Music publisher Chrysalis has accepted a joint cash offer from Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) and German media group Bertelsmann in a deal that values the British company at £107.4 million.
A new poster boy for the European start-up scene, Kristian Segerstråle tells GrowthBusiness how as a 33-year-old he is only getting started after the sale of his social gaming company Playfish for an initial $275 million.
Sports marketing and media services group Parallel Media has raised £3.7 million in investment after refinancing.
Entertainment rights administrator Compact Media Group has been acquired by private equity firm Lyceum Capital for £17 million.
Investment firm Ingenious has committed £2 million to comedy club operator Jongleurs to fund nationwide expansion for the company.
The economic downturn has forced companies to change their sales strategies to stay in business. We talk to three CEOs about how they've adapted to tough trading conditions.
ISIS Equity Partners has invested £3.2 million in marketing services company Inspired Thinking Group (ITG) to fund a 'transformational' acquisition.
A look at the pros and cons of using self-employed agents as opposed to employed sales reps.
A fund of £10 million set up by Cass Business School has made its first investment, in corporate reputation specialist Alva.
A venture capital house has been established which promises to help web entrepreneurs with bright ideas develop them into businesses.
One in ten UK office workers under 35 have posted derogatory comments about their employer on social networking sites such as Facebook.
Online information business Brightsolid has been given the official go-ahead for the acquisition of Friends Reunited Group for £25 million.
PR is not the impenetrable science that many agencies would have you believe. It is possible to do your own PR, but first you need to be clear what you want to achieve.
Medical PR agency Fishawack Communications has made an acquisition in the US with backing from existing investor YFM.
A developer of software that helps online publishers adapt their content to individual users has secured $2.5 million (£1.6 million) of equity finance.
Five years ago Adam Stafford’s web design agency Fresh Egg was on the brink of bankruptcy. Now the business has sales of over £2 million and Dragons’ Den star James Caan recently joined as chairman.
Venture capital trust IBIS Media VCT has backed the buy-out of Contagious Communications, an intelligence service focusing on marketing trends and techniques.
Web marketing specialist Skimlinks has secured $1.5 million (£900,000) in a Series A round led by Sussex Place Ventures.
Even when you can't grow your turnover or profits, you can still aim to take a larger slice of a shrinking market. We look at tactics to win business from powerful competitors.
German media group Hubert Burda has increased its shareholding in publicly listed business networking website XING to 25.1 per cent.
David Barker reflects on resisting the temptation to say 'Yes' to the first offer when he opened his data centre, and how choosing instead to diversify his client base at launch has enabled 4D Data Centres to maintain rapid growth in a recession.
Bob Mecrate-Butcher, partner at Charles Russell, looks at how corporate leaks can first be prevented and then plugged when they do occur.
That a team of 13 could build a business worth $1 billion should be the inspiration that all entrepreneurs need.
New research from GrowthBusiness shows that the number of UK cash shells is climbing. We speak to new entrants to the market and those that have recently closed deals to find out what’s driving shells’ increasing popularity.