In today's headlines private equity group Venture Capital Partners has backed the BIMBO of Datapath and Linden Foods buys W&K Holdings for an undisclosed sum.
Communications research firm I to I Research has been subject to a management buy-out for an undisclosed amount.
Private equity group Venture Capital Partners has backed the BIMBO of Datapath, a supplier of technology for large screen displays, in a £12 million deal.
Crane and plant hire company William O’Brien Plant Hire, valued at €15 million (£10.4 million), has been bought by a son of the company’s eponymous founder.
Northern Ireland-based meat processing company Linden Foods has acquired Abbatoir operator W&K Holdings for an undisclosed sum.
San Diego-based Websense has bought SurfControl for £204 million, expanding its Internet security operations.
Investment adviser Chartwell Group has acquired financial adviser Broadoak Group for an undisclosed sum.
UNITE UK Student Accommodation Fund has bolstered its supply of student accommodation with the acquisition of three properties from UNITE Group for £81 million.
Car retailer Inchcape has acquired 75.1% of OOO Orgtekhstroy and 100% of OOO Concord for $43 million (£21.2 million). The companies sell Audi and Peugeot cars in Russia respectively.
Investment bank Rothschild has bought a majority stake in Lanebridge Investment Management in an undisclosed multi-million pound deal.
Bank of Scotland Integrated Finance has backed the £225 million management buy-out of Ainscough Crane Hire.
Investment firm Merseyside Special Investment Fund’s Liverpool Seed Fund has invested £250,000 in health screening company Gemini Biomedical.
Deal in the pipeline:
Merchant Securities is to buy the holding company of corporate financial adviser John East & Partners for £4.9 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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