Costain Group is selling Costain Building Products, the precast concrete products operation, to Tarmac for £3.6m.
30-Dec-1995

Rossmount is undergoing a reverse takeover of Dunham-Bush, the heating, ventilation and air conditioning concern, in a £7.8m deal.
30-Dec-1995

Anglo Irish Bank Corp is planning to buy Ansbacher Bankers, the private Irish bank, probably for about I£10m.
29-Dec-1995

Lloyds Abbey Life is selling its German insurance subsidiary Transatlantische Lebensversicherungs for £50m following a three-year search for a buyer.
29-Dec-1995

Forte is to sell its Little Chef and Happy Eater restaurants, Welcome Break service areas and Travelodge hotels to Whitbread for £1.05bn, on condition that the takeover bid by Granada fails.
28-Dec-1995

A consortium led by Paul Reichmann has completed the £800m purchase of London's Canary Wharf development.
28-Dec-1995

Capital Citybus, the operator of buses in Tottenham and Dagenham, has been sold to management for £10.5m.
28-Dec-1995

The Windward Islands and Fyffes have jointly acquired the Geest banana business for £147m.
23-Dec-1995

Lep International, the freight forwarding concern, has been acquired by management for a nominal price, following a breakdown in discussions with NFC.
23-Dec-1995

Hepworth has bought a 33.3% stake in Hermann, the Italian boiler manufacturer, for £4.9m.
23-Dec-1995

Lloyd's of London has sold its publishing activities to management for £82.5m.
23-Dec-1995

Euromoney Publications has sold its seminar and conference activities in Australia to management for £7m.
23-Dec-1995

Caterpillar is buying the Brown Group construction machinery business, which has plants in Peterlee and Stockton.
22-Dec-1995

SmithKline Beecham has acquired Abtei Pharma Vertreibs, the German consumer medicines concern, for £91m.
22-Dec-1995

Independent Insurance is buying La Palatine, the lossmaking French insurer.
22-Dec-1995

Courtaulds is raising £49m from the sale of its Amtico vinyl flooring operation to management, to allow it to focus on coatings and fibres.
22-Dec-1995

David J Smith is buying DW Packing, the Belgian maker of reusable plastic packaging for crates, and is also getting a controlling stake in Toscana Ondulati.
22-Dec-1995

Redland is acquiring a 29.9% stake in Ennemix, the east Midlands aggregates concern, and may make a full offer.
22-Dec-1995

Meggitt has disposed of six non-core activities to management for £22.8m as it continues to focus on aerospace and electronics engineering.
22-Dec-1995

Forte is selling its Travelodge chain in the US for $175m to a consortium led by Hospitality Franchise Systems.
21-Dec-1995

The Daily Mail & General Trust has acquired British Pathe, the parent company of Pathe News, for about £6m.
21-Dec-1995

Argus Press has sold its US publishing and trade show activities to K-III Communications Corp for about $75m.
21-Dec-1995

Tuffnells Parcels Express has been sold to management for £31m and will be renamed The Big Green Parcel Machine.
21-Dec-1995

Boustead is selling ACTS, the maker of air induction systems for the motor industry, to Tsuchiya Manufacturing for £7.5m.
21-Dec-1995

National Westminster Bank is selling its US retail banking unit, NatWest Bancorp, to Fleet Financial in a $3.6bn deal which will see NatWest buy back some assets.
20-Dec-1995

CINVen has bought Dunlop Slazenger, the sports equipment concern, from BTR for £300m.
20-Dec-1995

Persona Group is buying Financiere Top Log, the network and communication products distributor, for £19.9m.
20-Dec-1995

Trinity Holdings is buying ML Holdings' aircraft and handling division for £14.3m.
20-Dec-1995

Stagecoach has acquired the 7 year franchise to run South West Trains, while The Great Western and London, Tilbury and Southend have been sold to management-employee teams.
20-Dec-1995

Glaxo Wellcome is selling its stake in Warner Wellcome to Warner Lambert for $1.05bn.
20-Dec-1995

Friends Provident has acquired Cinman, the British Coal pension fund management concern.
20-Dec-1995

Bryan Brothers, the motor dealer from Bristol has sold off its contract hire activities which have a 9,500-vehicle fleet to management.
20-Dec-1995

Mission Energy of the US is acquiring the First Hydro pumped storage business of the National Grid.
19-Dec-1995

Cadbury Schweppes is to acquire Neilson Cadbury of Canada for £108m.
19-Dec-1995

The Royal Bank of Scotland is merging its Citizens Financial Group, Rhode Island, with the Bank of Ireland's First New Hampshire Bank, creating a 210-branch network.
19-Dec-1995

Seafood Company has acquired Anchor Seafoods and the Cromer Crab Company from Perkins Foods for £10.9m.
19-Dec-1995

Goal Petroleum has agreed to a takeover bid from Talisman, formerly BP Canada, worth £131m.
16-Dec-1995

Perkins Foods is selling Champifri Holland, the frozen mushroom producer, and its 49% stake in Prochamp, the canned mushroom concern, for a total £4m.
16-Dec-1995

Cater Allen has bought City Deal, the share dealing operation, for £7.25m from Sherwood Computer Services.
14-Dec-1995

Hillsdown is buying Hobson, the ex-CWS own-label food and drink maker, for £121m.
14-Dec-1995

Syntegra, the British Telecom systems integration unit, has bought Europe Informatique of Paris, and now plans to expand globally.
14-Dec-1995

Bemrose is to acquire Nelson Marketing of the US for $15.4m.
13-Dec-1995

Compass has sold its healthcare operation, which runs 15 hospitals, to management for £179m.
13-Dec-1995

Barr & Wallace Arnold Trust has bought Brown & White's Peugeot dealerships in Huddersfield and Manchester for £2m.
13-Dec-1995

Secure Trust is acquiring MPW Pensions and Investment Management for an initial £1.2m.
13-Dec-1995

Wisconsin Central Transportation has acquired Rail Express Systems, and is bidding for all three of BR's Trainload Freight operations.
11-Dec-1995

Tenneco of the US has bought Delyn Group's packaging operation for £10.5m.
08-Dec-1995

Robert H Lowe is buying Majoca, the corrugated packaging concern.
08-Dec-1995

Stagecoach Holdings is buying Cambus, the bus operator in Cambridge, Milton Keynes and Peterborough, for £12.6m.
08-Dec-1995

Adwest has sold its 50% stake in Bryad, the housebuilder, to Bryant Group, for £2.9m.
08-Dec-1995

Bell Amusements, the Morland subsidiary, has bought Midland Weighers, the Midlands-based amusement machine operator.
08-Dec-1995

Tarmac has bought out Trafalgar House's interest in Richard Lees, their concrete flooring joint venture for £5.9m.
08-Dec-1995

Westbury is to buy Clarke Homes from BICC for £60.7m.
08-Dec-1995

MTM has bought Puretop, the coatings maker, for £4.3m, and Intro Marketing, the chemical product maker, for £775k.
08-Dec-1995

Allied Irish Banks is buying John Govett for £101m from Govett & Co, and Govett & Co will be renamed London Pacific Group.
08-Dec-1995

BTP is to acquire a soap ingredients maker from Monsanto of the US for $5.5m.
07-Dec-1995

Matthew Clark has bought Griersons, the distributor of wine and spirits, for £22.7m from Forte.
07-Dec-1995

GKN has sold its US distributor of car parts, Parts Inc of Memphis, to APS Holding for $80m.
07-Dec-1995

Racal Electronics has confirmed that it has bought British Rail Telecommunications for £132.8m.
06-Dec-1995

Acal has acquired Headway Technology, the document imaging and management software and hardware distributor, for £5m.
05-Dec-1995

Allen has bought two Scottish plant hire companies: Capital Plant Hire and Broty Tool Hire, for £429k.
05-Dec-1995

Daily Mail & General Trust has bought Argus Business Media, the magazines and exhibitions concern, for £35m.
05-Dec-1995

Westminster Healthcare has acquired the Highbank Hospital Group, which runs two brain injury centres in Bury, for £6.46m.
02-Dec-1995

IBC Group is buying JRL Newsletters for £3.1m.
02-Dec-1995

Kwik-Fit is buying Tyre Sales (Birmingham), the operator of 43 repair centres, for £12m.
02-Dec-1995

Harrisons & Crosfield has bought Petfood Service, the Dutch dry petfood concern, for £6.2m.
02-Dec-1995

Blue Boar Motorways, the service area operator, has undergone a £25m management and employee buy-out.
02-Dec-1995

Fenchurch has acquired Houlder Insurance Brokers for £3.7m, thus doubling the size of its UK regional network.
01-Dec-1995

Adscene Group is buying the following regional newspaper groups - Tamworth Herald Group, the remaining 51% of the Lichfield Mercury Group and Emap's interests in Kent.
01-Dec-1995

Low & Bonar has acquired Ex-Press Plastics, the Norwich maker of glass fibre reinforced plastics, for £4.3m.
30-Nov-1995

Godfrey Davis Motor Group has bought Stanro, the Leicester dealer, and Clark Lawrance, the Luton and Dunstable dealer.
30-Nov-1995

Graystone is buying Lighten Point Corporation Europe, the auto electrical components concern, for an initial £2m.
30-Nov-1995

Sema has bought a 40% stake in TS FM Holding, the French computer outsourcing company.
30-Nov-1995

Crabtree Group is buying Oven Systems, the US maker of ovens, washers and driers, for $33.4m.
29-Nov-1995

BTR has sold its Tilcon Holdings UK aggregates business to Minorco for £330m.
28-Nov-1995

Sears is selling Olympus, the sports retailers, to Mayfind for £20m.
28-Nov-1995

Flying Colours Leisure Group has acquired Club 18-30 and Sunset Holidays and plans to set up its own airline.
28-Nov-1995

Inside Communications is buying Masterpoint, the publisher and exhibitions organiser, for £3.2m.
28-Nov-1995

Tinsley Robor has acquired Aran Labels, the flexographic printer for the food industry, for £1.3m.
28-Nov-1995

More O'Ferrell is to buy Allied Outdoor Advertising for £2m.
28-Nov-1995

Amberley Group is acquiring Bousfield Printing Products of Bristol for £9.5m in shares.
25-Nov-1995

Abacus, the distributor of electronic components, is merging with its competitor Polar.
24-Nov-1995

British Coal has sold its British Fuels distribution business to management for £60m.
23-Nov-1995

Reed Elsevier has sold five subsidiaries, raising £740m, including its UK regional newspaper business to a management buy-out.
23-Nov-1995

Medeva has bought Tillotts Pharma, the Swiss pharmaceuticals group, for £10m.
23-Nov-1995

James Crean has acquired Motts-Blue Coach Foods, the US poultry processing concern, from ConAgra, for $12.5m.
23-Nov-1995

Quadramatic is acquiring Hampton, the glass reinforced plastic products concern.
23-Nov-1995

Westminster Healthcare is acquiring Peverel, the retirement home management company, in a joint venture with Holiday Retirement Corp of the US.
23-Nov-1995

APV is selling its refrigeration and freezer business to Portalegre for £19m.
22-Nov-1995

Globespan, the Edinburgh-based tour operator, is buying Excalibur Airways.
22-Nov-1995

TransTec is acquiring the injection moulding company, Otford Manufacturing, for £4.5m.
22-Nov-1995

United Biscuits has sold most of its Keebler salty snacks business in the US to a group of investors for $8m, and is closing a further two plants.
22-Nov-1995

Datrontech, the distributer of computer components, is acquiring Portable Add-ons for £4.2m.
21-Nov-1995

Brake Bros has bought the Puritan Maid food distribution business from Forte, for £7.5m.
21-Nov-1995

Cadbury Schweppes has sold its information technology outsourcing business, ITNet, to management for £32.5m.
17-Nov-1995

United Biscuits is selling the frozen food activities of Keebler to Windsor Food for $86m.
17-Nov-1995

Southnews has acquired the Croydon Advertiser Group from Portsmouth & Sunderland Newspapers for £13m.
17-Nov-1995

Lasmo continues to withdraw from mature fields with the sale of Lasmo Nova Scotia to PanCanadian Petroleum for £28m.
17-Nov-1995

Wimpey is acquiring Tarmac's housing division in exchange for its contracting and quarrying businesses.
16-Nov-1995

Unigate is to sell its 29% stake in the Nutricia baby food group via a global book-building exercise.
16-Nov-1995

Melrose Energy is buying Pentex Oil of Aberdeen for £31m.
16-Nov-1995

Pearson has acquired ACI, the US programme distributor, for £25.3m.
16-Nov-1995

Frank G Gates has sold two of its Ford dealerships to Hancock Southern.
16-Nov-1995

The Radio Partnership has bought the Bradford-based station The Pulse and Great Yorkshire Gold, for £4.6m.
16-Nov-1995

Cobham has bought Westwind Air Bearings, the Dorset maker of drills and machine tools, for £75m.
15-Nov-1995

DCC has acquired Days Medical Aids, the Bridgend-based maker of rehabilitation and mobility products, for £13m.
14-Nov-1995

Parity has acquired three companies for £3.5m - Software 92, Eurosoft Solutions SARL and Eurosoft Solutions GmbH.
14-Nov-1995

BBA Group has sold four subsidiaries for £19m - Highams, Southern Industrial Products, RM Engineered Products and Fairprene.
14-Nov-1995

British Polythene Industries has bought Paramount Packaging, Excelsior Packaging and Excelsior Polyfilms for £1.98m.
14-Nov-1995

Johnston Press has bought 11 Nottinghamshire weekly newspapers from W&J Linney for £20m.
14-Nov-1995

Allied Leisure has acquired Granada's 19 bowling centres for £19.8m.
13-Nov-1995

Sunset & Vine, the television production company, has announced a reverse takeover by the Molinare Group, and will be renamed The Television Corporation.
11-Nov-1995

Meyer International, the building materials concern, is selling its German operation and buying K&B Forest Products from Harrisons & Crosfield.
11-Nov-1995

Mike Mansfield Television is to undergo a reverse takeover of CSC, the investment trust.
10-Nov-1995

Tesco has bought 79% of Savia, the Polish food retailer with 36 stores, for £8m.
10-Nov-1995

Bodycote International has bought Mahler Dienstleistung, the German metallurgical processor, for £6.7m.
10-Nov-1995

