Branson’s £300m Virgin blank cheque: British tycoon to expand empire

Branson’s £300m Virgin blank cheque: British tycoon reveals plans to expand his empire buying new businesses By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:54 BST, 17 September 2020 | Updated: 21:54 BST, 17 September 2020 Sir Richard Branson has proposed a so-called special purpose acquisition vehicle – or ‘spac’ Sir Richard Branson has revealed … Read more

MARKET REPORT: Novacyt sales up tenfold amid battle to beat Covid

Being a fast mover in the battle to beat Covid has paid off for Novacyt, a biotechnology tiddler listed on AIM that few retail investors had heard of at the start of the year. Things have changed dramatically since then, after the French group’s Southampton-based subsidiary, Primerdesign, developed one of the world’s first coronavirus tests … Read more

The ‘Czech Sphinx’ becomes Sainsbury’s fourth largest shareholder 

Czech Sphinx fills basket with Sainsburys: Billionaire investor Daniel Kretinsky becomes fourth largest shareholder By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:53 BST, 17 September 2020 | Updated: 21:53 BST, 17 September 2020 A billionaire investor known as the ‘Czech Sphinx’ has become the fourth-largest shareholder in Sainsbury’s. Daniel Kretinsky, who is already the … Read more