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Acquired technology: Toura's services are in use at the British Library in London

Entrepreneurs who turned down seed capital land first acquisition for Grapple venture

A bootstrapped London start-up has made its first acquisition since it was founded in 2010.

Online cosmetics venture feelunique bought by Palamon Capital Partners

Palamon Capital Partners has acquired a majority stake in beauty e-commerce business feelunique.com.

Festive offering: McCambridge's mince pies are part of its product line

Cake making business links up with Andrew Johnson and NBGI Private Equity for MBI

Andrew Johnson has landed his second management buy-in by taking on McCambridge Group with help from NBGI Private Equity.

Cinema sites: The Ritzy in Brixon, London is one of the six sites being sold

Sale of City Screen Group nets Albion Ventures 2.6x return on total investment

Albion Ventures has exited its investment in six cinema sites including locations in Liverpool, London and Exeter.

Acquisition growth: Kitwave is using its equity investment to close strategic buys

Kitwave snaps up Teatime Tasties as part of acquisition-led growth strategy

Private equity-backed Kitwave has closed its third acquisition since it was backed in April 2011.

MAMA holds more than 2,700 events

HMV live music division snapped up by LDC

Private equity house LDC has completed a £7.3 million buyout of HMV’s live music division, MAMA Group.

Premier Hytemp is a specialist in alloy components

Dunedin backs MBO of alloy components company

UK mid-market buyout house Dunedin has backed the management buyout of alloy components concern Premier Hytemp.

Growth capital: Workshare is beginning to use the cash in netted in September

Workshare builds on Business Growth Fund investment by closing complementary purchase

Business Growth Fund portfolio business Workshare has acquired IdeaPlane, a social network built for highly regulated industries.

Pick 'n' mix: Hancocks started life as a humble sweet shop in Leicestershire

Confectionery business Hancocks gobbles up finance package to land buy-out

The management team of Hancocks Group has led a buy-out of the confectionery business alongside H2 Equity Partners.

Property management: Paladin is responsible for housing throughout England

Paladin Group moves to trade ownership following sale by NVM Private Equity

NVM Private Equity has closed its second deal in a week by exiting its interest in Paladin Group.

New guv'nor: Leeds United will now be under Middle Eastern ownership

Ken Bates sells Leeds United to GFH Capital to bring in squad development capital

Leeds United Football Club has been acquired by a Dubai-based investment bank.

US deal: Freelancer.com has made a string of acquisitions in recent years

Freelancer.com adds to portfolio by snapping up vWorker

Global recruitment business Freelancer.com has acquired US-based vWorker for an undisclosed amount.

Upgrade time: Rutland Partners will now lead a refurbishment of the Pizza Hut sites

Rutland Partners gobbles up 330 Pizza Hut sites and will now lead restructuring programme

Restructuring investor Rutland Partners has purchased Pizza Hut's UK Dine-In restaurant business.

Luxurious living: TileCo provides products for hotels and residential sites

Graphite Capital exits TileCo investment as Alcuin Capital Partners steps in

TileCo has switched private equity backers after being sold by Graphite Capital to Alcuin Capital Partners.

Safety standards: CGI provided fire proof glass for Heathrow Terminal 5

Portfolio activity continues for NVM Private Equity as CGI makes French buy

NVM Private Equity portfolio company CGI International has made its first major investment in European manufacturing by acquiring Interver.

Deal leads: James Caan with SF Group's Sheba Karamat and Tony Minnis

James Caan’s Hamilton Bradshaw Private Equity supports SF Group buy-out

Hamilton Bradshaw Private Equity, which is chaired by James Caan, has backed the management buy-out of SF Group.

Employment checks: Criminal record vetting is on the rise in the UK

Criminal records check firm TMG CRB meets GB Group’s acquisition requirements

Publicly-listed GB Group has acquired tmg.tv to access what it calls a 'growing market' for Criminal Records Bureau disclosure checks.

Financial markets: Redkite has developed software for trading evaluation

DFJ Esprit clocks up another exit by selling Redkite to NICE Systems

European venture capital firm DFJ Esprit has exited its investment in Redkite Financial Markets.

Liquidity issues: Asset Match hopes to provide a way for firms to unlock capital

New trading platform to provide ‘financial oxygen’ following Asset Match acquisition of Sharemark

Secondary trading platform Sharemark has been acquired by Asset Match and will now be re-branded.

Hire services: HSS provides equipment and tools for rental

Former 3i portfolio business HSS Hire Services bought by Exponent Private Equity

HSS Hire Services has a new private equity owner following a sale to Exponent Private Equity for an undisclosed amount.

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