The Capita Group, a supplier of IT services, has acquired ABS Network Solutions, a business services provider, for £13.6 million.
Finnish mutual pension insurer Varma has bought a 10 per cent stake in Finnish telecoms operator Elisa from Icelandic investment firm Novator. The deal is estimated to be worth €194 million (£153 million)
Spice Plc, a support services group, has acquired Morrel Consulting, a consultant to the water industry, for an initial payment of £150,000. A further £5 million payment could be due depending on the performance of the acquired business in the two years to November 2009
Defence technology and security group QinetiQ has acquired Commerce Decisions, a provider of tender assessment and management software, for £9.85 million
Morgan Everett, developer of the Autobin which converts waste into inert ash that can be flushed into sewage systems, has secured £1.45 million from the Sustainable Technology Fund and PUK Ventures
Online behavioural marketing and analysis company RedEye has received £185,000 in funding from the Northwest Regional Development Agency to support the company’s software development program
Carlsberg UK will take over the production, marketing and distribution of San Miguel beer in the UK, following on from its successful £7.8 billion joint bid with Heineken for Scottish & Newcastle last year
Stainless steel recycling company ELG Haniel Metals, a UK subsidiary of ELG Haniel Group, has acquired Glasgow-based Shearer Mormet, a specialist fabricator of high temperature alloys, for undisclosed terms
French telecoms equipment giant Alcatel-Lucent is close to selling its 21 per cent stake in defence electronics company Thales to Dassault Aviation
Austrian real estate groups Immoeast and Immofinanz said they may propose a possible merger to shareholders in the first quarter of 2009
e2v technologies Plc, a developer of specialised components and subsystems, has announced that its subsidiary, e2v Holdings, has conditionally agreed to acquire QP Semiconductor, a manufacturer serving the military and aerospace sectors. The terms of the deal were undisclosed
Germany-based Qimonda AG, a supplier of semi-conductor memory products, has agreed to sell its 36 per cent stake in Taiwan business Inotera Memories Inc to Micron Technology Inc for US$400 million (£232.1 million) in cash
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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