All Mergers & Acquisitions

KashFlow founder Duane Jackson has built up a long list of SME customers

Lord Young-backed KashFlow joins IRIS Software Solutions through acquisition 

Small business accounting software business KashFlow has been acquired by IRIS Software Solutions, eight years after starting out.

MedPlast is hoping to grow its customer base and global strategic footprint

UK acquisition for US private equity firm Baird Capital

Baird Capital portfolio company MedPlast has snapped up UK-based Orthoplastics for an undisclosed amount.

Leading the way: Tryzens CEO Terry Hunter has been at the helm for ten years

Skyscanner backer supports Tryzens management buy-out

A deal led by Tryzens chief executive Terry Hunter is set to see the digital retail business cut ties with parent company Jaywing.

On The Beach has achieved substantial growth under ISIS Equity Partners

ISIS Equity Partners investment On The Beach travels to Inflexion through secondary buy-out

The exit of online holiday website On The Beach has secured a 3x return for ISIS Equity Partners.

Domain name acquisition for Click Consult as part of digital investment

Click Consult has closed the acquisition of the domain Click.co.uk so that it can expand the service it provides to customers.

Deal time: iomart CEO Angus MacSween is using acquisitions to secure growth

Backup Technology buy for iomart marks biggest acquisition in company history

Scottish technology company iomart has closed its biggest acquisition to date, the £23 million purchase of Backup Technology.

Holiday parks: The combined offering will now have 48 locations around the UK

New leisure industry investment for Electra Partners

A £47 million transaction is set to see private equity firm Electra Partners take control of holiday parks operator South Lakeland Parks.

Whitworths specialises in seeds and nuts

Equistone Partners goes nutty for Whitworths

Investment firm takes majority stake in Northamptonshire-based nut specialist.

US bound: Lanyrd co-founders Simon Willison and Natalie Downe

Eventbrite buys London-based social conference directory Lanyrd

American self-service ticketing platform has closed its two first acquisitions, including London start-up Lanyrd.

Conviviality Retail is boosting its London presence through the acquisition

Bargain Booze parent company snaps up Wine Rack

Conviviality Retail has wasted little time in using its stock market listing to peruse acquisition-led growth by purchasing Wine Rack.

Growing firm: Angus Fire has 250 employees and exports to over 100 countries

Epi-V adds Angus Fire to portfolio through £62 million MBO

Oil and gas services investor Epi-V has backed the £62 million management buy-out of Angus Fire.

Global food: Red Hot World Buffet was set up by a husband and wife team

Giraffe and GAIL's investor backs Red Hot World Buffet

Private equity firm Risk Capital Partners has made a new commitment in the food and drink sector by backing Red Hot World Buffet.

Up high: SHS specialises in industrial scaffolding in a number of sectors

Business Growth Fund capital used to fund acquisition activity for Welsh portfolio business

Venture capital-backed SHS Integrated Services has put its investment capital to use by acquiring Dixon Pentland Scaffolding Company.

Incentive led: The deal price is dependent on future financial performance

Edwards Group snapped up by Atlas Copco through cross-border deal

British vacuum products business Edwards Group is now in the hands of a Swedish owner following a deal worth up to $1.6 billion.

Practice Plan will be adding to Wesleyan Assurance Society's dental offering

Practice Plan finds new home with trade buyer after Dunedin Private Equity exit

An eight-year involvement with dental membership plan business Practice Plan has netted Dunedin Private Equity a 2.8x return on its investment.

The acquisition is the first for York Mailing since it was backed by the BGF

York Mailing uses part of £10 million Business Growth Fund investment to begin acquiring

New Business Growth Fund portfolio company York Mailing has followed up on its recent £10 million backing by acquiring The Lettershop Group.

Facilities management subsidiary snapped up by private equity firm

A key arm of Johnson Service Group has been sold to Lyceum Capital for £32.2 million.

Willowbrook Healthcare now employs 938 staff and has 13 freehold homes

Graphite Capital closes third healthcare exit with same management team

Private equity firm Graphite Capital has followed up on its recent investment in the Hawksmoor chain of restaurants by exiting its interest in Willowbrook Healthcare.

Lift off: Key Travel provides services relating to airline tickets and hotel bookings

Key Travel MBO for ISIS Equity Partners continues prolific 2013 dealmaking

ISIS Equity Partners has closed its eighth investment of 2013, this time in the travel sector.

Over easy: The Little Chef restaurants have been through many facelifts

Little Chef sale 'like we are selling part of ourselves', says RCapital's Jamie Constable

Rescue investor RCapital has sold its stake in Little Chef for £15 million after the 'longest turnaround' of the firm's nine-year history.

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