M&A Editorial News

IntegraFin has London listing in its sights

The owner of UK advisor wrap platform Transact has finally taken the first formal step towards an initial public offering (IPO) after releasing an announcement today regarding its intention to float on the London Stock Exchange....

Posted on Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:14:28 GMT | Read more...

Kingee watches market for expansion

Beijing Kingee Culture Development is carrying an equity dilution worth as much as CNY 1.47 billion (USD 230.71 million) to finance two acquisitions worth a combined CNY 1.03 billion....

Posted on Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:17:41 GMT | Read more...

Metrovacesa announces plans for IPO next month

Spanish builder Metrovacesa has unveiled a prospectus for an initial public offering (IPO) that values the group at roughly EUR 2.95 billion and is expected to take place next month....

Posted on Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:55:45 GMT | Read more...

Celgene secures Juno takeover

Drug maker Celgene, through its subsidiary Blue Magpie, is buying US biopharmaceutical firm Juno Therapeutics in an all-cash takeover that values the 90.3 per cent stake not already owned at USD 8.97 billion....

Posted on Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:27:18 GMT | Read more...

Steinhoff sells stake in PSG

Troubled retailer Steinhoff International Holdings is divesting an estimated 12.7 per cent stake in investment holding company PSG Group via an open placing with institutional investors....

Posted on Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:20:51 GMT | Read more...

Lincoln Financial agrees multi-billion deal for Liberty Life

Two leading insurance companies have agreed to come together as Lincoln Financial Group signs a USD 3.30 billion acquisition of Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston. ...

Posted on Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:17:50 GMT | Read more...

Richemont to launch offer for YNAP

Compagnie Financière Richemont is trying on Yoox Net-A-Porter (YNAP) for size as the major shareholder is launching a voluntary offer for the remaining shares not already held in the online fashion retailer for as much as EUR 2.77 billion. ...

Posted on Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:29:30 GMT | Read more...

Sanofi to buy Bioverativ

French pharmaceuticals giant Sanofi is snapping up Bioverativ, which specialises in the treatment of rare blood disorders, for USD 11.60 billion in cash....

Posted on Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:32:51 GMT | Read more...

Hanza taking over Wermland Mechanics

Swedish manufacturing advisory services provider Hanza has reached an agreement to pick up Wermland Mechanics, a maker of sheet metal parts....

Posted on Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:26:39 GMT | Read more...

Compass to Acquire Foam Fabricators

US firm Compass Diversified Holdings is buying plastic products manufacturer Foam Fabricators for USD 247.50 million....

Posted on Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:52:28 GMT | Read more...

Stone Pagamentos planning IPO: Reuters

Reuters has reported that Brazilian credit card payment processor Stone Pagamentos is planning to list on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) by the second half of 2018, citing three sources close to the situation....

Posted on Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:20:37 GMT | Read more...

CNB acquires Jacksonville Bancorp

Illinois-based CNB Bank Shares, which operates as CNB Bank & Trust, is buying domestic rival Jacksonville Bancorp for USD 61.60 million in cash....

Posted on Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:00:10 GMT | Read more...

Wyndham to spend USD 1.95bn for a night at La Quinta

Wyndham Worldwide is acquiring hotel franchise La Quinta Holdings for about USD 1.95 billion, expanding its strong midscale presence, further reaching into the upper-midscale market and becoming the preferred accommodations provider for developers and guests....

Posted on Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:49:39 GMT | Read more...

JBS USA unloads cattle feeding assets and farms to Pinnacle

Associates of New York-headquartered Pinnacle Asset Management are buying JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding from JBS USA for approximately USD 200.00 million....

Posted on Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:11:07 GMT | Read more...

Home24 considering summer IPO: Manager Magazin

German furniture company Home24 is weighing up an initial public offering (IPO) for later this year, several sources told Manager Magazin. ...

Posted on Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:22:14 GMT | Read more...

RESO mulling 2018 IPO: Reuters

Russian insurance player RESO is looking at the possibility of going public at some point this year, according to Reuters....

Posted on Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:28:37 GMT | Read more...

Johnson & Johnson’s diabetes units attract Chinese bidders: Reuters

Chinese suitors are sniffing around Johnson & Johnson’s diabetes care operations, Reuters reported, almost a year to the day since the healthcare titan said it would evaluate options, normally a code word for a sale, for its three subsidiaries....

Posted on Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:12:44 GMT | Read more...

Country Garden in bond issue and equity dilution

Country Garden is kicking off several deals to bankroll expansion and growth plans, and repay debt, while opening up its shareholder and capital base to new investors keen to gain exposure to China’s property market....

Posted on Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:09:34 GMT | Read more...

IWG rebuffs second takeover attempt: FT

UK-based IWG has rejected a second proposal by Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management, which reportedly valued the company at GBP 2.50 billion, according to the Financial Times (FT). ...

Posted on Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:06:18 GMT | Read more...

Activist investor pushes Whitbread towards a breakup: Reuters

Whitbread, the London-listed owner of Costa Coffee and Premier Inn, is under pressure from an activist investor to break up its hotel and restaurant operations, people familiar with the situation told Reuters. ...

Posted on Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:05:55 GMT | Read more...

CSRC defers vote on Dynagreen’s A-share offering

China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has deferred a vote for the proposed secondary listing on the mainland by Dynagreen Environmental Protection....

Posted on Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:38:35 GMT | Read more...

Ingenico opens wallet for Paymark

Software developer Ingenico is snapping up New Zealand payment network Paymark for NZD 190.00 million (USD 138.08 million). ...

Posted on Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:12:58 GMT | Read more...

Clearlake Capital picking up Janus International

Private equity investor Clearlake Capital has signed on the dotted line to pick up Janus International, a supplier of steel roll-up doors....

Posted on Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:42:33 GMT | Read more...

Nomad Foods orders Goodfella’s Pizza

Birds Eye group Nomad Foods has reached an agreement to acquire Green Isle Foods, the owner of Goodfella’s Pizza, for EUR 225.00 million on a debt- and cash-free basis. ...

Posted on Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:34:31 GMT | Read more...

Unata to be delivered to Instacart: Bloomberg

Same day grocery delivery service Instacart is acquiring Unata in a deal that values the Toronto-based start-up at around USD 65.00 million, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg....

Posted on Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:23:48 GMT | Read more...