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UK Mergers and Acquisitions Heat Up in first quarter of 2015 — PwC

The UK deals market is resurgent with Q1 deal volumes up 50% on Q1 2014, according to a deals index published this week by UK-based professional services network PwC. This analysis finds total deal values up by 96%, driven by […]

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IBM acquires US-based cloud computing infrastructure group SoftLayer

US information technology major International Business Machines Corp (NYSE:IBM), or IBM, said it had inked a final accord to acquire domestic cloud computing infrastructure provider SoftLayer Technologies Inc

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Flybe’s expansion plans negatively impacted by EC’s expected decision to block Ryanair-Aer Lingus deal

UK regional airline company Flybe Group Plc (LON:FLYB) said it is disappointed by the news

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UK property group Land Securities closes £112m investment in X-Leisure

UK real estate investment trust Land Securities Group Plc said today it had wrapped up the acquisition of a further


Steel giant ArcelorMittal favourite to acquire ThyssenKrupps Alabama plant

Luxembourg-based steel and mining group ArcelorMittal (AMS:MT) is one of the two top bidders for German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp AG's (ETR:TKA) steel business in the Americas, offering USD1.5bn (EUR1.1bn)

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Sponsor Silver Lake emerges as front runner to acquire Dell

Led by US private equity group Silver Lake Partners, talks over the potential buy-out of US computer manufacturer Dell Inc (NASDAQ:DELL) have reached the advanced stage and at


Swatch acquires acquires Canadian watchmaker Harry Winston

Swiss watches and jewellery maker The Swatch Group Ltd has inked an agreement to acquire the luxury brand diamond jewellery and timepiece division of Canada's Harry Winston Diamond

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UPS hit with €200m termination fee as EC blocks deal to acquire TNT

US package delivery group United Parcel Service Inc (NYSE:UPS) on Monday said the European Commission (EC) had notified it of plans to block its tie-up with Dutch express


US fashion group Gap to acquire Intermix for $130m

US fashion company The Gap Inc (NYSE:GPS) has agreed to acquire women's fashion boutique Intermix Inc for USD130m (EUR98.8m), the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported. The deal represents Gap's

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Vehicle hire group Avis acquires car sharing company Zipcar

US vehicle rental services provider Avis Budget Group Inc (NASDAQ:CAR) has reached an accord to buy domestic car sharing network Zipcar Inc (NASDAQ:ZIP) in a deal valued at

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