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Fortum supports its battery business with the acquisition of Crisolteq

ESPOO, 17-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Fortum strengthens its position in the recycling of high value materials in Europe with the acquisition of 100 percent shareholding in Crisolteq, a Finnish specialist in recycling valuable metals in lithium-ion batteries. This investment is … Read the full press release

Hong Kong listed WuXi Biologics to operate Bayer’s final drug product manufacturing plants in Leverkusen, Germany

Plants in Leverkusen will be operated by WuXi Biologics and will serve as a back-up site for final product manufacturing of Kovaltry™

LEVERKUSEN, 16-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ —  Life science, health care and nutrition global enterprise Bayer announced that the leading global open-access biologics technology firm WuXi Biologics (WuXi Bio), listed in Hong Kong (stock code: 2269.HK), through its subsidiary in Germany WuXi … Read the full press release

SGS expands into the clinical testing market for cosmetic and personal care products in the USA

GENEVA, Switzerland, 8-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS acquires nationally recognized clinical research organization serving the cosmetic and personal care industry, Thomas J. Stephens & Associates, Inc. (Stephens). “This acquisition expands SGS’s Consumer & Retail service portfolio in the clinical testing … Read the full press release

ABN AMRO Private Banking Belgium and Société Générale Belgium have now administratively and legally merged

ABN AMRO Private Banking Belgium and Société Générale Belgium have now administratively and legally merged

AMSTERDAM, 20-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ABN AMRO has announced that its ABN AMRO Private Banking Belgium and Société Générale Belgium have now been officially merged. The deal, originally announced back in July 2018 as a form of acquisition of Société … Read the full press release

French consulting company Silveo now part of Accenture Industry X.0

PARIS, 20-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Accenture closes acquisition of French consulting company Silveo. Transaction was first announced on November 14. Silveo provides services and solutions for digital manufacturing and intelligent supply chains based on software from, for example, SAP and … Read the full press release

Bridgepoint Development Capital to acquire majority interest in Oris Dental, a leading Norwegian dental care provider

LONDON, 19-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Bridgepoint Development Capital to acquire a majority shareholding in Oris Dental Holding AS, a leading Norwegian dental care provider. BDC will provide support to allow Oris Dental expand and realise its ambitious growth plans. Oris … Read the full press release

Equistone: WHP Telecoms enters the fibre market with the acquisition of Sitec Infrastructure Services Ltd

Equistone: WHP Telecoms enters the fibre market with the acquisition of Sitec Infrastructure Services Ltd

LONDON, 9-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — WHP Telecoms, private equity backed by Equistone, announced it is about to complete the acquisition of Sitec Infrastructure Services Ltd (Sitec). With the deal the wireless telecommunications services provider WHP Telecoms will further strengthen its … Read the full press release

CapMan Nordic Real Estate II Fund announces its sixteenth acquisition

HELSINKI, 25-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — CapMan Nordic Real Estate II Fund acquired a retail and office property located at Købmagergade 42 in Copenhagen. The property is located in one of the main pedestrian streets in Copenhagen, within a short walking … Read the full press release

Sika takes over Adeplast SA, leading player on the construction materials market in Romania

BAAR, 25-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika announced it is acquiring a Romanian manufacturer of mortars and thermal insulation solutions with CHF 120 million sales per year. The acquisition will substantially strengthen the company’s position in the local Romanian construction chemicals … Read the full press release

DSM acquires specialty dairy solutions provider CSK

HEERLEN, Netherlands, 18-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal DSM to acquire specialty dairy solutions provider Koninklijke CSK Food Enrichment C.V. (“CSK”) for a cash consideration of about €150 million. Subject to customary conditions, the transaction is expected to close before the … Read the full press release

EDF becomes a leader in battery storage in the UK with the acquisition of British start up Pivot Power

PARIS, 4-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — EDF Group acquires battery storage and infrastructure for electric vehicle charging specialist, Pivot Power. EDF, already the largest low carbon electricity producer in the UK, becomes a leader in battery storage with this acquisition. The … Read the full press release

VINCI Energies becomes a major player in the energy services market in Spain with the acquisition of SISTEM Melesur Energía and SISTEM Infraestructuras y Operaciones EPC

PARIS, 3-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — VINCI Energies acquires Andalusian company Grupo Solar Lighting subsidiaries, SISTEM Melesur Energía and SISTEM Infraestructuras y Operaciones EPC. The acquisitions make VINCI Energies a major player in the market for electricity generation, transmission, transformation and … Read the full press release

SGS strengthens its ability to provide critical services in the PPE market

GENEVA, 1-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS acquires the business and assets of the personal protective equipment (PPE) testing and certification activities of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH). FIOH, based in Helsinki, Finland, is previously operated as an independent … Read the full press release

Sika expands its presence in China and the Asia Pacific with the acquisition of silicone sealants and adhesives manufacturer Crevo-Hengxin

BAAR, 9-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika expands its Target Markets Industry and Sealing & Bonding presence in China and the Asia Pacific region with the acquisition of Crevo-Hengxin. Sika also will gain additional silicone technology and a production footprint. Crevo-Hengxin … Read the full press release

Orkla strengthens position in Iceland with the acquisition of 20% stake in Nói Siríus

OSLO, 23-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Orkla ASA acquires 20% of Iceland’s leading chocolate and confectionery manufacturer, Nói-Siríus HF (“Nói Siríus”). Nói Siríus, a market leader in Iceland, is popular for its chocolate brands such as Síríus, Nóa Konfekt, Nóa Kropp, … Read the full press release

