Dream Lodge’s £2 million acquisition

In today's deal headlines Dream Lodge has expanded its holiday park operations with the £2 million purchase of Woodlands Holiday Village, as Aberdeen Asset Management looks set to acquire rival Goodman Property Investors for some £109.5 million.

Done deals:

  • Revolymer, a polymer development spin-out company from the University of Bristol, has completed a £10 million fundraising with institutional and private investors
  • Vp plc, an equipment rental specialist, has acquired Arcotherm through its subsidiary Hire Station for £650,000. The company specialises in the hire and sale of heaters, air conditioners and dehumidifiers
  • Marketing communications specialist Aegis Group plc has bought Age in Brazil in order to increase it offering
  • Holiday park operator Dream Lodge, through its subsidiary Songbird Leisure, has purchased Woodlands Holiday Village in West Wales for £2 million
  • Shopping centre promotions organiser Promotion Space Group has acquired Brandspace with backing from Octopus Investments, in order to increase its offering
  • French marketing & communications company Havas Media has bought Archibald Ingall Stretton in a bid to increase its UK operations
  • Estate agent Town & Country has merged with rival firm Nigel Poole & McGinn
  • Wynyard Golf Club has been bought by property developer Jomast Developments
  • Plumbing and electrical firm Simpson & Gregg has been purchased by an investment team led by the company’s managing director Colin Reed
  • Scottish restaurant chain Sarti’s has been acquired in a management buy-out for £5 million
  • Bradford and Sons has bought Totem Timber in order to expand its building merchant business
  • Toronto-based software firm Constellation Software has increased its agribusiness services with the purchase of 2k Technology Group
  • Alticor, a supplier of consumer products, business opportunities and manufacturing & logistics services, has acquired Splashpower, a provider of wireless power technology

Deals in the pipeline:

  • Property group Aberdeen Asset Management is set to acquire Goodman Property Investors for £109.5 million
  • Irish oil & gas exploration company Providence Resources plc has agreed to buy US-based Triangle Oil and Gas’ production and development operations in the Gulf of Mexico for $67.5 million (£34.5 million)

Oli Haill

Oliver Haill

Oliver worked for Vitesse Media, the original publisher of GrowthBusiness, from 2003 to 2010, as a writer, editor, and Head of Research for the editorial team.

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