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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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Mergers & Acquisitions in August 2018

August 2018 has seen 163 M&A deals across the UK, according to Zephyr, indicating the current strength of the UK market. Most major sectors have seen significant deal activity, in terms of both value and volume.   One of the highest value deals completed was the acquisition of Ziylo Ltd,...

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Mergers & Acquisitions in July 2018

The first half of 2018 has shown that UK companies are consistently attractive to a wide range of buyers across the globe, demonstrated by the increase in M&A activity across most major sectors.   The month of July saw a total of 203 UK M&A transactions, according to Zephyr.  ...

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Mergers & Acquisitions in June 2018

The first half of 2018 has seen high levels of M&A activity across most major sectors. June was no different, with 211 deals completed across the UK, according to Zephyr.   One of the highest value deals was the acquisition of UBM plc, a market leading B2B events organiser, by...

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Mergers & Acquisitions in May 2018

According to Zephyr, May 2018 saw the completion of 193 M&A deals across the UK. The month has seen deal activity across most major sectors, with a number of high value, high profile deals.   One of the higher value deals was the acquisition of EMI Music Publishing by Sony...

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Mergers & Acquisitions in March 2018

March 2018 saw a total of 152 M&A deals, according to Zephyr, including a number of high profile and high value deals.   As we look to April and the beginning of spring, we reflect on the M&A activity seen in the UK throughout March.   The deal with one...

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Mergers & Acquisitions in February 2018

As we continue into 2018, the UK M&A market continues to be active, interesting and varied, with a total of 135 deals completed in February alone.   The deal with the highest value in February, was the acquisition of Vebnet Ltd by Phoenix Group Holdings PLC, for £2.9 billion.  ...

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Mergers & Acquisitions in January 2018

The beginning of 2018 has certainly been an interesting one for M&A activity, with January seeing a total of 191 transactions involving UK companies, according to Zephyr.   The highest value deal was the merger of British payment processing company Worldpay Group and Vantiv, their US rivals, in a deal...

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Mergers & Acquisitions in December 2017

According to Zephyr, December 2017 saw the completion of 214 deals in the UK, with many involving high profile companies.   There were a particularly large number of deals within the UK high-street, making retail one of the more prominent sectors for M&A activity in December. One of the biggest...

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