Acquisitions News in the Other sector: 2006

Wed, 20 Dec 2006: Cookson is to sell its US-based Monofrax fused-cast refractories business to RHI of Austria for £23m....
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Tue, 19 Dec 2006: Scottish Power has acquired the Hatfield Moor gas storage site in South Yorkshire from Edinburgh Oil & Gas for £11m....
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Wed, 29 Nov 2006: Scottish Power, the Glasgow-based power generation and distribution group, is to be acquired by Iberdrola of Spain for £11.6bn."The combina...
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Fri, 24 Nov 2006: Nottingham City Council has sold Tollerton Airport to Truman Aviation for about £5m, and the site will be renamed Nottingham City Airport and us...
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Thu, 19 Oct 2006: Devon County Council is to sell Exeter Airport to a consortium of Balfour Beatty and London City Airport for £60m....
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Tue, 17 Oct 2006: Thames Water, the water company with more than 13m customers in London and the South East, is to be acquired by a consortium led by Macquarie of Austr...
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Thu, 12 Oct 2006: London City Airport has been acquired by a consortium comprising American International Group and Global Infrastructure Partners for about £750m. The deal follows a three month contest between AIG and two other bidders, including a joint venture by Merrill Lynch and Balfour Beatty. Irish businessman Dermot Desmond, who bought London City in 1995 for £23.5m, will walk away with sale proceeds of around £650m. London City has become popular for private and corporate jets due to its proximity to the City, aided by a Docklands Light Railway extension in 2005. Passenger numbers reached 2m in 2005, and the airport projects this figure will reach 8m by 2030. The sale was handled by M...
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Thu, 28 Sep 2006: Allied London, the London-based property developer, has undergone a £500m management buy-out backed by Royal Bank of Scotland and Delancey. Alli...
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Wed, 20 Sep 2006: Rowse Honey, the Wallingford-based honey supplier, has been acquired by Wellness Foods for an estimated £70m. Managing Director Stuart Bailey wi...
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Wed, 06 Sep 2006: Rheochem, the AIM-listed technical services provider based in Western Australia, is to acquire Wimbledon Oil & Gas (WOGL) for £7.3m. WOGL�...
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Fri, 04 Aug 2006: Specialised Petroleum Services (SPS) of Aberdeen has been acquired by M-I Swaco of the US for £89m. SPS is a global market leader in wellbore cl...
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Wed, 19 Jul 2006: Inspicio is to acquire Eclipse Scientific, the Cambridgeshire-based provider of chemical and microbiological testing services, from Clearbrook Capital Partners for £47m. Mark Silver, Chief Executive of Inspicio plc said: "The acquisition of Eclipse, one of Europe's leading independent analytical testing laboratories, provides a platform from which Inspicio can expand its current operations to include an international food testing division. We believe that a number of synergies exist between Inspicio and Eclipse and the acquisition will further enhance our position as a market leader in the provision of inspection and testing services." The deal is being funded via £22m of new debt and £30m of new ordinary shares. Eclipse focuses on the analysis of food, pharmaceutical, water, environme...
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Wed, 07 Jun 2006: BAA, the airports operator, has accepted a £10bn takeover bid from a consortium led by Ferrovial of Spain. Ferrovial beat off competition from a...
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