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M&a
25 Feb
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Merck to buy Pandion Therapeutics for $1.85bn

Merck has agreed to buy clinical-stage biotechnology company Pandion Therapeutics for $1. 85bn.

25 Feb
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DS Smith shares soar as Mondi reportedly mulls bid

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.

25 Feb
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Biffa buys Barnsley-based Company Shop in £82.5m deal

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.

24 Feb
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Icon to buy PRA Health Sciences in $12bn deal

US outsourced drug and device developer Icon has agreed to buy PRA Health Sciences in a $12bn cash and stock deal.

24 Feb
Greencoat UKW spends £99m on new acquisitions

Renewable infrastructure fund Greencoat UK Wind on Wednesday announced two acquisitions for £99. 5m.

24 Feb
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Synthomer says it's not in talks about a possible offer

Synthomer said on Wednesday that it is not in talks about a possible offer for the company.

23 Feb
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Estee Lauder to raise stake in Ordinary in $1bn deal

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.

23 Feb
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Wells Fargo to sell asset management business for $2.1bn

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.

23 Feb
Allied Universal declares £3.8bn bid for G4S final

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.

23 Feb
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Aviva to sell French business to Aema for €3.2bn

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.

22 Feb
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GardaWorld says it won't increase G4S offer

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.

19 Feb
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Idox confirms takeover talks with Dye & Durham

Idox shares surged on Friday after the management software provider said it is in talks with Dye & Durham about a possible acquisition.

19 Feb
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Assura buys primary care developer Apollo for undisclosed sum

Assura has bought primary care developer Apollo for an undisclosed sum.

19 Feb
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Carlyle says it won't make firm offer for Signature Aviation

Private equity firm Carlyle has decided not to make a firm offer for aviation services company Signature Aviation.

17 Feb
Sweden's Sinch expands into US with $1.14bn Inteliquent deal

Swedish cloud computing services provider Sinch said on Wednesday it was buying US communications company Inteliquent for $1. 14bn.

17 Feb
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Signature Aviation to sell ERO business for $230m

Signature Aviation has agreed to sell its Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) business to StandardAero for $230m.

16 Feb
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Serco to buy US defence business WBB for $295m

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.

15 Feb
Shore Capital downgrades Ashmore on valuation grounds

Shore Capital downgraded Ashmore to ‘sell’ from ‘hold’ on Monday on valuation grounds as it cut its forecasts.

15 Feb
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Lanxess to buy Emerald Kamala in $1.08bn deal

German specialty chemicals company Lanxess has agreed to buy US-based rival Emerald Kalama Chemical in a $1. 08bn deal.

15 Feb
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JTC buys INDOS for up to £12.5m

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.