Laird has received a £1bn cash offer from private equity group Advent International.
Engineering solutions provider Laird has appointed former Jaguar Land Rover executive Mike Bell to the role of chief technology officer as part of its effort to deliver "world class innovation".
Stifel upgraded technology company Laird to 'buy' from 'hold' on Thursday, saying the recent selloff is overdone.
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Laird reported a rise in revenue for the third quarter and said it expects full-year profit to be towards the top end of current market forecasts.
Electronic component maker Laird reported a much improved performance in the first six months of the year, with underlying profit before tax improving 47% to £24.1m.
Electronic component maker Laird reported strong sales growth in the first quarter of 2017 after a difficult year.
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Electronics components maker Laird, whose shares tumbled back in October after a profit warning, has announced a fully-underwritten rights issue to raise around £185m in gross proceeds to reduce its indebtedness.
Laird is said to be considering the sale of one of its major divisions as it struggles to turn its business around.
Laird, whose shares tumbled back in October after a profit warning, reiterated its full-year expectations on Tuesday as it said it was on track to announce a proposed rights issue to raise up to £185m to shore up its balance sheet.
Electronics company Laird is to raise £185m through a rights issue and scrap its final dividend in a bid to strengthen its financial position.
Segro: Barclays keeps at overweight with a target price of 520p.
Laird´s new boss and finance chief took advantage of the recent crash in the share price to pick-up stock in the firm they lead.
Although trading at Laird improved slightly in the third quarter, helped by currency shifts, it warned profits for the full year would be lower than expected due to delays in the mobile devices cycle and increased margin pressure.
Cyclicals took over from defensives, with Tesco spearheading gains among food and drug retailers while pharma stocks acted as the main drag.
FTSE 250 technology firm Laird has appointed Kevin Dangerfield as its new chief financial officer with effect from 17 October.
Slightly better-than-expected Chinese economic data saw shares in Russia-focused steel-maker Evraz notch a fresh 52-week high at 180.0p, taking its sector gauge higher with it.
Energy-related stocks continued to retreat as crude oil futures extended their recent leg lower on the heels of reports of increasing exports out of Libya and Nigeria.