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Verra Mobility, a provider of tech-enabled smart transportation solutions and a portfolio company of global investment firm Platinum Equity, said it has entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger with Gores Holdings II, Inc. (GSHT, GSHTU, GSHTW), a special purpose acquisition company sponsored...

Verisk (VRSK) announced it has acquired Validus-IVC, a provider of claims management solutions and developer of the leading subrogation portal in the UK, verify. Validus-IVC has offices in Norwich and Bath, United Kingdom. Mark Anquillare, chief operating officer of Verisk, said: "With the acquisition...

Shares of Dalradian Resources Inc. (DNA.TO) (DALR.L) were gaining around 52 percent in the morning trading in London after the company agreed to be bought by Orion Mine Finance in approximately C$537 million deal. Under the deal terms, each Dalradian shareholder will receive cash consideration of...

Global investment firm KKR & Co. (KKR) announced Thursday that it has entered into an exclusivity agreement with Altice France to acquire a stake of 49.99 percent in the to be formed tower company, SFR TowerCo. The transaction will give SFR TowerCo an enterprise value of 3.6 billion euros. The deal...

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOXA, FOX) announced the company has entered into an amended and restated merger agreement with The Walt Disney Company (DIS) pursuant to which Disney has agreed to acquire for a price of $38 per 21CF share the same businesses Disney agreed to acquire under the previously...

CBRE Group, Inc. (CBRE) announced an agreement to acquire a majority interest in the Ramot Group (Ramot), a facilities management provider in Israel. Ramot's substantial capabilities include technical maintenance, project management, cleaning services, reception administration and environmental health...

Ceconomy AG (MTAGF.PK, MTTRY.PK) announced Wednesday that its majority owned Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH signed a share purchase agreement with a company of Safmar Group relating to the acquisition of a 15% stake in PJSC M.video, a Russian consumer electronics retailer. The acquisition is against the...

China Biologic Products Holdings, Inc. (CBPO), a fully integrated plasma-based biopharmaceutical company in China, said its board of directors has received an unsolicited, preliminary non-binding proposal letter from CCRE Holdings Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of CITIC Capital Holdings Limited. Under...

Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PENN) agreed Tuesday to acquire the operations of Margaritaville Resort Casino in Bossier City, Louisiana in an all cash deal of about $115 million that is expected to be immediately accretive to operating results upon closing. The transaction, expected to close in the...

Cheniere Energy, Inc. (LNG) and Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC (CQH) said they have reached a definitive agreement under which Cheniere will acquire all of the publicly-held shares of Cheniere Partners Holdings not already owned by Cheniere. The acquisition will be in a stock for share...

People's United Financial, Inc. (PBCT), the holding company for People's United Bank, N.A., agreed Tuesday to acquire First Connecticut Bancorp, Inc. (FBNK), of Farmington CT, the holding company for Farmington Bank, in an all stock deal valued at about $544 million. Under the terms of the deal, which...

PH Glatfelter Co. (GLT), a global supplier of specialty papers and engineered materials, agreed Tuesday to acquire the European nonwovens business of pulp and paper company Georgia-Pacific LLC for $185 million, subject to customary purchase price adjustments. The proposed transaction includes Georgia-Pacific's...

Shares of Alliance Pharma plc (APH.L) were gaining around 3 percent in London trading after the specialty pharmaceutical company announced Tuesday its agreement to buy exclusive marketing rights to Nizoral, a medical, anti-dandruff shampoo brand, in Asia-Pacific. Alliance Pharma will buy the Nizoral...

Roche (RHHBY) announced definitive merger agreement to acquire the outstanding shares of Cambridge, Massachusetts-based molecular information company Foundation Medicine, Inc.'s (FMI) common stock not already owned by Roche and its affiliates at a price of $137.00 per share in cash. This corresponds...

Patrick Soon-Shiong announced late Monday that he has completed the purchase of the Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union-Tribune and other entities in the California News Group, assuming full ownership from Tronc (TRNC). Soon-Shiong purchased the California News Group titles through his personal investment...

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