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07 May
Plus500 Q1 profits plunge on tough comparatives

Online trading platform Plus500 reported sharp falls in first quarter profits and revenues against strong comparatives a year ago driven by Covid pandemic volatility.

29 Apr
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BT in talks about part-sale of sports arm

BT said it was in talks with potential investors in its sports business after press reports said the company was looking to sell a stake in the operation.

28 Apr
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Equiniti warms to increased £660m takeover approach

Equiniti said it was likely to accept a takeover approach from Siris Capital valuing the company at about £660m after the private equity group increased its proposed offer.

27 Apr
Big Yellow buys London site for £16.5m

Big Yellow said it had bought a site in London’s Kentish Town for £16. 5m and would seek planning permission for a 68,000 sq ft self-storage centre on the site.

27 Apr
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Entain ups offer for wagering unit of Australia's Tabcorp

Ladbrokes and Coral owner Entain has made an improved offer of AUD$3. 5bn (£1. 95bn) for the wagering and media division of Australia’s Tabcorp.

26 Apr
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Informa joins with Novantas for US retail banking push

Informa has agreed to combine its financial intelligence business with Novantas, a US advisory services business, to provide data and information for US retail banks.

23 Apr
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FirstGroup sells US bus units for £3.3bn

FirstGroup agreed to sell its First Student and First Transit US bus businesses for £3. 3bn and said it would pay out more than 10% of the proceeds to shareholders.

23 Apr
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Bigblu Broadband shares soar on Quickline sale

Bigblu Broadband said it was reviewing options to return cash to shareholders after agreeing the sale of its holding in Quickline to Northleaf Capital Partners in a deal valuing the stake at up to £48. 6m.

21 Apr
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Hammerson sells retail parks for £330m

Hammerson has sold seven retail parks to Canada's Brookfield for £330m in a deal that completes the group's exit from owning retail parks.

21 Apr
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Catena to buy Insight Capital in reverse takeover

Catena Group has agreed to buy Insight Capital in a reverse takeover of the artificial intelligence and machine learning company.

21 Apr
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Plus500 moves into US markets with $30m Cunningham buy

Contracts-for-difference trading platform Plus500 has made its first foray into the US market after buying Cunningham Commodities and Cunningham Trading Systems for $30m.

20 Apr
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CMA warns of higher prices at petrol pump following Asda takeover

The Competition and Markets Authority has warned of potentially higher petrol prices following the Issa brothers' £6. 8bn acquisition of supermarket chain Asda.

19 Apr
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Equiniti confirms £620m bid approach from Siris

Equiniti has received a bid proposal from Siris Capital valuing the business services and payments company at about £620m.

19 Apr
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Melrose selling Nortek Air Management for £2.62bn

Melrose Industries has agreed to sell its Nortek Air Management business to Chicago-based Madison Industries, it announced on Monday, for consideration of £2. 62bn in cash on completion, subject to adjustments.

19 Apr
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Mattioli Woods buys Caledonia for up to £1.6m

Mattioli Woods has agreed to buy Caledonia Asset Management for up to £1. 6m to expand its wealth management business in Edinburgh.

16 Apr
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Flutter considers £150m Oddschecker sale - report

Flutter Entertainment is considering a potential £150m sale of Oddschecker, its odds comparison platform, after one of the company's rivals withdrew its data, according to a report.

15 Apr
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Thermo Fisher to buy PPD in $17.4bn deal

Thermo Fisher has agreed to buy PPD, a provider of clinical research services to the pharma and biotech industry, for $17. 4bn.

14 Apr
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Toshiba chair questions CVC bid after CEO quits

Toshiba's chairman expressed doubts about CVC's proposed $20bn bid for the Japanese conglomerate after the sudden departure of the company's chief executive.

14 Apr
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Virgin Media-O2 merger gets provisional approval

The UK's competition watchdog has given provisional clearance to the £31bn merger of Virgin Media and O2 after deciding it was unlikely to lead to a worse deal for consumers.

12 Apr
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Microsoft to buy speech technology company Nuance in $19.7bn deal

Microsoft has agreed to buy Nuance Communications in an all-cash deal valued at $19. 7bn.