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18 May
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Amazon in talks to buy MGM for $9bn - reports

Amazon is understood to be in talks to acquire MGM for $9bn, as the online giant looks to further bolster its growing presence in content and streaming.

18 May
Bunzl buys New Zealand's Obex Medical

Distribution and services group Bunzl said it was buying New Zealand’s Obex Medical for an undisclosed sum.

18 May
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Phoenix in talks over possible sale of European businesses

Phoenix Group confirmed on Monday that it is in advanced talks about a potential sale of its European businesses.

17 May
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Indonesian start-ups Gojek and Tokopedia agree $18bn merger

Indonesian start-ups Gojek and Tokopedia have agreed to a merger worth $18bn that will create the biggest privately held technology start-up in south-east Asia.

17 May
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WarnerMedia to merge with Discovery in multi-billion dollar deal

US telecoms group AT&T is to spin out WarnerMedia and merge it with Discovery, in a multi-billion dollar deal that will create a new streaming giant.

17 May
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Clarivate to buy ProQuest for $5.3bn

Clarivate has agreed to by data and analytics provider ProQuest for $5. 3bn in cash and shares.

14 May
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General Mills to buy Tyson Foods’ pet treats business for $1.2bn

General Mills said on Friday that it has agreed to buy Tyson Foods’ pet treats business for $1. 2bn in cash.

14 May
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Apax Global Alpha invests €10.3m in US pet food business

Apax Globa Alpha (AGA) is investing €10. 3m (£8. 9m) in Nulo, a US luxury pet food company, through its stake in a private equity fund.

14 May
Sanne rejects £1.3bn approach from Cinven

Private equity firm Cinven said its approach to fund administration services provider Sanne about a possible takeover at 830p a share had been rejected.

13 May
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M&G rallies as Schroders said to have mulled buyout

M&G shares rallied on Thursday following a report that Schroders spent months earlier this year looking at a potential buyout of the investment manager.

13 May
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Intertek to acquire SAI Global Assurance, pushes into Canada, China and US

Testing specialist Intertek acquired Australia's SAI Global Assurance for AUD$855m in cash and on a debt free basis, "significantly" increasing its presence in Australia, Canada, China, the UK and US.

13 May
Hipgnosis buys catalogue from producer Andy Wallace

Music rights fund Hipgnosis said it had bought a catalogue from Grammy Award-winning producer, mixer and engineer, Andy Wallace for an undisclosed sum.

12 May
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UDG Healthcare to be taken over by US PE firm in £2.6bn deal

UDG Healthcare said on Wednesday that it has agreed to be bought by private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in a £2. 6bn deal, as it reported a "strong" first half.

12 May
Future buys Marie Claire US for undisclosed sum

Media platform Future said it had bought Marie Claire US, a joint venture between Marie Claire Album SAS and Hearst Magazines Media, for an undisclosed sum.

11 May
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Denmark's Hempel to acquire Farrow & Ball

High-end paint and wallpaper specialist Farrow & Ball is being sold to Danish coatings manufacturer Hempel Group, it was confirmed on Tuesday.

11 May
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AstraZeneca shareholders approve Alexion acquisition

AstraZeneca’s acquisition of Alexion Pharmaceuticals is set to close in the third quarter after shareholders voted in favour of the deal.

11 May
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Prince International to buy Ferro Corp in $2.1bn deal

Shares of Ferro Corporation surged in pre-market trade on Tuesday after the paint maker agreed to be bought by Prince International in an all-cash deal valued at around $2. 1bn.

11 May
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Shares in THG surge as it strikes $2.3bn deal with Softbank

Shares in THG surged on Tuesday after the owner of The Hut Group struck a multi-billion deal with Japan’s Softbank, and announced a $1bn fundraising.

10 May
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Trulieve Cannabis and Harvest agree $2.1bn takeover

Trulieve Cannabis is to snap up Harvest Health & Recreation in a $2. 1bn deal, one of the fledgling industry’s largest-ever.

07 May
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IntesaSanpaolo boss sees Italy bank mergers ahead

Italy's banking sector is set to see a wave of mergers, the head of the country's largest lender said.