All Mergers & Acquisitions

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.

Just Tray MD Paul Crossley is to pursue global and acquisitive growth

Gresham Private Equity offloads Just Trays to Maven Capital Partners as it enters wind-down

Just Trays has sourced a new private equity backer in the form of Maven Capital Partners and closed a secondary management buy-out.

The O'Neill's pub brand is owned by Mitchells & Butlers, and now has over 50 sites

Mitchells & Butlers grows pub offering through Orchid Group purchase

Pub and restaurant chain Mitchells & Butlers has acquired Orchid Group to build out its estate of UK sites.

Seatwave Group Ajay Chowdhury wants to build a more mobile-based venture

Ticket reselling platform Seatwave makes first US acquisition

Seatwave has expanded into mobile live music discovery by snapping up booking app Timbre for an undisclosed amount.

Deal team: Patrick Howells (right) with Damian Besbrode and Antony Wilson

Corporate events business targets new markets on back of £5.7 million deal

NVM Private Equity has invested in its second management buy-out inside a week by backing the team at The fresh Group.

Acal is tapping into a growing need for services relating to hosting and networking

Management at Acal Enterprise Solutions pair with NVM Private Equity for buy-out

Acal Enterprise Solutions has become the latest company to be backed by NVM Private Equity, as the business looks to ramp up growth throughout Europe.

Anite Travel provides booking services for companies such as Thomas Cook

Take-private MBO for Anite Travel backed by LDC

A management buy-out worth £45 million has been closed by Anite Travel, the travel business of public company Anite.

Impero's product helps teachers to have better control of a classroom

Debt and equity package sees Impero close MBO

Software business Impero has raised £10 million of debt and equity financing to fund a management buy-out.

The combined digital audio offering will serve 95 customers in 42 countries

AIM-listed UBC Media Group closes reverse takeover through 7digital acquisition

Multimedia content business UBC Media Group has completed a planned division in the company by snapping up 7digital for £16.5 million.

School services: Education Personnel now places 16,000 candidates a year

Second MBO for Education Personnel as it looks to grow market share of teacher placement

Private equity firm Graphite Capital has sold its stake in Education Personnel after a partnership lasting just under four years.

Target market: Intelligent Office aims its services at the UK legal sector

Management buy-out for Intelligent Office UK backed by YFM Equity Partners

Scotland-based Intelligent Office UK has turned to equity backing to finance a management buy-out led by chief executive Rachel McCorry.

Rob Stokes has grown his business by targeting global brands

WPP snaps up controlling interest in Quirk London

Marketing consultancy business Quirk London is now under the control of NASDAQ and LSE-listed WPP.

Online service: iprism provides comparative SME business insurance for brokers

Magenta Partners nets 'significant return' on investment in iprism 

Bowmark Capital has snapped up the stake of insurance intermediary iprism Underwriting Agency held by Magenta Partners.

Hydrobolt mainly serves the global oil and gas and power generation markets

Octopus-backed Hydrobolt exits through deal with LoneStar

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

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