FW Thorpe lights up Solite Europe

FW Thorpe Plc, a Redditch-based manufacturer of lighting equipment, has acquired Manchester-based rival Solite Europe. The terms of the deal remain undisclosed. For more deals click here.

Done Deals

  • Texas-based food distributor Sysco has acquired Irish rival Pallas Foods for an undisclosed sum.
  • Italian automotive firm OPAC has acquired Opacmare, an Italian manufacturer of yacht components, for €1.75 million (£1.6 million) in cash.
  • Watts Industrie Reifen, the German subsidiary of Watts Tyre Group, has acquired rival Profix GmbH for an undisclosed sum.
  • Associated British Foods has acquired Spanish rival Azucarera Ebro. The details of the deal were not disclosed.
  • Dorset-based manufacturer of defence and aerospace systems Cobham Plc has sold M/A-COM Technology Solutions (MTS), its US commercial business division, to John Ocampo, the owner of private equity fund GaAs Labs, for up to $90 million (£65 million).
  • Western Digital, a California-based specialist in hard drive storage, has acquired SiliconSystems, a supplier of solid state drives, for $65 million (£45.5 million) in cash. SiliconSystems will now trade as WD Solid-State Storage.

Deals in the Pipeline

  • ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services (RPS), a Delaware-based provider of clinical solutions to the bio-pharmaceutical industry, has acquired medical research organisation Paramax International for $1 million (£700,000) in cash.

Nick Britton

Nick Britton

Nick was the Managing Editor for growthbusiness.co.uk when it was owned by Vitesse Media, before moving on to become Head of Investment Group and Editor at What Investment and thence to Head of Intermediary...

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