All Mergers & Acquisitions

Global M&A: Total deal value has soared so far in 2015

M&A activity for 2015 up 32% in first nine months

M&A activity for the first nine months of the year strongest since 2007

Done deal: Equitec is ending a fruitful relationship with Crossbridge

Equiteq sells financial services consultancy Crossbridge to Synechron

Sale of financial services consultancy firm represents good result for Equiteq

Hospitality platform: Velocity is moving into the US market

British hospitality platform Velocity expands to US market with acquisition of Cover

UK start-up continues stellar 2015 following Series A funding round that now has total raise of $16m

Regional press: Trinity Mirror is looking to be a dominant force in the sector

Trinity Mirror confirms talks to strengthen regional presence with acquisition of Local World

Giant media house looking to take remaining share of rival publisher

Telecoms engineering: Virtua UK has announced both funding and acquisition

Virtua UK secures £4.6m growth capital and acquires Astral Specialist Contracts

Telecoms engineering firm announces big funding news followed by acquisition of fellow telecommunication engineering and rigging company

Financial eduction: The two companies were direct competitors before the deal

WEALTH at work makes first strategic acquisition with Life Academy deal

Workplace financial education supplier acquires direct competitor following private equity investment from Equistone Partners

Communications and PR: The acquisition will integrate the two areas

Four Communications acquires PR specialist Broadgate Mainland

Deal is first acquisition since Four secured £10m investment from Business Growth Fund

Eyewear: MyOptique is targeting large-scale growth in the sector

MyOptique Group acquires fellow eyewear producers 4Care and Eyewearbrands

Multiple acquisitions for London-based eyewear business

Communications agency: Four has run campaigns for the government among others

Business Growth Fund takes minority stake in Four Communications

£10m investment sees London-based communications brand set for further global expansion

Payroll solutions: Itegrc is the world's largest SAP GRC specialist

Equiteq sells SAP GRC partner Integrc to EY

Deal finalised after the announcement of a conditional agreement in June

Cross-border: Masonite is a Canadian manufacturer

Performance Doorset Solutions acquired by Masonite International in $16m cross-border deal

Greater Manchester-based door and window retailer sold to Canadian company 

Electric fleet: Is the sale the world's first successful equity crowdfunding exit?

Europcar's acquisition of E-Car Club ‘world’s first successful crowdfunding exit’

63 investors on Crowdcube to get multiple returns on their £100,000 investment

Delighted: Kreston Reeves partner John Cowie

Kreston Reeves completes MBO of Review Display Systems

Leading accountancy firms moves for flat panel display company

Done deals: M&A activity is up 40% in 2015

Top 15 M&A deals of 2015 H1 announced

Energy and healthcare deals dominate M&A landscape as global activity soars

Done deals: The UK leads the way in European M&A

UK M&A activity accounts for 45% of total European value

UK way ahead of other European markets in first half of 2015 as US regulations stall transatlantic deals

Two brands: Will there be both Ladbrokes and Coral stores after the merger?

‘Unclear’ whether both brands will survive Ladbrokes and Gala Coral merger

Ladbrokes’ attempt to tap into Coral’s online presence main driver behind proposed deal, says Warwick Business School expert

Reverse takeover: Ladbrokes attempted to buy Gala Coral Group in 1998

Ladbrokes and Gala Coral Group discuss merger

Embattled bookmaker looks to possible ‘reverse takeover’ after attempting to buy Gala Coral in 1998

Profit warning: Thorntons has struggled over the past 12 months

Thorntons shareholders welcome news of £112m bid from Ferrero Interational

Thorntons shares jump 42% as news breaks

Soy-based: Hamlet produces animal feed for young animals

Altor and Goldman Sachs take majority stake in Hamlet Protein from Polaris Private Equity

Producer of soy-based feed for young animals in new hands following successful exit

Shortlist for M&A Awards 2015 unveiled

List of firms and individuals who have excelled in the M&A space in the last 12 months is released: winners will be announced in a ceremony in London on 18 June

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