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Electro Rent Europe and Microlease have announced today the beginning of the consolidation of their European operations. The merger will take place over the next few months, joining the global Electro Rent Corporation. Read more

French multinational industrial gas supplier and service provider Air Liquide has announced the acquisition of two key historic players in the home healthcare business. The move further develops the company's activity in the sector and strengthens th Read more

Canadian supplier of marine propulsion and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) Corvus Energy has signed an acquisition agreement to buy all shares in Grenland Energy. Based in Skien, Norway, Grenland develop and produce lightweight lithium-ion batteries. Read more

The proposed acquisition of French rail operator Alstom by Germany's Siemens has been blocked by the European Commission under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission argued that the merger would have been harmful for competition Read more

Irish budget airline Ryanair has acquired the remaining 25% of its Austrian subsidiary Laudamotion for an undisclosed sum, it has been announced. Read more

Neuraxpharm Group, a specialty pharmaceutical company that focuses on the treatment of central nervous system disorders (CNS) has announced the acquisition of Farmax, a CNS pharmaceutical company from SVUS Pharma. Read more

On Thursday, Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd. announced its intention to purchase cell and gene therapy product manufacturer apceth Biopharma for €75.5 million. Read more

The Czech company ZAT, a producer of control systems for power engineering and industry, has enhanced its competences in the field of information technologies with the acquisition of a subsidiary company, Definity Systems. Read more

Europe’s largest plastic packaging manufacturer RPC Group has announced it has accepted a £3.32 billion takeover offer from US-based private equity firm Apollo Global Management following months of negotiations. Read more

Swedish medical products and solutions company Mölnlycke has announced the acquisition of M&J Airlaid Products A/S strengthening its wound care capabilities Read more

Alstom and Siemens have offered to make new concessions to satisfy antitrust demands in order to get the go-ahead for their rail merger. Read more

Bridgestone Europe NV/SA, a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation in EMEA, has announced it will be acquiring the telematics business of TomTom for a cash value of €910 million. Read more

SABIC has acquired a majority stake in Black Diamond Structures (BDS), a nanotechnology company established in 2014. Read more

Dutch companies PGGM and Shell are exploring the possibility of participating in the controlled auction for the sustainable energy provider Eneco. Read more

Germany’s independent competition watchdog, the Bundeskartellamt, has raised “serious doubts” over the Siemens-Alstom railway merger. Read more

Denmark-based Samson Group has taken over the activities of Pichon Industries – a company which produces a wide range of slurry tankers, implements and muck spreaders in its two spreaders in France and Poland. Read more

Rail technology specialist Vossloh has successfully completed the acquisition of the rail milling business of STRABAG Rail GmbH. Read more

Sika has agreed to acquire Arcon Membrane Srl, a leading manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing systems in Romania. Read more

Axel Johnson International’s Industrial Solutions business group has purchased a majority stake in Arkov, a Czech distributor of mechanical power transmission- and hydraulics products. Read more

ASSA ABLOY has announced its acquisition of Lorient, a leading UK-based designer and manufacturer of high performance door sealing systems with half of sales exported outside of the UK and EU. Read more

  • Electro Rent

  • Corvus acquires Grenland

  • Siemens Alstom

  • Ryanair gets final stake in Laudamotion

  • Jörg Thomas Dierks, CEO of Neuraxpharm

    Jörg Thomas Dierks, CEO of Neuraxpharm

  • leon-black-apollo-chairman

    Leon Black, Chairman, CEO and Director, Apollo Global Management, LLC, May 1, 2018. Source: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo

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