Ollerenshaw Solicitors merges with rival Ian Burr and Co.

A new law firm has been created after Ollerenshaw Solicitors merged with Ian Burr and Co. read on for more deal headlines.

Other done deals:

  • Markit, a provider of independent data, portfolio valuations and over-the-counter derivatives trade processing, has completed the acquisition of SwapsWire in order to increase its offering
  • PR firm Paver Smith has bought its rival Factory Communications, increasing its turnover to £2.4 million. The company said it is in talks with three other potential target agencies
  • Property management company JSM Property has bought the lettings and management division from its rival Elliots
  • Pearson plc, an education and information company, has agreed to acquire 80 per cent of Learning Education Center and 70 per cent of Dell English, both English language school chains in China. Revenue last year for the chains combined was some $10 million (£5.05 million), with gross assets at $6.2 million (£3.1 million)
  • Scott Wilson Group plc, an international design and engineering consultancy, is set to acquire Terence Lee Partnership, a mechanical and electrical building services consultancy, for up to £1.3 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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