Shopping centre owner Intu said it had given a bid consortium another week to make a formal offer after making “good progress” on securing a £2. 9bn deal.
Struggling US conglomerate General Electric is to raise $4bn by selling a stake in oil services firm Baker Hughes, as it looks to slash debts and return to growth.
America’s Qualtrics International has abandoned plans to go public after agreeing a $8bn takeover deal with German enterprise software giant SAP.
Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical has announced it expects to complete its $62bn takeover of Shire Pharmaceuticals in early January, sending shares in the FTSE 100 drugs group higher.
Johnston Press surged on Monday following reports over the weekend that Daily Mail owner DMGT is planning on bidding for the i newspaper.
SSE was on the back foot on Friday after the energy firm said its merger with npower will be delayed as the two parties renegotiate terms following the government's introduction of a price cap.
Online electrical goods retailer AO World has conditionally agreed to buy UK-based online-only mobile phones retailer Mobile Phones Direct in a cash and share deal worth £32. 5m.
Westminster Group has struck a deal to acquire manned guarding outfit Keyguard for a maximum of £200,000.
Randgold Resources shareholders have approved the gold miner's $6bn merger with Barrick Gold.
The security of some of banking giant HSBC's customers in the US was compromised last month.
BT Group shares spiked on Tuesday morning amid merger speculation in connection with Germany's Deutsche Telekom.
Shire Pharmaceuticals, the subject of a $62bn takeover by Japan’s Takeda, said its focus on rare diseases had offset foreign exchange weakness and boosted third-quarter profits.
Specialist information company Ascential said it had bought Flywheel Digital, a US-based provider of managed services to consumer product companies trading on Amazon, for $60m in cash plus earn out payments payable over three years.
Spreading its international and digital sources of revenue, bookmaker William Hill has swooped to buy online gaming specialist Mr Green & Co for 2. 8bn Swedish krone (£240m).
Shopping centre owner Intu Properties on Wednesday said it had given a consortium led by its deputy chairman John Whittaker until November 15 to make an offer.
Sports Direct will close half the branches bike retailer Evans Cycles after acquiring the chain for an undisclosed sum on Tuesday.
Chesapeake Energy has agreed to buy oil and gas company WildHorse - which has operations in the Eagle Ford Shale and Austin Chalk formations in southeast Texas - in a deal valued at around $3. 98bn.
Frankie & Benny's and Chiquito's owner Restaurant Group has agreed to buy the Wagamama restaurant chain for £357m in cash, giving an enterprise value of £559m.
WH Smith said it was buying US airport retailer InMotion for $198m (£155m).
Takeda Pharmaceuticals may need to sell off one of Shire's pipeline drugs in order to gain European regulatory clearance for the agreed $62bn takeover.