Impress Digital merges with local rival

Liverpool-based Impress Digital has merged with local rival Eaton Press Print to create Icon Print Group. Read on for more deal headlines.

Other Done Deals

  • Liverpool-based Impress Digital has merged with local rival Eaton Press Print to create Icon Print Group
  • AIM-listed Hallin Marine has completed the acquisition of Prospect Flow Solutions for an undisclosed sum
  • Denmark’s PBS has bought the payments business of Swedish IT firm Stralfors for an undisclosed sum in order to expand its presence in the Nordic region
  • Bodycote, a specialist thermal engineering company, has sold its testing business to private equity group Clayton, Dubliner and Rice for £417 million
  • Neuhaus Partners has led an undisclosed investment into IT security components company Charismathics in a first round of funding
  • Oil and gas facilities service provider Petrofac has bought specialist production technology company Caltec for £15 million
  • Advanced Computer Software has completed the reverse takeover of Adastra Software and a £14.6 million fundraising
  • Charisma Colourprint has been acquired by Progressive Print Solutions after becoming a casualty of the summer’s economic slowdown

Deals in the pipeline

  • Microsoft has announced its first major deal since failing to buy Yahoo, with an agreement to buy web-based survey company Greenfield Online for $486 million (£265.8 million)
  • Carbo Ceramics has entered an agreement with Halliburton, to sell a portion of the assets of its subsidiary Pinnacle Technology for $137 million (£74.9 million)
  • South African mobile phone operator Vodacom, which is half owned by Vodafone, has agreed to buy African network and satellite services firm Gateway, for $675 million (£369 million)
  • Lufthansa plans to pay 65 million (£52.3 million) for a 45 per cent stake in Brussels Airlines, with an option to buy the rest of the company in two years
  • Dutch insurer Aegon said it plans to buy 50 per cent of the insurance business of Spanish firm Caint of the insurance business of Spanish firm Caixa Terrassa for 190 million (£153 million)
  • CastlePoint Reinsurance Company has agreed to purchase Hermitage Insurance Group for $135 million (£73.7 million)

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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