Shares in UDG rose by 0.5 per cent in early trading in London on Tuesday to £10.71. Photograph: David Sleator

UDG Healthcare confirmed on Tuesday that US private equity group Clayton Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) has hiked its takeover bid for the Dublin-base(...)

UDG said on Friday morning that the suitor “has informed the board of UDG that, following discussions with certain UDG shareholders, it is considering an improved and final offer of 1,080 pence per UDG share”.

US private equity group Clayton Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) is considering hiking its bid for Dublin-based UDG Healthcare by 5.57 per cent to £2.76(...)

Paper and packaging giant, Smurfit Kappa Group, rose 1.4% to €44.55. File photograph: Getty

European stocks rose on Monday, led by growth-exposed sectors, as encouraging comments from central bank head Christine Lagarde boosted optimism over (...)

Morrisons said  that it had rejected the approach, which it believes “significantly undervalued” its business and prospects. Photograph: iStock

Shares in Morrisons surged by as much as a third on Monday on hopes that US private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) might raise it(...)

Even the large investor that UDG originally had in the bag to support the deal can’t be counted on to the extent that was once hoped

It seemed that UDG Healthcare would be just another Irish company to exit the market with barely a whimper, when the group revealed four weeks ago tha(...)

Shares in UDG Healthcare spiked on Friday amid speculation that its private equity suitor, Clayton Dubilier & Rice,  may have to raise its £2.61 million bid.

Shares in UDG Healthcare spiked in Friday amid speculation that its private equity suitor, Clayton Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) may have to raise it(...)

Former UDG Healthcare chief executive Liam FitzGerald is now a deals adviser to US private equity giant Clayton, Dubilier & Rice which has agreed to buy the Irish business for €3.15 billion. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Dublin-based healthcare services provider UDG has agreed to be acquired for £2.6 billion (€3.15 billion) by a US private equity giant where the Irish (...)

Photograph: iStock

A sell-off in global shares extended to its longest losing streak in two months on Wednesday as surging commodity prices and growing inflationary pres(...)

Wolseley sells plumbing, heating, cooling, drainage and mechanical supplies to tradespeople in the UK

Plumbing and heating giant Ferguson has agreed to sell its Wolseley business in the UK to a private investment firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice for a(...)

Liam FitzGerald: oversaw 30 acquisitions during his time as chief executive of UDG between 2000 and 2016

Liam FitzGerald, the former chief executive of UDG Healthcare, has been named as chairman-designate of Gowan Group, succeeding Michael Maughan when he(...)

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