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Financial services company Equiniti Group plc confirmed Monday that it has received a highly conditional non-binding takeover proposal from Siris Capital Group, LLC of 170 pence per share in cash. The company said its Board will evaluate the proposal, and urged shareholders to take no action in relation...

Melrose Industries Plc. (MRO.L) announced Monday that it has entered into an agreement to sell its Nortek Air Management business to Chicago-based Madison Industries for about 2.62 billion pounds or $3.625 billion, in cash. The consideration for the disposal is based on an enterprise value of approximately...

Millicom International Cellular SA (TIGO) announced Monday that it has signed agreements for the sale of its operations in Tanzania and for its stake in the AirtelTigo joint venture in Ghana. Financial details were not disclosed. In Tanzania, the company has agreed to sell its entire operations to...

Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Upchain, a provider of instant-on, cloud-based product lifecycle management and product data management solutions. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close during the company's second quarter...

IBM (IBM) has reached an agreement to acquire myInvenio, a process mining software company based in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. IBM plans to integrate myInvenio's capabilities into its Automation portfolio. Dinesh Nirmal, General Manager, IBM Automation, said:...

thermofisherscientific april15 Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO) and clinical research organization PPD, Inc. (PPD) announced Thursday that their boards of directors have approved a definitive agreement under which Thermo Fisher will acquire PPD for $47.50 per share for a total cash purchase price of $17.4 billion, plus the assumption of about $3.5 billion of net debt.

Aphria Inc. (APHA.TO, APHA) said its shareholders approved the arrangement, pursuant to which Tilray will acquire all of the issued and outstanding Aphria shares. A total of 108,409,367 Aphria shares were represented by proxy at the speical meeting, representing approximately 34.43% of the issued and...

Kimco Realty Corp. (KIM) and Weingarten Realty Investors (WRI) have reached a merger deal under which Weingarten will merge with and into Kimco, with Kimco continuing as the surviving public company. Each Weingarten common share will be converted into 1.408 newly issued shares of Kimco common stock plus...

Global investment firm KKR (KKR) has agreed to acquire Ensono from Charlesbank Capital Partners and M/C Partners. Ensono, a hybrid IT services provider, provides a suite of services that help enterprises manage, optimize and modernize their IT systems across mainframe, cloud and hybrid infrastructure....

WEX Inc. (WEX), a financial technology service provider, announced Wednesday that it has signed a deal to buy benefitexpress, a provider of highly configurable, cloud-based benefits administration technologies and services, for total consideration of around $275 million. The deal price is subject...

The European Commission has extended deadline for Aon plc/Willis Towers Watson deal by ten working days to July 27, 2021. The transaction was notified to the Commission on 16 November 2020. In December, the European Commission opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition, under...

Aroundtown SA, together with CPI Property Group SA, announced their firm intention to launch a joint cash offer for Globalworth Real Estate Investments Limited. The consortium, which holds over 50% of the issued share capital of Globalworth, is planning to raise its joint ownership through an offer to...

The U.K. Competition and Markets Authority or CMA Wednesday said it has provisionally cleared the proposed merger of Virgin Media, Inc. (VMED.L, VMED) and Virgin Mobile with O2. Virgin Media and Virgin Mobile are owned by Liberty Global plc, while O2 is owned by Spanish telecom major Telefonica SA...

Asset management firm Blackstone Group Inc. (BX) said on Tuesday that private equity funds associated with the company have agreed to acquire energy and telecom infrastructure supplier Sabre Industries Inc. The terms of the deal, however, were not disclosed. The purchase of Sabre from Jordan Company...

REIT Public Storage (PSA), the leading owner, acquirer, developer, and operator of self-storage properties, announced Tuesday the acquisition of ezStorage, one of the highest quality self-storage portfolios in the U.S., for $1.8 billion. The portfolio comprises 48 properties (4.2 million net rentable...

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