Mergers & Acquisitions in January 2019

It has been a great start to 2019 for the M&A sector, with a total of 205 transactions involving UK companies, according to Zephyr.   To start the year off strong, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd (“Takeda”) acquired UK-based biopharmaceutical manufacturing company Shire plc for £46 billion. The company started negotiations...

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Mergers & Acquisitions in December 2018

The end of 2018 saw high levels of M&A activity with 200 deals completed and a total deal value of over £20.6bn.   One of the higher value deals completed in December was the acquisition of ScottishPower Generation Ltd, by Drax Smart Generation Holdco Ltd, a British power generation company....

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Mergers & Acquisitions in November 2018

As we come to the end of 2018, M&A activity remains high as many look to complete deals and acquisitions before the end of the year.   November 2018 saw a total of 162 deals complete, with most major sectors seeing high levels of activity.   One of the higher...

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Mergers & Acquisitions in October 2018

October 2018 saw a total of 210 M&A deals complete across the UK, a significant increase on the 125 deals which completed in September. This surge in M&A activity, which can be seen across most major sectors, indicates an increase in buyer activity, as well as company sales, as the...

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Mergers & Acquisitions in September 2018

September saw a total of 125 M&A deals across the UK, with a total spending of over £80 billion. There were a number of significant deals completed across a variety of industries.   Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc was acquired by Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc, in a deal worth...

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