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Media group Informa sells its corporate training units to Providence Equity

London-listed publishing and events group Informa plc (LON:INF) on Friday said it had agreed a deal worth up to USD180m (EUR137m) to sell its five corporate training businesses to Providence Equity Partners. The … Continue reading “Media group Informa sells its corporate training units to Providence Equity”


Internet giant Yahoo acquires mobile ad startup Admovate

Yahoo! Inc (NASDAQ:YHOO) said it had taken over mobile ad startup Admovate without disclosing the purchase price. The Internet giant said that the deal is in line with its strategy to invest in … Continue reading “Internet giant Yahoo acquires mobile ad startup Admovate”


US sponsor Platinum Equity tables $225m bid for CBS Outdoor International

US private equity firm Platinum Equity LLC said it had offered to buy outdoor media company CBS Outdoor International from CBS Corp (NYSE:CBS) for around USD225m (EUR171.2m). The irrevocable binding offer is subject … Continue reading “US sponsor Platinum Equity tables $225m bid for CBS Outdoor International”


RBS seeks buyers for Australian school management group Axiom Education

UK bailed-out lender Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc (LON:RBS) has hired Rothschild to help it dispose of its Axiom Education business in Australia, according to an informed source cited by Bloomberg on … Continue reading “RBS seeks buyers for Australian school management group Axiom Education”


Telecom Italia postpones fixed-line sale as Italy’s regulator approves lower cost access for competitors

Telecom Italia SpA (BIT:TIT) said its board had decided to halt the implementation of the plan to spin off the fixed-line business until favourable regulatory conditions are in place. Italy’s telecom regulator AGCOM … Continue reading “Telecom Italia postpones fixed-line sale as Italy’s regulator approves lower cost access for competitors”


UK tech consulting group Sagentia acquires local rival OTM

UK technology consulting firm Sagentia Group Plc (LON:SAG) said today it had bought domestic sector player OTM Consulting Limited via a cash-and-stock deal valued at GBP6.5m (USD9.7m/EUR7.5m). The transaction involves a cash payment … Continue reading “UK tech consulting group Sagentia acquires local rival OTM”


UK digital sports group Perform raises £120m for acquisitions

UK digital sports media company Perform Group Plc (LON:PER) announced today it will raise around GBP120m (USD183m/EUR141m) via a private placement to fund its planned purchase of Opta Sports Data Ltd and some … Continue reading “UK digital sports group Perform raises £120m for acquisitions”


Mexican Coca Cola bottler Femsa acquires Brazil’s Coca-Cola Company distributor in $448m deal

Coca-Cola Femsa SAB de CV (MXK:KOFL), the bottler of Coca Cola in Mexico, said it would take over Brazilian Companhia Fluminense de Refrigerantes for an enterprise value of USD448m (EUR344m). Companhia Fluminense, set … Continue reading “Mexican Coca Cola bottler Femsa acquires Brazil’s Coca-Cola Company distributor in $448m deal”


German utility E.ON sells its 62.8% stake in Westfalen unit for €360m

German utility E.ON SE (ETR:EOAN) said today it had signed a deal to sell its 62.8% stake in regional unit E.ON Westfalen Weser AG to a consortium of municipal co-owners for some EUR360m … Continue reading “German utility E.ON sells its 62.8% stake in Westfalen unit for €360m”


China’s Dalian Wanda Groupto develop real estate project in Central London

Chinese commercial property and entertainment conglomerate, Dalian Wanda Group, revealed today that it plans to commence a major investment programme in the UK. Wanda’s luxury hotel brand is making its first move overseas … Continue reading “China’s Dalian Wanda Groupto develop real estate project in Central London”


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