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Octopus-backed Hydrobolt exits through deal with LoneStar

Mergers & Acquisitions

Energy parts business Hydrobolt has been snapped up by LoneStar for an undisclosed amount with help from private equity firm AEA Investors.

Maiden exit for North West Fund for Digital & Creative as Adaptis sold for 2.4x return

Mergers & Acquisitions

The North West Fund for Digital & Creative has secured a first sale from its portfolio, three years after the £15 million fund was created.

Restaurant reservation platform Bookatable acquires 2Book to gobble up Scandinavian market share

Mergers & Acquisitions

Bookatable has moved to build out its offering in Europe by snapping up Swedish business 2Book for an undisclosed amount.

London tech start-up The Currency Cloud bolstered by eight-figure fundraising

Fundraising Deals

A host of well-known venture capital firms are uniting to back the future growth of payments engine The Currency Cloud as the British business looks to increase transaction numbers.

Israeli tailor used by Marks & Spencer debuts on London's AIM stock exchange

IPO & City News

Bagir Group has joined the Alternative Investment Market and raised £20 million to fund future growth.

MBO for Connect Communications backed by LDC

Mergers & Acquisitions

LDC has closed its second deal in as many days by backing a management buy-out for telecommunications company Connect Communications.

LDC snaps up mobility equipment firm from Canadian-listed Prism Medical

Mergers & Acquisitions

Lloyds Banking Group equity investment arm LDC has closed its latest deal and added mobility equipment company Prism Medical UK to its portfolio.

Organisational app Snupps launches on the back of $5 million seed round

Fundraising Deals

A service aimed at helping users organise and socialise their possessions has raised $5 million growth capital and launched an app for the Apple iOS platform.

Pregnancy test technology secures £2.3 million through Angel CoFund led deal

Fundraising Deals

Concepta will now being to develop and market a diagnostic device for the testing of fertility, pregnancy and early-stage healthy pregnancy monitoring following a new funding round.

The Inbetweeners and Cream festival operator backer launches new media and entertainment investment fund

Business News

A new fund created by part of the team behind Ingenious Ventures has been launched with a fundraising benchmark of £150 million.

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