General Nutrition Companies of the US has bought the Health & Diet group, operator of 22 UK stores.
08-Nov-1995

Sage Group has bought Sybel Informatique, the French financial software concern, for £16.2m.
08-Nov-1995

Inveresk is buying Weir Paper Holdings, which has a paper mill in Alloa, for £32.6m.
08-Nov-1995

United Biscuits has sold Keebler, the US biscuit maker, to Inflo Holdings for $500m.
07-Nov-1995

Hanson is buying the Powerhouse electrical retailing business from Southern Electric, Eastern Group and Midlands Electricity.
07-Nov-1995

Datrontech Group has bought C Connect, the Zurich computer products distributor, for $4.9m.
07-Nov-1995

Roxspur has sold Algo, the fluid handling equipment concern, to Hunt Valves & Fittings for £1m.
07-Nov-1995

Sun Alliance is to buy Tellit, the French direct motor insurer, from Suez.
06-Nov-1995

Abbey National has sold the commercial property agents, J Trevor & Webster, to a management buy-out.
06-Nov-1995

Adwest Group is buying Conversion Devices, the US power supply maker, for $10.4m.
06-Nov-1995

Harrods Holdings has bought Hunting Business Aviation, which runs executive jet centres at Heathrow, Luton and Stansted.
04-Nov-1995

Cavaghan & Gray has made a reverse takeover of Dalepak Foods.
04-Nov-1995

Media Ventures International has gained control of Talk Radio UK, having bought stakes from CanWest, Emmis and Hambros.
03-Nov-1995

Intercare has bought Optiway of Toronto, the distributor of mobility scooters, for £1.5m.
02-Nov-1995

Palm Technology of Cardiff has bought Radan Business Systems, the Sun and Oracle reseller.
02-Nov-1995

GKN has sold its axles operation to Dana Corp for £58m, and is buying stakes in three South American automotive groups from Dana.
02-Nov-1995

Pilkington has acquired 100% of SIV, the Italian auto glass maker, plus glass merchanting and processing concerns in Scandinavia and Switzerland.
01-Nov-1995

Norcros has sold Crittall, the windows business, to a new holding company for a nominal amount.
01-Nov-1995

Mowlem has sold London City Airport to the Irish financier Dermot Desmond for £23.5m.
31-Oct-1995

Wyko Group has bought Aberdeen Bearing Group for £2.5m in an expansion of its power transmission business.
30-Oct-1995

SmithKline Beecham is moving into healthcare management in South Africa, with the acquisition of Total Support Management.
27-Oct-1995

Cookson has sold its Synthetic Products plastic additives business in the US to Ferro for £58m.
26-Oct-1995

Kleinwort Benson is selling Fenchurch Capital Management, the hedge fund management concern in Chicago, to its management.
26-Oct-1995

GWR, the Bristol-based radio concern, is selling Galaxy Radio to Chrysalis Group for £4.1m.
26-Oct-1995

Northern Foods is to close its Hull and Middlesbrough dairies, sell its Colwyn Bay dairy to Longslow Dairy, and transfer its North East operation to ACC in return for ACC's East Midlands business.
26-Oct-1995

Marley is buying Pacific Dunlop's Australian and New Zealand plastics business for £21.6m.
26-Oct-1995

Dalgety is selling its Golden Wonder snacks operation to management, with venture capital support, for £54.6m.
25-Oct-1995

Vermeulen Hollandia has acquired BSG International's UK sunroof business for £2.6m.
25-Oct-1995

T&N has sold its Hydra-Tight bolting business to a new company made up of management and 3i, for £12m.
24-Oct-1995

Courtaulds is selling its Taubmans architectural coatings New Zealand operation, to Wattyl of Australia.
24-Oct-1995

Halifax Estate Agency has bought Cornerstone Holdings and Cornerstone Estate Agency, which has 70 branches mainly in the south and south west.
21-Oct-1995

Laporte is buying the Clover Bar plant in Canada, which makes advanced drug substances, and it is planning to invest £14m in its expansion.
21-Oct-1995

Independent Parts Group is buying Autostart Group and Quest Components, rebuilders of car engine components.
21-Oct-1995

National Westminster Bank has sold the K3 subsidiary of Management Computing Services to IBM UK for £7m.
21-Oct-1995

Rubicon is buying Calder Group, maker of magnets, castings, aluminium alloys and lead products, for £94m.
20-Oct-1995

Ricardo Group is buying a majority share of InterMotive Technologies of Detroit, in order to eliminate its shortage of engineering testing capacity.
20-Oct-1995

Birmingham Midshires is acquiring the UK residential mortgage business of Bayerische Hypotheken-und-Wechsel-Bank, making it the tenth largest building society.
19-Oct-1995

News International has acquired NTL's compression technology business, which will be called Digi-Media Vision.
19-Oct-1995

Fisons has completed the sale of Fisons Scientific Equipment of the UK and Curtin Matheson Scientific of the US to Fisher Scientific International.
19-Oct-1995

Forth Ports is acquiring the port of Dundee for £10m, and plans to expand agricultural cargo through the port.
19-Oct-1995

Macro 4 has bought Primary Systems for £2.6m.
19-Oct-1995

Scottish Radio Holdings has bought Morton Newspapers of N Ireland for £11.2m.
19-Oct-1995

Arco has given up on its bid for Aran Energy, as Statoil has come in with a £203m bid for Aran.
18-Oct-1995

Arjo Wiggins Appleton has sold Copyrama, the carbonless reels concern, to Zanders Feinpapiere of Germany.
18-Oct-1995

Torday & Carlisle is selling its commercial signs business to Sign Investments, in order to focus on Diesel Marine International.
18-Oct-1995

KPN of Holland is moving into the UK cable TV market with the acquisition of Flextech's franchises in Oxford, Stafford, Salisbury, Andover and Jersey.
18-Oct-1995

CRH has bought a strategic stake in Cementownia Ozarow, the Polish cement maker.
18-Oct-1995

NatWest Markets is buying Gleacher & Co, the New York mergers and acquisitions boutique, for £85.4m.
18-Oct-1995

NatWest Ventures is buying Capital Prive, its French partner, to form NatWest Ventures France.
17-Oct-1995

Crown Products is expanding its wholesaling business with three acquisitions - Studio Editions, a book publisher, Alan Hutchison, a stationery maker, and Cottsmore, a toiletries maker.
17-Oct-1995

Serco is buying Testech, the Dorset software concern.
17-Oct-1995

Lep Group has sold its freight forwarding subsidiary to NFC, and its US security business to Ameritech Monitoring Services.
13-Oct-1995

Lloyds Bank and TSB have agreed terms for a £13.6bn merger, which should enable them to save 10% of combined costs.
12-Oct-1995

Rhone-Poulenc Rorer has finally won its battle to acquire Fisons.
12-Oct-1995

Servelec, the control and automation systems concern, has undergone a £5.6m management buy-out from De La Rue.
12-Oct-1995

JN Nichols is buying Stockpack, the contract packager, from Bodycote for £4.7m.
10-Oct-1995

Dalepak Foods may undergo a reverse takeover, possibly by Cavaghan and Gray.
10-Oct-1995

Charles Baynes is buying Bestobell valves from Meggitt for £10m.
09-Oct-1995

UPF is to acquire Bellino Metallverarbeitung, German maker of pressings for the auto industry, for £8.4m.
09-Oct-1995

Next is selling TCS Management Group, its US subsidiary, to Aspect Telecommunications for £24m.
06-Oct-1995

Netto of Denmark has bought Erteco's UK operation, which runs the Ed discount stores.
05-Oct-1995

Polypipe has acquired Sud Ouest Plastiques, French maker of plastic conduits, for £2.1m.
05-Oct-1995

Premier Land has acquired De Veer, the owner of Aviemore and hotels, for £7.45m.
04-Oct-1995

Albion Auto Industries has bought Volvo's truck and bus components operation in Leyland.
04-Oct-1995

Independent Newspapers has acquired London Recorder Newspapers for £1.1m.
04-Oct-1995

Workplace Technologies, the ICL business, has been bought out by management, but will carry on providing ICL with network integration services.
04-Oct-1995

Capital Shopping Centres has bought the MetroCentre in Gateshead for £324m.
03-Oct-1995

First Choice has made three acquisitions - Skibound for £26m, JWT Holdings for I£5.3m and Fiesta West of Canada for £8.4m.
03-Oct-1995

London Clubs International has bought the London Park Tower Casino for £16m.
03-Oct-1995

Morse Group, the computer systems integration concern, has been sold to its management for £46m.
03-Oct-1995

Millgate is to buy Stordata Solutions for £5.7m, after Stordata has bought Primary Distribution and Patriot Computers.
03-Oct-1995

Robert Wiseman Dairies has bought Mains Farms for £5m, boosting its number one position in the Scottish milk market.
03-Oct-1995

TT Group has bought Linton & Hirst, the laminations maker, for £16.8m.
03-Oct-1995

Servomex has bought Biccotest, the cable fault analysing company, for £1.5m from BICC.
03-Oct-1995

Carr's Milling Industries has bought Scotphos, the fertiliser company, for £1.2m.
03-Oct-1995

Redland has sold 2 businesses - the calcium carbonates activities of Genstar Stone Products in the US, and its china clay operations near St Austell.
03-Oct-1995

Southern Electric is in talks with a potential bidder.
30-Sep-1995

Gartmore is up for sale, as Banque Indosuez wants to sell its 75% stake.
30-Sep-1995

General Accident has bought Provident Mutual for £170m.
29-Sep-1995

Flextech is in discussions over the sale of its cable TV business.
29-Sep-1995

Caradon is selling four Portuguese aluminium building product companies to Norsk Hydro for £25m.
29-Sep-1995

Tarmac has received a number of approaches from parties interested in buying its housing division.
28-Sep-1995

BP Chemicals has bought Otto Aldag, the German trader of speciality chemicals.
28-Sep-1995

OBS Services, sandwich supplier to British Rail, is being bought out by its management for £13m.
26-Sep-1995

Advent International has acquired BIP Plastics from T&N for £52m.
26-Sep-1995

Eidos is acquiring three games software companies - Domark, The Big Red Software Company, and Simis.
25-Sep-1995

De La Rue has sold JR Crompton, the tea bag paper concern, to its management for over £100m.
22-Sep-1995

Rover still wants to regain control of Unipart, in which it has a 20% stake.
22-Sep-1995

Glaxo is looking for a buyer for Hazeline, its East Asian cosmetics operation.
21-Sep-1995

Matthew Clark has made a £271m agreed bid for Taunton Cider, which would give it 44% of the cider market.
21-Sep-1995

Bank of Scotland has bought the Bank of Western Australia for £437m.
21-Sep-1995

Laporte has sold Vinings Industries of Atlanta to Chase Manhattan Capital Group for $33m.
21-Sep-1995

Clinton Cards has bought 112 shops from Carlton Cards for £3.2m, giving it a presence in 57 new towns.
20-Sep-1995

London United Busways has bought Westlink, the London bus operator with £5m turnover and 220 staff.
19-Sep-1995

Whitbread has acquired CB Costa Bros Coffee, and plans to open 30 new coffee shops over the next few years.
19-Sep-1995

Home Counties Newspapers is to buy Herald Newspapers for £7m.
19-Sep-1995

Carlton Communications has sold Abekas Video Systems for $52m to Scitex Corp of Israel.
19-Sep-1995

Smiths Industries has bought Level 1 Technologies, the US maker of blood-warming equipment, for $60m.
19-Sep-1995

Powerscreen International has bought Pegson Group, the crushing equipment maker, for £14m.
18-Sep-1995

IMI is buying Heimeier, the German thermostatic radiator valve maker, for £130m, as there is growing legislation for the inclusion of temperature controls on heating systems.
17-Sep-1995

Cargill is buying BEOCO, the Liverpool edible oil plant, thus doubling its UK capacity.
15-Sep-1995

Hillsdown is actively looking for acquisitions and is improving its production facilities at Pinneys in Scotland.
15-Sep-1995

Alumasc is to acquire Benjamin Priest, the West Midlands engineer, for £35m.
15-Sep-1995

Britannia Group has bought WF Knight, the Yeovil-based mechanical and electrical contractor, for £1.15m.
15-Sep-1995

General Accident may acquire Provident Mutual, in a deal worth over £100m.
14-Sep-1995

Prudential is looking to buy other life companies, as it refocuses its activities.
14-Sep-1995

Heywood Williams has acquired Maccess Group, the motor accessories company, for £23m.
13-Sep-1995

JIB, the insurance broker, is selling off much of its US retail business and merging its retail and wholesale operations in the UK to cut costs.
12-Sep-1995

Croda International is selling its UK cosmetics and toiletries activities to Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad.
12-Sep-1995

Clondalkin has bought Boxes Holdings for £15.7m.
11-Sep-1995

Flextech is considering the sale of its cable franchises for £60m, with possible buyers being KPN and Telewest.
11-Sep-1995

Rutland Trust is considering the purchase of Thamesport, the container port on the Isle of Grain, for £50m.
08-Sep-1995

Stanley Leisure Organisation is in the process of buying 26 betting shops from Hestview for £4m.
08-Sep-1995

Sun Alliance is looking for acquisitions in insurance, life, pensions and fund management.
08-Sep-1995

RMC is to buy out the outstanding stake in its German concrete-producing subsidiary.
08-Sep-1995

Datrontech is buying Peripherique of Hampshire for £2.4m.
08-Sep-1995

Diamond Cable Communications is buying the East Midlands Cable Group for over £45m.
07-Sep-1995

Minet has acquired Special Risk Services, the insurance broker.
07-Sep-1995

Thomson Corp is said to have had 4 possible offers for its newspaper businesses in Scotland.
06-Sep-1995

NSM is buying Ryan Group's assets in south Wales for £8.5m, including mines and processing facilities.
05-Sep-1995

Unilever is buying SC Johnson Wax's fabric conditioner businesses in Venezuela, Colombia and Argentina.
02-Sep-1995

Unilever is buying the Goodmark frozen food brand in Argentina from Frigorifico Rioplatense SAICIF.
02-Sep-1995

Laporte has sold 3 plastics companies to NatWest Ventures for £27m.
02-Sep-1995

ICI has bought Pacific Products, the paint maker from the Philippines for $4m.
02-Sep-1995

