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Sonic Automotive, Inc. (SAH) has agreed to acquire RFJ Auto Partners, Inc. Based in Plano, Texas, RFJ Auto is one of the largest privately owned auto retail platforms in the United States, with a dealership footprint of 33 rooftops. The deal is expected to close in December 2021. Sonic Automotive...

Leading streaming entertainment service Netflix (NFLX), on Wednesday, announced the acquisition of the Roald Dahl Story Company. This deal would bring some of the world's most loved stories to current and future fans in creative new ways, Netflix said. Roald Dahl's books have been translated into...

Entain plc (ENT.L) confirmed that a further proposal from DraftKings was received on 19 September 2021. Under the latest proposal, DraftKings would offer 2,800 pence per Entain share consisting of 630 pence in cash and the balance payable in new DraftKings class A common shares. An earlier approach from...

Liberty Global (LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK), a video, broadband and communications company, announced Wednesday its agreement to sell UPC Poland, its operations in Poland, to iliad S.A.'s Polish mobile subsidiary Play. The sale to Play, a consumer-focused mobile network operator in Poland, is for total...

U.S. Bancorp (USB) has agreed purchase MUFG Union Bank from Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group for approximately $8 billion, including $5.5 billion in cash and approximately 44 million shares of U.S. Bancorp common stock. Upon close of the deal, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial will hold a minority stake of approximately...

Silgan Holdings Inc. (SLGN), a supplier of packaging solutions for consumer goods products, Monday said it has acquired Gateway Plastics for $485 million. Gateway Plastics manufactures and sells dispensing closures and integrated dispensing packaging solutions, such as a combined container and closure...

Pilgrim's Pride Corp. (PPC) said its board of directors has formed a special committee of independent directors to review and evaluate the unsolicited proposal received from JBS S.A. to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of PPC that JBS does not currently own. The PPC board will...

Accenture (ACN) announced its plan to acquire Experity, a provider of cloud-based customer experience and commerce solutions. Headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Experity offers consulting, implementation, support and other related services for leading cloud-based platforms. Terms of the deal were...

Tiedemann Group, Alvarium Investments Limited and Cartesian Growth Corporation (GLBL) have entered into a business combination agreement to create Alvarium Tiedemann Holdings, a global investment firm with a pro forma equity value of $1.4 billion. Alvarium Tiedemann's common stock is anticipated to be...

K3 Business Technology Group, (KBT.L) which provides mission-critical software and cloud solutions, on Monday announced the sale of the business and assets of its non-core Sage Business to Pinnacle Computing for 1.68 million pounds.

Grifols (GRFS) has reached an agreement with Tiancheng International Investment Ltd. to acquire 100% of the shares of Tiancheng (Germany) Pharmaceutical Holdings AG, German company owner of 89.88% of Biotest ordinary shares and 1.08% of Biotest preferred shares, for 1.1 billion euros. The deal values...

First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. (FIBK), parent company of First Interstate Bank, and Great Western Bancorp, Inc. (GWB), parent company of Great Western Bank, announced Thursday that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all stock transaction. Under...

A joint venture between Lowe and an institutional investor announced Thursday its acquisition of three hospitality assets located in The Woodlands, a 28,500-acre award-winning master planned community in the greater Houston area, from The Howard Hughes Corp. (HHC). The Woodlands Resort; The Westin...

The Vivendi (VIV.L, VIVEF.PK) Board has decided to offer 24.10 euros per share for the 25,305,448 Lagardère (LGDDF.PK) shares held by Amber Capital, representing 17.93% of the share capital and 14.34% of the theoretical number of voting rights in Lagardère. Amber Capital has accepted the offer, and the...

Gogoro Inc. and Poema Global Holdings Corp. (PPGH) have entered an agreement for a business combination. This transaction would result in Gogoro becoming a publicly listed company, which will be named Gogoro Inc. and will be listed on the Nasdaq under the ticker, GGR. Poema Global Holdings Corp. is a...

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