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Ingenico acquires Bambora for €1.5 billion

Ingenico has announced the acquisition of payment services outfit Bambora from Nordic Capital in a deal worth €1.5 billion. The transaction, which will be “fully financed through available cash and debt”, is in line with Ingenico’s mission to provide a more integrated client offering and omnichannel solutions. ... Read more...

ConvaTec Acquisition of Woodbury Holdings

ConvaTec Group Plc , a leading global medical products and technologies company, has agreed to acquire Woodbury Holdings ("Woodbury" or "The Company"), a US-based independent national distributor of incontinence and catheter-related supplies, from MTS Health Investors LLC for an enterprise value of $120.5 million. Woodbury prov ... Read more...

Judges Scientific plc Acquisition of Oxford Cryosystems Limited and Crystallon Limited

Judges Scientific, a group involved in the buy and build of scientific instrument businesses, announces that its majority owned subsidiary Bordeaux Acquisition Limited has today acquired 100% of the issued share capital of Crystallon Ltd, the holding company of Oxford Cryosystems Limited.  Oxford Cryosystems is based in Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire and manufactures cryogenic c ... Read more...

Cairn Homes plc Announces Completion of the Acquisition of the RTÉ Montrose Site

Cairn Homes plc, the Irish homebuilding company, announces that it has completed the acquisition of 8.64 acres of land from RTÉ, Ireland's national broadcaster, at its Montrose campus in Donnybrook, Dublin 4. The total consideration for the purchase was €107.5 million. The acquisition of the RTÉ Montro ... Read more...

EDF Energy Services acquires Imtech

EDF Energy Services, a joint venture between EDF Energy and Dalkia, has agreed to acquire Imtech UK and Ireland from Endless LLP. Imtech is a leading engineering services company and provider of technical services to construction, industrial, commercial and public sector clients in the UK and Ireland. Completion of the deal is subject to merger con ... Read more...

Kistler Group acquires IOS GmbH

Kistler Group is taking over Aachen-based IOS GmbH, provider of MES software and hardware systems, with immediate effect. In doing so, Kistler can now offer the manufacturing industry a modular production monitoring system that covers the entire value chain, from sensors to production planning and control. Monitoring and data acquisition products for the manufact ... Read more...

UDG Healthcare announces the acquisition of US-based healthcare

UDG Healthcare plc, a leading international healthcare services provider, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Vynamic LLC, a US-based healthcare industry management consulting firm, for a total consideration of up to $32m. Vynamic is headquartered in Philadelphia and its primary service offerings include: brand strategy, planning and launch, advanced commercial operations capabi ... Read more...

Next Fifteen Communications Group plc Acquisition of Velocity Partners Limited

Next 15, the digital communications group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Velocity Partners Limited (“Velocity”), a B2B digital agency with a focus on technology clients. Velocity was founded by Doug Kessler and Stan Woods in 2000, who will remain in the business following its acquisition. Clients include multi-national ... Read more...

Ivanti Acquires RES Software

Ivanti, a Clearlake Capital-backed company and a provider of solutions for integrating and managing the IT digital workplace, has acquired RES Software, a digital workspace software company focused on improving the consumption of IT services through secure, automated workspace, and identity provisioning.   &l ... Read more...

Falanx Group Limited Acquires Cloudified Ltd

Falanx Group Limited a cyber defence and intelligence provider working with blue chip, SME and government clients worldwide, is pleased to announce it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Cloudified Limited for a total consideration of approximately £180,000. Acquisition Cloudified a profit ... Read more...

Premier Oil Plc to acquire additional Wytch Farm interests

Premier is pleased to announce that it has signed a sale and purchase agreement to acquire a further 3.75% interest in Licences PL089 and P534, which contain the Wytch Farm field, from Maersk Oil North Sea UK Ltd for a cash consideration of £11.7 million (less final completion adjustments which will reduce the overall consideration paid). The acquisition will be financed from ... Read more...

Impact Healthcare REIT plc Acquires Saffron Court

Further to the acquisition of the Seed Portfolio on 4 May 2017, Impact Healthcare REIT plc (ticker: IHR) is pleased to announce that the Company has completed the acquisition of Saffron Court, Leicester for a total consideration of £3.4 million, reflecting a net initial yield of 7.7%. The acquisition was funded through the Company's cash resources. ... Read more...

Oxford Metrics plc Acquires IMeasureU Limited

Oxford Metrics plc  the international software company servicing government, life sciences, entertainment and engineering markets, is pleased to announce the acquisition of IMeasureU. Using wearable sensors and its own proprietary software, IMeasureU has developed a world-leading high-fidelity motion measurement system which enables researchers and elite athletes to g ... Read more...

Verimatrix acquires MiriMON from Genius Digital

Verimatrix has acquired the MiriMON technology and development team from Genius Digital, the expert in audience analytics for TV. This client device data collection technology has already been integrated within the Verimatrix Verspective Operator Analytics solution suite and ViewRight Ultra downloadable app packages. As a part of Verspective, the technology prov ... Read more...

Glispa acquires RelevanTech to strengthen position

Mobile adtech outfit, Glispa has acquired Tel Aviv-based RelevanTech, a carrier distribution company. This follows the acquisition of Sao Paolo-based Mobils. ... Read more...

Moore Blatch Acquires Richmond Firm

Hampshire law firm Moore Blatch has acquired Calvert Smith & Sutcliffe, based in Richmond. Established in 1917, Calvert Smith & Sutcliffe employs 25 staff who will continue to operate from their existing office. The acquisition comes at a time of expansion for Moore Blatch, which has offices in Southampton, Lymington, Richmo ... Read more...

CareTech Holdings PLC Acquires Selborne Care Limited

CareTech Holdings PLC, a pioneering provider of specialist social care services in the UK, is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of Selborne Care Limited ("Selborne") for a total consideration of £16.9 million in cash. Selborne is a high quality provider of specialist residential care, sup ... Read more...

Marlowe plc Acquisition of Advance Environmental Limited

Marlowe plc,  the support services group focused on acquiring and developing companies that provide critical asset maintenance services, announces that it has acquired Advance Environmental Limited, a provider of water treatment and hygiene services based in Brackley, Northamptonshire. Founded in 1997, Advance Environmental employs 40 people and services ... Read more...

Qrious Acquires Ubiquity

Qrious Acquires Ubiquity to Create a Combined Marketing Automation and Analytics Offering. Spark NZ-owned big data and analytics software business, Qrious, has today announced it has signed a conditional agreement to acquiremarketing automation provider, Ubiquity, in a move that will create a game-changing marketing automation and analytics offering in the New Zealand ma ... Read more...

Microsoft acquires security firm Hexadite

Microsoft has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Hexadite, a security firm based in Boston and with researchers operating out of Israel. According to Microsoft, it plans to eventually integrate Hex ... Read more...

Cathelco acquires Echo Marine

Cathelco has announced the acquisition of Echo Marine Service, the service centre for Hydro Electrique Marine (HEM) desalinators based in Palma de Mallorca. The opportunity has arisen following the retirement of Echo Marine’s founder, Erik Hansen. The venture is a logical step for Cathelco, which purchased Antibes-based HEM in 2015 to complement its ran ... Read more...

Santander acquires Popular, becoming the leading bank in Spain

Banco Santander today announces that it has acquired Banco Popular. The acquisition takes place following an auction conducted by the Single Resolution Board and FROB in which Santander was selected as the successful bidder, paying a notional consideration of €1. As part of the transaction Santander will complete a rights issue for a total amount of €7 billion. This will cover th ... Read more...

Cpl announces the acquisition of RIG Healthcare

Cpl Resources plc, Ireland's leading employment services group, is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire 91% of RIG Healthcare Group, a specialist healthcare recruiter in the UK. Cpl also provides trading update for the full year to 30 June 2017. Acquisition of RIG Healthcare Group  ... Read more...

LXi REIT plc acquires Priory Care Home, Leeds

The Board of LXi REIT plc  is pleased to announce that the Company has exchanged contracts to acquire the Priory Care Home, Leeds for £8.4 million, reflecting a net initial yield of 6.3% (net of acquisition costs to the Company). The Property is fully let to Priory Elderly Care Limited and guaranteed by its parent company, Priory Investments Ho ... Read more...

LXi REIT plc has acquired the SIG manufacturing facility at Welton, Carlisle

The Board of LXi REIT plc (ticker: LXI) is pleased to announce that the Company has acquired the SIG manufacturing facility at Welton, Carlisle (the "Property") in a sale and leaseback transaction. The purchase price for the Property is £9.3 million, reflecting a net initial yield of 7.0% (net of acquisition costs to the Company). The ... Read more...

AFH Financial Group Plc Acquires Parker Sage Independent Financial Advisers Limited

The Board of AFH, a leading financial planning led wealth management firm, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Parker Sage Independent Financial Advisers Limited ("Parker Sage"), an IFA providing independent financial advice in Canary Wharf, London and the northern home counties, which was completed on 31 May 2017 (the &quo ... Read more...

London Stock Exchange Acquires Citi Fixed-Income Indices

London Stock Exchange Group PLC said Tuesday it has acquired The Yield Book and Citi Fixed Income Indices from US financial firm Citigroup Inc for USD685.0 million. The Yield Book is a fixed income analytics platform that focuses on mortgage, government, corporate and derivative securities. Citi Fixed Income Indices is an index business made up of a family of fi ... Read more...

Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc Acquisition of Chromalox for US$415 million

Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, which specialises in the control and efficient use of steam, and in peristaltic pumping and associated fluid path technologies, announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire Chromalox, Inc. (Chromalox) from Irving Place Capital for a cash-free, debt-free consideration of US$415 million (£319 million).  Chrom ... Read more...

Clipper Logistics plc Acquires Tesam Distribution Limited

Clipper Logistics plc , a leading provider of value-added logistics solutions and e-fulfilment to the retail sector, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Tesam Distribution Ltd. Tesam is a provider of a variety of warehousing and distribution services to the retail sector. The business,which operates from three sites in and ... Read more...

Telia Acquires Finnish Cloud Service Provider Nebula

Telia Company acquires 100 percent of Nebula Top Oy, a Finnish provider of cloud services to SME and SoHo customers, at an enterprise value of EUR 165 million on a cash and debt free basis. The transaction will ensure Telia’s competitive position in the SME and SoHo segments. Nebula Top Oy was founded in 1997 and offers highly automated ... Read more...

Keywords Studios plc Acquires Red Hot CG

Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, today announces the acquisition of 100% of Strongbox Ltd, a holding company with subsidiaries in China and Indonesia trading under the Red Hot CG ("Red Hot") brand. Red Hot are specialists in the production of graphical art assets for video games. ... Read more...

UMG acquires Europharma

Universal Medica Group has acquired medical training firm Europharma in a bid to “pursue greater ambitions” and complies with the EU’s ‘Horizon 2020’ strategic framework to boost the added value of innovative services. The group will also take over Europharma’s graphic design and technology efforts for the conception and impl ... Read more...

Dalata Enters into Agreement to Acquire the Freehold Interest of Maldron Hotel Portlaoise

Dalata Hotel Group plc is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Receivers Declan McDonald and Ken Tyrrell of PwC to acquire the freehold interest of the Maldron Hotel Portlaoise and adjoining Midway Foodcourt. Dalata have also agreed a simultaneous sub-sale of the foodcourt to a third party. The net cost of the transaction to Dalata is €6.8 million. It is expected ... Read more...

Keywords Studios plc Acquires GameSim Inc.

Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, today announces the acquisition of GameSim Inc., a specialist  in outsourced engineering services and technology platforms for the video games industry and other virtual simulation applications, from its Founder and President, Andrew Tosh. The acquisition ... Read more...

Oakley Capital Investments Limited Acquires TechInsights

Oakley Capital Investments Limited1 is pleased to announce that Oakley Capital Private Equity III2 has reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in TechInsights. Fund III is expected to invest US$49.9 million in the business and will invest alongside Henry Elkington, the CEO of the current parent company (AXIO), who brings extensive experience in the industry and will become Cha ... Read more...

Drum Income Plus REIT Acquires Kew Retail Park in Southport

Drum Income Plus Real Estate Investment Trust (DRIP REIT) has acquired Kew Retail Park in Southport for £8.65 million. The 53,858 square foot investment is currently occupied by Poundstretcher, Carpetright, Wickes, Carphone Warehouse, Dreams and Sofology. The purchase price reflects an acquisition yield of 8.78% and bolsters DRIP REIT's presence ... Read more...

Keywords Studios plc Acquires XLOC Inc

Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, today announces that it has acquired XLOC Inc. for a total consideration of $0.9 million from its founders, Stephanie O'Malley and Mason Deming. Based in Raleigh, NC, XLOC has developed the leading web-based integrated globalization content management syste ... Read more...

Brunvoll acquires Scana Propulsion

Brunvoll AS in Norway has signed an agreement with Incus Investor to acquire all of the shares in Scana Propulsion, including Norway-based subsidiaries Scana Volda and Scana Mar-El, and three sales companies in the US, Singapore and China. Brunvoll Holding has also signed an option agreement for the acquisition of Scana Volda AS Real Estate, which owns the manufa ... Read more...

Impact Healthcare REIT plc acquires the Seed Portfolio

Impact Healthcare REIT plc is pleased to announce that the Company has completed the acquisition of the Core Seed Portfolio and the Mulberry Portfolio (together, the "Seed Portfolio") for a total consideration of £148,754,000. All outstanding lending facilities have been repaid in full and the Seed Portfolio has been acquired debt-free by the Company. The te ... Read more...

Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc Completes Acquisition of Gestra

Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc (Spirax Sarco), which specialises in the control and efficient use of steam, and in peristaltic pumping and associated fluid path technologies, is pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of Gestra AG and associated businesses (Gestra), details of which were announced on 3rd April 2017. Nicholas Anderson, Group Chief Exec ... Read more...

Delta Capita Acquires Technology Provider Appendium

The acquisition is expected to enhance Delta Capita’s Securities Finance Managed Services (SFMS). Business and technology consultancy Delta Capita has acquired Appendium for an undisclosed sum to further develop its sell-side solution, which is set to go live later this quarter. The deal will allow Delta Capita to i ... Read more...

The Mission Marketing Group plc Acquisition of RJW & Partners

The Mission Marketing Group plc , the marketing communications and advertising group, is pleased to announce that it has acquired RJW & Partners Ltd, a company providing consultancy services to the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries, working in pricing, market access and payer communications. Initial consideration is £1.75m for the business and &am ... Read more...

IDEC Acquires APEM

IDEC’s position in the HMI market strengthened by acquisition of APEM, a French group with a wide international footprint. European presence expands significantly, and new industry segments are also added. IDEC Corporation, a leading manufacturer of industrial automation and control devices, announces the recent acquisition of APEM. Together, IDEC and APEM are ... Read more...

Belluscura Ltd has acquired Nanotether Discovery Science Ltd

Tekcapital plc, an international provider of technology and intellectual property services, announces that Belluscura Ltd, has acquired the entire issued share capital of Nanotether Discovery Science Ltd for a total consideration of approximately £265,000, which has been satisfied entirely by the issue of new ordinary shares in Belluscura. Founded in 20 ... Read more...

Sports Direct International plc to acquire certain assets of Eastern Outfitters LLC

Sports Direct International plc announces that, on 19 April 2017, it received the approval of the Delaware Bankruptcy Court to acquire certain assets of Eastern Outfitters LLC, comprising the businesses of Bob's Stores and Eastern Mountain Sports pursuant to a s.363 sale process, following the filing by Eastern Outfitters L ... Read more...

Diploma Plc Acquires Abacus ALS Pty Ltd

Diploma PLC, the international group of businesses supplying specialised technical products and services, is pleased to announce the acquisition of 100% of Abacus ALS Pty Ltd ("Abacus").  Abacus is a long-established supplier of clinical diagnostics instrumentation and consumables to the Pathology and Life Sciences sectors. Abacus has p ... Read more...

Keller Group has acquired GEO-Instruments

Keller Group has acquired instrumentation and monitoring company, GEO-Instruments, in North America. Instrumentation and monitoring is increasingly sought by clients to control construction quality or monitor structural, ground or environmental properties such as vibration or noise during project execution. GEO-Instruments supply, manufacture, i ... Read more...

Independent Oil and Gas plc Acquires SNS Pipeline

Independent Oil and Gas plc, the development and production focused Oil and Gas Company, is pleased to announce it has signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement ("SPA") regarding the acquisition of the recently decommissioned Thames Gas Pipeline in the Southern North Sea ("SNS") for a nominal consideration from Perenco UK Limited, Tullow Oil SK Limited an ... Read more...

JP Morgan has acquired Beacon Rail Leasing in a £855m deal

JP Morgan Asset Management has acquired the company responsible for providing trains for Britain’s TransPennine Express franchise, in an £855m deal. JP Morgan's decision to make a long-term infrastructure investment in Beacon Rail Leasing comes after previous owner, private equity fund Pamplona Capital Partners III, launched a bidding ... Read more...

Intertek acquires KJ Tech Services GmbH in Germany

Intertek Group plc, a Total Quality Assurance provider to a range of industries worldwide, announces that it has completed the acquisition of KJ Tech Services GmbH (KJ Tech), a leading provider of vehicle, component, lubrication and fuel testing services based in Germany. < ... Read more...

MySale Group plc Acquires Identity Direct

MySale Group plc the leading international online retailer, is pleased to announce the acquisition of certain trade and assets of Identity Direct, a leading international retailer of personalised products. Founded in 1992 Identity Direct has a rich heritage in providing consumers with personalised gifts and products, including; apparel, sporting goods, labels and ... Read more...

Porvair plc Acquires J. G. Finneran Associates, Inc.

Porvair, the specialist filtration and environmental technologies group, announces the acquisition of J. G. Finneran Associates, Inc.  JGF, based in Vineland, New Jersey, designs, manufactures and distributes specialist laboratory consumables including filters, vials, microplates, closures and ancillary products. On 4 April 2017, Porvai ... Read more...

Tax Systems Plc Acquires OSMO Data Technology Limited

Tax Systems, a leading supplier of corporation tax software and services is pleased to announce that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of OSMO Data Technology Limited  in return for the issue of 4,701,492 new ordinary shares of 1 penny each in the capital of the Company, which, at the mid closing price as at 3 April 2017, represents a value of £3.2 mill ... Read more...

Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc Acquires Gestra for £160 million

Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, which specialises in the control and efficient use of steam, and in peristaltic pumping and associated fluid path technologies, announces that it has signed a conditional sale and purchase agreement to acquire Gestra AG and associated businesses (Gestra) from Flowserve Corporation for a cash-free, debt-free consideration of €186 million (&poun ... Read more...

HML Holdings plc Acquires Faraday Property Management Limited

HML Holdings plc, a leading provider of property management, insurance and ancillary services to residential property blocks, is pleased to announce that it has exchanged contracts for the acquisition of Faraday Property Management Limited, a property management business based in Holborn. The Company anticipates completion of the acquisition will occur on 1 April 2017. ... Read more...

Ideagen acquires PleaseTech

Ideagen, a UK-based information management software provider, has announced the acquisition of PleaseTech, a specialist in software solutions for collaborative authoring and review of corporate documentation. Boasting over 180 customers worldwide, PleaseTech's PleaseReview software product is utilised by a number of high-profile pharmaceu ... Read more...

R&Q completes acquisition of Bermuda captive

Randall & Quilter American Holdings Inc. is pleased to announce the signing of the sale and purchase agreement to acquire Linco Limited; a wholly owned captive insurer of Ameripride Services Inc. and Alsco Inc. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals, anticipated within 30 days. The Company is domiciled in Bermuda and provided reinsurance cover ... Read more...

CPP strengthens new product development capability through the acquisition of Blink Innovation Limited

CPPGroup Plc, the international assistance business, today announces that it has acquired Blink Innovation Limited  for an initial consideration of €1m and an earn-out based on future products developed by Blink. The initial sum will be paid on completion with a total maximum earn-out based on up to 20% of defined profits generated up to a maximum of €20m in ... Read more...

Ferrero acquires US chocolate group Fannie May

Ferrero International has entered into an agreement to acquire premium US chocolate maker Fannie May Confections Brands in a deal that the Italian chocolate group said would increase its product line-up in the market.  Fannie May, which produces chocolate under the Fannie May and Harry London brands, was founded in 1920 in Chicago.  ... Read more...

Byotrol Plc Acquires Winch Pharma Consumer Healthcare Ltd

Byotrol plc, the specialist anti-microbial technology company, is pleased to announce the purchase of the entire share capital of Winch Pharma Consumer Healthcare Ltd for an initial cash consideration of £70k.  Deferred consideration of up to £44k will be payable in ca ... Read more...

France's Peugeot-Citroen group buys Germany's Opel

PSA Group, the maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars, agreed to buy General Motors Co.'s ( GM ) Opel unit in a transaction valued at 2.2 billion euros. The deal includes the Germany-based Opel, its U.K. nameplate Vauxhall, as well as the GM Financial's European operations. The combination is expected to ge ... Read more...

Euromoney acquires RISI, a leading price reporting agency, for $125 million

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, the international online information and events group, has agreed to acquire 100% of the equity of RISI, the leading price reporting agency for the global forest products market. In its recent strategy upda ... Read more...

Informa acquires largest boat show operator in US

Informa, the International Exhibitions, Events, Business Intelligence and Academic Publishing Group, today announced the agreed acquisition of Yachting Promotions Inc. ("YPI"), the operator of some of the largest yachting and boat shows in the US, for £106m. The addition of YPI from Active Interest Media ("AIM"), the privately-owned specia ... Read more...

ZPG Plc Acquires Expert Agent

Cloud based SaaS workflow tools and website products for property professionals Strong fit with ZPG mission & strategy to offer UK's most comprehensive products Highly experienced team with deep expertise of UK property and software markets ZPG Plc owner of some of ... Read more...

Avingtrans Acquires Superconducting Magnet Business

Avingtrans PLC is pleased to announce the acquisition of a majority stake in superconducting magnet and cryogenic systems company Space Cryomagnetics Limited, trading as 'Scientific Magnetics' (the "Acquisition") for total consideration of £347k. Scientific Magnetics, based in Abingdon, Oxford with 15 members of staff, ... Read more...

Premaitha Health PLC Acquires Yourgene Bioscience Co., Ltd

Premaitha Health PLC, a leading international molecular diagnostics group focused on prenatal testing, announces regulatory clearance for the completion of the acquisition of Yourgene Bioscience Co., Ltd. The acquisition of Yourgene, announced on 21 December 2016, has now received regulatory clearance as required by Taiwanese law.  Legal completion of the ... Read more...

Northern Trust to Acquire Fund Services Units of UBS in Luxembourg and Switzerland

UBS Group AG and Northern Trust Corporation announce that UBS AG has entered into an agreement for Northern Trust to acquire UBS Asset Management's fund administration servicing units in Luxembourg and Switzerland. The acquisition will enable Northern Trust to expand its presence in Luxembourg and gain local fund administration capabilities in Switzerland ... Read more...

Keywords Studios acquires creative gaming business for up to £1.2m

A London-based studio which provides creative services to the games industry has been acquired by Keywords Studios in a seven-figure deal. The transaction for Hackney’s Spov Ltd, which provides cinematics, UI, visual effects and motion graphics for the video game and film markets, is for a cash consideration of up to £1.2m and will see the stu ... Read more...

JET Group acquires Xtralite

The German-owned JET Group, which makes skylights and ventilation products, has acquired Xtralite Ltd of Blyth, Northumberland — a leading manufacturer of customised roof lighting — to complement the work of Wednesbury-based roofing manufacturer JET Cox. Group CEO Eric Pans said: “We are very enthusiastic about the technical competence and s ... Read more...

JP Morgan acquires Infinis UK portfolio

The portfolio comprises 19 projects totalling 343MW of generating capacity, with a further 66MW project under construction and due online by the end of February.  The transaction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2017. The sell-off will remove all of Infinis's generating portfolio, said Terra Firma, which owns the developer.&am ... Read more...

Shop.co Acquires Zen Shopping

Up-and-coming German startup Shop.co announced today the acquisition of Zen Shopping. Shop.co uses Artificial Intelligence and advanced algorithms to give users a smart browser extension that provides one universal cart (that works on every shop in ... Read more...

National Express Group PLC to Acquire the c2c rail franchise

Further to the announcement on 11 January 2017 that National Express Group PLC ("National Express") had reached an in principle agreement for Trenitalia to acquire the c2c rail franchise, National Express is pleased to announce that the transaction completed on 10 February 2017, with Trenitalia assuming immediate responsibility for operations. C ... Read more...

Bupa Completes Acquisition of Oasis Dental Care

Bupa today announces it has completed its acquisition of Oasis Dental Care, the UK's leading private dental provider, following regulatory referral from the European Commission to the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). This is an important milestone for Bupa, with the acquisition playing a significant part in Bupa's stra ... Read more...

Mondi acquires Excelsior Technologies

Johannesburg - Mondi Group has acquired 100% of the outstanding share capital of Excelsior Technologies from funds managed by Endless LLP and certain other minority shareholders, for a total consideration of £33m, on a debt and cash- free basis. Excelsior is a vertically-integrated producer of innovative flexible packaging solutions, mainly for food app ... Read more...

Playtech plc Acquires Eyecon Pty. Ltd

Playtech today announces the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Eyecon Limited and Eyecon Pty. Ltd, a specialist supplier of online gaming slots software to an international customer base, for a maximum total consideration of £50 million. Eyecon was founded in Brisbane, Australia in 1997 and is a specialist software supplier with a partic ... Read more...

BATM Advanced Communications Limited to Acquire Zer Laboratories Ltd

BATM Advanced Communications Limited , a leading provider of real-time technologies for networking solutions and medical laboratory systems, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to purchase the ... Read more...

Homeserve Makes Investments in Checkatrade and Habitissimo

HomeServe accelerates the development of its digital presence by acquiring shareholdings in Checkatrade and Habitissimo, established market leaders in home repairs and improvements Expands our offering beyond home emergencies to help consumers looking for a single online source to solve home emergencies, repairs and improvements &l ... Read more...

HML acquires Kent based Property Management Business

HML Holdings plc, a leading provider of property management, insurance and ancillary services to residential property blocks, announces the acquisition of Goodacre Property Services Limited ("GPS"), a property management business based in Keston Kent. HML Andertons Limited, the subsidiary of HML Holdings plc covering the geographical area of Ken ... Read more...

Telit acquires Silicon Valley based GainSpan, leader in ultra-low-power Wi-Fi

Telit Communications PLC (AIM: TCM, "Telit", the "Group"), a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), has agreed to acquire GainSpan Corporation ("GainSpan") for $8 million in cash (subject to certain working capital adjustments). GainSpan designs, develops, manufactures and commercialises ultra-low power Wi-Fi systems-on-ch ... Read more...

Ryley Wealth Management acquires counterpart

Nottingham-based Ryley Wealth Management has acquired a counterpart in what the business has hailed a "significant step in its growth strategy". The addition of Hallmark (East Midlands) Ltd, which was founded in 1999 by Gary Hamson (pictured, front centre), takes Ryley's headcount to 26 staff, compared with 14 a year ago. ... Read more...

SATO acquires UK-based DataLase

SATO, a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empowers workforces and streamlines operations has acquired all shares of UK-based inline digital printing (IDP) leader, DataLase. Thai customers will in the near future enjoy the benefits provided by the innovative IDP technology brought about by this move. The two companies first t ... Read more...

AFH Financial Group Acquires Aberdeen Wealth Management Limited

AFH, a leading financial planning led wealth management firm, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the assets of Aberdeen Wealth Management Limited ("Aberde ... Read more...

Castor acquires maritime IT, VSAT provider Watum Solutions

Castor Networks has acquired Watum Solutions effective immediately, a prominent supplier of IT networks and satellite communication for the shipping and offshore industry. Watum Solutions is specialized in designing, installing and maintaining IT and VSAT systems on board of commercial vessels, offshore vessels and drilling platforms and is active in Euro ... Read more...

Independent Oil and Gas plc Acquires SNS Pipeline and Skipper

Independent Oil and Gas plc, the development and production focused Oil and Gas Company, is pleased to announce it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") regarding the 100% acquisition of a currently disused pipeline in the Southern North Sea ("SNS") for a nominal consideration.  The pipeline will provide the proposed export route ... Read more...

Morses Club PLC Acquires Shelby Finance Ltd.

Morses Club PLC, the UK's second largest home collected credit lender, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Shelby Finance Ltd., a provider of online instalment loans. ... Read more...

CBRE Global Investors acquires Jägersro Center in Sweden (SE)

CBRE Global Investors announces the acquisition of Jägersro Center in Malmö, Sweden on behalf of the CBRE European Shopping Centre Fund ... Read more...

Styles&Wood Group plc Acquires The GDM Group Limited

Styles&Wood, the integrated property services and project delivery specialist, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of specialist mechanical, electrical and environmental consultancy services provider, The GDM Group Limited ("GDM"), for an initial consideration of £4.0 million, to be satisfied in cash and shares ... Read more...

Square Up acquires Factory Media

Square Up Media has continued its rapid expansion with the acquisition of Factory Media. The company, which publishes Square Mile, Foodism, and Escapism magazines, agreed the purchase with owners Forward Dimension Capital (FDC). The deal means Square ... Read more...

FinnAust Mining plc Acquires Avannaa Exploration and New Licence Granted in Greenland

FinnAust Mining Plc, the AIM and FSE listed company with projects in Greenland & Finland is pleased to announce Greenland Government approval with respect to the acquisition of Avannaa Exploration Limited ('Avannaa' and the 'Acquisition'). Avannaa is an exploration company with advanced projects in southwest Greenland. The Company has also applie ... Read more...

Michelin acquires Restaurantes.com

Michelin has consolidated its position in the European online restaurant booking market with the acquisition of Spanish firm Restaurantes.com. The company, which is based in Madrid has more than 5,000 establishments signed up and saw more than 700,000 covers booked in 2015. In January last year, Michelin acquired Bookatable, enabling it to ... Read more...

Sanne Group plc Acquires International Financial Services Limited and IFS Trustees

Sanne is pleased to announce that, following receipt of regulatory approvals, its Acquisition of International Financial Services Limited and IFS Trustees, previously announced on 30 November 2016, has now completed. ... Read more...

QinetiQ enhances position in global test and evaluation through acquisition of Meggitt Target Systems

QinetiQ announces this morning that it has acquired Meggitt Defence Systems Limited and Meggitt Holdings Canada Inc. from Meggitt for £57.5 million on a cash-free, debt-free basis. Meggitt Target Systems is a leading international provider of unmanned aerial, naval and land-based target systems and services for test and evaluation ("T&E&quo ... Read more...

Oakley Capital Investments Limited Acquires Casa.it and atHome.lu

Oakley Capital Investments Limited1 has today been informed that Oakley Capital Private Equity III2 ("Fund III") has agreed to acquire a portfolio of European real estate websites including Casa.it in Italy and atHome.lu in Luxembourg (collectively "the business"). Oakley is backing the existing m ... Read more...

Volution Group plc Acquires Breathing Buildings Limited

Volution Group plc a leading supplier of ventilation products to the residential and commercial construction markets, announces that, in line with its strategy, it has acquired the entire share capital of Breathing Buildings Limited. The deal provides an exit for the company's previous backers including MMC Ventures. Breathing Buildings is based ... Read more...

IP Group plc acquires Parkwalk

IP Group plc, the developer of intellectual property-based businesses, is delighted to announce that it has agreed to acquire Parkwalk Advisors Ltd, the UK's leading university spin-out focused EIS fund manager, for an initial consideration of £10m.  Founded in 2009, Parkwalk is the largest EIS growth fund manager focused on university ... Read more...

SigmaRoc plc Acquires Ronez Limited

SigmaRoc is pleased to announce that it has conditionally agreed to acquire Ronez, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aggregate Industries, part of the LafargeHolcim Group, for £45.0 million in cash (the "Consideration"). In conjunction with the Acquisition, the Company also announces that it has conditionally raised approximately £50 million (b ... Read more...

Air Partner plc Acquires Clockwork Research Limited

Air Partner plc, the global aviation services group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Clockwork Research Limited, a leading Fatigue Risk Management consultancy.   The Acquisition is being funded from Air Partner's existing cash resources and is expected to be earnings enhancing in its first full year of ownersh ... Read more...

Telekom Austria acquires Croatian network

Telekom Austria Group has struck a deal to acquire a controlling stake in Croatian fixed-line operator Metronet. The telco is acquiring the stake through its existing local operator Vipnet from a range of Croatian corporations, financial institutions and individuals, including Quaestus Private Equity Fund. Metronet primarily serves the busi ... Read more...

Ideagen PLC Acquires IPI Solutions Ltd

Ideagen PLC, a leading supplier of Information Management software to highly regulated industries, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of IPI Solutions Limited ("IPI") for a net consideration of £5.54m. Highlights IPI is a profitable and cash generativ ... Read more...

Fitbit acquires Pebble for $40 million

Fitbit has acquired software assets from Pebble. The deal is about Pebble's intellectual property in the form of OS, watch apps, and cloud services. Additionally, Fitbit also hires Pebble's software engineers and testers. As much as 40% of Pebble's engineers have received job offers from Fitbit already. Those who don't will get sev ... Read more...

Be Heard Group Plc Acquires Kameleon Worldwide Limited

Be Heard Group Plc, the digital marketing services group, announces the acquisition of Kameleon Worldwide Limited, the award-winning content marketing agency. Founded in 2008 by Mark Webster and Richard Armstrong, Kameleon is one of a new breed of agencies using content, analytics and technology to change the way that brands connect with consumers. The agency pro ... Read more...

Helios Underwriting plc Acquires Salviscount LLP

Helios is pleased to announce that, in line with its strategy of increasing underwriting capacity through acquisition, on 2 December 2016 it acquired Salviscoint Limited Liability Partnership (Salviscount), a limited liability member of Lloyd's ("LLV"), for a consideration of £0.8 million in cash.  The 2016 underwriting capacity of Salviscount ... Read more...

SUSE acquires HPE OpenStack and Cloud Foundry assets

SUSE has become not only HPE's Linux of choice, but it's now its chief cloud developer as well. The relationship between SUSE and HPE is, in a word, complicated.  ... Read more...

Breedon Group Plc Acquires Sherburn Minerals Group for £15.7m

Breedon, the UK's largest independent construction materials group, announces it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire the Sherburn Minerals Group ("Sherburn") for a total consideration of up to £15.7 million. Sherburn is a leading independent heavyside building materials business headquartered in County Durham, emplo ... Read more...

Wind turbine maker Senvion acquires EUROS

Senvion, a global manufacturer of wind turbines, has acquired 100% of the shares of EUROS Group (Berlin, Germany). EUROS covers all areas of rotor blade design and production as well as master plug and mold design. EUROS' mold and master plug manufacturing facilities in Żory-Warszowice and Ustron in Poland are part of the transaction. The acquisition ... Read more...

JD Sports Fashion Plc Acquires Go Outdoors Topco Limited

JD Sports Fashion Plc, the leading retailer of sports, fashion and outdoor brands, announces that on 27 November 2016 it acquired 100% of the issued share capital of Go Outdoors Topco Limited. Cash consideration of £112.3m has been paid with the Group also assuming net debt of approximately £16m as part of the transaction. Ba ... Read more...

Ctrip Acquires Skyscanner for £1.4bn

Ctrip.com International, a leading travel service provider in China, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Skyscanner. The travel metasearch engine, available in over 30 languages, currently has over 50m visitors per month and has an annual turnover of £120m. The terms of the acquisition value Skyscanner at approximately £1.4bn and will ... Read more...

GFG Alliance acquires Scottish power plant and smelter

Deal will secure the jobs of more than 150 workers on site and hundreds more in the local and regional supply chain SIMEC and Liberty House, part of the international energy, metals and industrials group GFG Alliance, have reached an agreement with Rio Tinto Aluminium to buy the hydro-power and aluminium smelting operat ... Read more...

Charles Taylor plchas agreed to acquire a closed book of international life assurance business

Charles Taylor announces today that it has agreed to acquire a closed book of international life assurance business from Zurich International Life Limited and Allied Dunbar International Fund Managers Limited from Zurich Insurance Company Ltd. The acquisitions are part of Charles Taylor's strategy to make tactical acquisitions in the int ... Read more...

Georgia Healthcare Group PLC to acquire JSC ABC Pharmacia

Georgia Healthcare Group PLC announces that it has signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement ("SPA"), subject to competition agency approval, to acquire JSC ABC Pharmacia, the fourth largest pharmaceutical retailer and wholesaler in Georgia, from certain private shareholders (the "Transaction"). GHG will merge ABC with its existing pharma busines ... Read more...

Bupa To Acquire Oasis Dental Care

Today, Bupa announces it has agreed to acquire Oasis Dental Care, the UK's leading private dental provider, from Bridgepoint, the European private equity group, in a transaction totalling £835 million. The move is a significant milestone in Bupa's strategy to offer customers high quality dental services. Bupa will become a major dental p ... Read more...

RedstoneConnect Plc Acquires Commensus for £2.4 million

RedstoneConnect, a leading provider of technology and services for smart buildings and commercial spaces, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Commensus Plc ("Commensus") for a total consideration of £2.4 million. Commensus is a leading provider of fully managed IT support services internationall ... Read more...

DataStax acquires DataScale; Boundless open GIS gets ecosystem

In two data-related announcements today, the leading Cassandra distro is going to the cloud and open source GIS gets some Enterprise ecosystem chops. I've written a lot about NoSQL before, but one thing I haven't addressed is how the major cloud providers have found it indispensable to their platforms.  ... Read more...

DCC Energy agrees to acquire natural gas retail and marketing business in France

DCC plc, the international sales, marketing, distribution and business support services group, announces that DCC Energy has agreed to acquire Gaz Européen Holdings SAS, a natural gas retail and marketing business which supplies business and public sector customers in France. The acquisition is highly complementary to Butagaz's strong market position in liquefied pet ... Read more...

Tesla acquires German car manufacturer, Grohmann Engineering

The German site will be used as Tesla’s first manufacturing plant in Europe in an effort to increase production output Tesla has entered into an agreement to acquire Grohmann Engineering, an automotive manufacturer in Germany, which will become Tesla Grohmann Automation, after increasing its output target to 5 ... Read more...

Intel acquires commercial drone startup MAVinci

Intel has acquired German commercial drone software startup MAVinci for an undisclosed price. Intel’s Anil Nanduri, head of the drone business, said in an interview with VentureBeat that the startup has best-in-class flight-planning software. It may seem odd for the world&r ... Read more...

Renew Holdings plc Acquires Giffen Holdings Limited

Renew, the Engineering Services Group supporting UK infrastructure, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Giffen Holdings Limited.  Giffen, which is based in St Albans, specialises in mechanical, electrical and power services within the railway environment, working for both Network Rail and London Underground as well as a select number of Train Operating Companies ... Read more...

Capco purchases Tower House from Derwent London for £67.5m

Capital & Counties Properties PLC has acquired the freehold interest of Tower House, 10 Southampton Street, Covent Garden, from Derwent London PLC for £67.5m before purchaser's costs. The property is a substantial corner building located at the junction of Southampton Street and Tavistock Street with views towards the Piazza. The multi-l ... Read more...

Evolve IP Acquires Xtium To Further Expand MEvolve IP Acquires Xtium To Further Expand Managed Services Portfolioanaged Services Portfolio

Cloud services provider Evolve IP closed its acquisition of Xtium on Thursday, giving the company a complementary business serving customers in highly regulated industries. Guy Fardone, Evolve IP's president and founding partner, told CRN that Xtium, based in King of P ... Read more...

Keywords Studios plc Acquires Player Research Ltd

Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, today announces that it has acquired Player Research Ltd  ("Player Research") for a total consideration of up to £1.3 million from its founder, Graham McAllister, and others (the "Sellers"). Based in Brighton, UK, Player Research pro ... Read more...

Crossrider plc Acquires digital product for app distribution platform

Crossrider, the online distribution and digital product company, today announces the expansion of its app distribution business with the acquisition of PC maintenance software product, DriverAgent, from eSupport.com, Inc. for a total consideration of $1 million. The bolt-on acquisition is in line with Crossrider's new strategy, announced at the t ... Read more...

Time Out Group plc Announces acquisition of Leanworks Limited

Time Out Group plc, the global multi-platform media and e-commerce business with food & cultural markets, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of YPlan, on a debt free cash free basis.   London-based YPlan is the "mobile-first" events discovery and booking platform. It offer ... Read more...

Primary Health Properties PLC Acquires the UK's leading investor in modern primary healthcare facilities

Primary Health Properties PLC ("PHP"), the UK's leading investor in modern primary healthcare facilities, announces that it has completed the acquisition of its first primary care centre in the Republic of Ireland. Primary Health Properties ICAV, an Irish investment vehicle wholly owned by PHP, has taken delivery of a new, purpose built ... Read more...

InterQuest Group PLC Acquisition of remaining RDW shares and exercise of options

Further to the announcement made on 3 August 2016, InterQuest Group plc, the specialist recruiter in the technology, analytics and digital market is pleased to announce that it has served notice exercising its call option to acquire the remaining shares in RDW-RD Limited.   Completion of the acquisition of the remaining RDW shares is expected to take pla ... Read more...

The 600 Group PLC Acquires Kondia Manual Machine tool business

600 Group Plc, the AIM listed distributor, designer and manufacturer of branded machine tools and industrial laser systems, is pleased to announce that following its successful application to the Spanish Courts it has acquired the entire manual machine tools business of Kondia, for a total consideration of 50,000 Euro's. Kondia, formerly Spains largest ma ... Read more...

Surbana Jurong acquires security firm Aetos

A new acquisition by Temasek unit Surbana Jurong will boost its presence in the fast-growing security and surveillance sector. Surbana, an urban planning and infrastructure development consultancy, has acquired 100 per cent of Aetos Holdings, also a subsidiary of state investment firm Temasek Holdings. The deal was completed yesterday for an undisclosed amount.&l ... Read more...

ICAP acquires Abide Financial

ICAP plc (IAP.L), a leading markets operator and provider of post trade risk mitigation and information services, announces today that it has acquired Abide Financial (Abide), a market-leading global regulatory reporting specialist. Abide will become a subsidiary of ICAP's Post Trade Risk and Information (PTRI) division. Collin Coleman, ... Read more...

WSP Acquires Mouchel Consulting, a Leading UK Pure Play Infrastructure Engineering Consulting Firm

WSP Global Inc. is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement in connection with the acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Mouchel Consulting, the engineering consulting services business of Mouchel Limited, which is held by Kier Group plc. The purchase price of approximately GBP GBP 75 million ($CAD 120.4 million) (the "P ... Read more...

Prairie Mining Acquires the Debiensko Hard Coking Coal Project

Prairie Mining is pleased to announce that it has acquired the Debiensko Hard Coking Coal Project, a fully permitted, "mine ready" project of significant global scale. This is a transformational acquisition marking Prairie's entry into the hard coking coal sector, complementing Prairie's advanced Lublin Coal Project, and creating a multi-project coal d ... Read more...

Park Group plc Acquires Fisher Moy International Ltd

Park Group plc, the UK's leading multi-retailer gift voucher and prepaid gift card business focused on the corporate and consumer markets, today announces the acquisition of corporate employee and customer engagement specialists, Fisher Moy International Ltd. ("FMI"), for an undisclosed all-cash sum.  FMI is profitable, debt-fre ... Read more...

Gresham Computing plc Acquisition of C24 Technologies Ltd

Gresham Computing plc, the leading software and services company that specialises in providing real-time transaction control and enterprise data integrity solutions, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a conditional share purchase agreement (the "SPA") with the C24 shareholders to acquire the entire issued share capital of C24 Technologies Ltd (the &qu ... Read more...

IG Group Holdings Plc Acquires DailyFX

IG Group ("IG"), a global leader in online trading, today announces that it has agreed, subject to final approvals, to purchase DailyFX, a leading global news and research portal, and its associated assets, from FXCM Inc. for a total consideration of $40 million (currently £30.8 million).  It is anticipated that the transaction will complete by the ... Read more...

Sard Verbinnen Acquires ARC Research

Sard Verbinnen & Co, a leading strategic, financial, and crisis communications consultancy, today announced the acquisition of ARC Research (“ARC”). Founded in 1995 and based in New York, ARC offers a unique brand of research-based consulting centered around a results-driven analytical approach that enables clients to better understand relationships with key constituenc ... Read more...

