Merger News

Two of Nottingham’s digital firms are to merge, forming a new agency with 37 employees and annual revenues of nearly £3 [more]
Aberdeen-based oilfield services firm Wood Group is to buy its rival Amec Foster Wheeler for £2.2 billion as the energy industry battles oil price volati [more]
Two Berkshire-based housing associations have announced plans to join forces to create a new 14,600-home landlord in the county. [more]
Estate agency Halls has merged with the property consultancy Fisher German, which is expanding its commercial, residential and rural offering. [more]
Plymouth energy firm IU Energy has merged with Amer, the mechanical and electrical engineering specialists, to create a new integrated power firm for the UK. [more]
A Manchester-based travel management company is to merge with its Surrey-headquartered rival to create one of the largest travel management companies (TMC) in the UK. [more]
British American Tobacco (BAT) plans to merge with its US partner Reynolds to create the biggest tobacco firm in the world in a deal valued at $47 billion (£38 bill [more]
Betting firms Ladbrokes and Coral have agreed to sell 359 betting shops, paving the way for their £2.7 billion me [more]
Two housing groups in Staffordshire and Shropshire have merged forming one new housing provider. The merge between Severnside Housing in Shropshire and Housing Plus in Staffordshire will employ around 600 people in the new group, Housing Plus Group. The housing group, which comprises Care Plus, Severn Homes, A [more]
William Hill, one of UK’s leading betting companies, is in discussions over a merger with the owner of Full Tilt and PokerStars. The deal could be worth approximately £4.5 [more]
The third largest merger is set to go ahead with Anheuser-Busch InBev’s takeover of rival brewer SAB Miller in a £79 billion t [more]
Wilkins Kennedy, a leading accountancy firm, will merge with the Maidstone office of Day, Smith and Hunter (DSH). [more]
Food business Whitworths has bought agricultural group Carr’s flour milling business in a deal worth £36 [more]
Gambling firms 888 and Rank Group have approached William Hill to discuss a potential merger. [more]
Two online pharmacies, Chemist Direct and Pharmacy2U, are merging, forming a 1.5 million-strong customer base in the process. [more]
Despite the shocking news that Britain has voted to leave the European Union, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) Group and Deutsche Boerse have vowed to push through their proposed $30 billion merger. [more]
A global survey of dealmakers involved in the business of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) has revealed widespread concern over the value of European assets if the UK leaves the EU in J [more]
The chief executive of German stock exchange clearing house Deutsche Boerse says that the proposed £21 billion merger with the London Stock Exchange (LSE) will be vital for maintaining links between the two countries in the event of a ‘Brexit [more]
Two of Belfast’s largest accountancy practices have announced a merger plan to consolidate their expertise and client bases, reports the Belfast Telegraph. The Belfast division of ASM Chartered Accountants, which is based on Rosemary Street, has announced that it is to merge with fellow Belfas [more]
The proposed £2.3 billion merger between betting giants Ladbrokes and Gala Coral may force the sale of around 400 UK high street s [more]