UK > USA based PepsiCo is set to acquire UK based Pipers Crisps

pepsico PepsiCo is aiming to acquire UK based  Lincolnshire crisp company Pipers Crisps. PepsiCo already owns American firm Doritos and Leicester-based Walkers Crisps and the latest target acquisition is its aim to grow in the UK. The transaction is subject to approval by the Competition and Markets Authority. Pipers were founded by Farmers Alex Albone, Simon Herring and James Sweeting in More …

UK > US based CME Group is set to acquire UK based NEX Group plc.

CME Group logo In a transaction valued at £10 per share($14.1), consisting of 500 pence in cash and 0.0444 CME Group shares, USA based CME Group is set to acquire UK based NEX Group plc. Unanimously approved by the board of directors of both the companies, the transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2018 and is subject to pending approvals by More …

UK > US based Comcast is set to acquire UK based Sky plc. for $39 billion following a bidding war  

Comcast logo After a bidding war over Sky plc, Comcast has successfully outbid 21st Century Fox to acquire the UK media giant for $39 billion which was clinched after an unusual blind auction through UK’s Takeover Panel that helps moderate these large scale acquisitions. Both Comcast and 21st Century Fox had to go through the Panel after neither side made a final More …

UK > FirethornTrust, a property investment firm owned by US based billionaires the Stephens and the Van Tuyls, is set to invest in London property

Firethorn trust FirethornTrust which is a property investment firm that is run in tandem by two billionaire families, the Stephens and the Van Tuyls, is set to invest in properties in London. According to Peter Maher, one of the firm’s founders told Bloomberg the following: “Brexit in its current status causes uncertainty. The uncertainty causes volatility and the volatility causes opportunity.” The More …

UK > US based Coca- Cola to invest £3.9 billion ($ 5.1 billion) to acquire UK based Costa Coffee

Coca cola USA based Coca- Cola is set to invest £3.9 billion ($ 5.083 billion) to acquire UK based Costa Coffee entering the coffee market. Whitbread which owns Costa coffee chain is focusing instead on growth opportunities for its Premier Inn hotel business in UK and Germany. Whitbread acquired Costa coffee in 1995 for £19 million ($24.8 million) having only 39 shops More …

UK > Germany based Dreamlines is set to acquire UK based Cruise 1st

dreamlines logo Germany based OTA and tour operator, Dreamlines is set to acquire 100 percent of UK based Cruise 1st in which the value of the transaction has not been disclosed. Entering the UK cruise market, Dreamlines has acquired one of UK’s leading cruise specialists which has operations in Australia and Singapore. Cruise 1st‘s 180 employees will be joining Dreamlines group making More …

UK > Canada based Avison Young is set to acquire UK based Wilkinson Williams LLP opening new office in London’s West End

Avison Young According to the Chair and CEO of Avison Young, Mark E. Rose, Avison Young has acquired legal advisory firm based in U.K. – Wilkinson Williams LLP and has opened a new office in London’s West End. Founded in 1991, Wilkinson Williams has been the leading advisory specialist firm acting in the U.K.’s out-of-town retail market. Representing many leading landlords and More …

UK > USA based TripActions is set to open offices in Amsterdam and London as a part of international expansion

tripactions The corporate travel management company, TripActions is set to open two offices in Europe in Amsterdam and London as a part of its global expansion strategy. The EMEA operations will be headquartered in Amsterdam and London office will support its key customers and travelers. A first end- to- end travel startup, TripActions aims to establish its global footprint while competing More …