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Recent articles by Lina:

JPMorgan’s credit line to WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann: almost $100m

JPMorgan is one of nine banks underwriting the hotly-anticipated initial public offering → Read More

ValueAct victory spurs hedge fund activists in Japan

ValueAct Capital is scouring the country for further investments, following its success against Olympus earlier this year — and rivals are following suit → Read More

Private equity firms eye bargains from Brexit Britain

Attractive prices and the decline of sterling make UK businesses a target for public-to-private deals → Read More

Cannabis firm appoints City broker to accelerate expansion in Europe

Sativa Group, the UK’s biggest quoted medicinal cannabis company, has appointed Cenkos Securities as its corporate adviser and broker, underlining the group’s ambition to tap into Europe's emerging medical marijuana industry. “The appointment of Cenkos is a big step for the company and is an indication of how the City of London is starting to acknowledge the potential opportunities of the… → Read More

Saudi awaits milestone Arabian Centres IPO amid rising geopolitical tensions

Flotation is a key test of international investor sentiment in the Kingdom following the death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year → Read More

UK IPO market gets off to worst start since financial crisis

Just three companies have listed in the UK in the first quarter of 2019, the lowest total since the start of 2009 → Read More

Activist investors invade Europe’s clubby boardrooms

Defenses such as supervoting rights or dual-board structures no longer deter hedge funds like Elliott Management → Read More

This is what Deutschmerzbank could look like

A combined Deutsche and Commerzbank would be the third-largest lender in Europe → Read More

Wall Street banks rake in $300m on Bristol-Myers Squibb takeover

Largest-ever pharma deal means five banks and advisory firms share one of the biggest M&A paydays in years → Read More

Aberdeen Standard reignites governance row at pubs group M&B

Fund manager adds a new twist to an independence dispute stretching back to 2010 → Read More

What a Corbyn government would mean for markets

From water to trains to housebuilders, a Labour government could hit business models → Read More

Meet the hot-shot lawyers representing the ‘Barclays four’

Some of the finest legal minds in the country are squaring off in the fraud trial of four Barclays bankers → Read More

Bankers score big payday from wave of consumer healthcare deals

GSK to break up after signing multibillion-pound merger with Pfizer's consumer healthcare business → Read More

Japan Inc heads abroad in biggest deal spree for 20 years

Frenzied dealmaking across all sectors comes amid a long-term demographic shift in Japan → Read More

Activist investors are on the march in Europe

Shareholder activism in European companies reached record levels in 2017 and that trend has persisted → Read More

Push to private: IPOs take a back seat in Europe

Companies opt for private capital as an alternative to public listing → Read More

Meet the pharma rainmaker behind Takeda’s megadeal

Evercore’s Francois Maisonrouge has been the go-to banker for large mergers in this sector for more than two decades → Read More

Five signs that we are in a private equity bubble

Private equity firms are sitting on more than $1tn of unspent cash, and many other indicators are flashing red → Read More

Carlos Ghosn’s arrest creates peril for investors in not one but three carmakers

Ghosn, who holds leadership roles at Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi, reportedly in custody in Japan → Read More

LafargeHolcim sells Indonesian subsidiary to local company

Swiss cement company LafargeHolcim has sold its 80% stake in its PT Holcim Indonesia arm to PT Semen Indonesia, valuing Holcim Indonesia at $1.75bn, subject to regulatory approval. Along with Semen, Taiheiyo Cement, YTL and HeidelbergCement were rumoured to be potential bidders, according to Dealogic. The largest cement company in the world,... → Read More