Latest Bids, Mergers and Takeovers

  • 02 Mar
    Vela invests £66,000 in Mode Global Holdings

    Vela Technologeis has invested £66,319.55 in Mode Global Holdings as part of of Mode's over-subscribed placing to raise £6 million to support its 'rapid growth' of new-breed financial products and...

  • 11 Feb
    Robinson acquires 'complimentary' Schela Plast in £7.7m deal

    Packaging manufacturer Robinson has announced the acquisition of Schela Plast, a Danish designer and manufacturer of blow moulded containers. Total consideration, including earnout, is expected...

  • 11 Feb
    Prospex announces delays to El Romeral acquisition

    Energy firm Prospex has provided an update to shareholders on its acquisition of an interest in El Romeral, southern Spain. The deal to acquire 49.9% interest in El Romeral, an integrated gas...

  • 10 Feb
    Tate & Lyle completes acquisition of tapioca business in Thailand

    Global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions, Tate & Lyle, has completed the acquisition of an 85% shareholding in Chaodee Modified Starch Co. The company is a...

  • 05 Feb
    Aggreko confirms sale talks

    Aggreko is in talks to be acquired by TDR Capital and I Squared Capital. The firm has confirmed the discussions in response to press speculation and share price movements. The consortium is in...

  • 05 Feb
    Sportech to gain £36m from asset sales

    Sportech will gain £36.1 million in aggregate net cash from sales of assets and business divisions in 2020. Last year, the betting service provider confirmed it was in talks to sell its Global...

  • 29 Jan
    boohoo confirms Arcadia brands talks

    boohoo group has confirmed it is in exclusive talks with Arcadia's administrators about acquiring several of its brands. The announcement has been made by boohoo in response to media speculation...

  • 28 Jan
    Prudential to separate from Jackson Financial

    Prudential has confirmed its intention to pursue a demerger from its US business, Jackson Financial, in the second quarter of 2021. The separation would see the shares in Jackson distributed to...

  • 22 Jan
    Lycaremit broadens reach with Wari partnership

    Lycaremit has entered a strategic partnership with Wari to offer its remittance services to more markets. Remittance provider Lycaremit, part of the Lyca Group, will use Wari's technology to offer...

  • 22 Jan
    Escape Hunt to acquire European competitor

    Escape Hunt is acquiring European competitor French Master Franchise, for a consideration of approximately £330,000. Both companies have conditionally agreed terms for the acquisition. These...

  • 22 Jan
    S-Ventures buys healthy snack brand for £167k

    S-Ventures has acquired We Love Purely, a healthy snack brand, for £167,000. The company has acquired the 75.1% majority stake with a price of £137,000 of 9p per share along with a cash payment of...

  • 20 Jan
    Mattioli Woods buys stake in Tiller

    Mattioli Woods has acquired a 4% stake in Tiller Group, a software as a service wealth management platform. The company has called this a 'strategic relationship' and plans to use Tiller's...

  • 20 Jan
    Ascential sells Groundsure for £170m

    Ascential has sold its Groundsure business for £170 million to a subsidiary of ATI Global. Groundsure is a brand that sits within Ascential's Built Environment & Policy segment. The £170...

  • 06 Jan
    CMA to investigate NVIVIA Arm takeover

    The Competition and Markets Authority is planning to investigate the anticipated takeover of Arm by US chip designer NVIDIA. The regulatory body is inviting input from interested third parties as...

  • 06 Jan
    Water Intelligence reacquires Seattle franchise of American Leak Detection subsidiary

    Water Intelligence has reacquired the Seattle franchise of its American Leak Detection subsidiary for $5.5 million as the firm continues to grow business segments and create efficiencies. The...

  • 05 Jan
    Fleetwood Mac guitarist pens deal with Hipgnosis

    Hipgnosis Songs Fund – the music rights company founded by Nile Rogers and Merck Mercuriadis – has acquired the remaining rights to the back catalogue of Lindsey Buckingham, best known as the lead...

  • 05 Jan
    Mondi to acquire Turkish corrugated packaging firm Olmuksan

    Mondi has agreed to acquire 90.38% of the outstanding shares in Olmuksan International Paper Ambalaj Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S for €66 million. Olmuksan is a leading and well-established corrugated...

  • 04 Jan
    Goldplat confirms mine sale to Mayflower Capital

    African gold producer Goldplat has announced the sale of its Kenyan Kilimapesa mine to Mayflower Capital Investments. Mayflower has agreed to issue shares to the value of $1.5 million (£1.08...

  • 16 Dec
    Cranswick confirms Inspired Pet Nutrition talks

    Cranswick has confirmed it is in talks over a possible acquisition of Inspired Pet Nutrition. If successful, the meat producer intends to part-finance the acquisition through an equity placing of...

  • 10 Dec
    Primary Health Properties proposes to acquire Nexus and internalise management function

    The board of Primary Health Properties (PHP) has entered into a conditional share purchase agreement to internalise the company's management function by acquiring Nexus Tradeco Holdings, subject to...

  • 08 Dec
    Euromoney acquires WealthEngine for $14.5m

    Euromoney Institutional Investor has acquired saas platform WealthEngine for $14.5 million. WealthEngine is a workflow tool which profiles US individuals and is used by clients for prospecting...

  • 08 Dec
    £647m McCarthy & Stone takeover approved

    The takeover of McCarthy & Stone by US private equity firm Lone Star has received shareholder approval. The retirement housebuilder will now be acquired for £647 million. Following a court...

