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  • Mayor's response to recent events in London

    Tower Hamlets residents will be deeply concerned by the outbreak of rioting and street violence across London. This violence is totally unacceptable.

    As your Mayor I urge everyone in our borough to remain calm.

    We are one community, one Tower Hamlets; and it is the responsibility of all us as neighbours to look after each other, our local area and our services. The council is working around the clock with community leaders to ensure that this message is taken directly to our young people.

  • Mimeo to Open New Digital Print Production and Distribution Facility to Service European Market

    Mimeo, the leading online printing and distribution Solutions Company, announced the acquisition of the CLE Group, a UK based provider of print technology and marketing services. The move will accelerate Mimeo's expansion into Europe.

    Commenting on the acquisition, Mimeo CEO, Adam Slutsky, said the CLE Group shares its commitment to providing technology driven solutions that improve the way businesses communicate with their customers.

  • ProQuest acquires UK based Expert Information

    ProQuest has acquired U.K.–based Expert Information, publishers of Index to Theses™ and, premier sources of hundreds of thousands of citations and abstracts for British and Irish dissertations and master's theses.

    The addition of Expert Information will continue expanding the global impact of ProQuest's acclaimed dissertations publishing program, which includes ProQuest® Dissertations and Theses, the world's most widely consulted resource for graduate research.

  • DG3 Europe Limited Acquires UK-based FS Moore Limited

    DG3 Europe Limited (DG3), a leader in environmental responsibility and provider of global graphic communication solutions, Friday announced the acquisition of F S Moore Limited.

    Based in London, F S Moore is a premier lithographic and digital printer of corporate communications, fine art books and bespoke creative products serving a large number of prestigious big-brand clients, globally.

  • MIQ Logistics Acquires UK Retail Logistics Company

    MIQ Logistics Thursday announced the acquisition of The Logistics Corporation Ltd. (TLC). The agreement complements the existing service offering of MIQ Logistics in the UK and Europe by offering customers enhanced end-to-end supply chain solutions, including retail warehousing and fulfillment operations.

    Joey Carnes, chairman and chief executive office – MIQ Logistics, said the acquisition of TLC is an important step in the expansion of the company’s UK and European operations.

  • GE Capital acquires the UK accounts receivable financing subsidiary of Eurofactor S.A

    GE Capital has acquired the UK accounts receivable financing subsidiary of Eurofactor S.A (part of Credit Agricole Leasing and Factoring) for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will build GE Capital's UK commercial and corporate lending business and the company's strategic focus on providing financial solutions to the UK's SME community.

  • Essar Energy completes its acquisition of Stanlow oil refinery in the UK

    Essar Energy plc Tuesday announced that it has completed the $350 million acquisition of the oil refinery and other associated assets at Stanlow, near Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, from Shell UK Limited.

    The Stanlow refinery, near to Ellesmere Port in the north west of England, is the second largest refinery in the UK with a nameplate capacity of 296,000 barrels of oil a day. It supplies approximately one sixth of the UK’s petrol, as well as being a key manufacturer of diesel and aircraft fuel.

  • Amazon Inc. acquires the UK’s Push Button Holdings Ltd

    Pushbutton Friday announced that Inc. has acquired Push Button Holdings Ltd., Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection.

    Commenting on the acquisition, Greg Greeley, Amazon’s Vice President of European Retail, said Pushbutton has a strong reputation for delivering amazing user experiences on connected devices.

  • UBM plc acquires owner of the Ecobuild exhibition business from its private owners

    UBM plc Friday announced it has acquired International Business Events Limited – owner of the Ecobuild exhibition business – from its private owners for an initial cash payment of £31 million and a further performance-based cash consideration of up to £20 million payable over the next 12 months.  UBM has acquired the business on behalf of its UBM Built Environment division.

  • INRIX Inc acquires ITIS Holdings plc for approximately $60 million

    INRIX, Inc., a leading international provider of real-time traffic information and connected driving services, announced it has extended an offer to ITIS Holdings plc and its shareholders to acquire the company for approximately $60 million (£37 million).

  • Kerry Logistics Expands UK Network with acquisition of Two Freight Forwarding Companies

    Kerry Logistics, a leading provider of freight and logistics services, has acquired two freight forwarding companies in the UK; Bergen Freight Forwarding Limited based in Manchester in the North West of England and Regency Forwarding Limited with its headquarters in Yorkshire.

    Bergen is a long established company, specializing in sea freight imports from India and the Far East which will help to strengthen Kerry Logistics' freight forwarding capabilities in the UK and Europe.

  • Experian acquires leading provider of credit information to SMEs in the UK

    Experian, the global information services company, announced that it has acquired LM Group Ltd, a leading provider of credit information to small to medium enterprises (SME) in the UK.
    The LM Group, which trades as Riskdisk Ltd, provides commercial credit reports and commercial risk information to approximately 18,000 SME businesses in the UK.  Riskdisk is an existing partner of Experian and integrates Experian’s commercial credit data into its SME product set. Based in Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, the company employs 110 people.

