Tag Archives: acquisition

Ahlstrom-Munksjö now a majority owner of Minglian New Materials Technology, a Chinese decor paper producer

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 14-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahlstrom-Munksjö (HEL: AM1), a global leader in fiber-based materials, has announced the completion of acquisition of a 60 percent stake in Minglian New Materials Technology Co., Ltd., a Chinese decor paper producer. As … Read the full press release

Eni buys Solar Konzept Greece, owner of a photovoltaic plants’ development platform in Greece

(PRESS RELEASE) SAN DONATO MILANESE, 13-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni (BIT: ENI), an Italian multinational energy company with focus on innovation, efficiency and accessibility for all, has announced the acquisition of the owner of a photovoltaic plants’ development platform in … Read the full press release

France’s largest independent manufacturer of specialty building solutions PRB Group joins Holcim

Biggest independent specialty building solutions company in France with Net Sales of EUR 340m Highly regarded brand with leadership in innovation and sustainability Double-digit annual growth rates driven by advanced energy-efficient and renovation solutions Accelerates Holcim’s growth in Solutions & … Read the full press release

Symrise to buy a leading player in the manufacturing of sustainable egg proteins for the pet food industry

Acquisition ideally complements Symrise’s current pet food capabilities Schaffelaarbos, a leading manufacturer of sustainable egg proteins Ambition to become leading player in egg valorization, providing sustainable proteins to the pet food industry with a contribution to a positive circular food … Read the full press release

Societe Generale: ALD to acquire LeasePlan from TDR Capital led consortium for EUR 4.9 billion

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 6-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Société Générale (EPA: GLE), a European leader in financial services with over 150 years of history, has announced it signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) for the acquisition of 100% of LeasePlan by … Read the full press release

Holcim expands in the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. with the acquisition of Cowden, a leader in ready-mix concrete and aggregates

(PRESS RELEASE) ZUG, 4-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Holcim (SWX: HOLN), one of the world’s leading suppliers of cement and aggregates, concrete and related services, has announced it acquired the leader in ready-mix concrete and aggregates across the Pacific Northwest region … Read the full press release

SCHOCK, a Triton Fund V portfolio company, to acquire Polish manufacturer of bathroom and kitchen products Marmorin

(PRESS RELEASE) REGEN, Germany/ WSHOWA, Poland, 4-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Triton Partners, a private equity investment firm with focus on medium-sized businesses across Europe, has announced that its Triton Fund V portfolio company, SCHOCK, an innovative manufacturer of quartz composite … Read the full press release

EQT VIII and Santo Holdings to acquire the stakes of EQT VI and its co-investors in Danish WS Audiology

EQT VIII and Santo Holdings to acquire EQT VI and its co-investors’ stakes in WS Audiology, the number one global pure play producer of hearing aids WS Audiology is supported by strong, underlying macro trends, such as a growing aging … Read the full press release

Zurich Insurance Group improves its capital utilization across its life back book with the sale of Italian life and pensions back book to Portuguese insurance company GamaLife

Transaction to release approximately USD 1.2 billion of capital and add 11 percentage points to the Group’s Swiss Solvency Test ratio1 Significant reduction in the Group’s exposure to credit risk Zurich will focus on protection and unit-linked solutions in the … Read the full press release

HSBC’s deal for HSBC life China gets regulatory clearance

Pursuing full ownership underscores HSBC’s commitment to expanding business in China (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 30-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — HSBC Holdings plc, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services providers, has announced that its deal for the acquisition of … Read the full press release

Holcim positions itself as a full roofing provider with the purchase of US residential roofing market leader Malarkey Roofing Products

Malarkey is a proven growth engine in the highly profitable and growing US residential roofing market Highly regarded brand with leadership in innovation and sustainability in Holcim’s biggest market Complementary acquisition in roofing systems to achieve USD 4 billion Net … Read the full press release

BNP Paribas to sell its U.S. subsidiary Bank of the West, Inc. for EUR 14.4 billion to BMO Financial Group

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 20-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BNP Paribas (EPA: BNP), European Union’s leading bank, has announced the sale of its subsidiary in the United States  Bank of the West, Inc., the Group’s retail & commercial banking activities in the … Read the full press release

DSM strengthens its alternative protein business strategy with the completion of Vestkorn Milling acquisition

(PRESS RELEASE) HEERLEN, 17-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal DSM (AMS: DSM), a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, has announced the completion of the acquisition of Vestkorn Milling, a leading European producer of ingredients from peas and … Read the full press release

Ship design consultancy OSD-IMT will integrate into ABL Group’s Longitude Engineering

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 15-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — AqualisBraemar LOC Group, a leading independent global energy and marine consultancy, has announced it will integrate the ship design consultancy OSD-IMT into its company Longitude Engineering, provider of specialist design and engineering services … Read the full press release

Royal Philips to acquire American developer of minimally-invasive peripheral vascular devices

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 14-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, has announced the acquisition of Vesper Medical Inc., a US-based medical technology company that develops minimally-invasive peripheral vascular devices. The acquired … Read the full press release

