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Alliance Boots


Alliance Boots, the Nottingham-based chain of 2,500 stores with 108,000 staff, is to be acquired by US-based Walgreens in a £9bn deal for the remaining 55%.
07-Aug-2014


Alliance Boots has sold a 45% stake in its pharmacy and health business to Walgreens of the US for £4.3bn, creating a combined group of 11,000 stores in 12 countries.
20-Jun-2012


Alliance Boots is considering plans to double the 500-strong workforce at its 460,000 sq ft distribution centre at Centrum 100 in Burton, having completed a £50m expansion project.
05-Mar-2012


Alliance Boots is creating 50 jobs at its new BCM Specials bespoke medicines laboratory in Nottingham.
08-Mar-2010


Alliance Boots is to merge Boots Opticians with Dollond & Aitchison to create a combined chain of 690 optical outlets with more than 5,000 staff.
30-Jan-2009


Alliance Boots has acquired a 90% stake in Megapharm, the German oncology products supplier with 100 staff, for undisclosed terms.
20-Oct-2008


Alliance Boots is to invest up to £1bn in capital expenditure for its health and beauty business over the next three years, and has also announced the transfer of its headquarters from Nottingham to Switzerland.
09-Jun-2008


Alliance Boots has acquired HF Healthcare, the chain of 25 pharmacies in the north of England with 240 staff, for undisclosed terms.
08-Apr-2008


Alliance Boots has acquired Henderson Pharmacy, the Northumberland-based chain of 14 pharmacies with 120 staff, for undisclosed terms.
03-Oct-2007


Alliance Boots has agreed to a £11bn takeover offer from private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, but there are not expected to be any job losses or store closures.
25-Apr-2007


Alliance Boots is to invest £65m rebranding its 900 community pharmacies as "your local Boots pharmacy" over the next two years, and up to 100 stores will be closed or moved.
29-Mar-2007


Alliance Boots is to set up a £3m Boots Centre for Innovation at Swansea University's Institute for Life Science, in order to help researchers and entrepreneurs develop new pharmaceutical products.
23-Jan-2007