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Intu bid consortium given another week as talks make progress

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.

13 Nov
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Indebted GE to raise $4bn through Baker Hughes sale

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.

12 Nov
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SAP snaps up survey software firm Qualtrics in $8bn deal

America’s Qualtrics International has abandoned plans to go public after agreeing a $8bn takeover deal with German enterprise software giant SAP.

12 Nov
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Takeda to seek investor approval for Shire take-over next month; shares spike

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.

12 Nov
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Johnston Press surges as DMGT said to plan bid for i newspaper

Johnston Press surged on Monday following reports over the weekend that Daily Mail owner DMGT is planning on bidding for the i newspaper.

09 Nov
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SSE and npower merger delayed as they renegotiate terms

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.

09 Nov
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AO World to buy Mobile Phones Direct in £32.5m deal

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.

08 Nov
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Westminster Group acquires manned security outfit Keyguard

Westminster Group has struck a deal to acquire manned guarding outfit Keyguard for a maximum of £200,000.

07 Nov
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Randgold shareholders approve Barrick merger

Randgold Resources shareholders have approved the gold miner's $6bn merger with Barrick Gold.

06 Nov
HSBC customers in US suffer data breach

The security of some of banking giant HSBC's customers in the US was compromised last month.

06 Nov
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BT spikes on Deutsche Telekom speculation

BT Group shares spiked on Tuesday morning amid merger speculation in connection with Germany's Deutsche Telekom.

01 Nov
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Shire sales remain solid, Takeda deal 'on track'

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.

01 Nov
Ascential buys Flywheel Digital for $60m

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.

31 Oct
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William Hill swoops for Mr Green to boost digital sales overseas

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).

31 Oct
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Intu grants Peel-led consortium more time to bid

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.

30 Oct
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Sports Direct acquires Evans Cycles from administrators

Sports Direct will close half the branches bike retailer Evans Cycles after acquiring the chain for an undisclosed sum on Tuesday.

30 Oct
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Chesapeake Energy to buy WildHorse in $3.98bn deal

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.

30 Oct
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Restaurant Group to buy Wagamama for £357m

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.

30 Oct
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WH Smith buys US airport retailer InMotion for $198m

WH Smith said it was buying US airport retailer InMotion for $198m (£155m).

29 Oct
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Takeda proposes selling off Shire drug to gain merger clearance

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.