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Palatine's Ed Fazakerley is also on the board of Chase Templeton and MJ Quinn

Buy-and-build deals continue for Palatine-backed MoneyPlus Group

Private equity backed MoneyPlus Group has made its eighth acquisition through the purchase of Debt Movers.

QUMAS provides services for businesses in sectors such as pharmaceuticals

Venture firms exit through QUMAS sale to Accelrys

Fidelity Growth Partners Europe has divested of its interest in software company QUMAS through a trade sale.

Leasedrive provides services to private and public sector organisations

HgCapital steps in as new backer for vehicle management business Leasedrive

Berkshire-headquartered Leasedrive has a new equity investor following an exit by existing backer LDC.

Kee Safety has built its business around protection against hazards

LDC out and Dunedin in as part of private equity switch at Kee Safety

Safety services business Kee Safety has closed the third management buy-out of its history by linking up with new backer Dunedin.

Deal team: Granby Marketing Services is now charged for growth

Granby Marketing Services moves forward with management buy-out

Joanne Varey has transitioned to the majority shareholder in Granby Marketing Services following a £3.8 million buy-out.

Alaric Systems manages ATM, POS, e-commerce and mobile payments

NVM Private Equity and Foresight Group exit through $84 million Alaric Systems sale

The venture capital investment syndicate behind payment software business Alaric Systems has exited through a trade sale.

New purchase SportsData covers sports including NASCAR motor racing

Sportradar makes American acquisition to build global offering

Private equity-backed Sportradar has made an expansion play by acquiring US-based SportsData.

CSC World products are designed to be used by structural engineers

ISIS Equity Partners closes seventh exit of 2013 through CSC World sale

Following a six-year investment period, ISIS Equity Partners has exited its stake in structural engineering software business CSC World.

The company owns and operates 119 cruising yachts in the Mediterranean

Pizza Express backer supports Nielson Active Holidays MBO

The management team of Neilson Active Holidays has severed ties from parent company Thomas Cook Group though a buy-out.

Sector surge: August Equity expects the dementia market to grow considerably

August Equity closes second deal from its new fund by investing in dementia care market

Specialist investor August Equity has made a new acquisition from its Partners III fund and added a social care business to its portfolio.

Bottoms up: The Virgin Wine team is led by CEO Jay Wright

Virgin Wines closes £15.9 million management buy-out

The management team of Virgin Wines has led a buy-out of the business with equity support from Mobeus Equity Partners and Connection Capital.

Steve O'Hare led the deal for Equistone and sat on the board at Allied Glass

Allied Glass picks CBPE Capital as private equity backer for second time

Equistone Partners Europe has sold its majority stake in Allied Glass to fellow private equity firm CBPE Capital.

Expansion: Mountain Warehouse has 169 shops and is hoping to grow to 300

Mountain Warehouse ends private equity backing and takes full control

The management team of Mountain Warehouse is now in full ownership of the business after buying out a stake held by private equity firm LDC.

Last month CitySprint completed the acquisition of Brighton-based Bullit Couriers

CitySprint continues bolt-on buys with support from Dunedin

Private equity-backed CitySprint has closed its fifth acquisition of 2013 by snapping up courier firm Dash-it.

New approach: JCC Lighting has recently turned its focus to LED fixtures

American buyer found for LDC investment JCC Lighting

A trade sale for LDC has seen the private equity arm of Lloyds Bank close its eighth exit of 2013.

Business builder: Tom Allason is also an adviser at BookingBug and YumShare

Payday for Shutl as eBay agrees to acquire the UK start-up

Online delivery service Shutl is set to be acquired by eBay, after an agreement to sell was made a year after launching in America.

Ambassador Theatre Group's chairman is former BBC director general Greg Dyke

Theatre group behind Ewan McGregor and Keira Knightley productions snapped up by US buyer

UK-based theatre production company The Ambassador Theatre Group has changed private equity owner through an undisclosed transaction.

Gobbled up: Byron Hamburgers is now in the hands of private equity

Byron Hamburgers acquired by Hutton Collins for £100 million

UK burger restaurant chain Byron Hamburgers has been bought by Hutton Collins Partners in a deal worth £100 million.

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.

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