Window coverings and architectural products company Hunter Douglas announced it had agreed to acquire 70% of Polish custom window coverings supplier Akant.
Life and materials sciences company DSM announced that Bain Capital was acquiring its 50% stake in DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals for about €250 million.
Cable and wire manufacturer Bekaert announced it was closing its rubber reinforcement plant in Figline e Incisa Valdarno, Italy, due to its higher cost structure.
Supermarket group Colruyt reported it had revenue of €9,031 million in the financial year 2017/2018, which on a comparable basis after the sale of the French food service business was 3.4% growth for the year.
Paints and coatings company AkzoNobel announced it had agreed to acquire Romanian paint producer Fabryo Corporation, becoming the leader in the Romanian decorative paints market.
Telecommunications and media group Altice announced it had completed the separation of Altice USA through a distribution of its 67.2% interest in Altice USA to Altice NV shareholders out of its share premium reserve.
Telecommunications company Proximus announced it had acquired Umbrio, a Dutch company specialised in IT and network operations, monitoring and analytics.
Professional information services provider Wolters Kluwer announced it was nominating Mr Chris Vogelzang for appointment to its Supervisory Board.
Belgium postal company bpost announced it had formed a non-exclusive partnership with DHL Parcel to facilitate and accelerate cross-border online shopping between Belgium and the Netherlands.
Automotive group D’Ieteren reported it had a positive start to 2018 with combined sales rising by 3.5% in the first quarter.
Geotechnical and science services company Fugro reported first quarter 2018 revenue grew 3.3% on a comparable basis but was down -7.0% at €350.4 million from €376.7 million in the same period of 2017 due to currency effects.
Lighting manufacturer Philips Lighting reported first quarter sales in 2018 were -11.2% lower at €1,501 million compared to €1,690 million in the same period of 2017 partly due to adverse currency movements.
Paints and coatings company AkzoNobel reported revenue in the first quarter of 2018 was down 8%, mainly due to adverse foreign currencies, at €2,176 million compared to €2,377 million in the same period of 2017.
Human resources company Randstad reported organic revenue growth of 7.4% in the first quarter of 2018 to €5,683 million from €5,557 million in the same period of 2017.
Life and materials sciences company DSM reported it had continued strong organic sales growth in the first quarter of 2018 in its underlying business of around 11%.
Telecommunications company Proximus announced it had acquired Dutch based digital security company ION-IP to further extend its capabilities in the Netherlands.
Paints and coatings company AkzoNobel announced it had sold its Specialty Chemicals business to The Carlyle Group and GIC for an enterprise value of €10.1 billion.
Belgium postal company bpost reported revenue in 2017 was up by 24.7% at €3,023.8 million compared to €2,425.2 million in 2016 driven by strong growth in parcels.
Chemicals and coatings company AkzoNobel reported final results for 2017 with the soon to be separated Specialty Chemicals business now reported as discontinued operations.
Construction and marine services company Boskalis Westminster reported revenue was lower in 2017 at €2,337.2 million from €2,596.3 million in 2016 but saw a net profit after a loss last year.
Window coverings and architectural products company Hunter Douglas reported sales were up by 14.4% in 2017 to US$3,226 million from US$2,821 million in 2016.
Chemicals and coatings company AkzoNobel announced it was nominating Mr Nils Smedegaard Andersen as member of the Supervisory Board with the intention to elect him as Chairman.
Drinks bottling and packaging company Refresco reported revenue was up in 2017 at €2,269 million from €2,107 million in 2016 driven by 10% higher volumes.
Telecommunications company Proximus reported revenue for 2017 was slightly lower at €5,778 million compared to €5,871 million in 2016 but operating margins were improved for the year.
Automotive company D'Ieteren reported it had a positive year in 2017 with sales increasing 9.1% to €3,455.1 million compared to restated 2016 sales after recent acquisitions and divestments.
Chemicals company Solvay announced it had appointed Mr Rodrigo Elizondo as President of Special Chem Global Business Unit, and Mr Michael Finelli as President of Specialty Polymers Global Business Unit.
Manufacturer Aalberts Industries reported revenue increased in 2017 by 7% to €2,694 million from €2,522 million in 2016 and profit was up for the year.
Chemicals company Solvay reported sales increased in 2017 by 5.8% to €10,125 million from €9,569 million in 2016 with underlying net profit up 11% for the year.
Cable and wire manufacturer Bekaert reported sales in 2017 rose by 10.3% to €4,098 million compared to €3,715 million in 2016 with net profit up by 75.6%.
Cable and wire manufacturer Bekaert announced it was nominating Mr Colin Smith for appointment as independent Director.