Acquisitions News: 2004

Fri, 31 Dec 2004: Penn Pharmaceuticals, the Tredegar-based manufacturer of bespoke unlicensed drugs with 170 staff, has been acquired by Celgene of the US for £62...
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Thu, 30 Dec 2004: Phonetics, the Lowestoft-based call centre with 120 staff, has been acquired by It's Your Group, the operator of call centres in Leeds and India ...
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Thu, 30 Dec 2004: Tanfield Group has acquired ClickHere, the Teesside-based IT training and management development company with offices in Sheffield, Billingham and Sta...
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Wed, 29 Dec 2004: Exel has acquired Sociedade de Distribuicao e Logistica, the Portuguese pharmaceutical logistics company, for undisclosed terms....
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Wed, 29 Dec 2004: AnswerCall Direct, the Armagh-based call centre, is expected to be bought out of receivership by HCL Technologies for undisclosed terms, securing the ...
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Wed, 29 Dec 2004: Property giant Brixton is poised to sell two massive Midland properties as part of acquisition plans which will see it become the UK's largest industrial land...
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Wed, 29 Dec 2004: The Bannatynes chain of gyms is shaping up for a sale that could net up to £100 million for its founder, it was reported today. Duncan Bannatyne, who set up the company in 1996, is understood to have held talks with two financial advisers about finding a buyer for the 32 c...
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Wed, 29 Dec 2004: Jarvis has now entered into discussions with several parties concerning the sale of its remaining facilities management business and intends to sell t...
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Tue, 28 Dec 2004: Edinburgh Crystal has acquired Selkirk Glass, the glassware manufacturer with 32 staff....
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Mon, 27 Dec 2004: Duke Street Capital has acquired Affinity Healthcare, the operator of psychiatric hospitals in Cheshire and Durham, for up to £75m....
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Mon, 27 Dec 2004: Cobham has acquired H Koch & Sons, the US manufacturer of life support systems for aircraft, for £225m....
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Mon, 27 Dec 2004: Adop of France has sold its Norfolk-based blow mould tooling business to a management buy-out for undisclosed terms, creating a new company called Mou...
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Mon, 27 Dec 2004: Evolutions, the media post-production facility, has undergone a £7m management buy-out backed by Close Venture Management....
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Mon, 27 Dec 2004: Lincolnshire Co-operative is to sell its Wights Motor car dealership in Boston to Crystal Motor Group, securing the future of 22 jobs....
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Fri, 24 Dec 2004: Brixton, the property group run by Tim Wheeler, is poised to announce a series of disposals amounting to nearly £400m. The sales conclude an unp...
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Thu, 23 Dec 2004: Bloomsbury is to acquire Walker Publishing, the US book publisher, for up to £3m...
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Thu, 23 Dec 2004: Aegis has acquired iProspect, the US-based internet search marketing agency, for £32m...
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Thu, 23 Dec 2004: Jarvis has sold its European roads business to the Somaro subsidiary of Bouygues for £25m...
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Thu, 23 Dec 2004: Datamonitor is to acquire Butler Research Group, the provider of research services to the IT sector, for up to £11m...
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Thu, 23 Dec 2004: Holidaybreak has acquired Business Reservation Centre Holland, the Dutch short breaks holiday company, for £23m...
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