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A leading early-stage investor has struck a £150m bargain to buy stakes in more than a dozen technology companies from one of Britain’s biggest asset managers. Sky News understands that Hambro Perks will announce the purchase of principally biotech and energy company stakes from Invesco early next week. City sources said that the deal would […]

The travel industry is pleading for more support as the latest coronavirus restrictions left the UK’s airports at “near-complete shutdown”, with warnings they may have to close temporarily.  All travellers entering the UK from Monday will have to self-isolate for 10 days – or receive a negative COVID-19 test result at least five days after […]

EDF, the French state-backed energy giant, is drawing up secret plans for a stock market flotation of one of Britain’s biggest providers of electric vehicle charging infrastructure amid soaring demand from motorists. Sky News has learnt that EDF, which bought a controlling stake in Pod Point less than a year ago, has instructed investment bankers […]

WhatsApp is delaying the rollout of new business features following a user backlash over the company’s data sharing practices. The delay is a setback for its plan to generate revenue by facilitating commercial exchanges on the messaging app, which Facebook acquired for $19bn in 2014 but has been slow to monetise. WhatsApp has said users […]

The proprietors of The Daily Telegraph have begun exploring plans for a £3bn-plus flotation of Very Group, their booming online retail operation. Sky News has learnt that the Barclay family is at the early stages of examining whether to take Very to the public markets in order to capitalise on exploding investor interest in digitally […]

ITV is kicking off a search for a new chairman as Sir Peter Bazalgette prepares to step down next year after almost a decade on the broadcaster’s board. Sky News has learnt that ITV‘s nominations committee, led by the former Jupiter Fund Management boss Edward Bonham Carter, has appointed Spencer Stuart to oversee the search. […]