Flextech is acquiring a 20% share of Scottish Television for £28m.
01-Sep-1995

Costain Group is selling Costain Building Products, the precast concrete products operation, to Tarmac for £3.6m.
30-Dec-1995

Rossmount is undergoing a reverse takeover of Dunham-Bush, the heating, ventilation and air conditioning concern, in a £7.8m deal.
30-Dec-1995

Anglo Irish Bank Corp is planning to buy Ansbacher Bankers, the private Irish bank, probably for about I£10m.
29-Dec-1995

Lloyds Abbey Life is selling its German insurance subsidiary Transatlantische Lebensversicherungs for £50m following a three-year search for a buyer.
29-Dec-1995

Forte is to sell its Little Chef and Happy Eater restaurants, Welcome Break service areas and Travelodge hotels to Whitbread for £1.05bn, on condition that the takeover bid by Granada fails.
28-Dec-1995

A consortium led by Paul Reichmann has completed the £800m purchase of London's Canary Wharf development.
28-Dec-1995

Capital Citybus, the operator of buses in Tottenham and Dagenham, has been sold to management for £10.5m.
28-Dec-1995

The Windward Islands and Fyffes have jointly acquired the Geest banana business for £147m.
23-Dec-1995

Lep International, the freight forwarding concern, has been acquired by management for a nominal price, following a breakdown in discussions with NFC.
23-Dec-1995

Hepworth has bought a 33.3% stake in Hermann, the Italian boiler manufacturer, for £4.9m.
23-Dec-1995

Lloyd's of London has sold its publishing activities to management for £82.5m.
23-Dec-1995

Euromoney Publications has sold its seminar and conference activities in Australia to management for £7m.
23-Dec-1995

Caterpillar is buying the Brown Group construction machinery business, which has plants in Peterlee and Stockton.
22-Dec-1995

SmithKline Beecham has acquired Abtei Pharma Vertreibs, the German consumer medicines concern, for £91m.
22-Dec-1995

Independent Insurance is buying La Palatine, the lossmaking French insurer.
22-Dec-1995

Courtaulds is raising £49m from the sale of its Amtico vinyl flooring operation to management, to allow it to focus on coatings and fibres.
22-Dec-1995

David J Smith is buying DW Packing, the Belgian maker of reusable plastic packaging for crates, and is also getting a controlling stake in Toscana Ondulati.
22-Dec-1995

Redland is acquiring a 29.9% stake in Ennemix, the east Midlands aggregates concern, and may make a full offer.
22-Dec-1995

Meggitt has disposed of six non-core activities to management for £22.8m as it continues to focus on aerospace and electronics engineering.
22-Dec-1995

Forte is selling its Travelodge chain in the US for $175m to a consortium led by Hospitality Franchise Systems.
21-Dec-1995

The Daily Mail & General Trust has acquired British Pathe, the parent company of Pathe News, for about £6m.
21-Dec-1995

Argus Press has sold its US publishing and trade show activities to K-III Communications Corp for about $75m.
21-Dec-1995

Tuffnells Parcels Express has been sold to management for £31m and will be renamed The Big Green Parcel Machine.
21-Dec-1995

Boustead is selling ACTS, the maker of air induction systems for the motor industry, to Tsuchiya Manufacturing for £7.5m.
21-Dec-1995

National Westminster Bank is selling its US retail banking unit, NatWest Bancorp, to Fleet Financial in a $3.6bn deal which will see NatWest buy back some assets.
20-Dec-1995

CINVen has bought Dunlop Slazenger, the sports equipment concern, from BTR for £300m.
20-Dec-1995

Persona Group is buying Financiere Top Log, the network and communication products distributor, for £19.9m.
20-Dec-1995

Trinity Holdings is buying ML Holdings' aircraft and handling division for £14.3m.
20-Dec-1995

Stagecoach has acquired the 7 year franchise to run South West Trains, while The Great Western and London, Tilbury and Southend have been sold to management-employee teams.
20-Dec-1995

Glaxo Wellcome is selling its stake in Warner Wellcome to Warner Lambert for $1.05bn.
20-Dec-1995

Friends Provident has acquired Cinman, the British Coal pension fund management concern.
20-Dec-1995

Bryan Brothers, the motor dealer from Bristol has sold off its contract hire activities which have a 9,500-vehicle fleet to management.
20-Dec-1995

Mission Energy of the US is acquiring the First Hydro pumped storage business of the National Grid.
19-Dec-1995

Cadbury Schweppes is to acquire Neilson Cadbury of Canada for £108m.
19-Dec-1995

The Royal Bank of Scotland is merging its Citizens Financial Group, Rhode Island, with the Bank of Ireland's First New Hampshire Bank, creating a 210-branch network.
19-Dec-1995

Seafood Company has acquired Anchor Seafoods and the Cromer Crab Company from Perkins Foods for £10.9m.
19-Dec-1995

Goal Petroleum has agreed to a takeover bid from Talisman, formerly BP Canada, worth £131m.
16-Dec-1995

Perkins Foods is selling Champifri Holland, the frozen mushroom producer, and its 49% stake in Prochamp, the canned mushroom concern, for a total £4m.
16-Dec-1995

Cater Allen has bought City Deal, the share dealing operation, for £7.25m from Sherwood Computer Services.
14-Dec-1995

Hillsdown is buying Hobson, the ex-CWS own-label food and drink maker, for £121m.
14-Dec-1995

Syntegra, the British Telecom systems integration unit, has bought Europe Informatique of Paris, and now plans to expand globally.
14-Dec-1995

Bemrose is to acquire Nelson Marketing of the US for $15.4m.
13-Dec-1995

Compass has sold its healthcare operation, which runs 15 hospitals, to management for £179m.
13-Dec-1995

Barr & Wallace Arnold Trust has bought Brown & White's Peugeot dealerships in Huddersfield and Manchester for £2m.
13-Dec-1995

Secure Trust is acquiring MPW Pensions and Investment Management for an initial £1.2m.
13-Dec-1995

Wisconsin Central Transportation has acquired Rail Express Systems, and is bidding for all three of BR's Trainload Freight operations.
11-Dec-1995

Tenneco of the US has bought Delyn Group's packaging operation for £10.5m.
08-Dec-1995

Robert H Lowe is buying Majoca, the corrugated packaging concern.
08-Dec-1995

Stagecoach Holdings is buying Cambus, the bus operator in Cambridge, Milton Keynes and Peterborough, for £12.6m.
08-Dec-1995

Adwest has sold its 50% stake in Bryad, the housebuilder, to Bryant Group, for £2.9m.
08-Dec-1995

Bell Amusements, the Morland subsidiary, has bought Midland Weighers, the Midlands-based amusement machine operator.
08-Dec-1995

Tarmac has bought out Trafalgar House's interest in Richard Lees, their concrete flooring joint venture for £5.9m.
08-Dec-1995

Westbury is to buy Clarke Homes from BICC for £60.7m.
08-Dec-1995

MTM has bought Puretop, the coatings maker, for £4.3m, and Intro Marketing, the chemical product maker, for £775k.
08-Dec-1995

Allied Irish Banks is buying John Govett for £101m from Govett & Co, and Govett & Co will be renamed London Pacific Group.
08-Dec-1995

BTP is to acquire a soap ingredients maker from Monsanto of the US for $5.5m.
07-Dec-1995

Matthew Clark has bought Griersons, the distributor of wine and spirits, for £22.7m from Forte.
07-Dec-1995

GKN has sold its US distributor of car parts, Parts Inc of Memphis, to APS Holding for $80m.
07-Dec-1995

Racal Electronics has confirmed that it has bought British Rail Telecommunications for £132.8m.
06-Dec-1995

Acal has acquired Headway Technology, the document imaging and management software and hardware distributor, for £5m.
05-Dec-1995

Allen has bought two Scottish plant hire companies: Capital Plant Hire and Broty Tool Hire, for £429k.
05-Dec-1995

Daily Mail & General Trust has bought Argus Business Media, the magazines and exhibitions concern, for £35m.
05-Dec-1995

Westminster Healthcare has acquired the Highbank Hospital Group, which runs two brain injury centres in Bury, for £6.46m.
02-Dec-1995

IBC Group is buying JRL Newsletters for £3.1m.
02-Dec-1995

Kwik-Fit is buying Tyre Sales (Birmingham), the operator of 43 repair centres, for £12m.
02-Dec-1995

Harrisons & Crosfield has bought Petfood Service, the Dutch dry petfood concern, for £6.2m.
02-Dec-1995

Blue Boar Motorways, the service area operator, has undergone a £25m management and employee buy-out.
02-Dec-1995

Fenchurch has acquired Houlder Insurance Brokers for £3.7m, thus doubling the size of its UK regional network.
01-Dec-1995

Adscene Group is buying the following regional newspaper groups - Tamworth Herald Group, the remaining 51% of the Lichfield Mercury Group and Emap's interests in Kent.
01-Dec-1995

Low & Bonar has acquired Ex-Press Plastics, the Norwich maker of glass fibre reinforced plastics, for £4.3m.
30-Nov-1995

Godfrey Davis Motor Group has bought Stanro, the Leicester dealer, and Clark Lawrance, the Luton and Dunstable dealer.
30-Nov-1995

Graystone is buying Lighten Point Corporation Europe, the auto electrical components concern, for an initial £2m.
30-Nov-1995

Sema has bought a 40% stake in TS FM Holding, the French computer outsourcing company.
30-Nov-1995

Crabtree Group is buying Oven Systems, the US maker of ovens, washers and driers, for $33.4m.
29-Nov-1995

BTR has sold its Tilcon Holdings UK aggregates business to Minorco for £330m.
28-Nov-1995

Sears is selling Olympus, the sports retailers, to Mayfind for £20m.
28-Nov-1995

Flying Colours Leisure Group has acquired Club 18-30 and Sunset Holidays and plans to set up its own airline.
28-Nov-1995

Inside Communications is buying Masterpoint, the publisher and exhibitions organiser, for £3.2m.
28-Nov-1995

Tinsley Robor has acquired Aran Labels, the flexographic printer for the food industry, for £1.3m.
28-Nov-1995

More O'Ferrell is to buy Allied Outdoor Advertising for £2m.
28-Nov-1995

Amberley Group is acquiring Bousfield Printing Products of Bristol for £9.5m in shares.
25-Nov-1995

Abacus, the distributor of electronic components, is merging with its competitor Polar.
24-Nov-1995

British Coal has sold its British Fuels distribution business to management for £60m.
23-Nov-1995

Reed Elsevier has sold five subsidiaries, raising £740m, including its UK regional newspaper business to a management buy-out.
23-Nov-1995

Medeva has bought Tillotts Pharma, the Swiss pharmaceuticals group, for £10m.
23-Nov-1995

James Crean has acquired Motts-Blue Coach Foods, the US poultry processing concern, from ConAgra, for $12.5m.
23-Nov-1995

Quadramatic is acquiring Hampton, the glass reinforced plastic products concern.
23-Nov-1995

Westminster Healthcare is acquiring Peverel, the retirement home management company, in a joint venture with Holiday Retirement Corp of the US.
23-Nov-1995

APV is selling its refrigeration and freezer business to Portalegre for £19m.
22-Nov-1995

Globespan, the Edinburgh-based tour operator, is buying Excalibur Airways.
22-Nov-1995

TransTec is acquiring the injection moulding company, Otford Manufacturing, for £4.5m.
22-Nov-1995

United Biscuits has sold most of its Keebler salty snacks business in the US to a group of investors for $8m, and is closing a further two plants.
22-Nov-1995

Datrontech, the distributer of computer components, is acquiring Portable Add-ons for £4.2m.
21-Nov-1995

Brake Bros has bought the Puritan Maid food distribution business from Forte, for £7.5m.
21-Nov-1995

Cadbury Schweppes has sold its information technology outsourcing business, ITNet, to management for £32.5m.
17-Nov-1995

United Biscuits is selling the frozen food activities of Keebler to Windsor Food for $86m.
17-Nov-1995

Southnews has acquired the Croydon Advertiser Group from Portsmouth & Sunderland Newspapers for £13m.
17-Nov-1995

Lasmo continues to withdraw from mature fields with the sale of Lasmo Nova Scotia to PanCanadian Petroleum for £28m.
17-Nov-1995

Wimpey is acquiring Tarmac's housing division in exchange for its contracting and quarrying businesses.
16-Nov-1995

Unigate is to sell its 29% stake in the Nutricia baby food group via a global book-building exercise.
16-Nov-1995

Melrose Energy is buying Pentex Oil of Aberdeen for £31m.
16-Nov-1995

Pearson has acquired ACI, the US programme distributor, for £25.3m.
16-Nov-1995

Frank G Gates has sold two of its Ford dealerships to Hancock Southern.
16-Nov-1995

The Radio Partnership has bought the Bradford-based station The Pulse and Great Yorkshire Gold, for £4.6m.
16-Nov-1995

Cobham has bought Westwind Air Bearings, the Dorset maker of drills and machine tools, for £75m.
15-Nov-1995

DCC has acquired Days Medical Aids, the Bridgend-based maker of rehabilitation and mobility products, for £13m.
14-Nov-1995

Parity has acquired three companies for £3.5m - Software 92, Eurosoft Solutions SARL and Eurosoft Solutions GmbH.
14-Nov-1995

BBA Group has sold four subsidiaries for £19m - Highams, Southern Industrial Products, RM Engineered Products and Fairprene.
14-Nov-1995

British Polythene Industries has bought Paramount Packaging, Excelsior Packaging and Excelsior Polyfilms for £1.98m.
14-Nov-1995

Johnston Press has bought 11 Nottinghamshire weekly newspapers from W&J Linney for £20m.
14-Nov-1995

Allied Leisure has acquired Granada's 19 bowling centres for £19.8m.
13-Nov-1995

Sunset & Vine, the television production company, has announced a reverse takeover by the Molinare Group, and will be renamed The Television Corporation.
11-Nov-1995

Meyer International, the building materials concern, is selling its German operation and buying K&B Forest Products from Harrisons & Crosfield.
11-Nov-1995

Mike Mansfield Television is to undergo a reverse takeover of CSC, the investment trust.
10-Nov-1995

Tesco has bought 79% of Savia, the Polish food retailer with 36 stores, for £8m.
10-Nov-1995

Bodycote International has bought Mahler Dienstleistung, the German metallurgical processor, for £6.7m.
10-Nov-1995

