Articles by Mark McSherry

US firm SWM agrees £403m deal to buy Scapa

US resins firm Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (SWM) said on Wednesday it reached an agreement with the board of Ashton-under-Lyne-based wound care and industrial firm Scapa Group on…


Perspective buys £130m asset firm Atkinson White

Wealth management company Perspective Financial Group Ltd said it has acquired Darlington-based financial planning firm Atkinson White Partnership following the decision of the two founders…


Cussons H1 revenue £313m amid sanitiser demand

Manchester-based consumer products company PZ Cussons said on Tuesday it has experienced “unprecedented growth” in demand for hand wash and hand sanitiser products as it reported…


SimplyBiz reports ‘resilient’ £61m revenues

Huddersfield-based SimplyBiz, a provider of compliance and business services to financial advisers and institutions, said on Tuesday its “resilient” revenues slipped to £61 million in…




Together Financial in £500m bond issuance

Cheadle, Chesire-based Together Financial Services Limited, a specialist mortgage and secured loans providers, announced the issuance of £500 million in 5.25% Senior Secured Notes due 2027…


James Fisher appoints Angus Cockburn chairman

Barrow-in-Furness international marine services company James Fisher and Sons plc said on Monday it has appointed Serco Group’s chief financial officer Angus Cockburn as non-executive chairman…






AJ Bell executives sell another £4m of shares

Salford-based investment platform AJ Bell said on Friday that Bestfield Investments, a person closely associated (PCA) with Fergus Lyons, the AJ Bell Investcentre managing director, sold…






EG fuels IPO talk as Stuart Rose becomes chairman

Blackburn-based petrol station and convenience store giant EG Group has named industry veteran Stuart Rose as non-executive chairman to improve its governance, raising expectations of a stock…


Pets at Home Q3 revenue up 18% to £302m

Wilmslow-based pet and vet retailer Pets at Home Group said on Thursday its third-quarter revenue grew 18% to £302 million in the 12 weeks to December…
























Grainger buys Bristol development for £63m

Newcastle-headquartered Grainger plc, the UK’s largest listed residential landlord, said on Monday it acquired a 231-home forward fund build to rent development in Bristol for £63 million….





Stobart becomes Esken as brand sold to Eddie

Shares of Carlisle-based aviation and energy infrastructure firm Stobart Group rose about 9% on Monday after it announced its intention to change its name to Esken Limited….






James Fisher shares up 8% on trading update

Shares of Barrow-in-Furness international marine services company James Fisher and Sons plc rose about 8% on Thursday after it published a trading update for the year…