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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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Mergers & Acquisitions in November 2017

As we head into the final month of the year, we can safely say that 2017 has surpassed all initial expectations in terms of global acquisition volumes. Zephyr reports that so far this year, almost 30,000 M&A deals have been completed globally, with almost 2,000 completed during the month of...

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Mergers & Acquisitions in October 2017

Throughout 2017, UK companies have proven to be highly attractive to buyers from across the globe, and as a result, UK M&A activity has surpassed all original expectations forecasted earlier in the year by industry professionals.   Acquisition volumes remained high throughout the month of October, with 189 transactions involving...

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Mergers & Acquisitions in September 2017

As we enter the fourth quarter of 2017, we can safely say that the UK has experienced a highly successful year in terms of M&A. Both high deal volumes and deal values have been witnessed throughout the market, with UK companies proving to be extremely popular with buyers across the...

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Mergers & Acquisitions in August 2017

2017 has been an exceptional year for UK M&A, with deal volumes remaining high across most industry sectors and final deal values surpassing expectations. The strong level of activity continued throughout the month of August, with 151 deals completed generating combined, disclosed values of over £13.7bn, according to company deals...

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