Fledgling investment firm Panoramic Growth Equity has closed its fifth deal and backed travel company Andante Travels.
The Carlyle Group has made what it describes as a 'significant investment' in private hire service Addison Lee.
Mobile ticketing business Masabi has closed its third institutional funding round and invited two new investors to the table.
Having spent time on the other side of the fence as a venture capitalist, Greg Marsh is giving entrepreneurship a go and has seen his 'unhotel' business Onefinestay grow out of its beginnings in London to operations in New York.
Venture capital-backed Love Home Swap has landed its first acquisition, using the investment capital it secered through its two 2012 fundraisings.
Asset Match, a platform for trading shares in private companies which recently acquired Sharemark, has added the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company to its members.
Car sharing business Zipcar has been acquired by Avis Budget Group through a deal worth $500 million (£307 million).
Vehicle tracking software business Route Monkey has secured £500,000 of investment for the second time in its lifetime.
MMC Ventures has backed Love Home Swap for the second time in 2012 by investing £800,000.
Taxi booking network Click A Taxi has announced a second angel funding round of $1.5 million (£944,000).
Lastminute.com co-founder Brent Hoberman has joined the board of language learning social network busuu.com as part of a €3.5 million investment round.
Index Ventures has led a funding round into Secret Escapes, which sees the holiday flash market sales website net £8 million.
London-based holiday rental business HouseTrip has taken its total fundraising to date to $59.7 million (£37.3 million) after closing its Series C round.
A Cork-based business which provides hand-held audio players to the tourism market has netted €400,000 of development capital.
Private equity firm LDC has invested in rural holiday accommodation business Forest Holidays to aide a new site roll-out.
A business spawned by two University of Warwick students has secured an investment from Midven's Early Advantage fund.
Door-to-door baggage service SendmyBag has secured investment from a venture capital firm after failing to secure capital on BBC's Dragons' Den.
European private equity firm Bridgepoint has acquired French luxury cruise line company Compagnie du Ponant.
LDC has continued with its interest in the aviation market by backing Airline Services, a business which now joins fellow portfolio company AIM Aviation.
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