James Faulkner

The Oil Services Sector Looks Ripe for M&A

The Oil Services Sector Looks Ripe for M&A

6 mins. to read

In a booming market, many of the best opportunities are to be found using a picks ‘n’ shovels investment approach – in other words, via investing in those companies that facilitate rather than produce. To a large extent, the same was true of the last bull market in the oil & gas sector. While the…

Grab a pizza the action

Grab a pizza the action

4 mins. to read

It’s funny how much money there is to be made in something as mundane as pizza! Since its IPO on AIM back in 1999, the UK incarnation of Domino’s Pizza (DOM) has grown to encompass more than 800 stores, with annual sales of almost £667 million. With the shares now at 676p, anyone lucky or…

S&U : Quality in credit

S&U : Quality in credit

3 mins. to read

The resurgence in consumer confidence seen in recent months and years offers significant growth prospects for a companies like consumer credit company S&U (SUS), which has built a significant business on the back of the exit of a number of major players from the direct unsecured lending markets following the financial crisis. According to figures…