All Mergers & acquisitions Articles

Sandvik acquires Chinese crushing and screening supplier
Sandvik deepens its footprint as a supplier in fast-growing market with Shanghai Jianshe Luqiao Machinery acquisition.
Holcim acquires eight Lafarge units
Holcim has bought several aggregates operations and ready-mix concrete plants in Switzerland and France.
Bouygues in € 45 million Leadbitter acquisition
Heijmans sells controlling stake in UK subsidiary as part of non-core asset-shedding strategy.
KBR in US$ 292 million acquisition of Roberts & Schaefer
KBR broadens its reach in the material handling and processing markets.
Jacobs acquires Aker process and construction business
Jacobs has bought a number of Aker Solutions' process and construction operations for a cash purchase price of US$ 675 million.
Bilfinger Berger sells Valemus Australia
Bilfinger Berger has sold its Valemus Australia subsidiary to Sydney-based property developer Lend Lease for US$ 966 million.
Hochtief urges shareholders to reject sweetened ACS bid
The Hochtief board has recommended that shareholders reject ACS’s increased takeover bid, labelling it “financially inadequate”.
ACS sweetens Hochtief offer
Spanish construction group ACS has upped its offer for German rival Hochtief by +12,5%.
Hochtief urges shareholders to reject ACS offer
Hochtief considers the € 2,7 billion (US$ 3,5 billion) all share offer “financially inadequate”.
Qatar government takes 9,1% stake in Hochtief
Strategic investment raises new funds and puts up new barrier to ACS acquisition.
German regulator allows ACS offer for Hochtief
BaFin gives the green light to what Hochtief views as a hostile takeover bid
Basic Element to buy back 17% of Strabag
Russian investor buys back into Strabag. At the same time, the Austrian contractor has announced plans to buy a minority stake in the group’s infrastructure company.
Hochtief seeks second Australian defence
Takeovers Panel to rule on full acquisition of Leighton should ACS gain control of Hochtief.
ACS plans share issue to fund Hochtief acquisition
Majority of ownership has indicated approval to issue up to 157 million new shares.
Strabag grants Deripaska three-week extension
Russian oligarch given more time for legal formalities in his re-acquisition of a 25% stake in the Austrian contractor.
SNC-Lavalin sets up Brazilian joint venture
Canadian contractor to work with Brazil’s Alusa to target EPC work.
Lennar buys distressed assets
US house builder spends US$ 740 million on delinquent loans and uncompleted properties.
Hochtief seeks Australian defence against ACS
Possible requirement to fully acquire Leighton would make takeover too expensive.
Contractor sells stake in NT2 hydropower scheme
Italian-Thai Development has sold its 15% stake in the Nam Theun 2 scheme in Laos, one of largest hydropower schemes in south-east Asia.
Hyundai to bid for stake in E&C company
Bidding war may ensue as Hyundai Group and Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group battle over a 35% stake in Korea's largest contractor.
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