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CRH put the European distribution business under review last year as part of a plan to streamline its operations and boost growth.

Building materials group CRH has hired Bank of America to launch the sale of its European distribution business in a deal valuing the unit at about €2(...)

 Portable X-ray machines made by GE Healthcare, which is to be  spun off.

General Electric will exit the healthcare and oil markets as chief executive John Flannery takes the most dramatic steps yet to pull the fallen corpor(...)

The logo of Flipkart is seen on the company’s office in Bengaluru, India

Walmart will pay $16 billion for a roughly 77 per cent stake in Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart, the US retailer’s largest-ever deal, in an attempt t(...)

Takeda said it offered had £46.50 (€53.46) a share in cash and stock last week for Shire in a bid to extend its global reach.

Shire shares surged following a report that Allergan is considering a bid for the drugmaker to compete with Takeda Pharmaceutical’s $60 billion (€48,(...)

The Christmas market in Krakow takes place in the mammoth central square, Rynek Glowny, in the middle of its atmospheric Old Town.

Vienna The Viennese have been holding Christmas markets since 1298 so they know how to do it. Of the 20 or so to choose from, the best sits in front (...)

Activist investor Starboard Value targeted the Dublin-based drugmaker Perrigo last year and urged it to explore a sale of its prescription business. Photograph: Getty Images

Dublin-based consumer health and generics group Perrigo is shaking up its board and replacing half of its directors with members tied to an activist i(...)

Wall Street traders: US stocks  were up slightly on Thursday as a rise in consumer shares helped offset losses in financials

European stocks were left flat-footed as disappointing company results, including a $7.5 billion fine for wrongdoing for Deutsche Bank, sent its shar(...)

Worldpay chief executive Philip Jansen received £2 million as a share bonus for taking the company to market

Worldpay is cutting its ties with Royal Bank of Scotland as the payments company prepares to move off the British state- backed lender’s creaking tech(...)

Music-streaming service Spotify is one of the few European tech companies which has become a global name – now a series of new venture funds has sprouted up in search of the next generation of European start-ups

As Europe’s tech companies such as Spotify, the music-streaming service, and King Digital, the maker of the Candy Crush franchise, have become global (...)

GlaxoSmithKline said last week it had received “very significant” indicative bids from private equity companies. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Private equity groups are exploring a $10 billion (€7.4 billion) plan to buy hundreds of older drug brands from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Sanofi and m(...)