All Mergers & Acquisitions

Financial intelligence: Mergemarket services big names in in the industry

Mergemarket acquires UK company C6 Intelligence

Global provider of financial intelligence snaps up British company to increase risk and compliance offering

Indian backing: OakNorth has secured a large amount of funding from the East

SME bank Oaknorth secures £66m investment as Indiabulls takes 40% stake

OakNorth is the self-proclaimed ‘bank for entrepreneurs’ in the UK

Cloud technology: The strategic partnership will increase the joint offering throughout Europe

Getronics expands European presence with acquisition of Colt Managed Cloud

‘Long-term strategic partnership’ confirmed between two businesses

Mexican kitchens: the two chains are looking to secure the Scottish market

Barburrito completes acquisition of Pinto Mexican Kitchen

Mexican food chains sign deal as Barburrito looks to strengthen Scottish offering

Outward focus: Asian firms are looking abroad for M&A deals

Black Monday shifts Asian M&A focus outward

Asian firms looking to acquire have been put off the biggest domestic targets and are now looking towards the US and Europe to realise their expansion goals

M&A: Appetite for acquisitions is at a six-year high

Appetite for M&A deals at six-year high

Almost six in ten companies are planning to acquire in the coming 12 months, according a research by EY

Arthouse: The company deals with interior design

NorthEdge buys stake in Arthouse from Total Capital Partners

Secondary buyout signals successful exit for Total Capital

German lending: Zencap has grown rapidly in 17 months

Funding Circle acquires German SME lender Zencap

Large finance P2P lending platform expands into European markets

PR and comms: The merger will form one of the top agencies in Wales

Four Communications acquires PR and design business Francis Balsom Associates

Integrated communications agency snaps up market leader in Welsh PR sector

Caught shellfish: Madcuff was founded in 1985

Change Capital Partners sells Macduff in £98.4 million deal

Wild caught shellfish company sold to Canadian Clearwater Seafoods

Global M&A: Total deal value has soared so far in 2015

M&A activity for 2015 up 32% in first nine months

M&A activity for the first nine months of the year strongest since 2007

Done deal: Equitec is ending a fruitful relationship with Crossbridge

Equiteq sells financial services consultancy Crossbridge to Synechron

Sale of financial services consultancy firm represents good result for Equiteq

Hospitality platform: Velocity is moving into the US market

British hospitality platform Velocity expands to US market with acquisition of Cover

UK start-up continues stellar 2015 following Series A funding round that now has total raise of $16m

Regional press: Trinity Mirror is looking to be a dominant force in the sector

Trinity Mirror confirms talks to strengthen regional presence with acquisition of Local World

Giant media house looking to take remaining share of rival publisher

Telecoms engineering: Virtua UK has announced both funding and acquisition

Virtua UK secures £4.6m growth capital and acquires Astral Specialist Contracts

Telecoms engineering firm announces big funding news followed by acquisition of fellow telecommunication engineering and rigging company

Financial eduction: The two companies were direct competitors before the deal

WEALTH at work makes first strategic acquisition with Life Academy deal

Workplace financial education supplier acquires direct competitor following private equity investment from Equistone Partners

Communications and PR: The acquisition will integrate the two areas

Four Communications acquires PR specialist Broadgate Mainland

Deal is first acquisition since Four secured £10m investment from Business Growth Fund

Eyewear: MyOptique is targeting large-scale growth in the sector

MyOptique Group acquires fellow eyewear producers 4Care and Eyewearbrands

Multiple acquisitions for London-based eyewear business

Communications agency: Four has run campaigns for the government among others

Business Growth Fund takes minority stake in Four Communications

£10m investment sees London-based communications brand set for further global expansion

Payroll solutions: Itegrc is the world's largest SAP GRC specialist

Equiteq sells SAP GRC partner Integrc to EY

Deal finalised after the announcement of a conditional agreement in June

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