Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods said on Friday that full-year adjusted pre-tax profit was set to be at the top end of its expectations after "a very encouraging start to the year".
All Active Asset Capital (AAA) updated the market on its proposed acquisition of podcast provider Audioboom on Friday, after Audioboom rejected its possible offer a day earlier.
NatWest will take a minority stake in Permanent TSB Group (PTSB) in a potential deal to sell €7. 6bn of assets to the Irish lender.
Vela Technologies updated the market on its intention to add another director to the board on Friday, saying it was in the “advanced stages” of appointing an executive director.
Quantum Exponential plans to float on the Aquis Stock Exchange Growth Market in anticipation of growing interest in quantum technologies.
Legal and professional services group Gateley has bought Tozer Gallagher, a practice of chartered quantity surveyors and construction consultants, for a up to £700,000.
Specialist asset management service provider MJ Hudson has acquired the entire share capital of Saffery Champness Fund Services (SCFS), a Guernsey based fund administration business, from the accountancy group Saffery Champness.
UK defence company Ultra Electronics on Friday said it was minded to recommend a £2. 58bn takeover bid from Cobham to shareholders.
Telecoms operator Vodafone reported a better-than-expected rise in first quarter revenue as European and African services returned to growth.
West Africa-focussed Cora Gold announced the eighth set of drill results from its largest ever drilling campaign at the Sanankoro Gold Project in southern Mali on Friday.
Fashion brand Ted Baker said on Friday that it has secured a new global HQ at 101 on Cleveland in the heart of Fitzrovia, London, and that the move will result in cost savings.
Specialist recruitment company Prime People reported revenue of £17. 8m in its final results on Friday, down from £23. 99m year-on-year, as its net fee income slipped to £10. 93m from £15. 52m.
Immunodiagnostics group Oncimmune has signed an autoantibody profiling contract with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, based in Boston, Massachusetts, it announced on Friday.
Data science and machine learning technology company Insig AI announced on Friday that alternative investment manager CarVal Investors has entered into binding heads of terms with its wholly-owned subsidiary Insig AI Corporation, for Insig AI to combine its environmental, social and governance (ESG) tools with CarVal's proprietary ESG risk scoring methodology.
Sustainable energy generator Simec Atlantis Energy updated the market on the status of its major shareholder, Simec UK Energy, which holds around 41% of the company, and over which receivers were appointed in May/.
Preclinical antibody discovery, engineering and supply company Fusion Antibodies has achieved its first research milestone payment as part of its ongoing collaboration with a major client, it announced on Friday.
Brewin Dolphin reported record gross discretionary fund inflows in its third quarter on Friday, at £1. 3bn, rising from the £1. 0bn it recorded for the second quarter.
Beazley reported a first-half profit before tax of $167. 3m (£121. 81m) on Friday, swinging from a loss before tax of $13. 8m in the first half of the prior year.
Premium chocolatier Hotel Chocolat said on Friday that it has raised £40m in a share placing as it looks to become a "digital-led" chocolate brand.
UK retail sales rose between May and June, helped along by the Euros, according to figures released on Friday by the Office for National Statistics.
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