A roundup of recent buy-ups and takeovers

Blimey it's been a busy old time recently in the world of corporate mergers and takeovers, so for those of you who aren't in the know this is what has happened:

  • Thomson Corporation sold Thomson Learning, then even before the contracts had been signed they swooped on Reuters the deal will make Thomson-Reuters one of the largest news and financial data providers, wahahahah....
  • Informa have also been on bit of a spending spree with their recent acquisition of Datamonitor for £502 million, this consolidates their previous acquisitions in 2005.