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Activist investor Cevian Capital said on Tuesday it had built up a 4.95 per cent stake in Aviva and that the British insurer should be able to return (...)

Best known in Britain for its More Than brand, RSA provides home, motor and commercial insurance and also has large operations in Canada, Ireland and Scandinavia. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

British insurance group RSA is backing a £7.2 billion (€8.07 billion) cash offer from Canada’s Intact Financial and Denmark’s Tryg in one of Europe’s (...)

Shares in CRH have lost about half their value since global markets began to tank in the final week of February. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Swedish activist investor Cevian Capital increased its stake in CRH last week to take advantage of a stock slump amid the Covid-19 crisis, while also (...)

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold, recovering from an orthopaedic procedure earlier in the week, was watching online from Ireland on Friday as his t(...)

CRH was reported by Bloomberg in November to have hired JP Morgan to find a buyer for the group’s Philippines cement unit.

Building materials giant CRH moved on Tuesday to extend share buyback programme amid heightened market speculation that the company is reducing its ex(...)

It has been reported that CRH has hired investment bankers at JP Moran to find a buyer for the business.

CRH shares rallied on Wednesday on speculation the building materials giant may sell its Philippines cement unit for as much as $3 billion (€2.73 bill(...)

WeWork continues to advance its plans to float in 2019, despite shaky IPOs from Uber and Lyft

Undeterred by shaky stock market debuts in recent months of fellow much-hyped gig economy investments – lift-hailing companies Uber and Lyft – WeWork (...)

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold has met  representatives of Cevian in recent months

Irish cement maker CRH needs to press ahead with extensive structural improvements, activist shareholder Cevian said on Friday, adding that the compan(...)

CRH CEO Albert Manifold. ‘CRH has been substantially restructured by the CEO over the past five years,’ says Davy.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

CRH shares jumped on Wednesday after Europe’s biggest activist investor said it has built up a stake in the building materials giant, prompting specul(...)

Brexit ‘probably more a positive than a negative’, said Christer Gardell.

Brexit is making the UK more attractive to investors by depressing valuations, according to Europe’s largest activist shareholder, flush with cash fro(...)

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