All Mergers & Acquisitions

Ve is looking to expand its digital marketing offering

Ve acquires GDM Digital in eight figure deal

UK-founded e-commerce conversion company Ve has acquired digital advertising company GDM Digital in a $12 million transaction.

Deal team: Cambrian has secured equity and debt finance to expand the business

Cambrian Park and Leisure closes BIMBO with help from YFM Equity Partners

The owner-managers of Cambrian Park and Leisure are exiting the business they set up in 2007 through a £3 million transaction.

Gorkana connects journalists and PR professionals through online tools

Gorkana Group snapped up by rival business Cision

Exponent Private Equity has exited its interest in media intelligence business Gorkana Group through a deal worth £200 million.

Matthew Riley first took Daisy Group public through a 204 deal in 2009

Daisy group take private deal led by CEO Matthew Riley

Listed telecoms business Daisy Group is set for future life as a private entity after current leader Matthew Riley tabled an offer for the business.

Olympic shooters at London 2012 used Eley ammunition to win medals

LDC backs MBO of manufacturer Eley Group

A £42 million buy-out has been led by the management team of Eley Group ahead of new product range development and global growth.

A more energy efficient offering is central to Heritage's product range

Executives lead MBO for The Heritage Window Company

The former CEO of Anglian Home Improvements and current managing director of The Heritage Window Company are joining forces to lead a buy-out of Heritage.

Deal: (L-R) Mopp's Tom Brooks, Handy's Umang Dua and Mopp's Pete Dowds

Online cleaning platform Mopp hoovered up by American buyer Handy

London start-up Mopp has forgone further investment rounds and instead been acquired by US home services company Handy.

Acquiring value: The Marine and Towage Services fleet is worth 30 million

Marine and Towage Services snapped up by Australian trade buyer

Tug boat and marine service operators Marine Towage Services has been bought by Bhagwan Marine, GrowthBusiness can exclusively reveal.

Moneycorp has a 'travel hub' at Heathrow and is hoping to ramp up global services

Moneycorp snapped up by Bridgepoint for nine-figure sum

Foreign exchange business Moneycorp is now in the hands of private equity firm Bridgepoint following a £212 million deal.

Synergies: The deal will see office2office merged with Vasanta

Turnaround investor Endless snaps up office2office

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

Clifford Thames has evolved from an analogue to a digital company

LDC backs £50 million Clifford Thames MBO

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

Digital entertainment: Sainsbury's is looking to build out its non-core operations

Sainsbury's bolsters e-book offering through acquisition

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

BFP Wholesale works with food retailers such as baked goods firm Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme and Greggs supplier sold through trade sale

Food distributor BFP Wholesale has been bought by private equity consortium Zimt for an undisclosed amount.

Manufacturing: Penn Pharmaceuticals provides packaging and production

Penn Pharmaceuticals sale set to net LDC three times return on investment

LDC has exited a seven-year investment in Penn Pharmaceuticals by selling the healthcare-orientated business to Packaging Coordinators.

Independent Vetcare has grown in scale since setting up in 2011

August Equity offloads vet business to Summit Partners

Having helped to create Independent Vetcare in 2011, investment firm August Equity has sold its interest in the business for an undisclosed amount.

Retail Decisions has built its offering in the payment fraud protection market

Palamon Capital Partners nets 2.5x return on Retail Decisions sale

Payment fraud prevention technology Retail Decisions has been sold to ACI Worldwide through a deal worth $205 million.

Rightster's acquisitive activity will see it greatly boost YouTube network presence

Charlie Muirhead's Rightster buys venture capital-backed Base79

Video distribution venture Rightster has used its capital market listing to finance the purchase of digital rights management company Base79.

Growth history: Maplin started life as a mail order catalogue offering

Montagu sells Maplin to Rutland for £84 million ten years after paying £244 million

High street electronics chain Maplin has been snapped up by Rutland Partners to aid with its product and service expansion.

Telecoms services: Metronet utilises fibre optic technology for its offering

Metronet finds third private equity backer in ISIS Equity Partners

ISIS Equity Partners has made a fifth investment from its ISIS V £360 million fund, which was closed in 2012.

Exit time: Mark Pearson has found the chosen buyer for his business

Mark Pearson sells his Markco Media business to Monitise

Young British entrepreneur Mark Pearson has cashed in on his marketing content business by exiting to Monitise.

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