Hexagon Safety and Infrastructure Acquires GISquadrat

Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure has acquired  ... Read more...

Greatland Gold plc Acquires Havieron Gold Project

Greatland Gold plc, the London Stock Exchange AIM listed precious and base metals exploration and development business, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the Havieron Gold Project in Western Australia. Highlights Greatland agrees to acquire 100% of the Havieron Project in Western ... Read more...

Arc Energy Resources acquires CLG

Stonehouse-based Arc Energy Resources has bought CLG Engineering — a neighbouring firm that provides CNC milling and turning services to a number of sectors, including oil and gas, rail and automotive.  Founded in 1979, the latter exports products and special components to more than 10 countries. Arc Energy Resources specialises in the supply of corros ... Read more...

Styles&Wood Group plc Acquires Keysource Limited

Styles&Wood, the integrated property services and project delivery specialist, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of specialist critical facilities and data centre services provider, Keysource Limited ("Keysource"), for an initial consideration of approximately £2.0 million to be satisfied in cash and shares ( ... Read more...

PwC acquires data technology firm Selera Labs

PWC has strengthened its tax reporting practice with the acquisition of Selera Labs, a data technology firm. The acquisition comes at a time when tax authorities around the world are requiring increasing amounts of data from organisations. Selera Labs’ technology platform, Data Ignition, monitors logistics and transaction ... Read more...

STM Group Plc Acquisition of international financial services group London & Colonial Holdings Limited

STM Group Plc, the cross border financial services provider, is pleased to announce that on 12 September 2016 it entered into a conditional agreement with the majority shareholders of London & Colonial Holdings Limited ("London & Colonial" or "LCH") to acquire the entire issued share capital of LCH and its subsidiaries for a ... Read more...

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd Acquires The Royal London General Insurance Company Limited

R&Q is pleased to announce that, subject to regulatory approval, it has agreed to acquire RLGI, a UK non-life insurance company in run-off, from The Royal London Mutual Insurance Society Limited.  RLGI underwrote non-life insurance from 1985 to 1999; the remaining liabilities relate to employers' liability originating from cover provided ... Read more...

Midwich Group plc Acquires Holdan Limited and Wired Limited

Midwich, a specialist audio visual and document solutions distributor to the trade market with operations in the UK and Ireland, France, Germany and Australasia, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Holdan Limited in the UK for a maximum consideration of approximately £7.9m (the "Holdan Acquisition") and the acquisition of Wired Limited ("Wired ... Read more...

Immedia Group Plc Acquires AVC Media Enterprises Limited

Immedia, a supplier of digital audio content solutions for leading brands and global businesses, announces that it has acquired the business and certain assets comprising AVC Media, based in Aberdeen, from the Administrators of AVC Media Enterprises Limited and AVCME Holdings Limited for a cash consideration of £200,000, payable in full at completion.   ... Read more...

Ideagen PLC Acquisition of Logen Ltd

Ideagen PLC, a leading supplier of Information Management software to highly regulated industries, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Logen Ltd, a company based in Sofia, Bulgaria specialising in the provision of audit software and related consultancy services. Logen is a reseller of Ideagen's GRC audit management and risk assessment solution, Pe ... Read more...

Spectris plc Acquires Millbrook Group

Spectris plc, the productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls company, today announces that it has completed the acquisition of the entire share capital of Millbrook Group Limited ("Millbrook") from Rutland Partners and Millbrook's management shareholders. The purchase consideration of £122 million, on a debt and cash-free basis, (of which &a ... Read more...

Water Intelligence plc Acquisition of NRW Utilities Limited

The board of Water Intelligence, a leading provider of non-invasive leak detection and remediation solutions, is pleased to announce the acquisition of NRW Utilities Limited ('NRW'), a UK-based water services business for a total consideration of £575,173. Strategic Rationale for the Acquisition: As discus ... Read more...

Harwood Wealth Management Group Plc AcquiresNetwork Direct Limited

The Board of HWMG (the "Board"), a leading UK based financial planning and discretionary wealth management group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Network Direct Limited ("NDL"), a national network of financial advisers based in Wolverhampton, West Midlands for a maximum total consideration of up to £4 million, of which £ ... Read more...

Ascential plc Acquisition of One Click Retail

Ascential plc (LSE: ASCL.L), the international, business-to-business, media company with a focused portfolio of market-leading events and information services products, today announces that it has agreed to acquire 100% of US-based e-commerce analytics provider Oneclickretail.com LLC ("One Click Retail") for initial cash consideration of $44m plus future earn outs.&am ... Read more...

One Media acquires the Owl Records International Ltd

One Media iP Group Plc (AIM: OMIP), a digital media content provider, which consolidates, exploits and monetises intellectual property rights around music and video, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the exclusive rights and ownership to the to the Owl Music Catalogue on a complete buy-out basis for €21,000 (twenty one thousand Euros). The Owl catalogue comprises of ... Read more...

ScienceLogic Acquires AppFirst

Hybrid cloud monitoring and management specialist ScienceLogic said Thursday that it completed its first-ever acquisition last week, purchasing AppFirst, an application monitoring software developer based in Bloomington, Minn. Once integrated into the ScienceLogic platform, the AppFirst technology will add, as a native capability, granular and near real-time visi ... Read more...

Keltbray Group acquires Dunne Group assets

ENGINEERING firm Keltbray Group has acquired some of the assets of the collapsed construction business Dunne Group, which fell into administration on July 18. The collapse of the Bathgate business led to the immediate loss of 524 jobs, however administrators FRP Advisory said that more than 400 former Dunne employees had found new work. A s ... Read more...

Investcorp acquires cyber security service provider Nebulas

Bahrain based Investcorp has acquired the United Kingdom’s largest independent cybersecurity service provider Nebulas.  Founded in 2001 in London and employing 50 staff, Nebulas provides a broad range of IT security products and services including managed security services and cyber threat intelligence to predominantly mid to large enterprises ... Read more...

Future plc acquires Australia and SE Asian digital shopping comparison business

Future plc, the international media group and leading digital business, has acquired Next Commerce Pty Ltd ("Next Commerce"), a digital shopping comparison business with operations in Australia and across South East Asia, for an undisclosed cash consideration. Future has rapidly growi ... Read more...

Europa Oil & Gas plc Acquires Shale Petroleum Limited

Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) plc, the AIM listed oil and gas exploration, development and production company focused on Europe, is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Shale Petroleum (UK) Limited for a nominal consideration of £1.  As consequence of this acquisition Europa has increased its equity interest in PEDL299 and PEDL343 explor ... Read more...

Siemens acquires AM specialist

Siemens has acquired a majority stake (85%) in Materials Solutions Ltd, a specialist in additive manufacturing (AM) processing and production. The remaining 15% will be held by the founder of the company Carl Brancher. Materials Solutions, based in Worcester, UK, uses selective laser melting (SLM) technology to make metal parts. A specialty of the company is maki ... Read more...

Tritax Big Box REIT plc has Acquired Kellogg's Distribution Facility

The Board of Tritax Big Box REIT plc is pleased to announce that it has acquired a distribution facility at Trafford Park, Manchester, let to Kellogg Company of Great Britain Limited, whose ultimate parent is the Kellogg Company. The purchase price is £23.5 million (excluding purchaser's costs), reflecting a net initial yield of 5.9% on the asset acquisition. The purc ... Read more...

Ideagen PLC Acquisition of Covalent Software Ltd

Ideagen PLC, a leading supplier of Information Management software to highly regulated industries, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Covalent Software Limited ("Covalent") for a net cash consideration of £3.6m ("the Acquisition") payable from Ideagen's existing cash reserves. ... Read more...

Magento Commerce acquires RJMetrics

Magento Commerce has acquired RJMetrics, a cloud-based analytics platform tuned for digital commerce business intelligence, the company said. The Magento core platform will include a powerful native solution enabling merchants to better understand and optimize their commerce business based on actionable data and insights into customers and merchandising, ch ... Read more...

Hill & Smith Holdings PLC Acquires Signature Limited

Hill & Smith Holdings PLC ('Hill & Smith' or 'the Group'), the international group with leading positions in the supply of infrastructure products and galvanizing services to global markets, today announces that it has completed the acquisition of Signature Limited ("Signature") for a total cash consideration of ... Read more...

MedaPhor Group plc Acquires Inventive Medical Limited

MedaPhor Group plc, the global provider of advanced ultrasound skills training simulators for medical professionals, announces the acquisition of Inventive Medical Limited ("IML"), a UK company which is the global supplier of cardio ultrasound simulation products under the HeartWorks brand, for a total consideration of £3m payable in shares ... Read more...

Defenx PLC Acquires Memopal Srl

Defenx PLC, the mobile security software solutions company, announces that it has acquired 95.2% of Memopal Srl, a cloud backup and synchronisation business from majority owners Pi Campus Srl, Translated Srl, Thesis Impianti SpA and a further 14 private investors (together, the "Sellers") for a total consideration of up to €1.78 million and the assumption of ... Read more...

Accenture acquires Spanish tech company Tecnilógica

Accenture has acquired Spanish tech company, Tecnilógica which has expertise in open sourcetechnologies for developing multi-channel applications for a wide range of mobile, web, touchscreens, wear ... Read more...

Spectris Acquires DISCOM GMBH

Spectris plc, the productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls company, today announces that it has completed the acquisition of the German privately-held DISCOM Elektronische Systeme und Komponenten GmbH. The up-front purchase consideration of EUR15.8 million will be met from existing cash and bank facilities and is subject to routine balance sheet adjustments. In addition, con ... Read more...

LinkedIn acquires Chicago-based PointDrive

PontDrive, a Chicago-based presentation-sharing software startup, has been acquired by LinkedIn, the companies announced Tuesday. The company’s 15 employees will relocate to LinkedIn’s Chicago  ... Read more...

Charles Taylor plc Acquires CEGA Group

Charles Taylor plc announces today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Charles Taylor Insurance Services Limited, has acquired CEGA Solutions Limited, the holding company of the CEGA Group1, a specialist provider of technical medical assistance and travel claims management services, for a maximum consideration of £29.8 million. The transaction marks an im ... Read more...

Cybersecurity firm Secarma acquires Pentest Ltd

Cybersecurity firm Secarma has acquired Manchester-based application security company Pentest Limited for an undisclosed sum. As a result of the deal, Secarma is expected to add new resources to Pentest Limited, including a team of ethical hackers. Managing director for Pentest Limited, John Denneny, said: “In order for us to cont ... Read more...

BCA Marketplace plc Acquires Paragon Automotive Limited

The Board of BCA announces that it has acquired Paragon Automotive Limited and subsidiary companies, the UK automotive services group. The Paragon acquisition is an important further step in the progression of BCA's strategy of delivering a broad-based automotive support services business that is able to provide a one-stop-shop for the handling of vehicles throughout their life ... Read more...

Plastics Capital plc Acquires Synpac Limited

Plastics Capital, the niche plastics products group, announces the acquisition of Synpac Limited for a maximum cash consideration of £3.1 million, on a cash and debt-free basis, to be satisfied from existing debt facilities. The Acquisition is expected to be earnings enhancing in the first full financial year following completion. Acquisition High ... Read more...

Samsung acquires sizeable stake in China’s largest electric vehicle company

The Samsung Group announced earlier this year that it has formed a new team to grow its automotive-related business. Samsung is also said to be interested in electric and smart cars, it has even modified a race track it owns  ... Read more...

Private healthcare giant Bupa UK has agreed a deal to acquire The Regent Building at MediaCityUK.

Private healthcare giant Bupa UK has agreed a deal to acquire The Regent Building at MediaCityUK. The 145,000 sq ft office building, which is still under construction, will act as Bupa’s regional headquarters when completed. Bupa pre-let the MediaCityUK office building last year, signing a 15-year lease for the entire scheme in Fe ... Read more...

Cell Medica acquires Delenex Therapeutics AG

Imperial Innovations Group plc notes today's announcement by portfolio company Cell Medica of its acquisition of Delenex Therapeutics AG ('Delenex') based in Schlieren, Switzerland. Cell Medica is a cellular immunotherapy company, focused on the development, manufacture and marketing of cell-based therapeutics for the treatment of cancers ... Read more...

IG Design Group PLC Acquires Lang Companies Inc

IG Design Group plc (formerly International Greetings plc), one of the world's leading designers, innovators and manufacturers, of gift packaging and greetings, social expression giftware, stationery and creative play products, is pleased to announce today the acquisition, of 100% of the share capital of Lang Companies Inc., the design-led supplier of high-quality branded consu ... Read more...

Fenland Acquires Micronclean Jv

Historic Lincolnshire cleaning products business Fenland Laundries has acquired the remaining 50 per cent of its Micronclean joint venture. Fenland was founded in 1877 and established Micronclean in 1980 with Berendsen Cleanroom Services Ltd. It has acquired Berendsen's 50 per cent stake in Micronclean for an undisclosed sum and wil ... Read more...

Costain Group PLC Acquisition of Simulation Systems Limited

Costain, the engineering solutions provider, announces that it has completed the acquisition of SSL, a provider of innovative technology-based solutions, primarily for the highways sector but with the potential for wider application across the Group. SSL, established in 1979 and with 165 people, provides integrated hardware and software ... Read more...

Exova acquires Jones Environmental Forensics Limited

Exova Group plc EXO.L, a leading global provider of testing, calibration and advisory services, announces that it has acquired Jones Environmental Forensics Limited, a North Wales-based independent environmental analysis business that provides testing and complex forensic analysis services in the contaminated land and water market. Founded in 2007, Jones ... Read more...

Atlas Mara Limited Acquires Finance Bank Zambia Limited

Atlas Mara Limited ("Atlas Mara" or the "Company"), the sub-Sahara African financial services group, is pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of 100% of Finance Bank Zambia Limited and its subsidiaries ("FBZ").  Consideration for FBZ will be settled by approximately $61 million in cash and 3.3 million Atlas ... Read more...

Epson acquires of Fratelli Robustelli

Following Epson Italia S.p.A's agreement to acquire 100% of the capital of Fratelli Robustelli S.r.l. ("Robustelli"), a player in the textile printing industry, Epson has said it envisages further growth for its digital printing business in the Middle East. The agreement aims to drive synergies and further increase customer value by expa ... Read more...

Cortec acquires CortecCros

Cortec is pleased to publicly announce the latest acquisition of the Cortec® Corporation. Croatian company CortecCros became a wholly owned subsidiary of Cortec Corporation® after signing a contract between Crosco, Oil Services Ltd. - daughter company of Ina - one of the biggest oil producers in Central Europe and Cortec Corporation. Cortec has previou ... Read more...

UK Oil & Gas Investments PLC to Acquire Celtique Energie and Magellan Petroleum

UK Oil & Gas Investments PLC announces that it has signed agreements with Celtique Energie and Magellan Petroleum to acquire 100% ownership of the 300 sq km (116 sq miles) Weald Basin licence PEDL234 (the "Licence"). The acquisitions more than double the Company's net acreage holdings in the prime Kimmeridge Limestone Oil province, as proven by the Hor ... Read more...

WatchGuard Acquires Hawkeye G Security Technology

WatchGuard Technologies, a leader in advanced network security solutions, today announced the acquisition of the HawkEye G threat detection and response technology from Hexis Cybe ... Read more...

Begbies Traynor Group plc Acquires Pugh Auction Group Limited

Begbies Traynor Group plc today announces the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Pugh Auction Group Limited. The 25 strong team, including management, will be integrated with the Group's existing Eddisons property services division. Pugh & Co was established in 2000 and is the largest firm of commercial pr ... Read more...

Solid State plc Acquires Creasefield Limited

Solid State plc, the AIM listed supplier of specialist industrial/ruggedised computers, electronic components, secure communications systems and battery power solutions to the electronics market, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Creasefield Limited, a complementary custom batteries business, for a maximum consideration of £1.54 million. The Com ... Read more...

Helios Underwriting plc Acquires Lloyd's Limited Liability Vehicle

Helios is pleased to announce that, in line with its strategy of increasing underwriting capacity through acquisition, it has acquired Nameco (No 346) Limited, a limited liability member of Lloyd's, for a consideration of £3.75 million in cash.  The 2016 underwriting capacity of the LLV is £3.3 million (this compares with Helios's 2016 capacity of & ... Read more...

Pinnacle Technology Group plc Acquires adept4 Limited

Pinnacle Technology Group plc, the AIM listed provider of 'IT as a Service', is pleased to announce that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of adept4 Limited, a provider of cloud based IT services and solutions headquartered in Warrington, funded through the issue of £5 million of unsecured loan notes to the Business Growth Fund Plc . Pinnacle als ... Read more...

Tern Plc Acquisition of Flexiant Limited

Tern Plc, the investment company specialising in the cloud and mobile sectors, announces that it has agreed, subject to contract and completion of satisfactory due diligence, to acquire Flexiant Limited from Flexiant Corporation Limited on the following terms: Tern will acquire the entire issued share capital o ... Read more...

Aurasian Minerals plc Acquires Moroccan Minerals Limited

AURASIAN Minerals plc is pleased to announce that, further to the announcement made on 18 April 2016, the Company has now received acceptances from all of the shareholders of Moroccan Minerals Limited in relation to the offer from Aurasian for the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of MML. In line with the terms of the heads of agreement announced on ... Read more...

Scapa Group plc Acquisition of EuroMed, Inc

Scapa Group plc, a leading global manufacturer of bonding products and adhesive components for applications in the healthcare and industrial markets, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of EuroMed, Inc ("EuroMed"), the hydrocolloid-based wound care solutions business based in Orangeburg, New York.  The purchase price co ... Read more...

OPEN Health acquires Choice Healthcare Solutions

CHS will be rebranded under OPEN's medical communications agency Succinct and overseen by that agency's chief executive officer Rob Barker. He said: “Choice is a valuab ... Read more...

ARM Acquires Apical

ARM has acquired Apical, a global leader in imaging and embedded computer vision technology that will allow next generation devices to understand and act intelligently on information from their environment. Apical is one of the UK's fastest-growing technology companies* and its advanced imaging products are used in more than 1.5 billion smartphones and approximately 30 ... Read more...

StepStone acquires Swiss Capital

StepStone, the international private markets manager, has acquired Swiss Capital for an undisclosed sum. Swiss Capital is an alternative asset manager offering customized products across hedge funds and debt to institutional investors, primarily in Switzerland, Germany and Austria. Following the deal StepStone will launch StepStone Private ... Read more...

Keller Group plc Acquisition from GJ3 Limited and GJ4 Limited

Keller announces that it has acquired the freehold of a processing and warehousing facility at Avonmouth, near Bristol, for £62m from GJ3 Limited and GJ4 Limited, pursuant to a settlement agreement in connection with the previously announced contract dispute arising on a project completed in 2008. As set out in Keller’s Annual Report & ... Read more...

Etalon Group Acquires New Project

Etalon Group Limited, one of Russia's largest and longest-established development and construction companies, announces that it has acquired six adjacent land plots in the Moscow Metropolitan Area ("MMA") for the development of a new residential real estate project. The 9.62-hectare territory is located in the Mytishchinsky district of the Moscow regi ... Read more...

JLEN Acquisition of Parc Éolien Le Placis Vert

JLEN is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Energiequelle GmbH to acquire 100% of the Parc Éolien Le Placis Vert wind farm.  The consideration for the acquisition, which is expected to complete over the coming weeks (subject to the customary consents), is approximately €2.5 million. The project is l ... Read more...

AdEPT Telecom plc Acquires Comms Group UK Limited

The Board of AdEPT, one of the UK's leading independent providers of unified telecommunications solutions, today announces it has signed an agreement with effect from 1 May 2016 to acquire the entire issued share capital of Comms Group UK Limited ("Comms Group"), a well-established UK based specialist provider of unified communications, Avaya IP telep ... Read more...

K&C REIT plc Acquires The Osprey Management Company Ltd

K&C REIT plc, the residential real estate investment trust ("REIT") group, is pleased to announce that, on 6 May 2016, the Company agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of The Osprey Management Company Limited from Ms Susan Hards for an aggregate consideration of £1.6 million (the "Acquisition").  Osprey owns a portfolio of ... Read more...

Falanx Group Limited Acquisition of Advanced Security Consulting Limited

Falanx Group announces that on 5 May 2016, the Company agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of Advanced Security Consulting Limited for a total consideration of approximately £435,000 . Falanx also announces a placing of new ordinary shares of no par value in the capital of the Company ("Ordinary Shares") and the issue of&n ... Read more...

Standard Life plc to acquire AXA Portfolio Services Limited

Acquisition of Elevate enhances Standard Life's position as a leading platform provider for advisers Adds over 160,000 customers and assets under administration ("AUA") of £9.8bn Enhances Standard Life's position as a leading platform provider for professional advisers incre ... Read more...

Macfarlane Group Acquires Edward Mcneil

In line with its strategy to develop its Packaging Distribution business in the UK protective packaging market, Macfarlane Group PLC has today confirmed the acquisition of the packaging business of Edward McNeil Limited. Edward McNeil is based in Glasgow and has traded for well over 50 years.  It currently has 12 employees and is an established regional ... Read more...

Cairn Homes Plc Announces Argentum Acquisition

Cairn Homes Plc the Irish homebuilder, today announces that it has completed the acquisition of Argentum Property Holdco Limited for a total consideration of €105.6m2, on the same terms as previously disclosed. The Argentum deal includes the purchase of the Argentum business and six related development sites. ... Read more...

Petropavlovsk PLC to acquire Amur Zoloto

Petropavlovsk PLC today announces that it has entered into an agreement with Russia's Alliance Mining Group ("AMG") and Lexor Group S.A. ("Lexor" and, together with AMG, the "Contributors") to acquire Amur Zoloto LLC ("AZ"), an established gold company with production and development assets in the Khabarovs ... Read more...

Armstrong Ventures plc to acquire MelodyVR Ltd

Armstrong Ventures plc (AIM:AVP), the AIM listed company investing in the media, technology and healthcare sectors, announces today that it has conditionally agreed to acquire MelodyVR Ltd, a company which has developed technologies, products and services that enable users to consume immersive virtual reality ("VR") music experiences, for a total consideration of & ... Read more...

RPS Group plc announces the acquisition of DBK

RPS announces the acquisition of DBK. This transaction represents an important enhancement of our project management capability in the UK and adds to our international presence in this market. In recent years RPS has developed a significant capability in both BNE: Europe and AAP to assist our clients manage complex, large scale infrastructure and property develop ... Read more...

Empiric acquires Revcap interest in joint venture asset in Southampton

The Board of Empiric Student Property plc (ticker: ESP), the owner and operator of premium student accommodation across the UK, is pleased to announce that the Group has acquired the 50 per cent. share in Empiric (Southampton) Limited previously owned by an investment fund affiliated with Revcap Advisors Limited ("Revcap").  As a result, the Group now owns 10 ... Read more...

JenCap Holdings Acquires Trivedi-Capacity Associates

JenCap Holdings, LLC, a consolidator of specialty insurance distribution and program management businesses, including managing general agencies, specialty program underwriters, transactional wholesale brokers and captive managers, has acquired specialist MGA and wholesaler Trivedi-Capacity ... Read more...

Cryptosoft Limited has acquired Device Authority Inc

The Company is pleased to announce that its investee company, Cryptosoft Limited, a leader in policy driven authentication and encryption services for connected Internet of Things ("IoT") and machine-to-machine ("M2M") devices, has acquired the entire share capital of Device Authority Inc ("Device Authority"), a leading authenticati ... Read more...

Independent Oil and Gas plc to acquire from Alpha Petroleum Resources Limited

Independent Oil and Gas plc, the development and production focused oil and gas company, is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, IOG North Sea Limited, has signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement ("SPA") to acquire from Alpha Petroleum Resources Limited ("Alpha") the 50% of Blocks 48/22b and 48/23a in the Southern North Sea not ... Read more...

Petards Group plc has acquired QRO Solutions

Petards, the AIM quoted developer of advanced security and surveillance systems is pleased to announce that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of QRO Solutions Limited ("QRO") for a maximum consideration of £1,255,000.  The consideration, which will be satisfied in cash from Petards existing cash reserves, includes deferred consideratio ... Read more...

Keywords Studios plc has acquired the Synthesis group

A leading provider of localisation, audio and localisation testing services Positions Keywords as the global leader in localisation and voice-over recording for video games world-wide, doubling the Group's current audio capability Brings a highly complementary client base, with a strong track record of working ... Read more...

WS Atkins plc completes the acquisition of nuclear services division of EnergySolutions

WS Atkins plc, the design, engineering and project management consultancy, is pleased to announce that on 11 April 2016 it completed its previously announced acquisition of the Projects, Products and Technology segment of EnergySolutions. PP&T is an innovative nuclear energy business, comprising 650 people delivering a wide range of technical engineering ... Read more...

Telit acquires IP and Cellular Module Products from Novatel Wireless

Telit Communications PLC, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), has agreed to acquire several cellular module product lines, related IP and related assets from Novatel Wireless, Inc, for an initial cash purchase price of $11 million and conditional earn-out consideration, which Telit expects to be non-material.   As part of the Acqui ... Read more...

Liontrust Acquires Argonaut Capital Partners LLP

Introduction Liontrust Asset Management Plc, the specialist independent fund management group, today announces that the Company together with its indirect subsidiaries, Liontrust Investment Partners LLP and Liontrust Fund Partners LLP has entered into a conditional agreement to purchase (the "Acquisition") the European income fund management bus ... Read more...

Keywords Studios plc Acquires Kite Team S.L

Keywords, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, today announces that it has agreed with the selling shareholders of Kite Team to acquire the 50% of Kite Team not already owned by Keywords 20 months sooner than originally provided for under the terms of the acquisition agreement (the "Agreement") in order to deliver the opera ... Read more...

Aconex Completes Acquisition of Conject

Aconex Limited, provider of a leading cloud and mobile collaboration platform for the global construction industry, today announced that the acquisition of Conject Holding GmbH, announced on 17 March 2016, was completed with effect from 1 April 2016. Conject is a leading cloud and mobile collaboration service provider in Europe and other regions. The acquisition ... Read more...

FluidOil completes acquisition of Ivanhoe Energy

FluidOil Limited, a provider of oil upgrading technology solutions, has completed the acquisition of the intellectual property of Vancouver, Canada-based Ivanhoe Energy Inc. ("Ivanhoe  as well as the acquistion of its Texas, USA-based subsidiary Ivanhoe Energy Holdings Inc. Ivanhoe Energy was recognised as an international leader in heavy oil de ... Read more...

Judges Scientific plc has acquired Dia-Stron Limited

Judges Scientific, a group involved in the buy and build of vbusinesses, announces that it has today acquired 100% of the issued share capital of Dia-Stron Limited, an instrument maker based in Andover, Hampshire.  Dia-Stron designs and manufactures systems to test the mechanical properties of fibres (the "Acquisition"). The Board expects the Acquisition to b ... Read more...

HomeServe plc Acquisition of Utility Service Partners Inc

Acquisition of leading home assistance business with over 300 partners and 0.4m customers across the U.S. and Canada HomeServe's largest single step in U.S. expansion, increasing total footprint by 9.4m households to over 40m households Significant new marketing opportunities and growth potential through furth ... Read more...

The 600 Group PLC has completed acquisition of TYKMA Inc

The 600 Group PLC, the AIM listed distributor, designer and manufacturer of industrial products, is pleased to announce that it has agreed the acquisition of the remaining 20% of TYKMA Inc, the US based laser marking business it acquired 80% of in February 2015. The consideration will be satisfied by the issue of 12,000,000 1p ordinary shares in the Group and ... Read more...

Judges Scientific plc Acquires Fire Instrumentation & Research Equipment

Judges Scientific, a group involved in the buy and build of scientific instrument businesses, is pleased to announce that the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Fire Testing Technology ("FTT"), has acquired the business of Fire Instrumentation & Research Equipment ("FIRE"). FIRE is a highly regarded fire testing ... Read more...

eOne acquires reality television production company, Renegade 83

Entertainment One Ltd. today announces that it has acquired a 65% controlling stake in Renegade Entertainment, LLC ("Renegade 83"), a reality television production company, from the Renegade 83 Sellers. The acquisition further enhances eOne's reality television production capabilities, in line with the Group's strategy. Based in ... Read more...

ONE-pm plc Acquires Bradgate Business Finance Limited

1pm, the AIM listed independent specialist provider of finance facilities to the SME sector, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Bradgate Business Finance Limited ("BBFL") for an aggregate consideration of up to £2.75 million, comprising £2.20 million payable in cash on completion and up to a further £0.55 million in shares over the ... Read more...

Micro Focus International plc Acquisition of Serena Software

Micro Focus International plc, the international software product group, announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the entire share capital of Spartacus Acquisition Holdings Corp. the holding company of Serena Software Inc. and its subsidiaries (together, "Serena" or "the Serena Group") at an enterprise value of $5 ... Read more...

ImmunogenX acquires Alvine Pharmaceuticals' assets

Clinical-stage company ImmunogenX has acquired the assets of Alvine Pharmaceuticals, which develops biologics to target autoimmune / inflammatory diseases. The acquisition includes Latiglutenase, an orally administered mixture of two recombinant gluten-specific proteases including glutamine-specific cysteine protease (EP-B2) and a proline-specific prolyl endopept ... Read more...

Georgia Healthcare Group PLC Acquires Georgia

Georgia Healthcare Group PLC announces that it has signed a binding Memorandum of Understanding, subject to relevant regulatory approvals, to acquire a 100% equity stake in JSC GPC ("GPC"), one of the top three pharmaceutical retailers and wholesalers in Georgia. The acquisition of GPC supports GHG's expansion strategy and its a ... Read more...

CareTech Holdings PLC has agreed to acquire Oakleaf Care

CareTech Holdings PLC, a pioneering provider of specialist social care services in the UK, is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of Oakleaf Care Limited and all of the residential properties from which it operates. Oakleaf is a Northampton-based specialist in the care and rehabilitation of men with acquired brain injury.  The tota ... Read more...

Palace Capital plc has acquired the entire issued share capital of Gregory Projects

Palace Capital, the property investment company that focuses on commercial property outside London, announces that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Gregory Projects Limited.  The Target is a special purpose vehicle and is the owner of Broad Street Plaza, an award winning leisure development in Halifax, West Yorkshire.  The amou ... Read more...

Next Fifteen Communications Group plc Acquires Publitek Limited

Next 15, the digital communications group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Publitek Limited, a specialist technical content marketing business that services customers in the global semiconductor and electronic component market. Publitek was founded by its CEO, Bob Jones, who will remain in the business following its ac ... Read more...

Mercia Technologies PLC Acquisition of Enterprise Ventures Group Limited

Mercia is delighted to announce that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Enterprise Ventures Group Limited, a leading provider of early stage and growth finance through third party managed funds in the North of England, for a total consideration of up to £11.0 million, plus net cash. The acquisition is expected to be immediately earnings enhancing. Enterprise V ... Read more...

Diploma Acquires Cablecraft Limited

Diploma PLC, the international group of businesses supplying specialised technical products and services, is pleased to announce the acquisition of 100% of Cablecraft Limited, a group of businesses headquartered near Dunstable in the UK and providing essential cable identification, management and termination products and solutions to a broad base of primarily UK based customers.&nb ... Read more...

Tyman plc Acquires Giesse

Tyman plc, a leading international supplier of engineered components to the door and window industry, announces the acquisition of Giesse, an Italian based manufacturer of hardware for aluminium windows and doors. The Acquisition represents a strategic opportunity to add a design led hardware offering to Schlegel, the Group's International Division, with ... Read more...

Venture Life Group PLC has completed the acquisition of Periproducts Limited

Venture Life Group PLC, the international consumer self-care group focused on developing, manufacturing and commercialising products for the ageing population, announces that it has completed the acquisition of Periproducts Limited in accordance with the timetable announced on 1 March 2016. As set out in the circular posted to shareholders on 12 February ... Read more...

Goldcrest Resources plc Acquires Taoudeni Resources Limited

Goldcrest Resources plc, the gold focused company with interests in projects located in Ghana, announces that, further to its announcement dated 19 January 2016, the conditions precedent to the completion of the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Taoudeni Resources Limited, being receipt of all necessary consents and approvals required for the transfer of shares in Taoud ... Read more...

Clinigen acquires US-approved Totect

Clinigen Group plc, the global pharmaceutical and services company, has acquired Totect® (dexrazoxane) from Biocodex USA, a product that is patent protected in US, Canada and Mexico. Totect® is an emergency medicine used to reverse the toxic effects of anthracycline anti-cancer treatment. Occasionally, anthracyclines when administered, accid ... Read more...

Vertu Motors plc Acquires Sigma Holdings Ltd & Greenoaks Ltd

Vertu, the automotive retailer with a network of 126 sales and aftersales outlets across the UK, announces that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Sigma Holdings Limited and its subsidiary Greenoaks (Maidenhead) Limited (together "Greenoaks") for a total cash consideration of £21.9m. In addition to the purchase of the share capital of Greenoa ... Read more...

Palace Capital plc acquired 249 Midsummer Boulevard Office

Palace Capital, the property investment company that focuses on commercial property outside London, has acquired 249 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes for a consideration of £7.2 million in an off market transaction. The consideration was satisfied from the Company's existing cash resources. The office building is on a large site a few minutes& ... Read more...

Next Fifteen Communications Group plc Acquisition of minority shareholdings in Morar

Next Fifteen Communications Group plc, the digital communications group, announces that on 25 February 2016 it acquired the remaining 25% minority interests in Morar Consulting Limited, its research and advisory agency, and settled in full the remaining obligation for the original purchase of 75% issued share capital made on 3 December 2014 (the “Outstanding Deferred Morar Co ... Read more...

Regency Mines Plc Has Completed Acquisition of 5% Interest in Oil Prospect

Regency Mines Plc, the natural resource development and investment Company with interests in oil and mineral exploration, announces that further to the announcement of 22 February 2016, the Company has now completed the acquisition of a 5% interest in Horse Hill Development Ltd from Angus Energy PLC for a consideration of £400,000. In connectio ... Read more...

LSL Property Services plc acquired a 65% interest in Group First Ltd

LSL Property Services plc has, through a wholly owned subsidiary, acquired a 65% interest in Group First Limited who provide mortgage and protection brokerage services to the purchasers of new homes through its subsidiaries, Mortgages First Limited and Insurance First Brokers Limited. The consideration for the initial investment is £9.1m in cash with 50% payable on completion ... Read more...

Market Tech Holdings Limited Acquisition of strategic real estate asset

Market Tech Holdings Limited, the holding company that combines approximately 15 acres of iconic London real estate assets, including the main Camden Markets, with digital capabilities to deliver a living, working, retail and leisure space, is pleased to announce that it has exchanged contracts to acquire the freehold of 101 Camley Street, King's Cross for a total cash consider ... Read more...

Castle Street Investments plc has acquired C4L Group Holdings Limited

Castle Street Investments plc, is pleased to announce that it has acquired C4L Group Holdings Limited, a successful and growing network services and data centre hosting business, for a total consideration of £20.2 million in cash and shares. Highlights: Acquisition of C4L is a key component in building out Castle St ... Read more...

Dalata Hotel Group plc Acquires DS Charlemont Limited

Dalata is pleased to announce that it has acquired DS Charlemont Limited, which owns the former Charlemont Clinic Site, in Dublin 2, from UK and Ireland regeneration developer, U+I plc, for a consideration of €11.9 million. The consideration is payable in cash. The site is superbly located in Dublin 2, fronting on to Charlemont Street and Charlemont Mall ... Read more...

Acal plc announces the acquisition of Plitron Manufacturing Inc

Acal plc, a leading international supplier of customised electronics to industry, today issues a trading update for the year ending 31 March 2016, covering the 4 months period from 1 October 2015 to 31 January 2016, and announces the acquisition of Plitron Manufacturing Inc. Trading update During the 4 months ended 31 January 2016, the Grou ... Read more...

Sanne Group plc Acquires Chartered Corporate Services

Sanne, the specialist provider of outsourced corporate and fund administration, reporting and fiduciary services, has entered into an agreement to acquire Chartered Corporate Services ("CCS"), a Dublin-based corporate services business established in 2005 that specialises in the delivery of company secretarial, liquidations, payroll and VAT reporting ... Read more...

Real Good Food plc announces the acquisition of Chantilly Patisserie

Real Good Food plc announces the acquisition of Chantilly Patisserie by its wholly owned subsidiary Haydens Bakery Ltd  for a total consideration of £1.75m to be satisfied from existing cash resources.  Chantilly Patisserie will be run as a trading division of Haydens. Chantilly Patisserie, based in Paignton, Devon, employs some 40 sta ... Read more...

Grainger plc has acquired the freehold interest in Kew Bridge Court

GRIP, the market-let UK residential property fund owned by Grainger and APG, announces that it has acquired the freehold interest in Kew Bridge Court, an unbroken, predominantly private rented residential estate of 94 flats, 4 houses and 80 car parking spaces in Kew Bridge, London W4, for a total consideration of c.£57.3m. The asset has been acquired from a partnersh ... Read more...

PROACTIS Holdings PLC Acquisition of Due North Limited

PROACTIS Holdings PLC, the specialist Spend Control software provider, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Due North Limited , a well-respected provider of eProcurement solutions from its parent company, Access Intelligence PLC, for a gross cash consideration of £4.5 million.   Highlights ... Read more...

Castleton Technology Plc Acquires Kypera Holdings Limited

Castleton, the software and managed services provider to the public and not-for-profit sectors, is pleased toannounce that on 29th January 2016, it acquired Kypera Holdings Limited for a net cash consideration of £3.5 million. Highlights Kypera provides fully integrated housing management and finance so ... Read more...

Amerisur Resources Plc Acquires Platino Energy Ltd

Amerisur Resources Plc, the oil and gas producer and explorer focused on South America, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Platino Energy Ltd , a private company, from COG Energy ("COG") for a total consideration of US$7MM. Highlights: Payment to COG of a total of US$7MM on closing. The consideration ... Read more...

Ace Liberty & Stone Plc Acquires Radcliff Property Limited

Ace Liberty & Stone Plc, the active property investment company, capitalising on commercial property investment opportunities across the UK, today announces the buyout of Fineous Limited's 62% holding in Radcliff Property Limited for £1,235,000.  This transaction will result in a 100% ownership of Radcliff by Ace.  As a ... Read more...

POSSIBLE Worldwide agrees to acquire Conrad Caine

WPP announces that its global digital agency POSSIBLE Worldwide has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Conrad Caine GmbH, a full service digital agency headquartered in Munich, Germany. Founded in 1998, Conrad Caine delivers digital strategy, user experience, asset creation, campaigns and CRM to its clients. Conrad Caine employs 140 people at its headquarters ... Read more...

Riverbed Acquires Ocedo for SD-WAN

Riverbed announced the acquisition of Ocedo, a leading provider of software-defined networking and SD-WAN solutions. Financial terms were not disclosed. Ocedo, which is based in Karlsruhe, Germany, developed an advanced software-defined branch office networking solution, with a portfolio of products that include secure gateways, wireless access points and switches, and a ... Read more...

Wilmington plc Acquires JMH Publishing Limited trading

Wilmington plc , the knowledge leader in Risk & Compliance, Finance, Legal, and Insight, announces the acquisition of JMH Publishing  Ltd, a leading UK provider of specialist and accredited online education for the healthcare industry and owner of the respected trading brand "Wellards". As part of Wilmington, Wellards will becom ... Read more...

BT Welcomes CMA'S Approval of EE Acquisition

BT today welcomed the Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA) decision to approve its acquisition of EE, unconditionally without remedies. The CMA's decision paves the way for BT to complete the acquisition of EE in the coming weeks and to incorporate the business into the wider BT Group in the months to come. There will b ... Read more...

Sound Energy plc Acquires Sidi Moktar

Sound Energy, the Mediterranean focused upstream gas company, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a binding agreement with Maghreb Petroleum Exploration S.A. for the purchase of MPE's 25% working interest in three onshore gas permits located in Morocco.  The Sidi Moktar Licences cover 2,700 square kilometres ... Read more...

First Derivatives plc acquires QuantumKDB

FD, a leading provider of software and consulting services, announces that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of QuantumKDB (UK) Limited ("Quantum") for total consideration of up to £2.2m. The acquisition provides the Group with complementary consultancy expertise to support the growth of its Kx business and is expected to be earnings enhancing ... Read more...

NextEnergy Solar Fund Limited Acquires three operating plants totalling 53MWp

NESF is pleased to announce the signing and completion of the share purchase agreement to acquire a portfolio comprising three operating solar PV plants totalling 53.3MWp for a total net consideration of £61.7 million (including transaction costs) plus working capital.  The total net consideration includes the long-term fully-amortising project financing currently dr ... Read more...

Gama Aviation Plc Acquires Aviation Beauport Limited

Gama Aviation Plc, one of the world's largest business aviation service providers, is pleased to announce the conditional acquisition of Aviation Beauport Limited; a privately owned Jersey based business offering a range of business aviation services. The acquisition of Beauport is conditional upon approval from the Jersey Competition Authority which is expected to complete by ... Read more...

Epwin Group PlcAcquisition of Stormking Plastics Limited

Epwin Group Plc, the vertically integrated manufacturer of extrusions, mouldings and fabricated low maintenance building products, supplying the Repair, Maintenance and Improvement , new build and social housing sectors, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Stormking Plastics Limited, for consideration in cash and Epwin Group Plc shares with part ... Read more...

John Laing Infrastructure Fund Limited Acquires Iridium

JLIF, the FTSE 250 listed infrastructure investment company, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Iridium Concesiones de Infraestructuras, a subsidiary of Grupo ACS, to acquire an effective 40% stake in the Barcelona Line 9 Section II metro project. Line 9 runs directly through the heart of the city centre, connecting the airport and the port district. ... Read more...

Hansteen acquires Ashtenne Industrial Fund

Hansteen, the UK and Continental European property investment company, announces that it has acquired a further 31.6 million units in the Ashtenne Industrial Fund from Britel Fund Trustees Limited for £15.4 million cash, reflecting a price per unit of £0.4869. The price represents an effective 5% discount to Hansteen's carrying value for the Fund as at 30 Ju ... Read more...

Caledonia Investments plc Acquires Gala Bingo Holdings Limited

On 26 October 2015, Caledonia Investments plc announced (under RNS number 3369D) that it had agreed to acquire Gala Bingo Holdings Limited, the UK's largest retail bingo operator, from Gala Coral Group Limited, in a transaction which valued the business at £241m. The acquisition was conditional on change of control approval by the Gambling Commission, which Caledonia ... Read more...

NIBC acquires SNS Securities from SNS Bank

NIBC Bank N.V. and SNS Bank N.V. (SNS Bank) have reached an agreement on the acquisition of SNS Securities N.V. With this transaction, NIBC expands its service offering with capital market solutions, equity and fixed income brokerage, research and execution services for independent asset managers from the current activities of corporate finance and principal investments to the combined ... Read more...

Castleton Technology plc acquires Opus Technology Group Limited

On 2 March 2015, Castleton (AIM: CTP) announced the acquisition of Opus Technology Group Limited the provider of software solutions to the social housing market. Opus has performed strongly since Acquisition with 6 new customers having signed orders with a total order value of £0.5 million.  In the year to 30 September 2015 Opus achieved &p ... Read more...

PHSC plc Acquisition of SG Systems

The Company is pleased to announce that on Friday 11 December 2015 it completed the acquisition of SG Systems (UK) Limited (“SG”). SG is a growing anti-theft solutions and merchandising company that provides a range of security products and services to large national, key regional and independent retailers across the UK, Europe and the USA. Th ... Read more...

Energy Assets Group plc has acquired Blyth Utilities Limited

Energy Assets Group plc, the largest independent provider of industrial and commercial (I&C) gas metering services in the UK and a major provider of utility infrastructure services and electricity metering and data services, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Blyth Utiliti ... Read more...

CSSG has acquired Access Locksmiths Limited

CSSG has acquired Access Locksmiths Limited, trading as Access Key and Lock, a locksmithing business based in Fareham and trading from five outlets along the south coast. The maximum consideration for the entire issued share capital of Access is £2 million, comprising 2,027,027 new ordinary shares in CSSG ("Consideration Shares"), & ... Read more...

Midatech Pharma has complete DARA BioSciences, Inc.

