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Done deals: The UK leads the way in European M&A

UK M&A activity accounts for 45% of total European value

UK way ahead of other European markets in first half of 2015 as US regulations stall transatlantic deals

Two brands: Will there be both Ladbrokes and Coral stores after the merger?

‘Unclear’ whether both brands will survive Ladbrokes and Gala Coral merger

Ladbrokes’ attempt to tap into Coral’s online presence main driver behind proposed deal, says Warwick Business School expert

Reverse takeover: Ladbrokes attempted to buy Gala Coral Group in 1998

Ladbrokes and Gala Coral Group discuss merger

Embattled bookmaker looks to possible ‘reverse takeover’ after attempting to buy Gala Coral in 1998

Profit warning: Thorntons has struggled over the past 12 months

Thorntons shareholders welcome news of £112m bid from Ferrero Interational

Thorntons shares jump 42% as news breaks

Soy-based: Hamlet produces animal feed for young animals

Altor and Goldman Sachs take majority stake in Hamlet Protein from Polaris Private Equity

Producer of soy-based feed for young animals in new hands following successful exit

Shortlist for M&A Awards 2015 unveiled

List of firms and individuals who have excelled in the M&A space in the last 12 months is released: winners will be announced in a ceremony in London on 18 June

Global M&A: Volume of deals is down but total value has risen

Volume of global M&A deals down 8% in April 

Number of deals drops but conversely total value of deals up 9%

Business travel: Corporate assistance helps professionals on the go

Collinson Group acquires Specialty Assist for undisclosed sum

Big deal in the corporate assistance space as two leading players join forces

Done deal: Towers Watson has agreed to buy Saville Consulting

Towers Watson acquires Saville Consulting for £42m

Leading professional services company strengthens leadership and talent management offering

Wine seller: This is one of the biggest M&A deals in UK wine

Majestic Wines acquires Naked Wines in £70m deal

Cavendish Corporate Finance advises on deal for online wine retailer

Jitters: The election has disrupted the M&A market

Pre-election jitters hit M&A activity

M&A activity down 19% on this time last year

Formidable: O2 is now in a position to take on BT's monopoly

Hutchison Whampoa’s O2 acquisition to tackle BT’s ‘ever-growing monopoly’

Independent fibre backhaul network also key to creating ‘formidable competitor’ to British communications institution

Inbound and down: External deals are up but domestic activity has taken a hit

Inbound M&A dominates European markets as domestic activity stalls

US largest acquirer of European targets: deals between European countries down 51% in one year

On the up: Tech M&A has seen a strong start to 2015

Tech M&A at 15 year high

Latest Thomson Reuters figures reveal resurgent global tech sector

Online support: MVF helps global brands in their online markeplace

Bridgepoint Development Capital buys 40% stake in high-growth tech company MVF

Cavendish Corporate Finance leads on sale

Nominations for 2015 M&A Awards now open

Prestigious June ceremony announced for ninth annual awards

Safety in numbers: Tusker provides salary sacrifice car schemes

ECI Partners invests in Tusker following Smedvig exit

Profitable exit for VC firm

Mobile network: The M2M market is forecast to hit 22.5b

Wireless Logic acquired by CVC Capital Partners

First investment out of CVC Growth Partners Fund

Cliff Richard plays the Metro Arena in Newcastle

Arena owners SMG Europe acquire CGC Events Ltd.

Venue management business has interests all across Western world

CTI Digital acquired by Paperhat Group

Manchester-based digital agency CTI Digital specialises in e-commerce platforms

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