Double top for DLA Piper

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Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst has ranked international law firm DLA Piper top in the world for the number of private equity and venture capital deals it negotiated and completed last year.

The success for the group, which has a major office in Sheffield, comes shortly after the independent mergers and acquisitions intelligence service, Mergermarket, named the firm the global leader in that field.

The talk is of a resurgence in manufacturing, but elsewhere public spending cuts are resulting in redundancies among business high flyers.

Read how one senior manager has been desperately trying to get a new job ahead of redundancy, in Business Monthly on Wednesday.