Initial public offerings (IPOs) in Europe suffered another difficult quarter in the last three months of 2011 as London continued to lead continental activity, new statistics show.
Alternative investment manager Investcorp has acquired a 'significant' minority stake in video platform company Thought Equity Motion through its technology private equity division.
IT services company Atos has acquired a 50 per cent stake in MSL Group following a 20-year working relationship between the two businesses.
Scottish Equity Partners has raised a £95 million fund to acquire a portfolio of nine green businesses from energy company Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE).
The value of M&A in the data centre sector reached $12.3 billion (£8 billion) during 2011, new research finds.
Media and telecommunications company BSkyB has acquired a stake in technology start-up Zeebox.
Private equity firm Bowmark Capital has backed the management buy-out of CSL DualCom (CSL) in a deal worth £32 million.
The value of all UK private equity buy-outs dropped by a third in 2011 despite a strong performance by the lower mid-market, new statistics show.
Recently-listed AIM business Waterlogic has made good on its commitment to undergo acquisitions with the purchase of Det Stavangerske Kaffeselskap.
Bath-based microchip manufacturer Picochip has been acquired by Mindspeed Technologies in a deal worth up to $76.8 million (£50 million).
The volume and value of deals involving British targets has plunged to its lowest level in 17 years, new research shows.
Trinity Mirror, which publishes British newspaper titles including the Daily Mirror and People, has purchased Communicator Corp as it looks to build its digital marketing business.
Software business IBM has picked up where it left off in 2011 with another acquisition.
London recorded a drop of 8.3 per cent in M&A deals during 2011, new research shows.
Air services provider Dnata has acquired online UK travel agency Travel Republic in a deal which represents one of the Dubai-based business' 'biggest transactions' in its history.
Maven Capital Partners, manager of the Capital for Enterprise (CfE) Fund A, has exited its £1.5 million investment in language technology provider Applied Language Solutions (ALS).
UK builder’s merchant Travis Perkins has acquired the remaining 70 per cent of Toolstation that it did not already own in a deal which sees founder Mark Goddard-Watts net a considerable windfall.
James Klein, partner at Penningtons Solicitors, examines the potential opportunities for private equity firms in Asia-Pacific, given the particular challenges and risks faced in the region.
Ideagen, which is listed on the PLUS growth market, has acquired fellow compliance software company Proquis in a deal which could rise to £3.24 million.
Arkadin, a leading global provider of digital collaboration solutions, has acquired conferencing services provider Conference Plus for $41 million.
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