COMPANY NEWS
06 Oct
Totally acquiring urgent care provider Vocare in £11m deal
NHS

Out-of-hospital services provider Totally announced on Friday that it has conditionally agreed to acquire the entire issued and to-be-issued share capital of urgent care services provider Vocare for a consideration of up to £11m on a cash-free and debt-free basis, with a normalised level of working capital.

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06 Oct
Zegona Communications extends tender offer deadline
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Zegona Communications updated the market on its tender offer on Friday, having initially announced its return of up to £140m to shareholders on 30 August.

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06 Oct
CRH target Ash Grove receives rival takeover offer
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CRH's proposed $3. 5bn acquisition of US-based Ash Grove has been derailed after the Kansas company received a potentially larger rival offer.

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06 Oct
EasyJet sees FY profit at upper end of range after record summer
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Budget airline easyJet said on Friday that headline pre-tax profit for the year is expected to be at the upper end of the previously guided range as it reported a record number of passengers over the summer.

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06 Oct
Finsbury Food confirms closure of loss-making Grain D'Or factory
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Finsbury Food confirmed on Friday that it will close its loss-making Grain D'Or factory by 2 December.

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06 Oct
Motif Bio presents positive iclaprim data
Astrazeneca

Clinical stage biopharmaceutical company Motif Bio announced on Friday that new preclinical data with its investigational drug candidate ‘iclaprim’ were presented during the IDWeek 2017 conference, currently being held in San Diego.

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06 Oct
UK high street sales solid in September but October starts badly
Capital & Regional, retail, shopping

UK retail sales were solid in September but growth remained weak amid rising prices, a consumer crunch and declining high street footfall.

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06 Oct
Base Resources issues almost 5m incentive shares
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Base Resources announced on Friday that, following performance testing of the 2014 cycle of rights issued pursuant to the its Long Term Incentive Plan (LTIP) as at 30 September, a total of 4,961,983 new fully paid ordinary shares had been issued for the benefit of LTIP participants.

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06 Oct
Unilever sets deadline for spread bids
Unilever, consumer goods, Flora margarine

Unilever has called a deadline for bids for its £6bn spreads business of 19 October, according to reports overnight.

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06 Oct
Vast Resources presented with funding options for Romania development
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Romania and Zimbabwe-focussed mining company Vast Resources advised shareholders on Friday that, as a result of the “consistently positive” results delivered from the drilling and development programme at the Carlibaba Deposit located next to its producing Manaila Polymetallic Mine in Romania, coupled with the 2018 off-take bidding process for the concentrate production, it has been presented with a number of potential non-dilutionary financing options to advance its Romanian interests.

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