Latest Bids, Mergers and Takeovers

  • 20 Feb
    Fidessa, Temenos in talks over £1.4bn deal

    Fidessa confirmed Tuesday it is in advanced talks with Swiss banking software supplier Tenemos over a £1.4bn takeover approach. Under the proposed terms of the offer, Fidessa shareholders would...

  • 19 Feb
    Gordon Dadds Group acquires Thomas Simon Limited for £1.875m

    Gordon Dadds Group said Monday it acquired Cardiff solicitors, Thomas Simon Limited, for £1.875m plus an amount related to net tangible assets. The board said it expects that the acquisition...

  • 19 Feb
    Grafton acquires Leyland for £82.4m

    Grafton said Monday it acquired decorating and DIY Group Leyland SDM for £82.4m. Leyland SDM, based in London, sells paint, tools, ironmongery and accessories. Its revenue and underlying EBITA...

  • 19 Feb
    James Fisher acquires Cowan for £1.5m

    James Fisher said Monday it acquired Cowan Manufacturing PTY Limited for A$2.6m (£1.5m) in cash. Cowan, based in New South Wales, Australia, is recognised worldwide for its leading role in the...

  • 16 Feb
    Elektron completes sales of Queensgate to Prior Scientific Instruments

    Elektron said it completed the sale of Queensgate to Prior Scientific Instruments for an initial £0.8 million. The deal will also include a further cash payment of 50% of Queensgate product sales...

  • 15 Feb
    Connect Group completes sale of books division to Aurelius for £6m

    Connect Group said it completed the sale of its books division to Aurelius for £6m. Mark Cashmore, Chief Executive Officer, said: 'We are pleased to complete the sale of Connect Books to Aurelius...

  • 15 Feb
    GKN tells shareholders Melrose offer represents 'low price and high risk'

    GKN advised shareholders not to accept Melrose's hostile takeover offer as it was 'not a good deal' and represents 'low price and high risk.' 'The Board unanimously recommends that you should take...

  • 15 Feb
    TT Electronics to acquire Stadium

    TT Electronics has agreed to acquire the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Stadium. Stadium shareholders will be entitled to receive 120p in cash for each Stadium share, which...

  • 15 Feb
    NewRiver buys two retail parks

    NewRiver REIT has acquired two retail parks for a combined consideration of £26.5 million, representing an initial yield of 8.9% and a capital value of £141 per sq ft. The Rishworth Centre and...

  • 15 Feb
    Pembridge to acquire Minto Explorations

    Pembridge Resources, a mining-focused special purpose acquisition company, has agreed to acquire 100% of Minto Explorations from Capstone Mining. The consideration is comprised of US$37.5 million...

  • 13 Feb
    Audioboom plans $185m deal with Triton Digital

    Audioboom said it plans to acquire Triton Digital Canada for US$185m. Audioboom's ordinary shares will be suspended from trading on AIM with effect from 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. Audioboom's directors...

  • 12 Feb
    Faroe Petroleum sells 17.5% stake in Fenja to Suncor for $54.5m

    Faroe Petroleum plc announced Monday the sale of its 17.5% stake in the Fenja development to Suncor for cash consideration of $54.5 million. Faroe would retain 7.5% stake in Fenja, underlining...

  • 12 Feb
    Euromoney Institutional Investor agrees to sell Global Markets Intelligence Division

    Euromoney Institutional Investor announced Monday that it reached an agreement to sell its Global Markets Intelligence Division, consisting of CEIC and EMIS, to a consortium of CITIC Capital...

  • 09 Feb
    Avocet confirms $5m sale of Burkino Faso assets

    Avocet Mining Plc confirmed Friday that it completed the sale of Resolute to the Balaji group for USD 5 million. The transaction involves the assignment of certain intercompany receivables for...

  • 08 Feb
    Tracsis provides further acquisition details

    Tracsis, a provider of software and services for the traffic data and transportation industry, has released further information regarding its recently announced acquisitions of Travel Compensation...

  • 08 Feb
    Marlowe acquires Future Water

    Marlowe, a support services group, has acquired Future Water, a provider of water treatment and hygiene services based in Milford, Derbyshire. Founded in 2007, Future water employs 25 staff and...

  • 08 Feb
    BGEO Group acquires craft beer producer Black Lion

    BGEO Group said its investment arm Georgia Capital acquired leading Georgian craft beer producer Black Lion. The acquisition of Black Lion complements the existing basket of beverage products...

  • 02 Feb
    Arena Events Group acquires GLD Productions

    Arena Events Group plc announced Friday the acquisition of specialist furniture hire business GLD Productions which is expected add approximately £1.5m in annual revenue. Grahame Muir, CEO Arena...

  • 01 Feb
    Plexus sells jack-up business

    Plexus, the AIM quoted oil and gas engineering services business, has completed the sale of its wellhead exploration equipment and services business for jack-up applications and the licencing of...

  • 01 Feb
    Stellar Diamonds in advanced takeover negotiations

    Stellar Diamonds is in advanced negotiations regarding a possible share offer for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of the company by Newfield Resources (NWF). Under the possible...

  • 01 Feb
    Total Produce buys stake in Dole Food

    Total Produce, a fresh produce company, has entered into a binding agreement to acquire a 45% equity stake in Dole Food Company for $300 million. Dole is one of the world's largest fresh produce...

  • 01 Feb
    Synthomer acquires BASF Austrian SBR business

    Synthomer has completed the acquisition of the BASF Austrian SBR business and assets. The enterprise value of €30 million was fully funded from existing resources. The business produces styrene...

  • 01 Feb
    Tracsis acquires delay repay companies

    Tracsis, a provider of software and services for the traffic data and transportation industry, has acquired Travel Compensation Services (TCS), Delay Repay Sniper (DRS) and S Dalby Consulting (the...

  • 01 Feb
    Veltyco to acquire Ruleo

    Veltyco, an online marketing company for the gaming industry, has entered into an exclusivity agreement to potentially acquire the entire issued share capital of Ruleo, which operates a sportsbook...

  • 25 Jan
    Strategic Minerals buys Leigh Creek Copper Mine

    Strategic Minerals' subsidiary Ebony Iron has is acquiring Leigh Creek Copper Mine (LCCM) from Resilience Mining Australia (RMA) for A$3m (approximately £1.7m). LCCM owns the exploration and...

  • 24 Jan
    Gordon Dadds completes acquisition of Metcalfes

    Acquisitive legal and professional services group Gordon Dadds has completed the acquisition of Metcalfes Solicitors LLP for a total basic consideration of £2m, payable in cash over a five-year...


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