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India's Reliance Industries refutes report it's interested in BT

India’s Reliance Industries has refuted a report it is considering making an offer for London-listed BT Group.

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CMA says sale of Grafton's merchanting business raises competition concerns

The Competition and Markets Authority said on Monday that it will refer the sale of Grafton’s merchanting business to Huw Gray for an in-depth investigation if the two parties do not address competition concerns by next week.

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Tata Chemicals in talks to buy Johnson Matthey's batteries business - report

Johnson Matthey rallied on Monday following a report that India’s Tata Chemicals is interesting in buying the company’s batteries business.

Marshall Motor's largest shareholder mulling sale of 64.4% shareholding

Automotive retailer Marshall Motor Holdings said on Friday that Marshall of Cambridge, the company's largest shareholder, had informed the board that it was considering a possible sale of its 64. 4% shareholding in the company.

25 Nov
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Vivo Energy agrees to $2.3bn buyout by Vitol

Vivo Energy on Thursday said it had agreed to be taken over by Dutch commodities trader Vitol Investment in a deal worth around $2. 3bn.

24 Nov
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Landsec in talks to buy further stake in Bluewater - report

Landsec is reportedly in talks with Lendlease about the acquisition of a 25% stake in the Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent in a £200m deal.

24 Nov
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Tintra shares jump on AI joint venture

Tintra has signed a joint venture deal with an artificial intelligence company to develop an international payments system based AI.

24 Nov
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Vivendi wants KKR to up bid for Telecom Italia - report

Shares in Telecom Italia made further sharp gains on Wednesday after a report that private equity firm KKR is considering boosting its offer in response to pressure from major investor Vivendi.

22 Nov
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UK regulator to probe IAG Air Europa deal

The UK’s competition regulator said it was conducting a probe into IAG's planned €500m purchase of Spain's Air Europa to see if it would harm competition in Britain.

22 Nov
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KKR launches takeover bid for Telecom Italia, shares surge

US private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts is looking to acquire Telecom Italia in a deal worth potentially €33bn.

22 Nov
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Ericsson to buy US cloud firm Vonage in $6.2bn deal

Sweden’s Ericsson has agreed to buy US cloud-based communications provider Vonage in a $6. 2bn all-cash deal.

22 Nov
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Shares in M&S spark on takeover rumours

Shares in Marks & Spencer jumped on Monday after it was reported that an investment firm was interested in the high street stalwart.

22 Nov
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BHP, Woodside sign merger deal, approve Scarborough LNG project

Australia’s BHP Group and Woodside Petroleum have signed their AUD$40bn petroleum merger deal, which will see Woodside acquire BHP’s petroleum assets in return for a 48% in the combined company.

19 Nov
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Ocado surges as Deutsche Bank hints at possible buyout by M&S

Ocado surged to the top of the FTSE 100 on Friday as Deutsche Bank hinted at a possible buyout by Marks & Spencer.

19 Nov
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Halma buys Infinite Leap for up to $47m

Halma said on Friday that it has bought Infinite Leap for its medical sector business, CenTrak, for up to $47m (£35m).

18 Nov
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Unilever to sell global tea business to CVC Capital for €4.5bn

Unilever has agreed to sell its global tea business, ekaterra, to private equity firm CVC Capital Partners for €4. 5bn.

18 Nov
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CMA gives CHC 5 working days to address concerns over Babcock acquisition

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has given the buyer of Babcock’s international offshore oil and gas aviation business five days to address competition concerns.

18 Nov
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Unilever nearing deal to sell tea business to CVC Capital - report

Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners is reportedly close to buying Unilever’s tea business, which includes the Lipton and PG Tips brands.

18 Nov
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Ex-F1 boss Jordan ponders gamble on Playtech

Gambling software maker Playtech confirmed it has received an approach from a consortium that includes former Formula One team owner Eddie Jordan about a potential bid.

18 Nov
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Metro Bank and Carlyle scrap takeover talks

Metro Bank and Carlyle Group have called off talks about a potential takeover of the UK lender by the private equity firm.