Acquisitions News

Thu, 16 Aug 2012: Getty Images, the picture agency with an office in London, has been acquired by private equity firm Carlyle Group in a £2.1bn deal....
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Thu, 16 Aug 2012: GlaxoSmithKline has raised £172m from the sale of 25 Australian pharmaceutical brands to Aspen Pharmacare....
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Thu, 09 Aug 2012: Pulse Home Products, the Oldham-based supplier of household brands with 120 staff, has been acquired by Jarden Corporation of the US for £40m....
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Thu, 09 Aug 2012: BP has sold its Bristol-based network of 13 LPG distribution depots to DCC for £40m, with the transfer of 116 staff....
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Wed, 08 Aug 2012: MDNX has bought Griffin Internet, the Derby-based internet service provider with annual revenue of about £23m, and sister company Iconnyx from O...
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Wed, 08 Aug 2012: Cremonini of Italy has acquired Bagel Factory, the chain of about 50 bagel shops, for about £2m....
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Tue, 07 Aug 2012: Restore has sold Peter Cox, the Manchester-based building repair firm, to Castlefield House for £6m, in order to focus on office services....
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Tue, 07 Aug 2012: Rentokil Initial has acquired Modus FM, the London-based technical facilities management firm with 160 staff, from Modus Group for up to £5.3m....
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Thu, 02 Aug 2012: CitySprint has acquired Scarlet Couriers, in order to expand its overnight and international delivery operations....
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Thu, 02 Aug 2012: AIMS Materials, the Peterborough-based metallurgy technology firm, has been acquired by Alycidon Capital for undisclosed terms....
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Thu, 02 Aug 2012: VetUK has acquired Nutrecare of Kidderminster, taking the workforce at its Thirsk-based online veterinary products business to 32....
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Thu, 02 Aug 2012: Speciality Powders has acquired Phoenix Foods, the Corby-based manufacturer of powdered drinks and foods with 100 staff....
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Thu, 02 Aug 2012: WPP has acquired a majority stake in Fortune Cookie, the London-based digital marketing services firm with 190 staff, in order to expand its Possible ...
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Thu, 02 Aug 2012: Alliance Pharma has acquired three anti-malarial brands from AstraZeneca for an initial £4.2m....
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Thu, 02 Aug 2012: Manchester Airports Group has sold its 83% stake in Humberside Airport to Eastern Group for £2.3m....
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Thu, 02 Aug 2012: Sewell Moorhouse has been sold out of administration to a new company called Sewell Recruitment Group, saving 23 jobs at recruitment offices in Leeds ...
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Thu, 02 Aug 2012: Kier has sold its temporary accommodation business to Wernick Hire for up to £12m, while its mechanical plant and small tools unit has been sold...
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Thu, 02 Aug 2012: John Menzies has acquired Flight Support, the ground handling firm operating in Aberdeen, Isle of Man, Guernsey and Manchester, from Airbase Holdings ...
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Wed, 01 Aug 2012: Kirona Group has acquired Xmbrace, the Watford-based provider of software to the social housing sector with 35 staff....
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Wed, 01 Aug 2012: Bradford & Sons has acquired Aspect Roofing, the East Anglian roof truss manufacturing and tiling firm with 50 staff....
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