Merck has agreed to buy clinical-stage biotechnology company Pandion Therapeutics for $1. 85bn.
Shares in UK paper and packaging firm DS Smith spiked on Thursday on reports rival group Mondi is considering a bid in what would be one of the largest British deals this year.
FTSE 250 waste management company Biffa said on Thursday that it has bought Barnsley-based Company Shop (CSG), a redistributor of surplus food and household products, in a £82. 5m deal.
US outsourced drug and device developer Icon has agreed to buy PRA Health Sciences in a $12bn cash and stock deal.
Renewable infrastructure fund Greencoat UK Wind on Wednesday announced two acquisitions for £99. 5m.
Synthomer said on Wednesday that it is not in talks about a possible offer for the company.
Cosmetics maker Estee Lauder said on Tuesday it would raise its stake in DECIEM Beauty Group, parent of Ordinary skincare brand, to about 76% from 29% in a deal worth $1bn.
Wells Fargo said on Tuesday that it has agreed to sell its asset management business to private equity firms GTCR and Reverence Capital Partners for $2. 1bn.
Allied Universal said its offer for rival G4S had become final after Canada’s GardaWorld on Monday declared it would not raise its own bid for the UK security firm.
Aviva has agreed to sell its French business to Aema Groupe for €3. 2bn in cash as it looks to focus on its strongest businesses in the UK, Ireland and Canada.
Canadian security services firm GardaWorld said on Monday that it will not raise its offer for G4S as it is not prepared to overpay, clearing the path for Allied Universal to buy its London-listed rival.
Idox shares surged on Friday after the management software provider said it is in talks with Dye & Durham about a possible acquisition.
Assura has bought primary care developer Apollo for an undisclosed sum.
Private equity firm Carlyle has decided not to make a firm offer for aviation services company Signature Aviation.
Swedish cloud computing services provider Sinch said on Wednesday it was buying US communications company Inteliquent for $1. 14bn.
Signature Aviation has agreed to sell its Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) business to StandardAero for $230m.
FTSE 250 outsourcer Serco has agreed to buy Whitney, Bradley & Brown (WBB), a provider of advisory, engineering and technical services to the US military, for $295m from an affiliate of private equity firm H. I. G. Capital.
Shore Capital downgraded Ashmore to ‘sell’ from ‘hold’ on Monday on valuation grounds as it cut its forecasts.
German specialty chemicals company Lanxess has agreed to buy US-based rival Emerald Kalama Chemical in a $1. 08bn deal.
JTC said on Monday that it has bought INDOS, a specialist in the provision of depositary, ESG and AML oversight services for alternative investment funds, for up to £12. 5m.