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Mergers & Acquisitions

Pfizer acquires PowderMed

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer has entered an agreement to acquire PowderMed, a privately held UK-based company specialising in the emerging science of DNA-based vaccines.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

YFM secures £4m ORE deal

Private equity group YFM has supported a £4 million management buy-in at hair care and beauty products manufacturer ORE.an, in a deal that installs industry stalwart Richard Mears as chief executive of the £3 million annual turnover business.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Peter Cullum: The art of smart buying

When Peter Cullum and his colleagues first sat around his kitchen table in 1997 to plan the creation of Towergate, they were clear from the outset that acquisition was central to the strategy.

Mergers & Acquisitions

University spin-outs and venture capital funds come together

Investors are increasingly keen to back cutting-edge technology developed at UK universities, but entrepreneurial talent is what is really needed to make such ventures commercially successful.

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Company Acquisitions made easy

Attractive company acquisition opportunities often appeal to ambitious growth businesses, but such deals need to be financed correctly. GrowthBusiness looks at various ways to get your sums right.

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Does acquisition breed competition?

Over the past 12 months, AIM-listed software supplier Torex Retail has embarked on an extensive and hugely eventful period of acquisition. Curiously, however, the company’s competitors also claim to be reaping the rewards.

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Acquisition dangers

Acquisitions can fail spectacularly. Instead of creating extra wealth, they destroy it. Step forward the latest apparent victim – Ken Morrison of Morrison Supermarkets, a man with a 37-year unblemished record of success.

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Expotel completes VRG merger

Ambitious business-travel booking business Expotel Hotel Reservations has finalised its merger with rival Venue Resource Group, marking a major landmark in chairman Maurice Segal’s expansion strategy.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Acquisition dangers

Acquisitions can fail spectacularly. Instead of creating extra wealth, they destroy it. Step forward the latest apparent victim – Ken Morrison of Morrison Supermarkets, a man with a 37-year unblemished record of success.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Expotel completes VRG merger

Ambitious business-travel booking business Expotel Hotel Reservations has finalised its merger with rival Venue Resource Group, marking a major landmark in chairman Maurice Segal’s expansion strategy.