- Apax and Warburg Pincus plot £3 billion takeover bid for London-listed Inmarsat


-Mega consortium comes together for £2 billion bid for London City airport


-Argus Media appoints bankers to carry out £1 billion sale


-Saudi Arabian diplomat takes legal action to recover £25 million investment in Ryan Corp's Hertsmere House scheme


-ABI linked with £75 billion takeover bid for SAB Miller


-Quindell in talks to sell legal services unit to Australian group Slater & Gordon


-British Airways owner IAG raises EURO 1.3 billion bid for Aer Lingus


- FTSE 250-listed Kier Group in talks to buy Mouchel for £400 million


- Candy Brothers turned down multi-million pound bridge loan for £1 billion Herstmere House project led by mysterious Irish developer


-Deutsche Annington circles rival EURO 4 billion German property company Gagfah


-Mitchells & Butlers prepares £250 million bid for Orchid pub company


-SAS swoops on Yorkshire Water with secret purchase of 10pc shareholding


-Weir Group lines up cash element for revived Metso offer


-Weir Group linked to potential £8.5 billion merger with Finnish rival Metso


- Carphone Warehouse in £4 billion merger talks with Dixons Retail


- Billionaire Ruia brothers to make £900 million bid for Essar Energy