Latest Bids, Mergers and Takeovers

  • 23 Nov
    Novatek acquires Severneft-Urengoy

    Novatek has confirmed the acquisition of Severneft-Urengoy from EuroChem. Background: Severneft-Urengoy holds the hydrocarbon exploration and production license for the West-Yaroyakhinskiy...

  • 23 Nov
    Bunzl makes acquisitions in Australia and Brazil

    Bunzl has completed the acquisition of Hedis, Comptoir de Bretagne and Generale Collectivites, was announced on 20 Jul, following clearance by the French Competition Authority. The company has...

  • 22 Nov
    dotdigital acquires Comapi

    dotdigital has completed the acquisition of the Comapi group of companies, a fast-growing business focused on the omni-channel messaging and cloud communication market, for £11m in cash....

  • 21 Nov
    Helios acquires Chapman Underwriting

    Helios Underwriting has acquired Chapman Underwriting Limited, a limited liability member of Lloyd's, for £540,000 in cash. The 2017 underwriting capacity of Chapman is £670,000 (this compares...

  • 20 Nov
    DFS to complete acquisition of Sofology

    The Competition & Markets Authority has cleared DFS Furniture's acquisition of Sofology which was announced on 3 Aug. DFS said the Financial Conduct Authority had also confirmed its clearance...

  • 16 Nov
    Angling Direct acquires NWAC and Tacklesaver

    Angling Direct has acquired the stock and goodwill of North West Angling Centre and Tacklesaver for £450,000 in cash, plus stock at valuation. Angling Direct said the directors believed that the...

  • 16 Nov
    Spinnaker yet to find a takeover target

    Spinnaker Opportunities, a cash shell established to make an acquisition in the energy or industrial sectors, has yet to find a takeover target. It said it has been introduced to numerous...

  • 16 Nov
    Victoria acquires European floor and tiles manufacturer

    Victoria, the international designer, manufacturer and distributor of floor coverings, has entered into an agreement to acquire Keraben, a European manufacturer of branded floor and wall ceramic...

  • 16 Nov
    Just Eat-Hungryhouse deal gets CMA clearance

    Just Eat has welcomed today's announcement that the Competition and Markets Authority has unconditionally cleared the company's acquisition of Hungryhouse. Just Eat said the decision was expected...

  • 15 Nov
    FirstRand outlines impact of proposed acquisition of Aldermore

    FirstRand has confirmed that, if the Scheme in respect of the proposed acquisition on Aldermore becomes effective, the impact on FirstRand Bank's CET1 ratio is currently estimated to be a reduction...

  • 15 Nov
    FFI completes acquisition of EPS-Cineworks

    FFI Holdings has completed the acquisition of EPS-Cineworks Digital Studios, a full service, digital, post-editing machine rental business, servicing numerous theatrical and television productions....

  • 15 Nov
    LGIM enters European ETF market

    Legal & General Investment Management has agreed to acquire Canvas, the established exchange traded fund platform of ETF Securities Limited. The acquisition includes the platform and embedded...

  • 14 Nov
    Cogenpower to dispose of Cogenpower srl

    Cogenpower has announced that the Company has entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement ("SPA") with Re Sipar srl ("RSS") for it to acquire Cogenpower srl. The Company confirmed that,...

  • 14 Nov
    Aviva to acquire Friends First

    Aviva has agreed to acquire Irish insurer Friends First Life Assurance Co for a cash consideration of €130m. Aviva said that as a result of this acquisition, it would become one of the largest...

  • 13 Nov
    ETF Securities to sell part of business to WisdomTree

    ETF Securities has announced that it has agreed to sell its European exchange-traded commodity, currency and short and leveraged business, including the Issuer, to WisdomTree Investments. At...

  • 13 Nov
    AFH Financial acquires Britton for up to £2.1m

    AFH Financial Group has completed the acquisition of Britton Financial Limited based in Colchester, Essex. Following the acquisition Ken Kerr will retire and the clients of Britton will be...

  • 09 Nov
    St Peter Port terminates sale process

    St Peter Port Capital has terminated its formal sale process after completed a strategic review. The board looked at several options to maximise value for shareholders, including a potential sale...

  • 08 Nov
    Cronin Group completes OpenIOLabs acquisition

    Cronin Group has completed the acquisition of OpenIOLabs and appointed David Cleevely as a non-executive director with immediate effect. At 9:53am: (LON:CRON) Cronin Group Plc Ord 0.01p share...

  • 07 Nov
    Malvern completes acquisition

    Malvern International confirmed that it has completed the acquisition of SAA Global Education Centre Pte. Ltd. At 2:12pm: (LON:MLVN) Malvern International Plc Ord 5p share price was 0p at...

  • 07 Nov
    Rurelec offer talks terminated

    Rurelec has confirmed that the consortium led by Peter Earl, its former Chief Executive Office, no longer intends to make an offer for the Company. At 1:52pm: (LON:RUR) Rurelec PLC share price...

  • 07 Nov
    Victoria responds to speculation over potential acquisition

    Victoria said it has noted press speculation surrounding the potential sale of Keraben Grupo, S.A. The Board has previously said that it is part of its growth strategy to make highly selective...

  • 06 Nov
    InterEnergy updates on Rurelec deal speculation

    Further to previous announcements, InterEnergy has confirmed that it does not intend to make an offer for Rurelec, either alone or as part of a consortium. The Company said: "By way of...

  • 06 Nov
    Plexus shareholders approve disposal

    Plexus Holdings has confirmed that the proposed resolution was passed by shareholders at today's General Meeting. As a result, the sale of its Rental Wellhead Exploration for Jack-Up Applications...

