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Mergers & Acquisitions in October 2014

In what was a promising start to the final quarter of 2014, a total of 255 deals were publically announced in October.   During October it was announced that Qualcomm Inc. has agreed to acquire CSR Plc, a Cambridge-based developer of silicon, software and services for the consumer electronics market....

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Mergers & Acquisitions in September 2014

The third quarter of 2014 ended with a total of 279 deals publically announced for the month of September.   The most notable deal of the month was the £450 million acquisition of Channel 5 Broadcasting Ltd by New York-headquartered Viacom International Media Networks Inc. Viacom is involved in the...

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Viacom complete £450m deal for Channel 5

After several months of waiting for clearance from the European Commission, Viacom International Media Networks Inc. has confirmed that it has completed the £450 million acquisition of Channel 5 Broadcasting Ltd.   The merger means the American media giant will have a firm foothold within the UK broadcasting market and...

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Mergers & Acquisitions in August 2014

The month of August saw 211 acquisitions of UK based companies publicly announced, according to professional deals database, Zephyr.   The main talking point of August was undoubtedly the £3.8 billion merger of Carphone Warehouse plc and Dixons Retail plc. The new company, which will be called Dixons Carphone, will...

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Mergers & Acquisitions in July 2014

July saw a total of 281 M&A deals as the third quarter of the year started relatively strong.   At £924m, the biggest deal of the month was Energy Investments Global Ltd’s acquisition of Heritage Oil plc which came into effect on the first of the month. At 320 pence...

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Carphone Warehouse and Dixons agree £3.8 billion merger

Carphone Warehouse Group plc and Dixons Retail plc have agreed a £3.8 billion merger to create Dixons Carphone, which will bring high-street giants Carphone Warehouse, Currys and PC World all underneath the same umbrella.   Dixons Carphone, which operates out of 3,000 stores and generates sales of almost £11 billion,...

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