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First Quantum Minerals denies takeover talks

First Quantum Minerals said on Monday that it is not engaged in discussions regarding a takeover bid but is in talks about a potential sale of a minority interest in its Zambian copper assets.

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Sports Direct makes £4m cash offer for Goals Soccer Centres

Sports Direct waded back into the takeover market on Monday with a discounted £4m cash offer to buy out scandal-hit Goals Soccer Centres.

World High Life to buy cannabis oil supplier Love Hemp for £9m

Medical cannabis investment company World High Life has agreed to buy London-based cannabis oil supplier Love Hemp for up to £9m.

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Telford Homes gets EU clearance for CBRE takeover

Telford Homes has received clearance from the European Commission for its takeover by US real estate firm CBRE.

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Low & Bonar agrees £107m takeover with Germany's Freudenberg

Low & Bonar shares rocketed on Monday after it agreed to be taken over by German technology group Freudenberg for £107m in cash.

20 Sep
StatPro agrees to takeover bid from Confluence Technologies

Analytics provider StatPro agreed to a takeover bid from US software firm Confluence Technologies on Friday, valuing the firm at £161. 1m.

20 Sep
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Casino in talks to sell Leader Price to Aldi

French supermarket retailer Casino confirmed late on Thursday that it is in talks with German discounter Aldi about selling its discount chain Leader Price.

20 Sep
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Sports Direct weighs in on JD Sports/Footasylum deal

A day after the competition watchdog said that JD Sports' proposed acquisition of Footasylum could be referred for an in-depth investigation, Sports Direct weighed in, arguing that a probe could have "wider market implications".

19 Sep
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Petrofac to sell Mexican operations for up to $276m

Petrofac on Thursday agreed to sell its remaining 51% interest in its operations in Mexico, including Santuario, Magallanes and Arenque, to Perenco International for up to $276m.

19 Sep
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Charles Taylor agrees to £261m takeover

UK insurance services firm Charles Taylor agreed to a £261m takeover on Thursday, representing a 34% premium to the group's closing price on Wednesday.

19 Sep
Spectris sells BTG unit to Voith for €319m

Instruments and controls company Spectris said it had sold its BTG unit to German paper supplier Voith for €319m (£283m) in cash as it moved to focus on high-growth end markets.

18 Sep
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Eddie Stobart confirms expression of interest from Andrew Tinkler's TVFC

Eddie Stobart Logistics confirmed on Wednesday that it has received a "highly preliminary" expression of interest from TVFC, a company controlled by former Stobart Group boss Andrew Tinkler, that could include an offer for the struggling logistics group.

18 Sep
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Cobham's £4bn US takeover faces national security investigation

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will investigate national security implications of Cobham's £4bn takeover by American private equity firm Advent International.

18 Sep
AFH Financial acquires Broadleaf Financial Services

Wealth management firm AFH Financial has acquired Wirral-based independent financial advisers Broadleaf Financial Services for up to £3. 2m.

18 Sep
Safestay buys Glasgow hotel for £3.15m

Hostel operator Safestay has agreed to acquire the freehold of its fifteenth hostel, currently operating as Best Western Glasgow City Hotel.

17 Sep
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EU conditionally clears E.ON's acquisition of Innogy assets

The European Commission has conditionally cleared E. ON's proposed acquisition of Innogy's distribution and consumer solutions business, as well as some of its electricity generation assets.

16 Sep
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Energy Transfer to buy SemGroup for $1.35bn

US oil and gas pipeline company Energy Transfer has agreed to buy smaller rival SemGroup Corp for $1. 35bn.

16 Sep
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Cobham shareholders back $5bn US takeover

Shareholders in British aerospace and defence company Cobham have backed a $5. 0bn takeover by an American private equity firm.

13 Sep
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LSE rejects Hong Kong offer, reiterates commitment to Refinitiv deal

The London Stock Exchange has rejected a £29. 6bn takeover offer from Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX), saying it remains committed to its acquisition of financial data and trading platform provider Refinitiv.

13 Sep
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Clintons owners said to be considering sale

The owners of card shop chain Clintons are reportedly looking to sell the business.