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M&A Deals: Qiagen, Thomas Cook, Roche

also Tegut you want some realMarkets take over: As reported, the chain wants to buy seven stores from Metro's mother. Plans have already been submitted to the Bundeskartellamt. Earlier this month, competitor Edeka had already announced plans to buy 87 Real Stores. Metro is currently in talks with real estate investor Redos to sell Real. However, Redos just wants to keep and continue part of the branches. In addition, real estate investors of X + Bricks should disrupt these conversations again: According to, X + Bricks improved their July offering again. Further details are unknown.

Heidelberger Printing Machines sells color production "Hi-tech coatings"In the US ICP group, ICP paid a purchase price of EUR 38.5 million for the division. Heideldruck expects a one-off revenue of € 20 million, which Heidelberger would like to use for "strategic future investments". The deal is expected to close this year, under the usual closing conditions. ICP intends to integrate this division into its "Industrial Solutions" division as part of post-merger integration.

coty takes over most of the cosmetics company from Kylie Jenner, Like that German billionaire family Reimann The US cosmetic giant has announced that Americans will pay $ 600 million for 51 percent of the reality TV star's cosmetic brand. In the last twelve months generated Kylie cosmetics about US $ 180 million (equivalent to US $ 163 million). According to Coty, the company has estimated US $ 1.2 billion (EUR 1 billion) according to Exchange. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2020. Coty is at the agreement of an American advisor Tiger Chark supported. In Coty they include make-up brands like The maximum factor and Bourjois Paris – the last Coty introduced the hair care brand Wella in the window.

ProSiebenSat.1major shareholder Mediaset could increase its stake in the Munich-based television company to about 20 percent. Like the CEO of Mediaset Marco Giordani news agency said it was still a "defensive" investment and Mediaset is not taking any of the takeover offers. In addition, according to CFO, ProSiebenSat.1 should move to its new parent company, Mediaset Media for Europe (MFE) Taking part. ProSieben CEO Max Conze however, no official request was received from Mediaset in this regard, the report said. Just last week, the Italians increased their stake in ProSiebenSat.1 from 9.6 percent to 15.1 percent.

BASF acquires Sculpteo: Ludwigshafener buying through their daughter BASF New business French 3D printing service provider with locations in Paris and San Francisco. Details of the financial transaction are unknown. The acquisition is intended as a subsidiary BASF 3D solutions Take, for example, faster introduction of new materials into the field of industrial 3D printing.

Kone wants in bidding for lifts lifts from ThyssenKrupp persuade: As quotes insider reports, the Finns are apparently luring ThyssenKrupp into a € 3bn advance to get a takeover train. Kone is a strategist – as opposed to providing financial investors – at a disadvantage, as the Finns were expecting the takeover of Essen's pearl of earnings, probably a lengthy interrogation by antitrust authorities. If Kone receives the award and the necessary competition authorization, the advance will be reimbursed in relation to the final purchase price. If the contract fails, ThyssenKrupp will likely withhold payment as a breakthrough fee.

Deutsche Börse is reportedly opposed to Madrid Stock Exchange (BME): According to, referring to the Spanish business newspaper La Expansion, Frankfurt's considerations are still at an early stage. According to the Spanish newspaper "Cinco Dias" also Hong Kong Stock Exchange enter the war for billions. Swiss Stock Exchange SIX offers over 2.8 billion euros for BME and also for exchange across countries euro Next it is still in the bidder race.

Merck obviously thinking about selling his pigment business. The newspaper Die Welt reports on this, referring to the circles referred to. The pharmaceutical company met with financial advisers and potential bidders to explore the interest in the business. The Darmstadt division is worth up to 1.5 billion euros. Considerations are, however, still at an early stage and it is uncertain whether a transaction will occur.

Kemper and Reinert get the green light for its planned merger: With the approval of the Federal Cartel Office, two family businesses will be named "Family butchers"Join the second largest meat producer in Germany. According to competition authorities, the joint venture would only have 10 to 20 percent market share.

Logistics company Kuehne + Nagel takes over the land and logistics activities of its Dutch competitor Rotra, Offshore and air navigation activities, as well as container terminal activities, remain with previous owners. Details of the financial transaction are unknown. The acquisition serves to expand Switzerland's European land network. According to Kühne + Nagel, the family-owned company employs around 800 people and has an annual net sales of more than € 100 million.

Swiss producer of flavors and fragrances Firmenich takes over the specialty chemicals company’s CO2 extraction department Evonik, Buying Firmenich wants to better meet the growing demand of customers for authentic, natural flavors and aromas. Further transaction details are not provided. Firmenich recently made sales of 3.9 billion Swiss francs (equivalent to 3.6 billion euros). The Swiss were in agreement with a law firm noerr (Lead: Gerald Reger and Georg Langheld) supported.

HQ Equita is buying an add-on for his portfolio company Fawema: The investment firm acquires a majority in the packaging machinery manufacturer wolf, As Bad Homburger has announced, the Wolf family and other investors remain involved in the Lich-Birklar-based company. There was silence on the purchase price. HQ Equita acquisition wants investment in platform "Packing group“In addition to Fawem, the company’s portfolio HDG heard. In the Wolf von transaction cf: M. taxes and EGW Act advice. For HQ Equita they were Alantra. Ebner pride. Munich Strategic Group. Watson Farley and Williams. Hendersen taxand. Eger's Law. ERM and MSLAW works.

CirComp Moving to the US: The manufacturer of high performance fiber composites is approaching Albany International, an industrial commodity listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Based in Kaiserslautern, Circomp manufactures aircraft components and fits well with the Albany portfolio, which develops and manufactures aviation components, among others. Details of the financial transaction are unknown. Managing Director of Circomp, Ralph Funck, was agreed by M&A Advisers IMAP (Lead: Torsten Denker and Martin Michalek) supported.

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