General Nutrition Companies of the US has bought the Health & Diet group, operator of 22 UK stores.
08-Nov-1995

Sage Group has bought Sybel Informatique, the French financial software concern, for £16.2m.
08-Nov-1995

Inveresk is buying Weir Paper Holdings, which has a paper mill in Alloa, for £32.6m.
08-Nov-1995

United Biscuits has sold Keebler, the US biscuit maker, to Inflo Holdings for $500m.
07-Nov-1995

Hanson is buying the Powerhouse electrical retailing business from Southern Electric, Eastern Group and Midlands Electricity.
07-Nov-1995

Datrontech Group has bought C Connect, the Zurich computer products distributor, for $4.9m.
07-Nov-1995

Roxspur has sold Algo, the fluid handling equipment concern, to Hunt Valves & Fittings for £1m.
07-Nov-1995

Sun Alliance is to buy Tellit, the French direct motor insurer, from Suez.
06-Nov-1995

Abbey National has sold the commercial property agents, J Trevor & Webster, to a management buy-out.
06-Nov-1995

Adwest Group is buying Conversion Devices, the US power supply maker, for $10.4m.
06-Nov-1995

Harrods Holdings has bought Hunting Business Aviation, which runs executive jet centres at Heathrow, Luton and Stansted.
04-Nov-1995

Cavaghan & Gray has made a reverse takeover of Dalepak Foods.
04-Nov-1995

Media Ventures International has gained control of Talk Radio UK, having bought stakes from CanWest, Emmis and Hambros.
03-Nov-1995

Intercare has bought Optiway of Toronto, the distributor of mobility scooters, for £1.5m.
02-Nov-1995

Palm Technology of Cardiff has bought Radan Business Systems, the Sun and Oracle reseller.
02-Nov-1995

GKN has sold its axles operation to Dana Corp for £58m, and is buying stakes in three South American automotive groups from Dana.
02-Nov-1995

Pilkington has acquired 100% of SIV, the Italian auto glass maker, plus glass merchanting and processing concerns in Scandinavia and Switzerland.
01-Nov-1995

Norcros has sold Crittall, the windows business, to a new holding company for a nominal amount.
01-Nov-1995

Mowlem has sold London City Airport to the Irish financier Dermot Desmond for £23.5m.
31-Oct-1995

Wyko Group has bought Aberdeen Bearing Group for £2.5m in an expansion of its power transmission business.
30-Oct-1995

SmithKline Beecham is moving into healthcare management in South Africa, with the acquisition of Total Support Management.
27-Oct-1995

Cookson has sold its Synthetic Products plastic additives business in the US to Ferro for £58m.
26-Oct-1995

Kleinwort Benson is selling Fenchurch Capital Management, the hedge fund management concern in Chicago, to its management.
26-Oct-1995

GWR, the Bristol-based radio concern, is selling Galaxy Radio to Chrysalis Group for £4.1m.
26-Oct-1995

Northern Foods is to close its Hull and Middlesbrough dairies, sell its Colwyn Bay dairy to Longslow Dairy, and transfer its North East operation to ACC in return for ACC's East Midlands business.
26-Oct-1995

Marley is buying Pacific Dunlop's Australian and New Zealand plastics business for £21.6m.
26-Oct-1995

Dalgety is selling its Golden Wonder snacks operation to management, with venture capital support, for £54.6m.
25-Oct-1995

Vermeulen Hollandia has acquired BSG International's UK sunroof business for £2.6m.
25-Oct-1995

T&N has sold its Hydra-Tight bolting business to a new company made up of management and 3i, for £12m.
24-Oct-1995

Courtaulds is selling its Taubmans architectural coatings New Zealand operation, to Wattyl of Australia.
24-Oct-1995

Halifax Estate Agency has bought Cornerstone Holdings and Cornerstone Estate Agency, which has 70 branches mainly in the south and south west.
21-Oct-1995

Laporte is buying the Clover Bar plant in Canada, which makes advanced drug substances, and it is planning to invest £14m in its expansion.
21-Oct-1995

Independent Parts Group is buying Autostart Group and Quest Components, rebuilders of car engine components.
21-Oct-1995

National Westminster Bank has sold the K3 subsidiary of Management Computing Services to IBM UK for £7m.
21-Oct-1995

Rubicon is buying Calder Group, maker of magnets, castings, aluminium alloys and lead products, for £94m.
20-Oct-1995

Ricardo Group is buying a majority share of InterMotive Technologies of Detroit, in order to eliminate its shortage of engineering testing capacity.
20-Oct-1995

Birmingham Midshires is acquiring the UK residential mortgage business of Bayerische Hypotheken-und-Wechsel-Bank, making it the tenth largest building society.
19-Oct-1995

News International has acquired NTL's compression technology business, which will be called Digi-Media Vision.
19-Oct-1995

Fisons has completed the sale of Fisons Scientific Equipment of the UK and Curtin Matheson Scientific of the US to Fisher Scientific International.
19-Oct-1995

Forth Ports is acquiring the port of Dundee for £10m, and plans to expand agricultural cargo through the port.
19-Oct-1995

Macro 4 has bought Primary Systems for £2.6m.
19-Oct-1995

Scottish Radio Holdings has bought Morton Newspapers of N Ireland for £11.2m.
19-Oct-1995

Arco has given up on its bid for Aran Energy, as Statoil has come in with a £203m bid for Aran.
18-Oct-1995

Arjo Wiggins Appleton has sold Copyrama, the carbonless reels concern, to Zanders Feinpapiere of Germany.
18-Oct-1995

Torday & Carlisle is selling its commercial signs business to Sign Investments, in order to focus on Diesel Marine International.
18-Oct-1995

KPN of Holland is moving into the UK cable TV market with the acquisition of Flextech's franchises in Oxford, Stafford, Salisbury, Andover and Jersey.
18-Oct-1995

CRH has bought a strategic stake in Cementownia Ozarow, the Polish cement maker.
18-Oct-1995

NatWest Markets is buying Gleacher & Co, the New York mergers and acquisitions boutique, for £85.4m.
18-Oct-1995

NatWest Ventures is buying Capital Prive, its French partner, to form NatWest Ventures France.
17-Oct-1995

Crown Products is expanding its wholesaling business with three acquisitions - Studio Editions, a book publisher, Alan Hutchison, a stationery maker, and Cottsmore, a toiletries maker.
17-Oct-1995

Serco is buying Testech, the Dorset software concern.
17-Oct-1995

Lep Group has sold its freight forwarding subsidiary to NFC, and its US security business to Ameritech Monitoring Services.
13-Oct-1995

Lloyds Bank and TSB have agreed terms for a £13.6bn merger, which should enable them to save 10% of combined costs.
12-Oct-1995

Rhone-Poulenc Rorer has finally won its battle to acquire Fisons.
12-Oct-1995

Servelec, the control and automation systems concern, has undergone a £5.6m management buy-out from De La Rue.
12-Oct-1995

JN Nichols is buying Stockpack, the contract packager, from Bodycote for £4.7m.
10-Oct-1995

Dalepak Foods may undergo a reverse takeover, possibly by Cavaghan and Gray.
10-Oct-1995

Charles Baynes is buying Bestobell valves from Meggitt for £10m.
09-Oct-1995

UPF is to acquire Bellino Metallverarbeitung, German maker of pressings for the auto industry, for £8.4m.
09-Oct-1995

Next is selling TCS Management Group, its US subsidiary, to Aspect Telecommunications for £24m.
06-Oct-1995

Netto of Denmark has bought Erteco's UK operation, which runs the Ed discount stores.
05-Oct-1995

Polypipe has acquired Sud Ouest Plastiques, French maker of plastic conduits, for £2.1m.
05-Oct-1995

Premier Land has acquired De Veer, the owner of Aviemore and hotels, for £7.45m.
04-Oct-1995

Albion Auto Industries has bought Volvo's truck and bus components operation in Leyland.
04-Oct-1995

Independent Newspapers has acquired London Recorder Newspapers for £1.1m.
04-Oct-1995

Workplace Technologies, the ICL business, has been bought out by management, but will carry on providing ICL with network integration services.
04-Oct-1995

Capital Shopping Centres has bought the MetroCentre in Gateshead for £324m.
03-Oct-1995

First Choice has made three acquisitions - Skibound for £26m, JWT Holdings for I£5.3m and Fiesta West of Canada for £8.4m.
03-Oct-1995

London Clubs International has bought the London Park Tower Casino for £16m.
03-Oct-1995

Morse Group, the computer systems integration concern, has been sold to its management for £46m.
03-Oct-1995

Millgate is to buy Stordata Solutions for £5.7m, after Stordata has bought Primary Distribution and Patriot Computers.
03-Oct-1995

Robert Wiseman Dairies has bought Mains Farms for £5m, boosting its number one position in the Scottish milk market.
03-Oct-1995

TT Group has bought Linton & Hirst, the laminations maker, for £16.8m.
03-Oct-1995

Servomex has bought Biccotest, the cable fault analysing company, for £1.5m from BICC.
03-Oct-1995

Carr's Milling Industries has bought Scotphos, the fertiliser company, for £1.2m.
03-Oct-1995

Redland has sold 2 businesses - the calcium carbonates activities of Genstar Stone Products in the US, and its china clay operations near St Austell.
03-Oct-1995

Southern Electric is in talks with a potential bidder.
30-Sep-1995

Gartmore is up for sale, as Banque Indosuez wants to sell its 75% stake.
30-Sep-1995

General Accident has bought Provident Mutual for £170m.
29-Sep-1995

Flextech is in discussions over the sale of its cable TV business.
29-Sep-1995

Caradon is selling four Portuguese aluminium building product companies to Norsk Hydro for £25m.
29-Sep-1995

Tarmac has received a number of approaches from parties interested in buying its housing division.
28-Sep-1995

BP Chemicals has bought Otto Aldag, the German trader of speciality chemicals.
28-Sep-1995

OBS Services, sandwich supplier to British Rail, is being bought out by its management for £13m.
26-Sep-1995

Advent International has acquired BIP Plastics from T&N for £52m.
26-Sep-1995

Eidos is acquiring three games software companies - Domark, The Big Red Software Company, and Simis.
25-Sep-1995

De La Rue has sold JR Crompton, the tea bag paper concern, to its management for over £100m.
22-Sep-1995

Rover still wants to regain control of Unipart, in which it has a 20% stake.
22-Sep-1995

Glaxo is looking for a buyer for Hazeline, its East Asian cosmetics operation.
21-Sep-1995

Matthew Clark has made a £271m agreed bid for Taunton Cider, which would give it 44% of the cider market.
21-Sep-1995

Bank of Scotland has bought the Bank of Western Australia for £437m.
21-Sep-1995

Laporte has sold Vinings Industries of Atlanta to Chase Manhattan Capital Group for $33m.
21-Sep-1995

Clinton Cards has bought 112 shops from Carlton Cards for £3.2m, giving it a presence in 57 new towns.
20-Sep-1995

London United Busways has bought Westlink, the London bus operator with £5m turnover and 220 staff.
19-Sep-1995

Whitbread has acquired CB Costa Bros Coffee, and plans to open 30 new coffee shops over the next few years.
19-Sep-1995

Home Counties Newspapers is to buy Herald Newspapers for £7m.
19-Sep-1995

Carlton Communications has sold Abekas Video Systems for $52m to Scitex Corp of Israel.
19-Sep-1995

Smiths Industries has bought Level 1 Technologies, the US maker of blood-warming equipment, for $60m.
19-Sep-1995

Powerscreen International has bought Pegson Group, the crushing equipment maker, for £14m.
18-Sep-1995

IMI is buying Heimeier, the German thermostatic radiator valve maker, for £130m, as there is growing legislation for the inclusion of temperature controls on heating systems.
17-Sep-1995

Cargill is buying BEOCO, the Liverpool edible oil plant, thus doubling its UK capacity.
15-Sep-1995

Hillsdown is actively looking for acquisitions and is improving its production facilities at Pinneys in Scotland.
15-Sep-1995

Alumasc is to acquire Benjamin Priest, the West Midlands engineer, for £35m.
15-Sep-1995

Britannia Group has bought WF Knight, the Yeovil-based mechanical and electrical contractor, for £1.15m.
15-Sep-1995

General Accident may acquire Provident Mutual, in a deal worth over £100m.
14-Sep-1995

Prudential is looking to buy other life companies, as it refocuses its activities.
14-Sep-1995

Heywood Williams has acquired Maccess Group, the motor accessories company, for £23m.
13-Sep-1995

JIB, the insurance broker, is selling off much of its US retail business and merging its retail and wholesale operations in the UK to cut costs.
12-Sep-1995

Croda International is selling its UK cosmetics and toiletries activities to Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad.
12-Sep-1995

Clondalkin has bought Boxes Holdings for £15.7m.
11-Sep-1995

Flextech is considering the sale of its cable franchises for £60m, with possible buyers being KPN and Telewest.
11-Sep-1995

Rutland Trust is considering the purchase of Thamesport, the container port on the Isle of Grain, for £50m.
08-Sep-1995

Stanley Leisure Organisation is in the process of buying 26 betting shops from Hestview for £4m.
08-Sep-1995

Sun Alliance is looking for acquisitions in insurance, life, pensions and fund management.
08-Sep-1995

RMC is to buy out the outstanding stake in its German concrete-producing subsidiary.
08-Sep-1995

Datrontech is buying Peripherique of Hampshire for £2.4m.
08-Sep-1995

Diamond Cable Communications is buying the East Midlands Cable Group for over £45m.
07-Sep-1995

Minet has acquired Special Risk Services, the insurance broker.
07-Sep-1995

Thomson Corp is said to have had 4 possible offers for its newspaper businesses in Scotland.
06-Sep-1995

NSM is buying Ryan Group's assets in south Wales for £8.5m, including mines and processing facilities.
05-Sep-1995

Unilever is buying SC Johnson Wax's fabric conditioner businesses in Venezuela, Colombia and Argentina.
02-Sep-1995

Unilever is buying the Goodmark frozen food brand in Argentina from Frigorifico Rioplatense SAICIF.
02-Sep-1995

Laporte has sold 3 plastics companies to NatWest Ventures for £27m.
02-Sep-1995

ICI has bought Pacific Products, the paint maker from the Philippines for $4m.
02-Sep-1995

