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  • Algeco Scotsman acquires UK provider of modular buildings and cabins, RB Farquhar (Hires) Ltd

    Leading global business services company focused on modular space and secure storage solutions, Algeco Scotsman, Tuesday announced its acquisition of RB Farquhar (Hires) Ltd.  RB Farquhar is a provider of modular buildings and cabins in the U.K. Under the terms of the investment, Farquhar Hires' fleet and five operating branches will be integrated into Algeco's business operations in the United Kingdom, known as Elliott.

  • Azelis acquires the UK’s leading specialist supplier of raw materials and ingredients to pharmaceuticals

    Azelis, the leading pan-European specialty chemicals distributor, Tuesday announced it has acquired S&D Group Limited, a UK leading specialist supplier of raw materials and ingredients to the pharmaceutical, food, personal care and performance chemicals industries.

    Azelis said the acquisition of S&D Group is strategically important as it will significantly strengthen the Azelis Life Science business (Pharma, Food & Health and Personal Care), both in terms of portfolio coverage as well as geographic spread.

  • Essar Energy to acquire Shell UK Ltd’s Stanlow refinery and related assets

    Essar Energy plc is to acquire Shell UK Ltd’s Stanlow Refinery and Stanlow related assets. Essar Energy is an India-focused integrated energy company. The investment will be undertaken through an Essar Energy indirect wholly owned subsidiary. The investment is for a consideration of US$350 million in cash.

  • PeopleCube acquires UK based supplier of resource scheduling software

    UK based supplier of resource scheduling software firm, BusinessSolve Ltd, has been acquired by PeopleCube. PeopleCube is a provider of intelligent workplace management technology. The investment comes as PeopleCube’s fifth overall in eight years and second in the UK within five years.

    It more than triples the company’s market penetration in the UK and establishes PeopleCube as the largest company in the workplace management market in terms of revenue, customers, and personnel, read a company press release.

  • Funds advised by H.I.G. European Capital Partners LLP, acquire UK based Fibercore Ltd

    H.I.G. Europe, the European arm of global private equity firm H.I.G. Capital, Wednesday announced that funds advised by H.I.G. European Capital Partners LLP acquired Fibercore Ltd. Fibercore is a UK based global market leader in the design and manufacture of specialty optical fibers, from Cisco.

  • Morrison Supermarkets acquires UK’s multi channel online retailer of baby products Kiddicare

    Morrison Supermarkets announced the acquisition of Kiddicare along with the rights for its technology platform. Kiddicare is a multi channel online retailer of baby products and the transaction cost £70 million. Last year, the multi channel online retailer had a turnover of £37.5 million and has grown by 75% in the past three years.

  • HPI LLC acquires UK based Specialized Manufacturing firm DLE Aero Ltd

    HPI LLC has acquired the UK based DLE Aero Ltd, a services firm specializing in Dry Low Emissions/Dry Low NOx (DLE/DLN) mapping. HPI LLC is a leader in the supply of turbine control, fuel valve replacement and mechanical overhaul services, said the firm’s press release.

    DLE/DLN mapping enables owner/operators of gas turbines realize lower emissions and increased combustion efficiency, enabling compliance with more stringent environmental and permitting regulations in the U.S and E.U.

  • UK Commercial Property Trust purchases St. George’s Retail Park, Leicester, from a JP Morgan Asset Management fund

    UK Commercial Property Trust announced it had purchased St. George’s Retail Park, Leicester, from a fund managed by JP Morgan Asset Management. The transaction is pegged at 49.9 million pounds. UK Commercial Property Trust is managed by Ignis Real Estate.

    St. George’s Retail Park is an Open A1 retail park (with food) prominently located within Leicester city centre. Extending to 165,419 sq ft and 522 car spaces, the tenants include Wickes, PC World, Currys, Comet, Aldi, Pets at Home, Next, Brantano, Toys r Us, Mothercare and KFC.

  • HIG Capital LLC acquires the UK’s Aircom International Group from buyout firm Advent International Corp

    US based HIG Capital LLC has bought the UK based mobile phone services provider Aircom International Group.  HIG buys the firm from its buyout owner Advent International Corp. The transaction was for an undisclosed amount.

    In a statement regarding the investment, HIG said Barclays Plc and HSBC Holdings Plc provided a joint debt package to Aircom, which has customers in 135 countries, HIG said in a statement today.

  • Sweden based Teleca acquires UK based SurfKitchen

    Teleca has acquired the UK’s SurfKitchen, effectively adding mobile internet solutions for operators to its wide portfolio. The UK investment further expands Teleca’s portfolio to include persuasive offerings for the mobile operator sector. Teleca believes customers will significantly benefit from the unique combination of SurfKitchen’s strong operator offering, combined with Teleca’s deep relations and skills for the mobile device sector.

  • IGas Energy reveals plans for a new raising ahead of Nexen Exploration UK acquisition

    IGas Energy Friday revealed its plans for a new fundraising, ahead of the planned acquisition of Nexen Exploration UK. The raising will see IGas issue upwards of 27.5 million new shares. The shares will correspond to approximately 29.5 per cent of IGas existing share capital. Even though the details of the placing or number of shares and price were not disclosed, analysts reiterated that at the current price of 81 pence, these shares would be worth over £22 million.

