Acquisitions News: 2001

Mon, 31 Dec 2001: Incepta has acquired Global Intelligence & Security, the US business intelligence company, for £2.4m....
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Mon, 31 Dec 2001: Boots has abandoned plans to sell Halfords, its motor parts and bicycle store chain, worth more than £400m and has instead opted to demerge Half...
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Mon, 31 Dec 2001: Robert Cain, Liverpool's last brewing business, has been put up for sale by its Danish owners due to poor financial performance. The firm is expe...
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Mon, 31 Dec 2001: BT intends to dispose of its stake in Eutelsat, the satellite operator whose owners also include France Telecom, Lehman Brothers and Deutsche Telekom....
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Mon, 31 Dec 2001: The founder of restaurant chains Bella Pasta and Pizzaland, Michael Guthrie, is said to be amongst the bidders for a portfolio of 154 Bella Pasta and ...
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Fri, 28 Dec 2001: Aga Foodservice has acquired Adamatic, the US manufacturer of food manufacturing equipment, for £3.6m....
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Fri, 28 Dec 2001: Avecia is planning to sell Stahl, the Dutch supplier of leather finishing chemicals with 1,500 staff in 28 countries, to a management buy-out for &pou...
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Mon, 24 Dec 2001: Balfour Beatty has acquired the rail electrification business of ABB for £25m, which includes 350 staff and operations in Italy, Greece, the Net...
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Mon, 24 Dec 2001: Compass has completed the £41m acquisition of three catering companies from the parent of Swissair - Restorama, Rail Gourmet and parts of Gourme...
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Mon, 24 Dec 2001: Eagle Rock Entertainment, the music and media company, has undergone a £34m management buy-out from Edel Music of Germany....
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Mon, 24 Dec 2001: Antfactory, the technology investment group, is to be acquired by investment bank Seymour Pierce, in a £100m deal that will enable Seymour Pierc...
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Mon, 24 Dec 2001: William Baird is to sell its Dannimac raincoats business to Signature Brands of London for £3.1m....
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Mon, 24 Dec 2001: Clan Douglas, the Hawick-based cashmere manufacturer, and sister company Murray Allen of Innerleithen have been sold by Toyoboshi Kogyo of Japan to Bi...
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Mon, 24 Dec 2001: Wood Mackenzie, the Edinburgh-based energy and life sciences research consultancy, has undergone a £26m management buy-out from Deutsche Bank....
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Mon, 24 Dec 2001: Signum Circuits, the Selkirk-based telecoms company, has been bought out of receivership by a management buy-out for undisclosed terms, saving 94 jobs...
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Mon, 24 Dec 2001: Leeds Group is to sell Langholm Dyeing and Schofield Cloth Finishers to the UK Dyeing Division management team for £6m, as part of a strategy to...
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Mon, 24 Dec 2001: Headlam has sold Gradus, the Macclesfield-based floorcoverings manufacturer, to a management buy-out for £32m, as part of a strategy to focus on...
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Mon, 24 Dec 2001: Intercare has acquired Federa France, the French contract manufacturer of injectable pharmaceuticals with 137 staff, from Fresenius Kabi for £0....
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Mon, 24 Dec 2001: Diploma has acquired Clarendon Engineering Supplies, the distributor of high performance fasteners, for £3m....
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Mon, 24 Dec 2001: Aga Foodservice has acquired Millers Bakery Machinery, the Bury-based facilities management and manufacturing company, for £12.8m....
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