AIM-listed Digital Barriers has made its first acquisition of the new year through the purchase of LMW Electronics.
Host Europe has acquired Spain-based web hosting and domain registry business RedCoruna for an undisclosed amount.
Graphite Capital has replaced fellow private equity firm Sovereign Capital as the main shareholder in National Fostering Agency through a management buy-out.
Software business Sanderson has disposed of its electronic point of sale business through a deal with Torex Retail.
AIS Total Security has been bought by Goldshield Electronic Security for an undisclosed amount, representing the third acquisition in two years for the Goldshield Group.
Cloud business Sonian has acquired Webroot's email archiving business for an undisclosed amount.
European private equity firm Cinven, which is headquartered in London, has purchased intellectual property management business CPA Global.
US-based Velti has invested in the UK through the acquisition of Mobile Interactive Group (MIG), a company which provides mobile marketing.
M&A deals conducted in the growth markets are failing to move from external due diligence to completion, statistics show.
Kantar Media, which is owned by parent company WPP, has acquired CIC, a Chinese social business intelligence agency.
Security software business Symantec has acquired LiveOffice, which supplies cloud-based data archiving and storage, in a deal worth £75 million.
Formerly AIM-listed digital agency Fuse8 has made a step towards restoring consumer confidence by securing the sale of the company to Mark Walton and Andy Hutchison.
Matrix Private Equity Partners has invested £4.5 million into mountaineering clothing business Equip Outdoor Technologies as part of a £20 million funding package alongside Santander.
The value of private M&A in the UK declined by 4 per cent to £12.1 billion for the year ending July 2011, research shows.
UK-based home rental website pureholidayhomes.com has been acquired by @Leisure-Group in a transaction that will see the two businesses share platforms.
DeskStream has agreed to buy Belfast-based cloud business WorldDesk for an undisclosed amount.
London-headquartered PA Consulting Group has purchased 7Safe as part of its plans to enhance its cyber security service.
Political intelligence and training business Dods has agreed to buy the business and certain assets of the DeHavilland Political Intelligence division of Emap Limited.
M&A in the technology sector has defied the downturn in acquisition activity seen during 2011, research from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) shows.
The IT services business of Capita has acquired Salmat Speech Solutions' UK operations for an undisclosed amount as it follows up on a busy M&A period during 2011.
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