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Kidde, the fire protection company, has accepted a £1.44bn takeover bid from United Technology Corporation of the US.
Kidde has acquired Harden, the French supplier of fire protection equipment and services with 143 staff, for £7m.
Kidde has acquired TTS Electronics, the South African manufacturer of fire detection systems, for an initial £0.7m.
Kidde is to acquire SPI Fire Engineering, the Farnborough-based supplier of fire protection systems with 26 staff.
Kidde is planning to spend more than £30m on acquisitions to expand its fire safety equipment business this year.
Kidde is to acquire Gloria KG, the German manufacturer of portable fire extinguishers, for £24m.
Kidde has acquired the fire-fighting chemicals division of Croda International, which employs 65 people at sites in Kirkby and France, for £4.4m.
Kidde is to acquire IFTE, the supplier of fire training and safety equipment, for £10m.
Kidde is to acquire Briton Fire Company, the Norfolk-based supplier of fire extinguishers, for £4.7m.
Kidde is to acquire the Norwegian fire protection business of Kongsberg Maritime for £4.8m.
Kidde has acquired Ajax Group, the Dutch provider of fire protection products and services, for £12m.
Kidde is looking to spend about £40m on acquisitions to expand its fire protection and safety products business this year, while £3m will be spent on a cost-cutting programme in the UK.
Kidde is to acquire Vijay Industries & Projects, the Indian manufacturer of fire equipment, for £2.3m.
Kidde is to acquire Fire Protection Services, the supplier of fire extinguishers and alarm systems, for £17m.
Kidde, the fire protection and safety products group, is planning to spend up to £50m on acquisitions to expand its distribution network in Europe and North America.