The top 10 business deals done in the East of England in 2017

ARM Holdings in Cambridge was among the companies targets by an acqusitive business in 2017. Picture

ARM Holdings in Cambridge was among the companies targets by an acqusitive business in 2017. Picture: submitted - Credit: Archant

These are the top 10 deals, by value, completed in the East of England in 2017.

The list was revealed in Experian's M&A report for the year.

1. Vision Fund, Japan purchased a minority stake in ARM Holdings, Cambridge in March for £6.548bn.

2. Tesco bought Wellingborough-based Booker Group for £3.7bn in January.

3. In May Allianz Capital Partners in Germany, DIF Infrastructure in The Netherlands, and HICL Infrastructure in Guernsey completed a secondary buy-out (SBO) of Affinity Water Acquisitions (Investments), Hatfield for £687m.


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4. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board bought a minority stake in Peterborough's BGL Group worth £675m in November.

5. Last month China Resources (Holdings) in Hong Kong purchased a minority stake in Dudgeon Offshore Wind, which operates the wind farm off the Norfolk coast, for £555m.

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6. CBFI Investment in London completed an investor buy-out of Imagination Technologies, Kings Langley in June for £550m.

7. In September French firm Schneider Electric (SE) completed a reverse takeover of AVEVA Group in Cambridge worth £550m.

8. London firms Dalmore Capital and GLIL Infrastructure bought a minority stake in Anglian Water in December for £395m.

9. Countryside Properties in Brentwood completed a divestment worth £321m in May.

10. Hatfield-based Ocado Group settled a rights issue for £250m in June.

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