United Utilities, JD Sports and Total Fitness: The 17 latest North West deals

Companies based all across the North West have agreed a series of high-profile mergers and acquisitions over the last week or so.

Businesses including the likes of United Utilities, JD Sports and Total Fitness have all been involved as well as Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group, Bolton Wanderers and global law firm DWF.

Below, BusinessLive has rounded up 17 of the biggest deals from across the region we feel you should not miss.

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United Utilities

United Utilities is headquartered in Warrington(Image: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)

United Utilities has agreed a deal worth £1.8bn to sell part of its pension liabilities to Legal & General.

The North West water provider has said the move it part of the “de-risking strategy” of the pension scheme trustees to “ensure even greater long term security”.

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