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Latest News in Transactions UK

  • February 20, 2024

    EU Approves Orange's €18.6B Spanish Telecoms JV

    Europe's competition enforcer on Tuesday approved a deal for Orange SA and MasMovil Ibercom SA to combine their operations in Spain through a €18.6 billion ($20.3 billion) joint venture after the companies agreed to sell spectrum to a growing mobile operator in the country.

  • February 20, 2024

    Housing Maintenance Biz To Launch £20M Share Buyback

    Mears Group PLC said on Tuesday its board had given the green light for another share buyback program of up to £20 million ($25.2 million), stepping up its drive to return surplus capital to investors.

  • February 20, 2024

    InterContinental Sets $800M Buyback As Profits Soar

    Hospitality giant InterContinental said Tuesday that it will return over $1 billion to its shareholders in 2024, including an $800 million share buyback and $200 million in dividends, as its profits jumped 70% in 2023.

  • February 20, 2024

    Energy Co. Kistos To Buy EDF's Gas Storage Unit For £25M

    U.K. energy business Kistos Holdings PLC said Tuesday it has agreed to buy the gas storage unit of EDF Energy, the British subsidiary of the French nuclear power giant, for £25 million ($31.5 million).

  • February 20, 2024

    Barclays Plans £1B Share Buyback In Boost For Shareholders

    Barclays PLC said on Tuesday it will launch a new share buyback program worth up to £1 billion ($1.26 billion) in the first quarter of 2024 as the lender looks to return excess cash to shareholders.

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  • Venture capital and private equity deals
  • Distressed M&A: insolvency, restructuring, bailouts
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