Articles by Mark McSherry








Glasgow’s Smart Metering acquires and invests

Glasgow-based Smart Metering Systems plc announced two strategic investments, accelerating the group’s capabilities in the electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure asset class and further expanding its…



















Beeks launches Exchange Cloud, contract in place

Beeks Financial Cloud Group plc, the Glasgow-based cloud computing and connectivity provider for financial markets, has announced the launch of Exchange Cloud which it called “an evolution…
















JMG of Leeds buys Perth insurance broker GS

Leeds-based JMG Group said it has acquired Scotland’s largest independent insurance broker GS Group, subject to FCA approval. The deal represents JMG Group’s second acquisition…









Scottish Mortgage retains top spot; shares up 13%

Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust once again retained its title as the most-popular investment trust among Interactive Investor customers in May, despite the fund’s high-flying share price…


UK approves Shell’s giant Jackdaw gas field

UK regulators have approved Shell’s revised plan to develop the giant Jackdaw gas field 250 kilometres east of Aberdeen as the Westminster government seeks to boost domestic…


CEO of new Stagecoach owner DWS resigns

The CEO of German asset manager DWS, which recently agreed a deal to buy Perth-based transport giant Stagecoach, has decided to resign after raids by prosecutors…


Edinburgh’s Codeplay Software sold to Intel

Intel announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Edinburgh-based Codeplay Software, which it called “a global leader in cross-architecture open standards-based developer technologies.” Subject…


Menzies shareholders OK £571m Kuwait takeover

The board of Edinburgh-based airport logistics giant John Menzies announced that its shareholders voted to approve the £571 million cash takeover offer from Kuwait-based National Aviation Services…





Wood sells consulting business for $1.9bn

Aberdeen-based global engineering and consulting giant John Wood Group said it agreed to sell its Built Environment Consulting business to Canada’s WSP Global Inc. for…




Abrdn completes £1.5bn Interactive Investor deal

Edinburgh-based investment giant Abrdn has completed its £1.49 billion cash acquisition of Manchester-based Interactive Investor (ii), the UK’s second largest investment platform for private investors. Abrdn said…