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Share prices significantly higher than those of non-acquirers
Huge deals for media giants Time Warner and AT&T
Strengthening global economy sees highest level of M&A activity since 2007.
UK-founded e-commerce conversion company Ve has acquired digital advertising company GDM Digital in a $12 million transaction.
The owner-managers of Cambrian Park and Leisure are exiting the business they set up in 2007 through a £3 million transaction.
Exponent Private Equity has exited its interest in media intelligence business Gorkana Group through a deal worth £200 million.
Listed telecoms business Daisy Group is set for future life as a private entity after current leader Matthew Riley tabled an offer for the business.
A £42 million buy-out has been led by the management team of Eley Group ahead of new product range development and global growth.
The former CEO of Anglian Home Improvements and current managing director of The Heritage Window Company are joining forces to lead a buy-out of Heritage.
London start-up Mopp has forgone further investment rounds and instead been acquired by US home services company Handy.
Tug boat and marine service operators Marine Towage Services has been bought by Bhagwan Marine, GrowthBusiness can exclusively reveal.
Foreign exchange business Moneycorp is now in the hands of private equity firm Bridgepoint following a £212 million deal.
A public-to-private acquisition has seen business supplies company office2office move into private equity control.
The management team of automotive data company Clifford Thames has turned to private equity to finance a buy-out of the business.
High street supermarket chain Sainsbury's has added to its digital entertainment division by snapping up the remainder of e-books platform Anobii.
Food distributor BFP Wholesale has been bought by private equity consortium Zimt for an undisclosed amount.
LDC has exited a seven-year investment in Penn Pharmaceuticals by selling the healthcare-orientated business to Packaging Coordinators.
Having helped to create Independent Vetcare in 2011, investment firm August Equity has sold its interest in the business for an undisclosed amount.
Payment fraud prevention technology Retail Decisions has been sold to ACI Worldwide through a deal worth $205 million.
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