  • 03 Dec
    TalkTalk granted extension to deadline for takeover talks

    Discussions between TalkTalk Telecom Group and Toscafund Asset Management (TAM) regarding a takeover have been granted an extension by the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers. TAM's preliminary...

  • 02 Dec
    Nucleus confirms takeover talks

    Nucleus has confirmed it is in talks about a potential takeover after receiving offers from Integrafin Holdings and Epiris. Both are existing parent companies of Nucleus competitors. The firm...

  • 02 Dec
    Westpac sells general insurance business for $725m

    Westpac Group is selling its general insurance business to Allianz for $725 million. The transaction includes several contingent payments subject to 'integration milestones' being achieved. The...

  • 02 Dec
    Court greenlights Prudential transfer to Rothesay Life

    An English court has approved Rothesay Life's appeal to allow it to receive a much-delayed transfer of a Prudential annuity portfolio. In August 2019 the High Court of England and Wales blocked...

  • 30 Nov
    Mitie completes Interserve acquisition

    Mitie Group has completed its acquisition of Interserve Facilities Management. The acquisition has taken place for a consideration of £105 million in cash to How To Group. In addition, How To...

  • 30 Nov
    K3 Capital enters joint venture with head hunter

    K3 Capital Group has entered into a acquisition consultancy joint-venture with a head hunter it used during its acquisition strategy this year. The professional services firm has created Market...

  • 30 Nov
    Sportech confirms Global Tote sale talks

    Sportech has confirmed it is in talks with Betmakers Technology Group over the sale of its Global Tote business. This is in response to media reports regarding these talks which place a total cash...

  • 25 Nov
    Keyword buys g-Net Media for $32m

    Keyword Studios has acquired Los Angeles-based g-Net Media for a total consideration of up to $32 million. g-Net Media provides marketing services to the video gaming and entertainment industries....

  • 24 Nov
    Croda completes acquisition of Iberchem

    Speciality chemicals company Croda International has confirmed it has successfully completed the acquisition of Fragrance Spanish Topco which trades as global fragrances and flavours company...

  • 23 Nov
    Concepta buys DNA home-testing company

    Healthcare company Concepta has acquired The Genome Store in a deal that could be worth up to £520,000. The Genome Store is a provider of home-administered postal genome test services, based in...

  • 23 Nov
    Kingswood completes acquisition of US wealth business

    Wealth management company Kingswood has completed its acquisition of a 50.1% stake in Manhattan Harbor Capital (MHC), a US-based broker dealer company. MHC will be rebranded as Kingswood US and...

  • 20 Nov
    Telit receives merger proposal from Swiss semiconductor group

    Technology company Telit Communications has received a merger offer from Swiss firm u-blox. The proposed deal valued Telit at £2.50 a share, or approximately £332.6 million, and would result in...

  • 19 Nov
    Inspecs to acquire German eyewear group for €95m

    Eyewear designer and manufacturer Inspecs Group has conditionally agreed a €94.85 million acquisition of German company Eschenbach. The cash deal represented a 'key strategic step' in its growth...

  • 19 Nov
    William Hill shareholders approve Caesars Group takeover bid

    Betting company William Hill's shareholders have approved a £2.9 billion takeover bid from US casino giant Caesars Group. In a virtual meeting held earlier today, 87% of shareholders backed the...

  • 18 Nov
    Rosneft sells 10% stake in Vostok Oil

    Rosneft Oil has sold its 10% stake in Vostok Oil. The stake is being sold to commodity company Trafigura for an undisclosed price. The Russian company has also entered into an agreement with...

  • 11 Nov
    CMA inviting further input over Breedon / Cemex merger

    The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has invited further input as it reviews the potential acquisition of Cemex Investments by Breedon Group. Citing competition concerns, in August the CMA...

  • 10 Nov
    Tullow completes £575m Ugandan assets sale

    Tullow Oil has completed the sale of its Ugandan assets to Total. Made in two considerations, this sale will see Tullow receive $575 million in total. Although Tullow will retain a financial...

  • 09 Nov
    Yu Group acquires business customer book of Midlands energy group

    Independent supplier of gas, electricity and water to the UK business sector, Yu Group has acquired the business customer book of a Midlands-based energy group which is divesting its mains gas...

  • 06 Nov
    Pan African proposes to acquire tailings retreatment projects

    Pan African Resources has entered into a conditional sale-of-shares agreements to acquire the total share capital and associated shareholder loans and other claims of Mogale Gold Proprietary and...

  • 06 Nov
    Tesco gets green light to sell Thai stores to CP Group

    Thailand's antitrust regulator, the Office of Trade Competition Commission (OTCC), has given approval for the sale of supermarket giant Tesco's Thai business to CP Group. Once CP Group, which is...

  • 06 Nov
    RSA Insurance in talks over proposed takeover

    Intact Financial Corporation and Tryg A/S have proposed a £7.2bn offer to acquire RSA Insurance in what they believe would be a 'strategically compelling' merger, according to a statement from the...

  • 04 Nov
    Premier Foods confirms Hovis sales talks

    Premier Foods has confirmed it is in talks concerning a sale of its 49% stake in Hovis Holdings. The FTSE 250 firm has responded to media reports and a statement from Newlat Foods, with the...

  • 02 Nov
    Court approvals Unilever corporate restructure

    Unilever has received approval by the UK High Court for a corporate restructure that will see it merge its UK and Dutch arms. Upon completion of the merger, Unilever's existing dual-parent holding...


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