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Twitch acquisition by Amazon takes tech M&A to highest level since 2000

Business News

Amazon's proposed $970 million purchase of Twitch has pushed year-to-date technology corporate deal levels to heights not seen since the dot.com bubble.

IKEA's venture arm backs Scottish LED business

Fundraising Deals

Design LED Products has secured an undisclosed investment from IKEA GreenTech, the venture capital company of global furniture retailer IKEA.

Cleantech firm Ecovision gets equity support from Business Growth Fund

Fundraising Deals

Heap pump, solar panel, biomass and gas boiler installer Ecovision has raised £3.6 million of new finance led by founder Peter Randall.

Furniture Village packages up £6 million investment deal

Fundraising Deals

Independent furniture retailer Furniture Village has turned to equity capital so that it can finance a roll-out of UK stores.

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.

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