Corporates hit international deals trail

LED by Amec's £1.9bn merger with Swiss engineering group Foster Wheeler, 2014 saw North West businesses inject some £2.12bn into overseas corporates.

Deal volume in the year grew 15% from 34 to 39 during the year, according to research from Deloitte's Cross Border Deals Radar. The investment total may be conservative, as it does not include substantial undisclosed deals such as retailer B&M Bargain's acquisition of Ja Woll in Germany.

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