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Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals - 2016
Synexus, the Chorley-based clinical trials firm with 850 staff, has been sold by LDC to Jaguar Holding Company Luxembourg in a £178m deal.
Natural Resources Wales is to relocate up to 38 jobs to a new £2m laboratory to test beach water quality at Swansea University in September.
Portmeirion has acquired Lighthouse Holdings, the owner of the Cumbria-based Wax Lyrical home fragrance firm with 122 staff, for up to £18m.
Alliance Healthcare Distribution has acquired a 4,500 sq ft unit at Ecclesbourne Park in Alfreton for its pharamaceutical transport business.
Wilmington has acquired Evantage Consulting, the Sheffield-based healthcare and pharmaceutical analytics firm, for an initial £1.4m.
Express Microbiology is to open a chemistry laboratory in Linlithgow, with the creation of at least ten jobs over the next five years.
Exco InTouch is to expand its pharmaceutical technology business with about ten new jobs and more office space at Wheatcroft Business Park in Nottingham.
Rialco, the Bradford-based chemicals manufacturing firm with 11 staff, has been acquired by Electronics For Imaging of the US for undisclosed terms.
Redag Crop Protection is to create up to 20 jobs and expand its crop protection laboratory at Alderley Park in Cheshire, having secured funding of £1.4m.
BASF is to sell its industrial coatings business to AkzoNobel of the Netherlands for £372m, including a manufacturing plant in Deeside.
Covance is to sell its pharmaceutical laboratory in Northumberland to a new company called ARC Trinova, securing the future of at least 50 jobs.
Custom Pharmaceuticals is planning to invest £20m in a new headquarters at Moulsecoomb in Brighton, with the creation of 50 jobs.
West Sussex County Council is planning to develop a health and life sciences park at a 20-acre site in Horsham, which could create up to 1,000 jobs.
University of St Andrews is to submit plans to build a £10m 2,300 sq m marine biology laboratory at East Sands in St Andrews.