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Deals - South America

Telstra has acquired Melbourne-headquartered service provider Kloud.

The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of February. The value of the deal was not disclosed. Telstra executive director global enterprise and services Michelle Bendschneider told CRN that all 150 Kloud employees across Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Manila would stay on under the new leadership. Bendschneider also ... Read more...

Strat Aero plc Acquisition of Leading UAV Technology Company

Strat Aero plc, an international aerospace company focused on the rapidly growing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle ('UAV') sector, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Share Purchase Agreement to acquire Aero Kinetics, a Texas based privately owned company, which specialises in the provision of advanced UAV technology solutions, such as high-end UAVs, associated com ... Read more...

Willis Australia completes acquisition of CKA Risk Solutions

Global risk advisor, insurance and reinsurance broker Willis Australia has completed the acquisition of Perth-based independent broker, CKA Risk Solutions. Further details of the transaction were not disclosed.With this acquisition, Willis Australia is expected to strengthen its existing business through enhancing talent pool of risk experts focused on the global ... Read more...

Acquisition of Empresa Brasileira de Bebidas e Alimentos SA for R$580m (£120.8m)

The Board of Britvic plc ("Britvic") announces today the acquisition (the "Acquisition") of Empresa Brasileira de Bebidas e Alimentos SA ("ebba").    Rationale for the Acquisition In May 2013 Britvic outlined its strategy to drive long-term sustainable growth for shareholder ... Read more...

Keywords Studios acquires Kite Team s.l.

Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, today announces the acquisition of Kite Team s.l. together with its wholly owned subsidiary, Kite Team Mex S. de R.L. de C.V. ("Kite Team"). With audio recording and localisation studios in a modern facility in Madrid and with a new audio and localisation facility in Me ... Read more...

UBM buys Hospitalar, Latin America's largest healthcare trade show

UBM plc (LSE: UBM-LN) today announces the acquisition of Hospitalar, Latin America's largest healthcare tradeshow, from SPFC Group. Hospitalar is one of Brazil's top five tradeshows, featuring 1,250 Brazilian and international exhibitors and attracting approximately 95,000 attendees. Hospitalar 2015, the 22nd edition of the Inte ... Read more...

Genus plc Acquires 51% In Vitro Brasil S.A.

Genus plc ("Genus"), a leading global animal genetics company, today announces that it has signed an agreement for the acquisition of 51% of the share capital of In Vitro Brasil S.A. ("IVB") through ABS, its bovine genetics business. IVB is a leading biotechnology company focused on the production of bovine embryos through in-vitro fertilisation (&q ... Read more...

President Energy Plc Acquires a further 5% interest in the Pirity Concession, Paraguay

President announces the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of LCH SA ("LCH"), a Paraguayan company which has a carried 5% Participating Interest in the Pirity Concession, where President holds a 59% beneficial working interest.  As a result of the acquisition, President will, through its Group of Companies, own 64% of the Pirity Concession. The 5% interest is ... Read more...

Bunzl plc Acquires Lamedid Comercial e Servicos Ltd

Bunzl plc, the distribution and outsourcing Group, today announces that it has acquired Lamedid Comercial e Servicos Ltd a in Brazil.   Based near São Paulo, Lamedid is principally engaged in the supply and distribution throughout Brazil of own label medical and healthcare consumable products to hospitals, clinics and laboratories as well as t ... Read more...

InternetQ acquires Interacel to accelerate Latin American expansion

InternetQ plc(LSE-AIM: INTQ) the leading global mobile marketing, digital entertainment and advertising technology company, today announces that it has reached an agreement to acquire Interacel Holdings LLC, one of Latin America's fastest growing mobile service providers. Interacel is active in some of the world's fastest growing mobile markets and has di ... Read more...

Frutarom Industries Ltd. Acquires Flavors Company in Guatemala

Frutarom Industries Ltd. ("Frutarom", the "Company") hereby announces that today it signed an agreement for purchase of the full share capital of the International Aroma Group, a Panamanian company, holder of the Guatemalan Aroma group ("Aroma"), in return for a net cash payment of US$12.5 million (US$13 million, with a deduction of Aroma&# ... Read more...

Andes Energia plc Acquires producing and exploration assets in Argentina

The Board of Andes (AIM: AEN; BCBA: AEN) is pleased to announce the successful completion of the acquisition from local South American investors of 100% of the issued share capital of Ketsal S.A. ("Ketsal"), a private oil and gas investment company with interests in producing and exploration assets in Argentina.   KETSAL PORTFOLIO HIGHLIGHTS ... Read more...

