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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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M&A within the financial services sector H1 2019

Reflecting on the first six months of 2019, the financial services sector has been the most active industry in terms of M&A activity. According to Experian, an increasing number of shares highlighted that the financial sector saw a year-on-year increase in deal activity and also remained the most fruitful source...

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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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Importance of Small to Medium Enterprises in the UK economy

Small to medium size enterprises (SMEs) play a vital role in supporting the economy as their main contributions include innovation, employment and adaptability. They help to make the UK more competitive and appealing to visitors and investors and, complement diversity, growth and creativity to towns and cities, while playing an...

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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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Mergers & Acquisitions in April 2019

April proved a strong month for UK M&A with 197 deals taking place, according to Zephyr.   The month began with the acquisition of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc by MMC Treasury Holdings (UK) Ltd. This was also the deal with the highest value of the month, at £4.9 billion,...

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