S&D Leisure, an operator of mobile leisure and flight simulators, has bought JG Services and Smart Simulation to form S&D Simulations.
Bond International Software plc has acquired Team Spirit Software and Headcount Services out of administration for £1 million cash to bolster its HR and payroll software services
Protectagroup, a subsidiary of Cullum Capital Ventures, has bought Culver Insurance Brokers for up to £6 million to expand its offering
Electronic engineer AT Group has been acquired by its management in a multi-million pound deal
Investment bank and stockbroker Blue Oar plc has completed the acquisition of competitor stockbroker Redmayne Bentley’s Stroud office for up to £516,000 in cash and shares
Capita Symonds has purchased rival mechanical and electrical engineering consultancy Pearce Buckle
Deals in the pipeline:
Babcock & Brown Public Partnerships is set to buy approximately 5 per cent of rolling stock business Angel Trains UK for up to £25 million
Lear, a North American supplier of automated electronic products and seating systems, is set to acquire 75 per cent of the automotive fabric business of New Trend Group
Manx online gaming software supplier Playtech said it plans to raise up to £112 million, before expenses, through a placing of up to 21.6 million shares at 520 pence on AIM. The company said the cash will fund acquisitions
Dutch meat producer Vion has agreed to buy Scotland-based Grampian Country Food Group in a deal reported to be worth up to £400 million
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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