All Mergers & Acquisitions

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.

Adaptis provides a season ticket service to Transport for London for its car parks

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

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

Bookatable brings together 10,000 restaurants from 19 countries

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

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

Connect Communications provides services including call centre technology

MBO for Connect Communications backed by LDC

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

LDC's Martin Draper sees an attractive market driven by strong fundamentals

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

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

Technology is aiding with the rapid growth in the e-learning market

Learning Technologies Group snaps up LINE as part of buy-and-build

London-listed Learning Technologies Group has bought LINE for £9 million in a cash and share-based deal.

Inspired Thinking Group has now closed two major deals in just over three years

Second exit of 2014 for ISIS Equity Partners as it ends interest in ITG

ISIS Equity Partners has exited a stake of Inspired Thinking Group, which it has held since June 2010.

CarTrawler will now look to ramp up its international operations

Irish brothers sell final stake in CarTrawler business 

ECI Partners has closed its fifth exit in the last year by selling its stake in CarTrawler to BC Partners and Insight Venture Partners.

Deal lead: Phil Cameron will be heading up No.1 Traveller's new growth

Lift-off for No.1 Traveller as it secures funds to open new airport lounges

NVM Private Equity has looked to the leisure and hospitality industry for its latest investment and backed No.1 Traveller.

Paul Young is now in charge of a business generating £250 million in revenue

Kitwave Wholesale Group makes fourth private equity-backed acquisition

NVM Private Equity portfolio company Kitwave Wholesale Group has closed its latest acquisition through the purchase of Eden Farm.

Just Eat's Graham Corfield says more acquisitions and partnerships are possible

Just Eat makes acquisition to boost technology offering for partners

Venture capital-backed Just Eat has made a British acquisition by snapping up Meal2Go for an undisclosed amount.

Acquiring force: Google is run by Eric Schmidt, Larry Page and Sergey Brin

Google snaps up UK start-up spider.io

Display ad technology business spider.io is now in the hands of Google after becoming the US search engine giant's latest acquisition.

Heavy engineering: itmsoil has been involved with the London Crossrail build

Jamie Constable's Rcapital makes investment in engineering space

Turnaround investor Rcapital has closed its latest deal and backed instrumentation and monitoring business itmsoil.

Phase One is based in Copenhagen and has offices in Asia and America

Silverfleet Capital snaps up stake in Nordic camera business Phase One

British private equity firm Silverfleet Capital has invested in pan-European digital camera business Phase One.

The two chains have built growth on demand for low-price memberships

Pure Gym and The Gym Group pump out merger deal

Two private equity-backed low-cost gym chains are merging to create an enlarged fitness offering throughout the UK.

Zynga has its headquarters in San Francisco and offices around the world

Zynga acquires UK gaming business NaturalMotion and announces 15 per cent job cut

Struggling social games company Zynga has snapped up UK-based NaturalMotion in a deal worth £259 million.

ControlCircle was set up in 2001 to provide cloud services for business

Scottish Equity Partners investment ControlCircle sold to AIM-listed Alternative Networks

Managed and cloud-based services company ControlCircle has been snapped up by Alternative Networks for a fee of £39.4 million.

Michael Phillips will be launching a mobile comparison service in the spring

Broadbandchoices.co.uk closes ‘missing piece of the puzzle’ mobile-based acquisition

Price comparison website broadbandchoices.co.uk has made its maiden acquisition and will now launch a mobile phone evaluation service.

Hotter Shoes will continue to be led by its current CEO Peter Taylor

Gresham Private Equity cashes in on Hotter investment 

Retail business Hotter Shoes now has a new private equity backer following a deal which sees existing investor Gresham Private Equity exit.

Secret Escapes offers discounts of up to 70 per cent on luxury travel

German acquisition for Secret Escapes as it looks to grow in Europe and build mobile presence

Venture capital-backed flash sales company Secret Escapes has made its first continental acquisition.

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