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27 May
Amigo announces potential takeover bid but says Richmond not engaging

Amigo Holdings announced on Wednesday a potential takeover offer of 20. 9p a share but said it has been unable to "engage constructively" with controlling shareholder Richmond Group about the offer.

22 May
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Marston's forms brewing JV with Carlsberg UK

Marston's has formed a new joint venture partnership with Carlsberg UK to create a "best-in-class, brand-led UK brewer of scale" worth around £780m.

22 May
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Moss Bros to contest Brigadier's latest attempt to scrap takeover

Moss Bros said it would oppose Brigadier's attempt to scrap its £22. 6m bid for the clothing retailer after the UK's takeover regulator allowed Brigadier to appeal against its ruling.

20 May
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Moss Bros shares jump after buyer told to honour deal

Moss Bros shares jumped after the UK's takeover regulator rejected an attempt by the company's buyer to pull out of the £22. 6m deal because of the Covid-19 crisis.

15 May
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BT in talks to sell Openreach stake - report

BT shares rose after the company was reported to be in talks with potential bidders for a multibillion-pound stake in its Openreach infrastructure division.

07 May
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Zoom buys Keybase as it looks to enhance security efforts

Zoom Video Communications has bought secure messaging and file-sharing service Keybase for an undisclosed sum as part of a 90-day plan to enhance its security efforts.

07 May
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Virgin Media and O2 to join forces in $31bn deal

Broadband provider Virgin Media and mobile phone group O2 are to merge in a $31bn deal, owners Liberty Global and Telefonica announced on Thursday.

06 May
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CMA blocks JD Sports acquisition of Footasylum

The Competition and Markets Authority has blocked JD Sports Fashion’s acquisition of Footasylum after finding it would leave shoppers worse off.

04 May
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Telefonica confirms UK business merger talks with Liberty Global

O2 owner Telefonica confirmed on Monday that it is in talks with Virgin Media owner Liberty Global about a potential merger of their UK businesses.

04 May
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Pendragon says early merger talks with Lookers have ended

Car dealer Pendragon confirmed on Monday that it did approach rival Lookers about a potential merger but said early talks have now ended.

28 Apr
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G4S receives 71% of cash sale proceeds from Brink's

G4S said it had received more than 70% of the proceeds from the sale of its conventional cash businesses to The Brink's Company.

27 Apr
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Imperial Brands to sell premium cigar businesses for €1.23bn

Imperial Brands has agreed to sell its worldwide premium cigar businesses for €1. 23bn.

27 Apr
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BP renegotiates terms of $5.6bn Alaska sale

BP said it had renegotiated the terms of the $5. 6bn (£4. 5bn) sale of its Alaska business in favour of buyer Hilcorp to take account of volatile markets and the depressed oil price.

24 Apr
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Moss Bros to hold sale vote after buyer reneges

Moss Bros said it was pressing forward with a shareholder vote on its £22. 6m sale after the buyers reneged on the deal amid the Covid-19 crisis.

23 Apr
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Buyer fails to seal Hammerson's £400m retail park sale

Hammerson's £400m sale of seven shopping centres is in doubt after the buyer failed to complete in the latest retail deal to be disrupted during the Covid-19 crisis.

23 Apr
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UK approves Takeaway's merger with Just Eat

Takeaway. com's £6. 2bn merger with Just Eat has been approved by the UK's competition regulator after a three-month inquiry.

22 Apr
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Moss Bros buyers try to pull out of takeover

The £23m sale of Moss Bros is under threat after the private investors making the acquisition attempted to back out amid the Covid-19 crisis.

17 Apr
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CMA clears Future's acquisition of TI Media

Future’s £140m acquisition of TI Media has been cleared by the Competition and Markets Authority.

07 Apr
CMA to refer SIG's disposal to Kingspan for in-depth probe

The Competition and Markets Authority said on Tuesday that it could refer SIG’s disposal of its building solutions business to Kingspan for an in-depth investigation as it raises competition concerns in the supply of specialist insulation panels.

03 Apr
Edison Algerian assets excluded from Energean deal

Energean Oil & Gas said the $750m deal to buy Edison Exploration and Production had been revised to exclude Algerian assets at a cost of $150m.