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Turnaround investor Endless snaps up office2office

Mergers & Acquisitions

A public-to-private acquisition has seen business supplies company office2office move into private equity control.

LDC backs £50 million Clifford Thames MBO

Mergers & Acquisitions

The management team of automotive data company Clifford Thames has turned to private equity to finance a buy-out of the business.

UK exporters predict upturn in turnover in run up to government 2020 target 

Business News

New research finds that 70 per cent of British businesses exporting believe that turnover will improve in the coming 12 months.

Government launches new apprenticeship programme alongside Google and Sky

Business News

A campaign called Get in. Go Far has been kicked off by David Cameron's coalition to boost apprenticeships in Britain.

Tech accessories brand Knomo raises £1 million investment

Fundraising Deals

Private equity investor Hattington Capital has led a growth capital injection into Knomo so that the accessories company can build out its e-commerce platform and product offering.

Corporate and VC funding deal for flexible display business SmartKem

Fundraising Deals

North Wales-based SmartKem has closed a Series A transaction involving a syndicate of venture capital, corporate and regional backers.

Pact Coffee brews up £2 million investment from MMC Ventures

Fundraising Deals

Growth company investor MMC Ventures has led a new £2 million investment into subscription coffee business Pact Coffee.

Sainsbury's bolsters e-book offering through acquisition

Mergers & Acquisitions

High street supermarket chain Sainsbury's has added to its digital entertainment division by snapping up the remainder of e-books platform Anobii.

Abbey Pharma inks Business Growth Fund deal and closes acquisition

Fundraising Deals

Kent-based Abbey Pharma has taken on external debt and equity finance so that it can support a planned buy-and-build strategy.

News website BuzzFeed raises £30 million from Andreessen Horowitz

Fundraising Deals

Digital news company BuzzFeed has now raised $96.3 million worth of external investment following its latest growth capital deal.

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