Business Sale News

An AIM-listed company has agreed sale terms with Thread 35, an e-commerce brand targeting 35-55 year old women under the brand name Sosandar. [more]
A women’s fashion label owner is on the hunt for a cash injection, a sale or could face having to enter administrat [more]
Administrators appointed to iCandy, a chain of gift shops across the south-east founded by the boss of Clinton Cards, are seeking a buyer for 10 of its stores. [more]
The US owner of Aspen Healthcare, one of the UK’s biggest private hospital providers, has put the business up for sale just two years after it snapped it [more]
British graphics chip designer Imagination Technologies is to sell two of its three major businesses as it gears up for a dispute with Apple. [more]
A group led by one of Yorkshire’s most successful entrepreneurs has acquired the owner of a number of beauty and personal care bra [more]
British businessmen the Barclay brothers are hoping to make £3 billion from the sale of Shop Direct, the retail group that counts Very.co.uk and Littlewoods.com among its brand ro [more]
Seachill, the Grimsby-based food firm which owns the popular fish brand Saucy Fish Co, has been put up for sale by its owner Icelandic Group. [more]
Jimmy Choo, the luxury shoemaker worn by actresses, royalty and musicians, is up for sale after announcing a “strategic review of the company [more]
The government has sold its Green Investment Bank (GIB) to Macquarie Group, an Australian banking firm, in a deal valued at £2.3 bil [more]
Tesco is to sell its in-store optician business to Vision Express in a deal expected to complete this year. [more]
Weetabix, the largest producer of breakfast cereals in the UK, is to be bought by US firm Post Holdings for $1.8bn (£1.4bn) after failing to crack the Chinese ma [more]
New Scientist changes hands - Sat, 15 Apr 2017
Reed Business Information (RBI) has sold leading science magazine New Scientist to Kingston Acquisitions, a firm set up by the former management team of the Times Educational Supplement. [more]
Female fashion retailer Missguided is considering a sale or a stock market listing as it eyes an aggressive expansion strategy. [more]
Whitworths, the 130-year-old maker of dried fruits and nuts, has been put up for sale by its private equity owner Equistone, reports say. [more]
Bedroom furniture retailer Sharps, rescued out of administration six years ago, has been put up for sale for £80 million, it has been repo [more]
Reckitt Benckiser, the British consumer goods giant, is considering a sale of its “non core” £2 billion-valued food division to focus on health brands and raise funds to acquire the US baby food maker [more]
Historic British shoe retailer Jones Bootmaker has been acquired for £11 million by private equity house Endless in a deal that saves 840 jobs and keeps 72 stores and its head office [more]
Engineering and tech giant Smiths Group could sell off its underperforming businesses as the sprawling conglomerate, which makes everything from medical devices to narcotics sensors, looks to lose some excess baggage. [more]
Rivals of oilfield services firms Wood Group and Amec Foster Wheeler are set to gobble up assets and contracts of both companies if they’re forced to offload them to get their planned £2.2 billion merger over [more]