Experian, the global information services company, has bought MyHealthDirect Inc., a US healthcare software firm, for an undisclosed sum MyHealthDirect which has supplied Experian since 2017, provides tools to for people to access and pay for their healthcare. The company's digital platform helps...
Princess Yachts, one of the UK's largest luxury yacht manufacturers, has recorded a record year with turnover of £340m, an increase of 24%. In the year to 31 December 2018, operating profit was up a massive 173% at £29.8m. Antony Sheriff, executive chairman of...
Rolls-Royce has agreed to buy the electric and hybrid-electric aerospace propulsion activities of Siemens (the eAircraft business). The acquisition is expected to complete late 2019, following a period of employee consultation. The eAircraft business, based in Germany and Hungary, employs around 180 specialist electrical...
JD.com, China’s largest retailer, is expanding its luxury white glove delivery service, JD Luxury Express, which offers personalised delivery by specially-trained JD employees. Clad in distinct uniforms, complete with white gloves, they deliver purchases to customers’ homes in electric vehicles, rather than...
National Express has bought a 60% stake in US firm WeDriveU for $84.3 million. WeDriveU provides employee shuttle services to many of the largest Fortune 500 companies in Silicon Valley and the broader San Francisco Bay Area. It also has a presence in...
Tesco have almost doubled it dividend to 5.77p per share, a huge 92.3% increase from the previous year. The increase comes after it reported full year pre-tax profits of £1.7bn, a 28% increase from last year, with revenue rising by 11% to £63.9 billion.
JD Sports has made an offer to buy clothing and shoe retailer Footasylum for £90.1 million. JD, which acquired approximately 18.7 per cent of Footasylum in February this year, now seeks to takeover the company and has offered to pay 82.5 pence a share.
Smith & Nephew plc, the global medical technology business, has agreed to buy Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. for approximately $660 million. Osiris Therapeutics, based in Maryland, USA, researches, develops and manufactures regenerative medicine products. It has achieved commercial success with products in orthopedics, sports medicine...
National Grid has agreed to buy Geronimo Energy, a leading clean energy developer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota for $100m, with potential further payments subject to successful development of the project pipeline. National Grid is also progressing with an agreement to acquire a 51%...

ITV online viewing up 32%

ITV plc have delivered a strong performance in 2018 with online viewing up 32%, driven by mobile devices, connected TV and streaming media players. The ITV Hub (formerly ITV Player), the online home for all of the channels' content, ...

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