Management snaps up Paintbox

Car painting company Paintbox has undergone a management buy-out from its North American parent. Read on for more deal headlines.

Other done deals:

  • OpSec Security Group plc, an anti-counterfeiting supplier, has acquired Munich-based provider of online brand protection and monitoring services Partners 4 Management, for up to €10.2 million (£8 million)
  • The board of Intellego, an e-learning and compliance courseware solutions business, has bought Zenosis, which offers the same service to the pharmaceutical industry
  • Axis Intermodal has purchased US-based SeaCo Parts International for $250,000 (£128,000) cash, in order to expand its refrigerated logistics services
  • Camp owner Holidaybreak has raised £275 million from six banks in order to expand, led by Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Begbies Traynor has added to its corporate finance, business turnaround, corporate recovery and insolvency services with the acquisition of corporate recovery and insolvency firm, Fanshawe Lofts

Deals in the pipeline:

  • Energy supplier International Power plc is set to acquire a 1,857 MW portfolio of peaking generation facilities, located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and the Midwest – a region covering 15 states – from Independent System Operator power pools for $856.4 million (£439.2 million)
  • HBJ Gatelely Wareing is set to merge with Holmes Hardingham in a bid to expand its shipping and road transport offering

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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