Flextech is acquiring a 20% share of Scottish Television for £28m.
01-Sep-1995

Costain Group is selling Costain Building Products, the precast concrete products operation, to Tarmac for £3.6m.
30-Dec-1995

Rossmount is undergoing a reverse takeover of Dunham-Bush, the heating, ventilation and air conditioning concern, in a £7.8m deal.
30-Dec-1995

Anglo Irish Bank Corp is planning to buy Ansbacher Bankers, the private Irish bank, probably for about I£10m.
29-Dec-1995

Lloyds Abbey Life is selling its German insurance subsidiary Transatlantische Lebensversicherungs for £50m following a three-year search for a buyer.
29-Dec-1995

Forte is to sell its Little Chef and Happy Eater restaurants, Welcome Break service areas and Travelodge hotels to Whitbread for £1.05bn, on condition that the takeover bid by Granada fails.
28-Dec-1995

A consortium led by Paul Reichmann has completed the £800m purchase of London's Canary Wharf development.
28-Dec-1995

Capital Citybus, the operator of buses in Tottenham and Dagenham, has been sold to management for £10.5m.
28-Dec-1995

The Windward Islands and Fyffes have jointly acquired the Geest banana business for £147m.
23-Dec-1995

Lep International, the freight forwarding concern, has been acquired by management for a nominal price, following a breakdown in discussions with NFC.
23-Dec-1995

Hepworth has bought a 33.3% stake in Hermann, the Italian boiler manufacturer, for £4.9m.
23-Dec-1995

Lloyd's of London has sold its publishing activities to management for £82.5m.
23-Dec-1995

Euromoney Publications has sold its seminar and conference activities in Australia to management for £7m.
23-Dec-1995

Caterpillar is buying the Brown Group construction machinery business, which has plants in Peterlee and Stockton.
22-Dec-1995

SmithKline Beecham has acquired Abtei Pharma Vertreibs, the German consumer medicines concern, for £91m.
22-Dec-1995

Independent Insurance is buying La Palatine, the lossmaking French insurer.
22-Dec-1995

Courtaulds is raising £49m from the sale of its Amtico vinyl flooring operation to management, to allow it to focus on coatings and fibres.
22-Dec-1995

David J Smith is buying DW Packing, the Belgian maker of reusable plastic packaging for crates, and is also getting a controlling stake in Toscana Ondulati.
22-Dec-1995

Redland is acquiring a 29.9% stake in Ennemix, the east Midlands aggregates concern, and may make a full offer.
22-Dec-1995

Meggitt has disposed of six non-core activities to management for £22.8m as it continues to focus on aerospace and electronics engineering.
22-Dec-1995

Forte is selling its Travelodge chain in the US for $175m to a consortium led by Hospitality Franchise Systems.
21-Dec-1995

The Daily Mail & General Trust has acquired British Pathe, the parent company of Pathe News, for about £6m.
21-Dec-1995

Argus Press has sold its US publishing and trade show activities to K-III Communications Corp for about $75m.
21-Dec-1995

Tuffnells Parcels Express has been sold to management for £31m and will be renamed The Big Green Parcel Machine.
21-Dec-1995

Boustead is selling ACTS, the maker of air induction systems for the motor industry, to Tsuchiya Manufacturing for £7.5m.
21-Dec-1995

National Westminster Bank is selling its US retail banking unit, NatWest Bancorp, to Fleet Financial in a $3.6bn deal which will see NatWest buy back some assets.
20-Dec-1995

CINVen has bought Dunlop Slazenger, the sports equipment concern, from BTR for £300m.
20-Dec-1995

Persona Group is buying Financiere Top Log, the network and communication products distributor, for £19.9m.
20-Dec-1995

Trinity Holdings is buying ML Holdings' aircraft and handling division for £14.3m.
20-Dec-1995

Stagecoach has acquired the 7 year franchise to run South West Trains, while The Great Western and London, Tilbury and Southend have been sold to management-employee teams.
20-Dec-1995

Glaxo Wellcome is selling its stake in Warner Wellcome to Warner Lambert for $1.05bn.
20-Dec-1995

Friends Provident has acquired Cinman, the British Coal pension fund management concern.
20-Dec-1995

Bryan Brothers, the motor dealer from Bristol has sold off its contract hire activities which have a 9,500-vehicle fleet to management.
20-Dec-1995

Mission Energy of the US is acquiring the First Hydro pumped storage business of the National Grid.
19-Dec-1995

Cadbury Schweppes is to acquire Neilson Cadbury of Canada for £108m.
19-Dec-1995

The Royal Bank of Scotland is merging its Citizens Financial Group, Rhode Island, with the Bank of Ireland's First New Hampshire Bank, creating a 210-branch network.
19-Dec-1995

Seafood Company has acquired Anchor Seafoods and the Cromer Crab Company from Perkins Foods for £10.9m.
19-Dec-1995

Goal Petroleum has agreed to a takeover bid from Talisman, formerly BP Canada, worth £131m.
16-Dec-1995

Perkins Foods is selling Champifri Holland, the frozen mushroom producer, and its 49% stake in Prochamp, the canned mushroom concern, for a total £4m.
16-Dec-1995

Cater Allen has bought City Deal, the share dealing operation, for £7.25m from Sherwood Computer Services.
14-Dec-1995

Hillsdown is buying Hobson, the ex-CWS own-label food and drink maker, for £121m.
14-Dec-1995

Syntegra, the British Telecom systems integration unit, has bought Europe Informatique of Paris, and now plans to expand globally.
14-Dec-1995

Bemrose is to acquire Nelson Marketing of the US for $15.4m.
13-Dec-1995

Compass has sold its healthcare operation, which runs 15 hospitals, to management for £179m.
13-Dec-1995

Barr & Wallace Arnold Trust has bought Brown & White's Peugeot dealerships in Huddersfield and Manchester for £2m.
13-Dec-1995

Secure Trust is acquiring MPW Pensions and Investment Management for an initial £1.2m.
13-Dec-1995

Wisconsin Central Transportation has acquired Rail Express Systems, and is bidding for all three of BR's Trainload Freight operations.
11-Dec-1995

Tenneco of the US has bought Delyn Group's packaging operation for £10.5m.
08-Dec-1995

Robert H Lowe is buying Majoca, the corrugated packaging concern.
08-Dec-1995

Stagecoach Holdings is buying Cambus, the bus operator in Cambridge, Milton Keynes and Peterborough, for £12.6m.
08-Dec-1995

Adwest has sold its 50% stake in Bryad, the housebuilder, to Bryant Group, for £2.9m.
08-Dec-1995

Bell Amusements, the Morland subsidiary, has bought Midland Weighers, the Midlands-based amusement machine operator.
08-Dec-1995

Tarmac has bought out Trafalgar House's interest in Richard Lees, their concrete flooring joint venture for £5.9m.
08-Dec-1995

Westbury is to buy Clarke Homes from BICC for £60.7m.
08-Dec-1995

MTM has bought Puretop, the coatings maker, for £4.3m, and Intro Marketing, the chemical product maker, for £775k.
08-Dec-1995

Allied Irish Banks is buying John Govett for £101m from Govett & Co, and Govett & Co will be renamed London Pacific Group.
08-Dec-1995

BTP is to acquire a soap ingredients maker from Monsanto of the US for $5.5m.
07-Dec-1995

Matthew Clark has bought Griersons, the distributor of wine and spirits, for £22.7m from Forte.
07-Dec-1995

GKN has sold its US distributor of car parts, Parts Inc of Memphis, to APS Holding for $80m.
07-Dec-1995

Racal Electronics has confirmed that it has bought British Rail Telecommunications for £132.8m.
06-Dec-1995

Acal has acquired Headway Technology, the document imaging and management software and hardware distributor, for £5m.
05-Dec-1995

Allen has bought two Scottish plant hire companies: Capital Plant Hire and Broty Tool Hire, for £429k.
05-Dec-1995

Daily Mail & General Trust has bought Argus Business Media, the magazines and exhibitions concern, for £35m.
05-Dec-1995

Westminster Healthcare has acquired the Highbank Hospital Group, which runs two brain injury centres in Bury, for £6.46m.
02-Dec-1995

IBC Group is buying JRL Newsletters for £3.1m.
02-Dec-1995

Kwik-Fit is buying Tyre Sales (Birmingham), the operator of 43 repair centres, for £12m.
02-Dec-1995

Harrisons & Crosfield has bought Petfood Service, the Dutch dry petfood concern, for £6.2m.
02-Dec-1995

Blue Boar Motorways, the service area operator, has undergone a £25m management and employee buy-out.
02-Dec-1995

Fenchurch has acquired Houlder Insurance Brokers for £3.7m, thus doubling the size of its UK regional network.
01-Dec-1995

Adscene Group is buying the following regional newspaper groups - Tamworth Herald Group, the remaining 51% of the Lichfield Mercury Group and Emap's interests in Kent.
01-Dec-1995

Low & Bonar has acquired Ex-Press Plastics, the Norwich maker of glass fibre reinforced plastics, for £4.3m.
30-Nov-1995

Godfrey Davis Motor Group has bought Stanro, the Leicester dealer, and Clark Lawrance, the Luton and Dunstable dealer.
30-Nov-1995

Graystone is buying Lighten Point Corporation Europe, the auto electrical components concern, for an initial £2m.
30-Nov-1995

Sema has bought a 40% stake in TS FM Holding, the French computer outsourcing company.
30-Nov-1995

Crabtree Group is buying Oven Systems, the US maker of ovens, washers and driers, for $33.4m.
29-Nov-1995

BTR has sold its Tilcon Holdings UK aggregates business to Minorco for £330m.
28-Nov-1995

Sears is selling Olympus, the sports retailers, to Mayfind for £20m.
28-Nov-1995

Flying Colours Leisure Group has acquired Club 18-30 and Sunset Holidays and plans to set up its own airline.
28-Nov-1995

Inside Communications is buying Masterpoint, the publisher and exhibitions organiser, for £3.2m.
28-Nov-1995

Tinsley Robor has acquired Aran Labels, the flexographic printer for the food industry, for £1.3m.
28-Nov-1995

More O'Ferrell is to buy Allied Outdoor Advertising for £2m.
28-Nov-1995

Amberley Group is acquiring Bousfield Printing Products of Bristol for £9.5m in shares.
25-Nov-1995

Abacus, the distributor of electronic components, is merging with its competitor Polar.
24-Nov-1995

British Coal has sold its British Fuels distribution business to management for £60m.
23-Nov-1995

Reed Elsevier has sold five subsidiaries, raising £740m, including its UK regional newspaper business to a management buy-out.
23-Nov-1995

Medeva has bought Tillotts Pharma, the Swiss pharmaceuticals group, for £10m.
23-Nov-1995

James Crean has acquired Motts-Blue Coach Foods, the US poultry processing concern, from ConAgra, for $12.5m.
23-Nov-1995

Quadramatic is acquiring Hampton, the glass reinforced plastic products concern.
23-Nov-1995

Westminster Healthcare is acquiring Peverel, the retirement home management company, in a joint venture with Holiday Retirement Corp of the US.
23-Nov-1995

APV is selling its refrigeration and freezer business to Portalegre for £19m.
22-Nov-1995

Globespan, the Edinburgh-based tour operator, is buying Excalibur Airways.
22-Nov-1995

TransTec is acquiring the injection moulding company, Otford Manufacturing, for £4.5m.
22-Nov-1995

United Biscuits has sold most of its Keebler salty snacks business in the US to a group of investors for $8m, and is closing a further two plants.
22-Nov-1995

Datrontech, the distributer of computer components, is acquiring Portable Add-ons for £4.2m.
21-Nov-1995

Brake Bros has bought the Puritan Maid food distribution business from Forte, for £7.5m.
21-Nov-1995

Cadbury Schweppes has sold its information technology outsourcing business, ITNet, to management for £32.5m.
17-Nov-1995

United Biscuits is selling the frozen food activities of Keebler to Windsor Food for $86m.
17-Nov-1995

Southnews has acquired the Croydon Advertiser Group from Portsmouth & Sunderland Newspapers for £13m.
17-Nov-1995

Lasmo continues to withdraw from mature fields with the sale of Lasmo Nova Scotia to PanCanadian Petroleum for £28m.
17-Nov-1995

Wimpey is acquiring Tarmac's housing division in exchange for its contracting and quarrying businesses.
16-Nov-1995

Unigate is to sell its 29% stake in the Nutricia baby food group via a global book-building exercise.
16-Nov-1995

Melrose Energy is buying Pentex Oil of Aberdeen for £31m.
16-Nov-1995

Pearson has acquired ACI, the US programme distributor, for £25.3m.
16-Nov-1995

Frank G Gates has sold two of its Ford dealerships to Hancock Southern.
16-Nov-1995

The Radio Partnership has bought the Bradford-based station The Pulse and Great Yorkshire Gold, for £4.6m.
16-Nov-1995

Cobham has bought Westwind Air Bearings, the Dorset maker of drills and machine tools, for £75m.
15-Nov-1995

DCC has acquired Days Medical Aids, the Bridgend-based maker of rehabilitation and mobility products, for £13m.
14-Nov-1995

Parity has acquired three companies for £3.5m - Software 92, Eurosoft Solutions SARL and Eurosoft Solutions GmbH.
14-Nov-1995

BBA Group has sold four subsidiaries for £19m - Highams, Southern Industrial Products, RM Engineered Products and Fairprene.
14-Nov-1995

British Polythene Industries has bought Paramount Packaging, Excelsior Packaging and Excelsior Polyfilms for £1.98m.
14-Nov-1995

Johnston Press has bought 11 Nottinghamshire weekly newspapers from W&J Linney for £20m.
14-Nov-1995

Allied Leisure has acquired Granada's 19 bowling centres for £19.8m.
13-Nov-1995

Sunset & Vine, the television production company, has announced a reverse takeover by the Molinare Group, and will be renamed The Television Corporation.
11-Nov-1995

Meyer International, the building materials concern, is selling its German operation and buying K&B Forest Products from Harrisons & Crosfield.
11-Nov-1995

Mike Mansfield Television is to undergo a reverse takeover of CSC, the investment trust.
10-Nov-1995

Tesco has bought 79% of Savia, the Polish food retailer with 36 stores, for £8m.
10-Nov-1995

Bodycote International has bought Mahler Dienstleistung, the German metallurgical processor, for £6.7m.
10-Nov-1995