Midatech Pharma, the specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialisation of multiple therapeutic products, today announces the successful completion of its acquisition of DARA BioSciences, Inc, an oncology supportive care pharmaceutical company, further to the announcements on 4 June 2015 and 3 December 2015. As previously disclosed, the merger was approve ... Read more...

Gaetano Holdings Acquires Komi Oil Refinery

CEO of Gaetano Holdings Ltd(London) and its subsidiary Gaetano Llc (Chicago), Excellency Youness Fathi, is excited to announce the final acquisition of Komi Oil Ltd (Ko ... Read more...

Providence Resources P.l.c. has successfully acquired Exola Limited

Providence Resources P.l.c, the Irish based Oil and Gas Exploration Company, today announces that through its wholly owned subsidiary, Exola Limited, Providence has entered into an exclusive option agreement  with PSE Kinsale Energy Limited over the southern portion of Offshore Petroleum Lease 1, which is immediately adjacent to the Barryroe oil field in the North Celtic Sea B ... Read more...

Tracsis plc has acquired Ontrac Limited and Ontrac Technology Limited

Tracsis plc, a leading provider of software and technology led products and services for the traffic & transportation industry, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Ontrac Limited and Ontrac Technology Limited. Based in Gateshead and London, Ontrac is an award winning software development and IT ... Read more...

CareTech Holdings PLC acquires ROC North West Limited

CareTech Holdings PLC, a pioneering provider of specialist social care services in the UK, is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of ROC North West Limited and all of the children's residential properties from which it operates ("ROC"). ROC is a North West based provider of residential care and education services f ... Read more...

Johnson Service Group PLC has acquired Ashbon Services Limited

Johnson Service Group PLC, the leading textile services group, has acquired the entire share capital of Ashbon Services Limited, a specialist linen hire and laundry business based in Lincolnshire, for a cash consideration of £6.25 million, on a debt free, cash free basis. Ashbon, which serves the catering, hotel and leisure industries from its processin ... Read more...

The Board of Greencoat UKW Wind PLC to acquire Stroupster Wind Farm

The Board of Greencoat UKW Wind PLC, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Stroupster Wind Farm from BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH ("BayWa r.e.") for a total consideration of £85 million (excluding cash balances). The acquisition, which is expected to complete on 1 December 2015, w ... Read more...

Spirax Sarco acquires the business of Flow Smart Inc

Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, the world leader in the control and efficient use of steam, and in peristaltic pumping and associated fluid path technologies, announces that it has acquired the business and assets of Flow Smart Inc., (Flow Smart) for £5.7 million from the founding shareholder and partners.  Flow Smart, based in Seaford, Delaware ... Read more...

Abzena plc to acquire The Chemistry Research Solution LLC

Abzena plc, a life sciences group providing services and technologies enabling the development and manufacture of biopharmaceutical products, has conditionally raised £20 million (net of expenses) by way of a placing of 35,004,972 new Ordinary Shares at 60 pence each with certain existing and new shareholders, and has agreed to acquire The Chemistry Research Solution LLC (&am ... Read more...

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd acquire Malta Financial Services Authority

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to acquire, subject to change of control approval from the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), the entire issued share capital of FNF Title Insurance Company Limited (FNF), a Maltese subsidiary of Fidelity National Title Group in the USA.  FNF ... Read more...

Polymetal International plc has acquired Lichkvaz property in Armenia

Polymetal International plc is pleased to announce that it has increased its interest in the Lichkvaz property in Armenia to 100%. Polymetal purchased an additional 75% stake in the company holding Lichkvaz property in Armenia, and increased its ownership from 25% to 100%. The consideration comprises 1,084,853 Polymetal shares equal to US$9.7 million (0. ... Read more...

Tullett Prebon to acquire ICAP's global hybrid voice broking and information business

Tullett Prebon plc announces that it has agreed terms with ICAP plc for the acquisition by Tullett Prebon of ICAP's global hybrid voice broking and information business, including ICAP's associated technology and broking platforms (including iSwap and Fusion) and certain of ICAP's joint ventures and associates ("IGBB") (the "Transactio ... Read more...

Metal Tiger announce the acquisition of ASX Listed MOD Resources Limited

Metal Tiger, the natural resources investing company is pleased to announce the acquisition of a strategic interest in prospecting licences situated along the Mahumo Structural Corridor, in the Kalahari Copper Belt in Botswana, in Joint Venture with ASX Listed MOD Resources Limited. The acquisition represents the conclusion of a number of months ... Read more...

KWE completes acquisition in Dublin

Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate Plc an LSE listed property company that invests in direct real estate and real estate loans in Europe, has acquired four offices for €24.9 million, reflecting a yield on cost 5.7%. The acquisitions will be funded from the Company's cash resources. The portfolio comprises 72,200 sq ft and is 86% occupied with a WA ... Read more...

InteliSecure Acquires UK-Based Pentura

InteliSecure, the leading managed security service provider (MSSP) delivering critical asset protection for enterprise organizations worldwide, today announced it has acquired Pentura, Ltd., a leading information security and MSSP based in the United Kingdom. The combination of InteliSecure and Pentura creates one of the world's largest managed security services organizations f ... Read more...

Workspace Group PLC acquires Alexandra House and Cannon Wharf

Workspace Group PLC, home to new and growing companies across London, is pleased to announce the exchange of contracts for two separate acquisitions for a total of £24.4m. The first is for the acquisition of Alexandra House in Wood Green, N22, for £14.0m. Alexandra House is a 55,000 sq. ft. office building, currently let entirely to the London ... Read more...

One Media iP Group Plc announces acquisition of APMMC

One Media iP Group Plc, the digital media content provider, which consolidates, exploits and monetises intellectual property rights around music and video, is pleased to announce that it has acquired in its entirety, the Alan Peters Music Masters Catalogue together with the modest revenues and licenses controlled by Classic Hits 2000 Ltd and Golden Archive Ltd for a consideration of &a ... Read more...

NextEnergy Solar Fund Limited acquires North Farm

NESF is pleased to announce the signing and completion of three separate share purchase agreements, with unrelated counterparties, to acquire special purpose vehicles owning North Farm, Birch and Thurlestone.  North Farm is a 11.5MWp operating solar power plant that was commissioned in March 2015.  The plant has been accredited under the 1.4 Ren ... Read more...

Electra and Exponent announce the acquisition of Photobox Group

Electra Private Equity PLC, together with Exponent Private Equity, is pleased to announce the proposed acquisition of Photobox Group, Europe's leading digital consumer service for personalised products and gifts. Present in 22 European markets, Photobox Group is the parent of the PhotoBox, Moonpig, PaperShaker, Sticky9, Hofmann, Posterjack and posterXXL b ... Read more...

Venn Life Sciences announces the acquisition of Kinesis Pharma BV

Venn Life Sciences, a growing Clinical Research Organisation providing clinical trial management and resourcing solutions to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device clients, announces the completion of the acquisition of Kinesis Pharma BV. The final terms of the initial consideration for the acquisition, following the adjustment mechanism set out in the ... Read more...

Staffline announces the acquisition of Diamond Recruitment Group

Staffline, the Staffing and Employability organisation, providing people and operational expertise to industry, today announces the acquisition of Diamond Recruitment Group, a leading recruitment agency based in Northern Ireland. Diamond specialises in temporary and permanent recruitment solutions and has expertise in a number ... Read more...

Hayward Tyler Group plc has acquired Dresser-Rand Company Ltd

The directors of Hayward Tyler Group plc, the specialist engineering group, are delighted to announce the conditional acquisition of the trade and assets of the Peter Brotherhood business from Dresser-Rand Company Ltd, a Siemens-owned business, for a total consideration of US$15 million, subject to an adjustment for a working capital benchmark. The consideration will be paid in cash an ... Read more...

Avon Rubber p.l.c. has acquired Argus

Avon is pleased to report the acquisition of the trade and assets of the "Argus" thermal imaging camera business of e2v technologies (UK) Limited, a subsidiary of e2v technologies plc, for £3.5million in cash. The acquisition was funded from existing debt facilities. Based in Chelmsford, UK, Argus is a leading designer and manufacturer ... Read more...

Sports Direct International plc acquires Irish company Warrnambool

Sports Direct International plc, the UK's leading sports retailer, announces that it has entered into: a sale and purchase agreement with Sandra Minor to purchase shares in Warrnambool which, following completion of that purchase will result in Sports Direct owning just over 50% of Warrnambool; and a conditional put and call option agreement (the Option Agreem ... Read more...

Mattioli Woods plc has acquired Lindley Group Limited

Mattioli Woods plc, the specialist wealth management and employee benefits business, is pleased to announce it has acquired the pension administration business of Lindley Group Limited for a total cash consideration of £199,001.  The acquisition is being funded from the Group's existing cash resources and results in a cash outflow on completion of approximate ... Read more...

PTSG completes the acquisition of Integral Cradles Ltd

PTSG, the niche specialist services provider, is pleased to announce that on 1 October 2015 it completed the acquisition of Integral Cradles Ltd, based in Gatwick and London, for a maximum consideration of £4.0m, comprising an initial payment of £1.2m and £2.8m in redeemable loan notes. The initial payment will be satisfied by &p ... Read more...

Rathbones to acquire Vision as part of its continuing growth strategy

Rathbone Brothers Plc ("Rathbones") announces that it has agreed to purchase the remaining 80.1% of Vision Independent Financial Planning Ltd ("Vision") and Castle Investment Solutions Ltd ("Castle") (the "Vision Group"). Vision is an independent specialist financial advice network focusing on high net worth priva ... Read more...

Tracsis plc Acquires SEP Limited and SEP Events Limited

Tracsis plc, a leading provider of software and technology led products and services for the transportation industry, is pleased to announce that on 25th September it acquired the entire issued share capital of SEP Limited and SEP Events Limited ("SEP").   Based in North Yorkshire, SEP are leading providers of traffic ... Read more...

Capita acquires secure IT network provider Electranet

Capita today announces that it has acquired Electranet, a leading supplier for the design, delivery and support of highly secure network and communication infrastructure in the UK, for a cash consideration of £37m on a cash-free, debt-free basis. The business runs one of the UK’s few commercial sites that is approved to hold UK government protectively marked information, allowi ... Read more...

Inca One Completes Desorption Plant Acquisition and Boosts Net Revenue Margin

INCA ONE GOLD CORP is pleased to announce that Chala One SAC, its wholly owned operating subsidiary in Peru, has acquired a carbon desorption plant for the Chala One processing plant. The addition of the desorption plant is th ... Read more...

Safestay completes the acquisition of Edinburgh Hostel

Further to its announcement of 9 September 2015, Safestay, the owner and operator of a new brand of contemporary hostel, is pleased to announce that 1,209,677 Consideration Shares were admitted to trading at 8.00 a.m. today. Following admission of the Consideration Shares and in accordance with the Financial Conduct Authority's Disclosure and Transparency ... Read more...

IMImobile has agreed to acquire Archer Digital Limited

IMImobile, the  London based global technology company which provides software and services for enterprise mobile engagement, is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire Archer Digital Limited an established leading provider of mobile engagement solutions in South Africa. For over 10 years, Archer has delivere ... Read more...

Harworth Group plc announces the acquisition of Sinfin Lane Industrial Park

Harworth Group plc, the UK property regeneration company, announces the acquisition of Sinfin Lane Industrial Park in Derby for £6.95 million, with a net initial yield of 9.0%. Sinfin Lane Industrial Park consists of 471,508 sq ft of industrial space with open storage and development landwith a historical consent for residential use ad ... Read more...

Intertek Group plc acquires Dansk Institut for Certificering A/S

Intertek Group plc, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide announces that it has acquired Dansk Institut for Certificering A/S (DIC), a quality assurance and certification company in Denmark. As one of the leading certification bodies in Denmark, the acquisition of DIC allows Intertek to expand its capabilities and footprint in business assu ... Read more...

The Board of Victoria acquires Interfloor Group Limited

The Board of Victoria, a manufacturer, supplier and distributor of design-led flooring, is delighted to announce that it has agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital and shareholder indebtedness of Interfloor Group Limited, the UK market-leading manufacturer of carpet underlay and related accessories, for a total enterprise value of £65.0 m ... Read more...

Mattioli Woods plc acquires Taylor Patterson Group Limited

Mattioli Woods plc, the specialist wealth management and employee benefits business, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the entire share capital of Taylor Patterson Group Limited and its subsidiaries from its shareholders for a total consideration of up to £8.3 million.  Taylor Patterson was founded in 1979 and provides wealth management ... Read more...

Software firm AMCS completes acquisition of P&L

Irish-based recycling vehicle technology and software provider AMCS, has announced the acquisition of P&L Software Systems Limited, a supplier of waste management software in the UK. P&L, which is headquartered in Adderbury, Oxfordshire, provides software for the management of waste which includes categorising materials, recording load weights and ... Read more...

Lookers plc acquires Addison Motors Limited

Lookers plc, one of the leading UK motor retail and aftersales service groups, announces that it has acquired Addison Motors Limited, trading as Benfield Motor Group ("Benfield"), for £87.5m in cash. The acquisition is being funded using new b ... Read more...

Tandem Group plc acquires leisure products business, E.S.C.

The Board of Tandem Group plc (AIM: TND), designers, developers and distributors of sports, leisure and mobility equipment, announces that it has acquired 100% of the share capital of leisure products business, E.S.C. (Europe) Ltd ("ESC" or the "Acquisition"). The initial consideration for the Acquisition is £2.1 mill ... Read more...

WPP agrees to acquire advertising and digital agency nudeJEH in Thailand

WPP announces that its wholly owned operating company Grey Group, the global communications network, has agreed to acquire nudeJEH, a leading award-winning advertising and digital agency in Thailand.  Following the acquisition, nudeJEH will join Grey Group Thailand and be known as GREYnJ United.   Founded in 2011 through the merger of Nude Communication ... Read more...

Kalibrate Technologies plc acquires SaaS with Morrisons

Kalibrate Technologies plc (AIM: KLBT), the provider of strategy and technology services to the global fuel retail industry, is pleased to announce that it has secured a Software-as-a-Service ("SaaS") contract with Morrisons, one of the UK's biggest food retailers with 505 stores. Kalibrate has been selected to support Morrisons ... Read more...

Bluefield Solar Income Fund acquires three solar assets

The Board of the Bluefield Solar Income Fund Limited is pleased to announce that it has entered into binding sale and purchase agreements ("SPAs") to acquire three solar assets: Bluefield EIS Solar Limited ("Solar EIS"), Bluefield Kite Limited ("Kite") and Bluefield Peregrine Lim ... Read more...

Ricardo Acquires Cascade Consulting

Ricardo plc ("Ricardo") a market leading engineering and consulting company announces today that it has acquired Cascade Consulting Holdings Ltd an environmental consultancy specialising in the UK water sector. The acquisition follows the successful collaboration with Cascade Consulting that began in February 2015 and will bring additional capab ... Read more...

Costain Group PLC has completed the acquisition of Rhead Group

Costain, the engineering solutions provider, announces that it has completed the acquisition of Rhead Group, a professional services consultancy with a focus on programme and commercial management. Rhead Group, established in 1985 and operating with over 550 people, provides a range of solutions for the lifecycle of infrastructure, cons ... Read more...

Jelf Group PLC acquires share capital of Libra Insurance Services Limited

Jelf, an independent consultancy which provides a broad range of insurance, financial services and employee benefit services to corporates and individuals, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Libra Insurance Services Limited ("Libra"), a general insurance broker based in Bushey, Hertfordshire. The purch ... Read more...

Macfarlane Group PLC acquires One Packaging Limited

In line with the Group's strategy to develop its Packaging Distribution businesses, Macfarlane Group PLC ("Macfarlane") announces that it has today concluded an agreement to acquire One Packaging Limited ("One"), for a consideration of up to £2.75 million.  The initial consideration of £2.0 million will be paid in ... Read more...

Rotork plc announces the acquisition of M&M International Srl

Rotork p.l.c. ("Rotork"), the market-leading actuator manufacturer and flow control company, today announces the acquisition of M&M International Srl ("M&M"), a subsidiary of Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc. M&M, based in Bergamo, Italy, is a leading manufacturer of solenoid valves, piston actuated valves a ... Read more...

Acquisition of minority stake in Daisy Group

Oakley Capital Investments Limited (AIM: OCL), the AIM-listed company established to provide investors with access to the investment strategy being pursued by Oakley Capital Private Equity L.P. ("Fund I") and its successor fund, Oakley Capital Private Equity II ("Fund II"), announces that Fund II has acquired a minority stake in Daisy Group ... Read more...

Acquisition of Eukleia Training Ltd

LTG is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of Eukleia, a provider of e-learning to the financial services sector. The consideration comprises an initial payment of £7.5m of which £6.0m will be paid in cash and £1.5m in new LTG shares, at a price of 22 pence per share, issued to the shareholders of Eukleia (& ... Read more...

Acquisition of EEVS Insight Limited

APC Technology Group PLC (AIM: APC), the provider of technologies and services intended to help improve organisational sustainability and specialist distributor of electronic components, is pleased to report that it has completed the acquisition ("Acquisition") of Energy Efficiency Verification Specialists, EEVS Insight Ltd ("EEVS"). EEVS is the UK&a ... Read more...

Hikma acquires Roxane Laboratories, transforming its position in the US generics market

Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC the fast growing multinational pharmaceutical group, today announces that it has agreed to acquire Roxane Laboratories Inc. and Boehringer Ingelheim Roxane Inc. (together, "Roxane"), from Boehringer Ingelheim ("Boehringer").  Roxane is a well-established US specialty generics company with a highly differentiated pro ... Read more...

Benchmark Holdings plc Acquisitions of AFGC and Spring Genetics

Benchmark is pleased to announce the acquisitions of the entire issued share capital of Norwegian aquaculture genetics and research business Akvaforsk Genetics Center AS ("AFGC") and 80% of the issued share capital of Akvaforsk Genetics Center Inc. ("Spring Genetics"), a US based tilapia genetics and breeding business (the "Acquisitions& ... Read more...

Non-Standard Finance plc Acquires S&U plc's Home Credit Division for £82.5 million

Non-Standard Finance, which has been established to acquire and operate one or more non-standard consumer finance businesses, has entered into an agreement to acquire the Home Credit Division of S&U plc ("S&U") which trades as Loansathome4u for £82.5 million, payable in cash from NSF's existing resources, subject to approval by S&U ... Read more...

NewRiver Retail Limited Completes Three Strategic Acquisitions

Further to recent announcements, NewRiver Retail Limited (AIM: NRR), the UK REIT specialising in value-creating retail property investment and active asset management, is pleased to announce the completion of three strategic acquisitions totalling £121 million marking the deployment of the majority of the £150 million raised in the Company's recent equity fund ... Read more...

Bilby Plc Acquires Purdy Holdings Limited

Bilby Plc (AIM: BILB.L),  the holding company for P&R Installation Company Limited ("P&R"), a leading gas heating and building services provider, has today announced that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Purdy Holdings Limited ("Purdy Holdings") for a total consideration of £8.07 million (the ... Read more...

HICL Acquisition of Royal Canadian Mounted Police HQ

HICL Infrastructure Company Limited ("HICL" or the "Company"), the listed infrastructure investment company advised by InfraRed Capital Partners Limited (the "Investment Adviser"), is pleased to announce the proposed acquisition of a 99.9% interest in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police 'E' Division Headquarters P3 Pro ... Read more...

Agreement to acquire Lloyd's Limited Liability Vehicles

HUW is pleased to announce that, in line with its strategy of increasing underwriting capacity through acquisition, it has agreed in principle to acquire Nameco (No 76) Limited and Kempton Underwriting Limited, limited liability members of Lloyd's ("LLV"s), for a total consideration of 1,454,535 new ordinary shares in the Company.  The agreed aggregate price of t ... Read more...

Acquisition of Pinbellcom Group Limited

The Board of EMIS Group, the UK leader in connected healthcare software and services, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Pinbellcom Group Limited ("Pinbellcom"), a leading supplier of administration and compliance software to both the primary and the secondary care markets, from its founders for £3.0m net of cash acquired. The acquisition is in line w ... Read more...

NewRiver Retail Limited to acquire the Ramsay Retail Warehouse

NewRiver Retail Limited (AIM: NRR), the UK REIT specialising in value-creating retail property investment and active asset management, announces that it has exchanged contracts to acquire the Ramsay Retail Warehouse Portfolio (the "Portfolio") for a total consideration of £69.1 million, equating to a net initial yield of 8.0 per cent. on the income ... Read more...

Devro acquires shares in PV Industries

Devro, one of the world's leading manufacturers of collagen products for the food industry, yesterday entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in PV Industries B.V. ("PVI"). PVI is a leading manufacturer of high quality collagen gel products for the meat processing industry. Based in the Netherlands, PVI offers Devro access to a strong technical ... Read more...

Avanti appointed to supply major broadcast deployment for Aragon Government

Avanti Communications Group plc ("Avanti" or "the Group"), a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, has been appointed by Quantis to supply a major broadcast deployment for the Aragon Government in Spain.  The multi-year contract builds on Avanti's existing par ... Read more...

Capita acquires property consultancy GL Hearn

Capita today announces that it has acquired GL Hearn, a market-leading UK property consultacy business, for a cash consideration of £25m on a cash free, debt free basis, plus a deferred consideration of £5m.   GL Hearn provides commercially driven advice to land owners, developers, house builders, investors, retailers and the pub ... Read more...

Acquisition of Cloud Amber

Idox plc (AIM: IDOX), a leading independent supplier of software & services, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Cloud Amber Limited ("Cloud Amber"), a leading provider of solutions delivering integrated intelligence for the management and control of traffic and public transport networks, for a total consider ... Read more...

Bluefield Solar Income Fund acquires West Raynham solar energy plant

Bluefield Solar Income Fund Limited (the "Company") is pleased to announce that they have completed the acquisition of the previously announced West Raynham solar energy plant. The Company signed binding agreements to acquire the plant on 27 March 2015. The ground based solar photovoltaic ("PV") asset based in Norfolk, UK, has a capacity of ... Read more...

Action Hotels acquisition of Ibis Budget Hotel at Melbourne Airport

Action Hotels, the leading owner, developer and asset manager of branded three and four-star hotels in the Middle East and Australia, is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire the business and assets of the 73 room ibis Budget hotel at Melbourne Airport, Australia, for $8.8m (the "Acquisition"). The Acqui ... Read more...

LondonMetric acquires Next Distribution Warehouse

LondonMetric Property Plc ("LondonMetric" or the "Company" or the "Group") announces that it has acquired a Next Distribution warehouse for £29 million, reflecting a net initial yield of 6.3%. The off market acquisition is from a private property company and will be funded from the Company's existing resources. ... Read more...

Redcentric plc signs major new contract

Redcentric plc, a leading UK IT managed services provider, is pleased to announce that it has won a major new contract with the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) worth in excess of £3.5 million. Through the two year contract Redcentric will provide Database as a Service (DBaaS) devised to support a national infrastructure ... Read more...

MedicX Fund Limited acquires new primary healthcare centre

MedicX Fund, (LSE: MXF), the specialist primary care infrastructure investor in modern, purpose-built, primary healthcare properties in the United Kingdom, is pleased to announce that it has contracted to acquire, by way of forward funding, a new primary healthcare medical centre in Mullingar, Westmeath. The property is due to be completed in August 2016. ... Read more...

DS Smith Plc acquisition of Grupo Lantero's corrugated business

DS Smith Plc ("DS Smith"), the leading provider of recycled corrugated packaging in Europe, is pleased to announce today that we have reached an agreement to acquire the corrugated activities of Grupo Lantero, including several operations in which DS Smith currently has a minority holding. The business is a well-invested Iberian corrugated prod ... Read more...

ITV acquires Twofour Group

ITV plc today announced that it has agreed to acquire Boom Supervisory Limited, the holding company of the Twofour Group, as ITV continues to strengthen its global content business. The acquisition, which will be earnings enhancing from day one, supports ITV Studios' growth internationally by increasing its exposure to factual entertainment formats and drama and bringing new cr ... Read more...

Touchstone announces an investment in Cambridge Quantum Computing Limited

On 15 May 2015, the Company announced a fundraising with the use of proceeds to include the exercise an option to invest in unquoted new ordinary shares in CQCL. The option was granted to TGL in November 2014 for providing professional services regarding several CQCL business development initiatives.   Touchstone has now made an investment in CQCL by investing &a ... Read more...

NextEnergy Solar Fund Limited signs two SPAs

NESF is pleased to announce the signing of two SPAs to acquire the special purpose vehicles which own the Bowerhouse and the Wellingborough solar power plants, respectively. Bowerhouse is located in Somerset, and is to be accredited under the 1.4 ROC regime.  The plant was connected to the grid on 27 March 2015 and the SPA will be completed upon achieve ... Read more...

Polaris Private Equity acquires TRIAX A/S from Nielsen & Nielsen Holding A/S

TRIAX is an international market leader of innovative, high-tech solutions for reception and distribution of TV, radio and internet. TRIAX’ products and solutions are used by broadcasters, cable operators, local networks and private households. Following Nielsen & Nielsen Holding’s 28 years of successful ownership, TRIAX is now ready for further product an ... Read more...

MS International Acquires Petrol Sign B.V.

MS INTERNATIONAL plc is pleased to announce that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Petrol Sign B.V. ("Petrol Sign"), a company based in the Netherlands, from Lambooij Holdings B.V. The consideration for the acquisition is €3.4 million on a cash and debt free basis and includes "normalised" working capital. The consideration has been sat ... Read more...

Ten Alps plc Proposed Acquisition of Reef Television Limited And Placing

Ten Alps plc (AIM: TAL), multimedia producer of high quality TV and radio together with integrated publishing and communications content, is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire Reef Television Limited, an award-winning producer of innovative content for multiple broadcasters, for a total consideration of approximately £5 million (comprising £2 million initial cons ... Read more...

USAF Acquires 2,100 Bed Student Portfolio For £271 Million

Unite Students, the UK's leading developer and manager of student accommodation, announces that the Unite UK Student Accommodation Fund ("USAF"), in which the Group has a 22% stake, has exchanged contracts to acquire a 2,100 bed student accommodation portfolio for £271 million. The acquisition will be funded in cash from the proceeds of USAF's recent equ ... Read more...

Epic Invests £16.80 Million Scottish Retail Warehouse

Ediston Property Investment Company plc (LSE: EPIC) announces that it has exchanged contracts to  acquire a B&Q Extra retail warehouse in Coatbridge, Scotland, from Harcourt Life Assurance Company Limited for  £16.80 million (net of acquisition costs), which reflects a net initial yield of 7.46%. The property extends to 103,000 sq. ft. ... Read more...

Malin Announces Majority Shareholding in Injectable Drug Company Altan Pharma

Malin Corporation plc. ("Malin"), an Irish-based global life sciences company, today announced it has invested €34.5 million in Altan Pharma ("Altan"), to acquire a 65% shareholding of the company. Altan is a private Irish headquartered specialty pharmaceutical company, which has acquired the GES Group ("GES& ... Read more...

Chelyabinsk Zinc Plant Announces About Acquisition

Russia's largest producer of zinc and zinc alloys, is pleased to announce the conclusion of share purchase agreement of JSC "Korbalihinsky mine" dated June 09, 2015.   Basic conditions:   - Seller - JSC "Sibir-Polymetal"   - Amount of transaction - RU ... Read more...

John Menzies plc Acquires e-commerce Logistics Company

John Menzies plc is pleased to announce the earnings enhancing acquisition of AJG Parcels Limited (AJG), by its logistical services subsidiary Menzies Distribution, for a cash consideration of £7.5m. Menzies Distribution currently handles over 100m delivery units per annum and is expert in time critical logistics management.  The acquisition of AJG Par ... Read more...

ISG plc Acquires 49% of the share capital of ACE

ISG plc ("ISG" or the "Group"), the international construction services group, today announces that it has acquired a further 49% interest in ACE, its Brazilian fit out partner from the existing shareholders Mr Marcelo Amarante (CEO) and Mr Edo Rocha. ISG acquired 20% of ACE in June 2013 with an option to acquire the remaining 80%, and now owns 69%. ... Read more...

Union Jake Oil Plc Acquires An Additional 10% Interest In Lincolnshire Licence PEDL241

Union Jack Oil plc ("Union Jack" or "the Company"), an onshore oil and gas exploration company with a focus on drilling, development and investment opportunities in the United Kingdom hydrocarbon sector is pleased to announce that it has reached agreement with Celtique Energie Petroleum Ltd. ("Celtique") to acquire an additional 10% interest in ... Read more...

LondonMetric Property Plc Acquires M&S Simply Food Portfolio

LondonMetric Property Plc ("LondonMetric" or the "Company"), in partnership with Marks & Spencer ("M&S"), has assembled a portfolio of five M&S Simply Food stores for £26.0 million to add to its convenience retail portfolio.   It has simultaneously re-geared the leases on four ... Read more...

British American Tobacco to acquire TDR

British American Tobacco ("BAT") has signed an agreement to acquire TDR d.o.o. and other tobacco and retail assets ("TDR") from Adris Grupa d.d. ("Adris") for a total enterprise value of €550 million.    TDR is the leading independent cigarette manufacturer in Central Europe with a market lea ... Read more...

Hansteen acquires thirteen properties for €21.65 million in Germany

Hansteen Holdings PLC (LSE: HSTN), the UK and Continental European property investment company, announces that it has exchanged contracts on the acquisition of 13 multi-let and single-let industrial properties located in established commercial zones across Germany, from Benelux Industrial Partners, for a total of €21.65 million, inclusive of costs. Completion of the purchase is d ... Read more...

SEGRO Acquires Vailog Srl

SEGRO plc ('SEGRO') has exchanged contracts to acquire 90 per cent of Vailog Srl ('Vailog') from the majority shareholder, FBH Spa ('FBH'), for €39.6 million (£28.1 million1), subject to completion adjustments. This transaction will allow SEGRO immediately to establish a strategic big box warehouse presence and operating platform i ... Read more...

Amino Technologies plc Acquires Booxmedia

Amino Technologies plc (stock code: AMO), the Cambridge-based leader in digital entertainment solutions for IPTV, OTT and in-home multimedia distribution, announces that it has acquired Booxmedia Oy ("Booxmedia") for an initial consideration of €7.9m.   The acquisition significantly enhances Amino's offering by adding a ... Read more...

Circassia Pharmaceuticals plc Acquires Aerocrine AB and Prosonix Limited

Circassia Pharmaceuticals Plc (Circassia or the Company), a specialty biopharmaceutical company, is pleased to announce that it intends to make an all cash offer to acquire Aerocrine, a Swedish listed company focused on the development and commercialisation of medical diagnostic products for use in the diagnosis and management of patients with asthma, for a total conside ... Read more...

SABMiller to enter UK craft beer market with acquisition of Meantime Brewing Company

SABMiller is to become the new owner of London-based modern craft brewer Meantime Brewing Company ("Meantime"). Meantime is a pioneer in British modern craft beer, giving SABMiller an entry point into the fastest-growing segment of the UK beer market and complementing its imported super-premium lagers such as Peroni Nastro Azzurro and Pilsner Urquell.&l ... Read more...

Cape plc Acquires Redhall Engineering Solutions Limited

Cape plc, the international provider of critical industrial services to the energy and natural resources sectors, announces today that it has acquired Redhall Engineering Solutions Limited ("Redhall Engineering"), for a total consideration of £6 million.  The acquisition will be funded from the Group's existing debt facilities and is expected t ... Read more...

Air Partner plc Acquires Cabot Aviation Services Limited

Air Partner, a leading provider of private aviation services to industry, commerce, governments and private individuals worldwide, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Cabot Aviation, a leading global Aircraft Remarketing broker for a total consideration of up to £1.2 million.   It is expected that the acquisition will be earnings ... Read more...

James Fisher Acquires X-Subsea UK Holding Ltd

James Fisher ("James Fisher" or the "Group") announces today the purchase of the assets and intellectual property rights of X-Subsea Holding Limited ("X-Subsea") for a total consideration of £14.8m.  Headquartered in Aberdeen, X-Subsea went into administration on 27 April 2015 following the collapse of its Norwegian parent co ... Read more...

HSS Hire Group plc Acquires All Seasons Hire Ltd

HSS, the tool and equipment-hire company, announces that it has acquired All Seasons Hire Ltd ("All Seasons"), one of the leading heating, ventilation and air-conditioning ("HVAC") hire companies in the UK, for a total cash consideration of £11.4m.   All Seasons specialises in the supply and installation of temporary, ... Read more...

JUST EAT plc Completes Acquisition of Menulog Group Ltd

JUST EAT plc ("JUST EAT" or the "Company"), the world's leading online and mobile marketplace for takeaway food, announces the proposed acquisition of the entire issued and outstanding capital stock of Menulog Group Limited ("Menulog") for a total cash consideration of A$855 million (£445 million)(the "Acquisition& ... Read more...

James Fisher Acquires Mojo Maritime Limited

James Fisher ("James Fisher" or the "Group") announces the acquisition of the entire share capital of Mojo Maritime Limited ("MML" or the "Company").   The initial consideration is £3.2m in cash, plus potential future consideration of £0.3m if the earnings before interest ... Read more...

X5 Retail Group And A&NN Group Announce Completes Deal With Spar Retail

X5 Retail Group ('X5' or the 'Company'), a leading Russian food retailer, and A&NN Investments ltd, one of biggest privately-owned investment groupings, announce the acquisition by X5 Retail Group of 100% stake in SPAR Retail, owned by A&NN Investments Ltd. SPAR Retail operates 26 stores under the ... Read more...

Zoopla Property Group Plc Acquires uSwitch Group

Zoopla Property Group Plc (LSE:ZPLA) ("ZPG", "the Group" or the "ZPG Group"), the digital media business which owns and operates some of the UK's leading online property brands including Zoopla and PrimeLocation, today announces that it has conditionally agreed to acquire Ulysses Enterprises Limited ("uSwitch", and tog ... Read more...

Clinigen Group plc Completes £225 million Acquisition of Idis and £135 million Vendor Placing

Clinigen Group plc ("Clinigen", the "Company" or the "Group", AIM: CLIN), the specialty global pharmaceutical company, has agreed to acquire Idis Group Holdings Limited ("Idis"), creating the market leader in the ethical unlicensed supply of medicines ("the Acquisition"). Idis is being acquired for an enterpr ... Read more...

Management Resource Solutions PLC Acquires D&M Group

Further to the announcements of 27 March and 10 April, MRS, the human capital resource consultancy quoted on AIM, wishes to update shareholders on the acquisition of the D&M Group of companies ("the Acquisition").   On 4 March MRS' Australian subsidiary entered into an agreement with Halcyon Capital Management Pty Ltd (" ... Read more...

Savills plc Acquires Smiths Gore

Savills plc, the international real estate advisory firm, is pleased to announce the proposed acquisition by Savills UK (Savills) of the business and assets of Smiths Gore, a long established partnership providing rural property services in the UK, for up to £40 million in cash (including up to £8.5 million in respect of net current assets to be transferred on completion).& ... Read more...

Utilitywise plc Acquires t-mac Technologies

Utilitywise PLC (AIM:UTW), a leading independent utility cost management consultancy, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of t-mac Technologies Ltd for an initial consideration of £10m. The acquisition is in line with the Company's stated strategy of broadening its service offering and, in particular, expanding into energy management systems. ... Read more...

Personal Group acquires shebang Technologies Group Ltd

Personal Group (AIM:PGH), a leading provider of employee benefits and employee related insurance products in the UK, today announces the establishment of Personal Group Mobile Limited ("Personal Group Mobile" or "PGM"), a Mobile Virtual Network Operator ("MVNO") aimed at providing salary sacrifice phones and airtime to its est ... Read more...

Quantum Pharma Plc Acquires Lamda companies for €9.7 million

Quantum Pharma Plc (AIM: QP.), a growing manufacturer, supplier and service provider to the niche pharmaceutical and healthcare sector, is pleased to announce the acquisition of 100 per cent of the share capital of Lamda (UK) Limited, Lamda Laboratories SA and Lamda Pharmaceuticals SA, collectively 'Lamda' (the "Acquisition") for a total ... Read more...

Volution Acquires Brüggemann Energiekonzepte GmbH

Volution Group plc ("Volution" or "the Group" or "the Company", LSE: FAN), a leading supplier of ventilation products to the residential construction market, today announces that it has completed the transaction to acquire 100% of the shares in Brüggemann Energiekonzepte GmbH ("Brüggemann"), a leading supplie ... Read more...

Crawshaw Group plc Acquires Gabbotts Farm Limited

Crawshaw Group plc (the "Company") (AIM: CRAW), the fresh meat and food-to-go retailer, announces that it has acquired 100% of the share capital of Gabbotts Farm Limited for £3.9m utilising existing cash resources on a "debt free cash free" basis from Cribbin Family Butchers (Holdings) Ltd.   Gabbotts Farm Limited is ... Read more...

British Land extends ownership at Paddington Central with the acquisition of One Sheldon Square for £210 million

British Land announces it has completed the acquisition of One Sheldon Square, Paddington Central, for £210 million from the Employees Provident Fund, Malaysia. This brings our total investment at Paddington Central to 800,000 sq ft with a further 146,000 sq ft currently under construction at 4 Kingdom Street and 210,000 sq ft of consented future development at 5 Kingdom Street. ... Read more...

NextEnergy Solar Fund Limited Completes Two acquisitions

NESF is pleased to announce the signing of two separate share purchase agreements, with unrelated counterparties, to acquire special purpose vehicles which own Glebe Farm and Hawkers Farm.  Both plants were constructed under Engineering, Procurement and Construction contracts negotiated by NESF's investment advisor, NextEnergy Capital Limited. Both plant ... Read more...

Tekcapital acquires exclusive licence to a new technology for the non-invasive measurement of glucose in breath

Tekcapital plc (AIM: TEK), an international provider of technology and intellectual property services, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the exclusive license to a patent-pending technology for the measurement of glucose in breath from Purdue University. The technologyaddresses the need for a safe, fast, accurate and non-invasive method for health professionals to analyse sample ... Read more...

Getech Group plc Acquires ERCL

Getech (AIM; GTC), the geoscience business specialising in the provision of data, studies and services to the oil, gas and mining exploration sectors, is pleased to announce that further to the announcement of 24 March 2015, the agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of ERCL Limited, an upstream oil and gas consultancy, (the "Agreement") has now completed. ... Read more...

Intelligent Energy Holdings plc Acquires Société Bic

Intelligent Energy ("IE"), the energy technology company, is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of the portable fuel cell and disposable fuel cartridge assets of Société Bic (S.A.) ('BIC').   Summary of strategic rationale   IE's ... Read more...

Begbies Traynor Group plc Acquires Broadbents Business Recovery Services Limited

Begbies Traynor Group plc (the "Group"), the business recovery and property services consultancy, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the trade and assets of Broadbents Business Recovery Services Limited ("Broadbents"), a Yorkshire based insolvency practice.   Broadbents was established in 2010 and has offices in York and ... Read more...

Dalata Hotel Group plc Acquires Maldron Hotel Wexford

Dalata Hotel Group plc is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Maldron Hotel Wexford.   The Company has agreed to acquire the freehold interest in the Maldron Hotel Wexford for a consideration of €3.53 million.  The consideration is payable in cash.    Maldr ... Read more...

Mincon Group plc Acquires Marshalls Hard Metals Limited

Mincon Group plc (ESM:MIO AIM:MCON), the Irish engineering group specialising in the design, manufacture, sale and servicing of rock drilling tools and associated products, is pleased to announce that it has acquired, for cash, the business and assets of Marshalls Hard Metals Limited, one of Europe's leading tungsten carbide manufacturers.   ... Read more...

Entu (UK) plc Acquires Astley Facades

Entu (UK) plc ("entu" or the "Company") (AIM: ENTU), the home improvement group providing energy efficiency products and services to homeowners in the UK, is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Astley Facades Limited and its wholly owned subsidiaries (together the "Astley Companies") f ... Read more...

FD acquires ActivateClients Limited for software development and mobile technology capabilities

FD (AIM:FDP.L, ESM:FDP.I), a leading provider of software and consulting services, announces it has acquired the entire issued share capital of ActivateClients Limited ("ActivateClients"). The earnings enhancing acquisition provides complementary software products, particularly HTML5 capabilities, that are expected to enhance the Company's software platform. ... Read more...

The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited Completes Solar Acquisition

New solar acquisition takes TRIG to thirty investments  - Expansion of TRIG's portfolio with the acquisition of the Four Burrows Solar Park ("Four Burrows") in Cornwall, South-West England with a generating capacity of approximately 7.2MW  - TRIG's portfolio now totals 30 project investments (18 onshore win ... Read more...

Better Capital PCC Limited Acquires CAV Aerospace Limited

CAV is a specialist aerospace manufacturing business, which supplies complex metallic components and sub-assemblies to several major original equipment manufacturers including Airbus, Embraer and Gulfstream.  The company operates from seven sites - four in the UK, two in Poland and one in Mexico.   It is a business that Better Capital has been tracking f ... Read more...

Development Securities takes 100% stake in mixed-use regeneration project, Circus Street in Brighton

Development Securities today announces that it has bought its 50:50 joint venture partner, McLaren Property's stake in the £100 million 'Circus Street' regeneration project in Brighton for a total consideration of £4.0 million. Resolution to grant planning consent was secured in September 2014 to transform a derelict fruit and vegetable mark ... Read more...

St Ives plc Acquires Solstice Consulting LLC

St Ives plc ("St Ives" or the "Group"), the international marketing services group, announces that it has acquired Solstice Consulting LLC ("Solstice"), a Chicago-based digital consultancy specialising in mobile-first digital product design and engineering services. Established in 2001 and trading under the n ... Read more...

ARX Equity Partners Acquires Leading Slovenian Healthcare Provider

ARX Equity Partners ("ARX"; www.arxequity.com), together with experienced healthcare investor Joseph Priel, completed the 100% buy-out of Slovenian healthcare services provider, Diagnosticni Center Bled doo (“DCB”; www.dc-bled.si). Details of the transaction were not disclosed. DCB is the largest private healthcare service provider i ... Read more...

Diploma PLC Acquires Kubo Group

Diploma PLC, the international group of businesses supplying specialised technical products and services, is pleased to announce the acquisition of 100% of Rutin AG, the Swiss non-trading holding company of the Kubo Group ("Kubo") of companies based in Switzerland and Austria.   Kubo is a long established and leading supplier of seals, O-Rings, ... Read more...

ITV acquires The Voice creator Talpa Media

ITV plc today announced that it has agreed to acquire Talpa Media B.V., the entertainment show producer behind worldwide hit formats, including The Voice, The Voice Kids, Utopia, I Love My Country and Dating In The Dark for an initial cash consideration of approximately £355 million.  The acquisition is a further mil ... Read more...

Dalata Hotel Group plc Acquires Holiday Inn Belfast

Dalata Hotel Group plc is pleased to announce today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Holiday Inn in Belfast.   The Company has agreed to acquire the freehold interest in the Holiday Inn Belfast for a consideration of £18.5 million (€25.6 million).   The Holiday Inn Belfast is a 4 star hotel ... Read more...

Software Radio Technology Acquires Patent

SRT, the AIM-quoted provider of maritime domain awareness technologies, is pleased to announce that it has acquired joint and several rights to a US registered patent granted in March 2009 (US Patent Ref: US7512095) (the "Patent") which covers the use of Carrier Sense Time Division Multiple Access ("CSTDMA").   The Com ... Read more...

Rotala plc Acquires Rolling Solutions Limited

Rotala is pleased to announce the acquisition from Rolling Solutions Limited and Mr Julian Peddle of the entire share capital of Green Triangle Buses Limited ("GTB") for a cash consideration of £900,000 ("The Acquisition"). At completion Rotala also repaid approximately £368,000 to GTB's bankers to settle the outstanding overdraft. At ... Read more...

Johnson Matthey completes acquisition of battery materials business from Clariant

Johnson Matthey, a global leader in sustainable technologies, announces that on 28th February 2015 it completed the acquisition of the battery materials business of Clariant AG (Clariant) for US $75 million. This completes the transaction which was first announced on 29th October 2014.    Commenting o ... Read more...

Charles Taylor plc Acquires operating companies of SC Management, independent third-party manager of The Strike Club

Charles Taylor plc announced today that its subsidiary Charles Taylor Vesta Limited has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire three of the SC Management group's ("SC Management") operating companies from its shareholders, SCE Establishment Liechtenstein and S.C. Management (Bermuda) Ltd (the "Acquisition"). SC Management is the ind ... Read more...

