Mergers and acquisitions

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UK government ‘minded to accept’ takeover of Meggitt by US buyer
Parker Hannifin expects to complete £6.3bn move for British defence manufacturer within two months

Jasper Jolly

29, Jun, 2022 @8:32 AM

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£5bn Boots sale abandoned as potential buyers struggle to raise funds
UK’s biggest chemist to stay with Walgreens Boots Alliance as market turmoil makes debt-funded takeovers difficult

Jasper Jolly

28, Jun, 2022 @3:17 PM

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Vin Murria’s bid for M&C Saatchi is her most daring yet
‘Fearless’ female tech tycoon is at war with Mad Men in a rollercoaster takeover battle for UK-based advertising agency

Mark Sweney and Rupert Neate

19, Jun, 2022 @3:00 PM

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M&C Saatchi pulls support for £310m takeover by Next Fifteen
Ad agency no longer considers terms of offer ‘to be fair and reasonable’ after bidder’s shares fall

Julia Kollewe

17, Jun, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Go-Ahead accepts £650m takeover offer from Kinetic and Globalvia
Thameslink operator’s board unanimously recommends consortium’s bid to shareholders

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

13, Jun, 2022 @6:27 PM

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Digital dealers: is the online car sales revolution running out of road?
Sales model of digital disruptors such as Cazoo and Carvana fail to spark with buyers

Jasper Jolly

12, Jun, 2022 @1:30 PM

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Reliance Industries and Apollo Global Management in £5bn bid for Boots
Mukesh Ambani teams up with US private equity fund, with Walgreens expected to retain minority stake

Sarah Butler

09, Jun, 2022 @12:21 PM

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FirstGroup rejects £1.2bn takeover bid from US equity firm
Operator of GWR and South Western Railways says proposal fails to reassure investors

Kalyeena Makortoff

09, Jun, 2022 @9:05 AM

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Frasers Group buys Missguided out of administration for £20m
Company controlled by Mike Ashley ‘delighted to secure a long-term future’ for online fashion retailer

Joanna Partridge

01, Jun, 2022 @6:27 AM

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UK regulator warns takeover of Jus-Rol could push up pastry prices
CMA asks dough brand and French buyer Cérélia to also address its concerns about quality

Kalyeena Makortoff

30, May, 2022 @2:11 PM

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Kwasi Kwarteng to review French billionaire’s BT stake over security concerns
Business secretary intervenes after biggest shareholder Patrick Drahi raised stake in UK telecom giant to 18%

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent and Kalyeena Makortoff

26, May, 2022 @2:31 PM

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THG shares soar amid prospect of bidding war for online retailer
Firm has had three recent takeover approaches, while property tycoon Nick Candy may also make move

Mark Sweney

20, May, 2022 @10:33 AM

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