Charles Stanley shares rocketed on Thursday after the wealth manager agreed to be bought by US rival Raymond James in a $278. 9m deal.
Singapore's sovereign wealth fund has joined the Fortress-led private equity consortium looking to buy supermarket chain Morrisons.
Swiss recruitment firm Adecco has agreed to buy European engineering and technical consulting group, AKKA Technologies, in a €2bn deal.
Packaging giant Smurfit Kappa said it was passing on cost increases via higher prices as it reported a rise in interim core earnings.
BHP looked to have beat out Australian magnate Andrew Forrest in taking control of Canada's Noront Resources.
The Financial Conduct Authority has allowed special purpose acquisition companies more flexibility in return for stronger consumer protections in a push to attract more of the vehicles to the UK.
Analysts at Berenberg hiked their target price for shares of Ultra Electronics sharply, from 2,730. 0p to 3,500. 0p and labelled the takeover proposal tabled by Cobham "attractive".
Aon and Willis Towers Watson have abandoned a $30bn merger that would have created the world’s biggest insurance broker, after the US Department of Justice objected on competition grounds.
US medical diagnostic company PerkinElmer has agreed to buy BioLegend, a provider of life science antibodies and reagents, for around $5. 25bn in cash and shares.
UK defence company Ultra Electronics on Friday said it was minded to recommend a £2. 58bn takeover bid from Cobham to shareholders.
Legal and professional services group Gateley has bought Tozer Gallagher, a practice of chartered quantity surveyors and construction consultants, for a up to £700,000.
On-demand audio and podcasting distribution platform Audioboom said on Thursday that it has rejected a £188m takeover offer by All Active Asset Capital (AAA) as it "significantly undervalues" the business.
Riverstone Energy has raised $172m (£125m) by selling its stake in a business operating in the Gulf of Mexico to its joint venture partner.
Restore shares surged on Thursday after the office services provider rejected a £743m takeover offer from Marlowe.
St Modwen Properties said the Blackstone-backed firm planning to take the UK residential property company private in a $1. 75bn deal has entered into a loan agreement to fund the transaction.
Apollo Global Management is in talks with Fortress Investment Group to join its bid for Morrisons and said it would not make an offer for the supermarket group on its own.
Spire Healthcare shareholders have voted against the company’s £1. 4bn takeover by Australia’s Ramsay Health Care, sending shares in the UK private hospital group tumbling.
Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Holdings will now look to buy a 10% stake in Universal Music from France’s Vivendi after US authorities blocked its attempts to use a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) - Pershing Square Tontine Holdings - to do the deal.
Video conference company Zoom Video Communications has agreed to buy cloud call centre company Five9 in an all-share deal valued at around $14. 7bn.
GCP Student Living shares surged on Friday after the student housing provider agreed to be bought by Scape Living and iQSA Holdco in a £969m deal.