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17 Aug
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JTC acquires Dutch services group Van Doorn

JTC has acquired Amsterdam-based corporate and related fiduciary services group Van Doorn from International Capital for a maximum consideration of €21. 5m.

17 Aug
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Shearwater to buy cyber security solutions group Brookcourt for £30.3m

AIM-listed digital resilience group Shearwater said on Friday that it has agreed to buy cyber security solutions company Brookcourt Solutions for £30. 3m, as it announced a placing of up to £30m and an open off of up to £1m to fund the deal and provide additional working capital.

16 Aug
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UK insurance comparison firms' shares slump as Amazon plans to launch rival site

Shares in UK insurance price comparison firms such as GoCompare and Moneysupermarket have taken a hit following a report that Amazon is plotting the launch of a UK price comparison website for insurance.

16 Aug
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CareTech agrees to buy Cambian for up to £372m

Social care services group CareTech has agreed to buy rival Cambian for either 190p per share in cash or 100p per share in cash and 0. 267 shares.

16 Aug
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Takeover panel confirms ruling for Fox's Sky bid

The UK takeover regulator has ruled that Disney could have to offer at least £14 a share to buy satellite broadcaster Sky.

16 Aug
John Wood sells wind farm interest for $27m

Oil services firm John Wood said it was selling its 50% stake in the Voreas wind farm joint venture in Italy for $27m ($21. 2m) in cash.

15 Aug
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Arena Events looks to raise £20m to fund acquisitions

Arena Events Group is looking to raise as much as £20m by way of a placing of up to 33. 33m new shares at a price of 60p as it agreed the acquisitions of Stuart Rental and TGP to boost its overseas operations.

14 Aug
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Esure agrees £1.2bn takeover by Bain Capital; weather claims dent H1 profit

Esure said on Tuesday that it has agreed to be bought by private equity firm Bain Capital for 280p a share in cash, as it posted a drop in first-half pre-tax profit, partly on the back of adverse weather-related claims costs.

14 Aug
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WPP buys US branding and content agency HZ

WPP has bought US branding, content and design agency, Hirshorn-Zuckerman Design Group (HZ), for an undisclosed sum.

14 Aug
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SalvaRx offloads immuno-oncology assets to Portage Biotech

AIM-listed biotechnology company SalvaRx has entered into a conditional sale agreement that would see the Cambridgeshire-based firm offload its immuno-oncology assets to Portage Biotech.

14 Aug
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Sports Direct boss shares House of Fraser plans, Debenhams rallies

Shares in Debenhams jumped on Tuesday on speculation of a takeover by Sports Direct after Mike Ashley pledged to keep most of House of Fraser stores open.

13 Aug
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Esure in 'advanced' talks with Bain Capital about 280p a share offer

Esure confirmed on Monday that it has received an unsolicited proposal from private equity firm Bain Capital at 280p per share in cash.

13 Aug
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Call for Sports Direct to pay House of Fraser suppliers in full

After Sports Direct acquired retailer House of Fraser on Friday for £90m, just hours after the department store called in the administrators, has been urged to pay its suppliers in full.

13 Aug
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Helios nets Lloyd's insurer Fyshe Underwriting

Lloyds insurer Helios Underwriting has conditionally agreed to acquire fellow member Fyshe Underwriting for £68,630.

10 Aug
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Sports Direct buys House of Fraser from administrators for £90m

Mike Ashley's Sports Direct International on Friday acquired House of Fraser for £90m after the high street department store chain appointed administrators.

10 Aug
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Debenhams rallies as Sports Direct buys House of Fraser

Debenhams was on the rise on Friday as Sports Direct - which has a 30% stake in the department store chain - announced the acquisition of House of Fraser.

09 Aug
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Ligand Pharma to buy Vernalis for just under £33m in cash

AIM-listed Vernalis has agreed to be bought by Ligand UK, a subsidiary of California-based Ligand Pharmaceuticals, for 6. 2p per share in cash, valuing the company at around £32. 67m.

09 Aug
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Rite Aid set for losses as Alberstons deal called off

Rite Aid looked set for heavy losses at the open on Thursday as it mutually agreed with Alberstons Companies to terminate a previously announced merger after Rite Air shareholders said the deal, which would have created a new company with around $83bn in annual sales, undervalued the group.

08 Aug
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WPP brings US based Gorilla into the room

WPP has agreed to acquire Chicago-based e-commerce specialist Gorilla through its wholly-owned global digital agency, Wunderman.

08 Aug
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Crafty Fox fine-tunes offer for Sky, but leaves clues

Overnight, 21st Century Fox published an offer for Sky priced at £14 per share overnight, short of a rival bid from Comcast at £14. 75 per share.