Multinational professional services network PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) said it has conditionally agreed to acquire UK-based Salesforce consultancy cDecisions.
Ultra Electronics led a retreat in aerospace and defence and cyclicals more broadly at the start of the week.
Things are falling into place for Aggreko, according to Jefferies, whose analysts nearly doubled their target price on the stock.
Analysts at JP Morgan took an axe to their earnings estimates and target price for Ultra Electronics.
The commodities complex started the week little changed, with weakness in soft commodities offset by gains in many metals futures contracts.
Selling in European stocks carried over from the previous week on the back of weaker-than-expected money supply figures in China and amid negative headlines surrounding the political situation in Britain, although by the end of trading equity benchmarks had come off their lows of the session.
Brexit minister David Davis has confirmed that the final deal to exit from the European Union will form a separate piece of legislation that must be debated by both houses of Parliament before the final divorce date.
Danish company Danfoss, a global producer of diverse products and services, said its performance was in line with expectations over the first nine months of 2017.
London stocks had reversed earlier gains to trade a touch lower by the close of trading on Monday amid a new wave of political uncertainty.
Serco's bid pipeline of large contracts has shrunk by almost a third after it pulled out of all its bids to win light-rail franchises in the Middle East.
US semiconductor and telecommunications firm Qualcomm rejected a $103bn takeover bid from competitor Broadcom on Monday, saying the offer "dramatically" underestimated the value of the company.
C H Bailey has conditionally sold an asset in Malta for a total of €1. 725m, the company announced on Monday.
London-based property regeneration specialist U and I Group (UAI) announced on Monday that it had sold four of its small legacy projects, generating development and trading gains of £6. 7m in the process.
Aim-listed firm Asian Growth Properties (AGP) announced on Monday it had appointed liquidators for its proposed voluntary wind-up and disposal of assets.
US industrial giant General Electric is halving its quarterly dividend to 12 cents per share as new CEO John Flannery attempts to turn its fortunes around.
Redefine International non-executive director Marc Wainer picked up 3,157,846 ordinary shares in the UK-based real estate investment trust on Monday for a total of £1,263,138.
South Korean cinema owner CJ-CGV is reportedly preparing an acquisition of UK-based group Vue International for a potential £2bn.
Investing company Paternoster Resources reported on Monday a 7% surge in net assets for the three months ended 30 September.
Tuesday's financial diary is jam-packed with consumer price inflation data, a key debate on Theresa May's Brexit legislation and a deluge of company results from the likes of DCC, ITV, Land Securities and Vodafone.
Italian brand Moncler has announced, on Monday, the withdrawal of its Moncler Gamme Rouge and Moncler Gamme Bleu collections from the catwalk subsequent to the Spring/Summer 2018 season.