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Mergers & Acquisitions in October 2016

October 2016 was particularly active within the M&A market, with 211 deals completed during the month, according to online deals database, Zephyr.   This month witnessed the much anticipated completion of the acquisition of Dutch company Koninklijke N.V., otherwise known as household name Philips, by Japan based brewery and soft...

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This year’s mega deals – what can we look forward to in the rest of 2016?

As we enter into the final quarter of 2016, we can reflect upon a full nine months of completed mega deals involving respected UK companies. Zephyr, the company deals database, records that throughout the year of 2016, 19 UK companies have been sold at a value exceeding £1 billion.  ...

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Mergers & Acquisitions in September 2016

According to Zephyr, the company deals database, 205 transactions involving UK businesses occurred during the month of September.   The sale of ARM Holdings PLC, the British semiconductor and software design company, was the most valuable transaction during the month of September.  ARM Holdings was acquired by SoftBank Group Corporation,...

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Mergers & Acquisitions in August 2016

Monthly UK Mergers and Acquisitions Round Up – August 2016   228 transactions involving UK targets took place in August, according to company deals database, Zephyr.   The month’s most valuable deal saw Orange SA, the multinational telecommunications corporation, complete the highly anticipated acquisition of Jazztel PLC for a fee...

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Mergers & Acquisitions in July 2016

Monthly Mergers and Acquisitions round up – July 2016   The second half of 2016 got off to an active start in terms of UK Mergers and Acquisitions as 307 deals were completed and announced, according to company deals database, Zephyr.   Following talks in May which indicated that a...

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Mergers & Acquisitions in June 2016

The first half of 2016 came to an active close with a further 268 deals of UK businesses, as registered on company deals database, Zephyr.   The main talking point was the conclusion of Brookfield Property Partners’ acquisition of Center Parcs (UK) Group Ltd. The deal comes after the previous...

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Mergers & Acquisitions in May 2016

As we step closer to the half way point of 2016, May saw a bumper month of UK deals, with 241 completions according to company deals database, Zephyr.   Valued at £1.85 billion, Verisk Analytics, Inc’s acquisition of research and consultancy group, Wood Mackenzie Ltd, was May’s highest valued deal....

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Mergers & Acquisitions in April 2016

The Month of April came to a close with a total of 199 involving UK companies, according to company deals database, Zephyr. One of the most notable deals involved Asahi Group Holdings acquisition of Grolsch for £2bn, which was previously part of SAB Miller Plc. The deal has been announced...

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Deciding How and When to Begin an Exit Strategy

Starting, creating and growing your own business is fun, exhausting and rewarding. As you pour over page after page of business plan your start-up will teeter and falter but, all of a sudden, out of the blue it will take off. The value of your business will soar, but did...

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Mergers & Acquisitions in March 2016

The final month of the 2015 financial year was completed with a total of 201 deals, announced, completed or pending, involving UK based companies as noted by company deal database zephyr. One of the most notable deals in the public eye is currently pending with supermarket retailer J Sainsbury PLC...

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