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Proseal UK bought by JBT Corporation for £220m

6/5/2019


Queen’s Award-winning firm Proseal UK has been snapped up by JBT Corporation for £220m. The firm develop food sealing technology and also have plants in the USA and Australia. Read more about this story: Insider Media Keep Up To Date Did you know that Autonomous now offers a Mergers & Acquisitions service? We can offer […]

Independent News & Media deal struck for €145.6m

3/5/2019


A deal worth €145.6m was struck by Mediahuis NV for the purchase of Irish firm Independent News & Media. The Dublin-based media firm, who employ around 800 people, publish several titles, such as the Irish Independent. Mediauis are a Belgian firm who formed in 2013 after the merger of two publishers. Read more about this […]

The Hut Group buys two Manchester hotels

2/5/2019


Online retailer, The Hut Group, have splashed out to buy two up-market city centre hotels in Manchester. The purchase of King Street Townhouse and Great John Street Hotel is believed to have cost in the region of £50m. This purchase will add to the ever growing marketing plans of The Hut Group. Read more about […]

Footasylum takeover becomes unconditional

18/4/2019


JD Sports have seen their £90m takeover bid of rival Footasylum become unconditional. As a result of satisfying the requirements for takeover in terms of acceptances, the takeover will now go ahead. JD already owns a part of Footasylum, having bought a stake just a few weeks ago. Despite this, JD insisted at the time […]

SHB Hire acquired by Enterprise

29/3/2019


Enterprise Rent-A-Car have agreed a deal to buy vehicle hire and management company SHB Hire. As a result of this move, one of the largest businesses of its kind in the UK will be formed. SHB Hire will operate under the Enterprise Flex-E-Rent brand, which will have a fleet of over 45,000 vehicles. Read more […]

Experian drops ClearScore acquisition

6/3/2019


Experian, the information services group, have dropped their planned acquisition of ClearScore. The proposed £275m move was first announced in March 2018. However, in November 2018, the CMA challenged the move, saying it would reduce competition. Experian abandoned their plans as a result of this report, stating that they did not believe their plans would […]

Provident Financial receives £1.3bn takeover bid from NSF

26/2/2019


Non-Standard Financial have made a £1.3bn takeover bid for their rivals Provident Financial. NSF believe they have the support of shareholders who own more than 50% of Provident Financial. The deal still requires approval by shareholders and regulators. NSF will complete a demerger of Loans at Home to receive approval from the CMA. Read more […]

P&O Ferries acquired by DP World

25/2/2019


Dubai-based company DP World have agreed a deal to purchase the holding company behind P&O Ferries. The deal, which also includes P&O Ferrymasters, values the company at £322m. The portfolio of DP World spans over six continents and more than 40 countries. Meanwhile, P&O Ferries operates 21 vessels across 11 ports. Read more about this […]

Dairy Crest in £1bn Saputo purchase deal


Saputo Dairy UK, subsidiary of Canadian dairy giant Saputo, has agreed a deal to purchase the share capital of Daisy Crest. As a result of the deal, Dairy Crest received a valuation of £975m. Saputo has operations in countries across the world, and is one of the top 10 largest dairy companies. Read more about […]

GB Group agrees £233m deal to buy IDology

14/2/2019


Listed data intelligence specialist GB Group has stuck a deal to acquire a US counterpart. The £233m deal will see them acquire fraud detection services specialist IDology. GB Group has already raised £160m through shares to help fund the purchase. The existing presence of IDology in the US market should see their new owners boosted […]

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