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After a very slow summer the last week or so has seen a number of M&A transactions involving North West firms – most recently the acquisition this week by discount chain B&M Retail of rival operator Opus Homewares.

Opus Energy, the independent supplier of electricity to UK businesses, has recently signed Halfords (HFD), bringing the total number of UK business sites it supplies up to 50,000.

Now the largest electricity supplier to UK businesses outside the Big Six, Opus Energy has expanded further in the last 12 months:

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