Mergers and acquisitions

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Asda to buy petrol stations group EG UK as it aims to overtake Sainsbury’s
Concerns raised over £770m of new loans and £450m in new funds from Issa brothers and TDR Capital

Sarah Butler and Joanna Partridge

30, May, 2023 @12:42 PM

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Microsoft appeals against UK watchdog’s veto of Activision Blizzard takeover
CMA says it is defending cloud gaming market, but Microsoft says moves ‘discourages tech innovation and investment’ in UK

Dan Milmo

24, May, 2023 @7:14 PM

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UK watchdog denies it blocked Microsoft deal on orders of US regulator
CEO of Competition and Markets Authority tells MPs decision not to allow acquisition of Activision Blizzard based on ‘own analysis’

Alex Hern UK technology editor

16, May, 2023 @3:45 PM

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Center Parcs UK owner seeks double what it paid with near-£5bn price tag
Private equity firm hopes to cash in on post-Covid trend for UK domestic breaks with sale of six resorts

Sarah Butler

15, May, 2023 @4:28 PM

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Vice files for bankruptcy protection amid cut-price sale to consortium
Digital publisher and owner of Vice News and Vice TV was once valued at $6bn but has agreed sale for $225m

Mark Sweney

15, May, 2023 @9:23 AM

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UK ministers urged to intervene if Australian bank takes 100% of gas business
Macquarie has option for all of National Grid gas transmission and metering despite tainted history of owning utilities

Alex Lawson

14, May, 2023 @12:45 PM

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THG shares fall after failed takeover talks with Apollo
Investors, who have wiped out 90% of THG’s market value since September 2020, react to the latest development

Mark Sweney

12, May, 2023 @11:54 AM

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Pushing Buttons: Why the Microsoft-Activision Blizzard merger is a fight over the future of games
In this week’s newsletter: A UK regulator blocked a $70bn acquisition last week not because of any threat now, but over worries about a future monopoly

Keza MacDonald

03, May, 2023 @10:45 AM

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JP Morgan boss plays down risk of banking crisis worsening after First Republic
Jamie Dimon’s remarks follow $10.6bn takeover brokered by US regulators to buy most of failed First Republic

Rob Davies

01, May, 2023 @11:04 PM

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No 10 says UK ‘extremely attractive’ for business after Microsoft broadside
Downing Street responds to stinging attack from US firm’s president over blocking of $69bn Activision deal

Kalyeena Makortoff and Alex Hern

27, Apr, 2023 @3:32 PM

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What does UK’s ban on Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard takeover mean for gaming?
CMA surprised sector by saying deal would give Seattle firm undue power to shape cloud gaming

Alex Hern UK technology editor

26, Apr, 2023 @4:07 PM

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Activision Blizzard calls UK ‘closed for business’ after Microsoft takeover veto
Competition and Markets Authority blocks what would have been biggest acquisition in gaming history

Alex Hern UK technology editor

26, Apr, 2023 @2:41 PM

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