M&A Editorial News

APM looks for the jewel in the crown: Reuters

European jewellery brand APM Monaco is pursuing buyers to expand its business worldwide, people close to the matter told Reuters. ...

Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:29:25 GMT | Read more...

Shares in Immune Design skyrocket as Merck agrees USD 300mn deal

Merck & Co has agreed to acquire Immune Design in a deal worth around USD 300.00 million and that sent shares in the US-based late-stage immunotherapy company up more than 300.0 per cent....

Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 14:18:46 GMT | Read more...

QEP to start weighing options

QEP Resources has pulled the trigger on a strategic review while engaging in discussions with suitors, including Elliott Management, that have expressed an interest in participating in a potential deal. ...

Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:53:58 GMT | Read more...

Verus Petroleum is up for grabs: Reuters

Verus Petroleum is the latest North Sea oil and gas production business to come on the market, with private equity owner HitecVision looking to fetch around USD 500.00 million, industry and banking sources told Reuters....

Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:50:00 GMT | Read more...

K2 sets out IPO choices

Singaporean food and beverage retailer K2 F&B Holdings is dishing up an initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong with a potential market capitalisation of HKD 520.00 million to HKD 600.00 million (USD 66.25 million to USD 76.44 million)....

Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 13:22:24 GMT | Read more...

SVPGlobal tastes a deal with White Energy

Strategic Value Partners (SVPGlobal) is stepping up its presence in the food ingredient and renewable energy markets by buying White Energy for an undisclosed sum. ...

Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:58:49 GMT | Read more...

Carrols agrees all-stock purchase of Burger King and Popeyes franchiser Cambridge

Carrols Restaurant Group, the largest Burger King franchisee in the US, has agreed to acquire, via what it is calling a plan of merger, 166 additional stores in the fast food retailer, plus 55 Popeyes restaurants through a purchase of Cambridge Franchise Holdings....

Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 12:07:45 GMT | Read more...

‘Lyft targets March debut on Nasdaq’

Lyft could beat Uber to the punch of completing an initial public offering (IPO) in the US as the ride hailing app is believed to be gearing up to gain admission to trading by the end of March....

Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:53:16 GMT | Read more...

Maersk pulls trigger on drilling demerger

Danish container logistics giant AP Moller-Maersk is in the final stages of completing the two-year-long separation of its energy-related business by initiating the demerger and separate listing of Maersk Drilling on Nasdaq Copenhagen slated for April 2019....

Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:51:33 GMT | Read more...

symplr to acquire API

symplr, in a move to combine governance, risk and compliance (GRC) platforms with human capital management (HCM) software, is buying API Healthcare from Veritas Capital for an undisclosed sum. ...

Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:08:28 GMT | Read more...

CDPQ becomes largest shareholder of Allied Universal

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) is becoming the largest shareholder of Allied Universal via a strategic investment the Canadian pension fund manager says is “one of the largest private transactions in business services”....

Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:53:21 GMT | Read more...

Tilray agrees CAD 419mn deal for Manitoba Harvest

Cannabis research, cultivation, production and distribution group Tilray has agreed to acquire FHF Holdings, operating as Manitoba Harvest, for CAD 419.00 million (USD 317.80 million) on a cash- and debt-free basis. ...

Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:46:40 GMT | Read more...

Magellan to explore a sale following pressure from hedge fund: Reuters

Magellan Health is considering selling itself as it comes under increased pressure from an activist investor after Starboard Value disclosed a 9.8 per cent stake in the US healthcare plan and pharmacy benefits manager in December, Reuters reported. ...

Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:38:55 GMT | Read more...

Owens & Minor on the block after reporting FY 2018 earnings: Reuters

Owens & Minor is considering putting itself up for sale a day after announcing disappointing full-year financials for 2018, Reuters reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. ...

Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:38:38 GMT | Read more...

GTCR consortium vying for AssuredPartners: Bloomberg

AssuredPartners could change hands once again, this time back to the company that owned the insurance brokerage group until 2015, people with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg. ...

Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:23:06 GMT | Read more...

P&O rolls back into DP World

DP World is acquiring full control of the holding company of P&O Ferries and P&O Ferrymasters, together known as P&O Ferries, for GBP 322.00 million more than a decade after selling the operator to state-owned Dubai World....

Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:13:48 GMT | Read more...

Swiss Re’s ReAssure still aiming to float

Reinsurance giant Swiss Re has reaffirmed it is still exploring a possible initial public offering (IPO) of its UK closed book unit ReAssure at some point this calendar year....

Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 09:21:49 GMT | Read more...

GA in talks to sell Mu Sigma: LiveMint

General Atlantic (GA) is reopening discussions to sell its 20.0 per cent stake in India-based data analytics company Mu Sigma, two people close to the matter told LiveMint. ...

Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 07:48:24 GMT | Read more...

RHI to take full control of Youyi

Jiangsu Rainbow Heavy Industries (RHI) is bolstering its green segment by acquiring the remainder of Hubei Zhongyou Youyi Environmental Protection Technology for CNY 990.30 million (USD 146.33 million)....

Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 07:23:48 GMT | Read more...

HKEX to acquire Ronghui Tongjin

Shanghai-listed Shenzhen Kingdom Sci-Tech is introducing Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) to the shareholder base of Shenzhen Ronghui Tongjin Technology via an equity dilution expected to complete in the second quarter of 2019....

Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 07:23:15 GMT | Read more...

Powerbridge could trade in USD 14mn-worth of shares

Chinese software-as-a-service company Powerbridge Technologies is aiming to raise as much as USD 14.86 million when it gains admission to Nasdaq Capital Market....

Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 07:22:50 GMT | Read more...

Sainsbury’s-Asda merger could be blocked by regulator

The planned merger of UK supermarket giants Sainsbury’s and Asda could be blocked by a UK competition watchdog over concerns it might lead to an increase in prices and a decline in choice....

Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:32:21 GMT | Read more...

Toshiba Memory appoints banks for upcoming IPO: Reuters

Toshiba Memory, the Japanese semiconductor manufacturer, had picked lenders to organise its upcoming initial public offering (IPO) later this year, Reuters reported, citing people familiar with the matter. ...

Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:31:17 GMT | Read more...

Instructure to pick up Portfolium

Instructure is buying Portfolium, a US-based student success network that records achievements, projects and competencies of students to employers, for an undisclosed sum. ...

Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:20:40 GMT | Read more...

Aveanna takes it home with Maxim

In a deal that will expand its range of care services, Aveanna is buying the home healthcare division of US-based medical staffing company Maxim Healthcare Services for an undisclosed sum. ...

Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:16:02 GMT | Read more...