  • Anoto acquires 51 per cent of the UK’s Destiny Wireless

    Anoto Tuesday said it has agreed to purchase 51 per cent of the shares in UK based Destiny Wireless Ltd. The company, with 28 employees and net annual sales of GBP 5 million, develops and sells mobile data capture solutions based on Anoto's unique digital pen technology.

    The purchase is in line with Anoto's ambition to secure an efficient value chain for mobile data capture in a number of sectors, including healthcare where Destiny has a strong foothold. It is Anoto's clear strategy to become more market and customer-focused.

  • Yorkshire Building Society to acquire mortgage and savings business of Egg Banking Plc

    Yorkshire Building Society has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Egg Banking plc to acquire its mortgage and savings business.

    Iain Cornish, Chief Executive of Yorkshire Building Society, said the company is looking forward to welcoming Egg’s mortgage and savings customers to the Yorkshire. Continuing to provide them with the outstanding service, administration and value that they have been used to, and which is consistent with Yorkshire’s own approach, will be a priority for the company, said Cornish.

  • Cineflix International sells 69-Hour Factual Package to Italian firm

    Cineflix International has sold a package of factual content totaling some 69 hours to Mediaset, Italy’s largest commercial broadcaster, which will air the programming on factual slots on Italia 1 and the newly launched Mediaset Italia 2, beginning this month.

    The investment was announced last week by Paul Heaney, President and Managing Director of Cineflix International.

  • Riverbed acquires Zeus Technology to expand its IT Performance Business

    Riverbed Technology, the IT performance company, announced that it has acquired Zeus Technology, a privately-owned company that delivers high-performance software-based load balancing and traffic management solutions for virtual and cloud environments.
    The Zeus organization, based in Cambridge, U.K., will become a new business unit of Riverbed®, led by the former CEO of Zeus, Jim Darragh. Riverbed also recently announced the acquisition of Aptimize Limited, a privately-owned company that is a market leader in web content optimization.

  • Playtech signs long-term software contract with major international gaming group, Gala Coral

    Playtech Limited, the international software and content provider to the online and land-based gaming industry, announced that it has signed a significant, long-term software contract with major international gaming group, Gala Coral, to provide its leading technology platform and gaming products to Gala Coral for its online gaming businesses.

  • BT Investment Management acquires London based J O Hambro Capital Management

    BT Investment Management Limited (BTIM) Tuesday announced it has agreed to acquire J O Hambro Capital Management, a privately owned, London-based, boutique active equity investment manager with £7.1 billion of funds under management (FUM).

    The investment is for a price consideration of £209 million (A$314 million), subject to certain approvals. The Acquisition will be funded by BTIM through a combination of equity, debt and cash.

  • Cadence Acquires Azuro to Strengthen its Digital Implementation Flow

    Cadence Design Systems Inc, a leader in global electronic design innovation, Monday announced it has acquired Azuro, Inc., a company that has pioneered a paradigm shift in the digital implementation and optimization of next-generation SoCs.
    Azuro offers unique clock concurrent optimization technology, also known as ccopt, which delivers superior capabilities for designers faced with increasing performance, power and area challenges.

  • Two of the UK’s leading e-safety suppliers partner up to offer comprehensive cloud solution to protect children online

    Two of the UK’s leading suppliers of e-safety, Westcoastcloud and Forensic Software, have partnered up to offer the most comprehensive online child protection solution yet to the education sector.


  • Capella University Acquires Resource Development International Ltd

    Capella Education Company, a provider of online post-secondary education through its wholly owned subsidiary Capella University, Monday announced that it has acquired Resource Development International Ltd (RDI), an independent provider of United Kingdom (UK) university distance learning qualifications, for £9.3 million ($14.9 million).

    Capella's acquisition of RDI enhances the Company's leadership through access to the fast-growing international higher education market, with a significant presence in the UK and Commonwealth countries.

  • GETCO further Enhances its Global Market Making and Foreign Exchange Trading Capabilities

    Leading global market maker GETCO, Friday announced that it has acquired 100% ownership of Automat, a proprietary trading firm. The terms of the transaction were however not disclosed.

    Based in London, Automat is authorized and regulated by the UK’s Financial Services Authority ((FSA) and focuses on the exchange-traded derivatives and Spot foreign exchange markets.

  • Scotland’s Loganair acquires UK charter specialist Suckling Airways

    Loganair, Scotland’s Airline, announced that it is to acquire Suckling Airways, the Cambridge-based charter specialist.

    Suckling is to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Loganair upon completion of the deal at the end of this month, and will continue to trade as a separate airline which holds its own licences and approvals.

  • Higos Insurance Services Acquires Crewkerne Broker

    Higos Insurance Services Ltd has announced further expansion with the acquisition of Vaughan Insurance Brokers in the Somerset market town of Crewkerne.

    Vaughan Insurance Brokers has been operating for more than 30 years in the area. A new high street office has opened at 9 Market Square, Crewkerne from where the re-named Vaughan Insurance Services will now operate.