Quentin Webb

@qtwebb

Columnist for Reuters Breakingviews in London, covering M&A, IPOs, private equity. Views expressed here are my own.

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Remainder of Mecom newspaper group sold to a Belgian publisher for ?196m. http://reut.rs/V0SvL2 Returns since IPO:

Could sterling hit $2 ? http://reut.rs/1pguQBf ( , free) #currencies #forex

Not what you'd call a poker face. Amaya shares ran up c40% this week on leaks of PokerStars takeover #mergers

Just Eat IPO revelation: UK outlay on takeaways =Danes, French, Irish, Dutch+Swiss combined

"Humanisation". Obesity. Grooming. Gingham. The best non-financial revelations from Pets At Home's IPO prospectus:

Deloitte survey, released this week, finds UK CFOs in strikingly bullish mood http://bit.ly/1lYfzk2

In 2013 fees from helping sell shares overtook those from #mergers, #investmentbanking data shows

Thanks - let's hope, as they say, that retweets do not equal endorsements...

?Get the Carney Look?: when central banking meets the Evening Standard?s sycophantic society coverage

Tim Cook isn't the only CEO who wants to change the game. $AAPL #cliches

Ivan Glasenberg makes being Glencore CEO sound a bit like being the alpha male in a troop of baboons

Interesting. Meg Whitman focuses on one person for #Autonomy debacle. $HPQ previously spread blame wider

Wild ride for #AstonMartin bonds. Friday's piece here: http://reut.rs/YVsGLt

I'm not THAT convinced by a "Private Equity Screen" that pulls up, er, Shell (market cap: $210bln)

What on earth is this FT back-page advert for? Activating a global network of Bourne-style killers?

... Peru default deals gave creditors steamboats, railways, land, and "2mln tons of guano"

BNPP's "simplified view" of Europe's fighter jet sector. Yikes. #BAE #EADS #merger

Guardian angry with PE. Or maybe vulture funds? Hard to tell. On Biffa: http://gu.com/p/39t3n/tw

Is Jeremy Clarkson guest-editing Bloomberg today?

Marlboro Man now rolls his own: US smokers swap cigarettes for cheaper rolling tobacco, pipes, cigars, MStanley says

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