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    Mergers & Acquisitions in December 2014


    The month of December saw 275 acquisitions of UK based companies publicly announced – a relatively strong end to the calendar year.


    The highlight of the month was the announcement that Aviva and Friends life Group had entered into a formal agreement. The deal which is subject to court, regulatory and shareholder approvals, would value the company at more than £5.2 billion.


    Another notable deal to be announced in December is that Bravofly Group of the Netherlands entered into a binding agreement to acquire lastminute.com for $120 million. The deal is expected to be completed in Q1 of 2015.

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