Andes Energia plc Acquires producing and exploration assets in Argentina

The Board of Andes (AIM: AEN; BCBA: AEN) is pleased to announce the successful completion of the acquisition of 100% of the issued share capital of Kilwer S.A. ("Kilwer"), a private oil and gas company with producing and exploration assets in Argentina, from local, South American investors. KILWER PORTFOLIO HIGHLIGHTS   ... Read more...

LG Electronics Acquires webOS from HP to Enhance Smart TV

To support its next-generation Smart TV technology, LG has entered into a definitive agreement with HP to acquire the source code, associated documentation, engineering talent and related websites associated with webOS. As part of the transaction, LG also will receive licenses under HP’s intellectual property (IP) for use with its webOS prod ... Read more...

Craven House Capital Plc Acquisition of 50.1% shareholding in "Finishtec - Acabamentos Técnicos em Metais Ltda - ME"

The Company today announces that it has agreed to purchase 17,502 shares in Finishtec - Acabamentos Técnicos em Metais Ltda. - ME ("Finishtec") representing 50.1% of Finishtec's issued share capital.  The shares are being purchased at a price of approximately $57 per share, amounting to a total consideration of $1,000,000, from the founding partners of ... Read more...

Old Mutual acquires strategic distribution capability in Latin America

Old Mutual plc ("Old Mutual" or "the Group") today announces that its Emerging Markets business will strengthen its distribution capability through the acquisition of a majority stake in AIVA Business Platforms (AIVA).   The new business combination will enhance Old Mutual's presence in selected emerging markets particu ... Read more...

TLA Worldwide plc Acquisition of the business and assets of Peter E. Greenberg and Associates, Ltd

The Board of TLA is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of the business an ... Read more...

Logicalis acquires Cibercall in Colombia and Ecuador

Datatec Limited ("Datatec", "the Group" or "the Company", JSE/AIM: DTC) the international Information and Communications Technology (ICT) group, announces that its subsidiary Logicalis has acquired the Colombian and Ecuadorian operations of Cibercall S.A. ("Cibercall", the "Acquisition"). The Acquisi ... Read more...

Condor Gold acquires La Mojarra Concession adjacent to its La India Project, Nicaragua

Mark Child, Chairman and CEO commented:   "Condor has purchased the strategically important La Mojarra Concession that lies only 400m to the south of La India Vein Set resource of 1,481,000 oz gold at 4.0g/t; the location of a high grade open pit resource of 954,000 oz gold at 3.61g/t. The open pit resource is open to the south. One of the southern most ... Read more...

W&T Offshore to Acquire Gulf Assets from Newfield in $228M Deal

W&T Offshore, Inc. has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Newfield Exploration Company and its subsidiary, Newfield Exploration Gulf Coast LLC ("Newfield") to acquire all of Newfield's exploration and production properties in the Gulf of Mexico. The transaction includes 78 federal offshore lease blocks on approximately 432,700 gross acre ... Read more...

Westcon acquires Afina for up to €50 million

Datatec Limited ("Datatec", "the Group" or "the Company", JSE/AIM: DTC) the international Information and Communications Technology (ICT) group, announces that its subsidiary Westcon Inc ("Westcon") has agreed to acquire the Latin American and Iberian multinational security, virtualisation and data centre ... Read more...

Elementis - Acquisition of Watercryl Quimica Ltda for $24 million

Elementis plc (ELM.L) ("Elementis" or the "Company") today announces that it has agreed, through its wholly owned subsidiary Elementis Holdings Limited, to purchase Watercryl Quimica Ltda ('Watercryl'), a Brazilian coatings additives company, for a cash consideration of $24 million.   Watercryl was established i ... Read more...

Sage enters Brazil with acquisition of Folhamatic Group

The Sage Group plc ("Sage"), announces it has acquired a controlling interest in Folhamatic Group ("Folhamatic"), a leading provider of accounting, tax and payroll and regulatory content software in Brazil.  The expected total consideration of £125m (R$398m) for 75% of the equity equates to an enterprise value for 100% of the busin ... Read more...

Acquisition of Rio Tinto and Kwezi's South African coal assets completed

"Transaction strengthens Coal of Africa's position as one of the most substantial holders of prospecting and mining rights for coking coal in South Africa's Soutpansberg coalfield," says CEO John Wallington.   Coal of Africa Limited ("CoAL" or "the Company"), ... Read more...