RPC Group Plc Acquires Promens Group AS

RPC, the international rigid plastic supplier to packaging and non-packaging markets, is pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of Promens Group AS ("Promens"), details of which were announced on 27 November 2014, following receipt of all required anti-trust clearances. Pim Vervaat, Chief Executive of RPC, commented: ... Read more...

MXC Capital Limited Acquires Calyx Managed Services Limited

MXC is pleased to announce that it has acquired Calyx Managed Services Limited ("Calyx") from Better Capital for a total consideration of £9 million, which has been satisfied using the existing cash resources of the Company. Calyx is headquartered in Manchester and has a national footprint. The business has an excellent track record of successfully deliveri ... Read more...

NAHL Group PLC Acquires Fitzalan Partners

NAHL, the leading UK consumer marketing business focused on the Personal Injury market, operating under the National Accident Helpline brand, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Fitzalan Partners ("Fitzalan"). The Group is paying up to £4.3m for Fitzalan made up of an initial cash consideration of £3.0m and a further cash of up to £1.3 ... Read more...

Sirius Real Estate Limited Acquires two business parks for €21.8 million

Sirius Real Estate is pleased to confirm that it has completed the acquisition of two multi-let business parks located in Aachen and Bonn for a total consideration of €21.8 million, inclusive of acquisition costs. The Aachen business park is located in the expanding Würselen district, just west of the Company's Bonn and Cologne parks and well si ... Read more...

AFH Financial Group Plc Acquires K.L. Plester Financial Services Holdings Ltd

The Board of AFH is pleased to announce the acquisition of K.L. Plester Financial Services Holdings Limited ("Plester"), based in Kidderminster, Worcestershire. The acquisition of Plester, which was completed on 9 February 2015, represents the seventh acquisition since the Company listed on AIM in June 2014 and the fourth during the current financial year. ... Read more...

International Personal Finance Plc Acquires MCB Finance Group Plc

Further to its announcement on 19 December 2014, International Personal Finance plc ("IPF" or the "Company"), a leading international provider of consumer credit, today announces the completion of its acquisition of the entire issued and to be issued share capital of MCB Finance Group plc ("MCB"), a consumer finance company established in Finla ... Read more...

ValiRx Plc Completes Acquisition of Finnish gene expression & biomarker technology

ValiRx Plc (AIM: VAL), a life science company with a focus on cancer therapeutics for personalised medicine, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the assets and intellectual property rights of the Finnish gene expression and biomarker technology 'Transcript Analysis with the Aid of Affinity Capture' ("TRAC") for use by its wholly owned bio ... Read more...

Conviviality Retail Plc Acquires GT News Limited for £6 million

Conviviality Retail Plc (AIM: CVR), one of the UK's largest franchised off-licence and convenience store brands trading primarily under the Bargain Booze fascia, is pleased to announce that on 4 February 2015 it entered into an agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of GT News (Holdings) Limited ("GTN") for a net cash consideration of £6 m ... Read more...

Oakley Capital Investments Limited Acquires Damovo

Oakley Capital Investments Limited (AIM: OCL), the AIM-listed company established to provide investors with access to the investment strategy being pursued by Oakley Capital Private Equity L.P. ("Fund I") and its successor fund, Oakley Capital Private Equity II ("Fund II"), announces that Fund II has acquired a significant majority of the share ... Read more...

Saga acquires iconic British motorbike insurance company Bennetts

Saga plc ("Saga") today announces that it has agreed to acquire Bennetts, the UK's premier motorbike insurance specialist, as a further step in the implementation of Saga's strategy to enhance the range of insurance solutions it provides. Bennetts, which Saga has agreed to acquire from BGL Group, provides insurance cover for mor ... Read more...

Kingspan Group plc announces the acquisition of Joris Ide Group

Kingspan, the global leader in high performance insulation and building envelopes, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Ergon Capital Partners II NV and Bremhove NV, to acquire 100% of the shares of Steel Partners NV, the holding company of the Joris Ide Group ("Joris Ide").   Joris Ide is a pan European manufacturer ... Read more...

NCC Group plc Acquires Open Registry group of companies

Acquisition of European domain services businesses for up to £14.9m   NCC Group plc (LSE: NCC, "NCC Group" or "the Group"), the international, independent provider of Escrow, Assurance and Domain Services, has acquired the Belgium and Luxembourg based Open Registry group of companies ("Open Registry Group& ... Read more...

Spectris plc Acquires ReliaSoft Corporation

Spectris plc ("Spectris") (LSE: SXS), the productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls company, today announces that it has completed the acquisition of the privately-held ReliaSoft Corporation ("ReliaSoft"), based in Arizona, USA. The purchase consideration of $42 million (approximately £28 million), on a debt and cash-free basis, will ... Read more...

Judges Scientific Plc Acquires Armfield Limited

Judges Scientific, the parent company of a group engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of scientific instruments, announces that it has today acquired 100% of the issued share capital of Armfield Limited ("Armfield"), a Hampshire-based instrument maker.  Armfield designs and markets engineering equipment and research instruments for educational applications, togeth ... Read more...

Abcam acquires Firefly BioWorks to expand capabilities in multiplex analysis

Cambridge, UK: Abcam plc (AIM: ABC), a global leader in the supply of life science research tools, today announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of Firefly BioWorks Inc ("Firefly") ("the Acquisition") on a cash-free/debt-free basis for £18.5m ($28.0m). The consideration, which is payable in c ... Read more...

Real Good Food plc acquires Rainbow Dust Colours Ltd for an initial £4 million

Real Good Food plc is a diversified food business, serving a number of market sectors including retail, manufacturing, wholesale, foodservice and export. The Group is a major distributor of sugar in the UK through its Napier Brown subsidiary, and manufactures a wide range of baking ingredients, jams and sweet bakery products. Its brands include Whitworths Sugar, Renshaw and R&W Scott. ... Read more...

Tavistock Investments Plc Acquires Standard Financial Group Limited

Tavistock Investments Plc ("Tavistock" or "Company"), the integrated financial services group, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a conditional contract for the acquisition of Standard Financial Group Limited ("Standard"), the holding company of an independent financial advisory business which operates predominantly through its reg ... Read more...

NewRiver Retail Limited Completes the acquisition of remaining 90% of Shopping Centre Joint Venture from LVS Luxembourg IV Sarl

NewRiver Retail Limited (AIM: NRR), the UK REIT specialising in value-creating retail property investment, active asset management and risk controlled development, announces that it has today completed the acquisition (the "Acquisition") from LVS, a subsidiary of Bravo (a fund advised or managed by Pacific Investment Management Company LLC), of ... Read more...

Victoria PLC Acquires Whitestone Weavers group

Victoria PLC, (LSE: VCP) a manufacturer, supplier and distributor of design-led carpets and floorcoverings, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Whitestone Weavers group of companies, comprising Whitestone Weavers Limited, Carpet Line Direct Limited, Gaskell Mackay Carpets Limited, View Logistics Limited and Thomas Witter Carpets Limited (together "Whitestone")(the & ... Read more...

Helical Bar Builds Farrington Ambitions With Acquisition Of 23-28 Charterhouse Square, EC1

Helical Bar has exchanged contracts to purchase a new long leasehold interest in 23 - 28 Charterhouse Square, London, EC1 from the Governors of Sutton's Hospital in Charterhouse (Charterhouse). The purchase follows Charterhouse obtaining the early surrender of the existing long lease to Royal Bank of Scotland. Helical is paying £16m for the new 155 year lease and Charterhouse wil ... Read more...

Unite Students secures prime site in Coventry

Unite Students, the UK's leading developer and manager of student accommodation, has acquired a development site, subject to planning, in the centre of Coventry. It is envisaged that the site will provide a home for approximately 280 students and is scheduled to be open in time for the 2017/18 academic year. The scheme is expected to achieve returns in line with ... Read more...

Charles Taylor plc Acquires Scottish Widows International Limited

Charles Taylor plc announces today it has agreed for its subsidiary, Metrowise Limited, to acquire Scottish Widows International Limited ("SWIL"), a Jersey life insurer in run-off, from Scottish Widows plc.  SWIL provides unit-linked life insurance policies and portfolio bonds to individual investors. The acquisition is part of Charles Taylor&a ... Read more...

Horizon Discovery Group plc Acquires Haplogen Genomics GmbH

Horizon Discovery Group plc (LSE: HZD) ("Horizon" or the "Company"), the international life science company supplying research tools and services to organizations engaged in genomics research and the development of personalized medicines, today announced it has agreed to acquire Haplogen Genomics GmbH, a biotechnology company based in Vienna, Austria (" ... Read more...

Acal plc Acquisition of Foss AS

Acal plc (LSE: ACL, "Acal" or the "Group"), a leading international supplier of customised electronics to industry, today announces the acquisition of Foss AS Fiberoptisk Systemsalg ("Foss"), a designer and manufacturer of customised fibre optic solutions, for an initial consideration of NOK 117m (£ ... Read more...

Galasys Acquires I Logic Solutions Sdn Bhd

Galasys PLC, a leading provider of ticketing systems and solutions to the fast growing theme park industry in Asia, is pleased to announce that it has acquired I Logic Solutions Sdn Bhd ("iLogic") whose main business activity is consultancy, system study & design, implementation and training of leisure and entertainment software solutions in Malaysia. ... Read more...

EMIS Group plc Acquires Medical Imaging (UK) Limited and MIDRSS Limited

The Board of EMIS Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Medical Imaging (UK) Limited and MIDRSS Limited (together 'Medical Imaging'), leading provider of services delivering diabetic eye screening and ophthalmology imaging to the NHS in England and with a growing presence assisting Ireland's national health service, the HSE. The acquisition is in line wit ... Read more...

IS Solutions Plc Proposes Acquisition Of Speed-Trap Holdings Limited

IS Solutions (AIM: ISL), is pleased to announce the proposed acquisition of Speed-Trap Holdings Limited, parent company to Celebrus Technologies Limited ("STH") for an aggregate consideration of approximately £7.5 million, to be satisfied partly in cash and partly by the allotment and issue of IS Solutions shares credited as fully paid ("Consideration Shares&am ... Read more...

NewRiver Retail Limited Acquires Sands Portfolio

NewRiver Retail Limited (AIM: NRR), the UK REIT specialising in value-creating retail property investment and active asset management, announces it has completed contracts for the acquisition of the Sands Portfolio, which includes the Arndale Shopping Centre in Morecambe and five UK High Street assets (the "Portfolio"), for a total consideration of & ... Read more...

Man Group plc Announces Acquisition of Silvermine Capital Management LLC

Group plc ("Man Group") announced today that it has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire Silvermine Capital Management LLC ("Silvermine" or the "Company"), a Connecticut-based leveraged loan manager with $3.8 billion of funds under management across nine active collateralised loan obligation ("CLO") structures as of ... Read more...

Jelf Group PLC Acquires Beaumonts Insurance Group Limited

Jelf, an independent consultancy which provides a broad range of insurance, financial services and employee benefit services to corporates and individuals, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Beaumonts Insurance Group Limited ("Beaumonts") including its two trading subsidiaries Beaumonts Insurance Brokers Limited and Beaumonts (Leeds) Li ... Read more...

Equistone sells A-Plan Insurance to HgCapital

Equistone Partners Europe Limited ("Equistone"), one of Europe's leading mid-market private equity investors, today announces it has entered into an agreement to sell its majority holding in A-Plan, a UK based, independent insurance broker to HgCapital.   Founded in 1963, Oxfordshire based A-Plan provides products from a wide range of in ... Read more...

SafeCharge International Group Limited Acquires CreditGuard Ltd

SafeCharge (AIM: SCH), the international provider of payments services, risk management and IT solutions for online businesses, today announces the acquisition of CreditGuard Ltd. ("CreditGuard"), for an initial cash consideration of US$8 million (NIS 31.4 million) and deferred consideration capped at US$0.4 million (NIS 1.7 million), ... Read more...

Spectris plc Acquires Engineering Seismology Group

Spectris plc ("Spectris") (LSE: SXS), the productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls company, today announces that it has completed the acquisition of the privately-held Canadian group Engineering Seismology Group ("ESG"). The purchase consideration of C$64 million (approximately £36 million), on a debt and cash-free basis, will be me ... Read more...

Daily Internet plc Acquires Q4Ex Ltd

Daily Internet (AIM: DAIP) is pleased to announce the acquisition by the Company of Q4Ex Ltd ("Q4Ex"), a Liverpool based cloud Software as a Service ("SaaS") provider (the "Acquisition"). The initial consideration payable by the Company for Q4Ex will be £520,000, to be comprised of 30,588,235 ordinary shares of 0.5 pence each in the C ... Read more...

Driver Group plc Acquisition of initiate Consulting

Driver Group, the global construction consultancy to the construction and engineering industries, is pleased to announce the acquisition of initiate Consulting Limited ("Initiate"). Initiate are capital investment consultants providing development, project and construction management services to the infrastructure market in the UK. The total consideration for the acquisition is & ... Read more...

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc Acquires Hayward Aviation

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc ("JLT"), one of the world's leading providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services, has today announced that it has agreed to acquire Hayward Aviation Limited ("Hayward Aviation") from Towergate Insurance Ltd ("Towergate") for a cash considerat ... Read more...

Proxama Plc Acquires Aconite Technology Limited

Proxama is pleased to announce that definitive agreements have now been entered into for the acquisition of the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Aconite and those such agreements have been completed, subject only to the admission to trading of the new Ordinary Shares allotted by way of initial consideration for acquisition. The core business of Aconite comprises an esta ... Read more...

BTG PLC Acquires Pnemrx

BTG Plc (BTG or the Company), the specialist healthcare company, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire PneumRx Inc (PneumRx), a growing interventional pulmonology business, on a debt free cash free basis for an initial cash consideration of US$230 million (approximately £1471 million) and up to US$245 million (approxim ... Read more...

The Innovation Group plc Acquires Ingleby Ltd

The Innovation Group plc (LSE: TIG.L), a global provider of business process services and software solutions to the insurance, fleet, motor and property industries, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Ingleby (1879) Limited, the holding company of EMaC Limited ("EMaC") (the "Acquisition"), one of the UK's leading motor service pla ... Read more...

ITE Group plc Acquires Fuarcilik ve Organizasyon Anonim Sirketi

ITE Group plc, ("ITE") the international exhibitions group, today announces that its wholly owned Turkish subsidiary, E Uluslar Arasi Fuar Tanitim Hizmetleri ("EUF"), has signed a binding agreement to acquire 100% of the shareholding of TF Fuarcilik ve Organizasyon Anonim Sirketi ("TFF").   As part of ... Read more...

Globalworth Real Estate Investments Limited Acquires Green Court Bucharest Building A from Skanska Romania

Globalworth Real Estate Investments Ltd. (AIM: GWI) ("Globalworth" or "the Company"), the real estate investment company targeting opportunities in Romania and the broader SEE and CEE regions, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Skanska's first building in Green Court Bucharest. The gross consideration is Euro 44 million. Closing of the ac ... Read more...

ESP acquires student accommodation property in Hatfield: Curzon Point

The Board of Empiric Student Property plc (ticker: ESP) is pleased to announce that the Group has exchanged contracts to acquire a 199 year lease on a direct-let, premium student accommodation property in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, for a consideration of £9.4 million. The acquisition is expected to complete on or about 17 December 2014.   Curzon Point is ... Read more...

Derwent London to acquire Angel Square EC1 for £75m

Derwent London plc ("Derwent London") has exchanged contracts to acquire the freehold of Angel Square, Islington EC1 in London's Tech Belt from an overseas investor for £75.03m before costs. The prominent corner property, opposite our successful Angel Building EC1, consists of three multi-let connected buildings around a central courty ... Read more...

Stobart Group Limited Comes To Financial Close and Long Term Supply Agreement on 20.2MW CHP biomass plant

The Board of Stobart Group Limited, the Support Services and Infrastructure group, is pleased to announce financial close on a project to construct a £110m, 20.2MWe/ 7.8MWth combined heat and power biomass plant ("CHP Plant") at the Group's site in Widnes.  In conjunction with the project the Group has signed a 16 year index-linked fuel supply agreement ... Read more...

Schroder Real Estate Investment Trust Limited Acquires Retail Warehouse

The Company announces that it has acquired a retail warehouse in Bletchley, Milton Keynes for £9.9 million, reflecting a net initial yield of 6.5%. The property is let to Matalan Limited for a further 6.5 years at a rent of £675,800 per annum. The property comprises a freehold, 51,488 sq ft, retail warehouse in a prominent position on the south side o ... Read more...

GLI Finance Limited Proposes Acquisition Of Sancus Limited and Sancus (Guernsey) Limited

GLI Finance Limited ("GLI Finance" and the "Company") announces on 14 November 2014, it entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement with Sancus Holdings Limited ("SHL") (the "SPA"), under which the Company has conditionally agreed to acquire the respective entire issued share capitals of Sancus Limited ("SL ... Read more...

IMI announces acquisition of global power valve specialist Bopp & Reuther

IMI announces the proposed acquisition of B&R Holding GmbH ("Bopp & Reuther") for an enterprise value of €152.6m (£120m1).  Bopp & Reuther will become part of IMI's Critical Engineering division. In the calendar year 2013, its revenues were €90m and EBITDA was €11.2m with an improved performanc ... Read more...

LiteBulb Group Limited Acquires Concept Merchandise Ltd

LiteBulb (AIM: LBB), the branded product developer, announces that it has entered into a conditional share purchase agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of Concept Merchandise Limited ("Concept") (the "Acquisition").Concept has an excellent track record of earnings growth, is highly cash generative and debt free. It has been profitable f ... Read more...

Porta Communications PLC Acquires PPS Group

Porta Communications PLC (AIM: PTCM), the international marketing and communications group, today announces the acquisition of PPS Group Limited ("PPS") for a total consideration of £6,161,270.  PPS is a leading independent consultancy specialising in reputation management, community engagement and political consensus building, advising on projects such as comp ... Read more...

Vertu Motors plc Acquires Ford dealerships in Bolton and Wigan

Vertu Motors plc is pleased to announce that it has acquired the trade and certain assets of two Ford main dealerships in Bolton and Wigan, and two satellite operations in Walkden and Horwich, from Gordons (Bolton) Limited ("Gordons"). The Gordons business has represented Ford in Lancashire for over 100 years and employs 218 people across the four locations. &nbs ... Read more...

Hansteen acquires £36.2 million in two portfolios for HPUT II

Hansteen Holdings PLC (LSE: HSTN), the UK and Continental European property investment company, announces that, on behalf of Hansteen UK Industrial Property Unit Trust II ("HPUT II"),  it has completed the acquisition of a portfolio of seven multi-let offices and a portfolio of five industrial estates. The combined purchase price of £36.2 million reflects a yie ... Read more...

Touchstone Gold Limited Acquires GOS Systems

Further to the announcement of 3 November 2014, Touchstone announces that it has successfully concluded an investment in accordance with its investment policy.   Through a wholly owned special purpose vehicle, Touchstone has acquired the assets, intellectual property rights and businesses that constitute GOS Systems (website:  ... Read more...

AFH Financial Group Plc Acquires Knight O’Byrne Ltd

The Board of AFH is pleased to announce the acquisition of the assets of chartered financial planners Knight O'Byrne Limited ("Knight O'Byrne"), headquartered in Cornwall.   Today's acquisition will add £51m of funds under management, taking the Company's total funds under management above the & ... Read more...

MartinCo Plc Acquires Legal & General's Property Franchise Business

MartinCo plc (AIM: MCO), one of the UK's largest property franchise businesses, today announces that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Xperience Franchising Limited and Whitegates Estates Agency Limited (together "Xperience"), comprising the entire property franchise business of Legal & General (the "Acquisition") for a considera ... Read more...

Johnson Matthey agrees to acquire battery materials business from Clariant

Johnson Matthey today announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the battery materials business of Clariant AG (Clariant) for US $75 million. The transaction, which is expected to complete early in 2015, covers all of the assets of Clariant's Energy Storage business including its manufacturing facility in Candiac, Quebec, an R&D centre and pilot plant in Moosburg, G ... Read more...

Chime Communications PLC Acquires SJX Partners, LLC

Chime, the international communications and sports marketing group, announces the acquisition of the business and assets (the "SJX Business") of SJX Partners, LLC (the "Seller"), a sports and entertainment marketing business based in Connecticut, United States. Chime is acquiring the SJX Business from the Seller.   The SJX Busi ... Read more...

Thor Mining Plc Acquires Pilot Mountain

 The Directors of Thor Mining PLC' ("Thor") (AIM, ASX: THR) are pleased to announce completion of a significant step in the acquisition of the Pilot Mountain tungsten project, in the US state of Nevada, from Black Fire Minerals Limited ("Black Fire") (ASX: BFE) (termed the "Acquisition"). As announced ... Read more...

Idox plc Acquires Digital Spirit GMBH

Idox plc (AIM: IDOX), a leading independent supplier of software & services, has acquired Digital Spirit GMBH, a leading supplier of compliance solutions for an undisclosed sum from Infinitas Learning BV.   Digital Spirit, based in Berlin, provides compliance software and content to corporate, public and commercial customers across Europ ... Read more...

Young & Co.'s Brewery, P.L.C. Acquires four London pubs

Young and Co.'s Brewery, P.L.C. ("Young's") is delighted to announce that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of 580 Limited, a company that through itself and its subsidiaries owns and operates four pubs in prime London locations. The total consideration is £10.4 million on a debt free basis.   The pubs wil ... Read more...

UKOG completes acquisition of UK oil and gas assets

The Board of UKOG (AIM: UKOG) is pleased to announce that it has today completed the acquisition of Northern Petroleum Plc's ("Northern Petroleum") UK production and exploration oil and gas licence interests for a total consideration of £1.5 million.   The licence interests acquired comprise: a 10% and 5% working interest in th ... Read more...

Old Mutual plc Acquires Quilter Cheviot

Old Mutual plc ("Old Mutual" or the "Group") today announces that Old Mutual Wealth, its leading retail investment business in the UK and cross-border markets, will acquire Quilter Cheviot (the "Acquisition") for a consideration of up to £585 million.   The acquisition of Quilter Cheviot will add a s ... Read more...

X5 Retail Group N.V. Acquires Former Franchisee in Samara

X5 Retail Group N.V., ("X5" or the "Company"), a leading Russian food retailer, announced today that the Company has acquired a 100% participation interest in "Agrotorg- Samara". X5 has received all necessary approvals from the Federal Anti-monopoly Committee for the acquisition. "Agrotorg-Samara", e ... Read more...

Mears Group PLC Acquires Omega Group

Mears, the support services group to the Social Housing and Care sectors in the UK, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Omega Group ("Omega" or "Omega Group") for an initial cash consideration of £20 million. Omega is a leading private sector provider of residential lettings and management services to the Social Housing market, with a portfol ... Read more...

MD Medical Group Acquires Avicenna Medical Center

MD Medical Group Investments Plc ("MD Medical Group", "MDMG" or the "Company" - LSE: MDMG), Russia's leading provider of private women's and children's healthcare, is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of the Avicenna Medical Center ("Avicenna"), the largest private healt ... Read more...

Finsbury Food Group plc Acquires Fletchers Group

Finsbury Food, (AIM: FIF) a leading manufacturer of cake and bread bakery goods, today announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Fletchers Group ("Fletchers"), the group of bakeries that produces morning goods and specialist bread products for leading UK grocery retailers and foodservice customers.    - The total co ... Read more...

Breedon to expand into south-west Scotland with planned £21m acquisition of Barr Quarries Ltd

Breedon Aggregates, the UK's largest independent aggregates business, has agreed terms with Barr Holdings Limited to acquire Barr Quarries Limited ("Barr Quarries"), the market-leader in aggregates in south-west Scotland, for £20.8 million in cash.  Completion is expected by the end of this month and remains subject to TUPE consultations and final due d ... Read more...

Bluefield Solar Income Fund Limited Acquires the Target Portfolio from L&P Ethical Investment Initiative Limited

On 9 September the Board of Bluefield Solar Income Fund Limited (the "Company") announced that it had entered into a conditional contract to acquire the Target Portfolio from L&P Ethical Investment Initiative Limited and L&P Alternative Investments Limited (together, the "L&P Sellers"), details of which were included in the circular to sh ... Read more...

Diploma Plc Acquires 80% Of Technopath Distribution

Diploma PLC, the international group of businesses supplying specialised technical products and services, is pleased to announce the acquisition of 80% of Technopath (Distribution) ("TPD"). Put and call options have been included in the transaction to allow Diploma to acquire the outstanding 20% of shares over a period of up to 5 years.   TPD is ... Read more...

Restore plc Acquires Cintas Document Management

Restore plc ("Restore" or "the Company"), the UK office services provider, today announces that it has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to acquire Cintas Document Management (UK) Limited ("CDMUK"), the UK records management and scanning division of Cintas Corporation of the US, for a total consideration payable by the Company of & ... Read more...

HICL Infrastructure Company Limited Completes Acquisition of incremental investment Pinderfields and Pontefract Hospitals

HICL Infrastructure Company Limited ("HICL" or the "Company", and together with its subsidiaries the "Group"), the listed infrastructure investment company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of a 50% incremental interest in the Pinderfields and Pontefract Hospitals PPP Project ("P&P") from Balfour Beatty ... Read more...

Pressure Technologies plc Acquires Quadscot Holdings Limited

Pressure Technologies announces that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Quadscot Holdings Limited ("Quadscot") (the "Acquisition"), a provider of high quality computer controlled and conventional precision engineering and machining services primarily to the oil, gas and petrochemical industries.   Highl ... Read more...

Dillistone Group Plc Acquires ISV Software Limited

Dillistone Group Plc, the AIM quoted supplier of software and services for the recruitment sector, is pleased to announce that on 29 September 2014 it signed an agreement to acquire ISV Software Limited ("ISV" or the "Acquisition") and that today WH Ireland will complete a placing on behalf of Dillistone of 526,316 new ordinary shares of 5p each in the ... Read more...

Chime Communications PLC Acquires ABC Sports Management Limited

Chime Communications plc, the international communications and sports marketing group, announces the acquisition of ABC Sports Management Limited ("ABC"), one of the UK's top athlete management businesses, with particular strength in rugby union.   ABC, which  currently manages the careers of several leading players in internati ... Read more...

ESP acquires 98 bed student accommodation property in Nottingham

The Board of Empiric Student Property plc (LSE: ESP) is pleased to announce that the Company has exchanged contracts to acquire the freehold of Talbot Studios, an operating, direct-let, premium student accommodation property in Nottingham, for consideration of £8.2m.   The purpose-built student accommodation property, which opened in 2012, is to be acqu ... Read more...

Sage acquires PayChoice

Sage Group has agreed to acquire PAI Group, Inc., a provider of payroll and HR services for small and medium-sized businesses in the US. The acquisition accelerates Sage's move to the Cloud in this market by leveraging PayChoice& ... Read more...

Cisco Buys Private Cloud Provider Metacloud

Cisco Systems plans to acquire privately held Metacloud, which specialises in private clouds based on the OpenStack-based open-source cloud computing platform. The goal with the acquisition is to accelerate Cisco’s Intercloud strategy, which was announced in March. At the time, the company said it would invest over $1 billion (€ 771.7 million) ... Read more...

ICG To Acquire Remaining 49.255% of Longbow

Intermediate Capital Group has exercised its option to purchase the 49.255% of Longbow Real Estate Capital LLP that it does not already own from the eight individual partners of the LLP.  Completion of the acquisition is anticipated in October.  An initial payment totalling approximately £13m will be made to the part ... Read more...

Santander to acquire Carfinco Financial Group

Banco Santander has reached agreement to acquire the listed Canadian company Carfinco Financial Group Inc for C$298m. Santander will pay C$11.25 per share, which represents a premium of 32% on the share price during the last 90 trading sessions. The board of directors of Carfinco has approved the transaction and will recommend to its shareholders that they vote in favour ... Read more...

MySale Group announces partnership with Scandinavia's leading flash sale website

MySale Group plc (AIM:MYSL), a leading online retailer with established flash sales sites in Australia, New Zealand and South-East Asia and an expanding international presence in the US and UK today announces it has acquired 60%  of Scandinavia's leading flash sale website, invitetobuy.dk ("Invitetobuy") and established a partnership with them for further Europea ... Read more...

Glanbia acquires sports nutrition brand, Isopure

Glanbia plc ('Glanbia' or the 'Group'), the global performance nutrition and ingredients group, announces that it has agreed to acquire The Isopure Company, LLC (the "Business" or "Isopure") (www.theisopurecompany.com) for cash consideration of US$153 million (t ... Read more...

WYG plc Acquires Alliance Environment

WYG plc ("WYG" or the "Group"), the global programme, project management and technical consultancy, today announces the acquisition of Alliance Environment and Planning Limited ("Alliance Planning") and provides an update on trading for the six month period ending 30th September 2014. The Group's Annual General Meeting ... Read more...

Immunodiagnostic Systems Holdings PLC Acquires Dia.Metra S.r.l.

Immunodiagnostic Systems Holdings PLC today announces that it has acquired Diametra, an Italian company specialised in the development and commercialisation of manual immunoenzymatic assays.   Diametra is based in Spello, Umbria and employs approximately 25 staff.  In the year-ended 31 December 2013, Diametra generated revenues of €3.3m and an E ... Read more...

Macfarlane Gorup Plc Acquires Network Packaging Limited

The Company is pleased to announce it has conditionally raised £3 million (before expenses) by way of a placing of 8,000,000 Placing Shares at 37.5 pence per Placing Share with institutional investors.  In addition, it is also announced that the Company had completed the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Network Packaging for a maximum consideration of approximat ... Read more...

Atkins acquires US based nuclear business

WS Atkins plc ("Atkins" or "the Group") is pleased to announce it has completed its acquisition of Nuclear Safety Associates, Inc ("NSA"), a 130 people engineering and technical services firm, for an initial cash consideration of US$15m (approximately £9m), together with a potential US$12m (approximately £7 ... Read more...

Tullow agrees gas assets sale in Netherlands Blocks L&Q

Tullow Oil plc ("Tullow" or "the Group") announces that its subsidiary Tullow Exploration & Production B.V., has entered into an agreement to sell its operated and non-operated L12/L15 block interests and non-operated Q4 and Q5 block interests to AU Energy B.V., a subsidiary of Mercuria Energy Group Limited for a consideration of €62.7 million ( ... Read more...

Development Securities acquires two investment assets for £18.6 million

In Chippenham, an affluent market town 30 miles from Bristol, Development Securities has acquired Borough Parade, a popular local shopping centre anchored by Waitrose and New Look for £16.3 million at a 7.0 per cent yield. The 82,000 sq. ft. shopping centre was acquired from joint owners, Clearbell Capital and Tristan Capital Partners, and is fully let to a range of national multiples in ... Read more...

McKay Securities PLC Acquires Station Plaza, Theale

McKay Securities PLC, the only Real Estate Investment Trust focussed entirely on the office and industrial markets of London and the South East, is pleased to announce the freehold acquisition of Station Plaza, Theale from M&G Real Estate for £8.46 million, representing an initial yield of 10.1%.   Station Plaza consists of three high quality of ... Read more...

Secure Property Development and Investment Limited PLC Acquires Office Building in Bucharest

SECURE Property Development & Investment PLC (AIM: SPDI, www.secure-property.eu), a South Eastern Europe focused property investment company, today announces that it has  entered into a binding agreement to acquire the EOS Business Park, a fully let income producing office building in Bucharest, Romania.  The property is the Romanian headquarters of Danone, the F ... Read more...

Fortune Oil increases interest in China Gas Holdings Limited

The Company is pleased to announce that it has increased its interest in China Gas Holdings Limited ("China Gas") through an acquisition of 13,252,000 shares (the "Acquired Shares"). The shares were acquired from the China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec Corp.) as part of a share placement.  ... Read more...

MD Medical Group Investments Plc Acquires Avicenna Medical Center

MD Medical Group Investments Plc ("MD Medical Group", "MDMG" or the "Company" - LSE: MDMG), Russia's leading provider of private women's and children's healthcare, today announces the proposed acquisition of 100% of shares ofIvicend Holding Ltd, the owner of the Avicenna Medical Center (also "Avicenna") ... Read more...

Schroder Real Estate Investment Trust Limited Acquires Stacey Bushes Industrial Estate

The Company announces that it has exchanged unconditional contracts to acquire Stacey Bushes Industrial Estate in Milton Keynes for £9.2 million. The property produces a rent of £755,726 per annum which results in a net initial yield of 7.76% per annum. This follows the announcements regarding recent sales including the announcement dated 4 August 2014 with regards to the dispo ... Read more...

Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate Plc Acquires The Fairmont Hotel For £32.4 Million

Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate Plc ("KWERE" or the "Company"), a London Stock Exchange listed company that invests primarily in real estate and real estate loans in Europe (LSE: KWE), is pleased to announce that it hasentered into an agreement to acquire the Fairmont Hotel, St Andrews, Scotland from SABD Holding (UK) Limited. The purchase pr ... Read more...

Saga plc Acquires Destinology Ltd

Saga plc ("Saga" or "the Group"), the UK's leading provider of products and services primarily tailored for the over 50s, today announces the acquisition of a majority shareholding in Destinology Ltd ("Destinology"), an online travel firm specialising in four and five star holidays to the UAE, Far East, Indian Ocean and Europe. The Grou ... Read more...

Saga plc Acquires Destinology Ltd

Saga plc ("Saga" or "the Group"), the UK's leading provider of products and services primarily tailored for the over 50s, today announces the acquisition of a majority shareholding in Destinology Ltd ("Destinology"), an online travel firm specialising in four and five star holidays to the UAE, Far East, Indian Ocean and Europe. The Grou ... Read more...

Telstra to acquire leading video platform company Ooyala

Telstra today announced it will acquire Silicon Valley-based company Ooyala, a leader in video streaming and analytics.   The US$270 million investment increases Telstra's ownership in Ooyala from 23 per cent (fully diluted) to 98 per cent and is in addition to the US$61 million previously invested in Ooyala over the past two years. This transact ... Read more...

Carlton Strategy Advisors supports WestBridge Capital in its investment in the MBO of Vista Retail Support

  Vista Retail Support Holding Limited (“Vista”) has announced that its senior management team (the “team”) has completed a management buyout of the business, with the support of private equity house WestBridge Capital and its partners, Clydesdale Bank and Octopus Investment.   The business was initial ... Read more...

The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited Acquires three UK solar parks

TRIG today announces that it has acquired three large-scale ground-mounted fully operational solar PV generating projects, on agricultural sites in the South and East of England with an aggregate generating capacity of 56.6MW from a joint venture between the British Solar Renewables group, one of UK's most experienced solar developers with over 150 employees, and Santander. The aggregate v ... Read more...

Globalworth Real Estate Investments Limited Acquires TAP in Timisoara

Globalworth Real Estate Investments Ltd. (AIM: GWI) ("Globalworth" or "the Company"), the real estate investment company targeting opportunities in Romania and the broader SEE and CEE regions, is pleased to announce the execution of a binding sale and purchase agreement for the acquisition of the company owning Timisoara Airport Park ("TAP"), a ... Read more...

Avingtrans Plc Acquires RMDG

Avingtrans plc ("Avingtrans" or "the Company"), which designs, manufactures and supplies critical components and associated services to the global aerospace, energy, and medical sectors, announces that it intends to acquire the trade and certain business assets and liabilities relating to the manufacture of aerospace components from Tricorn Group plc's ( ... Read more...

Venn Life Sciences Holdings Pl Completes Acquisition of French CRO

Venn Life Sciences (AIM: VENN), a growing Clinical Research Organisation (CRO) providing clinical trial management and resourcing solutions to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device clients, announces the acquisition of Cardinal Systems SAS ("Cardinal"), a France based CRO specialising in Data Management and Randomisation systems.   ... Read more...

e2v technologies plc Acquires AnaFocus

Summary e2v technologies, a leading provider of technology solutions for high performance systems, today announces that it has agreed to acquire Seville-based Innovaciones Microelectronicas SL, trading as 'AnaFocus', a Spanish designer and developer of CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) imaging sensors for up to €34.2 million (&po ... Read more...

Ithaca Energy Inc. Acquires Interests in three UK Producing Oil Fields

Ithaca Energy Inc. (TSX: IAE, LSE AIM: IAE) ("Ithaca" or the "Company") is pleased to report that, further to the announcement made on 23 June 2014, it has now completed the acquisition of the three UK producing oil field interests from Sumitomo Corporation ("Sumitomo").     Ithaca h ... Read more...

Marimedia to Acquire Taptica, a Mobile Advertising Technology Company

Further to the announcement of 9 July 2014, Marimedia Ltd. (AIM: MARI), a provider of proprietary technology solutions for optimising online advertising revenue for website owners globally, is pleased to announce that it has exercised its option to purchase the entire issued share capital of Taptica Ltd. ("Taptica") for an estimated purchase price ranging between $11.6 million an ... Read more...

Vp plc Acquires Balfour Beatty Rail Limited

Vp plc, the equipment rental specialist, today announces the acquisition of the business and assets of the trackside plant and equipment rental activity of Balfour Beatty Rail Limited ("TP&E"), part of the Balfour Beatty Group ("Balfour Beatty") for a cash consideration of £5.5 million. The TP&E rail equipment ... Read more...

SEGRO Completes £49.5 Million Acquisition

SEGRO plc ("SEGRO" or "the Group") today announces that it has acquired a portfolio of four UK logistics properties from Harbert European Real Estate Fund III, L.P, a fund advised by Harbert Management Corporation (Europe), LLC, for £49.5 million. The purchase price, to be funded from existing resources, reflects a net initia ... Read more...

K3 Business Technology Group PLC Acquires Technology Limited

K3, which supplies and supports Microsoft-based Enterprise Resource Planning software, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Retail Technology Limited ("RTL"), the Microsoft Dynamics based EPOS provider to smaller retailers, for a total consideration of £0.61m cash in addition to the existing cash in the business at completion.    ... Read more...

BSkyB to create a world-class multinational pay TV business with acquisition of Sky Italia and 57.4% stake in Sky Deutschland

BSkyB today announces it has entered into agreements with 21st Century Fox to acquire 21st Century Fox's 100% stake in Sky Italia and its 57.4% interest in Sky Deutschland. The enlarged company will be a world-class multinational pay TV provider that serves 20 million customers and brings together the leading pay TV businesses in three of Europe's four biggest markets. ... Read more...

Nasstar plc Acquisition of Kamanchi Limited

Nasstar, a provider of Hosted Desktop cloud computing, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Kamanchi Limited ("Kamanchi"), a specialist IT outsourcer and Hosted Desktop provider in the recruitment sector, for a consideration of £2.5m. The acquisition is expected to be immediately earnings enhancing.   ... Read more...

Assura Group Limited Acquires The One Life Medical Centre for £12.3 million

Assura Group Limited ("Assura"), the leading primary care property investor and developer is pleased to announce that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Park Medical Services Limited ("Park Medical").   Park Medical owns The One Life Building in Middlesbrough.  The 3,300 square metre property accommodat ... Read more...

KBC announces acquisition of FEESA Ltd

KBC Advanced Technologies plc ("KBC" or "the Group") is pleased to announce that it has purchased FEESA Ltd ("FEESA"), a leading UK-based provider of specialised software and services to the upstream oil and gas industry, for an enterprise value of £10 million plus one million KBC shares, totalling £11.2 million. ... Read more...

Alkane Energy plc Acquires 49MW of Power Response Sites

The Board of Alkane Energy plc, the independent gas to power company, is pleased to announce that following the Admission of the 22,222,222 Placing Shares on 21 July 2014 the Acquisition of three power response companies, Darent Power Limited, Leven Power Limited and Rhymney Power Limited (together the "Power Response Sites") has now completed.   ... Read more...

Pharmaceutical Company 4d pharma plc Acquires The Microbiota Company Limited

4d pharma (AIM: DDDD), a pharmaceutical company focusing on significant new therapeutic areas, is pleased to announce that it has today acquired the entire issued share capital of The Microbiota Company Limited ("Microbiota"), for a consideration of approximately £0.96 million (equivalent to 1.2 million euros), which, together with the effective assumption of the obliga ... Read more...

EMIS Group plc Acquires Indigo 4 Systems Limited

The Board of EMIS Group, the UK leader in connected healthcare software and services, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Indigo 4 Systems Limited ("Indigo 4"), a leading supplier of clinical and administrative messaging and order communications solutions to healthcare organisations. The transaction furthers the Group's strategy of providing comprehensively connecte ... Read more...

Morgan Advanced Materials plc Acquires Porextherm Dämmstoffe GmbH

Morgan Advanced Materials plc (LSE: MGAM) has announced the completion of its acquisition of Germany-based Porextherm Dämmstoffe GmbH (Porextherm), further strengthening its world-leading presence in global high temperature insulation products.   Porextherm was established in 1989 and since then has developed a wide range of WDS® high-te ... Read more...

Progility plc Acquires Starkstrom Group Limited

Progility plc (AIM: PGY), the project management services group, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the entire share capital of Starkstrom Group Limited ("Starkstrom") for an aggregate consideration, payable in cash and loan notes, of £9.68 million from its owner managers. Starkstrom is the holding company of, Starkstrom Limited, a UK ... Read more...

USAF Acquires 3,000 Bed Student Portfolio for £137 Million

Unite Students, the UK's leading developer and manager of student accommodation, announces that the Unite UK Student Accommodation Fund ("USAF"), in which the Group has a 21% stake, has acquired a 2,904 bed student accommodation portfolio for £137 million. The acquisition was funded through a combination of cash resources and existing debt facilities following U ... Read more...

Galliford Try PLC Acquires Miller Construction

Galliford Try PLC ("Galliford Try" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Miller Construction business ("Miller Construction") from Miller Group Holdings (UK) Limited ("Miller Group") ("Acquisition"), for a total price of £16.57 million. The Acquisition is cash accretive and ... Read more...

Cohort PLC acquires Marlborough Communications

Cohort, the independent technology group, is pleased to announce its agreement to acquire a majority stake in Marlborough Communications (Holdings) Limited ("MCL"), a supplier of advanced electronic communications and surveillance technology, from its management for a cash consideration of up to £8 million. Highlights:  & ... Read more...

Cambria Automobiles plc Completes Acquisition, Trading Update and New Franchise

Cambria, the franchised motor retailer, is pleased to announce that it has today completed the Trade and Assets acquisition of its first Land Rover franchise and a further Jaguar franchise operating from one dealership in Barnet, North London, from Hadley Green Garages, which is owned by Lookers plc, for a total cash consideration of £10.47 million.   T ... Read more...

Xchanging plc Acquires Total Objects

Xchanging plc ('Xchanging'), the business process, procurement and technology services provider, today announces it has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of  insurance software business, Total Objects Limited ('Total Objects'), for a ... Read more...

Spirent Acquires Radvision’s Technology Business Unit

Spirent Communications plc ("Spirent", the "Company" or the "Group") (LSE: SPT), a leading communications technology company, announces today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Radvision's Technology Business Unit (TBU), the part of the Radvision business responsible for delivering industry ... Read more...

Standard Life plc Acquires Ignis Asset Management

Standard Life plc confirms that Standard Life Investments (Holdings) Limited has today completed the acquisition of Ignis Asset Management Li ... Read more...

Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate plc Acquires Fordgate Jupiter Portfolio

Further to the announcements on 9 May, 5 June and 6 June 2014, Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate plc ("KWERE" or the "Company"), a LSE listed closed ended investment fund that invests primarily in real estate and real estate loans in Europe (LSE: KWE), is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisitions of the Fordgate Jupiter Portfol ... Read more...

Monitise announces acquisition of Markco Media businesses

Monitise plc ("Monitise" or the "Company") (LSE: MONI), the global Mobile Money technology provider, today announces the acquisition of the business and assets of Markco Media Limited, along with the entire issued share capital of Last Second Ticketing Limited (together the "Acquisition"), which will instantly enhance Monitise's interna ... Read more...

