Music publishers in merger

Essex-based music publisher Independent Music Group has merged with London-based rival Atlantic Screen Music. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. For more deals click here.

Other Done Deals

  • Rambler Media, a Moscow-based internet and media services company, has sold its mobile services business, SMX Communications, to rival Plastic Media. The details of the deal were not disclosed.
  • Cargoitalia, a Milan-based subsidiary of Alis Aerolinee Italiane, has acquired Alitalia‘s cargo operation for an undisclosed sum.
  • Rackable Systems, a California-based provider of servers and storage products for data centres, has acquired rival Silicon Graphics Inc (SGI) for $25m (£16.5m).
  • Fundtech, a New Jersey-based provider of transaction banking services, has acquired Manchester-based IP firm InterSoftware.
  • Barclays Private Equity has agreed to acquire Bounty Group, the UK operations of online media company Kaboose, for some £54 million.

Deals in the Pipeline

  • Manchester-based law firm Brabners Chaffe Street has merged with Liverpool-based rival Bremners Solicitors. The merger is expected to complete by May.
  • US private equity firm SK Capital Partners has agreed to acquire St Louis-based integrated nylon business Solutia for an undisclosed sum.

Nick Britton

Nick Britton

Nick was the Managing Editor for 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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