Geopark Holdings Ltd Completes Second Acquisition in Colombia

GeoPark Holdings Limited ("GeoPark" or the "Company"), the Latin American oil and gas exploration and production company operating in Chile, Colombia and Argentina (AIM:GPK) is pleased to announce the completion of its second acquisition in Colombia this year with the purchase of Hupecol Cuerva LLC ("Hupecol"), a privately-held company with two exploration an ... Read more...

GeoPark Holdings Ltd Acquires Winchester Oil and Gas S.A

GeoPark Holdings Limited ("GeoPark" or the "Company"), the Latin American oil and gas exploration and production company operating in Chile and Argentina (AIM:GPK) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Winchester Oil and Gas S.A. and La Luna Oil Company Limited S.A. (collectively "Winchester Luna"), privately-held exploration and production com ... Read more...

Rio Tinto doubles stake in Richards Bay Minerals through acquisition of BHP Billiton's interest

Rio Tinto will increase its stake in Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) to 74 per cent through the acquisition of BHP Billiton's 37 per cent interest. The acquisition has been triggered by BHP Billiton's decision to exercise a put option agreed between Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton as part of RBM's restructuring in 2009. The final consideration for the ... Read more...

Patagonia Gold Plc Acquires Estancia ‘El Tranquilo’

PGD's El Tranquilo exploration and mining concession property block (El Tranquilo block), covering over 80 square kilometres, is located approximately 160 kilometres to the south-east of the town of Perito Moreno in the Santa Cruz Province of Argentina. The El Tranquilo block contains Patagonia Gold's flagship Cap-Oeste gold and silver project; where ... Read more...

Thomson Reuters acquires Tedesco Technology

Thomson Reuters, the world leader in intelligent information for businesses and professionals, announced the acquisition of Tedesco Technology, a leading provider of technology solutions for corporate legal departments and law firms in Brazil. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Tedesco Technology, based in Sao Paulo and Porto Alegre office, serves an im ... Read more...

Brasil Insurance acquires SHT Management & Insurance Brokerage Ltd

The Brazil Insurance Holdings and Management SA ("Company"), open joint stock company with shares traded on the Bovespa's Novo Mercado under the symbol BRIN3, in compliance with CVM Instruction 358/2002, informs its shareholders and the market general, according to its strategy of growth through the acquisition of holdings in insurance and reinsurance brokerage, signed an a ... Read more...

Aramex Acquires Leading South African Logistics Company, Berco Express

Aramex, the global logistics and transportation solutions provider, announced that it has completed the full acquisition of Berco Express (Pty) Ltd, one of South Africa’s leading logistics and transportation companies. Established in 1992, by Bernard Cox as part of the Berco Group, Berco Express has evolved from a pure courier company to a leadin ... Read more...

IFS acquires Latin IFS Technologia Da Informacao S.A.

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, today announces that it has signed an agreement with the owners of LATINIFS Tecnologia da Informação S.A. (“LatinIFS”) to purchase 100 percent of the shares of the company. The purchase price will be paid in cash. The acquisition will further strengthen IFS’s market position in the high-gr ... Read more...

AuRico Gold to Acquire Northgate Minerals and Create

Superior Production Growth with Fully Un-Hedged Precious Metals Exposure AuRico Gold Inc. (“AuRico”) (TSX:AUQ) (NYSE:AUQ) and Northgate Minerals Corporation (“Northgate”) (TSX:NGX) (NYSE-Amex:NXG) are pleased to announce that they have entered into a definitive acquisition agreement (the “Agreement”) to create ... Read more...

Agnico-Eagle offer for Grayd expires; Agnico-Eagle acquires 94.77% of Grayd and plans compulsory acquisition of remaining shares

Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited ("Agnico-Eagle") (NYSE & TSX: AEM) and Grayd Resource Corporation ("Grayd") (TSX-V: GYD & OTCQX: GYDRF) announced that 91,228,900 common shares (the "Shares") of Grayd, representing approximately 94.77% of the outstanding Shares on a fully-diluted basis, have been validly deposited pursuant ... Read more...

Bunzl Completes Further Acquisitions in Brazil and the Netherlands

Bunzl plc, the international distribution and outsourcing Group, today announces two further acquisitions together with the completion of the acquisition of Majestic Products. The Company has acquired Ideal Global Sistemas de Higiene Ltda from Ryssard and Rodrigo Zimnowlocki.  Based in São Paulo with three warehouses throughout Brazil, Ideal is a le ... Read more...