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May 2018 articles

Equity markets nearing all-time record highs, interest rates still low and a weak pound have created a cauldron for mergers and [...]

21 May
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PayPal is preparing to take over Swedish payments app iZettle, just a week after it announced plans to float. [...]

17 May
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Lachlan Murdoch is set to be the new chief executive officer (CEO) and chairman at Fox following its anticipated $66bn (£49bn) [...]

16 May
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It may seem unlikely, but a Saudi Arabian bank merger announced today means Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) could be one step closer [...]

16 May
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Business exhibition and conference firm ITE Group tried to mask sliding profits in its half-year results today, as it announced [...]

15 May
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A new investment firm, which aims to invest $300m (£221m) in smaller consumer goods companies which are challenging giant conglomerates, [...]

14 May
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Zoopla's parent group ZPG, which also owns businesses such as uSwitch and PrimeLocation, has recommended shareholders accept [...]

11 May
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Pharmaceuticals firms Shire and Takeda have finally agreed on a £46bn deal which will see Japan's Takeda take control of its [...]

8 May
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Challenger bank Paragon has revealed it is in the "early stages of considering a possible acquisition of Titlestone", a firm [...]

8 May
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Less than a month after US private equity firm Apollo had its approach for the Greyhound bus owner First Group rejected, the [...]

8 May
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Amazon considered an acquisition of Waitrose last year, but was blocked from entering formal talks, reports suggest. [...]

6 May
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A new record could be made in the first half of 2018, according to accountancy firm Deloitte, as the value of global mergers [...]

4 May
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Another Sainsbury's shareholder has said that the proposed merger with Asda "makes a lot of sense". [...]

3 May
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Private education group Cognita has reportedly appointed bankers to explore a sale which could attract a £2bn valuation. [...]

3 May
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Holiday Inn owner InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has taken over 13 luxury hotels in the UK, including London's Principal. [...]

3 May
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