Velocys plc Acquires Pinto Energy and Ashtabula GTL Project

Velocys plc (VLS.L), the technology innovator for smaller scale gas-to-liquids (GTL), is pleased to announce the acquisition of Pinto Energy LLC ("Pinto Energy") and the Ashtabula GTL project.   Pinto Energy is one of the leading project developers of smaller scale GTL in North America. As its first facility, Pinto Energy is developing ... Read more...

Castleton Technology Plc Acquires of Montal for £3.83m

Castleton is pleased to announce that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Montal Holdings Limited ("Montal"), a specialist outsourced IT managed services business focused on the provision of tailored solutions to the public sector, for a total consideration of £3.83 million (the "Acquisition").    ... Read more...

James Fisher & Sons PLC Acquires Testconsult Ltd

James Fisher ("FSJ.L) ("James Fisher") announces the acquisition of the entire share capital of Testconsult Limited and its subsidiaries for a total cash consideration of £8.0m.   Testconsult is a market leading provider of monitoring, instrumentation and testing services and also designs and produces specialist testing equipm ... Read more...

BBGI announces the completion of a further interest in the E18 PPP project in Norway

BBGI SICAV S.A. (LSE ticker: BBGI) is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of a further 41.2% equity interest in the E18 Roadway Project ("E18") in Norway from Sundt A.S., as announced on 30 May 2014.  BBGI now owns 100% of the equity interest in E18.   E18 is a long term PPP concession contract to operate and maint ... Read more...

Rame Energy plc Acquires Solar Energy Company

Rame Energy plc, the international energy consultant, engineer and power generator, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Beco Ltd ("Beco"), one of the UK's longest established designers and installers of solar energy systems ("the Acquisition"), for a total consideration of £150,000.  The Acquisi ... Read more...

Mitchells & Butlers plc Acquires Majority Stake In The Orchid Group Estate For £266 Million

Mitchells & Butlers plc ("Mitchells & Butlers"), the UK's largest operator of managed pubs and restaurants, announces today that it has acquired the majority of the activities of the Orchid Group ("Orchid"), including 173 predominantly freehold pubs and the Orchid head office. The purchase price, paid entirely in cash, is £266 m ... Read more...

Man Group to Acquire Pine Grove Asset Management

Man Group plc ("Man Group") has agreed to acquire Pine Grove Asset Management LLC ("Pine Grove"), a US-based fund of hedge fund manager specializing in the management of credit-focused hedge fund portfolios with approximately $1.0 billion of assets under management. The transaction is subject to customary closing requirements and is expected to close in ... Read more...

Acal plc Acquires Trafo Holding AS

 Acal plc (LSE: ACL, "Acal", the "Group" or "the Company"), a leading European specialist electronics supplier, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire Trafo Holding AS, trading as Noratel, based on an enterprise value of NOK735 million (£73.5 million)(1) on a debt free basi ... Read more...

Oakley Capital Investments Limited Acquires North Sails Europe A/S and North Sails A/S

Oakley Capital Investments Limited (AIM: OCL), the AIM-listed company established to provide investors with access to the investment strategy being pursued by Oakley Capital Private Equity L.P. ("Fund I") and its successor fund, OCPE II Master L.P. ("Fund II") ... Read more...

BBGI announces the acquisition of a further interest in the E18 PPP project in Norway

BBGI SICAV S.A. (LSE ticker: BBGI) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement with Sundt A.S. to acquire a further 41.2% equity interest in the E18 Roadway Project ("E18") in Norway.  Upon completion, BBGI will own 100% of the equity interest in E18.   E18 is a long term PPP concession contract to oper ... Read more...

HML acquires Property Management Business based in Guildford

HML Holdings plc (AIM: HMLH), a leading provider of property management, insurance and ancillary services to residential property blocks, announces the acquisition, with effect from 28th May 2014, of the block property management business of Alan Foster & Associates ("AF&A") based in Guildford, Surrey.   The consideratio ... Read more...

Kalixa substantially increases scale with acquisition of PXP Solutions

bwin.party today announces that its Kalixa payments group has acquired PXP Solu ... Read more...

Secure Property Development Completes €12.6 Million

SECURE Property Development & Investment PLC (AIM: SPDI), a South Eastern European focused property and investment company, today announces that, further to its announcement of 10 March 2014, it has completed the acquisition of Innovations logistics park in Bucharest, Romania, from Myrian Nes Ltd and Theandrion Estates Ltd for €12.6 million. The acquisition has been funded by & ... Read more...

Restore plc Acquires Cannon Confidential

Restore plc ("Restore" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that it has today exchanged contracts to acquire Cannon Confidential from OCS Group UK Limited. Completion is expected to take place on 16 June 2014, following staff consultation. Cannon Confidential, founded in 1998, provides secure shredding and recycling services from f ... Read more...

Millward Brown agrees to acquire market research agency DAEDALUS in Romania

WPP announces that its wholly owned operating company Millward Brown, a global leader in brand, media and communications research, has agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of Daedalus Consulting S.R.L. ("DAEDALUS"), one of the largest market research companies in Romania with the largest fieldwork centre in the country.   Founded in ... Read more...

Sepura PLC Acquires Fylde Micro Limited

Sepura, a leading global provider of critical communications solutions, today announces the acquisition of Fylde Micro Limited ("Fylde", www.fyldemicro.com), the UK-based radio trunking solutions company, for an initial cash consideration of £2.75 million. Fylde develops and manufactures trunking controllers that ena ... Read more...

Tracsis plc Acquires Datasys Integration

Tracsis confirms that on 16 May 2014 it acquired the entire issued share capital of Datasys Integration Limited the holding company of Datasys Limited ("Datasys").   Based in Manchester, Datasys provides rail management software systems, business applications and hosting services for the majority of the UK's train operating companies. &a ... Read more...

Synergy Health plc Acquires Bioster SpA and associated companies

Synergy Health plc (LSE: SYR), a leading global provider of outsourced sterilisation services to the medical device market and healthcare sector, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Bioster S.p.A. and associated companies ('Bioster Group') for a cash consideration of €29.0 million (£23.6 million)on a cash and debt free basis.  The acquisit ... Read more...

Development Securities agrees to acquire Cathedral Group

Development Securities PLC ("Development Securities" or the "Company" or the "Group") today announces that it has agreed to acquire Cathedral Group (Holdings) Limited together with certain other entities forming part of its related business ("Cathedral"), a privately owned Greater London and South East of England specialist mi ... Read more...

Cello Group plc Acquires iS Healthcare Dynamics

Cello Group plc (AIM: CLL, "Cello", or "the Group"), the insight and strategic marketing group, announces the acquisition of iS Healthcare Dynamics Limited ("iS"), an award-winning healthcare communications agency, specialising in medical communication services to UK, European and global healthcare clients. T ... Read more...

Labeyrie Fine Foods S.A.S., Issuance EUR275 million of Senior Secured Notes

Labeyrie Fine Foods S.A.S., has issued EUR275 million of senior secured notes due 2021, priced at par with a 5.625 per cent coupon.  Fitch Ratings has assigned a Long-term issuer Default Rating (IDR) of ‘B(EXP)’ with Stable Outlook.  Fitch has assigned LFF’s proposed EUR275m senior secured notes a ‘B+(EXP)’/’RR3&rsqu ... Read more...

Keywords Acquires Binari Sonori

Keywords, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, today announces that the Group has agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of Binari Sonori S.R.L ("Binari Sonori") (the"Acquisition") from its three founding shareholders: Fulvio Sioli, Fabio Minazzi and Andrea Ballista (the "Selling Sharehold ... Read more...

ITV acquires Leftfield Entertainment Group

ITV plc today announced that it has agreed to acquire a controlling interest in Leftfield Entertainment Group from its founder and CEO Brent Montgomery.  This acquisition, which has already gained regulatory approval, makes ITV Studios US Group the largest unscripted independent producer in the US and will be earnings enhancing from day one.     < ... Read more...

Blinkx Acquires LYFE Mobile

blinkx plc ("blinkx" or the "Company"), the Internet media platform that connects consumers with brands through professionally generated content, today announces that it has acquired LYFE Mobile, an innovative mobile Demand Side Platform (DSP) and Data Management Platform (DMP), in an all cash transaction.   LYFE Mobile offers ... Read more...

Workspace Group PLC Acquires Vestry Street Studios, Old Street

Workspace Group PLC ("Workspace"), London's leading provider of space to new and growing companies, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Vestry Street Studios, Vestry Street, London, N1 for £12.55m.   Vestry Street Studios is a traditional Shoreditch warehouse of 23,000 sq. ft. popular with technology and media sector cust ... Read more...

St Ives plc Acquires The Health Hive Group Limited

St Ives plc ("St Ives" or the "Group") is pleased to announce that it has today acquired The Health Hive Group Limited ("Hive"), a business providing strategic consulting and communications services to the healthcare and pharmaceuticals industries. The acquisition of Hive is a continuation of the Group's strat ... Read more...

Milestone Acquires Disorder UK Magazine

Milestone, the AIM quoted (AIM: MSG) provider of digital media and technology solutions, is pleased to announce that it has acquired all rights and title to the publication, Disorder UK Magazine ("Disorder"), for a c ... Read more...

Renew Holdings plc Acquires of Clarke Telecom Limited

Renew (AIM: RNWH), the Engineering Services Group supporting UK infrastructure, announces that it has agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of Clarke Telecom Limited ("Clarke"), an engineering services business focused in the wireless telecoms infrastructure market, for a cash consideration of £17m. The acquisition will be earnings enhancing to the ... Read more...

France's Sopra Proposes To Buy IBM France's HR Access Service Line

Sopra Group SA, a French consultancy, systems integration and application outsourcing company, Thursday announced the proposed acquisition of Access Service Line, currently owned by IBM France, of technology giant International Business Machines Corp. or IBM. The financial details have not been made public. Sopra said the acquisition wo ... Read more...

Porta Communications plc Acquires Redleaf Polhill

Porta Communications plc ("Porta" or the "Group"), the AIM quoted international marketing and communications group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of 51% of the issued share capital of Redleaf Polhill Limited ("Redleaf") (the "Acquisition"), a leading full service communications agency from its shareholders (E ... Read more...

Restore plc Acquires Magnum Secure Limited

Restore plc ("Restore" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the acquisition of Magnum Secure Limited ("Magnum"), which was completed on 17 April 2014. Founded in 1989, Magnum provides reco ... Read more...

Acquisition of European Wealth Management Group Limited

The Company is pleased to announce the conditional acquisition of all of the issued shares in European Wealth Management Group Limited ("EWMG").   Key Highlights    - Based on the Theoretical Post Consolidation Price, the Acquisition values EWMG at approximately £13.45 million with the value ... Read more...

Grainger Acquires London Residential Portfolio for £160m

Grainger plc ("Grainger", the "Company" or the "Group"), the UK's largest listed residential property owner and manager, today announces the acquisition of a tenanted residential property portfolio in London for £160m from Property Investments (Chelsea) Limited. The purchase price is the investment value of the properties as a ... Read more...

Helical Bar plc Acquires Mixed-Use Portfolio for £40 Million

Helical Bar today announces that it has acquired a mixed-use portfolio of ten properties from IM Properties for a total consideration of £40.15 million, reflecting a 8.35% net initial yield. The acquisition will be funded through the Company's existing cash resources.   The portfolio, with a total floor area of circa 633,000 sq ft, includes mode ... Read more...

Versarien plc Acquires 2-DTech Limited

Versarien plc (AIM: VRS), the advanced engineering materials group, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 85 per cent. of the issued share capital of 2-DTech from The University of Manchester.  2-DTech specialises in the supply, characterisation and early stage development of graphene products.  The total consideration for the Acquisition is & ... Read more...

NIBC buys German Gallinat-Bank

Yesterday, NIBC closed the transaction with ALBIS Leasing AG for the acquisition of German bank Gallinat-Bank AG. The agreement was announced on 12 March 2014. NIBC is now the owner of Gallinat-Bank, which offers financing and leasing products to German medium-sized companies. The bank has total assets of around EUR 650 million.   Paulus de Wilt, CEO of NIBC Bank ... Read more...

Parkmead completes acquisition to treble its stake in the Athena oil field

Parkmead is pleased to report that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of an additional 20 per cent. interest in UK production licence P.1293 (Block 14/18b ALL), containing the Athena oil field, from EWE VERTRIEB GmbH ("EWE").   Through Parkmead's acquisition of Lochard Energy Group PLC, completed in July 2013, the Comp ... Read more...

Bond International Software plc Acquires Eurowage Limited

Bond International Software plc, a world leading supplier of staffing, HR and payroll software and services, with operations in the UK, USA, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Singapore and Australia, is pleased to announce the conditional acquisition (the "Acquisition")  of Eurowage Limited ("Eurowage"), which trades as FMP Europe, for a minimum conside ... Read more...

Summit Germany Limited Acquires Property Portfolio and Disposal of Interest in Joint Venture

Summit Germany, the German commercial real estate company, is pleased to announce that on 7 April it signed a binding agreement to acquire a loan facility on a portfolio of 11 commercial properties in Germany. Final completion is intended to take place in the next few days. The total cost of the acquisition is ca €45.5 million plus immaterial deal expen ... Read more...

BBGI announces the completion of the acquisition of Four Projects in Germany from Hochtief

Further to the announcement on 28 August 2013, Bilfinger Berger Global Infrastructure SICAV S.A. ('BBGI' or the 'Company') is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of a 50% equity and loan note interest in four operational PPP Projects in Germany from Hochtief PPP Solutions GmbH.   All of the projects are availa ... Read more...

Hibernia Announces Acquisition of €10m Strategically Located Property with Significant Re-Development Potential

Hibernia REIT plc ("Hibernia" or "the Company") announces that it has exchanged contracts to acquire the Gateway site, Newlands Cross, Naas Road, Dublin 22. The property comprises an industrial/logistics facility with potential for significant intensification. The cost of the acquisition is €10m and will be financed from existing cash resources. ... Read more...

Sinclair IS Pharma plc Acquires of Global Rights to Ellansé™

Sinclair IS Pharma plc (AIM:SPH.L) ("Sinclair" or "the Group"), the international specialty pharmaceutical company, announces that it has entered into agreements to acquire the global rights to Ellansé™, a combined dermal filler and collagen stimulator product range, through the acquisition of AQTIS Medical BV ("AQTIS") for ... Read more...

Darty France has completed the acquisition of leading French website, Mistergooddeal.com

Further to the announcement of 18 December 2013, Darty plc (the "Group") today confirms that through its subsidiary Etablissements Darty et Fils ("Darty France") it has completed the acquisition from M6 Group of 100 per cent of the share capital of Mistergooddeal.com, one of France's leading websites.   The pur ... Read more...

BBGI announces the completion of the acquisition of a UK PPP Project

Bilfinger Berger Global Infrastructure SICAV S.A. ("BBGI" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Bilfinger Project Investments ("Bilfinger") for the acquisition of 37.5% of the equity and subordinated debt interests in Mersey Gateway Bridge ("MGB")   Under the a ... Read more...

Babcock International Group PLC Acquires Avincis Groupand

Babcock International Group PLC ("Babcock"), the UK's leading engineering support services company, announces that it has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of Avincis for £920 million (€1,100 million) from World Helicopters S.à r.l. (a portfolio company of investment funds affiliated with Investin ... Read more...

Standard Life Investments strengthens strategic position through acquisition of Ignis Asset Management

Standard Life plc today announces that its global investment management business, Standard Life Investments (Holdings) Limited ("Standard Life Investments"), has entered into an agreement with a subsidiary of Phoenix Group Holdings ("Phoenix") to acquire its asset management business, Ignis Asset Management Limited ("Ignis Asset Management" or ... Read more...

Centrica to acquire Bord Gáis Energy’s gas and power supply business

Centrica plc, together with Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P. and iCON Infrastructure Partners II, L.P. has agreed to acquire Bord Gáis Energy (BGE), the vertically integrated Irish energy business from Bord Gáis Éireann, the state owned energy company, for €1.1 billion (£920 million). The transaction is expected to close in the first hal ... Read more...

Globalworth Real Estate Investments Limited Acquires Founder Pipeline

Globalworth Real Estate Investments Ltd. (AIM: GWI) ("Globalworth" or "the Company"), the real estate investment company targeting opportunities in Romania and the broader SEE and CEE regions, is pleased to announce that the acquisition of the BOB and BOC office assets ("Founder Pipeline"), which was announced on 16 December 2013, has now compl ... Read more...

Premier Farnell pl Acquires the business and assets of AVID Technologies Inc

Premier Farnell plc is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the business and assets of AVID Technologies Inc. (AVID), subject to certain conditions, for a cash consideration of $13 million, payable on completion.   Based in Twinsburg, Ohio, AVID is a privately owned engineering design services company that has expertise i ... Read more...

Vislink plc Acquires Pebble Beach Systems

Vislink plc ("Vislink" or the "Group"), the global technology business specialising in high performance wireless communications products and services for the broadcast, defence and security markets, today announces that it has completed the acquisition of Pebble Beach Systems for a total consideration of £14.9 million, comprising £12 ... Read more...

Jaywing plc Acquires Epiphany Solutions Limited

Jaywing plc (AIM: JWNG) ("Jaywing" or the "Company"), a marketing and consulting business that operates largely in the digital marketing sector, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Epiphany Solutions Limited ("Epiphany"), a search marketing agency based in Leeds and London. The consideration for 100% of Epipha ... Read more...

Minoan Group Plc Acquires Martin Singer Travel

Minoan Group Plc is pleased to announce that Stewart Travel Limited ("Stewart"), the Group's travel division, has agreed to acquire the trade and assets of Martin Singer Travel ("MST"), a successful, long established, profitable independent business within 8 miles of Aberdeen Airport. The city of Aberdeen has a fast expanding corporate travel ma ... Read more...

EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc Acquires Separation Technology, Inc.

EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc (AIM: EKF), the point-of-care diagnostics business, announces that it has acquired Separation Technology, Inc. ("STI"), the Florida based manufacturer of in vitro diagnostics ("IVD") devices for the haematology testing market for a cash consideration of $4.0m (c. £2.4m) to be satisfied ou ... Read more...

Vectura Group p Acquires Activaero

Vectura Group plc (LSE: VEC; "Vectura" or the "Company") announces the acquisition of Activaero GmbH ("Activaero") for a total consideration of €130 million (£108 mil ... Read more...

Cape plc Acquires Motherwell Bridge

Cape plc, the international provider of critical support services to the energy and mineral resources sectors, announces today that it has acquired UK-based Motherwell Bridge, a leading provider of storage tanks, gasholders and heat exchangers to the energy and steel markets.  The total consideration for the acquisition amounts to £37 ... Read more...

Hutton Collins Partners Invests in Dedalus

Hutton Collins, a UK based provider of preferred capital, with the aid of DVRCAPITAL, who acted as exclusive financial adviser in the transaction, has invested €50 million in Dedalus Group, a leading Italian healthcare IT company.   Dedalus Group, which has its head office in Florence, is currently the largest healthcare IT business in Italy, with revenu ... Read more...

Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC To Acquire McNEIL-PPC, Inc

Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC ("RB") (LSE: RB) today announces that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire from McNEIL-PPC, Inc, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, the global rights to the K-Y brand ("K-Y"), a leader in intimate lubricants. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals and closing condit ... Read more...

Impellam Group Plc Acquires Career Teachers Ltd

Impellam is pleased to announce the acquisition today of the entire issued share capital of Career Teachers Limited.  Founded in 2004, Career Teachers is a specialist education recruitment business which sources short and long term teaching staff from the UK and internationally, placing them in positions with over 450 primary and secondary schools across London and the surrou ... Read more...

Tribal Group plc Acquires Sky Software Pty Ltd

Tribal Group plc ("Tribal"), a leading provider of technology-enabled management solutions to the international education, learning and training markets, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Sky Software Pty Limited ("Sky Software").   Sky Software is a provider of cloud-based student ... Read more...

Independent Oil and Gas plc Acquires Block 48/22a Swift Exploration

Independent Oil and Gas plc (AIM: IOG.L) ("IOG"), the North Sea focused oil and gas development and production company, is pleased to announce that is has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the UK licence block 48/22a from Swift Exploration ("Swift") for an initial consideration of approximately £468,000.  Block 48/22a contains a gas ... Read more...

Intertek acquires INSPEC

Intertek Group plc ("Intertek"), a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, announces it has acquired International Inspection Services Ltd (INSPEC), a UAE-based provider of non-destructive testing (NDT) and associated services to the oil and gas industry. Intertek purchased INSPEC from Lamprell Energy Ltd, a subsidiary of Lamprell pl ... Read more...

UDG Healthcare acquires market leading Healthcare Communications provider

UDG Healthcare plc, a leading international provider of healthcare services, announces that it has agreed to acquire the healthcare communications business of KnowledgePoint360.  The deal, agreed at a total cash consideration of $144 million [€105 million], is expected to complete by the end of March 2014. Transaction highlights: ... Read more...

Helphire Group Plc Acquires the New Law group of companies

Further to the recent strategic fundraising which the Group completed at the end of December 2013, Helphire announces the acquisition of a leading legal firm.   Introduction   The Group has agreed to acquire the New Law group of companies comprising New Law Legal Limited ("New Law") and its associated companies ... Read more...

Venn Life Sciences Holdings Plc Acquires Evocutis PLC

Venn Life Sciences (AIM: VENN), a growing Clinical Research Organisation (CRO) providing clinical trial management and resourcing solutions to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device clients, announces the acquisition of the intellectual property rights in Labskin™, SYN1113 and related equipment of Evocutis plc, for £210,000 in new ordinary shares in Venn. ... Read more...

JWT agrees to acquire creative digital agency Lemon Sky in Poland

WPP announces that its wholly owned operating company JWT, the global marketing communications agency, has agreed to acquire Lemon Sky, a leading creative digital marketing company in Poland. Founded in 2000 and employing around 70 people in Warsaw and Wroclaw, the agency specialises in producing a broad range of digital advertising and campaign services.  Clien ... Read more...

Development Securities acquires former hotel in Brighton for £4.5 million

Development Securities today announces the acquisition of the Royal York Buildings in the centre of Brighton for £4.5 million from an Administrator acting on behalf of a bank. The Grade II listed Royal York Buildings are vacant and comprise 45,600 sq. ft. of space that includes the former 51-bed Royal York Hotel. The property also includes nine serviced apartme ... Read more...

Ultra acquires specialist sonar provider

Ultra announces that it has acquired 3 Phoenix Inc ("3Pi" or "the company") headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, for an initial cash consideration of $70m. Additional payments of up to $17m will be due subject to earnings growth over the next three years. Ultra has acquired 3Pi from its management team which includes the five founders. All of the management tea ... Read more...

Keywords Studios plc Acquires Babel Media Ltd

Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, today announces the acquisition of Babel Media Ltd ("Babel"), a leading provider of outsourced video games services with operations in the UK, Canada and India, from Quatrro Global Services Pvt. Ltd. and The D. E. Shaw Group.   The acquisition is ... Read more...

Next Fifteen Communications Group plc

Acquisition of Continuous Insight and majority stake in Agent3 Limited As part of Next 15’s transition towards a digital marketing business, in January 2013, the Company invested in the start-up digital marketing consultancy Agent3 Limited (“Agent3”) and took a 45% stake. On 14 February 2014 Agent3 acquired 100% of ... Read more...

Scientific Digital Imaging plc Acquires Opus Instruments Limited

The Board of Scientific Digital Imaging plc, the AIM quoted group focused on the application of digital imaging technology to the needs of the scientific community, announces the acquisition of Opus Instruments Limited ("Opus") from its founder shareholders for consideration of up to £1,325,000 payable in cash and shares. &n ... Read more...

Ecom Agroindustrial Corp. Ltd acquires Armajaro Trading

Ecom Agroindustrial Corp Ltd. (Ecom) have completed the acquisition of Armajaro Trading Ltd (Armajaro) in a transaction which brings together two highly regarded companies focused on the global commodities of cocoa, coffee and sugar.    Back in 2012, Ecom turned heads when it bought 13 million 60-kg bags of coffee, equating to nearly 10 per cent of globa ... Read more...

Hansteen acquires £42.25 million portfolio for HPUT II

Hansteen Holdings (LSE: HSTN), the UK and Continental property investment company, announces that it has exchanged contracts to acquire the 'Spice' portfolio of 17 industrial estates, located across England and Wales, on behalf of  the Hansteen UK Industrial Property Unit Trust ll ("HPUT II"). The purchase price of £42.25 million reflects a net ... Read more...

Hansteen acquires £42.25 million portfolio for HPUT II

Hansteen Holdings (LSE: HSTN), the UK and Continental property investment company, announces that it has exchanged contracts to acquire the 'Spice' portfolio of 17 industrial estates, located across England and Wales, on behalf of  the Hansteen UK Industrial Property Unit Trust ll ("HPUT II"). The purchase price of £42.25 million reflects a net ... Read more...

Tarsus Group plc Completes Two Acquisitions

Tarsus Group plc (LSE: TRS, "Tarsus" or the "Company"), the international business-to-business media group, is pleased to announce the following acquisitions in two of its key markets. The Company has agreed to acquire 100% of the assets of HealthScienceMedia Inc. ("HSM ... Read more...

Google’s $3.2 Billion Acquisition Of Nest Gets The FTC Green Light

The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today officially granted permission for Google to acquire Nest, the connected devices company best known for making a smart home thermostat. Google first announced its plan t ... Read more...

Thoma Bravo Acquires GHX

Thoma Bravo, LLC, a leading private equity investment firm, and Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX), a privately-held provider of connected, intelligent healthcare supply chains, have entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of GHX by an affiliate of Thoma Bravo. Financial details were not disclosed. The current GHX senior management team will continue to manage the company. ... Read more...

SOLO OIL PLC Completes UK Onshore Acquisition

Solo today announces that it has entered into a Binding Heads of Agreement ("HOA") to buy a 10% interest in Horse Hill Development Ltd ("HHDL"), a special purpose company, which hold the rights to a 65% participating interest and operatorship, in licence PEDL137 onshore in the UK Weald Basin.   HHDL has an exclusive farm-in agr ... Read more...

Advanced Computer Software Group plc Acquires Education Software Provider Compass Computer Consultants for £15m

Advanced Computer Software Group plc (AIM: "ASW", "Advanced", or "the Group"), a leading provider of healthcare and business management software and services, has acquired Compass Computer Consultants Limited ("Compass"), one of the UK's leading market higher education software providers, for a total cash consideration ... Read more...

Bilfinger Berger Global Infrastructure SICAV S.A. Completes Acquisition Of Its First US PPP Project

Bilfinger Berger Global Infrastructure SICAV S.A. (ticker "BBGI") is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of a 33.33% interest in the Ohio River Bridge PPP Project.   Ohio River Bridge / East End Crossing PPP is a long term public-private-partnership concession procured by the Indiana Finance Authority for the development, d ... Read more...

James Fisher & Sons Plc Acquires Subsea Vision Ltd

James Fisher and Sons Plc (FSJ.L) ('James Fisher'), the leading Marine Services business, today announces the acquisition of the entire share capital of Subsea Vision for £2.5m. Subsea Vision owns and operates remotely operated vehicles (ROV) providing underwater surveys, inspections and construction support to the oil and gas  industry including floating, produc ... Read more...

ASSA ABLOY announces acquisition of IdenTrust to create growth opportunities in rapidly growing market

ASSA ABLOY has acquired IdenTrust, a leading provider of digital authentication solutions. IdenTrust provides advanced cryptology systems, recognised by global fin ... Read more...

HICL Infrastructure Company Limited Acqures of two new investments for £23.5m

HICL Infrastructure Company Limited ("HICL" or the "Company", and together with its subsidiaries the "Group"), the listed infrastructure investment company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of a 26% interest in Holdfast Training Services Limited ("Holdfast"), a PPP joint venture with Babcock International Group PLC that ... Read more...

Alternative Networks Plc Acquires Control Circle Ltd

Alternative Networks, the business communications service provider, today announces the acquisition of Control Circle Limited ("Control Circle"), a well-established UK based provider of complex managed hosting and cloud-based services to enterprises and on-line businesses, for £39.4m in cash (the "Acquisition").   Hig ... Read more...

Shire waives OFT condition relating to the acquisition of ViroPharma Inc.

Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) announces that it has waived the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) approval condition to the announced tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of ViroPharma Incorporated (NASDAQ: VPHM). As a result of the waiver, the transaction is no longer conditional on OFT approval, and Shire expects to complete the tender offer on January 24, 201 ... Read more...

Keywords Studios plc Acquires Liquid Violet Ltd

Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, today announces the acquisition of Liquid Violet Ltd (Liquid Violet), a video games voice production services company.   The acquisition is in line with Keywords Studios' strategy of growing both organically and by acquisition to extend the Group's ... Read more...

PROACTIS Holdings PLC Acquires EGS Group Limited

PROACTIS Holdings PLC, the specialist Spend Control software provider, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the entire issued and to be issued share capital of EGS Group Limited ("EGS") for £2.9 million, payable in cash on completion ("the Acquisition").   The net cash consideration is expected to be approxim ... Read more...

Schroder Real Estate Investment Trust Limited Acquires Arndale Centre

On 9 January 2014 Schroder Real Estate Investment Trust Limited (the 'Company') issued 35,592,128 new ordinary shares by way of a placing (the 'Placing') representing 10% of the Company's existing issued share capital.  The Placing was completed at 48.25 pence per share ('pps'), raising gross proceeds of approximately £17.2 ... Read more...

YouGov plc Acquires Decision Fuel

YouGov plc, the international online market research agency, is pleased to announce the acquisition of 100% of Decision Fuel ("DF"). This acquisition is consistent with YouGov's strategy of extending its reach to emerging markets. DF will enable YouGov to provide a full service offer in the growth markets of China and South Eas ... Read more...

RPC Group Acquires Helioplast D.O.O

Summary of the acquisition RPC Group PLC ("RPC" or the "Group"), Europe's leading supplier of rigid plastic packaging, has acquired Helioplast d.o.o. ("Helioplast" or the "Company") from management (the "Acquisition"). Based in Bosnia and Herzegovina and generat ... Read more...

Brammer plc Acquires Lonne Holding AS

Introduction Brammer, the leading pan-European added value supplier of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul product solutions, is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire Lonne Holding AS ("Lonne") from Credo Invest and Terje Lonne, who each own 50% of Lonne, for an initial cash consideration of NOK 190.1m (GBP 19.0m), together with the assumption of ... Read more...

Spirax Sarco acquires Bio Pure Technology Limited

Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, the world leader in the control and efficient use of steam and in peristaltic pumping, announces that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Bio Pure Technology Limited (Bio Pure) for £8.5 million.  Bio Pure will operate as part of our Watson-Marlow Pumps Group (WMPG).   Bio Pure, based in Portsmouth, s ... Read more...

Cyprotex acquires business and assets of CeeTox, Inc

Cyprotex PLC (AIM:CRX), a specialist ADME-Tox Contract Research Organisation, today announces the acquisition of the business and assets of CeeTox, Inc, ("CeeTox") a division of North American Science Associates, Inc ("NAMSA").    CeeTox, based in Kalamazoo, MI, USA, is a Contract Research Organisatio ... Read more...

Shell boosts its leadership in global LNG with the completion of Repsol S.A. LNG deal

The Hague, 2 January, 2014. Royal Dutch Shell plc ("Shell") today announces the successful completion of the acquisition of Repsol S.A.'s ("Repsol") liquefied natural gas (LNG) portfolio outside North America for a headline cash consideration of $4.1 billion. As part of the transaction, Shell will also assume $1.6 billion of balance sheet liabilities rel ... Read more...

Brooks Macdonald Group plc Acquires Levitas Investment Management Services

Brooks Macdonald Group plc (the "Group"), the AIM listed integrated wealth management group, today announces that it has signed a Put and Call Option Agreement (the "Option Agreement") with the shareholders of Levitas Investment Management Services Limited ("Levitas") in respect of the sale and purchase of the entire issued share capital of Lev ... Read more...

International Mining & Infrastructure Corporation plc Acquires Afferro Mining Inc

International Mining & Infrastructure Corporation plc (AIM: IMIC), the company focused on unlocking the value of African iron ore through infrastructure development and investments in junior miners, is pleased to announce that the court order for the acquisition of Afferro Mining Inc, ("the Acquisition") has now been filed in British Columbia, Canada and the acqu ... Read more...

Acquisition of Norfolk Green bus operations

Stagecoach Group plc ("Stagecoach") is pleased to announce that Stagecoach Bus Holdings Ltd has completed the acquisition of Go West Travel Ltd, trading as Norfolk Green, an independent bus operator in the east of England.   Norfolk Green, which was last month named Independent Bus Operator of the Year, operates commercial, tendered and school b ... Read more...

Paragon Diamonds Limited Signs Acquisition Agreement

Paragon Diamonds is pleased to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding(MOU)between Meso Diamonds, the Company's 85% owned Lesotho subsidiary, and Lucara Diamond Corp's Mothae Diamonds Lesothosubsidiaryto acquire the kimberlite processing plant and diamond recovery located at the Mothae Kimberlite in Lesotho. The plant islocated60 kilometersa ... Read more...

RPC Group PLC Acquires Maynard & Harris Group Limited

Summary of the acquisition RPC Group PLC ("RPC" or the "Group"), Europe's leading supplier of rigid plastic packaging, announces today the acquisition of Maynard & Harris Group Limited ("M&H" or the "Company") for a total deal value of £103.5m (the "Acquisit ... Read more...

blinkx plc Completes Acquisition Of Rhythm NewMedia Inc

Further to the announcement on 03 December 2013, blinkx plc ("blinkx" or the "Company"), the Internet Media platform that connects audiences with brands through professionally generated content, announces that it has today completed the acquisition of Rhythm NewMedia Inc. on the terms stated in the initial announcement. All outstanding conditions have been satis ... Read more...

Gaming Realms Plc Acquires Quick Think Media Ltd

Gaming Realms, the creator and developer of interactive next generation online gaming products, announces the acquisition of specialist marketing agency Quick Think Media Ltd ("QTM") for a total consideration of approximately £2.2 million (the "Acquisition"). In addition, the Group also announces that is has conditionally raised approximately &poun ... Read more...

Kentz Corporation Limited Acquires Valerus Field Solutions

Kentz Corporation Limited (LSE: KENZ), the holding company of the Kentz engineering and construction group, announces the proposed acquisition of the Valerus field solutions business ("Valerus FS") for US$435 million in cash, subject to a working capital adjustment, payable in cash at Completion (the "Acquisition").   ... Read more...

ORCO-GSG in a Structural Optimisation of the €400m Real Estate Portfolio

Gehrke Zumbroich & Partner has advised GSG Asset Gmbh & Co. Veraltungs KG (ORCO-GSG) with regard to the structural optimisation of its real estate portfolio.  With approximately  815,000 sqm ORCO-GSG is a leading provider of office and commercial space in Berlin.  Within the portfolio there is between 20-20,000 sqm available for production, office, worksh ... Read more...

accesso® Technology Group plc Acquires Siriusware Inc

accesso Technology Group plc (AIM: ACSO), the premier technology solutions provider to the global attractions and leisure industry, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Siriusware ("Siriusware")(the "Acquisition"): a leading North American&n ... Read more...

NewRiver acquires £24m shopping centre portfolio at 10.4% net initial yield

NewRiver Retail Limited (AIM: NRR), the UK REIT specialising in value-creating retail property investment and active asset management, announces it has acquired a portfolio of three shopping centres for a total consideration of approximately £24 million (the "Portfolio") from Zolfo Cooper, acting as administrator on behalf of special purpose vehicles c ... Read more...

Ubisense Group plc Acquires Geoplan Interworks K.K.

Ubisense Group plc ("Ubisense" or the "Company") (AIM:UBI), a market leader in real time location intelligence ("RTLI") solutions, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of Geoplan Interworks K.K. ("Interworks") (the "Acquisition"), a provider o ... Read more...

Senior plc Acquires Thermal Engineering Holding Ltd

Senior plc ("Senior") is pleased to announce that it has acquired 100% of the issued share capital of Thermal Engineering Holding Ltd ("Thermal") from Privet Capital and a number of associated individual shareholders. Thermal is an aerospace components manufacturer, supplying global aero-engine and airframe OEM's and their Tier 1 suppliers. ... Read more...

Acal plc Acquires RSG Electronic Components GmbH

Acal plc (LSE: ACL, "Acal" or the "Group"), a leading European specialist electronics supplier, today announces the acquisition of RSG Electronic Components GmbH ("RSG") for an upfront cash consideration of €3.0m (£2.5m) before expenses and a deferred cash consideration of €0.25m (&poun ... Read more...

John Laing Infrastructure Fund Limited Acquires 50% shareholding in the Kelowna & Vernon Hospitals P3 project

JLIF, the listed infrastructure investment company, completed a successful capital raise of £242.3m, the largest in the fund's history since listing. Following the subsequent acquisition of the Barnsley BSF project, JLIF is pleased to announce that it has today completed the acquisition of a 50% shareholding in the Kelowna & Vernon Hospitals P3 project. ... Read more...

Victoria PLC Proposed Acquisition of Globesign Limited

Victoria PLC (AIM: VCP), a manufacturer, supplier and distributor of design-led carpets and other floorcoverings, is pleased to announce the proposed acquisition of the entire issued share capital of UK carpet manufacturer Globesign Limited ("Globesign") and its wholly owned subsidiary, Westex Carpets Limited ("Westex"), for initial cash consideration of &po ... Read more...

Instem plc Completes Acquisition of Perceptive Instruments Limited

Instem plc (AIM: INS.L), a leading provider of IT applications to the global early development healthcare market, today announces the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Perceptive Instruments Limited (the "Acquisition"), a leader in image analysis and data management solutions. The acquisition marks the Group's entrance into the in vitro& ... Read more...

Frutarom Industries Ltd. Acquires Cypriot Vantodio Holdings Limited

Frutarom Industries Ltd. ("Frutarom", the "Company") hereby announces that further to the immediate report filed on November 18, 2013, today it completed the acquisition of 75% of the share capital of the Cypriot Vantodio Holdings Limited company ("Vantodio") ... Read more...

Ideagen plc Acquires Pentana Ltd

Ideagen (AIM; IDEA), a leading supplier of Compliance based Information Management Software to highly regulated industries, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Pentana Limited and its subsidiary Pentana Inc ("Pentana") for an initial net cash consideration of £2.25 million ("the Acquisition") payable from Ideage ... Read more...

Aberdeen Asset Management PLC Completes Acquisition Of Scottish Widows Investment Partnership Group Limited

The Transaction Aberdeen Asset Management PLC ("Aberdeen" or the "Group") announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement to form a long-term strategic relationship with Lloyds Banking Group plc ("Lloyds"), as part of which Aberdeen will acquire Scottish Widows Investment Partner ... Read more...

Caledonia Investments Plc acquires Park Holidays UK

Caledonia Investments plc ("Caledonia") has announced that it has acquired Park Holidays UK ("Park Holidays"), a UK holiday park operator that owns and operates 21 freehold and two leasehold caravan parks in the South of England. Park Holidays has been run by its current management team of Jeff Sills (Chief Executive), Al Loch ... Read more...

Acquisition of Comunica Holdings Limited

Coms plc has announced that it has conditionally agreed to acquire from Redstone plc its subsidiary Comunica Holdings Limited and its wholly owned subsidiaries Comunica Group Limited and Redstone Converged Solutions Limited (together "Redstone") (the "Transaction"), a significant player in the UK Information Technology and Communications sec ... Read more...

Netflix Makes First Major Acquisition for Its Original Documentary Initiative With "The Square"

Winner of this year's Tor ... Read more...

Digital Globe Services, Ltd. Acquires Education Business Unit

Digital Globe Services, Ltd. (AIM: DGS), a leading provider of online customer acquisition solutions for large, consumer-facing organisations, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Actions Business Unit of San Francisco, US-based Ampush Media, Inc. (the "Education Business Unit" or "EBU"), for a maximum consideration of USD 3.8 million (the "Acq ... Read more...

NetPlayTV plc Acquires Vernons.com

NetPlayTV, the interactive gaming group, is pleased to announce that it has purchased Vernons.com, the e-gaming division of Sportech plc, from Sportech (Alderney) Limited ("Sportech") Vernons.com operates an online casino, bingo, poker and sports book ("Vernons"). The acquisition includes the brand, customer database and various other gaming assets. The ... Read more...

Origin Enterprises plc Acquires Agroscope

Origin Enterprises plc, the Agri-Services Group ('Origin' or 'the Group'), announces that it has reached conditional agreement to acquire a controlling interest in the business of Agroscope ('Agroscope' or 'the Business').    Based in Ukraine and founded in 2002, Agroscope, which employs 150 ... Read more...

Andor Technology Plc Acquires Apogee Imaging Systems Inc.

Andor Technology plc (AND.L, "Andor" or "the Company"), a global leader in the development and manufacture of high performance scientific digital cameras for academic, industrial and government applications, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Apogee Imaging Systems Inc. for a consideration of US $3.75 million in cash ( ... Read more...

Daisy Group plc Acquires of Indecs

Daisy Group plc (AIM: DAY), a leading provider of business communication and IT services, announces that it has acquired Indecs Computer Services Limited and Indecs Computers Limited (together, 'Indecs') for a cash consideration of up to £18m. Indecs is a market leading provider of technical maintenance and su ... Read more...

Chime Communications PLC Proposing acquisition of Just Marketing, Inc.

Chime, the international communications & sports marketing group, is pleased to announce the proposed acquisition of JMI, a global marketing firm focused on motorsports (the "Acquisition"), together with, as part of the funding for the Acquisition, a placing of 8,533,334 new ordinary shares to raise approximately £25.6 million (before expenses) (the "Pl ... Read more...

APR Energy plc Acquires General Electric Company

APR Energy plc (LSE: APR) today announces that it has entered into an agreement ("Acquisition Agreement") with General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) ("GE") for the acquisition ("Acquisition") by the Company of the power rental business (the "GE Business") of GE. To coincide with this announcement, the Company h ... Read more...

Pace plc announces the acquisition of Aurora Networks, Inc. for a headline consideration of $310m

Pace plc ("Pace", the "Company"), a leading global developer of technologies and products for PayTV and broadband service providers, announces that it has entered into a conditional agreement with Aurora Networks, Inc. ("Aurora") to acquire Aurora for a headline consideration of $310m in cash (the "Acquisition"). ... Read more...

EnQuest acquires 50% of the Greater Kittiwake Area

EnQuest PLC ('EnQuest'), is pleased to announce an agreement to acquire the UKCS Greater Kittiwake area ('GKA') assets currently owned by Centrica North Sea Oil Limited ('Centrica'), as well as Centrica's 100% interest in the Kittiwake to Forties oil export pipeline.  The agreements are subject to the normal regulatory and third part ... Read more...

Union MedTech to acquire leading advanced robotic exoskeleton technology and raise new finance

Union MedTech Plc (UMTP), the ISDX Growth Market company focused on medical technology, today announces that it has entered into an agreement with Rex Bionics Limited (RBL) (the "Agreement"), a privately-owned technology leader in the design and development of robotic exoskeletons for people with major mobility impairment, to acquire the entire share capital of RBL in ex ... Read more...

Hampden Underwriting plc Exchanges Contracts in respect of the Acquisition of a Lloyd's Limited Liability Vehicle

Hampden Underwriting announces that, in line with its strategy of increasing underwriting capacity through acquisition, it has exchanged contracts in respect of a further acquisition of a limited liability member of Lloyd's ("LLV") for a total consideration of £2.6 million in cash.  The assets of the LLV acquired (Nameco (No 804) Limited) include associ ... Read more...

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd Acquires Flagstone Alliance Insurance and Reinsurance LTD

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd ('R&Q' or the 'Group') is pleased to announce that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Flagstone Alliance Insurance and Reinsurance LTD ('FAIR'), a Cyprus domiciled insurer and reinsurer, from the Validus Group.   FA ... Read more...

Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited to Acquire MacDermid, Incorporated for $1.8 Billion

Tortola, B.V.I.-October 10, 2013-Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited (LSE: PAH) ("Platform") has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MacDermid, Incorporated ("MacDermid" or "the Company"), a global provider of high value-added specialty chemicals for approximately $1.8 billion plus contingent consideration. Platform will be renamed ... Read more...

Mobeus Supports Veritek MBO

The acquisition of Veritek Global Limited (“Veritek”) by Mobeus Equity Partners has seen them produce a combined debt and equity funding package to support the £11m management buyout of the Eastbourne-based provider of outsourced technical services.  To fund the transaction, Mobeus Equity Partners have financed the transaction alongside asset based lending fa ... Read more...

