4:00 PM Frankfurt – Berkeley profit surged 45% on 31% increase in revenues. Betfair net jumped 69% to £86 million. Remy Cointreau profit climbed 18%. Anite agreed to be acquire by the U.S.-based Keysight Technologies for about £388 million.
In London trading, FTSE 100 index slipped 0.6% or 39.24 to 6,683.58 and in Frankfurt the DAX index fell 0.5% or 49.57 to 10,996.78.
In Paris, CAC 40 index declined 0.8% or 39.82 to 4,800.47.
surged 23.6% to 127.30 pence after the U.K.-based handset testing device provider agreed to be acquired by the U.S.-based electronic measurement instruments maker Keysight Technologies Inc for about £388 million or $607 million, 22.3% premium to closing price of 103 pence on June 16.
Under the terms, Anite shareholders will receive 126 pence in cash a share.
Berkeley Group Holdings Plc
soared 8.6% to 3,430 pence after the U.K.-based property developer reported revenues in the year ending in April soared 30.8% to £2.12 billion from £1.62 billion in a year ago period.
Net profit in the quarter surged 44.6% from a year ago to £423.5 million compared to £292.9 million and diluted earnings per share jumped to 276.9 pence form 188.5 pence.
Betfair Group Ltd
declined 3.4% to 2,428 pence after the U.K.-based online betting and gaming said revenues in the year ending in April climbed 21% to £476.5 million from £393.6 million in a year ago period.
Net profit in the quarter jumped 69.4% from a year ago to £86.4 million compared to £51 million and diluted earnings per share increased to 83.7 pence form 41.1 pence.
gained 1.1% to €64.79 after the France-based wines and spirits distributor stated sales in the year ending in March declined 6.4% to €965.1 million from €1.03 billion in a year ago period.
Net profit in the year climbed 18% from a year ago to €94.6 million compared to €80.2 million and earnings per share jumped to €1.91 from €1.27.
Old Mutual Plc
slipped 1.1% to 201 pence after the U.K.-based insurance and banking company said its U.S.-based unit Old Mutual Asset Management priced an underwritten public offering of 13.3 million of its ordinary shares at a public offering price of $17.50 per share and raise $268 million.
The company granted underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2 million shares.