By Samuel Indyk
Investing.com – At 07:21GMT, FTSE 100 futures are trading higher by 0.5% at 7297.
Flutter Entertainment (LON:FLTRF) – Announces acquisition of Italian gaming operator Sisal from CVC Capital Partners for a consideration of £1.62 billion (€1.913 billion). The transaction is likely to complete during Q2 2022 and is expected to be accretive to adjusted earnings in the first 12 months post-completion.
BHP Group (LON:BHPB) – BHP and Noront have terminated the support agreement. In accordance with the terms of the support agreement, Noront has made a CAD 17.78 million termination payment to BHP.
Balfour Beatty (LON:BALF) – Reached a resolution with the US Department of Justice (DoJ), resolves the DoJ’s criminal and civil investigations into specific performance incentive fees improperly claimed by subsidiary Balfour Beatty Communities between 2013 and 2019 related to maintenance work at certain United States military housing installations. Balfour Beatty Communities will pay a total resolution amount of $65.4 million (£49.0 million at the current exchange rate) comprising approximately $33.6 million in penalties and $31.8 million in restitution. The company has also pleaded guilty to one count of fraud.
AstraZeneca PLC (LON:AZN) – The company said its COVID-19 vaccine was effective against Omicron following a third dose, according to new laboratory study results.
International Public Partnerships (LON:INPP) – Agreed to acquire a small portfolio of UK PPP investments comprising initially interests in Townlands Community Hospital in Henley, Eltham Community Hospital and minority interests in the Building Schools for the Future projects STaG 1 and 2. The interests will be acquired from Amber Infrastructure for £3.1 million.
Fintel (LON:FNTL) – Premier Milton and Carmignac have joined a growing number of firms committed to multi-year agreements for its managed distribution service, launched earlier this year.
UK pre-market stocks update – Flutter, BHP, Balfour Beatty, Deliveroo
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