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22 Feb
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Diageo exploring sale of three non-core brands including Pimm's - report

Drinks giant Diageo is reportedly exploring the sale of a trio of non-core brands including Pimm's.

21 Feb
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Saint-Gobain in talks to snap up CSR

Saint-Gobain is in advanced talks to acquire Australian rival CSR, the construction materials group confirmed on Wednesday.

20 Feb
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Walmart to buy smart TV maker Vizio in $2.3bn deal

Walmart said on Tuesday that it has agreed to buy Vizio in a $2. 3bn deal.

19 Feb
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Currys shares surge as Elliott, JD.com circle UK retailer

Shares in Currys surged more than 35% on Monday after US private equity firm Elliott Advisors and China ecommerce giant JD. com on Monday confirmed they were considering separate bids for struggling British electrical retailer.

19 Feb
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Polymetal to sell Russian business for $3.7bn

Polymetal International said on Monday that it has agreed to sell its Russian business to Russian precious metals miner Mangazeya Mining for around $3. 69bn.

16 Feb
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General Atlantic and Stone Point to buy HireRight in $1.65bn deal

HireRight said on Friday that it has agreed to be bought by General Atlantic and Stone Point Capital after the private equity firms raised their offer for the employee screening company to $1. 65bn.

15 Feb
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Bank of Georgia in talks over potential acquisition of Ameriabank

Bank of Georgia confirmed on Thursday that it is in advanced talks with Ameriabank about a potential acquisition of the Armenian bank.

15 Feb
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Swisscom sole bidder for Vodafone's Italian assets - report

Swisscom has become the sole party still in discussions with Vodafone Group about its Italian assets, it was reported on Thursday.

15 Feb
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Barclays eyes SocGen's UK private bank - report

Barclays is considering bidding for Societe Generale’s UK private bank, it was reported on Thursday.

15 Feb
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AO World buys IP rights of mobile phone retailer A1 Comms for £2.2m

AO World jumped on Thursday, having announced after the close of markets on Thursday that it had the bought intellectual property rights of mobile phone retailer A1 Comms from administration for £2. 2m in cash.

14 Feb
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BAE Systems gets regulatory approvals for £4.4bn Ball Aerospace deal

BAE Systems said on Wednesday that it has now received all regulatory approvals necessary for its £4. 4bn acquisition of Ball Aerospace from Ball Corporation and that the deal should complete in the coming days.

14 Feb
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Virgin Money to buy Abrdn’s stake in joint investment business for £20m

Virgin Money said on Wednesday that it has agreed to buy Abrdn’s stake in their joint investment platform for £20m.

12 Feb
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Macquarie in discussions to acquire TalkTalk wholesale arm

Australian bank Macquarie was said to be closing in on a deal to acquire the wholesale arm of British broadband provider TalkTalk.

12 Feb
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Diamondback Energy to buy Endeavor in $26bn deal

US oil and gas company Diamondback Energy said on Monday that it has agreed to buy rival Endeavor Energy Resources in a $26bn deal.

12 Feb
Tritax Big Box makes £924m bid for UKCP

Tritax Big Box said it had agreed terms on a possible bid for UK Commercial Property REIT in an all-share deal worth £924m.

12 Feb
SSP buys Australia's ARE for undisclosed sum

Travel food outlet operator SSP Group on Monday said it had bought Airport Retail Enterprises in Australia for an undisclosed sum.

09 Feb
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Owens Corning to buy Masonite in $3.9bn deal

US building and construction materials company Owens Corning said on Friday that it has agreed to buy Masonite, a provider of interior and exterior doors and door systems, in a $3. 9bn deal.

09 Feb
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Tesco sells most of banking unit to Barclays for £600m

UK supermarket giant Tesco has sold its most of its retail banking business to Barclays for £600m, the two companies said on Friday.

08 Feb
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DS Smith receives takeover approach from Mondi, shares surge

Packaging company DS Smith surged on Thursday after confirming it has received "a highly preliminary expression of interest" from rival Mondi.

08 Feb
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Cohesity buys Veritas unit to create $7bn cyber firm

US data management company Veritas is selling its data protection unit to rival Cohesity, an American data security firm backed by SoftBank, Reuters announced late Wednesday.