Mergers and Acquisitions in August 2019

August had impressive deal activity throughout the month which resulted in a total of 123 deals taking place. Moreover, 33 of these deals involved an overseas acquiror, which is a 57% increase from the previous month. The largest deal value involved the acquisition of BTG plc by Bravo Bidco Ltd...

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Mergers and Acquisitions in July 2019

With a total number of 135 acquisitions, Zephyr highlights a 36% increase in deal activity in July than compared to the previous month. Additionally, 21 of these transactions involved an overseas acquiror. Other successful acquisitions include: First State Investments UK Holdings Ltd by Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation; Chambertin...

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Importance of Small to Medium Enterprises in the UK economy

Small to medium size enterprises (SMEs) play a vital role in supporting the economy as their main contributions include innovation, employment and adaptability. They help to make the UK more competitive and appealing to visitors and investors and, complement diversity, growth and creativity to towns and cities, while playing an...

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Mergers and Acquisitions in June 2019

The month of June involved 99 acquisitions that took place within the UK. According to Zephyr, 30 of these deals came into fruition through an overseas acquirer. The most notable deal was involving overseas Japanese acquirer Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corporation through the acquisition of First State Investments UK...

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Mergers & Acquisitions in May 2019

According to Zephyr, 161 acquisitions of UK companies took place in May, of which 48 were overseas acquirers. The largest transaction of the month had deal value of over £3.2 billion, where Camelot Holdings (Jersey) Ltd was acquired by Clarivate Analytics PLC.   Another high deal value involved the acquisition...

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