  • London Stock Exchange Group PLC and TMX Group Inc, operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange to merge

    The London Stock Exchange Group Plc and TMX Group Inc, operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange, are to merge the two bourses. The move is expected to result in one of the largest stock markets globally, announced the firms Wednesday. The deal will be an all-share merger, with headquarters and listings in both the UK and Canada.

  • HTC makes two acquisitions in the UK as it moves to bolster its content and services proposition

    In a bid to bolster its operations in the UK, HTC made two acquisitions in the UK. The firm said the two investments will bolster its content and services proposition. HTC is to acquire a 100 per cent stake in Saffron Media Group, which trades as Saffron Digital, for £30 million.

  • US based Harbinger Capital to sell its shareholding in UK satellite operator

    Harbinger Capital Monday announced it will offload its shareholding in UK based satellite operator Inmarsat. Under its plans, Harbinger will sell its entire shareholding in Inmarsat. The US based firm is keen on focusing on the development of its 4G wireless broadband network across the US. Harbinger Capital is an Investment fund.

  • Subsea Services (S3) purchases geosciences consultancy Caledonian Geotech

    Subsea Services has purchased geosciences consultancy Caledonian Geotech, as it moves to secure its future growth. The investment is in line with the firm’s strategic growth and investment plans. Subsea Services provides ROV and survey services to the international energy industry.

  • Residential property company Grainger plc acquires HI Tricomm Holdings Limited

    Grainger plc has acquired 100 per cent of HI Tricomm Holdings Limited together with related subordinated loan notes and the settlement of other balances, announced the firm Friday. Grainger acquired HI Tricomm from Invista Castle Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Invista Real Estate Investment Management Holdings plc, for a total consideration of £18.5 million.

  • Residential property company Grainger plc acquires HI Tricomm Holdings Limited

    Grainger plc has acquired 100 per cent of HI Tricomm Holdings Limited together with related subordinated loan notes and the settlement of other balances, announced the firm Friday. Grainger acquired HI Tricomm from Invista Castle Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Invista Real Estate Investment Management Holdings plc, for a total consideration of £18.5 million.

  • Food company Raisio to acquire British Big Bear Group plc

    Raisio announced it has signed an agreement to acquire British Big Bear Group plc for enterprise value of €95.3 million. The acquisition supports Raisio’s growth strategy to become the leading provider of healthy snacks in Europe, stated the firm.

  • Renew Holdings Group Ltd to purchase specialist engineering firm Amco

    Renew Holdings Group is to purchase the entire issued share capital of Amco for a cash consideration of £19.8 million. However, the investment remains subject to shareholder approval. The Acquisition will be funded with a new £15 million term loan provided by HSBC Bank plc and out of existing cash resources.

  • In-Situ Inc acquires the UK’s leading groundwater monitoring equipment provider Waterra UK Ltd

    In-Situ® Inc. acquired the UK’s Waterra UK Limited, a leading UK groundwater monitoring equipment provider. In-Situ Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes, and rents environmental equipment for monitoring the quantity and quality of groundwater and surface water. The investment is expected to add sales, service, and training expertise in the European groundwater sector to the In-Situ Inc. portfolio.

  • Olam International Ltd to acquire the UK’s Britannia Food Ingredients Holdings Ltd & Britannia Storage and Distribution Ltd

    Singaporean firm Olam International Limited is to acquire 100% of equity interests in Britannia Food Ingredients Holdings Limited (BFI) and Britannia Storage and Distribution Limited. Olam International is a leading global, integrated supply chain manager and processor of agricultural products and food ingredients.  The investment will be undertaken for a combined transaction enterprise value of £33.5 million.

  • French firm Publicis Groupe to acquire the UK’s leading communications firm Chemistry Communications Group plc

    French firm Publicis Groupe is to acquire the UK’s leading communications firm, Chemistry Communications Group plc. Publicis announced it has reached an agreement with the UK firm on the terms of a recommended cash offer to acquire the whole of the issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of Chemistry. Under the agreement, Publicis Groupe will pay Chemistry shareholders 37 pence per share.

  • R Systems International Ltd completes takeover of the UK’s Computaris International Limited

    R Systems International Limited announced it has completed its takeover of 100 per cent shares of the UK’s Computaris International Ltd. R Systems International Limited is one of the leading providers of outsourced product development, technical and customer support services in India. Computaris International Limited is a U.K. based Software Company engaged in the telecom sector.

  • Egdon Resources to acquire interest of Valhalla Oil and Gas Limited in two onshore UK petroleum exploration and development licences

    Egdon Resources is to acquire the entire interest of Valhalla Oil and Gas Limited in two onshore UK petroleum exploration and development licenses. The interests to be acquired comprise 50% of PEDL180 and 50% of PEDL181, which are located in the East Midlands Petroleum Province in the County of Lincolnshire.

    Egdon will grant Valhalla a net profit interest (NPI) of 10% of the acquired interest in each of the licenses. The NPI will be payable from any revenues after recovery of allowable exploration, development and production costs.