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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”


Thomson Reuters in asset sale talks with bourse operator Nasdaq OMX

US stock exchange operator Nasdaq OMX Group Inc (NASDAQ:NDAQ) said today that it had made a binding offer to take over the investor relations, public relations and multimedia solutions operations of domestic business … Continue reading “Thomson Reuters in asset sale talks with bourse operator Nasdaq OMX”


Struggling SAS in talks to dispose of Wideroe and ground handling unit

Scandinavian airline SAS AB (STO:SAS) has kicked off talks with investors interested in the sale of its ground handling business and Norwegian airline Wideroe’s Flyveselskap AS the company’s CEO Rickard Gustafson revealed today. … Continue reading “Struggling SAS in talks to dispose of Wideroe and ground handling unit”


Bain Capital acquires Telefonica unit in €1bn deal

Spanish telecom major Telefonica SA (MCE:TEF) said today it had sealed a definitive deal to dispose of its customer relationship management (CRM) business Atento to firms controlled by US private equity group Bain … Continue reading “Bain Capital acquires Telefonica unit in €1bn deal”


ING sells Malaysian insurance unit to Hong Kong-based AIA

 Dutch financial group ING Groep NV (AMS:INGA) said on Thursday it would sell its insurance business in Malaysia to Hong Kong-based insurer AIA Group Ltd (HKG:1299) for some EUR1.3bn (USD1.7bn) in cash. Under … Continue reading “ING sells Malaysian insurance unit to Hong Kong-based AIA”


Accenture acquires New York-based digital marketeer avVenta

International management consulting, technology services and outsourcing firm Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) unveiled the acquisition of privately held, digital marketing production services provider avVenta Worldwide, in a move to enhance its marketing services portfolio … Continue reading “Accenture acquires New York-based digital marketeer avVenta”


Security firm G4S increases presence in Belgium

British security solutions provider G4S Plc (LON:GFS) on Friday unveiled the purchase of two firms in Belgium from local safety solutions company ASC-Group for a total cash price of GBP2.98m (USD4.8m/EUR3.7m), in a … Continue reading “Security firm G4S increases presence in Belgium”


European competition authorities approve GKN’s acquisition of Volvo Aero

The European Commission (EC) said it had ruled in favour of the planned SEK6.9bn (USD1bnm/EUR818m) acquisition of Volvo Aero by British engineering group GKN Plc (LON:GKN), after concluding that the combination would not … Continue reading “European competition authorities approve GKN’s acquisition of Volvo Aero”


EC refers Shell’s sale of Shell Aviation Espana to Disa to local competition regulator

The European Commission (EC) said on Friday it had sent to the Spanish competition regulator for review the planned deal by Royal Dutch Shell plc (LON:RDSA) to sell a stake in its Spanish … Continue reading “EC refers Shell’s sale of Shell Aviation Espana to Disa to local competition regulator”


UK engineering firm Invensys terminates talks with potential buyers

British engineering group Invensys Plc (LON:ISYS) confirmed on Thursday it had been in very early talks with third parties interested in buying it, including US Emerson Electric Co (NYSE:EMR), but the negotiations had … Continue reading “UK engineering firm Invensys terminates talks with potential buyers”


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