Chesnara Plc Acquires Direct Line Life Insurance Company Limited

Chesnara Plc ("Chesnara") is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of Direct Line Life Insurance Company Limited ("Direct Line Life"), from Direct Line Insurance Group Plc ("Direct Line Group"), for a total consideration of £39.3 million, payable in cash on completion (the ... Read more...

Intu Properties plc and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Acquires Parque Principado Shopping Centre

Intu Properties plc ("Intu") and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board ("CPPIB") have today announced a joint partnership agreement to acquire Parque Principado Shopping Centre, Oviedo, a 75,000m2 (approximately 800,000 sq ft) prime regional retail destination in Asturias, Northern Spain. The full text of the announcement is set out in Further Informatio ... Read more...

Byotrol plc Acquires Byotrol Consumer Products Ltd

Byotrol plc ('Byotrol' or the 'Company'), the developer of anti-microbial hygiene technologies, is pleased to announce that on 2 October 2013 it has entered into an agreement to acquire all of the issued shares that it does not currently own in its consumer products joint venture,  Byotrol Consumer Products Ltd (the "Acquisition").&nbs ... Read more...

Begbies Traynor Group plc Acquires Cooper Williamson Ltd

Overview Begbies Traynor Group plc (the "Group"), the UK's leading independent business recovery practice, is pleased to announce completion of the acquisition of the trade and assets of Cooper Williamson Ltd ("completion"), the Manchester-based corporate insolvency specialist. & ... Read more...

San Leon Energy PLC acquisition of 75 per cent. of Alpay Enerji A.S.

San Leon Energy, the oil and gas exploration and development company focused on projects in Poland, Albania, Morocco and Ireland is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement conditionally to acquire 75 per cent. of the issued share capital of Alpay Enerji AS (the "Acquisition") from Server Fatih Alpay. Completion of the Acquisition is conditional on the Company ob ... Read more...

Acquisition Of A New Primary Healthcare Centre

MedicX Fund, (LSE: MXF), the specialist primary care infrastructure investor in modern, purpose-built, primary healthcare properties in the United Kingdom, is pleased to announce that it has contracted to acquire a new primary healthcare medical centre in Watford, Hertfordshire which is due to be completed in December 2013. The property will be let to two G ... Read more...

Genus to Acquire Génétiporc

Genus plc ("Genus" or the "Group"), a leading global animal genetics company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Génétiporc, the porcine genetics business of Aliments Breton Foods Group, the largest producer and processor of organic and natural pork in North America. Génétiporc is based in Canada, and has operat ... Read more...

Maintel Holdings Plc Acquires Datapoint companies

Maintel Holdings Plc, the telecoms and data services company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Datapoint Customer Solutions Limited, Datapoint Global Services Limited and Datapoint Communications Limited, the UK and Irish trading operations of the Datapoint group of companies (the "Datapoint UKI Companies") (the "Acquisition").  &l ... Read more...

Rurelec Acquires Cascade Hydro Limited

Rurelec PLC (AIM: RUR), the owner, operator and developer of power generation capacity internationally, today announces the acquisition of the remaining minority interests in Cascade Hydro Limited ("Cascade") a UK holding Company with a portfolio of over 300 MW ofgreenfield hydro-electric projects under development in Peru.   Rurelec, which curr ... Read more...

CLS Holdings plc Acquires 34 UK properties for £118.6 million

Further to the announcement made on 7 August 2013, and in the Half-Yearly Financial Report on 14 August 2013, CLS confirms that it has acquired a UK-wide portfolio of 34 primarily UK Government-occupied properties (the "Portfolio") for £118.6 million, excluding costs of £5.3 million. The purchase of four long leasehold properties in the Portf ... Read more...

Northbridge Industrial Services plc Acquires Crestchic

Northbridge Industrial Services plc, the industrial services and rental company, today announces the acquisition of Crestchic (Asia-Pacific) PTE Ltd ("CAP") by its wholly owned subsidiary Northbridge Asia-Pacific and a Placing of 1,561,700 new Ordinary Shares in the Company, to raise approximately £6.17 million before expenses.   ... Read more...

ILX Group Plc Acquisition Progility Pty Ltd

ILX, the training, consultancy and recruitment group, proposes to transform the scope and scale of the Group's activities in project management, consulting and implementation and capitalise on its knowledge and experience in this sector through the acquisition of Progility Pty Ltd, a communications solutions services provider. Highlights: ... Read more...

Assura Group Limited Acquires 32 medical centres for £62.5 million

Assura Group Limited ("Assura"), the UK REIT(1)and leading primary care property investor and developer is pleased to announce that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Trinity Medical Properties Limited and Trinity Medical Developments Limited (together "Trinity").   Trinity owns 32 modern ... Read more...

Hydrodec Group plc Acquires OSS Group Limited

Hydrodec Group plc (AIM: HYR), the cleantech industrial oil re-refining group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the principal business and assets of OSS from the administrators of OSS Group Limited (and certain of its affiliates) for a purchase price of £4.65 million in cash.   OSS Business   The OSS ... Read more...

IGas Energy plc Acquires Caithness Oil Limited

IGas (LSE: IGAS), one of the leading producers of onshore hydrocarbons in the UK, announces that it has entered into a Heads of Agreement ("HOA") with Caithness Petroleum Limited ("Caithness"), a privately-owned, British independent oil and gas exploration and production company, to potentially acquire Caithness Oil Limited ("Caithness Oil"), i ... Read more...

Low & Bonar Acquries Texiplast

Low & Bonar, the international performance materials group with leading positions in niche industrial markets, is pleased to ... Read more...

Communisis plc Acquires Editions Publishing Limited

Leading provider of personalised customer communication services, Communisis plc (LSE: CMS),  announces that it has acquired the entire share capital of Editions Publishing Limited, the UK's leading content marketing  agency in the financial services sector ("the Acquisition").   Terms of the Acquisition&l ... Read more...

Telit Communications Plc Acquires ILS Technology LLC

Wireless Solutions Inc., a fully owned subsidiary of Telit Communications Plc, has entered into an agreement to& ... Read more...

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc Acquires Hart Publishing Limited

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc ("Bloomsbury") announces that it has today completed the acquisition of the issued share capital of Hart Publishing Ltd ("Hart"), the Oxford-based legal publisher, from the management shareholders. The initial consideration of £6.5 million (which is subject to working capital adjustments) was paid in cash on completion from Bl ... Read more...

Tower Resources Plc Acquires Wilton Petroleum Limited

Tower Resources plc (the "Company" or "Tower" (TRP.L, TRP LN)), the AIM listed Africa focused oil and gas exploration company, is pleased to provide an update on the acquisition of Wilton Petroleum Limited ("Wilton Petroleum"). On 3 July 2013, Tower Resources announced the conditional acquisition of Wilton Petroleum L ... Read more...

Vislink Announces the Acquisition of Amplifier Technology

Vislink plc (the "Group"), the global technology business specialising in high performance wireless communications products and services for the broadcast, defence and security markets, today announces the acquisition of Amplifier Technology for a total maximum consideration of £4.0m cash which includes a maximum earn out of £2.0m to be paid if Amplifier Techn ... Read more...

Bilfinger Berger Global Infrastructure SICAV S.A. Completes Acquisitions

Bilfinger Berger Global Infrastructure SICAV S.A. ('BBGI' or the 'Company')*, the listed global infrastructure investment company, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to acquire a 50% equity and loan note interest in four operational PPP Projects in Germany from Hochtief PPP Solutions GmbH which currently holds 100% of the interest. & ... Read more...

IMI plc Acquires Analytical Flow Products

IMI plc ("IMI"), the international engineering group, today announces the acquisition of Analytical Flow Products (AFP).  AFP has an innovative range of products for the precise control of fluids in chromatography as well as for the testing of the purity of gases in refineries.  The distribution of these products will be rapidly increa ... Read more...

Tri-Star Resources Plc Proposed Acquisition of Portage Minerals Inc

Further to the announcement made on 6 August 2013 concerning the proposed acquisition by Tri-Star Resources of Portage Minerals Inc. ("Portage") (the "Acquisition") pursuant to the amalgamation agreement entered into by the Company, its wholly owned subsidiary, Tri-Star Antimony Canada Inc. ( ... Read more...

RPS Group plc Acquires HMA Land Services Limited

Further development of activities in North America with the acquisition of a leading energy infrastructure consultancy   RPS announces the acquisition of HMA Land Services Limited ("HMA"), a consultancy specialising in providing services for linear infrastructure projects, for a maximum consideration of C$18.7 million (£11.8 million), ... Read more...

HgCapital Acquires e-conomic

HgCapital, the Manager of HgCapital Trust plc has announced the acquisition of e-conomic, a leading provider of SME SaaS accounting services in Europe, for an undisclosed amount.   HgCapital Trust plc will participate in the acquisition of e-conomic alongside other institutional clients of HgCapital. The Trust, whose shares are listed on the London Stock ... Read more...

Maven leads £9m investment in HCS Control Systems

Maven Capital Partners (Maven), a leading Private Equity and Alternative Asset manager, has led an investment in HCS Control Systems (HCS) via a Buy-in Management Buy-out transaction (BIMBO) alongside the Simmons Parallel Energy Fund.   Maven and Simmons have each provided £4.25m of equity funding to support business growth, with additional investment from Front Row Ene ... Read more...

Sanderson Group Plc Acquires niche ecommerce business for up to £645k in cash

Sanderson Group plc ('Sanderson' or 'The Group'), the software and IT services business specialising in multi-channel retail and manufacturing markets in the UK and Ireland, announces that on 12 August 2013, it  completed the acquisition of Catan Marketing Limited ('Catan') for a maximum consideration of £644,660.  The con ... Read more...

Bilfinger Berger Global Infrastructure Acquisition of an Investment in Kelowna Vernon Hospitals and North East Stoney Trail for £25.9 million

Bilfinger Berger Global Infrastructure SICAV S.A. ('BBGI' or the 'Company')*, the listed global infrastructure investment company, is pleased to announce that it has signed the acquisition agreement for the pipeline assets set out in the prospectus published on 26 June 2013 comprising a 50% equity and loan note interest in Kelowna Vernon Hospitals and 100% equity an ... Read more...

William Hill to acquire tomwaterhouse.com for A$34m

  William Hill PLC (LSE: WMH) (William Hill or the Group), one of the world's leading betting and gaming companies, announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Tom Waterhouse N.T. pty Limited (tomwaterhouse.com), the Australian online betting business, for an upfront cash consideration of A$34m (£20m), together with the assumption of up to $6m ... Read more...

Rotork Plc Acquires G.T. Attuatori Italia S.r.l.

Rotork Plc ("Rotork"), the market leading actuator manufacturer and flow control company, today announces the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of: G.T. Attuatori Italia S.r.l. based in Milan, Italy, together with G.T. Attuatori Europe GmbH and Max Process GmbH ("GTA"), both based near Bonn, Germany. Renfro Associ ... Read more...

Primary Health Properties PLC Acquires Three Assets

Primary Health Properties PLC ("PHP"), the UK's leading investor in modern primary healthcare facilities, announces the acquisition of three further assets.   A wholly owned subsidiary of PHP has completed the acquisition of three modern, purpose built medical centres for a total consideration of £9.55 million (net assets acqui ... Read more...

Lampiris of Belgium Wins Investment as Gimv Bets on Green Power

Lampiris SA, a Belgian green power supplier, won 40 million euros ($53 million) of investment from Gimv NV (GIMB) and Societe Regionale d’Investissement de Wallonie SA as the nation’s investors bet on the expansion of clean energy.   The Liege based company, Lampiris N.V.  distributes engages in energy distribution.  It offer ... Read more...

EMIS Group plc Acquries Digital Healthcare Limited

The Board of EMIS Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Digital Healthcare Limited, a leading provider of diabetic retinopathy screening and other ophthalmology-related solutions to community clinics, mobile units, specialist ophthalmology departments and practitioners.  The acquisition is in line with EMIS' stated strategy of providing cross-organisati ... Read more...

Kofax Acquires Kapow Technologies

Kofax plc (LSE: KFX), a leading provider of smart process applications for the business critical First Mile™ of customer interactions, today announcedthat it has acquired Kapow Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of data integration software.   The Company believes Kapow's software will greatly simplify Kofax's ability to integrate sm ... Read more...

Costain Group PLC Acquires EPC Offshore Limited

Costain, one of the UK's leading Tier One engineering solutions providers, is pleased to announce that it has today acquired EPC Offshore , a specialist oil & gas project management services company, for an initial consideration of £9.6 million (plus £1.0 million for excess cash). Costain also announces the launch of Costain Upstream, which will&nbs ... Read more...

Mattioli Woods plc Acquisition of Atkinson Bolton

Mattioli Woods plc (AIM: MTW.L), the specialist pensions consultancy and wealth management business, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the entire share capital of Thoroughbred Wealth Management Limited ("TWM") and its subsidiary Atkinson Bolton Consulting Limited ("ABC") (together "Atkinson Bolton") from its shareholders ("the ... Read more...

ITV acquires Big Talk

ITV plc today announced that it has acquired 100% of Big Talk Productions and associated companies (Big Talk), the producer of award winning programmes Friday Night Dinner, Him & Herand Rev as well as films including Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End.   ITV will pay an initial cas ... Read more...

Sepura PLC Acquires Portalify OY

Sepura, a leading global provider of critical communications systems, today announces the ac ... Read more...

Silverdell Acquires Kitsons Environmental Europe Ltd

Silverdell announces that on 23 July 2013 its subsidiary, Euro Dismantling Services Ltd ("EDS") acquired the business and certain assets of Kitsons Environmental Europe Limited (In Administration) (the "Kitsons Business"), thereby keeping the Kitsons Business within the Group.  The Kitsons Business will operate as a separate division of EDS, with the ob ... Read more...

Advanced Power Components Plc Acquires 25% of Invisible Systems Limited

Advanced Power Components plc (AIM: APC) is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of 25 per cent. of the issued share capital of Invisible Systems Limited ("ISL"), the cloud based, end-to-end monitoring and control solutions business focused on improving energy efficiency within the built environment, for a total consideration of £1,244,667 (the & ... Read more...

First Property Group plc Completes Acquisitions

First Property Group plc (AIM: FPO), the commercial property fund management group, announces that it has acquired a vacant office building in Bracknell, Berkshire and six largely vacant office buildings in Old Woking, Surrey, for a total net (of VAT) cash consideration of £3.4million including stamp duty and acquisition costs, from Group resources. The buildings comprise some 55,000 squ ... Read more...

Minco Acquires Buchans Minerals Corporation

Minco Plc (AIM - "MIO") (the "Company" or "Minco") is pleased to announce the closing of the scheme of arrangement (the "Arrangement") for the acquisition of Buchans Minerals Corporation("Buchans") by Minco. Pursuant to the Arrangement, Minco acquired 150,898,545 B ... Read more...

Norbert Dentressangle to acquire DaherGroup's freight forwarding activities

Norbert Dentressangle has agreed the acquisition of the freight forwarding activities of the Daher Group, well-known for its international freight forwarding expertise and with a network of eight agencies in France and three in Russia. The operations include a total of 287 employees and achieved a turnover of €80m in 2012. The operation should be completed during Q3, following approval by ... Read more...

Centrica To Acquire Bounce Energy in Texas, USA

Centrica plc’s North American subsidiary, Direct Energy, has agreed to acquire the privately-owned Texas-based electricity retailer Bounce Energy (“Bounce”) for $46 million (£30 million) in cash plus additional working capital. Bounce has more than 80,000 residential customers, predominantly in Texas, and has developed a leading in ... Read more...

Development Securities acquires £8.3 million mixed-use real estate opportunity in Romford

Development Securities today announces the £8.3 million acquisition of Tollgate House and Market Place, a 104,400 sq. ft. mixed-use, town centre opportunity in Romford, Greater London, from administrators acting on behalf of Lloyds Banking Group. The acquisition includes the part-freehold and part-long leasehold of three real estate assets with development potential and opportunities to ... Read more...

Vertu Motors plc Acquires two Volkswagen dealerships and opening of new SEAT dealership

Vertu Motors plc, the fast growing automotive retailer with a network of 97 sales and aftersales outlets across the UK, is pleased to ... Read more...

Dillistone Group Plc Acquires FCP Internet Holdings Limited

Dillistone, the AIM quoted supplier of software to the recruitment industry is pleased to announce that on 8 July 2013 it completed the acquisition of FCP Internet Holdings Limited ("Holdings").   The acquisition is consistent with Dillistone's strategy of enhancing strength and achieving scale through acting as a conso ... Read more...

ADVFN Plc Acquires Financemanila.net

ADVFN is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement (the 'Asset Purchase Agreement') for the acquisition of the website, financemanila.net for a consideration of PHP6 million payable as PHP2.5 million in cash and PHP3.5 million in new ADVFN shares of 1p each (equating to a total considera ... Read more...

Avingtrans plc Acquires of Exterran UK

Avingtrans plc, which designs, manufactures and supplies critical components and associated services to the global aerospace, energy, and medical sectors, announces that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Exterran (UK) Ltd. ("Exterran UK"), the UK operations of US-based Exterran for a total consideration of £1 (the "Acquisition"). ... Read more...

Wood Group acquires Pyeroy Group Limited

Wood Group announces the acquisition of Pyeroy Group Limited ("Pyeroy"), a provider of specialist coatings, access and fabric maintenance services to the oil & gas, marine and rail industries. Headquartered in Gateshead, UK, Pyeroy was founded in 1973 and employs approximately 1,800 personnel at eight locations throughout the UK and Ireland. Pye ... Read more...

Anite plc Acquires Genetel SAS

Anite plc ("Anite"), the leading provider of software solutions to the international wireless and leisure travel industries, today announces the acquisition of Genetel SAS ("Genetel"), a full service distributor of network testing products to French speaking markets. Genetel is Anite's existing distributor of Nemo network testi ... Read more...

HICL Infrastructure Company Limited Acquires four new investments

HICL Infrastructure Company Limited (the "Company", and together with its subsidiaries the "Group"), the leading listed infrastructure investment company, is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of four new investments for a combined consideration of £107.9m.   These are: a 50% equity and loan not ... Read more...

Judges Scientific Acquires Scientifica Limited

Judges Scientific, the parent company of a group engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of scientific instruments, announces that on 26 June 2013 it acquired 100% of the issued ... Read more...

Judges Scientific Acquires Scientifica Limited

Judges Scientific, the parent company of a group engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of scientific instruments, announces that on 26 June 2013 it acquired 100% of the issued ... Read more...

Waterlogic Plc Acquires Cool Clear Water Group, Australia

Waterlogic Plc (AIM: WTL.L), a leading designer, manufacturer, global distributor and operator of point-of-use ("POU") drinking water purification and dispensing systems, is pleased to announce that further to the Company's announcement of 24 May 2013, the acquisition of Cool Clear Water Group Ltd ("CCW") completed today. ... Read more...

Primary Health Properties PLC Acquires Two Standing Let Medical Centre Investments

Primary Health Properties PLC ("PHP"), the UK's leading investor in modern primary healthcare facilities, announces the acquisition of two standing let medical centre investments.   A wholly owned subsidiary of PHP has completed the acquisition of two modern, purpose built medical centres for a total consideration of £9.01 mill ... Read more...

ITV Acquires US Production Company Thinkfactory Media

ITV plc announced today that it is acquiring a controlling stake in Thinkfactory Media, a leading US producer of reality, entertainment and drama, including the Emmy award-winning Hatfields & McCoys.   ITV will pay an upfront cash consideration of $30m for a 65% stake in Thinkfactory Media, with a put and call option to buy the remaining 35% of the compan ... Read more...

Centrica acquires a 25% interest in UK shale exploration licence

Centrica plc has acquired a 25% interest in the Bowland exploration licence (PEDL165) in Lancashire from Cuadrilla Resources Ltd (Cuadrilla) and AJ Lucas for £40 million in cash. Centrica will also pay exploration and appraisal costs of up to £60 million. The Bowland licence is operated by Cuadrilla, and three exploration wells have been drilled to da ... Read more...

Accumuli Plc Acquires Signify Solutions Limited

Accumuli plc (AIM:ACM), the independent specialist in IT security, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Signify Solutions Limited ("Signify"), a managed service IT security provider, for net cash consideration of £2.6 million.   Highlights ... Read more...

Coms plc Acquires Data Network Assets

Coms plc. (AIM: COMS), is pleased to announce it has acquired two sets of telecoms and IT hardware used in providing data networks.  The Company has acquired one set of assets from the Company's CEO, Dave Breith for a price of £200,000. In addition it has acquired another set of assets from TFM Networks Limited for a consideration of £480,000 ... Read more...

WPP agrees to acquire a 49% stake in Heureka Group in Poland

WPP announces that its wholly-owned operating network VML, the global digital marketing agency, has agreed to acquire a 49% stake in Heureka Group, a leading Polish digital agency. Heureka Group is a full-service interactive advertising agency specializing in digital advertising and social media campaigns. The Group consists of two main creative agencies, Heureka and Pri ... Read more...

Ultra acquires Varisys Limited

Ultra announces that it has acquired Varisys Limited ("Varisys") for an initial cash consideration of £16m. Additional payments of up to £2m will be payable subject to performance over the next two years.   Varisys designs and manufactures products for high performance embedded computing applications. Its products and service ... Read more...

Universe Group plc Acquires Indigo Retail

Universe Group plc, the leading developer and supplier of payment and loyalty solutions to the UK retail fuel industry, is pleased to announce the acquisition (the "Acquisition") of Indigo Retail Holdings Ltd ("Indigo") for a fixed initial and deferred consideration of £1.65 million and the issue on completion of 24 million newly issued ordinary shares ... Read more...

Blavod Wines & Spirits plc Acquires Blackwood's, Diva and Jago Brands

Blavod Wines & Spirits plc (AIM:BES), the AIM quoted owner of premium drinks brands is pleased to announce that it has acquired the Blackwood's, Jago's and Diva brands.    Background   Blavod acquired licences to distribute these brands in May, July and October 2008 respectively from the ... Read more...

Capital & Counties Properties PLC Acquires Empress State Building

Capital & Counties Properties PLC ("Capco") is pleased to announce it has acquired control of 100 per cent of the Empress State Building having exchanged contracts with Land Securities Group PLC for the 50 per cent not already owned for a price of £117 million.   The Empress State Building is a 451,000 sq ft, 31 storey, office ... Read more...

Thomas Cook secures aircraft financing

Thomas Cook Group plc ("Thomas Cook") is pleased to announce further progress  with its fleet renewal programme as part of its on-going commitment to building a single, strengthened airline segment aimed at improving the customer experience and reducing CO2 emissions and fuel burn as part of its focus on environmental sustainability. GECAS has ... Read more...

Croda International Plc Acquires Products Business from Arizona Chemical

Croda International Plc announces today that it has completed the acquisition of the Specialty Products business of Arizona Chemical based in Jacksonville, Florida in the USA.    The acquisition adds a portfolio of class leading oil gelling polymers to Croda's business and further expands its footprint in the polymers arena, while strengthening C ... Read more...

Alkane Energy plc Completes Acquisition of CMM assets from Hargreaves Services plc

Highlights   Alkane Energy plc, the independent gas to power company, has conditionally agreed to acquire certain of the coal mine methane assets of Maltby Colliery (the "Maltby CMM Asset") from Maltby Colliery Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hargreaves Services plc ("Hargreaves").   The ini ... Read more...

Acquisition of Dunmaglass wind farm project

SSE plc has reached agreement with Renewable Energy Systems Group (RES) to acquire the Dunmaglass wind farm project, located near Loch Mhor, 25km south of Inverness.   The 33 turbine Dunmaglass project received planning consent in December 2010 and off-site pre-construction works have already begun. SSE expects to begin full construction of the wind farm in late ... Read more...

Lookers plc Acquires Shields Automotive Limited

Lookers plc, ("Lookers" or "the group"), one of the leading UK motor retail and aftersales service groups, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Shields Automotive.   Shields Automotive operates a significant Land Rover dealership in South Glasgow and Lookers has acquired the entire issued share capital of Shields Automotiv ... Read more...

Volvere plc Acquires Certain Assets of JMP Consultants Ltd

Volvere plc ("Volvere"), the growth and turnaround investment company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of certain of the assets of JMP Consultants Limited ("JMP") with a view to carrying on the trade of that business as a going concern ("the Transaction").  The assets will be held in a wholly owned subsidiary of Volvere which wi ... Read more...

ITV Acquires US Indie High Noon Entertainment

ITV plc today announced that it is acquiring a controlling stake in High Noon Entertainment a leading supplier of reality and entertainment shows for US cable networks.   ITV will pay $25.65m upfront for a 60% stake in High Noon Entertainment with a top-up payment in 2015 based on the performance of the Company.  There is a put and call option to buy the ... Read more...

Recapital Group Disposal

Recapital Group disposed of its entire holding of 24,203,452 ordinary shares in Bumi plc, with Avenue Luxembourg S.A.R.L. acquiring 13,667,250 shares and the remainder being split between Flaming Luck Investments Limited (3,000,000 shares) and Argyle Street Management Limited (7,536,202 shares).   Bumi plc is a leading FTSE listed thermal coal group with interest ... Read more...

Sainsbury's to take full ownership of Sainsbury's Bank

Justin King, Chief Executive said, "This is an exciting transaction for Sainsbury's which has the potential to deliver significant benefits to our shareholders, customers and colleagues. We have 23 million transactions each week by customers who know and trust the Sainsbury's brand. We see a great opportunity to increase the number of Bank customers by offering accessible, ... Read more...

Hammerson Acquires Additional Stake in Bullring, Birmingham

Hammerson has acquired an additional 16.7% stake in Bullring, taking its ownership to 50%. The acquisition underlines Hammerson's commitment to prime retail destinations and generating income growth through investment in winning sectors of the retail property market.   In a 50:50 Joint Venture with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board ("CPPIB& ... Read more...

RWS Holdings plc Acquires UK Specialist Translations Business

RWS Holdings plc ("RWS", "the Group"), Europe's leading provider of intellectual property su ... Read more...

BECAP12 Fund LP Acquires City Link Limited

Better Capital PCC Limited (the "Company") is pleased to report that BECAP12 Fund LP (the "2012 Fund") has acquired the entire issued share capital of City Link Limited ("City Link") on a debt free basis for a consideration of £1. The Company has today been informed of the acquisition, which has been effecte ... Read more...

MD Medical Group Completes Acquisition of Leading Healthcare Network in the Samara Region

MD Medical Group Investments Plc ("MD Medical Group", "MDMG" or the "Company" - LSE: MDMG), Russia's leading provider of private women's and children's healthcare, is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of the IDK Medical Company, a network of women's and children's health clinics lo ... Read more...

HMS Group is to acquire a controlling stake in R&D institute focused on compressor technologies and increase its stake in Kazankompressormash

Group (LSE: HMSG), the leading pump and compressor manufacturer and provider of flow control solutions and related services in Russia and the CIS, announces today that, in a series of transactions, it has acquired 26.14% of the share capital (23.19% of the voting shares) of the leading Russian project and design institute ZAO “NIITurbokompressor named after V.B.Shnepp” (Turboko ... Read more...

Mattioli Woods plc Acquires pension administration business of Ashcourt Rowan plc

Mattioli Woods plc (AIM: MTW.L), the specialist pensions consultancy and wealth management business, is pleased to announce its subsidiary City Pensions Limited has acquired the pension administration business of Ashcourt Rowan plc ("Ashcourt Rowan") for a total cash consideration of up to £1.325 million, comprising an initial consideration of £700,000 (subjec ... Read more...

Restore plc Acquires Atix Limited

Restore plc ("Restore" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the acquisition of Atix Limited ("Atix"), which was completed on 19 April 2013. Founded in 1997 and based in Kent, Atix is a records management business with a broad range of customers, predominantly in London and the South East of England. A ... Read more...

Mears Group PLC Acquires ILS Group Limited ("ILS") and Placing of New Ordinary Shares

Highlights   Acquisition of ILS, a leading homecare company operating solely in Scotland, for a total consideration of £22.5 million on a debt-free, cash-free basis Over 40 per cent. of ILS's work is in higher acuity services ... Read more...

Weir expands integrated ore-processing platform for mining markets

The Weir Group PLC ("Weir") is expanding its market leading presence in mining and minerals markets through a number of agreements which significantly enhance its platform for growth in the comminution segment of minerals processing, a c.£3bn global market for crushing, grinding and screening equipment and services.   Exclusive agreem ... Read more...

Smiths News PLC Acquisition and expansion of books division

Smiths News PLC ("the Group"), the largest UK newspaper and magazine wholesaler, a leading UK book supplier and a leading distributor of consumable products to the education market, is pleased to announce its wholly owned book business Bertram Books ('Bertrams'), has agreed to acquire certain European and African academic library services contracts from Blackwell ... Read more...

SEGRO acquires prime warehouses in Warsaw for €43.2 million

SEGRO is pleased to announce the acquisition of Zeran Park II in Warsaw for €43.2 million (£36.9 million) from AREA Property Partners and Apollo-Rida Poland.   Zeran Park II, developed between 2005 and 2011, comprises modern warehouses used for urban distribution and a small office totalling 49,900 sq m of lettable space, located next to the Tr ... Read more...

The Innovation Group plc Acquisition of Gemini Vehicle Solutions Limited

The Innovation Group plc (LSE: TIG.L), a global provider of business process services and software solutions to the insurance, fleet, automotive and property industries, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Gemini Vehicle Solutions Ltd ("GVS") for a total cash consideration of £4.5m. Of the total consideration, £1.5m will be deferred for ... Read more...

Tristan Fund Buys French Warehouses

A fund advised by pan-European investment manager Tristan Capital Partners, has acquired two prime logistics warehouses in southern France from Groupe Carnivor for €56 mln. The assets are located on a four-building logistics park at St. Martin de Crau, northwest of Marseille.  Curzon Capital Partners III, a core-plus fund, wil ... Read more...

CALA announces New Investment Partners, Patron and Legal & General to Acquire the Group

CALA Group Limited (“CALA” or “The Group”), the UK’s premium major home builder, has announced that it has reached an agreement with Patron Capital Partners (“Patron”), the private equity group, and Legal & General Group plc (“Legal & General”), the insurance, savings and investment management ... Read more...

Completion of the OKE Acquisition and Placing

Northcote, an onshore US oil and gas exploration and production company, is pleased to announce that, further to the announcement by the Company on 25 March 2013, the OKE Acquisition has now completed. As previously announced, the Company has 120 days from completion of the OKE Acquisition to issue the OKE Consideration Shares to the Seller. The Company will make a further announcement when the OK ... Read more...

MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Plc. has signed Share Purchase Agreement with KMG EP

MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Plc.  (“MOL”) and KazMunaiGas Exploration Production JSC (KMG EP) have  announced the conclusion of the Share Purchase Agreement with MOL  on the indirect acquisition by MOL of 49% of shares in Karpovskiy Severniy LLP.  Karpovskiy Severniy LLP  is a subsoil use right holder under the Contract for Exploration ... Read more...

Headlam Group plc Acquires Hall’s Floorings Ltd

Headlam Group plc ("Headlam"), Europe's leading floorcoverings distributor, announces that on Thursday 28 March, it completed the acquisition of the business and certain assets of Hall's Floorings Limited.   Hall's Floorings, a distributor of residential floorcovering based in Edmonton, north London, is a supplier to inde ... Read more...

Johnson Matthey acquires Formox

Johnson Matthey announces that it has completed the purchase of Formox AB (Formox) for SEK 1.05 billion (£107 million) in cash from Perstorp Specialty Chemicals AB, a company owned by PAI Partners.    Formox is a leading global provider of catalysts, plant designs and licences for the manufacture of formaldehyde, an important chemical intermedi ... Read more...

BTA Bank successfully completed restructuring of financial debt for the amount of $11.1 billion

In December 2012 BTA Bank JSC successfully completed the Restructuring Plan of $11.1 billion of the Bank’s financial indebtedness.  According to the plan, the Bank distributed more than 90% of entitlements to the claimants.   BTA Bank is a backbone bank of Kazakhstan, the major shareholder of which is the Government of the Republic of Kazakhsta ... Read more...

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC has acquired Insider Publishing

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC ("Euromoney"), the international online information and events group, is expanding its insurance and reinsurance business with the acquisition of Insider Publishing Limited ("Insider Publishing").   Insider Publishing is a leading information source for the international insurance and reinsu ... Read more...

Global Lock Safety Group Co., Limited Acquires Yuxi City Global Lock Security Engineering Co., Ltd

Global Lock, the provider of security solutions to retailers and other organisations in China, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the remaining 50% interest in Yuxi City Global Lock Security Engineering Co., Ltd ("Yuxi").   Yuxi was established in November 2010 as a joint venture with three individuals and provides security sol ... Read more...

Acquisition of File & Data Storage Limited and Placing of new Ordinary Shares to raise up to £7.0 million after expenses

Restore plc ("Restore" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that it has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to acquire File & Data, the records management division of OfficeTeam Group Limited (the "Acquisition"). The Company also announces its intention to place up to 6,558,559 new ordinary shares a ... Read more...

Cambridge Cognition Holdings To List On Aim

CCH is a newly incorporated company established to acquire CCL in a share exchange arrangement with the current shareholders of Cambridge Cognition Limited ("CCL", and together, the "Group").   The Group develops and commercialises computerised neuropsychological tests for sale worldwide, principally in the United Kingdom (bein ... Read more...

MD Medical Group To Acquire Leading Healthcare Network In The Samara Region

MD Medical Group Investments Plc ("MD Medical Group", "MDMG" or the "Company" - LSE: MDMG), Russia's leading provider of private women's and children's healthcare, announces the proposed acquisition from unrelated third parties of 100% of Vitanostra Ltd, operator of t ... Read more...

Halma plc Acquires ASL Holdings

Halma, the leading safety, health and environmental technology group, announces the acquisition of ASL Holdings Limited ('ASL') on 14 March 2013. ASL, based in Northampton, UK, designs and manufactures machine-to-machine (M2M) communication products which are incorporated into SMART meters for remote data monitoring and a range of other applications in the utility, tra ... Read more...

Advanced Computer Software Group plc Acquires Computer Software Holdings for £110m

Advanced Computer Software Group plc, (AIM: ASW, "ACS", "the Group"), has acquired Computer Software Holdings ("CSH") from HgCapital LP ("Hg") for £110m in cash.   The transaction has been financed through ACS's existing cash resources, by a recent share placing that raised £44m (g ... Read more...

The Rank Group Plc Agrees to acquire Gala Casinos for £179 million

On 12 May 2012 The Rank Group Plc ("Rank") announced that it had conditionally agreed to acquire Gala Casinos Limited ("GCL") from Gala Coral Group Limited ("Gala Coral").  That conditional agreement (the "Original Agreement") envisaged Rank purchasing 23 casinos and three non-operating casino licences (the & ... Read more...

James Fisher & Sons PLC Acquires Divex Ltd

James Fisher and Sons plc today announces the purchase of Divex Limited (Divex) for an initial consideration of £20m in cash plus a further maximum additional consideration of £13m linked to future profitability targets.   Divex is a leading supplier of diving equipment to the offshore oil industry and other sectors. It designs, assembles and ... Read more...

Perform acquires leading Dutch football site

Perform Group plc ("Perform"), the global market leader in the distribution and commercialisation of sports content across connected digital platforms, announces that it has acquired Voetbalzone.nl ("Voetbalzone"), the number one independent sports site in the Netherlands.   The acquisition will be for an initial consideration ... Read more...

Manroy Plc Acquires of trade and assets of Base Enamellers Ltd and purchase of assets of RJL Engineering

Manroy Plc ("Manroy" or the "Group"), the AIM quoted UK defence contractor, today announces the acquisition of the trade and certain of the assets of Base and certain of the assets of RJL for a total aggregate cash consideration of £0.8m.   Highlights:   Acquisition of ... Read more...

Waterlogic Plc Acquires Aqua Cure Scotland

Waterlogic Plc (AIM: WTL.L), a leading designer, manufacturer and global distributor of point-of-use ("POU") drinking water purification and dispensing systems, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Water Filters Ltd trading as Aqua Cure Scotland ("Aqua Cure Scotland"), a vendor of water filtration and water purification equipment based i ... Read more...

Borders & Southern Petroleum plc In 3D Seismic Acquisition

Borders & Southern (AIM: BOR), a London based independent oil and gas exploration company, provides an update on its activities in the South Falkland Basin.   The PGS vessel Ramform Challenger has commenced the Company's 3D seismic programme, located approximately 140 kilometres south of the Falkland Islands. Covering an area in excess of 1,000 sq ... Read more...

Headlam Group plc Acquires Hall's Floorings Limited

Headlam Group plc ("Headlam"), Europe's leading floorcoverings distributor, announces that on Friday 22 February, it entered into an agreement to acquire the business and certain assets of Hall's Floorings Limited, with completion anticipated to occur on Thursday 28 March 2013.   Hall's Floorings, a distributor o ... Read more...

TeamSport Racing Limited Involved in £9m Management Buy-out

TeamSport today announce that it has completed the £9m management buy-out of TeamSport Racing Limited, the largest operator of go kart tracks in Europe.    Connection Capital introduced and invested alongside Neil Taylor, co founder of computer game retailer GAME, in the deal, which was completed in February 2013.  Taylor and his team ... Read more...

Filtrona Plc Acquires Ulinco Components AB

FIltrona plc ("Filtrona" or "the Company") today announces that it has acquired 100% of the share capital of Ulinco Components AB ("Ulinco Components") from Ulinco Invest Aktiebolag for an undisclosed cash consideration funded from the Company ... Read more...

Investcorp acquires Hydrasun, a leading oil field services provider

The Investcorp Gulf Opportunity Fund - along with other affiliates of Investcorp, a leading provider and manager of alternative investment products, announced today that they have agreed to acquire a controlling stake in Hydrasun, an international provider of fluid control equipment and solutions for the global offshore oil and gas sector, from Equistone Partners Europe ... Read more...

Proton Power Systems plc Acquires of SPower

Proton Power Systems plc (AIM:PPS), a leading designer, developer and producer of Hydrogen fuel cells and Hydrogen fuel cell electric hybrid systems,  is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to acquire SPower Holding GmbH with its subsidiary SPower GmbH (together "SPower") for a nominal amount of €5.  Proton Power will t ... Read more...

ILX Group plc Option to acquire CareShield Limited

ILX Group plc (AIM: ILX), the AIM-quoted provider of e-learning software and business training, is pleased to announce the acquisition of an option to acquire 100% of CareShield Limited and Careshield Training Limited (collectively known as "CareShield"), the UK's leading provider of digital learning solutions in the health and social care sector, in line with the ILX Gro ... Read more...

Wilmington Group plc Acquisition of NHiS Ltd further strengthens Wilmington's presence in the healthcare market

Wilmington Group plc, the provider of Information, Compliance, and Education to professional markets announces the acquisition of the entire issued and to be issued share capital of NHiS Limited ("the Business") for an initial cash consideration of £5.6m and a further deferred consideration of up to £3.75m subject to the Business achieving challenging targets ... Read more...

Condor Acquires Concession and extends La India Project by 86 sq km to 280 sq km

Condor (AIM:CNR), a gold exploration company focused on delineating a large commercial reserve on its 100%-owned, CIM compliant Mineral Resource of 2,375,000 oz gold at 4.6g/t at La India Project in Nicaragua, is pleased to announce the acquisition of 100% of the 86.4 sq km 'HEMCO-SRP-NS' Concession (the "HEMCO Concession") from HEMCO Nicaragua SA ("HEMCO ... Read more...

Nottingham Building Society Acquires Harrison Murray

Nottingham Building Society (The Nottingham) has today announced that it has acquired East Midlands estate agents Harrison Murray as part of its long term strategy. The acquisition follows the announcement in December of the proposed merger with Shepshed Building Society in July 2013 and will further extend the reach of The Nottingham's franchise and high street network. ... Read more...

Londonmetric Property Plc Makes Debut Purchase of £92.4 Million Retail Warehouse Portfolio

LondonMetric Property Plc ("LondonMetric"), the UK REIT recently created through the merger of London & Stamford Property Plc and Metric Property Investments plc, announces its first acquisition with the purchase of a portfolio of six retail warehouse assets. The total consideration is £92.4 million (net of acquisition costs) reflecting an average net initial yi ... Read more...

Travis Perkins acquires Solfex Energy Systems

Travis Perkins announces the acquisition of renewable energy distribution specialists, Solfex Energy Systems ("Solfex").   Solfex was formed in 2006 by Stuart and Susan Cooper and operates as an integrator of renewable energy systems, using its distribution platform to integrate and supply components to the UK's renewable companies. The ... Read more...

HML Holdings plc Acquisition of The Guthrie Partnership

HML Holdings Plc (AIM: HMLH) a leading provider of property management, insurance and ancillary services to residential property blocks, announces that it has acquired the business and assets of The Guthrie Partnership ("TGP") for a total consideration of £0.8 million (the "Acquisition"). The Company will finance the Acquisition from its existing worki ... Read more...

Ladbrokes acquires Betdaq betting exchange for initial consideration of €30 million

Overview Ladbrokes plc ("Ladbrokes") one of the world's leading betting and gaming companies, has today agreed to acquire Global Betting Exchange Alderney Limited ("GBEA"), the operator of the Betdaq exchange business, for an initial consideration of €30m on a cash free/debt free basis from TBH Limited ("TBH&a ... Read more...

ServicePower Acquires Stratix Field Service Software

ServicePower Technologies Plc (AIM: SVR), a market leader in field management, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Stratix Corporation's Software Division and its Field Service Mobile software. The acquisition includes Stratix's Field Service mobile application development team, intellectual property and existing field service software contracts.   ... Read more...

Spirax Sarco acquires 30% equity stake in Econotherm (UK) Limited for £1 million

Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc announces that it has acquired 30% of the equity of Econotherm (UK) Limited, plus an option to acquire the remaining equity in the period between 1st January 2016 and 31stMarch 2019.   Econotherm, based in Bridgend UK, specialises in the design and manufacture of heat pipes and associated heat exchangers for industri ... Read more...

Completion of Spring Energy acquisition New licence awards, offshore Norway

Tullow Oil plc ("Tullow") announces the completion of its acquisition of Spring Energy Norway AS ("Spring") that was previously announced on 11 December 2012. Roar Tessem, Spring's CEO, will be Managing Director of Tullow's Norwegian companies and will have responsibility for Tullow's assets offshore Norway and Greenland. &am ... Read more...

Rotork plc Acquisition

Rotork p.l.c. ("Rotork"), the market leading actuator manufacturer and flow control company, today announces the acquisition of the entire share capital of the operating companies of the Schischek group of companies ("Schischek").   Schischek is a leader in the design, manufacture and sale of explosion-proof electric actuators, principally for ... Read more...

Arbuthnot Banking Group PLC announces acquisition of Debt Managers

Arbuthnot Banking Group PLC ("ABG") is pleased to announce that its 70.7 per cent owned subsidiary, Secure Trust Bank PLC ("STB") has today acquired the businesses of Debt Managers Holdings Ltd, Debt Managers (AB) Limited and Debt Managers Limited (together "Debt Managers" or the "Business"). Debt Managers collects delinquent ... Read more...

HICL Infrastructure Company Limited Completion of two investment acquisitions

HICL Infrastructure Company Limited ("HICL" or the "Company", and together with its subsidiaries the "Group"), the listed infrastructure investment company, is pleased to announce that the Group has completed the acquisition of a 50% equity and loan note interest (the "Interest") in the Northwood MoD HQ PFI Project (the &q ... Read more...

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings plc Acquires Hickson Insurance Limited

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings plc ("R&Q" or the "Group") is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Hickson Insurance Limited ("HIL"), an Isle of Man domiciled captive insurer, from the owner Hickson Investments Limited (an affiliate of the Lonza Group). ... Read more...

Bunzl Completes Three Further Acquisitions

Bunzl plc, the international distribution and outsourcing Group, today announces that it has completed three further acquisitions in South America and the US.   The Company has acquired Vicsa Safety SA in Chile and its subsidiaries based in Peru, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico.  The businesses specialise in the sourcing and sale of a variety of personal ... Read more...

