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FT scoops from May


iZettle to announce IPO plan early next week

Swedish payments and ecommerce platform could seek valuation of $1.1bn

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May 01, 2018


Richard Branson moves into private equity world

Virgin founder teams up with London-based Metric Capital to target consumer deals

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May 03, 2018


ING to expand debt capital markets business into US

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May 08, 2018

Asia-Pacific companies

Ant Financial extends dominance in Chinese online finance

Alibaba’s fintech arm claims surge to 622m users and reveals scale of wealth business

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May 17, 2018

UK care homes

Britain’s biggest care home business for sale

HC-One on sale for £1bn amid growing investor interest in the sector

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May 21, 2018

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