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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

Leadership changes at Aviva plc

LONDON, 24-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Aviva has announced that Aviva’s Group Chief Risk Officer Angela Darlington will assume the interim CEO position of UK Insurance as Andy Briggs has decided to step down as CEO UK Insurance and as a … Read the full press release

Saudi Aramco takes over Shell’s stake in SASREF refinery in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands / DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia, 22-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Dutch Shell plc has announced that its Shell Saudi Arabia Refining Limited’s 50% holdings of the SASREF refining joint venture in Jubail Industrial City, Kingdom of Saudi … Read the full press release

Unilever to acquire premium U.S.-based wellbeing business in VMS category

Englewood Cliffs, N.J., USA, 19-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Unilever to acquire a premium U.S.-based wellbeing business in the vitamins, minerals, and supplements (VMS) category, OLLY Nutrition. OLLY Nutrition, established as a B Corp, was co-founded by Eric Ryan in 2014. … Read the full press release

Coface acquires market leader in credit insurance in Slovenia

Bois-Colombes, France, 15-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Coface supports its strategy of profitable growth in Central & Eastern Europe region with the acquisition of SID – PKZ, the market leader in credit insurance in Slovenia with a high market share. The … Read the full press release

Polygon Netherlands takes over 50 year old firm specialist in restoring documents, artefacts and art

STOCKHOLM, Sweden / GOES, The Netherlands, 11-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Triton Fund III company Polygon Netherlands has taken over the Dutch specialist in restoring documents, artefacts and art VANWAARDE. The acquisition will be in retroactive effect as of 1 January … Read the full press release

Royal DSM increases stake in leading specialty food ingredient producer

HEERLEN, 18-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal DSM has announced it has completed the increase of its stake in the leading specialty food ingredient producer Yantai Andre Pectin Co., Ltd. The increase has originally been announced last month. With the current … Read the full press release

Senior secured financing by EQT Mid-Market Credit II in support of the acquisition of multiplex protein testing company in Sweden

STOCKHOLM, 13-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Summa Equity’s acquisition of Olink AB has been supported by EQT Credit through its Mid-Market Credit investment strategy. EQT Credit has provided a senior secured financing in support of the deal. Olink Proteomics offers protein … Read the full press release

Sika to strengthen its Sealing & Bonding business in Eastern Europe with the buy of Belorussian polyurethane foams producer

BAAR, 13-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika is expanding its know-how in the production and development of polyurethane foams. The company has just acquired a manufacturer of polyurethane foam systems based in Belarus. The acquired company is called Belineco (ООО «БелИНЭКО») … Read the full press release

Philips adds Carestream’s cloud-based enterprise imaging informatics platform to its expanded radiology informatics portfolio

AMSTERDAM, 7-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Philips will add Carestream’s cloud-based enterprise imaging informatics platform to its expanded radiology informatics portfolio. This will happen through the acquisition Philips has just announced for the Healthcare Information Systems business of Carestream Health … Read the full press release

Modern Times Group MTG AB divests its Bulgarian media business

STOCKHOLM, 22-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Modern Times Group MTG AB, a leading international digital entertainment group, has just announced it signed an agreement to sell its holdings in the Bulgarian media group Nova Broadcasting Group (Nova). The deal is for 95% stake in the … Read the full press release