On a pretty quiet day for corporate news the FTSE 100 is down a little to 7,414,14.

Mobile telecoms giant Vodafone (VOD) ticks up 0.4% to 212p as it inks a $23bn deal to merge its Indian unit with rival Idea Cellular. The transaction would create one of the world's largest mobile companies with more than 400 million users.

Facilities manager Carillion (CLLN) is flat at 223.6p despite winning a £90m contract from the UK Defence Infrastructure Organisation to design and build a communications centre in Cyprus.

Construction of the centre will begin in April and is expected to be completed by the end of January 2019.

Commercial property investor Hansteen (HSTN) advances 2.3% to 124.6p as alongside full year numbers it agrees to dispose of its German and Dutch portfolios for €1.28bn to entities owned by funds advised by affiliates of The Blackstone Group and M7 Real Estate.

Mobile advertising platform Taptica (TAP:AIM) gains 10.3% to 322.5p as it reports 2016 revenue up 66% year-on-year to $125.9m and adjusted earnings of $25.7m up from $7.4m.

Virtual reality music content specialist EVR Holdings (EVRH:AIM) strikes a chord with investors, up 24.7% to 13.88p as it enters an agreement with heavyweight record company Universal Music.

The worldwide, multi-year agreement, licenses the creation and distribution of Virtual Reality content featuring UMG's artists. Universal also receives the right to subscribe for shares in EVR for 12.375p.

Supercapacitor designer CAP-XX (CPX:AIM) falls 20% to 8.12p as it posts first half revenue down 18% year-on-year. The company, whose products are intended to extend the performance of batteries, blames a disruption to the supply of key raw materials.

Micro-cap software business BOS Global (BOS:AIM) surges 25.7% to 15.88p as it signs a conditional agreement to acquire a 40% interest in Australian peer Call Design.

South African miner Bushveld Minerals (BMN:AIM) is in demand, up 24.7% to 5.55p, as it moves a step closer to buying the Strategic Minerals business from larger peer Evraz (EVR). The company is receiving $3m in financing from Wogen Resources. The $17.2m deal to acquire Strategic Minerals is expected to complete at the end of May

Issue Date: 20 Mar 2017