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UK-China civil nuclear partnership progresses

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and China’s Vice Premier Ma Kai have agreed to enhance the UK-China civil nuclear partnership, at the 7th UK-China Economic and Financial Dialogue in Beijing, the government … Continue reading “UK-China civil nuclear partnership progresses”


UK government begins sale of shares in King’s Cross Central development

The UK’s Department for Transport and HM Treasury reported on Monday that the multi-million pound sale of the government’s investment in the King’s Cross Central redevelopment has commenced, with the Treasury benefiting from … Continue reading “UK government begins sale of shares in King’s Cross Central development”


London-listed Vodafone launches bid for Kabel Deutschland

UK’s Vodafone Group Plc (LON:VOD) said on Tuesday it had launched a voluntary public takeover bid of EUR87.00 (USD115.43) per share in cash for German cable operator Kabel Deutschland Holding AG. The price … Continue reading “London-listed Vodafone launches bid for Kabel Deutschland”


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”


Greece offers sole bidder Emma Delta to increase bid for football bet firm OPAP

greece’s privatisation agency HRADF has invited Greek-Czech investment fund Emma Delta to increase its bid for a controlling interest in gambling specialist Hellenic Football Prognostics Organisation SA (OPAP), the body said in a … Continue reading “Greece offers sole bidder Emma Delta to increase bid for football bet firm OPAP”


Bank of England keeps rates and QE on hold again

UK interest rates have been maintained at a record-low 0.5% for another month. The Bank of England announced today that its Monetary Policy Committee had voted not to change the official Bank Rate … Continue reading “Bank of England keeps rates and QE on hold again”


French Areva sells US nuclear measurement arm to sponsor Astorg

French nuclear power generation technology solutions provider Areva SA (EPA:AREVA) said Wednesday it had agreed to sell US nuclear measurement arm Canberra Industries Inc to French private equity firm Astorg Partners for an undisclosed … Continue reading “French Areva sells US nuclear measurement arm to sponsor Astorg”


Merged Italian transport groups Atlantia, Gemina to bid for Brazilian airports

The new group formed from the merger of Italian motorway group Atlantia SpA (BIT:ATL) and airport operator Gemina SpA (BIT:GEM) will consider making bids for Brazilian airports in Belo Horizonte and Rio de … Continue reading “Merged Italian transport groups Atlantia, Gemina to bid for Brazilian airports”


US sponsor Veronis invests in UK-based SaaS firm Thomsons Online Benefits

US private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS) said today it had made an investment in UK benefits management software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider Thomsons Online Benefits Ltd, without disclosing its size or value. The … Continue reading “US sponsor Veronis invests in UK-based SaaS firm Thomsons Online Benefits”


Private equity firms eye UK livestock ID group Allflex Holdings

A dozen or so private equity groups are expected to submit offers for Allflex Holdings, the UK-based provider of livestock identification products, Reuters reported citing banking sources. Earlier in the year, Electra Private … Continue reading “Private equity firms eye UK livestock ID group Allflex Holdings”


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