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Acquisitions News: 1999

Fri, 03 Sep 1999: Petroline WellSystems, the Aberdeen-based oilfield services company, has been acquired by Weatherford International of the US for GBP 104m....
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Fri, 03 Sep 1999: Prudential-Bache International of the US has acquired Matheson Investment, the London-based stockbroking firm, from Jardine Matheson for undisclosed t...
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Fri, 03 Sep 1999: Coats Viyella has succeeded with its GBP 80m takeover bid for Hicking Pentecost, the industrial threads manufacturer, thus beating a rival offer from ...
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Fri, 03 Sep 1999: Heywood Williams has acquired BCE Cellular Extrusions, the supplier of PVCu building products, from Rugby Group for GBP 11m. ...
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Fri, 03 Sep 1999: Whitecroft has sold Leaderflush & Shapland, the Nottingham-based safety doors business, to management for GBP 14m. ...
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Fri, 03 Sep 1999: CSL Group, the Leicester-based business machine supplier, has undergone a management buy-out and expects to create 15 new jobs. ...
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Thu, 02 Sep 1999: Aortech is to acquire the Yorkshire-based heart valve business of Tissuemed for up to GBP 1m. ...
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Thu, 02 Sep 1999: Vodafone Distribution is to acquire UniqueAir, the mobile phone service provider, from Unipart for about GBP 50m. ...
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Thu, 02 Sep 1999: Cadbury Schweppes is linking up with Carlyle Group to acquire Dr Pepper Bottling Company of Texas for GBP 432m, in order to create the largest indepen...
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Thu, 02 Sep 1999: Britannia Building Society has sold its life assurance business and 75% of its asset management division to Britannic, in a GBP 346m deal....
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Thu, 02 Sep 1999: Henlys is to acquire Blue Bird Corporation, the US school bus manufacturer, for GBP 267m, prompting speculation that Volvo is about to bid for Henlys....
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Thu, 02 Sep 1999: Select Appointments is to be acquired by Vedior of the Netherlands for GBP 1.14bn, creating the third largest staffing agency in the world....
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Thu, 02 Sep 1999: Domestic & General, the insurance company, has acquired Teega Agencies, the customer promotions company, for GBP 0.9m. ...
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Thu, 02 Sep 1999: Bett Brothers has sold its precast concrete division to the Hillhead Quarry Company for GBP 1.1m. ...
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Wed, 01 Sep 1999: WH Smith is to acquire Wayland, the publisher of books for school libraries, through its Hodder Headline subsidiary. ...
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Wed, 01 Sep 1999: Television Corporation is to buy Mentorn, the independent production company, and is now seeking additional UK acquisitions. ...
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Wed, 01 Sep 1999: Hanson is to acquire the European brick operations of Boral for GBP 59m, in order to strengthen its business in Poland, Germany and the Netherlands. ...
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Wed, 01 Sep 1999: De La Rue is to sell its smart cards business to Francois-Charles Oberthur of France for GBP 200m. ...
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Wed, 01 Sep 1999: AM Paper, the Lancashire-based tissue company, is to be acquired by SCA of Sweden for GBP 192m. ...
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Wed, 01 Sep 1999: BCB International, the Cardiff-based manufacturer of outdoor pursuit products, has sold its camping division to Simpson Lawrence, in order to focus on...
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