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Corporate Services has acquired GWL Holdings, the medical staff agency which trades under the names Medacs and The Recruitment Group, for £12m.
Smith & Nephew, the healthcare concern, has acquired Yunhab Meditech and ChangMyung, its two South Korean distributors, for £4m.
Takare is to merge with Court Cavendish to create the TC Group, which will be the biggest company in the care homes sector with a market value of £254m.
Hearst Corporation of the US has acquired Multilex, the supplier of medical information to the UK healthcare sector, for undisclosed terms.
Priory Hospitals, the acute psychiatric company, has been bought from Community Psychiatric Centers of America by a management buy-out for £88m.
Harmony Healthcare has acquired the Serene Care Group for £9.5m, thus increasing Harmony's nursing homes from 5 to 12.
Bupa has bought back 30 nursing homes from Greenalls, the pub company, for £68m.
VDC is buying ProCare, the dental equipment concern, from Enviromed for about £4m.
Unilever has made an agreed bid of $770m for Helene Curtis, the US personal products company.
Bausch & Lomb of the US has acquired Award, the Scottish maker of disposable contact lenses, for an undisclosed sum.
Biocompatibles International is acquiring Atlantis Catheter Company, the maker of balloon angioplasty products, for up to $21m.