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  • World leader in mobile music and content Livewire Mobile Inc acquires UK based FoneStarz Media Group Limited

    Livewire Mobile Inc, a world leader in mobile music and content, announced it had acquired FoneStarz Media Group Limited, an award-winning mobile digital storefront and mobile content supplier currently working with many of the world's largest telecom and media brands.

  • Silverfleet Capital acquires UK footwear business Office from Sir Tom Hunter's West Coast Capital (WCC)

    Silverfleet Capital has acquired UK footwear business Office from Sir Tom Hunter's West Coast Capital (WCC). The financial terms were undisclosed, but reports value the deal at around £150 million. Silverfeet Capital is a European private equity firm.

  • Leading independent property company Wereldhave purchases Poole based Dolphin Shopping Centre in England

    Wereldhave announced Thursday it had reached an agreement to acquire the Dolphin Shopping Centre in Poole, Dorset, England. This asset comprises an existing mid-sized, mainly covered two level, shopping centre in one of the south coast’s major urban areas. The investment volume extends to some €101 million, about £85 million, (including costs) reflecting a net initial yield of 6 per cent.

  • Camlin Fine Chemicals Ltd acquires Borregaard Industries Ltd's subsidiary

    Camlin Fine Chemicals Ltd has acquired UK-based Borregaard Industries Ltd's subsidiary, Borregaard Italy. The acquisition is part of Camlin Fine Chemicals backward integration strategy. Borregaard, Italy manufactures Hydroquinone, which is a petrochemical based product, the basic starting material required for Camlin Fine’s major product range of food antioxidant and products like TBHQ, BHA.

  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to acquire Maxinutrition from Darwin Private Equity

    GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Maxinutrition Group Holdings Limited Tuesday announced they entered into an agreement for GSK to acquire Maxinutrition.  Maxinutrition is a UK company that manufactures protein-enhanced functional nutrition products. GSK will acquire the firm from Darwin Private Equity.

  • International energy services company John Wood Group PLC to acquire PSN Limited

    John Wood Group PLC Tuesday announced it had entered an agreement to acquire PSN Limited. John Wood is an international energy services company and the acquisition is for a consideration of a total enterprise value of US$955 million. PSN will merge with Wood Group’s Production Facilities business to create the leading global brownfield production services provider, Wood Group PSN.

  • General Electric (GE) purchases British oilfield services firm Wellstream Holdings

    GE today announced its intention to make an offer for 100% of Wellstream Holdings PLC, a leading engineer and manufacturer of high-quality flexible pipeline products for oil and gas transportation in the subsea production industry. The terms of the transaction, which value Wellstream’s share capital at £0.8 billion ($1.3 billion), offer Wellstream shareholders 780 pence in cash per Wellstream share and a special dividend of 6 pence in cash per Wellstream share.

  • Elliott Group Limited acquires Caltin Containers Ltd

    Elliott Group Limited announced the completion of its acquisition of Caltin Containers Ltd. Caltin is based in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire and has a fleet which includes containers, jacklegs and anti-vandal units. This is in addition to a self store business which is also run from their Milford Haven site.

    The Caltin purchase assists Elliott in fulfilling its branch network blueprint and places Elliott in an improved position to benefit from the petrochemical businesses in Southwest Wales.

  • British Gas acquires JK Environmental Services (UK) and ECL Contracts

    JK Environmental Services (UK) and insulation contractor ECL Contracts have both been taken over by British Gas. JK Environmental Services is an Environmental services contractor. Currently, British Gas' Electrical and Dyno Services business, which includes Dyno-Rod, is already the market leader in domestic drain-cleaning service.

  • Dunedin provides acquisition funding for UK’s leading SameDay distribution network company CitySprint

    Dunedin has provided funding for CitySprint’s investment acquisition strategy. Dunedin is a UK based mid-market private equity. The investment is expected to enable the ongoing buy and build strategy of CitySprint, the UK’s leading SameDay distribution network. The deal will see Dunedin employ its trademark DebtBridge product which ensures deliverability and certainty of debt funding.

  • Standard Life plc to acquire entire share capital of Focus Solutions Group Plc

    The Board of Standard Life plc Thursday announced it had signed an agreement for the acquisition of the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Focus Solutions. Under the terms of the deal, Focus Solutions has agreed to an offer of 140 pence per share for Focus Solutions.  This offer values the entire existing issued share capital of Focus Solutions at approximately £42 million.

  • Saga expands with acquisition of Nestor Healthcare Group

    In a bid to expand its business in the UK, Saga has acquired Nestor Healthcare Group for an estimated 124 million pounds. Saga reiterated it expects the move to enable it establish a nationwide care network. Nestor provides a range of managed social and primary care services including domiciliary care.