General Nutrition Companies of the US has bought the Health & Diet group, operator of 22 UK stores.
08-Nov-1995

Sage Group has bought Sybel Informatique, the French financial software concern, for £16.2m.
08-Nov-1995

Inveresk is buying Weir Paper Holdings, which has a paper mill in Alloa, for £32.6m.
08-Nov-1995

United Biscuits has sold Keebler, the US biscuit maker, to Inflo Holdings for $500m.
07-Nov-1995

Hanson is buying the Powerhouse electrical retailing business from Southern Electric, Eastern Group and Midlands Electricity.
07-Nov-1995

Datrontech Group has bought C Connect, the Zurich computer products distributor, for $4.9m.
07-Nov-1995

Roxspur has sold Algo, the fluid handling equipment concern, to Hunt Valves & Fittings for £1m.
07-Nov-1995

Sun Alliance is to buy Tellit, the French direct motor insurer, from Suez.
06-Nov-1995

Abbey National has sold the commercial property agents, J Trevor & Webster, to a management buy-out.
06-Nov-1995

Adwest Group is buying Conversion Devices, the US power supply maker, for $10.4m.
06-Nov-1995

Harrods Holdings has bought Hunting Business Aviation, which runs executive jet centres at Heathrow, Luton and Stansted.
04-Nov-1995

Cavaghan & Gray has made a reverse takeover of Dalepak Foods.
04-Nov-1995

Media Ventures International has gained control of Talk Radio UK, having bought stakes from CanWest, Emmis and Hambros.
03-Nov-1995

Intercare has bought Optiway of Toronto, the distributor of mobility scooters, for £1.5m.
02-Nov-1995

Palm Technology of Cardiff has bought Radan Business Systems, the Sun and Oracle reseller.
02-Nov-1995

GKN has sold its axles operation to Dana Corp for £58m, and is buying stakes in three South American automotive groups from Dana.
02-Nov-1995

Pilkington has acquired 100% of SIV, the Italian auto glass maker, plus glass merchanting and processing concerns in Scandinavia and Switzerland.
01-Nov-1995

Norcros has sold Crittall, the windows business, to a new holding company for a nominal amount.
01-Nov-1995

Mowlem has sold London City Airport to the Irish financier Dermot Desmond for £23.5m.
31-Oct-1995

Wyko Group has bought Aberdeen Bearing Group for £2.5m in an expansion of its power transmission business.
30-Oct-1995

SmithKline Beecham is moving into healthcare management in South Africa, with the acquisition of Total Support Management.
27-Oct-1995

Cookson has sold its Synthetic Products plastic additives business in the US to Ferro for £58m.
26-Oct-1995

Kleinwort Benson is selling Fenchurch Capital Management, the hedge fund management concern in Chicago, to its management.
26-Oct-1995

GWR, the Bristol-based radio concern, is selling Galaxy Radio to Chrysalis Group for £4.1m.
26-Oct-1995

Northern Foods is to close its Hull and Middlesbrough dairies, sell its Colwyn Bay dairy to Longslow Dairy, and transfer its North East operation to ACC in return for ACC's East Midlands business.
26-Oct-1995

Marley is buying Pacific Dunlop's Australian and New Zealand plastics business for £21.6m.
26-Oct-1995

Dalgety is selling its Golden Wonder snacks operation to management, with venture capital support, for £54.6m.
25-Oct-1995

Vermeulen Hollandia has acquired BSG International's UK sunroof business for £2.6m.
25-Oct-1995

T&N has sold its Hydra-Tight bolting business to a new company made up of management and 3i, for £12m.
24-Oct-1995

Courtaulds is selling its Taubmans architectural coatings New Zealand operation, to Wattyl of Australia.
24-Oct-1995

Halifax Estate Agency has bought Cornerstone Holdings and Cornerstone Estate Agency, which has 70 branches mainly in the south and south west.
21-Oct-1995

Laporte is buying the Clover Bar plant in Canada, which makes advanced drug substances, and it is planning to invest £14m in its expansion.
21-Oct-1995

Independent Parts Group is buying Autostart Group and Quest Components, rebuilders of car engine components.
21-Oct-1995

National Westminster Bank has sold the K3 subsidiary of Management Computing Services to IBM UK for £7m.
21-Oct-1995

Rubicon is buying Calder Group, maker of magnets, castings, aluminium alloys and lead products, for £94m.
20-Oct-1995

Ricardo Group is buying a majority share of InterMotive Technologies of Detroit, in order to eliminate its shortage of engineering testing capacity.
20-Oct-1995

Birmingham Midshires is acquiring the UK residential mortgage business of Bayerische Hypotheken-und-Wechsel-Bank, making it the tenth largest building society.
19-Oct-1995

News International has acquired NTL's compression technology business, which will be called Digi-Media Vision.
19-Oct-1995

Fisons has completed the sale of Fisons Scientific Equipment of the UK and Curtin Matheson Scientific of the US to Fisher Scientific International.
19-Oct-1995

Forth Ports is acquiring the port of Dundee for £10m, and plans to expand agricultural cargo through the port.
19-Oct-1995

Macro 4 has bought Primary Systems for £2.6m.
19-Oct-1995

Scottish Radio Holdings has bought Morton Newspapers of N Ireland for £11.2m.
19-Oct-1995

Arco has given up on its bid for Aran Energy, as Statoil has come in with a £203m bid for Aran.
18-Oct-1995

Arjo Wiggins Appleton has sold Copyrama, the carbonless reels concern, to Zanders Feinpapiere of Germany.
18-Oct-1995

Torday & Carlisle is selling its commercial signs business to Sign Investments, in order to focus on Diesel Marine International.
18-Oct-1995

KPN of Holland is moving into the UK cable TV market with the acquisition of Flextech's franchises in Oxford, Stafford, Salisbury, Andover and Jersey.
18-Oct-1995

CRH has bought a strategic stake in Cementownia Ozarow, the Polish cement maker.
18-Oct-1995

NatWest Markets is buying Gleacher & Co, the New York mergers and acquisitions boutique, for £85.4m.
18-Oct-1995

NatWest Ventures is buying Capital Prive, its French partner, to form NatWest Ventures France.
17-Oct-1995

Crown Products is expanding its wholesaling business with three acquisitions - Studio Editions, a book publisher, Alan Hutchison, a stationery maker, and Cottsmore, a toiletries maker.
17-Oct-1995

Serco is buying Testech, the Dorset software concern.
17-Oct-1995

Lep Group has sold its freight forwarding subsidiary to NFC, and its US security business to Ameritech Monitoring Services.
13-Oct-1995

Lloyds Bank and TSB have agreed terms for a £13.6bn merger, which should enable them to save 10% of combined costs.
12-Oct-1995

Rhone-Poulenc Rorer has finally won its battle to acquire Fisons.
12-Oct-1995

Servelec, the control and automation systems concern, has undergone a £5.6m management buy-out from De La Rue.
12-Oct-1995

JN Nichols is buying Stockpack, the contract packager, from Bodycote for £4.7m.
10-Oct-1995

Dalepak Foods may undergo a reverse takeover, possibly by Cavaghan and Gray.
10-Oct-1995

Charles Baynes is buying Bestobell valves from Meggitt for £10m.
09-Oct-1995

UPF is to acquire Bellino Metallverarbeitung, German maker of pressings for the auto industry, for £8.4m.
09-Oct-1995

Next is selling TCS Management Group, its US subsidiary, to Aspect Telecommunications for £24m.
06-Oct-1995

Netto of Denmark has bought Erteco's UK operation, which runs the Ed discount stores.
05-Oct-1995

Polypipe has acquired Sud Ouest Plastiques, French maker of plastic conduits, for £2.1m.
05-Oct-1995

Premier Land has acquired De Veer, the owner of Aviemore and hotels, for £7.45m.
04-Oct-1995

Albion Auto Industries has bought Volvo's truck and bus components operation in Leyland.
04-Oct-1995

Independent Newspapers has acquired London Recorder Newspapers for £1.1m.
04-Oct-1995

Workplace Technologies, the ICL business, has been bought out by management, but will carry on providing ICL with network integration services.
04-Oct-1995

Capital Shopping Centres has bought the MetroCentre in Gateshead for £324m.
03-Oct-1995

First Choice has made three acquisitions - Skibound for £26m, JWT Holdings for I£5.3m and Fiesta West of Canada for £8.4m.
03-Oct-1995

London Clubs International has bought the London Park Tower Casino for £16m.
03-Oct-1995

Morse Group, the computer systems integration concern, has been sold to its management for £46m.
03-Oct-1995

Millgate is to buy Stordata Solutions for £5.7m, after Stordata has bought Primary Distribution and Patriot Computers.
03-Oct-1995

Robert Wiseman Dairies has bought Mains Farms for £5m, boosting its number one position in the Scottish milk market.
03-Oct-1995

TT Group has bought Linton & Hirst, the laminations maker, for £16.8m.
03-Oct-1995

Servomex has bought Biccotest, the cable fault analysing company, for £1.5m from BICC.
03-Oct-1995

Carr's Milling Industries has bought Scotphos, the fertiliser company, for £1.2m.
03-Oct-1995

Redland has sold 2 businesses - the calcium carbonates activities of Genstar Stone Products in the US, and its china clay operations near St Austell.
03-Oct-1995

Southern Electric is in talks with a potential bidder.
30-Sep-1995

Gartmore is up for sale, as Banque Indosuez wants to sell its 75% stake.
30-Sep-1995

General Accident has bought Provident Mutual for £170m.
29-Sep-1995

Flextech is in discussions over the sale of its cable TV business.
29-Sep-1995

Caradon is selling four Portuguese aluminium building product companies to Norsk Hydro for £25m.
29-Sep-1995

Tarmac has received a number of approaches from parties interested in buying its housing division.
28-Sep-1995

BP Chemicals has bought Otto Aldag, the German trader of speciality chemicals.
28-Sep-1995

OBS Services, sandwich supplier to British Rail, is being bought out by its management for £13m.
26-Sep-1995

Advent International has acquired BIP Plastics from T&N for £52m.
26-Sep-1995

Eidos is acquiring three games software companies - Domark, The Big Red Software Company, and Simis.
25-Sep-1995

De La Rue has sold JR Crompton, the tea bag paper concern, to its management for over £100m.
22-Sep-1995

Rover still wants to regain control of Unipart, in which it has a 20% stake.
22-Sep-1995

Glaxo is looking for a buyer for Hazeline, its East Asian cosmetics operation.
21-Sep-1995

Matthew Clark has made a £271m agreed bid for Taunton Cider, which would give it 44% of the cider market.
21-Sep-1995

Bank of Scotland has bought the Bank of Western Australia for £437m.
21-Sep-1995

Laporte has sold Vinings Industries of Atlanta to Chase Manhattan Capital Group for $33m.
21-Sep-1995

Clinton Cards has bought 112 shops from Carlton Cards for £3.2m, giving it a presence in 57 new towns.
20-Sep-1995

London United Busways has bought Westlink, the London bus operator with £5m turnover and 220 staff.
19-Sep-1995

Whitbread has acquired CB Costa Bros Coffee, and plans to open 30 new coffee shops over the next few years.
19-Sep-1995

Home Counties Newspapers is to buy Herald Newspapers for £7m.
19-Sep-1995

Carlton Communications has sold Abekas Video Systems for $52m to Scitex Corp of Israel.
19-Sep-1995

Smiths Industries has bought Level 1 Technologies, the US maker of blood-warming equipment, for $60m.
19-Sep-1995

Powerscreen International has bought Pegson Group, the crushing equipment maker, for £14m.
18-Sep-1995

IMI is buying Heimeier, the German thermostatic radiator valve maker, for £130m, as there is growing legislation for the inclusion of temperature controls on heating systems.
17-Sep-1995

Cargill is buying BEOCO, the Liverpool edible oil plant, thus doubling its UK capacity.
15-Sep-1995

Hillsdown is actively looking for acquisitions and is improving its production facilities at Pinneys in Scotland.
15-Sep-1995

Alumasc is to acquire Benjamin Priest, the West Midlands engineer, for £35m.
15-Sep-1995

Britannia Group has bought WF Knight, the Yeovil-based mechanical and electrical contractor, for £1.15m.
15-Sep-1995

General Accident may acquire Provident Mutual, in a deal worth over £100m.
14-Sep-1995

Prudential is looking to buy other life companies, as it refocuses its activities.
14-Sep-1995

Heywood Williams has acquired Maccess Group, the motor accessories company, for £23m.
13-Sep-1995

JIB, the insurance broker, is selling off much of its US retail business and merging its retail and wholesale operations in the UK to cut costs.
12-Sep-1995

Croda International is selling its UK cosmetics and toiletries activities to Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad.
12-Sep-1995

Clondalkin has bought Boxes Holdings for £15.7m.
11-Sep-1995

Flextech is considering the sale of its cable franchises for £60m, with possible buyers being KPN and Telewest.
11-Sep-1995

Rutland Trust is considering the purchase of Thamesport, the container port on the Isle of Grain, for £50m.
08-Sep-1995

Stanley Leisure Organisation is in the process of buying 26 betting shops from Hestview for £4m.
08-Sep-1995

Sun Alliance is looking for acquisitions in insurance, life, pensions and fund management.
08-Sep-1995

RMC is to buy out the outstanding stake in its German concrete-producing subsidiary.
08-Sep-1995

Datrontech is buying Peripherique of Hampshire for £2.4m.
08-Sep-1995

Diamond Cable Communications is buying the East Midlands Cable Group for over £45m.
07-Sep-1995

Minet has acquired Special Risk Services, the insurance broker.
07-Sep-1995

Thomson Corp is said to have had 4 possible offers for its newspaper businesses in Scotland.
06-Sep-1995

NSM is buying Ryan Group's assets in south Wales for £8.5m, including mines and processing facilities.
05-Sep-1995

Unilever is buying SC Johnson Wax's fabric conditioner businesses in Venezuela, Colombia and Argentina.
02-Sep-1995

Unilever is buying the Goodmark frozen food brand in Argentina from Frigorifico Rioplatense SAICIF.
02-Sep-1995

Laporte has sold 3 plastics companies to NatWest Ventures for £27m.
02-Sep-1995

ICI has bought Pacific Products, the paint maker from the Philippines for $4m.
02-Sep-1995

