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Mergers & Acquisitions

Rolls-Royce has acquired a majority stake of 73.1% in Berlin-based energy storage specialist Qinous. The automotive firm is acquiring all shareholdings of current investors aside from those held by the founders, who will continue in their current... Read more

ENERGY & UTILITIES

Dublin-domiciled, US power management company Eaton today announced it has entered into an agreement to sell its hydraulics business to Danfoss, a Danish industrial company, for $3.3-billion (€2.98-billion) in cash... Read more

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Toronto-based CCL Industries has signed an agreement to acquire one of Poland's largest BOPP film producers, Flexpol, for an estimated €19.8-million... Read more

PACKAGING

UK-based defence company BAE Systems has announced that it is spending $2.2-billion (€1.98-billion) to expand its electronic systems operations in the US by purchasing two businesses that are being sold as a result of the merger between Raytheon... Read more

AEROSPACE & DEFENCE

Finland's Fortum has announced will be acquiring Crisolteq, a Finnish firm that specialises in recycling of valuable metals in lithium-ion batteries. Fortum has described the investment as strengthening its position in the recycling of high value... Read more

ENERGY & UTILITIES

Organic lifestyle brand Frugi has acquired Glasgow-based reusable nappy company TotsBots and its sister company Bloom & Nora, which produces sustainable sanitary products... Read more

HYGIENE, MEDICAL & PHARMACEUTICALS

Sweden's Bayn Europe has announced that it is to acquire Pändy Foods with the intention to create a strong and fast-growing international Food Tech Group. The two companies say they are uniquely placed in terms of technology, development of raw... Read more

FOOD & BEVERAGE

Singapore's Pavilion Energy has announced the start of trading operations in Europe following the completed acquisition of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) assets, in the company's first major expansion outside Asia... Read more

ENERGY & UTILITIES

Following the successful acquisition of insolvent Serbian bus manufacturer Ikarbus by Chinese peer Yinlong Group, the firm will begin production of two e-bus models in the country, according to Ikarbus Director General Aleksandar Vicentic. Read more

EMERGING EUROPE

German chemical giant BASF has signed a purchase agreement with an affiliate of global private equity firm Lone Star Global Acquisitions for the acquisition of BASF’s Construction Chemicals business... Read more

CHEMICALS & BIOCHEMICALS

Lesjöfors AB has announced it is to acquire Metrol Springs Ltd, a major manufacturer of tooling and special purpose gas springs as well as gas struts in its native UK and other global markets... Read more

Ohio-based Hyperion Materials & Technologies, a major developer of hard and super-hard materials used in a wide range of demanding applications, has completed the acquisition of AFC Hartmetall, a premium cemented carbide tool blank manufacturer... Read more

METALS & MINING

South African energy storage provider Metair Investments has announced that its Romanian units, Rombat and Prime Batteries, have completed the installation of a lithium-ion battery manufacturing and assembly plant in the country's capital... Read more

EMERGING EUROPE

Berlin Packaging has completed the acquisition of Netherlands-based plastic packaging supplier Novio Packaging Group, which specialises in personal care, pharmaceutical, food, and sports nutrition... Read more

Tax authorities in Italy have said that Fiat underestimated the value of Chrysler by around €5.1-billion following the Italian automotive giant's phased acquisition of the US company in 2014... Read more

US-based on-demand manufacturing marketplace has announced the acquisition of Munich-based Shift, the largest on-demand manufacturing marketplace in Europe. The acquisition will accelerate Xometry's international expansion into 12 new countries... Read more

Caverion has completed the acquisition of the Refrigeration Solutions business of Huurre Group Oy following the receipt of the necessary approval from the Swedish competition authority. Caverion announced on 29 October an agreement with Huurre... Read more

Sweden's Gränges AB, a supplier of rolled aluminium products for heat exchanger applications and other niche markets, has signed an agreement to acquire the Polish flat rolled aluminium producer Aluminium Konin from Boryszew Group for SEK 2.3-... Read more

Slovenian household appliance manufacturer Gorenje, which is majority owned by China's Hisense Group, has said it is to sell its Serbian unit, Gorenje Tiki, to Swedish water heater maker Nibe Industrier. Neither party has disclosed a sum for the... Read more

The Dutch energy firm Eneco, which is owned by 44 of the country's municipalities, has agreed to be acquired by a consortium headed up Japan's Mitsubishi Corp which beat off rival bids from Shell and KKR. The deal has been valued at €4.1-billion... Read more

  • Rolls-Royce Qinous

  • BAE Systems goes on €2bn spending spree in US

  • Frugi acquires Totsbots

  • Pändy products

  • Pavilion Iberdrola