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Past articles by Mark:

Feared activist Elliott recruits City grandee Rake to burnish image

Sir Mike Rake, a former BT chairman and erstwhile CBI president, will advise Elliott on its investments in listed and private companies, Sky News learns. → Read More

McLaren revs up investors with £70m equity injection

Existing shareholders have handed the Surrey-based automotive icon £70m as part of a wider capital-raising that could see it tap investors for up to £500m, Sky News learns. → Read More

National Savings & Investments mulls giving acting chief Harkins top job

Dax Harkins, who has just taken over as NS&I’s acting CEO, is a frontrunner to be handed the top job on a permanent basis, Sky News understands. → Read More

West Midlands mayor Street set for £1.2bn Budget devolution boost

Andy Street, the Conservative mayor of the West Midlands, is to be handed a further devolution package worth in excess of £1bn in this week's Budget, Sky News understands. → Read More

Buyout firm Advent joins list of suitors for $10bn sandwich chain Subway

Advent International, which used to own DFS and HMV, the UK retailers, is among the parties which remain in the hunt to buy the US-based fast food giant, Sky News learns. → Read More

Ex-Tory donor’s bank Oaknorth in talks to buy stricken Silicon Valley Bank UK

Oaknorth, which was launched in 2015 and counts former chancellor Lord Hammond as an adviser, is plotting a takeover of the stricken UK arm of the tech-focused lender, Sky News learns. → Read More

High street banks given 24 hours to rescue Silicon Valley Bank UK

Lenders including Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group have been asked to consider whether they can make an offer for the stricken technology-focused lender, Sky News understands. → Read More

Bank of London weighs rescue bid for UK arm of Silicon Valley Bank

A new clearing bank which launched just two years ago is among the suitors this weekend weighing bids to salvage the British arm of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). → Read More

Thames Water braced for crunch talks over £14bn debt-pile

Britain's biggest water company has hired Rothschild and Slaughter & May to help evaluate financing options for its vast balance sheet, Sky News learns. → Read More

Tattoo removal specialist Naama inks £11m funding from blue-chip backers

NAAMA Studios is raising millions of pounds to expand its services amid an explosion in demand for safe and painless tattoo removal from millions of consumers globally, Sky News learns. → Read More

Bridgepoint sparkles with investment in jewellery brand Monica Vinader

The buyout firm's growth arm is in exclusive talks to acquire a controlling stake in a brand worn by Kate Winslet and the Princess of Wales, Sky News learns. → Read More

Zzoomm dials up merger with fibre broadband peer Trooli

Zzoomm, which is majority-owned by Oaktree, is among the bidders to have made it through to the second round of an auction of Trooli, another altnet fibre broadband provider, Sky News learns. → Read More

BMW revs up £500m plan to secure Mini production in Britain

The German car giant hopes to announce the investment in its plant at Cowley – which will include a £75m government grant – in several weeks’ time, Sky News learns. → Read More

Railsr investors on brink of deal to salvage parts of payments group

A number of the fintech's existing investors are to participate in a deal to buy parts of it through a pre-pack administration process expected as soon as Wednesday, Sky News learns. → Read More

Picturehouse founder screens deal to buy chain from ailing Cineworld

Lyn Goleby, who founded Picturehouse more than 30 years ago, has held talks with Cineworld bidder Vue International about buying back the chain she established, Sky News understands. → Read More

Game set and match as CVC clinches $150m stake in women’s tennis tour

A long-awaited investment by the former F1-owner CVC Capital Partners in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) will be unveiled as soon as Tuesday, Sky News learns. → Read More

Co-operative Bank finds Sainsbury's un-cooperative over £650m mortgage deal

Talks between the two mid-tier UK lenders about a transaction have fallen apart amid a disagreement on the price the Co-operative Bank would pay, Sky News understands. → Read More

Gousto chief Bldt under fire after tucking into discounted share deal

Tim Boldt, Gousto's founder and CEO, sold shares at a $1.7bn valuation last year before buying new stock for a price roughly 80% lower, sparking criticism from shareholders, Sky News learns. → Read More

Hospitality chief urges Shapps to overhaul Ofgem powers amid energy squeeze

Kate Nicholls, the boss of UK Hospitality, has warned the energy secretary, that the industry regulator needs to be handed urgent powers to tackle suppliers’ treatment of business customers in a letter seen by Sky News. → Read More

Food delivery firm Gousto plunged into governance storm after slashing valuation

Valued at $1.7bn 13 months ago, the meal-kit delivery business backed by Joe Wicks is now worth less than $300m after a fundraising from which some investors were excluded, Sky News learns. → Read More