Vivendi will now own 45.1% of Lagardère following the acquisition of the shares owned by Amber Capital

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 9-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Vivendi (EPA: VIV), a French media conglomerate, has announced it will acquire Amber Capital’s stake in Lagardère, an international group with operations in over 40 countries, in the coming days and file a … Read the full press release

Equinor to acquire 45% stake in Noriker, a UK battery storage developer

(PRESS RELEASE) STAVANGER, 6-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Equinor ASA (OSE:EQNR, NYSE:EQNR), an oil, gas, wind and solar energy company active in more than 30 markets globally, has announced the acquisition of a 45% stake in UK-based battery storage developer Noriker … Read the full press release

London Stock Exchange Group plc to enhance its multi-asset class customer offering across the transaction lifecycle with the acquisition of Quantile, leading compression and optimisation services provider

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 6-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — London Stock Exchange Group plc (LON: LSEG), 300 years old diversified international markets infrastructure business, has announced the acquisition of Quantile Group Limited, a market leading provider of compression and optimisation services to … Read the full press release

Sanofi adds first vaccine candidate against acne to its R&D pipeline with the take over of an Austrian privately held biotechnology firm

Origimm brings expertise in antigen discovery for immune modulation of skin microbiome-associated disorders Transaction adds to Sanofi pipeline a potential first-in-class vaccine candidate in acne vulgaris, a condition affecting millions of people worldwide Sanofi to leverage its next-generation mRNA platform to unlock … Read the full press release

SGS buys majority stake in a Canadian company active in the amine treating and sulfur recovery industries

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 26-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Sulphur Experts Inc. to add up to its Sustainability Solutions. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group, Attestor Limited and Pon Holdings B.V. published an update on the Europcar acquisition

(PRESS RELEASE) WOLFSBURG/ LONDON/ AMSTERDAM, 25-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Bidder consortium that includes Volkswagen Group, Attestor Limited and Pon Holdings B.V. has published further information on the takeover offer for Europcar (Europcar Mobility Group), a French car rental company. Following … Read the full press release

Allianz Real Estate to acquire manage-to-core office complex in Milan’s Central Business District

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH/ PARIS/ MILAN, 24-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Allianz Group, one of the leading integrated financial services providers worldwide, announces that Allianz Real Estate has completed the off-market acquisition of a manage-to-core office complex situated in the heart of … Read the full press release

TotalEnergies signs multiple agreements with Libyan Government for the sustainable development of the country’s natural resources

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 23-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — TotalEnergies (EPA: TTE), one of the seven “supermajor” oil companies, has announced the signature of several agreements with the Libyan authorities for the sustainable development of the country’s natural resources during the Libya … Read the full press release

Orange Belgium to acquire majority stake in VOO SA, Walloon region’s cable network operator

(PRESS RELEASE) BRUSSELS, 23-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Orange S.A. (EPA: ORA), a French multinational telecommunications group, has announced that its subsidiary Orange Belgium has won a competitive selection process for the right to enter into exclusive negotiations with Nethys, an … Read the full press release

Shell subsidiary in Australia acquires online energy retailer serving more than 185,000 customers

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 22-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Dutch Shell plc (AMS: RDSA), a Dutch-British multinational oil and gas company, has announced that its subsidiary in Australia Shell Energy Operations Pty Ltd will acquire Powershop Australia, an online energy … Read the full press release

EQT further invests in the healthcare sector with the acquisition of Integrated Clinical Oncology Network

EQT Infrastructure has agreed to acquire Icon Group from a consortium including Goldman Sachs Asset Management, QIC and Pagoda. Goldman Sachs Asset Management will remain a minority shareholder as part of the transaction Icon Group is Australia’s largest vertically integrated cancer … Read the full press release

Schroders Capital takes over Cairn Real Estate, a Dutch real estate fund and asset management firm

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 11-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Schroders Capital, one of Europe’s largest real estate managers, has announced the acquisition of Cairn Real Estate, a real estate fund and asset management business based in the Netherlands with €1.3 billion¹ of … Read the full press release

ENGIE and Crédit Agricole Assurances buy 97.33% stake of Eolia Renovables from Alberta Investment Management Corporation

(PRESS RELEASE) LA DÈFENSE, 11-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE (EPA: ENGI), a French multinational utility company active in  electricity, natural gas and energy markets, and Crédit Agricole Assurances, Europe’s leading bancassurer, have announced the acquisition of 97.33% stake of Eolia … Read the full press release

EQT AB to acquire European life sciences venture capital firm Life Sciences Partners

LSP will strengthen EQT’s position as one of the leading and most active private markets investors in the healthcare sector. LSP’s highly experienced team will complement EQT’s existing knowledge base within life sciences and expand EQT’s ability to support companies … Read the full press release

Rexel announces the completion of Mayer acquisition in the United States

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 9-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Rexel (EPA: RXL), a French company active in the multichannel distribution for the energy world, has announced the completion of the acquisition of 100% of Mayer, one of the largest wholesale distributors of … Read the full press release