  • Petrofac purchases an interest in UK based Gateway Storage project

    Petrofac announced Monday that it acquired a 20 per cent interest in Gateway Storage Company Limited. The move is aimed at progressing and developing the Gateway Gas Storage project in the East Irish Sea. Sources have placed the cash consideration for the investment at up to £33 million over time, funded from cash resources.

    This is split into a fixed upfront payment and additional contingent payments subject to key project development milestones being achieved, including the outcome of a further successful equity sales process.

  • Dechra Pharmaceuticals Plc to acquire UK's veterinary pharmaceutical company Genitrix Ltd

    Dechra Pharmaceuticals Plc reported it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Genitrix Limited from its owner managers for an initial cash consideration of 5.4 million pounds.  A further 0.8 million pounds is payable upon achievement of specific milestones.  The consideration is being funded from Dechra’s existing cash resources.

  • US based Wyndham Worldwide purchases James Villa Holidays from Vespa Capital

    US firm Wyndham Worldwide Thursday announced that its Exchange & Rentals business unit, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and the world's largest full-service vacation rentals business, acquired James Villa Holidays from the private equity fund Vespa Capital.

    James Villa Holidays has a strong presence across the Mediterranean villa holiday market offering accommodations along with other travel services and products to the UK market. The acquisition price is approximately $77 million, subject to adjustments.

  • Spotless Group Limited acquires the UK’s Event Management Catering Limited

    Spotless Group Limited reported it had made strategic investments in the UK. The Group said it has made further strategic inroads into the UK Leisure, Sports & Entertainment sector through the acquisition of privately-owned Event Management Catering Limited (EMC). Spotless is keen on retaining the current EMC management team.

  • American based CoorsTek Inc acquires Manchester based Flowguard pressure control business

    US based CoorsTek Inc reported it had acquired the UK based Flowguard pressure control business. CoorsTek Inc. is a large technical ceramics supplier and manufacturer of heavy-duty pulsation mitigation equipment for the oil and gas industries. The Flowguard pressure business is situated in Manchester, England.

  • Cryptzone acquires UK based policy management software firm NETconsent

    The Cryptzone Group Tuesday announced the acquisition of the UK’s foremost policy management software provider NETconsent. The investment marks Cryptzone Group's entry into a new sector of the IT Security market and is a further step in its strategy and commitment to delivering best-of-breed data protection solutions to corporate and commercial customers.

  • Bahrain based Tadhamon Capital acquires the UK’s Coxlease Special Needs School

    Tadhamon Capital announced Monday it had acquired the UK’s Coxlease School through a group of investors. The Bahrain based Tadhamon Capital undertook the investment valued at £17.5 million ($28 million). Tadhamon Capital advised on the transaction and acted as an arranger of the financing.

  • Peel Group acquires major shareholding in leading UK shopping centre owner Capital Shopping Centers Group

    Peel Group announced it had gone into an agreement that will see it acquire a major shareholding in Capital Shopping Centres Group Plc (CSC). Capital Shopping Centres Group plc is the leading UK shopping centre owner. Its majority stake will be acquired by Peel Group via an equity investment of £75 million and the transfer of ownership of the £1.65 billion Trafford Centre, Manchester.

  • Trelleborg acquires the UK’s Watts Tyre Group

    In a press release Thursday, Trelleborg, through its Trelleborg Wheel Systems business unit, reported it had signed an agreement for the acquisition of the UK’s Watts Tyre Group, which has annual sales of approximately SEK 300 M and about 230 employees.

    Watts Tyre Group is currently a major player in global terms for industrial tires. This acquisition strengthens Trelleborg’s world-leading position in industrial tires, through geographic expansion and an increased presence in the aftermarket.

  • Global BPO firm Arvato Services acquires UK based provider of debt recovery and management services, Credit Solutions

    Global business process outsourcing firm Arvato Services Thursday acquired the UK’s Credit Solutions. The UK firm is a provider of debt recovery and management services. Arvato is keen on reinforcing its business process outsourcing operations in the UK and expects the acquisition of Credit Solutions to strengthen its offering in the UK market.

  • SAS acquires UK based global leading firm in intelligence management solutions Memex

    SAS reported it had acquired the UK based global leading firm in intelligence management solutions crucial in enhancing intelligence processes Memex. Based in Scotland, Memex is a globally renowned developer of intelligence management solutions that as well enhance public safety and prevent and deter crime, terrorism amongst other security threats.

  • Religare Capital Markets Ltd acquires UK operations of Barnard Jacobs Mellet

    A Religare Enterprises Ltd unit Tuesday announced the completion of its acquisition of South African based Barnard Jacobs Mellet’s UK operations. Religare Capital Markets Ltd is the investment banking and institutional securities arm of Religare Enterprises Ltd. It purchased the UK based operations of the South African financial services firm Barnard Jacobs Mellet.