All Mergers & Acquisitions

Skin care: Dermatology is the bed rock of Alliance Pharma's activity

Alliance Pharma continues down acquisition path by adding Opus to its operations

AIM-listed Alliance Pharma has closed its second acquisition of 2012 through the purchase of Opus Group.

Exit returns: CEO Simon Cook says the firms success is down to entrepreneurship

EVE sale for DFJ Esprit sees it take exit proceeds to $2.2 billion since early 2010

Venture capital firm DFJ Esprit has accounted for 33 per cent of all European venture-backed M&A exits since January 2010, Dow Jones VentureSource data shows.

Domiciliary care: Enara has fuelled its recent growth with bolt-on deals

Enara sold to MITIE by August Equity after completing 50 acquisitions in four years

August Equity has sold portfolio company Enara having led the business through a buy-and-build growth strategy since 2008.

Deal leaders: Gerry Murphy, Insider Technologies CEO, with the management team

VC firm YFM Equity Partners supports Insider Technologies BIMBO to develop sales arm

Richard Lauder, the former president EMEA at ACI Worldwide, is joining Insider Technologies as part of a £3 million deal led by YFM Equity Partners.

Rescue investor: RCapital's Jamie Constable says the business is performing well

Turnaround investor RCapital aids Morses Club’s acquisition-led growth drive

RCapital portfolio business Morses Club has closed its second acquisition in four months as the business continues it return from administration.

Deal lead: Graphite Capital's Mike Tilbury led the sale for the firm

Graphite realises investment in NES Global Talent

Private equity firm Graphite Capital has exited its investment in NES Global Talent through a deal which nets it £234 million.

Recycled fibre: Aylesford supplies major national newspaper groups in the UK

British paper mill moves to American ownership

A US private equity firm has taken control of Aylesford Newsprint, a Kent-based recycled paper mill.

Brand building: Investis has also closed an acquisition alongside the MBO

MBO and acquisition for Investis as Gresham joins as backer

Investis has been taken under private equity control by way of a management buy-out.

Tech City: East London's 'Silicon Roundabout' is the location for iPlatform

Tech City-based iPlatform bought by Facebook developer

Facebook marketing firm Betapond has bought into the Tech City development by acquiring iPlatform.

Premier living: David Philips furnished the Highbury Stadium development

Highbury Stadium developer closes £8 million MBO

The investment firm behind Fleming Family & Partners has supported the management buy-out of property services company David Philips.

Forest escape: Forest Holidays has 315 cabins across the UK with plans for more

LDC hits 14 deals worth £215 million for 2012

Private equity firm LDC has invested in rural holiday accommodation business Forest Holidays to aide a new site roll-out.

Card connoisseurs: MOO raised £5 million of venture capital in 2006

MOO boosts digital drive with buy

Tech City veteran MOO has acquired from Hii Def through an asset purchase.

Trade sale: LDC has sold Direct Group to insurance firm Ryan Specialty Group

Fourth exit of the year for LDC as Direct Group is sold

LDC has exited its investment in Direct Group, five years after acquiring a minority stake in the business.

Growth play: WANdisco had a market cap of £37 million on admission to AIM

WANdisco uses AIM listing to good effect

Software firm WANdisco has made its first acquisition as a public company, four months after joining the Alternative Investment Market.

Black or white: Adaco works with hotel groups including Marriott and Ritz Carlton

Fourth Hospitality closes overseas deal

ECI Partners-backed Fourth Hospitality has made its first acquisition since its management team led a buy-out of the business in March 2011.

Institution roll-out: Kedleston now plans to open further UK centres

Kedleston finds new buy-out backer in Metric Capital Partners

The management team of care business Kedleston UK has launched a buy-out of the business with help from Metric Capital Partners.

Energy savings: WEMS International produces commercial products

Maven sells WEMS interest as WHEB enters as new backer

Venture Capital firm Maven Capital Partners has exited its investment in WEMS International in a deal which sees WHEB Partners lead a £13 million investment in the firm.

Product testing: Intertek hopes the deal will broaden its service offering

Intertek buys NDT Services to bolster aerospace offering

Quality services business Intertek Group has acquired NDT Services as it looks to expand its presence in the aerospace and power sectors.

Espresso House has 120 outlets across Sweden

Palamon Capital Partners sells Espresso House

Swedish coffee chain moves into the hands of Norwegian private equity. 

Big hitters: Tesco began its digital drive by acquiring blinkbox in 2011

Tesco looks to take on Amazon with digital book buy

Supermarket giant Tesco has ramped up its digital book offering by acquiring Mobcast.

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