a vital role in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s Council for Digital Inclusion.

November 02, 2016
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Defone Global Investments

Based in Australia, Defone Global Investments Limited is a highly innovative investment firm who specialise in the trading of FOREX and precious metals to both retail and institutional investors. We spoke to Jones Chiu at Defone Global, to find out more about their company and about their ambition of making their mark on the global investment space in 2016.

October 27, 2016
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Evotec Announces Its Intent to Acquire Cyprotex Plc

Acquisition would add world-leading high-quality ADME-Tox services and strengthen Evotec's leadership in drug discovery - Evotec will pay approximately £ 55.36 m (EUR 62.00 m) in cash for the full share capital of Cyprotex and funding of all existing debt of the AIM-listed company

October 26, 2016
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Intellectual Property Cyber Theft Expected to Rise

The number of intellectual property (IP) cyber theft incidents in the next 12 months is expected to increase, according to 58 percent of respondents to a recent Deloitte poll. When asked which category of potential adversary they believe is most likely to attempt theft of their organizations' IP, the prevailing percentage of respondents (20.1 percent) answered "employees or other insiders." Yet, only 16.7 percent of respondents said access to IP is very limited, on a need-to-know basis only.

October 26, 2016
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Understanding the Pound’s Flash Crash: What Triggered It?

For traders, economists, and British citizens, the morning of Friday 7th October 2016 started with a bang. As the Asian session kicked into action, the value of the pound suddenly and mysteriously dropped by an astonishing 10 per cent. This fall occurred in a matter of minutes, leaving spectators open-mouthed with shock.

October 24, 2016
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Weyerhaeuser Company Declares Dividend on Common Shares

Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today announced that its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.31 per share on the common stock of the company, payable in cash on November 18, 2016 to holders of record of such common stock as of the close of business on October 28, 2016.

October 17, 2016
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Banking Prestige 2016

Banking Prestige 2016 Firms and Listings

October 17, 2016
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LG Provides Efficiency and Security to Cash Transactions

As any Credit Union manager can tell you, the primary reason their members visit a branch is to conduct cash transactions. Unfortunately, tellers spend most of that transaction time with their heads down, counting cash.

October 13, 2016
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Monroe Capital Reaches Final Close on Private Credit Fund II LP

Monroe Capital LLC today announced the final close of Monroe Capital Private Credit Fund II LP (“Fund”) at $800 million of limited partner commitments, eclipsing the Fund target of $600 million. When combined with target fund leverage, the Fund will have approximately $1.5 billion of total investable capital or buying power, the largest fund raised in Monroe Capital’s 12-year firm history.

October 13, 2016
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LafargeHolcim Ltd to Launch Squeeze-Out for Remaining Lafarge Shares

LafargeHolcim Ltd announces that it has decided to initiate a squeeze-out process for all issued and outstanding shares of Lafarge S.A. After surpassing the necessary 95 percent threshold in share capital and voting rights and following a decision by the Board of Directors, LafargeHolcim Ltd plans to request the AMF to implement a squeeze-out procedure pursuant to their general regulations for Lafarge S.A. shares not tendered to the Public Exchange Offer.

October 12, 2016
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Weakened GBP Leaves UK Companies Vulnerable to Foreign Acquisitions

ARM Holdings PLC, a Cambridge based technology design company have recently agreed acquisition terms with the Japanese telecommunications giant Softbank Group Corporation.

October 10, 2016
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Investing in the EU: Is it Safe Post-Brexit?

Brexit certainly sent shockwaves through the world economy. A decision that very few people expected, Brexit certainly had quite large ramifications

October 10, 2016
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Specialists in Project Development, Trade and Finance

MDT Torg Ltd.is a specialised consulting and project finance provider in Russia. We focus on alternative energy, agriculture, food production and distribution. In 2010 we have supported, with our European partner company TJP (Best Corporate Finance Advisory 2015 – Austria), Austrian investors in one of the world’s largest solar power projects in the Ukraine.

October 03, 2016
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