Soft drinks and dispensed cold drinks business Nichols Plc, which deals with sales and marketing of the Vimto brand among others, has acquired 50 per cent of Dayla Liquid Packing.
Other Done Deals
Soft drinks and dispensed cold drinks business Nichols Plc, which deals with sales and marketing of the Vimto brand among others, has acquired 50 per cent of Dayla Liquid Packing with the option of buying the remaining 50 per cent in 2011 or 2012. The terms of the deal were undisclosed
Global information services company Experian has acquired SearchAmerica, a provider of payment prediction data and analytics to the US healthcare industry, for some $90 million (£61 million)
Sealing technology business Garlock of Elland, has acquired Batley-based gasket converter Northern Gaskets and Mouldings for an undisclosed sum
Emerging Metals, a BVI incorporated mining company focused on minor and emerging metals, has acquired a 32 per cent stake in Kalahari Minerals Plc, which has a portfolio of copper and base metal prospects in South Africa
Deals in the pipeline
IQ Holdings, the holding company for international business research consultancy company IQ Research, has agreed to acquire three business divisions: ViewpointField, Viewpoint Studios and The Wire from rival Illuminas for an initial £750,000 in cash, plus shares worth £250,000
Manpower Software, a workforce optimisation software applications provider for global organisations, has agreed to acquire the business and certain assets of Baum Hart & Partners, a provider of integrated software systems, consultancy, training and support services principally to the NHS, for up to £2.2 million.
Pearson, an international education and information company, has agreed to acquire Fronter, a European online learning company, from its co-founders Roger Larsen and Bjarne Hadland and other private investors. The terms of the deal were undisclosed.
Russian steel producer Novolipetsk Steel has agreed to sell its 69.41 per cent share in OJSC Tuapse Seaport to Universal Cargo Logistics Holding BV. The undisclosed transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in two months
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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