Acquisitions News in the Professional And Financial sector

Wed, 22 Jul 2009: Friends Provident has rejected Resolution's latest takeover offer, which was deemed unsuitable, as it would only have benefited Resolut...
[more: Friends rejects latest bid from Resolution]
Tue, 26 May 2009: Stakes in about 60 companies may be sold as Lloyds Banking Group organises the assets of its acquisition HBOS. ...
[more: Lloyds prepares for 60 stake sales]
Tue, 18 Mar 2008: Centaur Media, the publisher of The Lawyer and Mortgage Strategy, is set to implement a review of the business which may result in an MBO. ...
[more: Centaur Media may undergo MBO]
Fri, 08 Jun 2007: Provident Financial, the British consumer lender, has announced details of its planned spilt with its international home credit business in July. Provident has planned the demerger to enable both companies to capture new growth markets, both at home in the UK and abroad....
[more: Provident splits from intenational arm]
Fri, 09 Feb 2007: Aviva is to acquire Erasmus, the Dutch insurance company with gross assets of about £650m, from Wustenrot & Wurttembergische....
[more: Aviva is to acquire Erasmus, the Dutch i...]
Fri, 09 Feb 2007: Moorhouse Group of Caerphilly has sold its corporate insurance division to a management buy-out for undisclosed terms....
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Thu, 08 Feb 2007: Experian has acquired Economic Research Services, the data research company with offices in Newcastle upon Tyne, Leicester, Carlisle and Bristol, for ...
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Thu, 08 Feb 2007: Legal & General is to acquire the life assurance and unit trust management division of Nationwide for about £285m, with the transfer of abou...
[more: Legal & General is to acquire the life a...]
Wed, 07 Feb 2007: IAF Group is to acquire JP Jenkins, the stockbroker, and the Jenkins business will relocate to IAF's offices in St James, London....
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Wed, 07 Feb 2007: Begbies Traynor is to acquire Quantum Corporate Finance of Newcastle upon Tyne for undisclosed terms....
[more: Begbies Traynor is to acquire Quantum Co...]
Thu, 01 Feb 2007: HW Chartered Accountants is to merge with Sandison Easson & Gordon, the accountancy firm with offices in Rochdale and Leeds....
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Wed, 31 Jan 2007: Bowdlers is to merge with Manby & Steward to create a combined law firm with more than 130 staff at offices in Shrewsbury, Telford, Bridgnorth and...
[more: Bowdlers is to merge with Manby & Stewar...]
Mon, 29 Jan 2007: Marston's is to acquire Sovereign Inns, the Leicester-based chain of 33 tenanted pubs, for £19m....
[more: Marston's is to acquire Sovereign Inns, ...]
Fri, 19 Jan 2007: Bibby Line has acquired MHL Support, the Staffordshire-based employment law and health and safety consultancy with 140 staff, for undisclosed terms....
[more: Bibby Line has acquired MHL Support, the...]
Mon, 15 Jan 2007: Syndicate Asset Management has acquired EPIC Investment Partners of London for £17m....
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Fri, 12 Jan 2007: Julius Baer of Switzerland is to sell its Julius Baer Investments subsidiary in the UK to management....
[more: Julius Baer of Switzerland is to sell it...]
Wed, 10 Jan 2007: Pilley & Florsham of Coventry has merged with Raftery & Co of Solihull to create the Prime Chartered Accountants Group with 50 staff....
[more: Pilley & Florsham of Coventry has merged...]
Wed, 10 Jan 2007: European Credit Management, the London-based asset management company with 105 staff, is to be acquired by Wachovia of the US for an estimated £...
[more: European Credit Management]
Fri, 22 Dec 2006: St Ives is to sell the corporate finance printing activities of St Ives Financial to Bowne & Co of the US for about £4m....
[more: St Ives is to sell the corporate finance...]
Thu, 21 Dec 2006: Barclays is to acquire Nile Bank, the Ugandan commercial bank with 18 branches and 228 staff, for undisclosed terms....
[more: Barclays is to acquire Nile Bank, the Ug...]