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