Bids, mergers and takeovers

Oncomed shareholders approve merger with Mereo Biopharma

Rare-disease focused biopharmaceutical company Mereo Biopharma Group announced that Oncomed stockholders had approved December's merger agreement for Oncomed to become a subsidiary of Mereo.


Thu, 18/04/2019 - 09:44

Syncona merges ophthalmology firms to create leading retinal gene therapy platform

Healthcare company Syncona announced that its companies, Gyroscope Therapeutics and Orbit Biomedical, would merge to create the first fully integrated retinal gene therapy platform with...

Thu, 11/04/2019 - 08:21

NWF pursues growth strategy with acquisition of Consols Oils

NWF Group acquired Consols Oils, the second fuels acquisition in the current year.

The firm said the deal is in line with its strategy to...

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 07:52

Quilter makes £46.2m takeover offer for Lighthouse

Quilter announced they agreed the terms of a recommended cash offer to be made by Intrinsic for financial adviser group Lighthouse.

Under the terms of...

Wed, 03/04/2019 - 07:51

Provident Financial reveals 'material concerns' over Non-Standard Finance's takeover offer

Provident Financial noted the announcement from Non-Standard Finance (NSF), but continues to have very material concerns about the strategic, operational and financial merits of the...

Tue, 02/04/2019 - 09:46

Dairy Crest agrees £975m takeover by Saputo

Cheese and butter manufacturer Dairy Crest has agreed to be taken over by Canadian dairy processor Saputo in a deal worth £975m or 620p per...

Fri, 22/02/2019 - 11:54

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...

Wed, 02/01/2019 - 07:07

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...

Mon, 31/12/2018 - 09:16

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...

Mon, 31/12/2018 - 07:44

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...

Mon, 31/12/2018 - 07:16