Transactions UK

Law360 UK Transactions delivers daily news, real-time alerts and forward-thinking analysis on corporate transactions trends and deals in the U.K. and EU including hostile takeovers, friendly mergers, IPOs, buyouts and shareholder disputes – and the laws and regulation surrounding them.

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Latest News in Transactions UK

  • July 15, 2024

    Biotech Firm Destiny To Delist From AIM

    Destiny Pharma PLC on Monday proposed quitting London's alternative investment market to go private, saying doing so gives it a better chance of raising funds for developing its key drug program than as a public business.

  • July 15, 2024

    Labour Gov't Urged To Consult On Green Finance Rules

    A trade body for financial institutions has urged the Labour government to consult before imposing extra rules on firms' plans to transition to the green economy to avoid liability risks.

  • July 15, 2024

    Tips For Implementing EU Sustainability Reporting Guidance

    Lawyers at Sullivan & Cromwell discuss the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group’s recently published guidance on double materiality assessments and offer takeaways on achieving a sustainability directive-compliant process that could enhance clarity and consistency among multinational stakeholders.

  • July 15, 2024

    Cosmetics Packager Texen To Buy Rival In €140M Deal

    French luxury beauty packager Texen SAS plans to merge with Quadpack Industries SA in a take-private deal that values the Spanish rival at €140 million ($153 million), the companies said on Monday.

  • July 15, 2024

    AstraZeneca Completes $1B Amolyt Pharma Takeover

    AstraZeneca said Monday that it has successfully completed the approximately $1.05 billion acquisition of clinical stage biotechnology company Amolyt Pharma, which was guided by Freshfields, Jones Day and Cooley LLP, weeks after completing another $2.4 billion acquisition. 

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