Hutton Collins invests in Everis

Hutton Collins has invested euro31.5 million (£25 million) into IT consultancy firm Everis, upping its stake to 10.84 per cent and becoming its third largest shareholder.

Done Deals

Hutton Collins has invested €31.5 million (£25 million) into IT consultancy firm Everis, upping its stake to 10.84 per cent and becoming its third largest shareholder

The National Bank of Greece has decided to take a 9.68 per cent stake in Turkish Finansbank for $697 million (£375.2 million)

Australia’s largest investment bank Macquarie has finalised the takeover of Condor Ferries, the biggest Channel Islands ferry company, for an undisclosed sum

UK distribution company, Nield Group has been bought by its management. The deal was backed by Venture Structured Finance for £10 million

US-based Confie Seguros, a provider of car insurance with an emphasis on serving Hispanic consumers, has acquired car insurance brokerage West Coast Auto Insurance Services for an undisclosed sum

Industrial services provider MISCOR Group has acquired California-based Visalia Electric Motor Shop, a repair, maintenance and overhaul provider for motors and generators. The terms of the deal have not been revealed

ForteBio, a supplier of label-free technology to life science and pharmaceutical companies, has secured $25 million (£13.5 million) in funding from OrbiMed Advisors

Finance Cornwall has invested an undisclosed sum into Lanish Group, operator of the five-star Gwel an Mor holiday resort in Portreath

Deals in the pipeline

Washington Mutual, a large US savings and loan company crippled by mortgage losses, has approached private equity firms about a potential takeover after listed firms showed reluctance to acquire it, reports say

Help the Aged and Age Concern England are looking to form a new charity in April after both charities’ boards backed the measure

Bloomsbury Publishing has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Oxford International Publishers trading as Berg Publishers, an independent academic publishing company, for £2 million

NetDimensions, a provider of performance, knowledge and learning management systems, has acquired a 25 per cent interest in Peak Pacific Asia’s eLearning company for $250,000 (£134,000)

Intel Capital, Intel’s global investment arm, has announced that it will acquire a $20 million (£10.8 million) stake in Telligent Systems, makers of social computing solutions and business intelligence tools

The Pepsi Bottling Group announced that it has agreed to acquire Lane Affiliated Companies, the eighth largest Pepsi bottler in the United States

Grange Resources and iron ore miner Australian Bulk Minerals have agreed to an all-share $718 million (£324 million) merger

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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