ACP Magazines buys Emap division and all today’s headlines

In today's headlines Opal Marine has bought Peter Opal for undisclosed terms and Cosalt looks to buy GTC for £30 million.

Done deals:

  • Arc Fund Management has bought Throgmorton Asset Management for some £2.7 million
  • Food wholesaler Forward Foods has bought fine food supplier Charlie’s Larder for an undisclosed sum
  • Magazine group ACP has bought publishing giant Emap’s Australian magazine business for £38 million
  • Vehicle engineering firm MacNeillie has acquired an automotive parts factory from EPM Technology for an undisclosed sum
  • Blackett Hart & Pratt has merged with James & Baker to create a law firm with 24 staff
  • New boat dealer Opal Marine has bought Peters Opal’s luxury boat dealerships from its administrator for undisclosed terms
  • Graphic design firm Pindar Graphics has acquired printing firm Acorn E-Commerce for an undisclosed fee
  • International Greetings has added to its gift wrapping, cards and accessories business through the purchase of US-based supplier Glitterwrap for £4 million

Deals in the pipeline:

  • Marine and industrial safety equipment supplier Cosalt is to acquire marine lifting equipment supplier GTC for up to £30 million
  • Bridgepoint is looking to sell its debt collection service 1st Credit for £350 million. Citigroup have been appointed to conduct a strategic review

Marc Barber

Marc Barber

Marc was editor of GrowthBusiness from 2006 to 2010. He specialised in writing about entrepreneurs, private equity and venture capital, mid-market M&A, small caps and high-growth businesses.

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