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The terms of a buy-out were agreed last year

Cross-border deals by UK companies at 10-year high

Cross-border takeover activity has seen the biggest rebalancing towards UK buyers for a decade, despite the uncertain economic backdrop.

Joules in talks on growth plan

Joules, the 41-store fashion retailer, has kicked off talks with advisers at an accountancy firm to explore its options to grow the business.

Beazley in threat to pull Hardy bid

The Lloyd's of London insurer Beazley threatened to pull its bid approach for rival Hardy Underwriting yesterday after a sweetened offer worth £174m was rejected.

Allams confirm Tigers takeover and promise January spending spree

Assem and Ehab Allam have confirmed their takeover of Championship side Hull City. The Allams have pledged to take over the club's debts which are believed to be around £20m and to make funds available to manager Nigel Pearson in the January transfer window.

Allams confirm takeover of Hull City

Assem and Ehab Allam have confirmed their takeover of npower Championship side Hull City.

Tribal shares fall as takeover fails

Talks about a potential offer for the public services outsourcing company Tribal Group have ended. The announcement sent its shares down 34 per cent to an all-time low yesterday.

Cable set to tighten up foreign acquisitions

A radical shake-up of Britain's takeover laws has been signalled by the Secretary of State for Business, Vince Cable.

Purslow stands down from Liverpool role

Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow has decided to stand down from his role following the successful sale of the club.

JC Flowers hires ex-Skipton chief ahead of mutuals push

US private equity firm JC Flowers could be set to launch a takeover assault on the UK's building societies after hiring the former head of the Skipton Building Society to advise on the mutuals.

Travis Perkins merger delayed

Travis Perkins's £558m takeover of rival builders' merchants BSS has been delayed by at least a month as the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) scrutinises the deal more thoroughly.

Dana pulls the plug on Korean takeover

Dana Petroleum formally rejected a £1.7bn takeover approach from Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) yesterday in a spat over the value of the company and the mechanism for taking discussions forward.

Five chief leaves after takeover

Channel Five chief executive Dawn Airey and the station's programme boss are to leave following media magnate Richard Desmond's takeover, it was announced today.

WS Atkins buys into US with $280m PBSJ deal

The engineering group WS Atkins is buying the US design firm PBSJ for $280m (£176m) in a deal which "balances the company's geographic presence" and "deepens technical skills in established sectors".

Trafficmaster sold to private equity

The vehicle tracking specialist Trafficmaster saw its shares surge by 10 per cent after agreeing a £73.3m takeover by a US private equity firm.

Cenkos approaches Fairfax with a view to a possible takeover

But a quick deal is unlikely as the investment boutique is itself looking to buy listed rival Astaire
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