Albatross Travel undergoes MBO

Albatross Travel Group, a wholesale travel firm with some 100 staff at offices in Kent and Derbyshire, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms.

Other Done Deals

  • UK medical supplies and healthcare products company Mobilis has acquired SKF Services, a West Sussex-based supplier of physiotherapy equipment with 20 staff. The terms of the deal were undisclosed
  • Care home operator Southern Cross has continued its disposal programme by agreeing to sell its freehold interest in a property in Somerset for £7.8 million
  • Kellpak, a Glasgow-based packaging supplier, has been sold out of administration to a new company called W&M Watson Packaging for undisclosed terms
  • Begbies Traynor has sold Laser Broadcasting, an owner of radio stations in Bath, Warminster, Bridgwater and Minehead, out of administration to the owner of Exeter-based South West Radio. No further details were disclosed
  • Northamptonshire–based Butcher’s Pet Care has secured £5 million to fund the expansion of its pet food factory at Crick, Northants
  • Hill Station, a Cwmbran-based ice cream manufacturer, has been bought out of administration by a new company called Loseley Dairy Ice Cream for an undisclosed sum
  • Bedfordshire-based anaerobic digestion specialist, Biogen, has acquired engineering company, Greenfinch. The new company, called BiogenGreenfinch, secured £18 million of funding from parent company, the Bedfordia Group, to develop the business
  • UK recruitment communications agency ThirtyThree has received a £4 million funding package from Royal Bank of Scotland to enable further investment in its Southwest operation

Deals in the pipeline

  • Kent-based investment banking and financial services provider, Griffin Group, is to acquire Alexander David Holdings, a stockbroker, in a £4.8 million reverse takeover. The deal will see the company’s name change to Alexander David Securities Group
  • Midland News Association is to merge the Shropshire Star and Express & Star newspapers in Telford and Wolverhampton. No further details were disclosed

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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