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Mergers and Acquisitions in February 2020

Business Intelligence, Bureau Van Dijk, recorded a volume of 79 deals this February, of which included 27 overseas acquirers. The largest deal of the month was for an impressive value of £500 million the in Potter UK Bidco Ltd’s acquisition of Hansteen Holdings plc. Hansteen Holdings plc is a leading...

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Mergers and Acquisitions in January 2020

The start of the year showed another increase in the volume of acquisitions. Business intelligence, Bureau van Dijk recorded 131 deals this January, of which 29 were overseas acquirors. This highlights an increase of 8% from last months’ figure. The largest transaction witnessed this month was the acquisition of Cobham...

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Mergers and Acquisitions in December 2019

Concluding another significant year, December showed an increase in deal volumes in comparison to the previous month with an impressive figure of 121 deals, of which 40 were overseas acquirers. This highlights an increase of 16% from November as well as a 67% increase in overseas acquisitions. The largest deal...

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Mergers and Acquisitions in November 2019

Approaching the end of the year, November rounded up a notable figure of 104 deals, of which included 24 overseas acquirers. The largest deal value for the month involved the acquisition of Merlin Entertainments, a leading visitor attraction operator, by Motion Acquisition Ltd for a deal value of £4.1 billion....

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Mergers and Acquisitions in October 2019

With a 22% increase from the previous month, M&A activity in October has continued the growing trend and rounded an impressive number of 168 deals this month. Of these deals, 48 involved an overseas acquirer which is also an increase of 26% in comparison to September. The highest deal value...

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Mergers and Acquisitions in September 2019

According to statistics on Zephyr, September has been a busy month in terms of M&A activity. With a 12% increase in deal activity in comparison to August, this month has resulted in 138 transactions taking place. Of these deals, 38 involved an overseas acquirer which is also a 15% increase...

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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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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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