Meggitt shares surged on Friday following a report that US-based Woodward Inc could be looking to buy the London-listed aerospace engineer.
St Modwen Properties said on Friday that US private equity firm Blackstone has made a possible cash offer for the group at 542p a share.
Carlyle is one of the potential buyers of Reckitt Benckiser's infant nutrition business in China, Sky News reported.
Shares of infrastructure investor John Laing shot higher on Thursday as it confirmed it is in talks with private equity firm KKR about a possible offer for the company.
The Issa brothers have offered to offload 27 petrol stations as they seek regulatory approval for their £6. 8bn acquisition of supermarket chain Asda.
Babcock International is preparing the sale of its rail business, it was reported on Tuesday, the opening salvo in a company-wide divestment programme.
Britvic said on Tuesday that it has bought plant-based drinks maker Plenish for an undisclosed sum.