The deal between Takeda and Shire will make Takeda one of the ten largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.
Lanarkshire-based engineering company, Edwin James Group, has posted strong results off the back of acquiring a number of British engineering firms.
American semiconductor manufacturer, Broadcom, has offered to buy another US rival - Qualcomm - in the largest-ever tech buyout deal in history.
Metals and industrial group, Liberty House, has completed the purchase of two pipe mills at Hartlepool from Tata Steel UK, furthering its goal of becoming a key player in global oil & gas market.
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise has this week announced its intention to acquire Irish aircraft leasing company Awas Aviation Capital.
US-based silicon chip manufacturer Intel is planning to buy Israeli autonomous car technology company Mobileye.
European defense and aerospace company, Airbus Group has this week announced that it has finalized the sale of its Defense Electronics subsidiary.
Family-owned HVAC manufacturer, Carver Group has announced the acquisition of Canadian-based Applied Comfort Solutions in a move aimed at strengthening its product portfolio and open routes to the US market.
Coventry-based show-car manufacturer, Concept Group International has been acquired in a multi-million-pound deal by fellow local, Envisage Group.
Aircraft avionics producer Rockwell Collins has this week announced plans to acquire aviation interior fitter B/E Aerospace.