EQT to acquire majority stake in global supplier of thermal validation solutions and services

STOCKHOLM, 8-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The EQT Mid Market Europe Fund entered into an agreement to acquire a majority interest in Ellab from the IK VIII Fund, advised by IK Investment Partners.  The existing management team, led by long-time CEO … Read the full press release

Central European Online Travel Agency Group Szallas.hu PLC. further strengthens its international presence

Hungary-based OTA Szallas.hu PLC. has completed the acquisition of intercountry booking site ‘Utazok.hu’ and Maiutazás Group, closing its high-value transactions in the region. After buying ‘Spanie.pl’, merging with HOTEL.CZ a.s. and taking partial ownership of ‘Travelminit’ in the past two … Read the full press release

Henkel further strengthens leading hair coloration portfolio with acquisition of 51% stake in eSalon

DÜSSELDORF, 26-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel to acquire 51 per cent stake in eSalon.com LLC, further strengthening its leading hair coloration portfolio and expand its digital business. eSalon creates customized hair colorations mixed on an individual basis for at home … Read the full press release

Mono Solutions Joins Bauer Media Group to Strengthen SME Marketing Services Across the Globe

COPENHAGEN / HAMBURG, 22-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading white label small business Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform provider Mono Solutions joins Bauer Media Group. Bauer Media Group is a leading multi-business portfolio company with a strong focus on media and online services. … Read the full press release

Rabobank and KKR Infra in a consortium for the acquisition of energy company Eneco

Rabobank and KKR Infra in a consortium for the acquisition of energy company Eneco

UTRECHT, 19-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Rabobank has always been interested in projects that contribute to the acceleration of the energy transition in the Netherlands. Such a project is the sale of the energy company Eneco (Eneco Holding N.V.). For the … Read the full press release

Bridgepoint: Estera acquired by Inflexion company Ocorian

LONDON, 19-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Bridgepoint announces acquisition of Estera, its global provider of funds, corporate and trust services. Estera will be merged with Inflexion’s existing portfolio company Ocorian, following completion of the investment. Estera and Ocorian will form a … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel to acquire French aerospace coatings manufacturer Mapaero

AMSTERDAM, 18-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel to acquire French aerospace coatings manufacturer Mapaero. The intended acquisition will strengthen AkzoNobel’s global position in aerospace coatings and contribute directly towards delivering the company’s 2020 guidance. Mapaero was established in 1992, the company … Read the full press release

Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services to continue as an independent company backed by Equistone; expands its proprietary suite of automation tools

Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services to continue as an independent company backed by Equistone; expands its proprietary suite of automation tools

Equistone takes over Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services from Moody’s Corporation (NYSE: MCO) LONDON, 17-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The leading provider of research, analytics and automation technology to the financial services sector, Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services has been acquired by Europe’s … Read the full press release

Bain Capital acquires majority stake in Kantar from WPP valuing the data and research firm at EUR 3.54 billion

Bain Capital acquires majority stake in Kantar from WPP valuaing the data and research firm at EUR 3.54 billion

LONDON, 15-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Kantar, WPP’s global data, research, consulting and analytics business, will be acquired by Bain Capital according to an agreement signed by WPP and Bain Capital. The deal sees Bain Capital taking over the majority stake … Read the full press release

Orkla subsidiary NIC Enterprises Limited takes over Confection by Design, British fudge and toffee manufacturer

OSLO, 2-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Orkla Food Ingredients signed and completed an agreement to purchase British fudge and toffee manufacturer Confection by Design Ltd. (“Confection by Design”) through its wholly-owned subsidiary NIC Enterprises Limited (“NIC”). Confection by Design offers fudge … Read the full press release

Saint-Gobain sells Saint-Gobain Building Distribution Deutschland (SGBDD) to the Stark group

COURBEVOIE, France, 21-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Saint-Gobain signs an agreement for the sale of its entire stake in Saint-Gobain Building Distribution Deutschland (SGBDD) following a competitive sale process. The buyer, the Stark group, is an important player in building materials … Read the full press release

Aegon’s 50% stake in the variable annuity joint ventures in Japan sold to partner Sony Life for EUR 130 million

THE HAGUE, 17-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Aegon‘s partner in the variable annuity joint ventures in Japan Sony Life takes over its 50% stake. The transaction is for approximately EUR 130 million (JPY 16 billion). Commenting on the acquisition, Alex Wynaendts, … Read the full press release

Infront acquires Germany-based company Megamarsch

ZUG, 10-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Infront has acquired Megamarsch, a Germany-based company focused on organising extreme hiking challenges. The acquisition widens Infront’s portfolio with non-competitive event format and new target group. Megamarsch was founded in 2016 by Frederick Hüpkes and … Read the full press release

Ströer announces increase in Statista shareholding

COLOGNE, 9-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Ströer continues to focus on its core business. After selling Foodist and Mobile Performance, Ströer sold its stake in the Nordic company Conexus, which it had acquired in 2015. Conexus is the third successful sale … Read the full press release

UK based Ships Electronic Services Ltd joins Wärtsilä

HELSINKI, 3-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Wärtsilä acquires UK based Ships Electronic Services Ltd (“SES”), a company specializing in navigation and communication electronics, installation, maintenance and repair services, mainly for commercial and leisure vessels. The acquisition strengthens Wärtsilä’s service offering in … Read the full press release