Elliott’s acquisition of Barnes & Noble, the largest retail bookseller in the US, follows its June 2018 acquisition of British bookshop chain Waterstones. Photographer: Bloomberg

Barnes & Noble is to be bought by hedge fund Elliott Management for $475.8 million (€421 million), marking the end of the once-dominant US book re(...)

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(...)

  IBRC admitted  that holders of almost €270 million of junior bonds sold by the Anglo before its nationalisation almost a decade ago are now set to receive all that they are owed.   Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Almost a decade on from its nationalisation, Anglo Irish Bank still haunts from beyond the grave. The liquidators of Anglo’s successor, Irish Bank Re(...)

Elliott Management owns $1.5 billion (€1.33 billion) worth of shares in three Hyundai group companies. Photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

US hedge fund Elliott Management said on Tuesday Hyundai was holding excess capital and that shareholder returns from the Korean automotive group were(...)

Claire’s could join a growing number of recognisable high-street names to scale back its store estate. Photograph: John Keeble/Getty Images

Accessories group Claire’s is considering a raft of store closures as the troubled fashion accessories chain becomes the latest high-street firm to sh(...)

Juventus lifting  the trophy  following the last  Serie A  match of the season against Verona on May 19th, 2018,  in Turin. Photograph: Getty Images

This was supposed to be a grim summer for Italian football supporters. For the first time in six decades a World Cup was taking place without their na(...)

At stake is Michael Dell’s goal of streamlining his debt-laden technology empire, while giving the company the ability to use equity to finance future acquisitions.

Dell Technologies gave investors a deeper look into its financials as it steps up efforts to win support for a plan to take the company public. Dell (...)

The Dundrum Town Centre in Dublin, which is part owned by UK listed company Hammerson. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh / THE IRISH TIMES

The troubled UK shopping centre landlord Hammerson is expected to announce a programme of asset sales this week as it seeks to appease angry sharehold(...)

Twist in the tale: Waterstones-owned Hodges Figgis on Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A change of ownership can be relied upon to heighten tensions among both the staff of a business and anybody whose livelihood depends on it. The propo(...)

Traders at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. US stocks rose on Monday, boosted by healthcare stocks and on easing fears that the US-led missile attack on Syria would escalate. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares fell on Monday as investors awaited new US sanctions on Russia, while losses were limited as the market expected there would be no imm(...)

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