Investis has been taken under private equity control by way of a management buy-out.
LDC has exited its investment in Direct Group, five years after acquiring a minority stake in the business.
Venture capital firm Synova Capital has backed Kinapse, a business which provides outsourcing and consultancy services.
Quality services business Intertek Group has acquired NDT Services as it looks to expand its presence in the aerospace and power sectors.
The management team of Impetus Automotive has led a buy-out of the business consultancy firm with help from ISIS Equity Partners.
The Alternative Business Structure (ABS) licence granted to private equity-backed Parabis could herald many more marriages between buy-out houses and law firms.
Company financials database Duedil has enticed its existing investor base to follow up previous commitments with more capital.
The Finance for Business North East Accelerator Fund has made an investment through its managing partner Northstar Ventures.
UK-based financial analytics business OpenGamma has secured $15 million (£9.6 million) in Series C funding.
Private equity-backed CitySprint has closed its sixth acquisition since Dunedin backed a management buy-out of the business in December 2010.
The management team of bChannels has closed a buy-out of the business with institutional support coming from RCapital.
Singer Capital Markets and N+1 Brewin are merging to form a new corporate advisory and broking business.
Mobeus Equity Partners has closed its first deal since closing its own management buy-out (MBO) from Matrix Group.
Media and digital communications business Aegis has made a Chinese acquisition through the purchase of Catch Stone.
Venture capital firm Octopus Investments has ended its interest in visual communications business AVM in a deal with Alcuin Capital.
Sauce Consultancy and 3G Communications are merging with an eye towards relaunching the combined business in the summer of 2013.
Venture capital-backed StrikeAd has secured the second round of its Series A funding and decided to relocate to the US.
Fircroft Engineering Services is the subject of Equistone Partners Europe's latest deal, as the investment firm looks to bolster its portfolio.
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