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A branch of food retailer Pret a Manger in London. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

The private equity owner of Pret A Manger is set to sell the UK-based sandwich shop chain for £1.5bn to JAB Holdings, the private investment group tak(...)

Ion was one of two potential suitors looking to break up Fidessa’s proposed deal with Temenos. Photograph: iStock

Ion Investment Group has agreed to buy UK rival Fidessa in a deal worth £1.5 billion (€1.7 billion), with the British trading technology group accepti(...)

Jerome Powell  takes the oath of office as he is sworn in as the new chairman of the Federal Reserve in Washington DC on Monday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Jerome Powell was sworn in on Monday as the US Federal Reserve’s 16th chairman. Mr Powell (64) has been a serving Fed governor since 2012. A centrist(...)

U.S. President Donald Trump announces Jerome Powell as his nominee to become chairman of the US Federal Reserve

Jay Powell was named by President Donald Trump as his nominee to serve as the next chair of the Federal Reserve, as he moved to make his mark on the w(...)

As organisations get used to the new regime, perhaps they will learn how to provide meaningful levels of detail. Photograph: Getty Images

The year-long soft launch is over. From tomorrow, those who lobby the State but fail to register the activity, or register it late, face fines and pot(...)

A billboard advertisement for Takata in Tokyo: it has recalled about 100 million defective air bags linked to at least 16 deaths worldwide, including 11 in the US

Shares in Takata jumped 16 per cent on Friday after sources said the beleaguered air bag maker would plead guilty to criminal wrongdoing as part of a (...)

The most significant business during the first quarter of this year was the purchase of a 10 per cent stake in Ion Trading by Carlyle Partners for about €359 million.

The Brexit vote is expected to reduce activity in mergers and acquisitions involving Irish companies over the second half of the year. Weaker sterl(...)

Management buyout: Carlyle Cardinal Ireland is understood to be backing a management buyout of Tullamore-based Carroll Cuisine from Swiss-Irish food giant Aryzta.

Private equity group Carlyle Cardinal Ireland is understood to be backing a management buyout of Tullamore-based Carroll Cuisine from Swiss-Irish fo(...)

‘The worst company I have ever come across’: John Griffin, chairman of Irish TV, on Carlyle, the company that bought Addison Lee, the cab company he founded. photograph: dave meehan

Minicab millionaire John Griffin is showing off his new iPhone 6, which he acquired earlier this week. He has an “IT guy”, who sorted it out for him, (...)

John Griffin:  cockney Irish minicab millionaire

John Griffin, the cockney Irish minicab millionaire, is no big fan of Carlyle, the US private equity giant that paid £300 million to take over his Add(...)

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