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Mergers & Acquisitions in March 2019

122 deals involving UK companies took place in March, according to Zephyr, with a third of these deals being from cross border acquirers.   The highest deal value of the month was the acquisition of Battersea Project Phase 2 Company Ltd by PNB-Kwasa International 2 Ltd for £1.6 billion. PNB-Kwasa...

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Why is NOW the right time to sell?

The start of 2019 has been very active within the M&A marketplace, with a total of 406 transactions involving UK companies in the first two months, according to Zephyr. The rest of 2019 looks set to be going the same way, with several strong buyers announcing they are looking to...

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Mergers & Acquisitions in February 2019

February 2019 saw continued growth in M&A, with a total of 132 transactions involving UK companies, according to Zephyr. The month began with the Unilever plc acquisition of Nd1t Ltd this was the continuation of the trend of multinational companies acquiring smaller personality-based brands. This deal also shows the maintained...

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M&A within the food and drink sector, reflections on 2018

The food and drink sector had a great 2018 with a significant number of deals being completed.   To start the year off strong, Burts Potato Chips Ltd acquired the Leicester based snack company Savoury & Sweet Ltd. “This is an exciting time for everyone working at Burts and Savoury...

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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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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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