Bids, mergers and takeovers

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...

Marlowe acquires Kingfisher Environmental Services

Support services group Marlowe acquired Kingfisher Environmental Services, further extending its national footprint in the water treatment market.

Founded in 1999 and employing approximately 40...

Comcast comes back with improved offer for Sky, trumping sweetened Fox bid

The takeover saga at pay-TV firm Sky continues as US media conglomerate Comcast trumps a £14 per share offer from Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox...

Sinclair Pharma soars on takeover approach

Sinclair Pharma received a takeover approach from China Grand Enterprises and its affiliate company Huadong Medicine, triggering a 24% rally to 22.7p.

At 1:59pm: (LON:SPH)...

SerVision subsidiary sale approved but company unlikely to gain any value from deal

Further to the announcement released by the Company on 5 June, the Board of SerVision said that, on 10 June 2018, the Jerusalem District Court...

Wilmcote confirms discussions over potential acquisition of Arysta LifeScience

Wilmcote Holdings addressed recent press speculation and confirmed it is in discussions with Platform Specialty Products regarding a potential acquisition of its Agricultural Solutions segment,...

NewRiver acquires Grays Shopping Centre for £20.2m

NewRiver announced the acquisition of Grays Shopping Centre for £20.2m.

The acquisition comprises a community shopping centre with 177,300 square feet of retail space and...