Stake driven through Hanson’s heartlessness

There is more to Hanson’s demerger than the mortality of two ageing predators. Logical to the last, Hanson illustrates with unusual clarity the dead end of Eighties red-meat capitalism.  What went wrong? After all, for all its unfashionableness, Hanson demonstrates considerable management virtues. For instance, contrary to much punditry, Hanson understands more about management focus than most of its confreres in…

Progression open to Hanson talents

Hanson arouses strong passions. Over the years the market has loved it, happily sanctioning its claims to be able to extract more value from targeted companies than incumbent management. Critics, on the other hand, charge that in the building, as opposed to the extraction, of value, Hanson is mediocre: in concentrating on short-term returns to…