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Sykes Enterprises, Inc. (SYKE), a full life cycle provider of customer experience management services, Friday said it has agreed to be acquired by Sitel Group at a purchase price of $54 per share in a deal valued at around $2.2 billion on a fully diluted basis. In pre-market activity on Nasdaq, Sykes...

Accenture (ACN) announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Exton Consulting for undisclosed financial terms. Paris-based Exton Consulting, which was founded in 2006, provides strategy and business management support to financial services clients across Europe. Exton Consulting's...

Accenture (ACN) Friday said it has entered into an agreement to acquire Exton Consulting, a French consulting firm providing strategy and business management support to financial services clients across Europe. The company did not disclose financial terms of the deal. Exton Consulting, which was founded...

Pilgrim's Pride Corp. (PPC) Thursday said it has agreed to buy Kerry Consumer Foods' meats and meals business in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The acquisition, which was unanimously approved by Pilgrim's Board of Directors, values the acquired businesses at a 680 million pounds or about $952 million...

Science and technology firm Danaher Corp. (DHR) announced Thursday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Aldevron, for a cash purchase price of approximately $9.6 billion. Danaher expects to finance the acquisition using cash on hand and/or proceeds from the issuance...

BlackRock, Inc. (BLK) announced Thursday a definitive agreement to acquire and integrate Baringa Partners' Climate Change Scenario Model into BlackRock's Aladdin Climate technology. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The companies collaborate to set the standard for modelling the...

American Tower Corp. (AMT) and German insurer Allianz SE (AZSEY.PK) announced Wednesday that Allianz Capital Partners, on behalf of Allianz insurance companies and the Allianz European Infrastructure Fund, will acquire a 10% stake in ATC Europe, joining CDPQ in a long-term strategic partnership with...

Trimble (TRMB) announced Wednesday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Iron Solutions business to Randall-Reilly LLC, a B2B data and analytics platform for transportation, construction, agriculture and other industrial markets. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The...

Investment firm Platinum Equity announced Wednesday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire McGraw Hill, a provider of educational content and digital platforms, from funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. (APO) for around $4.5 billion. The sale is expected...

Oxford Instruments Plc (OXIG.L), a provider of technology and tools for research and industry, announced Wednesday the acquisition of WITec Wissenschaftliche Instrumente und Technologie GmbH, a German provider of Raman microscopy imaging solutions, for a cash-free, debt-free consideration of 42 million...

German IT service provider q.beyond AG (QSCGF.PK), formerly known as QSC AG, Wednesday said it is acquiring Augsburg-based modern workplace specialist datac Kommunikationssysteme GmbH. Datac develops and currently supervises end-to-end solutions for the digitalised world of work for more than 700...

Denison Mines Corp. (DNN, DML.TO), a uranium exploration and development company, announced Tuesday that it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire 50% ownership of JCU (Canada) Exploration Company, Limited from UEX Corp. for cash consideration of C$20.5 million. The deal follows UEX's expected...

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG) announced Tuesday that it has acquired the remaining shares of Zurich, Switzerland-based Hesse & Partner AG and Hesse Consulting GmbH from founder, Guido Hesse. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Gallagher entered a partnership with Hesse and Partner three...

Private equity firms Blackstone (BX) and Vista Equity Partners announced that they have agreed to acquire Ellucian, a leading higher education technology solutions provider, from TPG Capital and Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Blackstone and Vista...

Accenture (ACN) on Monday agreed to acquire umlaut, a German engineering consulting and services firm. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Completion of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions. The move will significantly scale Accenture's deep engineering capabilities...

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