Hermes Private Equity buys Syminton’s and all today’s headlines

In today's headlines Cello Group has acquired Magentic Advertising Company for £2.75 million and Sanderson buys Retail Business Solutions Group for £14 million.

Done Deals:

  • Intertek Group, a provider of quality and safety services to a range of industries, has acquired US software testing firm National Software Testing Labs for $24 million (£12.04 million)
  • Intertek Group has also purchased an Australia-based minerals and environmental analytical testing laboratory, Northern Territory Environmental Laboratories, for undisclosed terms
  • Hermes Private Equity has acquired food manufacturer Syminton’s from Gresham Private Equity for an undisclosed sum
  • Cello Group, a market research and consulting firm, has acquired direct marketing support business Magnetic Advertising Company for £2.75 million
  • The management at Metaldeck, a flooring solutions provider to the construction industry, has taken over the business for undisclosed terms. The deal was backed by RBS
  • Online travel group Travelzest has acquired music travel operator JMB Travel Consultants for £700,000
  • Property consultant Dreweatt Neate has merged Sutton Griffin, an architectural practice, for undisclosed terms
  • Software and IT services supplier Sanderson Group has bolstered its service with the £14 million acquisition of Retail Business Solutions Group
  • Buy-to-let property investor Imagine Homes has secured £37.5 million of expansion capital from Bank of Scotland Corporate
  • Avon Care Homes has added to its domiciliary care operations with the purchase of Sutton Veny House for an undisclosed fee
  • Menzies Hotels has expanded its portfolio after buying eight hotels for £54 million
  • Steel structure supplier The AA Group has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms, backed by The Royal Bank of Scotland<
  • Care homes company Pembrokeshire Care has been bought by its management for an undisclosed fee

Deals in the pipeline:

  • The Shoe Zone Group is to add to its footwear retail operations with the purchase of Shoefayre for undisclosed terms
  • Personal loan company YES GROUP is set to acquire rival firm No Worries Loans for an undisclosed sum

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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