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  • Ahold seals takeover deal Tip Update

    26 June 2015

    Dutch grocer Royal Ahold has signed a deal to takeover Belgian rival Delhaize.
  • Mediclinic takes stake in Spire

    24 June 2015

    South African private hospital group has acquired close to a third of UK hospital operator Spire.
  • Coral eyes up Ladbrokes deal

    23 June 2015

    Ladbrokes shares are on the rise after news emerged of a possible merger with rival Gala
  • Ferrero gobbles up Thorntons

    23 June 2015

    Italian chocolate house Ferrero has bid for up British competitor Thorntons as part of its plan to grow its UK market share
  • Irish government backs Aer Lingus bid

    27 May 2015

    The Irish government has agreed to sell its stake in Aer Lingus as part of IAG's bid for the budget airline.
  • Phoenix IT joins Daisy chain

    27 May 2015

    Phoenix IT's board has recommended a takeover offer from Daisy and Toscafund
  • Circassia to raise £275m Tip Update

    15 May 2015

    Circassia is drumming up funds for two acquisitions ahead of its potential product launch.
  • Sepura tunes in to Teltronic

    06 May 2015

    Sepura's proposed purchase of digital-radio peer Teltronic promises to strengthen its product range and broaden its international footprint
  • Kier to buy Mouchel

    29 April 2015

    The combined group will be a leading force in UK highways maintenance
  • Pace agrees to $2.1bn takeover Tip Update

    23 April 2015

    Shares in the TV set-top box maker soar after it agrees a £1.4bn takeover by US rival Arris
  • Carlyle's new passenger: NARS

    09 April 2015

    Carlyle has agreed to buy Nationwide Accident Repair Services, but recent investors won't be bowled over by the bid premium
  • BG deal creates LNG giant Tip Update

    08 April 2015

    Shell has tabled a £47bn takeover bid for BG.
  • British Car Auctions reverses into Haversham

    31 March 2015

    The £1.2bn takeover finally brings Europe’s largest second hand car dealer to the market
  • Lexmark snaps up Kofax Tip Update

    25 March 2015

    Kofax's shares soared on news of an agreed takeover by Lexmark
  • NCC locks up Accumuli Tip Update

    24 March 2015

    Accumuli's board has agreed to sell the business to cybersecurity peer NCC
  • Domino Printing in £1bn takeover deal

    12 March 2015

    The barcode-printer maker accepts Brother Industries' £1bn takeover bid, but speculation mounts that a higher offer could materialise
  • Nikon eyes up Optos

    04 March 2015

    Japanese company Nikon has agreed to buy London-listed Optos for £259m
  • Computacenter pays it forward Tip Update

    24 February 2015

    Computacenter made gains in the UK and Germany last year, but France remains troublesome
  • Brit backs Fairfax offer Tip Update

    18 February 2015

    Brit has received a cash offer from Canadian insurer Fairfax that could be beneficial to both parties
  • Catlin bows out on a strong note

    10 February 2015

    Catlin traded well last year, but the board of directors have recommended acceptance of an offer from XL
  • Towry to buy Ashcourt Rowan Tip Update

    03 February 2015

    Directors of Ashcourt Rowan have unanimously accepted a bid offer from Towry Law.
  • Matchtech engineers Networkers takeover

    29 January 2015

    Specialist recruiter Matchtech has mounted a takeover of fellow Aim-traded recruiter Networkers International to accelerate its international...
  • O2 and Three tie-up bodes well for BT

    28 January 2015

    Three's mooted acquisition of O2 may support BT's mobile ambitions
  • Shire moves on from AbbVie Tip Update

    14 January 2015

    Shire has put its failed merger with AbbVie behind it by picking up US-based biotech business NPS Pharmaceuticals.
  • Horizon seals new deal Tip Update

    09 January 2015

    Shares in Horizon Discovery (HZD) have rocketed in value lately and its latest acquisition could be the reason.
  • Reverse takeover targets Hangar 8 Tip Update

    12 December 2014

    Private company Gama Aviation has set its sights on long-standing IC buy tip Hangar 8.
  • Salamander's board backs Ophir bid

    25 November 2014

    The board of Salamander Energy has accepted the strategic benefits of an all-share bid from Ophir Energy
  • Greene King bid lacks spirit

    05 November 2014

    Spirit has finally recommended an increased cash and shares bid from Greene King, but cider maker C&C is also eyeing the company
  • Spirit Pub prospers in a smoke-free zone

    22 October 2014

    Spirit Pub has released a strong set of full-year figures just days after industry rival Greene King increased its offer bid
  • Shire takeover collapses

    16 October 2014

    AbbVie's high-profile takeover of specialty pharma group Shire has fallen through.

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