Mergers and acquisitions

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BT on war footing as it tries to guess biggest investor’s intentions
Near expiry of no-bid clause leads to talk about whether Patrick Drahi will try to take over telecoms group

Mark Sweney

29, Nov, 2021 @6:28 PM

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Clarks looking for reboot under new Chinese leadership
After British founding family are forced to cede control, focus of attention turns to Asia

Sarah Butler

28, Nov, 2021 @3:14 PM

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Butlin’s owner gears up to auction off fabled holiday camp chain
Brand looks poised for sale in 2022 as US owners look to spin off camps

Rupert Jones

28, Nov, 2021 @1:24 PM

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Owner calls off sale of UK ports operator amid legal row with PM ally
Decision to abandon sale of PD Ports a blow to Tory mayor Ben Houchen’s Teesside regeneration plans

Julia Kollewe

26, Nov, 2021 @4:57 PM

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LV= takeover may create conflicts of interest, says boss of trade body
Martin Shaw says ‘three-act tragedy’ has led to plans to demutualise, in criticism of chief executive and chair

Jasper Jolly

24, Nov, 2021 @7:06 PM

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Netflix scoops up Game of Thrones visual effects whiz Scanline
US streaming service says it will let new Canadian subsidiary work for a variety of clients

Mark Sweney

22, Nov, 2021 @6:00 PM

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LV= fights back on Bain deal with ‘£212m more for members’ claim
Mutual insurer defends sale to US private equity firm but reward for most members would be only £100

Jasper Jolly

22, Nov, 2021 @3:33 PM

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Ex-F1 team boss Eddie Jordan considering £3bn bid for Playtech
Reports of interest from Jordan-led consortium suggests potential bidding war for gambling software firm

Mark Sweney

18, Nov, 2021 @5:37 PM

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Metro Bank shares slump after US buyer ends takeover talks
Troubles for challenger bank continue, with Carlyle Group saying it was no longer interested

Jasper Jolly

18, Nov, 2021 @12:41 PM

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LV= might want to ease up on talk of Royal London ‘hand grenades’
Bain’s £530m offer may stack up for board but the mutual’s 1.2m policyholders get the final say

Nils Pratley

16, Nov, 2021 @7:38 PM

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Nvidia bid for Arm: UK orders competition investigation
Digital minister asks for report on takeover of chip firm with ‘unique place in the global tech supply chain’

Mark Sweney

16, Nov, 2021 @5:30 PM

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LV= rejects fresh Royal London approach and backs Bain takeover
Insurance firm says rival wants to break it up and US private equity group offers better deal

Julia Kollewe

16, Nov, 2021 @2:53 PM

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