Intertek acquires Tickford Test Technology Limited

Intertek Group plc (Intertek), a leading provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of industries worldwide, announces that it has acquired Tickford Test Technology Limited (Tickford), a market leading vehicle engine testing company. Tickford, a privately owned UK company, was purchased on 31 December 2012 from its management shareholders for a total cash consideration of ... Read more...

Digital Barriers plc Acquisition of Visimetrics (UK) Limited

Digital Barriers plc (AIM: DGB, "Digital Barriers" or the "Group"), the specialist provider of advanced surveillance technologies to the homeland security and defence sectors, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Visimetrics (UK) Limited ("Visimetrics"), including its subsidiary OmniPerception Limited ("OmniPerception"),& ... Read more...

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings plc Acquisition

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings plc ('R&Q' or the 'Group') is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of LINPAC Insurance Company Limited ("LICL"), a Guernsey domiciled captive insurer, from the owner LINPAC Finance Limited.   LICL has been ... Read more...

Halma plc Acquisition of Microsurgical Technology

Halma, the leading safety, health and environmental technology group, today announces that the acquisition of MicroSurgical Technology, Inc. ("MST") was completed on 18 December 2012.   MST (www.mst-surgical.com) designs, manufactures and markets ophthalmic surgical products, focusing on single-use devices used in cataract surgery. MST is locate ... Read more...

Noble Investments PLC Acquisition of The Fine Art Auction Group Limited

The Directors of Noble are pleased to announce that on 18 December 2012 Noble, the international rare coin, banknote, medal and stamp dealer and auctioneer, made an offer ("Offer") to acquire the whole of the issued and to be issued ordinary and preferred share capital of TFAAG ("the TFAAG shares"). Irrevocable undertakings to accept the Offer, and corr ... Read more...

Oxford Instruments plc Acquires of Asylum Research Corp.

Oxford Instruments plc ("Oxford Instruments" or "the Group"), a leading provider of high technology tools and systems for industry and research, announces the acquisition of Asylum Research Corporation ("Asylum Research"), a leading provider of Scanning Probe Microscopes (SPM).  The acquisition is subject to customary conditions and is ... Read more...

Primary Health Properties PLC Acquisition of Apollo Medical Partners Ltd

Primary Health Properties PLC ("PHP"), one of the UK's largest providers of modern, purpose built primary healthcare facilities, announces that it has unconditionally agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of Apollo Medical Partners Limited ("AMP"), an investor in primary care and pharmacy properties with a UK wide portfolio. ... Read more...

TT electronics plc Acquisition of ACW Technology business

TT electronics plc, a global provider of performance critical technology solutions to leading manufacturers, announces it has acquired the majority of the UK business and assets of ACW Technology Limited (in administration).  The Group has also agreed the transfer of associated production from ACW Technology (Zhuhai) Limited to the TT electronics facility in Suzhou, China. &a ... Read more...

One Media iP Group plc Acquisition of Men & Motors

One Media, the profitable Netlabel, consolidator and acquirer of music and video rights, announces the acquisition of Men & Motors in its entirety and the entire library of rights from Granada Television Productions Limited and ITV Digital Channels Limited.   The acquisition, which is being made for an undisclosed sum, includes ... Read more...

Acquisition of major oil exploration portfolio in Norway

Tullow Oil plc ("Tullow") announces today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Spring Energy Norway AS ("Spring"), a Norwegian exploration company, for a purchase price of $372.3 million which will be adjusted for working capital. The purchase has an effective date of 1 September 2012. Tullow is also announcing today that it intends to begin a proces ... Read more...

Highland Gold Acquires The Western Flank Exploration Property Adjacent to Mnogovershinnoye Mine

Highland Gold Mining Limited ("Highland Gold" or the "Company") announces the acquisition of a license for exploration and mining rights for the Western Flank, a 3.9 km² property immediately adjacent to the Company's existing Mnogovershinnoye (MNV) mine operations. The acquisition resulted from an open auction held on 6 December in the regional ... Read more...

MegaFon Completes Acquisition of Shares in Euroset

OJSC "MegaFon" announces that on December 6, 2012 it completed a previously announced transaction to acquire an indirect 25% interest in Euroset, which owns the largest chain of mobile telecom retail outlets in Russia.   Under the transaction, Lefbord Investments Limited, owned equally by MegaFon and Garsdale Services Investment Ltd, has acquire ... Read more...

Cineworld Group Plc Announces Acquisition Picturehouse

Cineworld Group plc ("Cineworld" or the "Group") today announces that it has acquired City Screen Group, which trades as Picturehouse ("Picturehouse"), for £47.3 million in cash. Picturehouse is the UK's leading independent cinema operator with 21 sites (60 screens), including The Duke's at Komedia in ... Read more...

Lo-Q plc Acquisition of accesso LLC

Lo-Q (AIM: LOQ), the AIM listed provider of virtual queuing systems for theme parks, water parks and major attractions, is pleased to announce the acquisition of accesso LLC ("accesso") ("Acquisition"): the leading provider of ticketing solutions for theme parks, water parks, zoos and cultural attractions in North America. ... Read more...

Etalon Group Announces New Acquisition

Etalon Group Limited ("Etalon Group" or the "Company"), one of Russia's largest and oldest residential real estate developers, announces it has acquired development rights for a new project in Moscow with a total expected NSA of 138.9 ths sqm.   The acquisition of development rights for the residential development proje ... Read more...

The Alumasc Group Plc Acquires Rainclear Systems Limited

The Alumasc Group plc (ALU.L), the premium building and engineering products company is pleased to announce the acquisition of Rainclear Systems Limited ("Rainclear") for a purchase consideration of £770,000 (on a cash/debt free basis).    Rainclear is an internet based business offering metal rainwater products to the buildin ... Read more...

John Menzies plc Acquisition of Orbital Marketing Services

John Menzies plc is pleased to announce that it has reached agreement for Menzies Distribution, its newspaper and magazine wholesaling subsidiary, to acquire the entire issued share capital of Orbital Marketing Services Group Limited (Orbital).  Orbital is 51% owned by BP Direct Mail Company Limited and 49% by Rydlings Limited, whose shareholders comprise the existing management team who ... Read more...

Sistema Acquires SG-Trans OJSC

Sistema JSFC (“Sistema”, the “Group” or the “Company”) (LSE: SSA), the largest publicly-traded diversified holding company in Russia and the CIS, today announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire SG-trans OJSC (“SG-trans”), the Russian market’s largest independent operator of specialised railcars for ... Read more...

Intertek acquires Laboratory Services International B.V (LSI) Mineral Laboratory

Intertek Group plc (Intertek), a leading provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of industries worldwide, announces that it has acquired 75% of the issued capital of LSI, a global minerals reference testing laboratory. The shareholding was purchased from LSI's management shareholders for a cash consideration of EUR 5 million (GBP 4 million).&n ... Read more...

Reckitt Benckiser Signs Merger Agreement To Acquire Schiff Nutrition

Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC ("Reckitt Benckiser") (LSE: RBL) today announces it has signed a definitive merger agreement with Schiff Nutrition International, Inc. ("Schiff") (NYSE:SHF) a leading provider of branded vitamins, nutrition supplements and nutrition bars in the United States and elsewhere. The Board of Directors of ... Read more...

C&C Group plc to acquire Gleeson Group

C&C Group plc (‘C&C’ or the 'Group’), a leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded cider and beer, today announces that it has conditionally agreed to acquire the Gleeson Group, a leading supplier and distributor of beverages in Ireland. Transaction Overview C&C has co ... Read more...

Trinity Mirror Investment in Local World

Further to the announcement made on 29 October 2012 regarding a possible minority interest investment, Trinity Mirror today announces it has exchanged contracts to acquire a 20% equity interest in Local World Limited ('Local World') - a new company created to acquire and operate the regional publishing assets currently owned by Northcliffe Media Limited ('Northcliffe ... Read more...

Brooks McDonald Group Plc Acquisition of Spearpoint and Placing

Brooks Macdonald Group plc ("Brooks Macdonald", "the Group" or "the Company"), the AIM listed integrated wealth management group, today announces the acquisition of Spearpoint (Spearpoint Limited and Spearpoint Retirement Services Limited), a Jersey and Guernsey based provider of discretionary fund management with stock broking and retirement p ... Read more...

One Media makes Sooty acquisition

One Media, the profitable Netlabel and consolidator and acquirer of music and video rights, announces an exclusive deal for the ownership of worldwide rights to material from Sooty, the longest-running children's TV programme in the UK.   One Media now has exclusive control of a variety of classic Sooty content including eight T ... Read more...

Xchanging plc Acquisition of Italian fund administration business AR Enterprise S.r.l.

Xchanging plc ('Xchanging'), the business process, procurement and technology services provider and integrator, today announces that its subsidiary, Kedrios S.p.A. ('Kedrios'), has acquired 100% of the share capital of AR Enterprise S.r.l. ('AR'). AR, based in Milan, is a leading provider of software packages and comprehensive IT solutions for the se ... Read more...

Aegis Media expands mobile expertise with the acquisition of IQ mobile in Austria

Aegis Group plc ("Aegis"), the world's leading focussed media and digital marketing communications group, today announces that it has acquired IQ mobile, one of the top-tier mobile agencies in Austria.   Established in 2006, IQ mobile has been a pioneer in the region leading the way in the development of apps, mobile media portals, mobil ... Read more...

Mondi Group Acquires Duropack

Mondi Group has signed an agreement with Duropack GmbH (‘Duropack’) for the acquisition of Duropack’s operations (the ‘Operations’) in Germany and the Czech Republic (the ‘Acquisition’), which consist of two corrugated box plants and one recycled containerboard mill.   Mondi is an international ... Read more...

Scisys Plc Acquires German space software consultancy MakaluMedia Internet & Engineering Services GmbH

SCISYS PLC, the supplier of bespoke ICT software systems, IT based business solutions and support services to the Media Broadcast, Space, Government & Defence, Environment and Applications Management sectors, today announces the acquisition of MakaluMedia Internet & Engineering Services GmbH ('MakaluMedia') a provider of software engineering and consultancy to the E ... Read more...

Munksjö forms a world leading specialty paper company together with Ahlstrom’s Label and Processing business area

Ahlstrom Corporation has signed an agreement with EQT, the principal owner of Swedish paper producer Munksjö AB, to combine its Label and Processing business area with Munksjö AB to form a global leader in specialty papers ahead of a planned IPO on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.   The new company will be called Munksjö Corporation and the transac ... Read more...

Staffline Group Plc Acquires Select Appointments Ltd

Staffline Group, the national outsourcing organisation providing people and operational expertise to industry, today announces the acquisition of Select Appointments Limited ('Select'), a long established specialist staffing services business providing office and administration staff across the UK. The business will continue to ... Read more...

Tarsus Group plc Acquires CYF Fuarcilik

Tarsus Group plc (LSE: TRS, "Tarsus" or the "Group"), the international business-to-business media group, has agreed to acquire Turkish exhibition organiser CYF Fuarcılık A.Ş. ("CYF") for a maximum consideration of TL18 million (approximately £6.2 million). CYF will be acquired by IFO, a 75% owned subsidiary of Ta ... Read more...

Tangent Announces A Placing to Raise £10million to Acquire Goodprint & Transform its Presence in the Rapidly Growing Online Customisation Market

The Company announces today that it will acquire the entire issued share capital of Goodprint (the "Acquisition"). The aggregate consideration for the Acquisition is £10,225,647.40, which has been calculated on the assumption that Goodprint's balance sheet includes £3,400,000 of cash at Completion (subject to the payment of certain tax liabilities tota ... Read more...

Alliance Pharmaceuticals Limited has acquired Opus Group Holdings Limited

Alliance Pharma plc (AIM: APH), the speciality pharmaceutical company, announces that its wholly owne ... Read more...

UBM plc builds its events business in Turkey

Acquires 70% stake in EFEM, organiser of the leading baby product tradeshow in Turkey   UBM plc today announces it has acquired a 70% equity share in EFEM, one of Turkey's leading tradeshow organisers from its private owners and has formed a joint venture company with EFEM to be called UBM ICC. UBM ICC will develop EFEM ... Read more...

Chime Communications plc Acquisition of pH Associates Limited

Chime Communications plc, the international communications and sports marketing group, is delighted to announce it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the share capital of pH Associates Limited ('PHA'), one of the UK's leading companies providing market access and data to the pharmaceutical industry, for an initial consideration of £6.92 million. ... Read more...

Quindell Portfolio Plc Acquisition of Metaskil

Quindell Portfolio Plc (AIM: QPP.L), the provider of sector leading expertise in software, consultancy and technology enabled outsourcing in its key markets, being Insurance, Telecommunications and their Related Sectors, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Metaskil Group Limited ("Metaskil"), a specialist provider of solutions to the insurance and telecoms industry. ... Read more...

MITIE acquires leading home care service provider Enara

MITIE Group PLC ("MITIE"), the strategic outsourcing company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Enara Group Limited ("Enara"), from August Equity LLP and Enara's senior management team, for a total consideration of £110.8m on a cash and debt free basis. Enara is the fourth largest provider of home care services in the UK and will give ... Read more...

Acquisition of holding in Vision Independent Financial Planning Limited

Rathbone Brothers Plc ("Rathbones") has acquired a 19.9% holding in both Vision Independent Financial Planning Limited ("Vision") and its sister company, Castle Investment Solutions Limited ("Castle"), for a total cash consideration of £2 million.  The stakes have been purchased from the founders of Vision and Castle, namely ... Read more...

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings plc Acquisition

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings plc ('R&Q' or the 'Group') is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of RAB Insurance Limited ("RAB"), a Guernsey domiciled captive insurer, from the owner Drakelow Development Holdings Limited ("DDH"). &nbs ... Read more...

Canaccord Completes Acquisition of Eden Financial’s Wealth Management Business

Canaccord Financial Inc. (TSX: CF, LSE: CF.) is pleased to announce that its acquisition of Eden Financial's wealth management business completed today, following the approval by the UK's Financial Services Authority.   ABOUT CANACCORD FINANCIAL INC.:   Through its principal subsidiaries, Canacc ... Read more...

Sports Direct International plc Acquisition

Sports Direct International plc ("the Group"), the UK's leading sports retailer, today announces the acquisition of certain of the trade, assets and product brands from the administrators of JJB Sports plc ("JJB") for a cash consideration of £23.77 million, with up to a further £0.25 million of additional cash consideration payable af ... Read more...

AFH Financial Group PLC Acquisition of Chartwell Associates

AFH,  winner  of the PLUS-SX Newcomer of the Year 2012 award and a leading discretionary wealth management and  independent  financial  advisory ("IFA") firm, is pleased to announce  the  acquisition  of  Chartwell Associates (IFA) Limited ("Chartwell"). C ... Read more...

SSI Investments II Limited Announces Closing of Acquisition of ThirdForce Group plc

SSI Investments II Limited (“SSI II”), a parent company of Skillsoft Limited (formerly Skillsoft PLC), a provider of cloud based learning solutions for customers worldwide, today announced that it has completed the first closing of the cash offer (the “Offer”) made by its indirect subsidiary, Skillsoft Ireland Limited, for the entire issued and t ... Read more...

Litebulb Group Ltd Acquisition of Scarlett Willow

Litebulb (AIM: LBB) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the entire share capital of Scarlett Willow Ltd ("Scarlett Willow").  Scarlett Willow's assets include the company website, brand and stock.  This continues the acquisition strategy of the Company, adding to the growing stable of brands and complementing the continued rapid organic growth of L ... Read more...

Syngenta pays hefty premium to snap up Devgen

Syngenta, the world's largest agribusiness company, said on Friday it would buy Belgian hybrid seed firm Devgen for 403 million euros ($522 million), as the Swiss company strengthens its foothold in rice-growing. Syngenta is offering 16 euros per share for Devgen, a 70 percent premium over the 9.43 euros at which Devgen shares traded at Thursday& ... Read more...

Quindell Portfolio Plc Major Contract Win and Acquisition

Quindell Portfolio Plc (AIM: QPP.L), the provider of sector leading expertise in software, consultancy and technology enabled outsourcing in its key markets, being Insurance, Telecommunications and their Related Sectors, is pleased to announce a major contract win in South Africa and the acquisition of Quintica SA (Pty) Limited and Quintica International Limited (collectively "Quintica&am ... Read more...

Mondi Group to acquire Duropack's operations in Germany and the Czech Republic

Mondi Group has signed an agreement with Duropack GmbH ("Duropack"), for the acquisition of Duropack's operations (the "Operations") in Germany and the Czech Republic (the "Acquisition"), which consist of 2 corrugated box plants and one recycled containerboard mill. The two corrugated box plants consume&nb ... Read more...

Cupid plc Acquisition of Uniform Dating & £3.6 million Placing

The Board of Cupid plc (AIM: CUP), a leading UK online dating company, is pleased to announce that it has conditionally agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of NSI (Holdings) Limited, trading as Uniform Dating ("Uniform Dating"), the niche uniformed personnel dating business, for a total consideration of up to £7.0 million (the "Acquisi ... Read more...

Advanced Computer Software Group plc Completes Acquisition of Strand Technology for £2.0m

Advanced Computer Software Group plc (AIM: "ASW", "Advanced", or "the Group"), a leading provider of healthcare and business management software and services, has acquired Strand Technology Limited, a leading supplier of clinical care management solutions to community care and mental health  organisations, for a total cash ... Read more...

Intertek acquires NDT Services Limited

Intertek Group plc (Intertek), the leading international provider of quality services to a wide range of industries, announces that it has acquired Materials Testing & Inspection Services Limited and its operating subsidiary NDT Services Limited (NDT), a provider of non-destructive testing services to the energy, petrochemical, power and aerospace industries.   ... Read more...

Skillsoft Agrees to Acquire ThirdForce Group plc

SSI Investments II Limited (“SSI II”), a parent company of Skillsoft Limited (formerly Skillsoft PLC), a provider of cloud based learning solutions for customers worldwide, today announced that it has reached agreement on the terms of a recommended cash offer to be made by its indirect subsidiary, Skillsoft Ireland Limited, for the entire issued and to be issued share capital o ... Read more...

Exillon Energy plc Acquisition of LLC VenlockNeft

Exillon Energy plc, a London Premium listed independent oil producer with assets in two oil-rich regions of Russia, Timan-Pechora ("Exillon TP") and West Siberia ("Exillon WS"), is pleased to announce it has secured a 100% interest in LLC VenlockNeft ("Venlock") for a total consideration of approximately US$2.5 million. ... Read more...

Zenergy Power plc Acquires Synety Limited

Zenergy Power plc (AIM: ZEN.L) announces the conditional acquisition of Synety Limited ("Synety"), a cloud-based software and communications business. Summary Conditional acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Synety for: Initial consideration of £75,000 cash and the ... Read more...

Stadium Group Plc Acquisition of intelligent displays business

Stadium Group Plc. (AIM: SDM), a leading electronic technologies group, announces the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of IGT Industries Ltd ("IGT"), a profitable designer and manufacturer of intelligent displays for the professional electronics market, for a maximum cash consideration of £4.2m.   T ... Read more...

Headlam Group plc Acquires Flooring Accessories Limited

Headlam Group plc ("Headlam"), Europe's leading floorcoverings distributor, announces that on Friday 31 August, it acquired Flooring Accessories Limited. Flooring Accessories based in Cardiff, is a distributor of residential and commercial floorcovering, principally in south Wales. Revenue for the year ended ... Read more...

Envestors closes equity funding round for MoBank

Braveheart Investment Group plc ('Braveheart', the 'Group' or the 'Company') (BRH), the AIM-listed investment management group specialising in venture capital investments and investment services to business angels, high net worth individuals, family offices and public sector organisations, announces that Envesto ... Read more...

Acquisition of the business of Domino's Pizza Switzerland AG

Market Expansion  Domino's Pizza Group plc ("Domino's" or "the Company"), the leading pizza delivery company with stores in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and Germany, today announces it has reached an agreement to acquire the business of Domino's Pizza Switze ... Read more...

Greencore Group plc acquires International Cuisine Limited

Greencore Group plc ("Greencore") today announces that it has acquired International Cuisine Limited ("ICL"), a private label chilled ready meal business, from the Hain Daniels Group in the UK.  ICL's ready meal facility is based in Consett (County Durham) and the majority of its revenue (approximately £45m) is derived from several exi ... Read more...

Toumaz Limited Completion of Acquisition of Frontier Silicon Limited

Toumaz Limited (AIM: TMZ, 'Toumaz' or 'the Group'), a pioneer in and provider of ultra-low power, high-performance wireless communications technologies and solutions, announces that the acquisition of Frontier Silicon (Holdings) Limited ('Frontier') has today been completed, as set out in the Group's announcement of 3 July 2012.&l ... Read more...

NCC Group plc Acquisition of US mobile security testing specialist for £7.1m

NCC Group plc (LSE: NCC, "NCC Group" or "the Group"), the international, independent provider of Escrow and Assurance Services, has acquired US-based Intrepidus Group, Inc. ("Intrepidus"), an independent security research and testing services provider primarily focused in the mobile telecommunications sector, for a maximum consideration of & ... Read more...

iomart Group plc Acquisition of Melbourne Server Hosting Ltd

iomart Group plc, the cloud computing company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Melbourne for a maximum cash consideration of up to £7.0 million.   Melbourne is a Manchester based provider of managed hosting solutions to over 600 customers. Melbourne operates its own datacentres in Manchester, pr ... Read more...

Kingspan Group plc announces the acquisition of ThyssenKrupp Construction Group and Rigidal Industries LLC

Kingspan, the global leader in high performance insulation and building envelope systems, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG to acquire 100% of the share capital of the various companies which comprise ThyssenKrupp Construction Group, the leading European insulated panels business. ThyssenKrupp Con ... Read more...

Colt Acquires Fidelity Telecom Limited

Colt Group S.A. has announced that it has completed the purchase of 100% of the share capital of Fidelity Telecom Limited an unrelated, privately owned company based in the United Kingdom. Fidelity, which trades under the ThinkGrid name, is an international enabler of cloud computing that equips IT providers with the tools and help necessary to establish or expand a reve ... Read more...

Parkmead Completes Acquisition of Portfolio of Netherlands Onshore Assets

Parkmead, the independent oil and gas company, is pleased to report that it has completed the acquisition of a portfolio of Netherlands onshore assets (the "Assets") from Dyas B.V. for a total consideration of €7.5 million (the "Acquisition"), as previously announced on 8 March 2012, comprising interests in four producing g ... Read more...

Ebiquity plc Acquisition of FirmDecisions

Ebiquity plc is pleased to announce the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of FirmDecisions ASJP Group Limited, the holding company of the FirmDecisions group ("FirmDecisions" or the "Acquisition").  FirmDecisions is being acquired for an initial consideration of £1m which is being satisfied from existing banking facili ... Read more...

Alliance Pharmaceuticals Limited Acquires brands Paludrine, Avloclor and Savarine

Alliance Pharma plc (AIM: APH), the speciality pharmaceutical company, announces that its wholly owned subsidiary Alliance Pharmaceuticals Limited has acquired the antimalarial brands PaludrineTM, AvloclorTM and SavarineTMfrom AstraZeneca UK Limited.   Alliance expects the acquired products to generate incremental contribution before financing costs of a ... Read more...

Aegis Group plc acquires Data2Decisions Limited

Aegis Group plc ("Aegis"), today announces that it has acquired Data2Decisions Limited ("D2D"), a UK-based, independent marketing effectiveness analytics consultancy. D2D's gross assets were £2.2 million as at 31 January 2012.   Since its establishment in 2001, D2D has ... Read more...

Sky to Create Content Distribution Arm with Acquisition of Parthenon Media Group

Sky is to establish a new distribution arm to market the international rights to its originated content. As part of the move, Sky has completed the acquisition of Parthenon Media Group, a leading independent international distribution and multi-media rights management company.   In line with Sky's on-going commitment to increasing its invest ... Read more...

Cupid plc Acquisition of French online dating company

Cupid plc (AIM: CUP), the online dating company, announces today that it has acquired 100% of the French online dating company Assistance Genie Logiciel ('AGL') for a total consideration of €3.7m which was payable on completion of the transaction.   The AGL dating business delivered revenues of €6.5m in the ... Read more...

Raven Russia Limited Completes Two Acquisitions

A subsidiary of the Company has signed contracts to acquire a 45,237 square metres completed grade A warehouse at Sholokhovo, on Dmitrov Shosse to the North of Moscow from a fund managed by Fleming Family and Partners for a consideration of $49.75m. The property is let to two tenants, Kuehne + Nagel and Perekrestok (part of X5 Retail) on leases expiring in 2017 and 2015 respectively. T ... Read more...

Acquisition of Horizon Investment Management France

Henderson Group plc ('Henderson Group') announces that it has acquired Horizon Investment Management France SAS ('Horizon'), a privately owned French property asset management business, with gross assets of €3 million. Horizon's property experience complements Henderson Group's expertise within retail property.   ... Read more...

White & Case Advises the Senior Lenders on Financing the Acquisition of Stokomani by Sagard

Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised BNP Paribas, LCL and Société Générale, as senior lenders, in relation to the financing of Sagard’s acquisition of Stokomani, a leading French discount retailer of high-end brands, from Advent International. The senior debt package is worth €96 ... Read more...

Vp plc Acquisition

Vp plc, the equipment rental specialist, today announces the acquisition of the business and assets of two equipment rental activities from Balfour Beatty Group Ltd for a cash consideration of £4.0 million. ... Read more...

Pipelife Stake Disposal

Wienerberger have completed the acquisition of the remaining 50% stake in Pipelife from Solvay for a purchase price of €162 million.   Pipelife is one of the world’s leading suppliers of plastic pipe systems.  The company operates 27 plants in Europe and the USA with 2,650 employees across 27 countries.  Their pr ... Read more...

Completion of the acquisition of Shenzhen Embest Technology Co Limited

Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) announces the completion of its acquisition of Shenzhen Embest Technology Co Ltd (Embest), a leading provider of embedded system development boards and tools, as well as design engineering services with gross assets of approximately £0.5 million (at current exchange rates). Embest, which is based in China, will report through element14, Premier F ... Read more...

Completion of the acquisition of Shenzhen Embest Technology Co Limited

Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) announces the completion of its acquisition of Shenzhen Embest Technology Co Ltd (Embest), a leading provider of embedded system development boards and tools, as well as design engineering services with gross assets of approximately £0.5 million (at current exchange rates). Embest, which is based in China, will report through element14, Premier F ... Read more...

Pennon Group Expands its Waste Management Business in the North West

Pennon Group Plc has announced that its subsidiary, Viridor Waste Management Limited, has acquired JWT Holdings Limited, a waste collection and recycling business based in Atherton, Greater Manchester, from John William Thomasson.  The total consideration was £7.60m (£6.58m cash plus acquired net debt).  The acquisition is in line with the Group's stra ... Read more...

Aegis Group plc Acquisition of W Garden strengthens iProspect France

Aegis Group plc ("Aegis"), the world's leading, focused media and digital communications group, today announces that it has acquired six subsidiary companies owned by W Garden, Verbal Clint, Allin and others (collectively referred to in this announcement as "W Garden"). In aggregate, the entities had gross assets of €5.0m as at 31 December 2011. ... Read more...

Motive Television plc acquires CCAN stake in Motive Television SL for €70,116

Motive Television plc is pleased to announce that it has notified CCAN 2005 Inversiones Societarias, S.C.R., S.A. De Regimen Simplificado ("CCAN")that based on the indirect change of control contemplated in clause 5.7 of the shareholders agreement dated 4 October 2010, which was executed at the time of completion of the reverse takeover of Adecq Digital SL, M ... Read more...

Perform acquires leading Turkish digital sports media company

Perform Group plc ("Perform"), the global market leader in the distribution and commercialisation of sports content across connected digital platforms, announces that it has acquired a majority stake in Mackolik Internet Hizmetleri Ticaret A.S. ("Mackolik") which owns and operates a number of Turkey's leading independent sports websites inclu ... Read more...

SSE completes acquisition of Phoenix Supply Ltd

SSE plc, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Airtricity Energy Supply (Northern Ireland) Limited, has today completed the acquisition of ... Read more...

Egdon Resources Plc Acquisition of Dorset Exploration Limited and Weald Basin Update

Egdon Resources plc (AIM:EDR) is pleased to announce that it has reached agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of Dorset Exploration Limited ("DEL").   DEL is a private company which holds 10% interests in Production Licence PL090 and Petroleum Exploration and Production Licence PEDL237, both located in the county of Dorset. Egdon Reso ... Read more...

Sage enters Brazil with acquisition of Folhamatic Group

The Sage Group plc ("Sage"), announces it has acquired a controlling interest in Folhamatic Group ("Folhamatic"), a leading provider of accounting, tax and payroll and regulatory content software in Brazil.  The expected total consideration of £125m (R$398m) for 75% of the equity equates to an enterprise value for 100% of the busin ... Read more...

KBC announces £9.5 million acquisition of Infochem

KBC Advanced Technologies plc ("KBC" or "the Group") is pleased to announce it has purchased Infochem Computer Services Limited ("Infochem"), a leading provider of specialised software and services to the upstream oil and gas industry, for an enterprise value of £9.5m.   The acquisition of Infochem i ... Read more...

Closing of the You Can Group Acquisition & Proposed Fundraising

The Company advises shareholders that on 13 June the acquisition of a 50.1 per cent. equity interest in You Can Group S.r.l. ("You Can Group") was formally completed. The total consideration is EUR 751,500 (approx. GBP 608,715), which Brainspark has agreed to settle as follows:   (i) EUR 4,500 in cash, and (ii) EUR 74 ... Read more...

Better Capital PCC Limited Acquires 70% shareholding in Pranita Engineering Solutions Limited

Better Capital PCC Limited has today been informed of the acquisition of a 70% shareholding in Pranita Engineering Solutions Limited ("Pranita") by Gardner Group Limited ("Gardner"), a company within the BECAP Fund LP (the "2009 Fund") investment portfolio. Pranita is a manufacturer and supplier ... Read more...

Smiths News PLC Acquisition

Smiths News PLC ('Smiths News'), the UK's leading wholesaler of newspapers, magazines and books, is pleased to announce its wholly owned book wholesaling business Bertram Books ('Bertrams'), has acquired Houtschild Internationale Boekhandel B.V. ('Houtschild') from Blackwell UK Ltd for a net consideration of €0.7 million ... Read more...

Accumuli plc Acquisition of Secmon Limited

Accumuli plc (AIM:ACM), the provider of Advanced IT Security Services announces that, in line with its stated strategy of building a Managed IT Security Services business, it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Edge7.   ... Read more...

Sainsbury's moves into e-book space with acquisition of majority stake in online books platform Anobii

Sainsbury's has today announced the acquisition of HMV Group plc's shareholding in Anobii Limited, a social network and online retailer of e-books. As a result of the transaction and Sainsbury's investment in the future development of the business, it is anticipated that Sainsbury's will have a 64% stake in Anobii.   ... Read more...

Serco acquires Vertex's UK public sector BPO operations

Serco Group plc (Serco), the international services company, today announces that it has acquired Vertex Public Sector Limited, the UK public sector operations of Vertex Data Science Limited, for cash consideration of £55.5m. The acquisition brings additional skills and capabilities to support expansion into new areas of ... Read more...

Rolls-Royce to acquire Aero Engine Controls

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, announces today that it will acquire the 50 per cent of shares it does not already own in Aero Engine Controls (AEC) a joint venture with Goodrich Corporation. AEC was established in January 2009 to combine the engine controls businesses of the two companies. The joint venture princip ... Read more...

MoneySupermarket.com Group plc Proposed Acquisition of MoneySavingExpert for up to £87 million

MoneySupermarket.com Group plc ("MoneySupermarket.com" or the "Company") has announced that it has conditionally agreed to acquire MoneySavingExpert as a going concern from Martin Lewis and MoneySavingExpert.com, for consideration of up to £87 million (the "Acquisition").  MoneySavingExpert operates ... Read more...

Savile Group plc Acquires CMC

Savile is pleased to announce that it has acquired the whole of the issued share capital of Career Management Consultants Limited ("CMC"). Founded in 1990, CMC is a leading career management consultancy providing continuity through business and career change and have worked with some of the country's biggest employers through their network across the UK. ... Read more...

Mood Media Corporation moves to seize visual opportunity with BIS acquisition

Leading in-store media provider Mood Media Corporation (TSX:MM/ LSE AIM:MM) ("Mood"), today announced the acquisition of BIS Group ("BIS")1, a leading provider of audio-visual services in Europe, for consideration of €22.5 M in cash.   BIS is a leader in corporate and commercial ... Read more...

Ultra acquires satellite communications equipment company

Ultra announces that it has acquired Giga Communications Ltd ("Giga") and associated businesses in Australia and the USA for an initial cash consideration of £12.4m. Additional payments of up to £24.6m will be payable subject to earnings growth over the next two years. Ultra has acquired Giga, a privately-held British company based in Tring, Hertfo ... Read more...

Silverdell PLC Acquires EDS & Share Placing

Silverdell Plc (AIM: SID), the Specialist Environmental Support Services group, is delighted to announce that it has conditionally agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of EDS Group Holdings Ltd ("EDS"), for an initial consideration of £15 million. EDS is specialist provider of decommissioning and dismantling services to the pow ... Read more...

Parity Group plc Acquisition of Inition Limited

Parity, the UK IT services group, is pleased to announce today that it has acquired Inition Limited ("Inition"), a leading-edge 3D technology business based in Shoreditch, London. The acquisition enhances Parity's emerging technology capabilities and is the first step in implementing the Group's stated strategy to move into the expanding digital media ... Read more...

Milk Link & Arla Plan £2Bn Merger

Bristol based co-operative Milk Link are set to merge with one of Europe’s largest dairy firms. The UK’s largest producer of cheddar cheese, have asked their members to back a merger with Arla Foods that will pool nearly a quarter of UK milk production.   The planned combination with Leeds based co-operative Arla, which is home t ... Read more...

Rostelecom Acquires 100% Control of Mosteleset

Rostelecom OJSC (MICEX - RTS: RTKM, RTKMP; OTCQX: ROSYY), Russia’s national telecommunications operator, today announces that OJSC National Telecommunications (“NTK”), its wholly-owned subsidiary, has won a tender to acquire 1.74 billion ordinary shares (representing a 26% shareholding) in OJSC Mosteleset (“Mosteleset”) for a total cash ... Read more...

Ducalian Has Launched A New Fund Focused on the UK's Self Storage Sector

Private-equity firm Ducalian has launched a new self-storage venture by acquiring a warehouse in Littlehampton, West Sussex, England for around £1.2 million, along with signing a contract with Engage Management Services to operate the building as a self-storage facility under the ‘Titan’ brand.   The building, purchased ... Read more...

AVEVA Group plc Acquisition of Bocad Group

AVEVA Group plc ("AVEVA"; stock code: AVV), one of the world's leading providers of engineering design and design IT systems, today announces the acquisition of the Bocad group of companies ("Bocad") based in Belgium and Germany from the founders for cash cons ... Read more...

Capita acquires Medicals Direct

Capita plc (`Capita') announces that it has acquired Medicals Direct Holdings Limited (`MDG'), a provider of medical screening services, for £13.2m, on a cash free-debt free basis, and a deferred consideration, linked to profit performance, of up to £2m.   MDG made a pro forma operating profit of & ... Read more...

Man to acquire FRM

Man Group plc ("Man") has agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of FRM Holdings Limited (Financial Risk Management "FRM"), a global hedge fund research and investment specialist with funds under management of approximately $8.0 billion1 (the "Acquisition"). Man will integrate FRM with its multi-&nbs ... Read more...

Stagecoach to acquire businesses and assets from Coach America

Stagecoach Group plc is pleased to announce that certain of its subsidiaries (together, "Stagecoach") have agreed to acquire selected businesses and assets from Coach America, Inc. ("Coach America").   Coach America is a major operator of bus and coach services in the United States and has been operating under Chapter ... Read more...

All Leisure group PLC announces acquisition of Page & Moy Travel Group Limited

All Leisure group PLC ("All Leisure", the "Company" or the "Group") is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with the shareholders of Page & Moy Travel Group Limited ("Page & Moy Travel Group") to acquire, on a debt free basis, 100% of the share capital of Page & Moy Travel Gr ... Read more...

In-Deed Online plc Acquisition of Top Ten Conveyancing Firm

The Board of In-Deed Online plc is delighted to announce the acquisition today of 100% of the issued share capital of Runnett & Co Ltd ("Runnetts") from its founding shareholders Matthew Lewis and Paul Thomas.    Runnetts is a firm of licenced conveyancers which is amongst the top 10 conveyancing firms in England a ... Read more...

Driver Group plc Acquisition of Trett Consulting

Driver Group, the global construction consultancy, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Trett Consulting ("Trett"), a ... Read more...

Intersave Acquires Welfare-To-Work Business

Interserve, the international support services and construction group, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Business Employment Services Training Limited (BEST), one of the UK's leading providers of training and development for job-seekers and employers. The acquisition increases Interserve's delivery of front-line services, particularly i ... Read more...

Bank of Georgia Acquires A Controlling Interest in Imedil

Bank of Georgia Holdings plc. ("BGH") (LSE: BGEO LN), the holding company of JSC Bank of Georgia (the "Bank"), Georgia's leading bank, announced today that JSC Insurance Company Aldagi BCI ("Aldagi BCI"), a wholly-owned insurance subsidiary of the Bank, has acquired Meta Limited, the holding company which owns 51% of Imedi L ... Read more...

Christie + Co acquires Orridge Business Sales to create UK's largest specialist pharmacy practice

Christie + Co, the transactional and advisory company of the Christie Group, announces that it has acquired Orridge Business Sales Limited ("Orridge Business Sales"), the specialist pharmacy business agents for an undisclosed consideration.  The acquisition of Orridge Business Sales by Christie + Co will create the UK's largest specialist pharmacy age ... Read more...

Advanced Computer Software Group plc Acquires Fabric Technologies for £4.6m

Advanced Computer Software Group plc (AIM: "ASW", "Advanced", or "the Group"), a leading provider of healthcare and business management software and services, has acquired the entire issued share capital of London based managed services provider Fabric Technologies Limited ("Fabric" or "the Company&quo ... Read more...

Baker & McKenzie Advises Investec On Innovative UK RMBS Deal

Baker & McKenzie has advised Investec Bank Plc as arranger of an innovative UK residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) deal. The securities, which are listed on the Irish Stock Exchange, were issued by Gemgarto 2012-1 Plc and are worth approximately GBP240 million. It is the first "prime" mortgage backed securitisation that Investec has undertaken on its new Gemgar ... Read more...

Smiths News PLC Acquisition of Hedgelane Limited

Smiths News PLC, the UK's leading wholesaler of newspapers, magazines and books, is pleased to announce the unconditional acquisition of Hedgelane Limited whose principal subsidiary trades as The Consortium for Purchasing and Distribution Limited ("The Consortium"), the UK's leading specialist distributor of consumable products to the educa ... Read more...

Styoypromobject JSC Acquired by HALS-Development

HALS-Development (LSE, MICEX: HALS), a major Russian real estate Company, announces that the Company has taken absolute control of StroyPromObject OJSC (registration number:1037719048619, Tin: 7719281561, address: str.1, bld.2, Shchelkovskoe highway, Moscow, 105122), becoming the owner of 100% of voting shares in the charter capital of ... Read more...

Spirent Communications plc Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Mu Dynamics, Inc.

Spirent Communications plc ("Spirent", the "Company" or the "Group") (LSE: SPT), a leading communications technology company, announces today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Mu Dynamics, Inc. ("Mu"), based in Sunnyvale, California, for a cash consideration of $40.0 million.  Mu is a security testing ... Read more...

Porvair plc Acquisition of Pulse Instrumentation

Porvair, the specialist filtration and environmental technology group, today announces the acquisition of the business and assets of Pulse Instrumentation ("Pulse"), a Canadian business focussed on environmental laboratory supplies. Pulse manufactures and distributes water analysis products, principally supplying environmental lab ... Read more...

Inspired Energy plc Completion of the Acquisition of Direct Energy Purchasing Limited and Issue of Equity

Further to the announcement of 4 April 2012, Inspired Energy plc (AIM: INSE) is pleased to announce that it has fulfilled the conditions set out in the acquisition agreement to acquire Direct Energy Purchasing Limited ("DEP"), an energy procurement adviser to predominantly multi-site corporates, for a total consideration of up to £4.0 million (the "Acqu ... Read more...

BECAP12 Fund LP Acquires 90% stake in Jaeger Group

Better Capital PCC Limited (the "Company") is pleased to report that BECAP12 Fund LP (the "2012 Fund") has completed its second acquisition. The Company has today been informed of the acquisition of all of the secured debt and a 90% stake in Jaeger Group Limited ("Jaeger") by a special purpose vehicle ultimately owned by the 201 ... Read more...

Daisy Group plc Acquisition of Worldwide Group Holdings Limited

Daisy Group plc (AIM: DAY), a leading provider of business communications, announces that is has today entered into an agreement to acquire the audio-conferencing specialist Worldwide Group Holdings Limited ('Worldwide') for an initial cash consideration of £28m.  Further consideration may become payable ... Read more...

Acquisition of Beautex strengthens ITE's leading position in the Ukraine market

ITE Group plc, the emerging and developing markets exhibitions specialist, today announces that its wholly owned  subsidiary, ITE International Holdings BV acquired Kiev based Limited Liability Company BeautexCo (Beautex) from BCI R&R Limited, a company registered in Cyprus. Beautex runs two exhibitions each year, Intercharm and Beautyexpo. Both are tr ... Read more...

The Vitec Group plc Acquisition of Camera Corps

The Vitec Group plc ("Vitec"), the international provider of products and services for the broadcast, photographic, and MAG (military, aerospace and government) markets, announces that it has acquired the entire share capital of Camera Corps Limited ("Camera Corps"). Camera Corps is a world leading provider of speciality remote camera systems used by broadca ... Read more...

UKRProduct Acquires LLC Zhyvyi Kvass & Arsenie VSKY Trademark

Ukrproduct Group Limited ("Ukrproduct" or "the Company" or, together with its subsidiaries, "the Group") (AIM: UKR) is one of the leading producers and distributors of branded dairy products in Ukraine. The Company announces that it has acquired the "Arsenievsky" branded kvass business. The acquisition has bee ... Read more...

Burger King Worldwide Holdings, Inc. To List on New York Stock Exchange Through Agreement with Justice Holdings Ltd

Burger King Worldwide Holdings, Inc. ("Burger King Worldwide"), the world's second largest fast food hamburger restaurant chain, and Justice Holdings Limited ("Justice") (LSE: JUSH), a publicly listed UK investment vehicle, today announced that they have entered into a definitive business combination agreement.  Under the terms of the ... Read more...

White & Case Advises InfraMed On Its Acquisition Of A Minority Equity Stake In The Iskenderun Port

Global law firm White & Case LLP advised InfraMed Infrastructure SAS, InfraMed's flagship investment fund, on its acquisition from Limak of a minority equity stake in the Iskenderun port project company.The Iskenderun port is a strategic asset on the south-east coast of Turkey. Limak, a major Turkish construction and industrial consortium, were the suc ... Read more...

A&O Advises Leading Law Firm On Disposal Of Management Services Business

Allen & Overy is advising Walkers Global, the leading offshore law firm, on the sale of Walkers Management Services (WMS) to Intertrust Group for an undisclosed sum. WMS provides corporate, fiduciary, company secretarial, liquidation and accounting services to a client base comprising many of the world's largest blu ... Read more...

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings PLC Acquisition

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings plc ('R&Q' or the 'Group') is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of NFIL*, a Guernsey domiciled captive insurer. NFIL has been in run-off since 2007 and wrote employer's liability, property and motor third party risks. Ther ... Read more...

IDOX Acquires Election Software And Managed Services Provider For £3.5m

IDOX plc, a leading independent supplier of software and services, has acquired Opt2Vote Ltd, one of the UK's leading providers of electoral managed services and innovative democracy solutions, for a maximum cash consideration of £3.5m. Opt2Vote provides expertise and knowledge across all areas of election management and spec ... Read more...

Braveheart Investment Group plc Acquisition of Neon Capital Partners Limited

Braveheart Investment Group plc ('Braveheart', the 'Group' or the 'Company') (BRH), the AIM-listed investment management group specialising in venture capital investments and investment services to  business angels, high net worth individuals,  family offices and public sector organisations has acquired the entire issued share capital of Neo ... Read more...

