Latest Bids, Mergers and Takeovers

  • 14 May
    AssetCo reaches agreement to acquire Saracen Fund Managers

    UK-based wealth manager AssetCo is set to acquire the entire issued share capital of the Edinburgh-based fund management business, in a deal worth £2.75 million. The acquisition comes after...

  • 13 May
    Prudential expects Jackson demerger to complete in H2 2021

    Ahead of its AGM, Prudential has said it now expects the demerger of Jackson to be completed in the second half of the year, subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals. The company added...

  • 13 May
    NCC Group to acquire IPM

    NCC Group has announced the signing of an agreement for the proposed acquisition of the Intellectual Property Management business of Iron Mountain Inc. The deal comprises substantially all of the...

  • 04 May
    Tribal Group acquires share capital of Semestry Limited

    International education software and services provider, Tribal Group, has acquired and paid for the remaining issued share capital of Semestry Limited, a supplier of cloud based scheduling and...

  • 30 Apr
    Admiral completes sale of Penguin Portals and Preminen comparison businesses to RVU

    Admiral Group has announced that ZPG Comparison Services Holdings UK (RVU) has completed the purchase of Penguin Portals Group. This comprises the online comparison portals,...

  • 30 Apr
    Restore announces acquisition of EDM Group with placing to raise £40m

    Information and data management services firm Restore has entered into an agreement to acquire Rainbow HoldCo Limited, which trades as EDM Group Limited. This includes a proposed placing to raise...

  • 28 Apr
    Power Metal buys 75% stake in First Development

    Power Metal Resources has acquired a 75 per cent stake in First Development Resources, an Australian copper-gold miner. The private company holds a portfolio of exploration interests in the...

  • 16 Apr
    AstraZeneca receives US clearance for proposed acquisition of Alexion

    AstraZeneca's proposed acquisition of Alexion Pharmaceuticals has been cleared by the US Federal Commission, following the end of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust...

  • 08 Apr
    Water Intelligence reacquires Florida franchise in anticipation of increased market demand

    Leak detection and remediation firm Water Intelligence has reacquired its Central Florida franchise within the Group's American Leak Detection subsidiary. Increased market demand for water...

  • 07 Apr
    TEAM presses on with Tavistock engagement

    Asset management group TEAM is continuing to engage with Tavistock Investment shareholders over a potential bid. Tavistock has rebuffed previous approaches, but TEAM executive chairman Mark Clubb...

  • 25 Mar
    Mobile Streams to acquire 49% stake in KrunchData

    Mobile Streams has reached an agreement to acquire a 49% interest in KrunchData for £735,000, comprising £500,000 cash and 90,384,615 Ordinary Shares issued at 0.26p each. The deal also gives...

  • 23 Mar
    Pantheon Resources formalises acquisition of Berealis Alaska

    Oil and gas exploration company Pantheon Resources has received formal approval from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources for the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Borealis Alaska....

  • 23 Mar
    Wood completes sale of Sulzer wood to partner

    Engineering and consulting company Wood has completed the sale of its joint venture interest in Sulzer Wood Ltd to existing partner Sulzer for a consideration of US $17.5m (£12.7m). Sulzer is a...

  • 18 Mar
    National Grid to acquire WPD and sell NECO

    National Grid has agreed to acquire PPL WPD Investments, the holding company of Western Power Distribution, for an equity value of £7.8 billion. In addition, National Grid has agreed to sell The...

  • 17 Mar
    Begbies Traynor completes DRP acquisition

    Financial advisory and property services consultancy, Begbies Traynor Group, has completed the acquisition of David Rubin & Partners and is now unconditional in all respects. As announced on...

  • 15 Mar
    Zenith acquires Tunisian oil producer

    Zenith Energy has acquired Ecumed Petroleum Zarzis, a oil producer with operations in Tunisia. The acquisition was made via Zenith's African subsidiary which bought a 100% stake in the company...

  • 05 Mar
    Volga directors accept GEM offer

    Volga Gas directors, holding 92% of the company, have now accepted the takeover bid by GEM Capital. Each of the directors of Volga Gas who currently hold or control Volga Gas Shares have decided...

  • 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...


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