Flextech is acquiring a 20% share of Scottish Television for £28m.
01-Sep-1995

Costain Group is selling Costain Building Products, the precast concrete products operation, to Tarmac for £3.6m.
30-Dec-1995

Rossmount is undergoing a reverse takeover of Dunham-Bush, the heating, ventilation and air conditioning concern, in a £7.8m deal.
30-Dec-1995

Anglo Irish Bank Corp is planning to buy Ansbacher Bankers, the private Irish bank, probably for about I£10m.
29-Dec-1995

Lloyds Abbey Life is selling its German insurance subsidiary Transatlantische Lebensversicherungs for £50m following a three-year search for a buyer.
29-Dec-1995

Forte is to sell its Little Chef and Happy Eater restaurants, Welcome Break service areas and Travelodge hotels to Whitbread for £1.05bn, on condition that the takeover bid by Granada fails.
28-Dec-1995

A consortium led by Paul Reichmann has completed the £800m purchase of London's Canary Wharf development.
28-Dec-1995

Capital Citybus, the operator of buses in Tottenham and Dagenham, has been sold to management for £10.5m.
28-Dec-1995

The Windward Islands and Fyffes have jointly acquired the Geest banana business for £147m.
23-Dec-1995

Lep International, the freight forwarding concern, has been acquired by management for a nominal price, following a breakdown in discussions with NFC.
23-Dec-1995

Hepworth has bought a 33.3% stake in Hermann, the Italian boiler manufacturer, for £4.9m.
23-Dec-1995

Lloyd's of London has sold its publishing activities to management for £82.5m.
23-Dec-1995

Euromoney Publications has sold its seminar and conference activities in Australia to management for £7m.
23-Dec-1995

Caterpillar is buying the Brown Group construction machinery business, which has plants in Peterlee and Stockton.
22-Dec-1995

SmithKline Beecham has acquired Abtei Pharma Vertreibs, the German consumer medicines concern, for £91m.
22-Dec-1995

Independent Insurance is buying La Palatine, the lossmaking French insurer.
22-Dec-1995

Courtaulds is raising £49m from the sale of its Amtico vinyl flooring operation to management, to allow it to focus on coatings and fibres.
22-Dec-1995

David J Smith is buying DW Packing, the Belgian maker of reusable plastic packaging for crates, and is also getting a controlling stake in Toscana Ondulati.
22-Dec-1995

Redland is acquiring a 29.9% stake in Ennemix, the east Midlands aggregates concern, and may make a full offer.
22-Dec-1995

Meggitt has disposed of six non-core activities to management for £22.8m as it continues to focus on aerospace and electronics engineering.
22-Dec-1995

Forte is selling its Travelodge chain in the US for $175m to a consortium led by Hospitality Franchise Systems.
21-Dec-1995

The Daily Mail & General Trust has acquired British Pathe, the parent company of Pathe News, for about £6m.
21-Dec-1995

Argus Press has sold its US publishing and trade show activities to K-III Communications Corp for about $75m.
21-Dec-1995

Tuffnells Parcels Express has been sold to management for £31m and will be renamed The Big Green Parcel Machine.
21-Dec-1995

Boustead is selling ACTS, the maker of air induction systems for the motor industry, to Tsuchiya Manufacturing for £7.5m.
21-Dec-1995

National Westminster Bank is selling its US retail banking unit, NatWest Bancorp, to Fleet Financial in a $3.6bn deal which will see NatWest buy back some assets.
20-Dec-1995

CINVen has bought Dunlop Slazenger, the sports equipment concern, from BTR for £300m.
20-Dec-1995

Persona Group is buying Financiere Top Log, the network and communication products distributor, for £19.9m.
20-Dec-1995

Trinity Holdings is buying ML Holdings' aircraft and handling division for £14.3m.
20-Dec-1995

Stagecoach has acquired the 7 year franchise to run South West Trains, while The Great Western and London, Tilbury and Southend have been sold to management-employee teams.
20-Dec-1995

Glaxo Wellcome is selling its stake in Warner Wellcome to Warner Lambert for $1.05bn.
20-Dec-1995

Friends Provident has acquired Cinman, the British Coal pension fund management concern.
20-Dec-1995

Bryan Brothers, the motor dealer from Bristol has sold off its contract hire activities which have a 9,500-vehicle fleet to management.
20-Dec-1995

Mission Energy of the US is acquiring the First Hydro pumped storage business of the National Grid.
19-Dec-1995

Cadbury Schweppes is to acquire Neilson Cadbury of Canada for £108m.
19-Dec-1995

The Royal Bank of Scotland is merging its Citizens Financial Group, Rhode Island, with the Bank of Ireland's First New Hampshire Bank, creating a 210-branch network.
19-Dec-1995

Seafood Company has acquired Anchor Seafoods and the Cromer Crab Company from Perkins Foods for £10.9m.
19-Dec-1995

Goal Petroleum has agreed to a takeover bid from Talisman, formerly BP Canada, worth £131m.
16-Dec-1995

Perkins Foods is selling Champifri Holland, the frozen mushroom producer, and its 49% stake in Prochamp, the canned mushroom concern, for a total £4m.
16-Dec-1995

Cater Allen has bought City Deal, the share dealing operation, for £7.25m from Sherwood Computer Services.
14-Dec-1995

Hillsdown is buying Hobson, the ex-CWS own-label food and drink maker, for £121m.
14-Dec-1995

Syntegra, the British Telecom systems integration unit, has bought Europe Informatique of Paris, and now plans to expand globally.
14-Dec-1995

Bemrose is to acquire Nelson Marketing of the US for $15.4m.
13-Dec-1995

Compass has sold its healthcare operation, which runs 15 hospitals, to management for £179m.
13-Dec-1995

Barr & Wallace Arnold Trust has bought Brown & White's Peugeot dealerships in Huddersfield and Manchester for £2m.
13-Dec-1995

Secure Trust is acquiring MPW Pensions and Investment Management for an initial £1.2m.
13-Dec-1995

Wisconsin Central Transportation has acquired Rail Express Systems, and is bidding for all three of BR's Trainload Freight operations.
11-Dec-1995

Tenneco of the US has bought Delyn Group's packaging operation for £10.5m.
08-Dec-1995

Robert H Lowe is buying Majoca, the corrugated packaging concern.
08-Dec-1995

Stagecoach Holdings is buying Cambus, the bus operator in Cambridge, Milton Keynes and Peterborough, for £12.6m.
08-Dec-1995

Adwest has sold its 50% stake in Bryad, the housebuilder, to Bryant Group, for £2.9m.
08-Dec-1995

Bell Amusements, the Morland subsidiary, has bought Midland Weighers, the Midlands-based amusement machine operator.
08-Dec-1995

Tarmac has bought out Trafalgar House's interest in Richard Lees, their concrete flooring joint venture for £5.9m.
08-Dec-1995

Westbury is to buy Clarke Homes from BICC for £60.7m.
08-Dec-1995

MTM has bought Puretop, the coatings maker, for £4.3m, and Intro Marketing, the chemical product maker, for £775k.
08-Dec-1995

Allied Irish Banks is buying John Govett for £101m from Govett & Co, and Govett & Co will be renamed London Pacific Group.
08-Dec-1995

BTP is to acquire a soap ingredients maker from Monsanto of the US for $5.5m.
07-Dec-1995

Matthew Clark has bought Griersons, the distributor of wine and spirits, for £22.7m from Forte.
07-Dec-1995

GKN has sold its US distributor of car parts, Parts Inc of Memphis, to APS Holding for $80m.
07-Dec-1995

Racal Electronics has confirmed that it has bought British Rail Telecommunications for £132.8m.
06-Dec-1995

Acal has acquired Headway Technology, the document imaging and management software and hardware distributor, for £5m.
05-Dec-1995

Allen has bought two Scottish plant hire companies: Capital Plant Hire and Broty Tool Hire, for £429k.
05-Dec-1995

Daily Mail & General Trust has bought Argus Business Media, the magazines and exhibitions concern, for £35m.
05-Dec-1995

Westminster Healthcare has acquired the Highbank Hospital Group, which runs two brain injury centres in Bury, for £6.46m.
02-Dec-1995

IBC Group is buying JRL Newsletters for £3.1m.
02-Dec-1995

Kwik-Fit is buying Tyre Sales (Birmingham), the operator of 43 repair centres, for £12m.
02-Dec-1995

Harrisons & Crosfield has bought Petfood Service, the Dutch dry petfood concern, for £6.2m.
02-Dec-1995

Blue Boar Motorways, the service area operator, has undergone a £25m management and employee buy-out.
02-Dec-1995

Fenchurch has acquired Houlder Insurance Brokers for £3.7m, thus doubling the size of its UK regional network.
01-Dec-1995

Adscene Group is buying the following regional newspaper groups - Tamworth Herald Group, the remaining 51% of the Lichfield Mercury Group and Emap's interests in Kent.
01-Dec-1995

Low & Bonar has acquired Ex-Press Plastics, the Norwich maker of glass fibre reinforced plastics, for £4.3m.
30-Nov-1995

Godfrey Davis Motor Group has bought Stanro, the Leicester dealer, and Clark Lawrance, the Luton and Dunstable dealer.
30-Nov-1995

Graystone is buying Lighten Point Corporation Europe, the auto electrical components concern, for an initial £2m.
30-Nov-1995

Sema has bought a 40% stake in TS FM Holding, the French computer outsourcing company.
30-Nov-1995

Crabtree Group is buying Oven Systems, the US maker of ovens, washers and driers, for $33.4m.
29-Nov-1995

BTR has sold its Tilcon Holdings UK aggregates business to Minorco for £330m.
28-Nov-1995

Sears is selling Olympus, the sports retailers, to Mayfind for £20m.
28-Nov-1995

Flying Colours Leisure Group has acquired Club 18-30 and Sunset Holidays and plans to set up its own airline.
28-Nov-1995

Inside Communications is buying Masterpoint, the publisher and exhibitions organiser, for £3.2m.
28-Nov-1995

Tinsley Robor has acquired Aran Labels, the flexographic printer for the food industry, for £1.3m.
28-Nov-1995

More O'Ferrell is to buy Allied Outdoor Advertising for £2m.
28-Nov-1995

Amberley Group is acquiring Bousfield Printing Products of Bristol for £9.5m in shares.
25-Nov-1995

Abacus, the distributor of electronic components, is merging with its competitor Polar.
24-Nov-1995

British Coal has sold its British Fuels distribution business to management for £60m.
23-Nov-1995

Reed Elsevier has sold five subsidiaries, raising £740m, including its UK regional newspaper business to a management buy-out.
23-Nov-1995

Medeva has bought Tillotts Pharma, the Swiss pharmaceuticals group, for £10m.
23-Nov-1995

James Crean has acquired Motts-Blue Coach Foods, the US poultry processing concern, from ConAgra, for $12.5m.
23-Nov-1995

Quadramatic is acquiring Hampton, the glass reinforced plastic products concern.
23-Nov-1995

Westminster Healthcare is acquiring Peverel, the retirement home management company, in a joint venture with Holiday Retirement Corp of the US.
23-Nov-1995

APV is selling its refrigeration and freezer business to Portalegre for £19m.
22-Nov-1995

Globespan, the Edinburgh-based tour operator, is buying Excalibur Airways.
22-Nov-1995

TransTec is acquiring the injection moulding company, Otford Manufacturing, for £4.5m.
22-Nov-1995

United Biscuits has sold most of its Keebler salty snacks business in the US to a group of investors for $8m, and is closing a further two plants.
22-Nov-1995

Datrontech, the distributer of computer components, is acquiring Portable Add-ons for £4.2m.
21-Nov-1995

Brake Bros has bought the Puritan Maid food distribution business from Forte, for £7.5m.
21-Nov-1995

Cadbury Schweppes has sold its information technology outsourcing business, ITNet, to management for £32.5m.
17-Nov-1995

United Biscuits is selling the frozen food activities of Keebler to Windsor Food for $86m.
17-Nov-1995

Southnews has acquired the Croydon Advertiser Group from Portsmouth & Sunderland Newspapers for £13m.
17-Nov-1995

Lasmo continues to withdraw from mature fields with the sale of Lasmo Nova Scotia to PanCanadian Petroleum for £28m.
17-Nov-1995

Wimpey is acquiring Tarmac's housing division in exchange for its contracting and quarrying businesses.
16-Nov-1995

Unigate is to sell its 29% stake in the Nutricia baby food group via a global book-building exercise.
16-Nov-1995

Melrose Energy is buying Pentex Oil of Aberdeen for £31m.
16-Nov-1995

Pearson has acquired ACI, the US programme distributor, for £25.3m.
16-Nov-1995

Frank G Gates has sold two of its Ford dealerships to Hancock Southern.
16-Nov-1995

The Radio Partnership has bought the Bradford-based station The Pulse and Great Yorkshire Gold, for £4.6m.
16-Nov-1995

Cobham has bought Westwind Air Bearings, the Dorset maker of drills and machine tools, for £75m.
15-Nov-1995

DCC has acquired Days Medical Aids, the Bridgend-based maker of rehabilitation and mobility products, for £13m.
14-Nov-1995

Parity has acquired three companies for £3.5m - Software 92, Eurosoft Solutions SARL and Eurosoft Solutions GmbH.
14-Nov-1995

BBA Group has sold four subsidiaries for £19m - Highams, Southern Industrial Products, RM Engineered Products and Fairprene.
14-Nov-1995

British Polythene Industries has bought Paramount Packaging, Excelsior Packaging and Excelsior Polyfilms for £1.98m.
14-Nov-1995

Johnston Press has bought 11 Nottinghamshire weekly newspapers from W&J Linney for £20m.
14-Nov-1995

Allied Leisure has acquired Granada's 19 bowling centres for £19.8m.
13-Nov-1995

Sunset & Vine, the television production company, has announced a reverse takeover by the Molinare Group, and will be renamed The Television Corporation.
11-Nov-1995

Meyer International, the building materials concern, is selling its German operation and buying K&B Forest Products from Harrisons & Crosfield.
11-Nov-1995

Mike Mansfield Television is to undergo a reverse takeover of CSC, the investment trust.
10-Nov-1995

Tesco has bought 79% of Savia, the Polish food retailer with 36 stores, for £8m.
10-Nov-1995

Bodycote International has bought Mahler Dienstleistung, the German metallurgical processor, for £6.7m.
10-Nov-1995

