Bids, mergers and takeovers

Ophir confirms discussions over potential takeover from Medco Energi

Ophir Energy confirmed the boards of Ophir and Medco Energi Global are in discussions over a potential takeover of Ophir.

Ophir said the announcement does...

Cathay subsidiary makes investment

Cathay International, an operator and investor in the healthcare sector in the People's Republic of China, has announced an investment made by its subsidiary, Lansen...

Highland Gold completes purchase of Valunisty mine

Highland Gold Mining has reported that, further to its announcement on 20 December 2018, it has completed the acquisition of the Valunisty mine and related...

Croda completes Brenntag Biosector acquisition

Chemicals firm Croda has completed the acquisition of Brenntag Biosector A/S from Brenntag Nordic A/S on 28 December 2018.

Biosector is a specialist in...

Amerisur completes Put-14 farm in deal

Amerisur Resources, the oil and gas producer and explorer focused on South America, has announced the approval from the Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos (ANH) to...

Speedy Hire acquires Glasgow training firm Geason

Tool hire business Speedy Hire has acquired Glasgow-headquartered training provider Geason for an initial cash consideration of £9m.

The company will pay up to £26m...

Scapa buys Acelity's wound dressings facility for £31m

Healthcare firm Scapa said on Thursday it had bought Acelity's advanced wound dressings manufacturing facility in Gargrave, UK for a cash consideration of £31m.

The...

UK competition regulator gives initial approval to SSE-npower merger

The UK Competition and Markets Authority has given its provisional approval to the proposed merger of the retail power arms of SSE and Innogy's npower....

Vodafone announces $11bn Australian TPG-Vodafone merger

Australia-listed TPG Telecom and Vodafone Hutchinson Australia have agreed to merge to create a new fully integrated telecoms company worth $11bn, accelerating the benefits of...

Mattioli Woods acquires Broughtons Financial Planning

Wealth management and employee benefits firm Mattioli Woods has acquired Broughtons Financial Planning for a total consideration of up to £4m. The purchase is expected...