Acquisitions News: 2002

Tue, 31 Dec 2002: Michael Gerson, the removals and storage company with warehouses in North London and Daventry, is undergoing a management buy-out backed by Bank of Sc...
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Tue, 31 Dec 2002: Hammerson is to acquire RT Group Developments, which includes a portfolio of city centre development opportunities previously owned by Railtrack, for ...
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Tue, 24 Dec 2002: British Energy has sold its 82% stake in Bruce Power of Canada to a consortium led by Cameco Corporation for £309m....
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Tue, 24 Dec 2002: Molins has acquired the smoke constituent analytical business of LGC for £1m, and will rename the business Arista Laboratories Europe and occupy...
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Tue, 24 Dec 2002: Bunzl has acquired Thomas McLaughlin, the Irish distributor of catering equipment with annual sales of £14m, in order to expand its outsourcing ...
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Tue, 24 Dec 2002: Ulster Television has acquired Lite FM, the Irish radio station operating from Dublin, for £9m....
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Tue, 24 Dec 2002: Bizspace has acquired Classdon, the operator of four flexible workspace centres in London Colney, Hove, Burgess Hill and Didcot, for £4.3m....
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Tue, 24 Dec 2002: SMG is planning to sell its SMG Publishing division, which includes three newspapers, 11 magazines and an online advertising business, to Gannett UK f...
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Tue, 24 Dec 2002: Advanced Power Components is to sell its communication components manufacturing business to Bel Fuse of the US for an initial £3.5m....
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Tue, 24 Dec 2002: Whatman is to sell its Whatman HemaSure blood filtration business to Pall Corporation of the US for £3.7m....
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Mon, 23 Dec 2002: Graphite Capital is to support a £25m management buy-out at Tom Smith, the manufacturer of Christmas crackers....
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Mon, 23 Dec 2002: Eurotunnel has acquired Abbey National March Leasing, the aircraft leasing company, for £345m....
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Mon, 23 Dec 2002: Lyle & Scott is to merge with Clan Douglas, creating a combined knitwear manufacturing company with 300 staff under the name of Hawick Knitwear....
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Mon, 23 Dec 2002: Intelliplus has acquired the internet division of Directional Solutions for £0.4m, in order to expand its web hosting and internet access busine...
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Mon, 23 Dec 2002: Alfred McAlpine has acquired the trade and assets of Inframan, the Cardiff-based infrastructure management company, for £5.2m....
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Mon, 23 Dec 2002: Tribal Group has acquired Kingsway Advertising for up to £14m and Action Medical for up to £9m, in order to become one of the country...
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Mon, 23 Dec 2002: Anite Group is to sell its loss-making German IT consulting subsidiary, which employs 130 staff, to a management team for a nominal sum....
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Mon, 23 Dec 2002: Kingfisher has hired Goldman Saches to sell BUT, its French electrical goods and furniture chain. This follows Kingfisher's decision to break up ...
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Mon, 23 Dec 2002: Permira, the private equity firm, has entered the race to buy Gala Group, the bingo and casino operator. Gal has already attracted an offer from BC Pa...
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Mon, 23 Dec 2002: Virgin wishes to raise cash from a sale or flotation on the London market of up to half of Virgin's global retail and entertainment business. The...
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