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London mergers and takeovers round-up

Get the low-down on the companies in play in the buyout and merger rush in the London market
London mergers and takeovers round-up

It is a heady time for London's dealmakers: mergers and buyouts are happening every few days. Here is a quick guide to all the action. Not sure how to vote on a takeover? Try this handy guide from Bearbull

Company/companiesTickerType of dealStageWill it remain listed?When is the shareholder vote/offer deadline?Latest IC story
Go-Ahead/Kinetic/Globalvia InversionesGOGAll-share buyoutBid backed but more offers likelyNoTBC

https://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/news/2022/06/14/go-ahead-prepares-for-bidding-war/

Biffa/Energy Capital PartnersBIFFAll-share buyoutBoard has backed offerNoTBC

https://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/news/2022/06/08/today-s-markets-close-to-recession/

Yamana Gold/Gold FieldsAUYAll-share buyoutBoard has backed offerNoTBC

https://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/news/2022/05/31/today-s-markets-eu-ban-on-russian-oil-pushes-brent-higher/

M&C Saatchi/Next Fifteen/AdvancedAdvTSAA / NFC / ADVTMergerBoard has backed offerYesTBC

https://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/news/2022/05/20/m-c-saatchi-accepts-310mn-bid-from-next-fifteen/

LXi/Secure IncomeLXI / SIRMergerPotential for merger/buyout confirmedYesTBC

https://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/news/2022/05/11/lxi-and-secure-income-agree-merger/

StagecoachSGCBuyoutBoard has backed offerTBCTBC

https://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/news/2022/05/16/today-s-markets-mixed-start-for-equities/

RWSRWSBuyoutPotential for merger/buyout confirmedTBCTBC

https://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/news/2022/05/16/today-s-markets-mixed-start-for-equities/

ContourGlobal/KKRGLOBuyoutBoard has backed offerNoTBC

https://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/news/2022/05/17/kkr-launches-cash-buyout-of-contourglobal/

HomeServe/BrookfieldHSVBuyoutBoard has backed offerNoTBC

https://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/news/2022/05/19/today-s-markets-stocks-lower-after-wall-street-melt-tesla-fails-esg-test/

THGTHG-Potential for merger/buyout confirmedTBCTBC

https://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/news/2022/05/20/thg-dismisses-2bn-takeover-bid-as-too-low/

PlaytechPTECBuyoutPotential for merger/buyout confirmedTBCTBC

https://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/news/2022/05/20/today-s-markets-china-rate-cut-boosts-sentiment-german-ppi-surges/

Brewin Dolphin/RBCBRWBuyoutShareholders have backed offerNo23 May (vote passed)

https://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/news/2022/03/31/rbc-tables-knockout-bid-for-brewin-dolphin/

CareTech/DBAYCTHBuyoutPotential for merger/buyout confirmedNoPUSU deadline 30 May

https://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/news/2022/04/04/today-s-markets-sluggish-start-to-the-week-for-stocks/

Ted BakerTEDTBCPotential for merger/buyout confirmedTBCTBC

https://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/news/2022/05/23/today-s-markets-risk-bid-at-the-start-of-the-week/

IdeagenIDEABuyoutBoard has backed offerNoTBC (offer document expected by mid-June)

https://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/news/2022/05/09/today-s-markets-stocks-bonds-slide-bitcoin-ready-to-snap/

MeggittMGGTBuyoutShareholders have backed offerNoVoted - waiting on government approval for completion

https://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/news/2022/03/03/meggitt-reveals-rising-book-to-bill-multiple/

Shaftesbury/CapcoSHB/CAPCMergerNot finalisedYesTBC

https://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/news/2022/05/09/shaftesbury-and-capco-merger-would-create-west-end-giant/

AvastAVSTBuyoutCMA in-depth probeNo 

https://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/news/2021/07/15/avast-confirms-takeover-talks-with-norton/

John MenziesMNZSBuyoutBoard has backed offerNo 

https://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/news/2022/02/18/john-menzies-shares-soar-as-nas-buys-73mn-stake/

Ultra Electronics (Cobham bidder)ULEBuyoutGovernment reviewNo 

https://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/news/2021/07/23/ultra-electronics-board-to-recommend-2-58bn-cobham-bid/

Vivo Energy/VitolVVOBuyoutCourt hearing set for Q3No 

https://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/news/2021/08/16/ultra-promises-to-maintain-uk-presence-after-cobham-s-formal-offer/