General Nutrition Companies of the US has bought the Health & Diet group, operator of 22 UK stores.
08-Nov-1995

Sage Group has bought Sybel Informatique, the French financial software concern, for £16.2m.
08-Nov-1995

Inveresk is buying Weir Paper Holdings, which has a paper mill in Alloa, for £32.6m.
08-Nov-1995

United Biscuits has sold Keebler, the US biscuit maker, to Inflo Holdings for $500m.
07-Nov-1995

Hanson is buying the Powerhouse electrical retailing business from Southern Electric, Eastern Group and Midlands Electricity.
07-Nov-1995

Datrontech Group has bought C Connect, the Zurich computer products distributor, for $4.9m.
07-Nov-1995

Roxspur has sold Algo, the fluid handling equipment concern, to Hunt Valves & Fittings for £1m.
07-Nov-1995

Sun Alliance is to buy Tellit, the French direct motor insurer, from Suez.
06-Nov-1995

Abbey National has sold the commercial property agents, J Trevor & Webster, to a management buy-out.
06-Nov-1995

Adwest Group is buying Conversion Devices, the US power supply maker, for $10.4m.
06-Nov-1995

Harrods Holdings has bought Hunting Business Aviation, which runs executive jet centres at Heathrow, Luton and Stansted.
04-Nov-1995

Cavaghan & Gray has made a reverse takeover of Dalepak Foods.
04-Nov-1995

Media Ventures International has gained control of Talk Radio UK, having bought stakes from CanWest, Emmis and Hambros.
03-Nov-1995

Intercare has bought Optiway of Toronto, the distributor of mobility scooters, for £1.5m.
02-Nov-1995

Palm Technology of Cardiff has bought Radan Business Systems, the Sun and Oracle reseller.
02-Nov-1995

GKN has sold its axles operation to Dana Corp for £58m, and is buying stakes in three South American automotive groups from Dana.
02-Nov-1995

Pilkington has acquired 100% of SIV, the Italian auto glass maker, plus glass merchanting and processing concerns in Scandinavia and Switzerland.
01-Nov-1995

Norcros has sold Crittall, the windows business, to a new holding company for a nominal amount.
01-Nov-1995

Mowlem has sold London City Airport to the Irish financier Dermot Desmond for £23.5m.
31-Oct-1995

Wyko Group has bought Aberdeen Bearing Group for £2.5m in an expansion of its power transmission business.
30-Oct-1995

SmithKline Beecham is moving into healthcare management in South Africa, with the acquisition of Total Support Management.
27-Oct-1995

Cookson has sold its Synthetic Products plastic additives business in the US to Ferro for £58m.
26-Oct-1995

Kleinwort Benson is selling Fenchurch Capital Management, the hedge fund management concern in Chicago, to its management.
26-Oct-1995

GWR, the Bristol-based radio concern, is selling Galaxy Radio to Chrysalis Group for £4.1m.
26-Oct-1995

Northern Foods is to close its Hull and Middlesbrough dairies, sell its Colwyn Bay dairy to Longslow Dairy, and transfer its North East operation to ACC in return for ACC's East Midlands business.
26-Oct-1995

Marley is buying Pacific Dunlop's Australian and New Zealand plastics business for £21.6m.
26-Oct-1995

Dalgety is selling its Golden Wonder snacks operation to management, with venture capital support, for £54.6m.
25-Oct-1995

Vermeulen Hollandia has acquired BSG International's UK sunroof business for £2.6m.
25-Oct-1995

T&N has sold its Hydra-Tight bolting business to a new company made up of management and 3i, for £12m.
24-Oct-1995

Courtaulds is selling its Taubmans architectural coatings New Zealand operation, to Wattyl of Australia.
24-Oct-1995

Halifax Estate Agency has bought Cornerstone Holdings and Cornerstone Estate Agency, which has 70 branches mainly in the south and south west.
21-Oct-1995

Laporte is buying the Clover Bar plant in Canada, which makes advanced drug substances, and it is planning to invest £14m in its expansion.
21-Oct-1995

Independent Parts Group is buying Autostart Group and Quest Components, rebuilders of car engine components.
21-Oct-1995

National Westminster Bank has sold the K3 subsidiary of Management Computing Services to IBM UK for £7m.
21-Oct-1995

Rubicon is buying Calder Group, maker of magnets, castings, aluminium alloys and lead products, for £94m.
20-Oct-1995

Ricardo Group is buying a majority share of InterMotive Technologies of Detroit, in order to eliminate its shortage of engineering testing capacity.
20-Oct-1995

Birmingham Midshires is acquiring the UK residential mortgage business of Bayerische Hypotheken-und-Wechsel-Bank, making it the tenth largest building society.
19-Oct-1995

News International has acquired NTL's compression technology business, which will be called Digi-Media Vision.
19-Oct-1995

Fisons has completed the sale of Fisons Scientific Equipment of the UK and Curtin Matheson Scientific of the US to Fisher Scientific International.
19-Oct-1995

Forth Ports is acquiring the port of Dundee for £10m, and plans to expand agricultural cargo through the port.
19-Oct-1995

Macro 4 has bought Primary Systems for £2.6m.
19-Oct-1995

Scottish Radio Holdings has bought Morton Newspapers of N Ireland for £11.2m.
19-Oct-1995

Arco has given up on its bid for Aran Energy, as Statoil has come in with a £203m bid for Aran.
18-Oct-1995

Arjo Wiggins Appleton has sold Copyrama, the carbonless reels concern, to Zanders Feinpapiere of Germany.
18-Oct-1995

Torday & Carlisle is selling its commercial signs business to Sign Investments, in order to focus on Diesel Marine International.
18-Oct-1995

KPN of Holland is moving into the UK cable TV market with the acquisition of Flextech's franchises in Oxford, Stafford, Salisbury, Andover and Jersey.
18-Oct-1995

CRH has bought a strategic stake in Cementownia Ozarow, the Polish cement maker.
18-Oct-1995

NatWest Markets is buying Gleacher & Co, the New York mergers and acquisitions boutique, for £85.4m.
18-Oct-1995

NatWest Ventures is buying Capital Prive, its French partner, to form NatWest Ventures France.
17-Oct-1995

Crown Products is expanding its wholesaling business with three acquisitions - Studio Editions, a book publisher, Alan Hutchison, a stationery maker, and Cottsmore, a toiletries maker.
17-Oct-1995

Serco is buying Testech, the Dorset software concern.
17-Oct-1995

Lep Group has sold its freight forwarding subsidiary to NFC, and its US security business to Ameritech Monitoring Services.
13-Oct-1995

Lloyds Bank and TSB have agreed terms for a £13.6bn merger, which should enable them to save 10% of combined costs.
12-Oct-1995

Rhone-Poulenc Rorer has finally won its battle to acquire Fisons.
12-Oct-1995

Servelec, the control and automation systems concern, has undergone a £5.6m management buy-out from De La Rue.
12-Oct-1995

JN Nichols is buying Stockpack, the contract packager, from Bodycote for £4.7m.
10-Oct-1995

Dalepak Foods may undergo a reverse takeover, possibly by Cavaghan and Gray.
10-Oct-1995

Charles Baynes is buying Bestobell valves from Meggitt for £10m.
09-Oct-1995

UPF is to acquire Bellino Metallverarbeitung, German maker of pressings for the auto industry, for £8.4m.
09-Oct-1995

Next is selling TCS Management Group, its US subsidiary, to Aspect Telecommunications for £24m.
06-Oct-1995

Netto of Denmark has bought Erteco's UK operation, which runs the Ed discount stores.
05-Oct-1995

Polypipe has acquired Sud Ouest Plastiques, French maker of plastic conduits, for £2.1m.
05-Oct-1995

Premier Land has acquired De Veer, the owner of Aviemore and hotels, for £7.45m.
04-Oct-1995

Albion Auto Industries has bought Volvo's truck and bus components operation in Leyland.
04-Oct-1995

Independent Newspapers has acquired London Recorder Newspapers for £1.1m.
04-Oct-1995

Workplace Technologies, the ICL business, has been bought out by management, but will carry on providing ICL with network integration services.
04-Oct-1995

Capital Shopping Centres has bought the MetroCentre in Gateshead for £324m.
03-Oct-1995

First Choice has made three acquisitions - Skibound for £26m, JWT Holdings for I£5.3m and Fiesta West of Canada for £8.4m.
03-Oct-1995

London Clubs International has bought the London Park Tower Casino for £16m.
03-Oct-1995

Morse Group, the computer systems integration concern, has been sold to its management for £46m.
03-Oct-1995

Millgate is to buy Stordata Solutions for £5.7m, after Stordata has bought Primary Distribution and Patriot Computers.
03-Oct-1995

Robert Wiseman Dairies has bought Mains Farms for £5m, boosting its number one position in the Scottish milk market.
03-Oct-1995

TT Group has bought Linton & Hirst, the laminations maker, for £16.8m.
03-Oct-1995

Servomex has bought Biccotest, the cable fault analysing company, for £1.5m from BICC.
03-Oct-1995

Carr's Milling Industries has bought Scotphos, the fertiliser company, for £1.2m.
03-Oct-1995

Redland has sold 2 businesses - the calcium carbonates activities of Genstar Stone Products in the US, and its china clay operations near St Austell.
03-Oct-1995

Southern Electric is in talks with a potential bidder.
30-Sep-1995

Gartmore is up for sale, as Banque Indosuez wants to sell its 75% stake.
30-Sep-1995

General Accident has bought Provident Mutual for £170m.
29-Sep-1995

Flextech is in discussions over the sale of its cable TV business.
29-Sep-1995

Caradon is selling four Portuguese aluminium building product companies to Norsk Hydro for £25m.
29-Sep-1995

Tarmac has received a number of approaches from parties interested in buying its housing division.
28-Sep-1995

BP Chemicals has bought Otto Aldag, the German trader of speciality chemicals.
28-Sep-1995

OBS Services, sandwich supplier to British Rail, is being bought out by its management for £13m.
26-Sep-1995

Advent International has acquired BIP Plastics from T&N for £52m.
26-Sep-1995

Eidos is acquiring three games software companies - Domark, The Big Red Software Company, and Simis.
25-Sep-1995

De La Rue has sold JR Crompton, the tea bag paper concern, to its management for over £100m.
22-Sep-1995

Rover still wants to regain control of Unipart, in which it has a 20% stake.
22-Sep-1995

Glaxo is looking for a buyer for Hazeline, its East Asian cosmetics operation.
21-Sep-1995

Matthew Clark has made a £271m agreed bid for Taunton Cider, which would give it 44% of the cider market.
21-Sep-1995

Bank of Scotland has bought the Bank of Western Australia for £437m.
21-Sep-1995

Laporte has sold Vinings Industries of Atlanta to Chase Manhattan Capital Group for $33m.
21-Sep-1995

Clinton Cards has bought 112 shops from Carlton Cards for £3.2m, giving it a presence in 57 new towns.
20-Sep-1995

London United Busways has bought Westlink, the London bus operator with £5m turnover and 220 staff.
19-Sep-1995

Whitbread has acquired CB Costa Bros Coffee, and plans to open 30 new coffee shops over the next few years.
19-Sep-1995

Home Counties Newspapers is to buy Herald Newspapers for £7m.
19-Sep-1995

Carlton Communications has sold Abekas Video Systems for $52m to Scitex Corp of Israel.
19-Sep-1995

Smiths Industries has bought Level 1 Technologies, the US maker of blood-warming equipment, for $60m.
19-Sep-1995

Powerscreen International has bought Pegson Group, the crushing equipment maker, for £14m.
18-Sep-1995

IMI is buying Heimeier, the German thermostatic radiator valve maker, for £130m, as there is growing legislation for the inclusion of temperature controls on heating systems.
17-Sep-1995

Cargill is buying BEOCO, the Liverpool edible oil plant, thus doubling its UK capacity.
15-Sep-1995

Hillsdown is actively looking for acquisitions and is improving its production facilities at Pinneys in Scotland.
15-Sep-1995

Alumasc is to acquire Benjamin Priest, the West Midlands engineer, for £35m.
15-Sep-1995

Britannia Group has bought WF Knight, the Yeovil-based mechanical and electrical contractor, for £1.15m.
15-Sep-1995

General Accident may acquire Provident Mutual, in a deal worth over £100m.
14-Sep-1995

Prudential is looking to buy other life companies, as it refocuses its activities.
14-Sep-1995

Heywood Williams has acquired Maccess Group, the motor accessories company, for £23m.
13-Sep-1995

JIB, the insurance broker, is selling off much of its US retail business and merging its retail and wholesale operations in the UK to cut costs.
12-Sep-1995

Croda International is selling its UK cosmetics and toiletries activities to Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad.
12-Sep-1995

Clondalkin has bought Boxes Holdings for £15.7m.
11-Sep-1995

Flextech is considering the sale of its cable franchises for £60m, with possible buyers being KPN and Telewest.
11-Sep-1995

Rutland Trust is considering the purchase of Thamesport, the container port on the Isle of Grain, for £50m.
08-Sep-1995

Stanley Leisure Organisation is in the process of buying 26 betting shops from Hestview for £4m.
08-Sep-1995

Sun Alliance is looking for acquisitions in insurance, life, pensions and fund management.
08-Sep-1995

RMC is to buy out the outstanding stake in its German concrete-producing subsidiary.
08-Sep-1995

Datrontech is buying Peripherique of Hampshire for £2.4m.
08-Sep-1995

Diamond Cable Communications is buying the East Midlands Cable Group for over £45m.
07-Sep-1995

Minet has acquired Special Risk Services, the insurance broker.
07-Sep-1995

Thomson Corp is said to have had 4 possible offers for its newspaper businesses in Scotland.
06-Sep-1995

NSM is buying Ryan Group's assets in south Wales for £8.5m, including mines and processing facilities.
05-Sep-1995

Unilever is buying SC Johnson Wax's fabric conditioner businesses in Venezuela, Colombia and Argentina.
02-Sep-1995

Unilever is buying the Goodmark frozen food brand in Argentina from Frigorifico Rioplatense SAICIF.
02-Sep-1995

Laporte has sold 3 plastics companies to NatWest Ventures for £27m.
02-Sep-1995

ICI has bought Pacific Products, the paint maker from the Philippines for $4m.
02-Sep-1995

Flextech is acquiring a 20% share of Scottish Television for £28m.
01-Sep-1995