IP Sector Focus, Spotlight on coal M&A, Google whacked, FCA vs fund managers & more

This week’s Sector Focus homes in on the fascinating grouping of intellectual property commercialisation companies in the UK, where there has been some recent corporate activity. Emma Powell asks the question whether scale wins in such a sector and assesses which companies are the likely winners in what can be a high risk/reward area of the market.

Meanwhile, our News Spotlight this week looks at M&A on a different scale in the coal mining sector where a bidding war is kicking off over some of Rio Tinto‘s assets. Elsewhere in our news section this week, Megan Boxall looks at the hefty fine handed out to Google owner Alphabet by the European Commission this week and what it might mean for the company in the future.

Yesterday the FCA set out its planned remedies for simplifying the way the fund management industry charges private investors. Kate Beioley assesses the potential actions.

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