Greetings card chain Card Factory says hello to online retailing

Budget greetings card chain Card Factory has moved into online retailing with the acquisition of personalised gifts and cards retailer GettingPersonal.co.uk. GettingPersonal.co.uk has been sold by its founders to Yorkshire-based rival Card Factory for an undisclosed sum.
Round-up of today's M&A deals


Budget greetings card chain Card Factory has moved into online retailing with the acquisition of personalised gifts and cards retailer GettingPersonal.co.uk. GettingPersonal.co.uk has been sold by its founders to Yorkshire-based rival Card Factory for an undisclosed sum.
Round-up of today’s M&A deals

Budget greetings card chain Card Factory has moved into online retailing with the acquisition of personalised gifts and cards retailer GettingPersonal.co.uk. GettingPersonal.co.uk has been sold by its founders to Yorkshire-based rival Card Factory for an undisclosed sum.

The £11.5m turnover Wythenshawe-based company was founded by John Smith and Giles Harridge in 2005 and saw revenues grow 22 per cent in the year to 31 March.

Wakefield-based Card Factory, the greetings card retailer sold by entrepreneur Dean Hoyle to private equity firm Charterhouse for £350m last year, said its latest move formed part of its growth strategy.

Round-up of today’s M&A deals

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Value: undisclosed

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  •  Kinetic Concepts confirms cash buyout from private equity firm Apax Partners and two leading Canadian pension funds.

Value: £3.9 billion

Advisors: undisclosed

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  •  Compal Electronics has acquired Toshiba Corp’s LCD television manufacturing facility in Mexico

Value: undisclosed

Advisors: undisclosed

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