Acquisitions News: 2005

Thu, 22 Dec 2005: Arrk Product Development Group has acquired Jordans, the Havant-based automotive toolmaking company....
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Thu, 22 Dec 2005: Scotmin Nutrition, the Ayr-based animal feeds company, has been acquired by Buccleuch Group of Selkirk for undisclosed terms....
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Thu, 22 Dec 2005: BioProgress is to acquire Dexo, the French pharmaceuticals company, for £8m, and has also announced the formation of a generic medicines joint v...
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Thu, 22 Dec 2005: Buckingham Bingo, the Manchester-based operator of ten bingo halls, is to be acquired by Alchemy Partners for £90m....
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Thu, 22 Dec 2005: Henderson Group is to sell Towry Law, the independent financial adviser and general insurance broker, to JS&P Holdings for £37m....
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Thu, 22 Dec 2005: Axon Group is to acquire TUI Consulting, the provider of SAP consulting services to US utilities and public sector organisations, for an initial &poun...
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Thu, 22 Dec 2005: HR Owen is to sell five Volkswagen car franchises and one van franchise in northwest London to a management buy-out operating under the name of Cityga...
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Thu, 22 Dec 2005: Torday & Carlisle has sold Solvitol, the Birtley-based manufacturer of household chemicals, to a new company called Fleetness 435 for an initial &...
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Thu, 22 Dec 2005: Bailey Teswaine has acquired Kedington NI, the Belfast-based cabling supplier with 35 staff, from BT for undisclosed terms....
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Wed, 21 Dec 2005: Unilever is to sell Mora, its Dutch snack foods business with annual sales of £70m, to Ad van Geloven for undisclosed terms....
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Wed, 21 Dec 2005: Lloyds TSB is to sell its Goldfish credit card business to Morgan Stanley of the US for £1bn....
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Wed, 21 Dec 2005: Ramco Energy has sold Ramco Oil Services, the Aberdeen-based company with 180 staff worldwide, to a management buy-out for £14m....
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Wed, 21 Dec 2005: Television Corporation, the TV production company, is to be acquired by Tinopolis....
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Wed, 21 Dec 2005: Wraith has acquired Office Space, the provider of office accommodation services in Monmouthshire, Hertfordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire, for &p...
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Wed, 21 Dec 2005: Premier Direct Group is to acquire Oriflame UK, the UK-based subsidiary of Swedish cosmetics group Oriflame Cosmetics, for a nominal sum....
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Wed, 21 Dec 2005: Oxonica is to acquire Nanoplex Technologies, the US-based developer of nanoparticle-based detection systems for the healthcare and security markets wi...
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Tue, 20 Dec 2005: Premier Research has acquired IMFORM, the German pharmaceutical services company with 144 staff, for up to £4.7m....
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Tue, 20 Dec 2005: Punch Taverns has sold 205 pubs to Petchey Group for £98m, leaving it with an estate of 9,500 outlets....
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Tue, 20 Dec 2005: Inventive Leisure, the owner of Revolution vodka bars, is to be acquired by Alchemy Partners for £42m....
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Tue, 20 Dec 2005: Johnston Press has acquired Scotsman Publications for £160m, in order to expand its regional newspapers business....
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