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Granada has acquired NFER-Nelson, the provider of test and assessment products, for £20m, in order to expand its Granada Learning online education business.
02-Jun-2000


Granada is in discussions with the government about plans to set up park-and-ride facilities at motorway service stations, and at least six sites are being considered.
06-Apr-2000


Granada Hospitality is acquiring Poplar 2000, the operator of off-motorway service stations, from Pochin for £8.6m.
23-Mar-2000


Granada has bought a 9.1% stake in Australia's Seven Network for £56m, and has also set up a joint venture TV production company with Seven.
09-Feb-2000


Granada is planning to merge its TV rental business with Thorn's Radio Rentals, in a £1bn deal that will create a new company called Box Clever.
18-Dec-1999


Granada Media Group has acquired Brecon-based BlackCat, an educational software company, for undisclosed terms, as part of a strategy to build up a leading educational and online business.
06-Nov-1999


Granada is to acquire the Harry Ramsden's chain of fish and chip restaurants for £20m, and plans to roll out the brand in its service stations throughout the country.
23-Oct-1999


Granada Media has acquired Letts Educational, the textbook publisher, from BPP Holdings for £28m.
06-Sep-1999


Granada Food Services has acquired Summit Catering, the contract catering company, for £6.5m.
22-Feb-1999


Granada is planning to build a motel and restaurant at North Weald in Essex, which will create 40 jobs.
18-Feb-1999


Granada is to open two new motorway service stations at Derby and Doncaster and expand facilities at existing service stations, in a £70m investment that will create 1,500 jobs.
16-Feb-1999


Granada expects to create 2,500 jobs in its roadside catering and Travelodge business this year, as part of a previously-announced expansion plan.
04-Feb-1999


Granada has sold its Air Travel Group tour operator business to Thomson Travel Group for £20m.
19-Dec-1998


Granada is acquiring Artist Services, the Australian programme maker, in order to obtain a base to expand into the southern hemisphere.
11-Dec-1998


Granada has sold Granada Vending Services to management for £35m, as part of a strategy to sell off non-core assets.
10-Aug-1998


Granada Entertainments has sold the Camelot theme park and hotel in Chorley to management for £16m.
16-Jun-1998


Granada has sold its computer services business, Granada Computer Services, to a management buy-out for £89m.
23-Sep-1997


Granada is planning a takeover of Yorkshire-Tyne Tees Television, which is thought to be worth about £800m, in a deal that would create a dominant force in independent television in the north of England.
10-Jun-1997


Investcorp of Bahrain has acquired the Welcome Break motorway service centre chain from Granada for £473m, and now plans to expand the chain into other service areas and abroad.
19-Feb-1997


Granada has finally gained control of Forte, and is immediately looking to sell Forte's luxury hotels.
24-Jan-1996