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 …

UK > USA based Salesforce is set to invest $2.5 billion over the next five years in the UK

Salesforce logo Ahead of Prime Minister May’s Tech Investment Roundtable at 10 Downing Street, USA based Salesforce has pledged to invest in growth, innovation and customer success in the UK. Salesforce recently opened Salesforce Innovation Center in Salesforce Tower London and also announced to expand its UK data center. Salesforce is the global leader in CRM and the company plans to invest More …

UK > USA based Nestlé Purina PetCare is set to acquire a majority stake in UK based Tails.com

Nestle purina logo Tails.com is a direct- to- customer tailor—made dog nutrition business that feeds more than 100,000 dogs in the UK. As the personalized as well as subscription based pet nutrition businesses are growing rapidly,  Nestlé Purina PetCare majority stake is bound to present significant growth opportunities for both the companies. Tails.com is a company that is working on bringing tailored dog More …

UK > Canada based Stars Group acquires UK based Sky Betting and Games for $4.7 billion  

stars group logo Owners of PokerStars, Stars Group acquires UK based Sky Betting and Gaming from CVC for $4.7 billion to position itself for potential U.S. market opening. The acquisition turns the online poker giant into a major sports betting player with a strong foothold in Europe to U.S. if the market fully opens. The cash and stock deal was made with CVC More …

UK > India based YES BANK is set to open representative offices in UK and Singapore

YES Bank logo The fourth largest private sector bank in India, YES BANK, is set to open two representative offices in London and Singapore after receiving permission from Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to cater to the NON Resident Indian (NRI) population. YES BANK is venturing into international territory to expand services after a first representative office in Abu Dhabi in April 2015. More …