Media company Roularta reported that initial indications for the first six months of 2018 were below expectations as advertising had declined by 5% to 10% year on year, depending on the medium.
Window coverings and architectural products company Hunter Douglas announced it had agreed to acquire 70% of Polish custom window coverings supplier Akant.
Lingerie and swimwear company Van de Velde reported its turnover for the first half year 2018 had declined modestly by -3.9% to €110.8 million from €115.3 million a year earlier.
Life and materials sciences company DSM announced that Bain Capital was acquiring its 50% stake in DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals for about €250 million.
Biopharmaceutical company ThromboGenics announced it intended to change its name to Oxurion NV to better reflect its activities and ambition to deliver eye disorder therapies.
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.