The management team of Barclays Private Equity (BPE) has acquired the private equity division of the high street bank in a buy-out and renamed the business Equistone Partners Europe.
Internet giant Google has made its 58th and 59th acquisitions of the year with the purchases of Apture and Katango.
The value of disclosed global technology deals has risen by 8 per cent to a total of $56.4 billion during the third quarter of 2011, new statistics show.
The government-backed Business Growth Fund (BGF) is expected to bring about direct competition with private equity firms, new findings show.
AIM-listed video search engine Blinkx has made its second acquisition of 2011 with the purchase of Prime Visibility Media Group (PVMG).
E-commerce business Rakuten has agreed to buy electronic book (e-book) retailer Kobo for $315 million (£197 million).
August saw a total of £161.1 million raised via new and further issues, with £87 million raised through new issues alone.
Companies backed by private equity have seen improved or unaffected performance, new findings reveal.
Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy has acquired mindSHIFT Technologies, a day after announcing that it was pulling the plug on its joint venture with UK mobile phone business Carphone Warehouse.
Information communications technology (ICT) business Datatec has continued on from its busy summer period by making the acquisition of Sentronics.
Despite the majority of private equity professionals believing that their firm will be engaged in fund raising in the next 12 to 24 months, a significant amount believe that many of these new ventures will fail to get off the ground, new research shows.
Software and services business IDOX has acquired UK-based Interactive Dialogues and Interactive Dialogues NV in a deal worth €2.2 million (£1.9. million).
Oxford Instruments, a provider of high technology tools and systems for industry and research, eyes greater growth in the US after acquiring Platinum Medical Imaging for an initial $18 million (£11.2 million).
Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance has backed the management buy-out of Encon Group from its parent company, Wolseley UK, committing a £35 million line of credit for the company.
International communications company Publicis Groupe has wholly acquired Shanghai-based Wangfan for an undisclosed sum as part of a strategy to double in size in the Chinese market.
Brand extension business Quindell Portfolio has announced the acquisition of online financial services broking company Maine Finance for £2.1 million.
Talent management software provider Lumesse has completed the acquisition of Norweigen software-as-a-service (SaaS) education company Edvantage Group for an undisclosed amount.
Social media analytics company Socialbakers, on the back of its recent £1.3 million financing round, has acquired Social RSS.
Complete Telecom, a telecom services provider based in Dublin, has acquired Intellicom, for an undisclosed amount, as it looks to build its cloud services.
ManTech International has bought out Worldwide Information Systems (WINS) in a deal worth $90 million (£55.9 million).
Round-up of today's M&A deals
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