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Covid vaccines: Will drug companies make bumper profits?

Covid vaccines: Will drug companies make bumper profits?

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Legal eagles at Mishcon plot bumper City float

Legal eagles at Mishcon plot bumper City float

Business
By Mark Kleinman, City editor Mishcon de Reya, one of London's most prominent law firms, has kicked off secret preparations for a flotation or stake sale that would value it at several hundred million pounds.Sky News has learnt that Mishcon, whose recent high-profile cases included representing the businesswoman Gina Miller in her fight over the government's triggering of ‎Article 50 to pave the way for Brexit, is to hire bankers in the coming months to explore options. Sources said this weekend that Mishcon's leadership team was yet to make any formal decisions about raising capital to accelerate its growth.The firm‎ is actively contemplating the idea of a stock market listing in order to attract new investors, one added.An alternative transaction cou...
Spend it like Beckham: Couple toast bumper payday

Spend it like Beckham: Couple toast bumper payday

Business
The Beckhams enjoyed a bumper payday last year, banking millions in dividends from their business empire. Accounts filed over the weekend show that former England captain David and ex-Spice Girl Victoria, along with former Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller, took £29.9m out of Beckham Brand Holdings.The total comprises an £18.8m dividend paid out in 2017 and another £11.1m after the year end.Beckham Brand Holdings looks after Victoria's fashion sales and David's image rights. But the accounts show that the firm saw a fall in pre-tax profits from £19.9m to £15.7m. Turnover was up from £47.5m to £55.7m.The filings also show the difference in success for the couple's respective brands.DB Ventures, Mr Beckham's business, recorded a pre-tax p...