Hawtin acquires Holywell Group

AIM-traded investment company Hawtin Plc has acquired the Holywell Group for £2.9 million. For more deals click here.

Other Done Deals

  • AIM-traded investment company Hawtin Plc has acquired three connected companies that form the Holywell Group. The group was acquired in a cash-and-shares deal worth £2.9 million. The deal provides an exit for Martin Warner, Clive Travers and a family trust.
  • Access to Music, a UK designer and provider of popular music education, training and consultancy, has been acquired by Manchester-based Armstrong Learning. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
  • Venture capitalist Shackleton Ventures has made a follow-on investment in portfolio company NanoSight, with the purchase of a stake from the government-backed National Endowment for Science, Technology & Arts for an undisclosed sum.
  • French mobile phone software company Purple Labs is being acquired by Swiss-based Esmertec, providing an exit for the company’s venture capital backers.

Deals in the Pipeline

  • Nippon Paper Group Inc has agreed to acquire Australian Paper from PaperlinX, the largest paper trading company in Australia, for an initial payment of A$600 million (£268 million) in addition to a deferred payment of up to A$100 million dependent on AP’s performance until 2012.
  • Swedish investor Peter Gyllenhammar has added a stake in another Yorkshire quoted group to his portfolio of holdings. The Swedish investor now holds a 3.3 per cent interest in Leeds-based 600 Group after acquiring 1.9 million shares in the UK’s largest toolmaker. Source: businessdesk.com
  • California-based cardiac-device maker Thoratec Corporation will buy Australia’s HeartWare International for $282 million (£197 million) in a cash-and-shares deal.
  • The UK division of Cardinal Brands, a manufacturer of carbonless stationery products, has been acquired by its management. The deal was led by MD Michael Deane and backed by invoice and asset-based lender Venture Finance. The financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed.
  • Headhunter Hexagon Human Capital says it is in “very preliminary” discussions with an unnamed potential bidder.

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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