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Cenkos and finnCap to merge in all-share deal

Investment banks Cenkos Securities and finnCap have agreed to merge in an all-share deal.

22 Mar
WPP buys Goat marketing agency

WPP on Wednesday said it had bought influencer marketing agency Goat for an undisclosed sum.

21 Mar
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First Republic bounces back amid talks led by JP Morgan's Dimon for new rescue plan

Shares of First Republic Bank were bouncing back following reports that US bank chiefs were in discussions over a new rescue plan to stabilise the lender.

20 Mar
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UBS agrees to acquire Credit Suisse for $3.25bn

UBS agreed to acquire rival lender Credit Suisse for approximately $3. 25bn in an all-share transaction.

20 Mar
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Holders of $17bn in Credit Suisse bonds wiped out in UBS deal

UBS shares tumbled on Monday after it agreed to buy rival Credit Suisse for 3 billion Swiss francs ($3. 25bn), in a deal that wipes out $17bn of bonds.

18 Mar
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UBS asks Swiss authorities for backstop in case of Credit Suisse acquisition

UBS Group asked Swiss authorities for a backstop against future risks in case it acquired troubled rival Credit Suisse.

17 Mar
Private equity suitors lining up bids for Princes Foods

A pack of private equity suitors is reportedly circling Japanese-owned Princes Foods, a maker of tinned products stocked in British supermarkets.

17 Mar
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CMA raises competition concerns over proposed acquisition of Emis

UK watchdog the Competition and Markets Authority has raised competition concerns regarding the proposed acquisition of healthcare software developer EMIS Group by UnitedHealth.

17 Mar
Wood Group grants Apollo extension on bid deadline

Private equity firm Apollo has been given an extension on whether it will formally bid for Wood Group after three prior approaches were rebuffed.

16 Mar
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JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley in talks to shore up First Republic Bank - WSJ

Several of the biggest US lenders are in talks to shore up First Republic Bank.

16 Mar
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Three, Vodafone merger talks 'progressive and positive'

The chief financial officer of Hutchison's Three UK said on Thursday talks with Vodafone about combining their networks in Britain were "progressive and positive", although he declined to comment on the outcome.

15 Mar
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Credit Suisse and Swiss authorities in talks

Credit Suisse and Swiss authorities were analysing ways to stem concerns around the lender.

15 Mar
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Providence Equity to buy Hyve in £481m deal

Hyve has agreed to be bought by private equity firm Providence Equity in a deal that values the exhibition business at around £481m.

14 Mar
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Blackstone to buy Cvent in $4.6bn deal

US meetings, events and hospitality technology provider Cvent said on Tuesday that it has agreed to be bought by private equity firm Blackstone in a $4. 6bn deal.

14 Mar
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Apollo Global to buy Univar in $8.1bn deal

US chemical company Univar Solutions said on Tuesday that it has agreed to be bought by Apollo Global Management in an all-cash $8. 1bn deal.

14 Mar
Vivendi in exclusive talks over Editis sale

French media group Vivendi said on Tuesday that it is in exclusive talks with International Media Invest (IMI) to sell its Editis publishing business.

14 Mar
Sainsbury's pays £431m for control of store investment vehicles

Sainsbury's on Tuesday said it was paying £430. 9m to take full ownership of the Highbury and Dragon store investment vehicles from Supermarket Income REIT.

13 Mar
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PE firm Advent among suitors for sandwich chain Subway

Advent International is reportedly one of several private equity firms that have progressed through to the second stage of an auction of sandwich chain Subway.

13 Mar
HSBC buys SVB UK unit after frantic overnight talks

HSBC has bought the UK arm of stricken Silicon Valley Bank for a nominal £1, the Asia-focused bank said on Monday after a night of frantic negotiations involving government ministers and Bank of England officials.

13 Mar
Sanofi to buy Provention Bio in $2.9bn deal

French pharmaceutical company Sanofi said on Monday that it has agreed to buy US biopharmaceutical group Provention Bio for $2. 9bn in cash.