Electra and Chamonix rescue Peverel

Following a year of uncertainty Perevel Group has secured the backing of two private equity partners, and is set to see its debt levels slashed.


MMC Ventures backs house exchange website

Investor MMC Ventures has led an £850,000 round in home-swapping website Love Home Swap.


VC-backed Zoopla in merger deal

Online property website Zoopla is merging with The Digital Property Group, a business owned by the holding company of the Daily Mail newspaper.

Growth Planning

Some simple techniques for gaining planning permission

For business owners and managers, gaining planning permission can seem akin to winning the lottery. Christine Hereward, a partner at Howard Kennedy, explains a few simple techniques that can ease the process.


Zoopla adds Houseprices.co.uk to portfolio

Consumer property website Zoopla has acquired property price information service Houseprices.co.uk in a deal that will see the two internet businesses continue operating as separate brands.


Cyril Sweett to buy Widnell

Cyril Sweett has agreed to acquire the quantity surveying business Widnell.


LSL Property acquires HEAL 

LSL Property Services has acquired Halifax Estate Agencies (HEAL), which operates an estate agency network across the UK, from Lloyds Banking Group for a nominal sum.


THB secures Property Risk Management

London-based specialist insurance company THB has acquired Property Risk Management (PRM) for up to £350,000.


Stenham in £25m property deal

Stenham Property has acquired a 93,601 sq ft leasehold mixed-use property in Grosvenor Gardens, Victoria, London, for £25 million. The price tag reflects an equivalent yield of 9.44 per cent and a capital value of £267 per sq ft.


Property fund raises £100 million

Commercial property investment manager Orchard Street has secured £100 million of bank funding to pursue ‘exciting' opportunities in the UK.


Irish developer in Berlin property deal

Irish property developer Ballymore Properties has acquired a retail and office site in Germany for €155 million (£125 million).


Atlantic makes splash in UK property market

A US-based private investment and asset management firm, focused specifically on the real estate industry, is embarking on a UK acquisition spree with nearly £400 million worth of deals.