Rosneft Closes Acquisition of 35.3% Stake in Taas-Yuryakh Project from Sberbank

Rosneft has closed a deal to acquire a 35.3% stake in Taas-Yuryakh Neftegazodobycha from Sberbank. The value of the deal was set to correspond to the historic cost of the project for Sberbank, equalling $444 million.  Taas-Yuryakh Neftegazodobycha is the holder of oil production licences for the Srednebotuobinsk oil and gas condensate deposit, which ... Read more...

Proposed Acquisition of Wellman Hunt Graham Ltd and Wellman Defence Limited and Proposed Placing to raise £6.35 million

The Board of Corac is pleased to announce that is has entered into a conditional agreement (the "Acquisition Agreement")to purchase the entire issued share capital of Wellman Hunt Graham Ltd ("Wellman Hunt Graham") and the entire issued share capital of Wellman Defence Limited ("Wellman Defence") for an aggregate consideration of £10.75 mil ... Read more...

Ebiquity plc Acquisition of Fairbrother Lenz Eley

Ebiquity plc is pleased to announce the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of FLE Holdings Limited, the holding company of the FLE Group ("FLE" or the "Acquisition"). FLE is being acquired for an initial consideration of £5m with a maximum total consideration of up to £11m, depending on the performance of the FLE business in the year end ... Read more...

Anticipated Acquisition of North Devon Bus Operations

Stagecoach Group plc ("Stagecoach") announced today (12 March 2012) that its subsidiary, Stagecoach Devon Limited, has signed an agreement with First Devon and Cornwall to acquire its business and assets in North Devon and Torridge for a gross consideration of £2.8m. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval, which is being sought from the O ... Read more...

Aeorema Communications plc Acquisition of Viral Film Maker ST16 Limited

Aeorema Communications plc, the AIM-traded multi-media specialist, has acquired the entire issued share capital of ST16 Limited ('ST16'), a company that specialises in viral filmmaking.  The total consideration payable for the acquisition is £86,500, payable part in cash and part by the issue of up to 200,000 new ordinary shares of 12.5p ea ... Read more...

Stirling Square Capital Partners acquires a majority interest in Italy’s Viscolube

Stirling Square Capital Partners the leading pan-European private equity firm has acquired a majority interest in Viscolube S.p.A., the Italian leader and a major European player in the used oil recycling sector. The acquisition marks the first investment for the recently crea ... Read more...

UTV Media plc Acquisition of Simply Zesty Limited

UTV Media plc (`UTV' or `The Company') is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the issued share capital of Simply Zesty Limited ('Simply Zesty'). The initial consideration is £1.7 million, which is being satisfied from the Company's existing banking facilities, with fu ... Read more...

ABCAM PLC Entry into Definitive Agreement to Acquire Epitomics International Inc

Abcam plc (AIM: ABC), a global leader in the supply of protein research tools, today announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of Epitomics International Inc ("Epitomics"), an antibody business headquartered in San Francisco, California, with operations in China, for gross consideration of US$170.0 million (the "Acq ... Read more...

Digital Barriers plc Acquisition of Codestuff Ltd

Digital Barriers plc (AIM: DGB) ("the Company"), the specialist provider of products and services to the homeland security market, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Codestuff Ltd ("Codestuff") (the "Acquisition"). Based near Edinburgh, Scotland, Codestuff is the developer of a range of best-in-class IP video solutions fo ... Read more...

TeliaSonera acquires Svenska Stadsnät AB

TeliaSonera acquires all shares in Svenska Stadsnät AB, a company providing fiber capacity to municipalities, companies and households. The price for the acquisition is not disclosed. For 2011 net sales in Svenska Stadsnät amounted to SEK 53 million. The company has operations in seven municipalities: Laholm, Svalöv, Örkel ... Read more...

Better Capital PCC Acquires sub-divisions of Maxima Holdings plc

Better Capital PCC Limited has today been informed of the acquisition of the Document Management Services, Intellect and Microsoft sub-divisions of Maxima Holdings plc ("Maxima", AIM: MXM) by m-hance Group Limited ("m-hance"), a company within the BECAP Fund LP (the "2009 Fund") investment portfolio. The sub-divisions p ... Read more...

Quintain exceeds target of £2bn assets under management through the acquisition of Grafton Advisors (2006) LLP

Quintain announces that it has acquired the specialist central London strategic property adviser, Grafton Advisors (2006) LLP ("Grafton"), for a cash consideration of £5.75 million. Grafton's principal business activity is to act as property adviser to the West End of London Property Unit Trust ("WELPUT"). WELPUT is a leadi ... Read more...

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC acquires two international grain trading conferences

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC ("Euromoney"), the international publishing, events and electronic information group, is expanding its commodities event business with the acquisition of two international grain trading conferences. Global Grain Geneva - www.gl ... Read more...

MedicX Fund Limited Acquisition of five completed properties

MedicX Fund, (LSE: MXF), the specialist primary care infrastructure investor in modern, purpose-built, primary healthcare properties in the United Kingdom, is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of five completed and fully let primary care medical centres in Grimsby, Ilkeston, Middlesbrough, Saltburn-by-the-Sea and Skelton.  ... Read more...

Aegis acquires leading US digital agency, Roundarch, for an initial consideration of US $125m

Aegis Group plc ("Aegis"), the world's leading, focused media and digital communications group, is pleased to announce that it has reached agreement to acquire the holding company of Roundarch Inc. ("Roundarch"), the US digital agency, for an initial consideration of US $125 million (£79 million). Roundarch is a leading digital agency ... Read more...

Judges Scientific Plc Acquisition of the business of KE Developments Ltd

Judges Scientific, the parent company of a group engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of scientific instruments, announces that Deben UK Limited ("Deben"), in which Judges holds a 51% indirect interest, has conditionally agreed to purchase the assets and trade of KE Developments Limited ("KED"). KED is based in Toft, Cambridgeshire ... Read more...

Centaur Media plc Acquires digital information business for £8m

Centaur Media plc, (LSE: CAU, "Centaur" or "the Group"), the business information and events group, has acquired Profile Group (UK) Limited ("Profile"), a specialist digital information business for media, PR and marketing professionals, for a total cash consideration of £8m. Centaur has separately se ... Read more...

UK Commercial Property Trust Limited Acquisition of Industrial Park Portfolio from SEGRO for £60.51m

UK Commercial Property Trust Limited, managed by Ignis Asset Management, announces that it has acquired a portfolio of three multi-let principally industrial park assets from SEGRO plc for a total consideration of £60.51m, reflecting a net initial yield of 7.34%.  The three sites provide a combined total floor area of 549,413 sq ft and a total income of & ... Read more...

Petrofac Ltd Acquires KW Ltd

Petrofac, the international oil & gas service provider, announces that it has acquired the entire share capital of KW Limited (KW).  Based in Fetcham, near Woking, with an office in Aberdeen, KW is a high-end subsea pipeline consulting and engineering services business with an established reputation in the subsea pipeline market. As at 31 March 2011, KW had gro ... Read more...

JLT combines its Spanish business with March - Unipsa to build on European Strategy creating March - JLT

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc (JLT) has announced that it will combine its existing Spanish retail broking business JLT-SIACI Espana S.L. with the business of March - Unipsa Correduria de Seguros, S.A.U. (Unipsa), the fourth largest commercial insurance broker in Spain and a subsidiary of Banca March, to form March-JLT. Following the transaction, J ... Read more...

Brady plc Acquires syseca AG

Brady, the leading provider of trading, risk management and settlement solutions to the energy, metals and soft commodities sectors, is pleased to announce that it is extending Brady Energy's product offering by adding up-to-date physical electricity trading capabilities and connectivity to most major European Transmission System Operators (TSO's). The new technology is ... Read more...

Athol Gold & Value Ltd Acquires Investment Portfolio of Ronaldsway Private Equity

The Board of Athol is pleased to announce that, in line with its stated strategy of rationalising the large number of sub critical listed investment companies, it has agreed to acquire the entire share portfolio ("Portfolio") owned by Plus listed Ronaldsway Private Equity plc ("Ronaldsway") in exchange for new ordinary shares of 0.25p each in Athol ("At ... Read more...

Ascot Acquires Stake in Mineral Hill Industries Limited

London, 1 February 2012. Ascot Mining Plc (PLUS Markets: ASMP, XETRA®: AM3.DE, "Ascot" or the "Company") announces the acquisition of shares in Mineral Hill Industries Limited ("Mineral Hill"). Ascot is pleased to announce that, in accordance with its stated strategy of building a portfolio of exploration and advanced st ... Read more...

Capita acquires Smiths Consulting Limited

Capita plc (`Capita') has acquired Smiths Consulting Ltd for a cash consideration of £10m on a cash free, debt free basis, with a further contingent consideration of up to £2m based on profit performance over the next two years. Smiths Consulting is a SAP consultancy that specialises in delivering business change enabled by technolog ... Read more...

Rio Tinto doubles stake in Richards Bay Minerals through acquisition of BHP Billiton's interest

Rio Tinto will increase its stake in Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) to 74 per cent through the acquisition of BHP Billiton's 37 per cent interest. The acquisition has been triggered by BHP Billiton's decision to exercise a put option agreed between Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton as part of RBM's restructuring in 2009. The final consideration for the ... Read more...

Sportingbet Plc Completion of acquisition of leading Danish online betting operators Danbook Limited and Scandic Bookmakers Limited

Further to the announcement made on 12 October 2011, Sportingbet Plc ("Sportingbet"), a leading online sports betting and gaming group, today announces that it has completed the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Danbook Limited ("Danbook") and Scandic Bookmakers Limited ("Scandic").  The aggregat ... Read more...

ABB to acquire Thomas & Betts for $3.9 billion to become major player in North American low-voltage products market

Zurich, Switzerland, and Memphis, TN, US, Jan. 30, 2012 - ABB (NYSE: ABB), the leading power and automation technology group, and Thomas & Betts Corporation (NYSE: TNB), a North American leader in low voltage products, today announced that both companies' boards of directors have agreed to a transaction in which ABB will acquire Thomas & Betts for $72 per s ... Read more...

Investec Holdings to acquire a majority interest in Neontar Limited

Investec plc has entered into a share purchase agreement pursuant to which its wholly owned subsidiary, Investec Holdings (Ireland) Limited ("Investec Ireland"), will acquire a majority interest in Neontar Limited (the "SPA"). Neontar Limited owns the NCB Group ("NCB"), one of Ireland's leading corporate finance and wealth and investment firms ... Read more...

Playtech Limited Acquisition of Geneity Limited

Playtech, (AIM: PTEC) the international designer, developer and licensor of software and services for the online, mobile and land-based gaming industry, announces that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Geneity Limited ('Geneity'), a UK based provider of e-gaming software products, focused primarily on the sportsbook and lottery sectors, for an initial ... Read more...

Prescient Acquires AIB Investment Managers

Prescient Holdings (Pty) Limited has agreed to acquire AIB Investment Managers Limited (AIBIM), the asset management subsidiary of Allied Irish Banks, plc. AIBIM will be renamed Prescient Investment Managers (Ireland) Limited and will remain as the Dublin based investment manager in the Prescient Group.  It’s envisaged that it will continu ... Read more...

Canary Wharf Group acquires full ownership of Wood Wharf Partnership

Canary Wharf Group has acquired ownership of the Wood Wharf Limited Partnership and associated companies and an overriding 250 year lease for the 16.8 acre Wood Wharf site immediately adjacent to the Canary Wharf business and shopping district. The transaction reflects Canary Wharf Group's commitment to developing a more diverse portfolio, both in terms of its asset and te ... Read more...

Ensor Holdings PLC Acquisition of Technocover Limited

Ensor Holdings PLC ("Ensor" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the acquisition of 90% of the issued share capital of Technocover Limited ("Technocover"), a manufacturer, supplier and installer of physical security products, based in ... Read more...

Inmarsat acquires specialist service provider to Ship Equip for US$9m

Inmarsat has announced the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of NewWave Broadband for a total cash consideration of US$9.0 million.  Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, NewWave Broadband contracts for and provides all of the satellite capacity for Inmarsat's Ship Equip subsidiary and additionally provides maintenance and upgrades for associated network hubs.  The b ... Read more...

Waterlogic Plc Acquisition of DSK

Waterlogic Plc (AIM: WTL.L), a leading manufacturer and global distributor of point-of-use ("POU") drinking water purification and dispensing systems, is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire from Hart AS, Ludwig Hart and the Estate of Johs Lunde Group the entire issued share capital of Det St ... Read more...

MITIE acquires leading energy specialist Utilyx

MITIE Group PLC ("MITIE"), the strategic outsourcing and energy services company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the leading energy and carbon management specialist Utilyx Holdings Limited ("Utilyx").  Utilyx provides a number of services relating to its clients' energy demands including strategic planning, proc ... Read more...

JD Sports Fashion Plc Acquisition of trading assets and trade of Blacks Leisure Group Plc

JD Sports Fashion Plc ('JD' or 'the Group'), the leading retailer of sport and athletic inspired fashion apparel and footwear, announces that it has acquired the trading assets and trade of Blacks Leisure Group Plc and certain of its subsidiaries ('Blacks') from its Administrators for a total cash consideration of £20 million excluding fe ... Read more...

Auto Escape acquires Car del Mar

Auto Escape, France’s leading online broker in leisure car hire has completed the acquisition of Car del Mar. Auto Escape was founded in 1999 and has risen to become one of the leading international firms in the online, low-cost car hire brokerage.  The company has operations in 13 different countries across Europe. The acquisitio ... Read more...

Acquisition of Finnish biomarkers business by ValiFinn

ValiRx Plc (AIM: VAL), a life science company with a focus on cancer diagnostics and therapeutics for personalised medicine, is pleased to announce that ValiFinn Oy, its wholly owned subsidiary, has acquired from Pharmatest Services Oy ("Pharmatest") of Oulu, Finland, its biomarkers business unit together with 5 families ... Read more...

Adecco to acquire Japan-based professional staffing firm VSN Inc

Expanding professional staffing exposure in the world's second largest staffing market Zurich, Switzerland, January 3, 2012: Adecco Group, the global leader in Human Resource services, today announces the acquisition of VSN Inc., a leading provider of professional staffing services in Japan, for an enterprise value of EUR 90 million[1]. VSN Inc. doubles ... Read more...

Perform acquires leading German digital sports media companies

Perform Group plc ("Perform"), the global market leader in the distribution and commercialisation of sports content across connected digital platforms, announces that it has acquired two related German businesses Spox Media GmbH ("Spox") and mediasports Digital GmbH ("mediasports") that will significantly enhance its presence in Germany, the larges ... Read more...

Endeavour Announces Acquisition of U.K. Producing Assets

Endeavour International Corporation (NYSE: END) (LSE: ENDV)  today announced that its subsidiary, Endeavour Energy UK Limited, has entered into a  purchase and sale agreement to acquire ConocoPhillips' interest in three producing  U.K. oil fields in the Central North Sea for $330 million, including approximately $94 million of tax attributes. < ... Read more...

Capita acquires translation and interpreting specialists Applied Language Solutions

The Capita Group Plc has announced that it has acquired Applied Language Solutions Ltd (`ALS'). ALS provides translation and interpreting services to the public and private sector, with clients including Google, Sony and Caterpillar. In August 2011 ALS was awarded a framework agreement with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). The MoJ and its partners, includ ... Read more...

Experian plc Acquisition of Garlik Limited

Experian, the global information services company, announces that it has acquired Garlik Limited, a provider of web monitoring services based in the United Kingdom. Founded in 2005, Garlik helps consumers to protect themselves from the risks of identity theft and financial fraud. Through its main product, DataPatrol, Garlik captures and monitors information from a vari ... Read more...

Technip completes acquisition of Global Industries

Technip (NYSE Euronext Paris: TEC) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Global Industries, Ltd (NASDAQ: GLBL). The shareholders of Global Industries approved the merger at a special shareholders meeting held on November 30, 2011 and will receive US$8.00 per share in cash. Global Industries has become an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Technip a ... Read more...

K3 Business Technology Group Plc involved in Acquisition

K3, which supplies enterprise resource planning ("ERP") software, hosting and managed services to the supply chain industry, is pleased to announce the acquisition of certain assets of the Integrated Business Systems division ("IBS") from Maxima Holdings plc.  The initial consideration for the acquisition is £1.4 million in cash, with a retention of ... Read more...

MobileWave Group plc Acquisition of Ariose Software Pvt Ltd

MobileWave the AIM-listed, global mobile marketing, loyalty and technology company, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Ariose Software Pvt Ltd ("Ariose"), one of India's leading companies providing solutions, software and services in the mobile and telecom industries (the "Acquisition"). The Acquisition is sub ... Read more...

Intertek acquires Labs & Testing S.A. for £1.3 million

Intertek Group plc (Intertek), the leading international provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of industries, announces that it has acquired Labs & Testing S.A. (L&T), a provider of chemical, microbiological, non-destructive testing (NDT) and environmental services based in Santiago, Chile. L&T, a privately owned compa ... Read more...

Sinclair IS Pharma plc Acquisition of Advanced Bio-Technologies Inc.

Sinclair IS Pharma plc (AIM:SPH.L) ("Sinclair IS" or "the Company"), the international specialty pharmaceutical company, announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Advanced Bio-Technologies, Inc. ("ABT"), a dermatological products company focused on scar treatment and prevention from HealthEdge Investment Partners, L ... Read more...

MITIE acquires leading access and disability consultancy Direct Enquiries

MITIE, the strategic outsourcing and energy services company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired a majority stake in the UK's leading access and disability consultancy company Direct Enquiries Holdings Ltd ("Direct Enquiries").  Direct Enquiries provides a range of services to major companies and public sector organisations, al ... Read more...

Heineken buys UK pubs for £412m

Royal Bank of Scotland, the taxpayer-owned bank, has sold 918 pubs to Heineken for £412m, including the Punch Bowl in London partly run by film director Guy Ritchie. The bank has owned the Galaxy Pub Estate since 1999 and they have been run by Scottish & Newcastle, now part of Heineken. The deal will make Heineken one of t ... Read more...

Clarkson Plc acquires EnShip Ltd

Clarksons, the world's leading shipping services group, is pleased to announce that through its port services business, Clarkson Port Services ("CPS") it has acquired EnShip Ltd ("EnShip"), the Aberdeen based shipping agency and marine industry logistics specialist. Since its formation in 2004, EnShip has earned an e ... Read more...

Experian agrees to acquire 192business

Experian, the global information services company, announces that it has agreed to acquire 192business Limited, subject to approval by the Office of Fair Trading. 192business is a leading provider of online identity verification services based in the United Kingdom.  Launched in 2002, 192business helps organisations to verify and manage the identity of their c ... Read more...

Senior plc acquires Weston EU

Senior plc ("Senior") is pleased to announce that it has acquired 100% of the issued share capital of Weston EU Limited and its subsidiary Weston SEA Limited (collectively "Weston" or the "Weston Group") from the company's family shareholders. Weston, located in Colne, Lancashire (UK) and with facilities in Chonburi in Thailand, is pr ... Read more...

iomart Group plc Acquisition of EQSN Ltd

iomart Group plc, the cloud computing and managed hosting company, is pleased to announce that it has today acquired the entire issued share capital of EQSN for a total cash consideration of £2,475,000,  with £2,250,000 payable at completion and a deferred consideration of up to £225,000 contingent on the successful integration of t ... Read more...

Baltic Oil Terminals PLC Acquisition of Haahr Tank-Lager A/S

Baltic Oil Terminals PLC ("Baltic" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has today entered into an agreement for the acquisition (the "Acquisition") of Haahr Tank-Lager A/S ("Haahr Tank") for US$ 9.9m (approximately £6.3m) in cash.   Haahr Tank operates a 160,000 cubic metres refined oils te ... Read more...

Centrica establishes strategic partnership with Statoil and announces £1bn Norwegian asset acquisition

£13 billion 10 year gas supply deal for the UK from 2015 boosting energy security £1 billion acquisition of producing and development assets in the Norwegian North Sea Strategic agreement for partnership on gas exploration opportunities in Norway and the UK ... Read more...

Active Energy Group Plc Acquisition of Bioenerho-Leader Limited

Active Energy, the AIM - quoted voltage optimisation specialist and eco engineering consultants announces, the acquisition of Bioenerho-Leader Limited ("Bioenerho"), a company that has been established to provide biomass energy resources to industrial power facilities in Poland, for an initial consideration satisfied by the issue of 40,000,000 new ordinary sh ... Read more...

McKay Acquires Bracknell Office Investment

McKay Securities PLC, the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) specialising in South East and central London office and industrial property, has acquired Doncastle House, a 33,600 sq ft modern office property in Bracknell for £2.71 million.  This represents an initial yield of 12.5%.  The purchase price equates to £85 per sq ft after purchasers costs, ... Read more...

Paddy Power plc acquires games developer Cayetano

Paddy Power plc ("Paddy Power") announces today the acquisition of CT Networks Limited ("Cayetano"), a games developer headquartered in the Isle of Man. Cayetano has developed a range of games for the online and mobile gaming markets, using its team of software developers and graphic designers located in Sofia, Bulgaria. Cayetano was acquired this m ... Read more...

Restore plc Acquisition of Brunswick Document Management Limited

Restore plc ("Restore" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the acquisition of Brunswick Document Management Limited ("Brunswick"), which was completed on 14 November 2011. Founded in 1998 and based in Middlesbrough, Brunswick is a records management business with a broad range of customers, predominantly in the North East of England.& ... Read more...

NewRiver Retail Limited Acquisition of Newlands Shopping Centre, Witham, Essex

NewRiver Retail Limited (AIM and CISX: NRR), the UK REIT specialising in value-creating retail property investment and active asset management, is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of the freehold interest of The Newland Shopping Centre in Witham, Essex. The property is being acquired from Glanmore Investment Limited for a total consideration of £ ... Read more...

Modern Water acquires Microtox

Modern Water (AIM:MWG), a provider of leading water technologies for the production of fresh water and monitoring of water quality, is pleased to announce that it has today entered into an agreement with Strategic Diagnostics Inc. ("SDIX") to purchase the assets of its water quality division (the "division"), including its Microtox® toxicity testing technology ... Read more...

HICL Infrastructure Company Completes Two Investments for £19 Million

HICL Infrastructure Company Limited ("HICL" or the "Company", and together with its subsidiaries the "Group"), the listed infrastructure investment company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired a new investment and bought an additional stake in an existing project for a total consideration of £19.0 million. The Group has a ... Read more...

IDOX plc Acquisition of e-learning and information solutions business

IDOX plc (AIM: IDOX, 'IDOX' or the 'Company'), a leading independent supplier of software and services, has acquired Interactive Dialogues Limited and Interactive Dialogues NV ("ID") for a total consideration of €2.2m (£1.9m) in cash.  ID is a leading supplier of e-learning and information solutions in Europe en ... Read more...

aiHit receives US$5.5m investment from VTB Capital

The $5.5 million investment will help finance marketing, business development and R&D.  As a part of the business development plan, aiHit will also be opening an R&D centre in St.Petersburg. Aidar Kaliev, Head of VTB Capital’s venture business said: “There are several factors that excite us about this company. First, aiHit h ... Read more...

GB Group plc £11.2 million Acquisition of Capscan Parent Ltd

GB Group plc ("GB Group" or the "Group" or the "Company"), the leading Identity Management specialist, announces that it has conditionally agreed to acquire Capscan Parent Ltd ("Capscan" or the "Acquisition"), a leading supplier of customer registration and address management software solutions for a consideration of £11 ... Read more...

Sony to acquire Ericsson’s share of Sony Ericsson

Sony Corporation (“Sony”) and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (“Ericsson”) has  announced that Sony will acquire Ericsson’s 50 percent stake in Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB (“Sony Ericsson”), making the mobile handset business a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony. The transaction give ... Read more...

Brulines Group plc Acquisition of Lookout Solutions

Brulines Group plc (AIM:BRU), the leading provider of real time monitoring systems and data management services for the leisure and forecourt solutions sectors, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Lookout Solutions ("Lookout"), a vending industry telemetry solutions provider based in Oxford, for an undisclosed sum. The solutions provided by L ... Read more...

Aegis Media Netherlands' position strengthened with agreement to acquire Kobalt Media

Aegis Group plc ("Aegis"), one of the world's leading media and digital marketing communications groups, today announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire the assets and contracts of the Dutch media agency Kobalt Media B.V. ("Kobalt").  At the beginning of October 2011 Kobalt had gross assets of €18.9 million. Kobalt ... Read more...

Fuller's to add Five New Pubs to its Growing Estate

Fuller, Smith & Turner PLC announces that on November 1st 2011 it is to acquire five new pubs, increasing its reach in Central London and adding 58 bedrooms to the business. Three of the new additions are leasehold and two are freehold properties. The Wellington, Waterloo, The Pavilion End and Bluu in the City of London, The Hand ... Read more...

Compass Group acquires Integrated Cleaning Management Limited

Compass Group has acquired Integrated Cleaning Management Limited ("ICM") from Paul Rafferty and Coral Brodie. For the year ended 31 March 2011, ICM had revenues of £61.0m and gross assets of £16.3m. ICM is ... Read more...

Aurelian Oil & Gas PLC

Acquisition of additional 10% equity in Cybinka and Torzym concessions on Polish Reef Oil Play taking interest to 45% in each. Aurelian is pleased to announce that it has acquired an additional 10% interest in each of the Cybinka and Torzym concessions from Avobone Poland B.V.   ... Read more...

Ithaca Energy acquires Challenger Minerals for $35 million

Ithaca Energy (LON:IAE) has boosted its interest in the Stella/Harrier fields through the acquisition of Challenger Minerals. The company has acquired the entire share capital of Challenger Minerals from Transocean Drilling U.K. for a consideration of $35 million - $25 million payable immediately and US$10 million upon approval of the Stella/Harrier Field Development Plan by the Departmen ... Read more...

Randall & Quilter acquires Principle Insurance

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings has reached agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of Principle Insurance Company Limited, a UK domiciled insurer, from Principle Insurance Holdings Limited. Principle has been in run-off since October 2009 and comprises almost entirely of Takaful motor insurance business with net reserves of c. £2.8m as at 30 June, 201 ... Read more...

Pearson acquires TQ Holdings

Pearson, the learning company, has announced the acquisition of TQ Holdings Ltd, a private company based in Derbyshire, England. TQ provides vocational and technical education and training services to governments, institutions and corporations around the world. Its major geographic markets are the UK and the Middle East, and it has particular expertise in skills related to the defence, en ... Read more...

G4S in £5.2bn merger

Security firm G4S has announced a £5.2 billion deal which it says will create the 'world's largest integrated security and facilities services group'. The company announced the acquisition of ISS A/S for an enterprise value of around £5.2 billion. G4S also announced a 7 for 6 rights issue at 122p to raise approximately £2 billion. The group put ... Read more...

Unilever to acquire 82% stake in Concern Kalina

Unilever, one of the world's leading consumer goods companies and Concern Kalina, the leading Russian beauty company, today announced that Unilever has agreed to acquire 82% of Concern Kalina. The transaction, which is pending required regulatory approvals, values the equity of the total business at RUB 21.5 billion (€ 500 million). ... Read more...

Dominion Petroleum to be snapped up by Ophir Energy

The deal, which is predominantly share based but has a cash element, will "create the largest independent net deepwater acreage portfolio in the emerging and highly prospective hydrocarbon province of East Africa," Ophir wrote in an announcement to the London Stock Exchange on Thursday. News of the deal sent Ophir's shares slumping over 11% before tradin ... Read more...

Sportingbet acquires two Danish online bookmakers

Sportingbet Plc ("Sportingbet"), a leading online sports betting and gaming group, today announces that its wholly owned subsidiaries, Sportingbet Holdings Limited ("SHL") and Interactive Sports (C.I.) Limited ("ISCI"), have each entered into a conditional binding agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of, in the case of SHL, Danbook Limited (&q ... Read more...

Sainsbury's acquires Global Media Vault Ltd

Sainsbury's has announced the acquisition of online entertainment company Global Media Vault Ltd (GMV) from MBL Group PLC for £1 million. The acquisition will support the retailer's drive into the growing online and digital entertainment market following the launch of the Sainsbury's Entertainment website in November 2010. GMV is a white label ... Read more...

Maintel Holdings Plc - Acquisition of Totility Limited

Maintel Holdings Plc, the telecoms and data services company, announces the acquisition, subject to shareholder approval, on 29 September 2011 of Totility Limited ("Totility"), a specialist UK mobile telecoms provider, for an initial consideration of £2.83m, with a further consideration of up to £4.0m dependent on Totility's performance in the 12 (in cer ... Read more...

NWF Group plc Acquisition of Swan Petroleum Ltd

NWF, the specialist agricultural and distribution business, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Swan Petroleum Limited ("Swan") ("the Acquisition"), a 42 million litre depot based fuel distribution business operating in the North West of England.  The Acquisition will increase NWF Fuels division's volume by 10% and enhance NWF's curren ... Read more...

AVEVA Group Plc Acquires Z+F UK Limited For Net Consideration Of £6.3 Million

AVEVA (stock code : AVV), one of the world's leading providers of engineering design and information management solutions, today announces the acquisition of Z+F UK Limited ("Z+F UK"), a UK software company which develops and markets leading laser scanning software for the capture and management of laser scan data. The acquisition brings to AVEVA's ... Read more...

Bunzl Completes Further Acquisitions in Brazil and the Netherlands

Bunzl plc, the international distribution and outsourcing Group, today announces two further acquisitions together with the completion of the acquisition of Majestic Products. The Company has acquired Ideal Global Sistemas de Higiene Ltda from Ryssard and Rodrigo Zimnowlocki.  Based in São Paulo with three warehouses throughout Brazil, Ideal is a le ... Read more...

Ubisense Group plc Acquisition of US geospatial location solutions business

Ubisense Group plc (AIM: UBI, "Ubisense" "the Group"), the market-leading location solutions company, has acquired Integrated Mapping Services Inc ("InMaps"), a US-based company focused on delivering geospatial business solutions to electric and gas utilities, for $700,000 in cash. InMaps' provides a suite of products, integrated with ... Read more...

Hill & Smith has completed the sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary Ash & Lacy Building Systems (ALBS)

Ash & Lacy are leading manufacturers and distributors of metal building envelope systems and ancillary products, providing the specifier and contractor with total solutions from a single source. A Newco, headed by the management team of Jonathan Evans and Ian French has made the acquisition,  assisted by Leumi ABL, who provided a total asset based lend ... Read more...

Porta Communications Plc Proposed acquisition of Threadneedle Communications Limited

Porta Communications plc ("Porta" or the "Company") announces that a contract (the "Contract") has been signed in relation to the proposed acquisition of 80 per cent. of the issued share capital of Threadneedle Communications Limited ("Threadneedle" or "Threadneedle Communications") by Porta, subject inter alia to approva ... Read more...

Consortium and management team announce acquisition of Whittington UK from the Whittington Group

Tawa, Skuld and Paraline combine forces to acquire the leading provider of third-party syndicate management services at Lloyd's A consortium comprising Tawa Plc, Skuld, and Paraline Group, Ltd. ("the Consortium") today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Whittington Insurance Markets Limited("Whittington") (&q ... Read more...

St Ives plc is pleased to announce the acquisition of Response One Holdings Limited

The acquisition of Response One represents a further step in St Ives's strategy to create a complementary range of digital and marketing services, whilst reducing exposure to commoditised print markets and to enable the Group to add further value to existing and new clients. Established in 1998, Response One is one of the UK's leading and fastest growing data ... Read more...

ABCAM PLC Acquisition of specialist provider of biochemicals

Abcam plc, a global leader in the supply of protein research tools, is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of UK-based Ascent Scientific Ltd ("Ascent Scientific"), a specialist provider of biochemical reagents with international sales. The total considerat ... Read more...

Minoan Group Plc Acquisition of John Semple Travel Limited and Suspension of Trading

Minoan, the AIM listed travel and leisure company is pleased to announce further progress in the Group's strategy of developing its travel and leisure business with the signing of a sale and purchase agreement ("SPA") on 9 September 2011 to acquire the entire issued share capital of John Semple Travel Limited ("JST"), a successful online and retail travel agent ba ... Read more...

Union Bancaire Privée to acquire ABN AMRO Bank (Switzerland) AG

Union Bancaire Privée, UBP SA and ABN AMRO Bank N.V. have announced today that they have entered into an agreement whereby UBP will acquire ABN AMRO Bank (Switzerland) AG. The cash transaction is subject to the usual completion conditions and the approval of the relevant regulatory bodies. It is expected to be finalised during the fourth quarter of 20 ... Read more...

Tawa acquires Chiltington International Group and establishes significant footprint in Europe

Tawa plc ("Tawa") today announced that it has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire Hamburger Internationale Ruckversicherung ("HIR"), the holding company for the Chiltington Group of companies ("Chiltington"). The purchase of HIR includes Chiltington, which provides consultancy and outsource serv ... Read more...

HMS Hydraulic Machines & Systems Group plc completes acquisition of Belorussian Pump Manufacturer

HMS Group (LSE: HMSG), the leading pump manufacturer and provider of flow control solutions and related services in Russia and the CIS, announced that it has completed an acquisition of Bobruisk Machine Building Plant (the “Plant”), located in Bobruisk, Belarus – one of the largest manufacturer of specialist centrifugal pumps in the CIS. H ... Read more...

Hunting acquires W L Doffing a specialist machining business for US$20.8m

Hunting PLC (LSE:HTG), the international energy services company today announces the completion of the acquisition of the business and assets of W L Doffing, L.P. ("Doffing") a company that provides high precision machining services to the energy industry, for a cash consideration of US$20.8m (c.£12.8m). The consideration paid is on a cash-free-debt ... Read more...

Mattioli Woods plc Acquisition of Kudos

Mattioli Woods plc (AIM: MTW.L) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the entire share capital of TCF Global Independent Financial Services Limited ("TCF") and its subsidiary Kudos Independent Financial Services Limited ("Kudos") from its shareholders ("the Sellers") for a total consideration of up to £8.69 million, to be satisfied part ... Read more...

Costain Group PLC Acquisition of Promanex Group Holdings Limited

Costain, one of the UK\'s leading engineering solutions providers, is pleased to announce that it has acquired 100 per cent of the issued share capital of Promanex, an industrial support services business providing facilities management, installation, repair and maintenance and general asset management in a number of high growth, specialist markets such as Power, Petrochemicals and N ... Read more...

Offer made by Cargill to acquire Provimi for EUR 1.5 billion

The Provimi Group, a leading, global animal nutrition business, has announced that a binding offer has been received from Cargill to acquire Provimi from the Permira funds for an enterprise value of EUR 1.5 billion. Provimi has agreed with Cargill to commence the necessary Works Council consultations and appropriate anti-trust processes, on an exclusive basis. A combin ... Read more...

INPP acquires interests in Building Schools for the Future Investments

International Public Partnerships Limited (INPP) is pleased to announce that it has acquired the UK Government's investment interest in the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. INPP has acquired 100% of the interests in Building Schools for the Future Investments LLP (BSFI) from the Department for Education and Partnerships UK.&nb ... Read more...

Aegis Media's Isobar strengthens its position with the acquisition of pjure in Austria

Aegis Group plc ("Aegis"), one of the world's leading marketing communications and market research groups, today announces that it has acquired pjure, an Austrian-based digital creative agency. As at 31 December 2010, pjure had gross assets of €562k. With its roots in online advertising and e-dialogue marketing, established in 2000, pju ... Read more...

Astrium acquires Vizada from Apax France

Astrium, an EADS (EUR:EAD) subsidiary has entered into an agreement to acquire Vizada from Apax France, a French Private Equity fund and the majority shareholder, for $ 960 million. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals. Vizada is a leading independent provider of global satellite-based mobility communication services, serving customers across se ... Read more...

Pearson to acquire Stark Holding in Germany

Pearson, the world's leading learning company, is today announcing the acquisition of Stark Holding ("Stark") from Syntegra Capital. Stark is a leading provider of education materials including test preparation resources for pupils and teachers. The company is widely recognised for its high quality products, particularly in Maths, German and English. In ... Read more...

Origin Enterprises plc Strategic Acquisition by Valeo Foods Group Limited

Origin Enterprises plc's associate undertaking, Valeo Foods Group Limited ('Valeo'), today announced that it has reached conditional agreement to acquire Jacob Fruitfield Food Group Limited ('Jacob Fruitfield'). Jacob Fruitfield's portfolio of brands comprises some of Ireland's best known consumer food products including Jacob's ... Read more...

FFastFill plc Acquisition Spread Intelligence to enhance FFastFill Front Office capability

FFastFill plc the leading provider of Software as a Service ("SaaS") to the global derivatives community, is pleased to announce the acquisition of software assets known as "Spread Intelligence", which contain highly sophisticated spread trading tools (the "Acquisition"). The Acquisition, which FFastFill believes has the potential to enhan ... Read more...

H.R. Owen Plc extends Bentley position and adds Aston Martin to its stable of luxury marques

H.R. Owen Plc ("H.R. Owen" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Broughtons of Cheltenham Limited from its current shareholders, SP Broughton & Co Limited and Mr J Newcombe ("the Acquisition").  Broughtons of Cheltenham Limited operates three Bentley franchises, in ... Read more...

Telelink and information technology merge

The two in network system integration and data technology company engaged ICT Telelink join forces to its leading role in the region of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) continues to expand. Based in Holland Telelink Holdings BV acquires a majority stake in Austrian Datentechnik GmbH the transaction still requires approval by the competent authorities. After the merger ... Read more...

Yorkshire Building Society Agrees to Acquire Egg's Mortgage and Savings Business

Yorkshire Building Society announced that it has entered into an agreement with Egg Banking plc, a subsidiary of Citigroup Inc., to acquire its mortgage and savings business, comprising a £2.5 billion* savings book and a £430 million* mortgage book. As part of the transaction the Yorkshire will also acquire the Egg brand.  Yorkshire Buildin ... Read more...

Saint-Gobain Signs Agreement with Wolseley to Acquire the Build Center Network and Brossette

Saint-Gobain has signed an agreement with UK building materials distributor Wolseley for the acquisition of its British Build Center network and its French subsidiary Brossette. Build Center Acquisition Build Center is the UK's fourth largest general builders' merchant. With a network of 148 branches located ac ... Read more...

Phillips Plastics Corporation to acquire 100% of the shares of Medisize Corporation

Medisize Corporation has announced the decision of Phillips Plastics Corporation to acquire Medisize Corporation.  Phillips Plastics Corporation is a global leader in design, engineering and manufacturing for the medical, consumer, defence and automotive industries. The acquisition will create a global, vertically integrated healthcare company with greater ability to meet custome ... Read more...

OM Group Announces Intent to Acquire Magnetic Engineering Company Vacuumschmelze for €700 million

OM Group has announced the signing of a definitive agreement to purchase Vacuumschmelze GmbH & Co. KG (VAC) of Hanau, Germany, a global market leader in advanced energy materials and specialty magnetics, for €700 million. The proposed transaction would allow us to add another financially strong, market-leading business to our portfolio of highly specia ... Read more...

Vision Capital has acquired a portfolio of three companies from Paragon Secondary Partners together with industrial holding Rubicon Partners

Vision Capital, a UK based private equity firm, has closed a deal with Paragon Secondary Partners to acquire three of its Germany based companies.  In partnership with Rubicon Partners, an industrial management group with experience in the German market, Vision Capital purchased ABL Technic, Metallwarenfabrik Gemmingen, and Gensets.  The total 2010 revenues for these thr ... Read more...

EQT V sells Securitas Direct to Bain Capital and Hellman & Friedman

EQT V has agreed to sell Securitas Direct to private equity funds managed by Bain Capital and Hellman & Friedman for an enterprise value of SEK 21 billion in cash plus a potential additional payment of up to SEK 0.9 billion.  During EQT’s ownership Secu ... Read more...

MICEX and RTS sign an agreement to merge

The MICEX and the RTS have announced the signing of a framework agreement to merge their businesses. The agreement determines the procedures for forming a single exchange holding. The signing of the agreement marks a new stage of the development of the Russian stock market infrastructure which implies the creation of an international leader prepared to ... Read more...

Almacantar and Orchard Street Investment Management agree Marble Arch Tower deal

Almacantar has exchanged contracts for the purchase of Marble Arch Tower for approximately £80 million. The 82m tall tower is one of the most prominent buildings in London’s West End. The building, which overlooks Hyde Park, has been acquired from clients of Orchard Street Investment Management, the specialist commercial property investment manager. ... Read more...

Team Telecom Group acquires C&C Technology

Team Telecom Group (TTG) has acquired IT consultancy C&C Technology, in the first phase of the Group’s planned expansion since a £32.8m management buy-out backed by Gresham Private Equity in May 2010. The move combines the strengths of TTG and C&C in the aviation sector and brings additional capabilities and services to TTG’s aviation portfoli ... Read more...

ECI and ISIS invest in Reed & Mackay

ECI has invested in Reed & Mackay, the leading provider of strategic business travel management services. The investment will be used to continue to grow the high quality and value added services Reed & Mackay delivers to its clients. In 2005 ISIS invested £4.87m on behalf of the Baronsmead VCTs in Reed & Mackay for a significant minor ... Read more...

AB Sanitas sold to Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc for approximately €314 million

Funds advised by Citi Venture Capital International (“CVCI”, through the legal entities Citigroup Venture Capital International Jersey Limited and Baltic Pharma Limited), Invalda AB (“Invalda”) (www.invalda.com), Amber Trust II S.C.A. (“Amber”) and certain other persons ... Read more...

The J. M. Smucker Company Acquires Leading Hispanic Brands From Rowland Coffee Roasters

The J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE: SJM) announced that it has completed an acquisition of the coffee brands and business operations of Rowland Coffee Roasters, Inc. ("Rowland Coffee"), a privately-held company headquartered in Miami, Florida. Rowland Coffee's products are primarily sold under the leading Hispanic Cafe Bustelo®& ... Read more...

MPS Signs Purchase Agreement with CD CARTONDRUCK AG

Multi Packaging Solutions, Inc. (“MPS”), a leading manufacturer of print and packaging for the cosmetics, healthcare, horticulture, media, and consumer markets announced that it has signed a definitive purchase agreement with CD CARTONDRUCK AG, (“CARTONDRUCK”) headquartered in Obersulm, Germany. CARTONDRUCK is a leading manufactu ... Read more...

Takeda to Acquire Nycomed

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (“Takeda”, TSE: 4502) and Nycomed A/S (“Nycomed”) jointly announced that Takeda has reached an agreement with the shareholders of Nycomed in which Takeda will acquire the Zurich-headquartered company for 9.6 billion Euro on a cash-free, debt-free basis. The boards of directors of each company unanimously approve ... Read more...

Rosneft Acquires 50% of Ruhr Oel GmbH

Rosneft has closed its acquisition of 50% of Ruhr Oel GmbH from the Venezuelan state oil company Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA). The European Commission approved acquisition by Rosneft of a 50% stake in Ruhr Oel on March 11, 2011. The acquisition agreements took effect from May 1, 2011 following completion of necessary closing docume ... Read more...

KCA DEUTAG completes refinancing process

KCA DEUTAG, one of the world’s leading drilling and engineering contractors announces the completion of a refinancing process. The successful conclusion of this process has resulted in a transaction that strengthens the capital structure of the Company and ensures the long term financial stability of the business. KCA DEUTAG will benefit from a strong institu ... Read more...

Sanoma acquires Benelux TV operations from ProSiebenSat.1 with prominent partners

Sanoma has agreed to acquire the SBS free-to-air TV assets in the Netherlands and Belgium from ProSiebenSat.1 together with a strong consortium of local partners. For the Dutch transaction, Sanoma has entered into a partnership with Talpa Media. For the Belgian acquisition, Sanoma has partnered with Corelio and Wouter Vandenhaute & Erik Watté. The enterprise value of th ... Read more...

Mibelle invests in Hallam Beauty

Mibelle AG Cosmetics is acquiring a majority stake in Hallam Beauty Ltd and is thus expanding its strong position in the business with cosmetics and hygiene products at international level. Mibelle, a subsidiary of €14.5bn Swiss conglomerate, Migros, is one of Europe's foremost personal care companies and has acquired the £37m turnover business ... Read more...