  • 06 Nov
    CAML completes acquisition of Lynx Resources

    Central Asia Metals has completed the acquisition of Lynx Resources, owner of the Sasa zinc-lead mine in Macedonia. The acquisition constitutes a 'reverse takeover' under AIM Rules and...

  • 06 Nov
    BP Marsh's 35%-held XPT acquires WSS

    B.P. Marsh & Partners 35%-held XPT Group has acquired Western Security Surplus Insurance Brokers, Inc. B.P. Marsh said this was the first acquisition made by XPT, as part of its plan to...

  • 03 Nov
    Pure Gym to be acquired by LGP

    Pure Gym has confirmed that it has entered into a binding agreement whereby affiliates of Leonard Green & Partners (LGP) will acquire a controlling stake in the Company. The Company said LGP...

  • 03 Nov
    RWS completes acquisition of Moravia

    RWS Holdings confirmed that the Company has now completed the acquisition of Moravia. At 2:26pm: (LON:RWS) RWS Holdings PLC share price was -3p at 448.25p Story provided by

  • 03 Nov
    Imagination-Canyon Bridge scheme takes effect

    The scheme of arrangement for the recommended cash acquisition of Imagination Technologies by CBFI Investment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of funds managed by Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, has...

  • 03 Nov
    Saint-Gobain acquires Scotframe

    Compagnie de Saint-Gobain has completed the acquisition of Scotframe in the UK. Saint-Gobain said the acquisition complemented the building distribution portfolio in the country, accelerating the...

  • 03 Nov
    Centrica acquires leading demand response aggregator

    Centrica has acquired REstore NV, Europe's leading demand response aggregator, for €70m in cash. REstore - which has its headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium - manages 1.7GW of peak load from a...

  • 03 Nov
    Cronin Group acquires OpenIOLabs

    Cronin Group, the AIM listed company focusing on digitising chemistry, has acquired OpenIOLabs which specialises in developing hardware and software for scientific and industrial uses. Cronin...

  • 02 Nov
    Norcros to acquire Merlyn Industries

    Norcros, a supplier of showers, taps, bathroom accessories, tiles and adhesives, has agreed to acquire Merlyn Industries, a designer and distributor of mid to high-end branded shower enclosures,...

  • 02 Nov
    Property Franchise reinforces merger rejection

    The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) has said the possible merger offer from Belvoir Lettings would not be in the best interests of its shareholders. It comes after Belvoir issued an announcement...

  • 02 Nov
    Samsung finalises Printing Solutions sale

    Samsung Electronics has finalised the details of the sale of its Printing Solutions business to HP. Samsung is spinning off the business and selling 100% of the newly established firm's registered...

  • 01 Nov
    PhosAgro-Cherepovets merger completed

    PhosAgro has announced the completion of the merger of JSC PhosAgro-Cherepovets into JSC Apatit (Cherepovets). Story provided by

  • 01 Nov
    Quantum, Clinigen deal effective

    Quantum and Clinigen have announced that, further to yesterday's announcement by Quantum that the Court had sanctioned the Scheme of Arrangement, the related Court Order has been delivered to the...

  • 01 Nov
    CAML set to complete acquisition of Lynx Resources

    Central Asia Metals has received approval from the Macedonian Competition Commission for the acquisition of Lynx Resources. CAML said expected to complete the acquisition on 6 Nov having...

  • 01 Nov
    IMImobile to acquire Sumotext

    IMImobile, a cloud communications software and solutions provider, has agreed to acquire the trade and assets of the Sumotext Corporation, an established US based communications platform provider....

  • 01 Nov
    Halma acquires Mini-Cam Enterprises

    Halma has completed the acquisition of Mini-Cam Enterprises from Lloyds Development Capital (and a group of private shareholders. Mini-Cam, headquartered in Lancashire, specialises in pipeline...

  • 01 Nov
    Gordon Dadds acquires CW Energy

    Gordon Dadds Group has completed the acquisition of the corporate tax advisory business and certain assets of CW Energy for a total initial consideration of £4.0m, payable in cash over a five year...

  • 31 Oct
    J. Walter Thompson acquires majority stake in E-Next

    WPP has confirmed that J. Walter Thompson, its wholly owned global advertising agency, acquired a majority stake in E-Next Consultoria e Servicos de Internet, a digital agency in Brazil that...

  • 31 Oct
    Gresham House acquires Hazel Capital LLP

    Gresham House, the specialist alternative asset manager, has completed the acquisition of the asset management business of Hazel Capital, a leading UK manager of new energy infrastructure. In...

  • 30 Oct
    Keywords completes acquisition of VMC

    Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, has completed the acquisition of VMC Consulting Corporation and Volt Canada Inc on the terms...

  • 27 Oct
    Egdon completes acquisition

    Egdon Resources has announced the completion of the acquisition a 100% interest in and operatorship of the Fiskerton Airfield oil field from Cirque Energy (UK) for $750,000. The Company added:...

  • 27 Oct
    Aquila Services completes pod acquisition

    Aquila Services, a company formed to acquire and operate growing businesses operating in the affordable housing services sector, has completed the acquisition of the development consultancy and...

  • 26 Oct
    Tavistock Investments disposal receives FCA approval

    Tavistock Investments has confirmed that the Financial Conduct Authority has now granted change of control approval in connection with Sanlam UK's acquisition of Tavistock Financial Limited, and...

  • 25 Oct
    Draper Esprit acquires Seedcamp Funds

    Draper Esprit, a leading venture capital firm investing in high growth digital technology businesses, has acquired Seedcamp Funds I and II for £17.9m. Draper Esprit said that as a result, the...


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