Bids, mergers and takeovers

Petards acquires RTS Solutions and RTS Solutions UK for up to £1.5m

Petards acquired specialist transportation software engineering company RTS Solutions and RTS Solutions (UK) for up to £1.5m.

RTS's unaudited accounts for the year ended...

ZPG receives £2.2bn takeover bid from Zephyr

Zephyr, an indirect subsidiary of funds managed by Silver Lake Management announced a takeover offer of £2.2bn for online estate agent ZPG.

Zephyr announced...

Shaftesbury makes acquisition in Carnaby

Shaftesbury, the real estate investment trust which owns a 14.9 acre portfolio in London's West End, has exchanged contracts to acquire the freehold of 35...

Tyman acquires Zoo Hardware

Tyman's UK division, ERA, has acquired Zoo Hardware, a designer and supplier of architectural hardware for the UK residential and commercial markets.

Zoo Hardware...

Vodafone to acquire Liberty Global's operations in Germany and CEE markets for €18.4bn

Vodafone agreed to acquire Liberty Global's operations in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania for an enterprise value of €18.4bn.

The company said this...

Renew to acquire QTS for £80m, announces placing

Engineering services group Renew Holdings reported the proposed acquisition of 100% of the issued share capital of QTS, a leading specialist independent rail contractor based...

Paragon in early stages of considering possible takeover of Titlestone

Paragon Banking noted press speculation over a possible acquisition of residential development finance lender Titlestone and confirmed it is in early stages of considering a...

Virgin Money to review CYBG takeover proposal

In response to press speculation, Virgin Money confirmed that on the evening of 7 May 2018, it received a preliminary and conditional proposal from CYBG...

Takeda and Shire reveal takeover agreement

Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Shire reported they have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended offer pursuant to which Takeda will acquire Shire.

Under the...

Ophir to acquire Southeast Asian assets from Santos

Ophir Energy has agreed to acquire a package of Southeast Asian assets from Santos, an Australian listed oil and gas company, for an aggregate cash...