Acquisitions News: 2007

Thu, 20 Dec 2007: Derrick Services, the offshore engineering firm with 73 staff in Great Yarmouth and Edinburgh, has been bought out of administration by a newly-formed...
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Thu, 20 Dec 2007: Van Hee Transport of Gateshead has sold its haulage division to TAL Logistics of Sheffield for undisclosed terms, with the transfer of ten staff, in o...
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Thu, 20 Dec 2007: Maxima Holdings is to acquire the trade and assets of Eclectic Group, the software and support firm with 60 staff in Glasgow and Reading, from Glen Gr...
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Thu, 20 Dec 2007: Cobham is to acquire Lansdale, the US-based electronic warfare technology business with 400 staff, from BAe Systems for £120m....
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Thu, 20 Dec 2007: Pace Micro Technology is to acquire the set-top box and connectivity solutions business of Royal Philips Electronics for £68m, with the transfer...
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Thu, 20 Dec 2007: Mission Marketing Group has acquired RLA Group, the marketing agency with 60 staff in Bournemouth, Belfast and Edinburgh, for an initial £9.5m....
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Thu, 20 Dec 2007: Abbot Group, the Aberdeen-based oilfield services company, is to be acquired by private equity firm First Reserve Corp for £906m....
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Wed, 19 Dec 2007: Swinton Insurance has acquired Andinsure, the insurance firm with 50 staff in Preston, Accrington, Milnthorpe and Birmingham, for undisclosed terms....
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Wed, 19 Dec 2007: JJB Sports has acquired Original Shoe Company, the chain of 60 branded clothing and footwear stores, from Sports Direct International for £5m....
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Wed, 19 Dec 2007: Zetar is to acquire Lir Chocolates, the Irish manufacturer of luxury confectionery with 120 staff, for up to £5.7m, in order to expand its Kinne...
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Wed, 19 Dec 2007: Tradus, the London-based online auction company, has accepted a £946m takeover offer from Naspers of South Africa....
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Wed, 19 Dec 2007: UTV Media is to acquire FM104, the Irish radio broadcaster, from Communicorp Group for £37m....
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Wed, 19 Dec 2007: British Nuclear Fuels is to sell Project Services, the Warrington-based nuclear services company with about 700 staff, to VT Group for up to £75...
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Wed, 19 Dec 2007: G4S has acquired Global Solutions, the prisons, transport, security and meter reading group, for £355m....
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Tue, 18 Dec 2007: Gaucho Grill, the London-based chain of 11 steakhouse restaurants, is to undergo a £125m management buy-out backed by Intermediate Capital Group...
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Tue, 18 Dec 2007: Simon Jersey, the East Lancashire-based corporate uniform manufacturer with 225 staff, has been acquired by Kwintet of Sweden....
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Tue, 18 Dec 2007: Wyndeham Visual Communications has acquired Professional Imaging for undisclosed terms, increasing the headcount at its Essex-based Colourlink printin...
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Tue, 18 Dec 2007: K3 Business Technology has acquired Index Computer Systems, the Surrey-based supplier of manufacturing software, for £2.7m....
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Tue, 18 Dec 2007: Bunzl has acquired Care Shop, the Bolton-based supplier of consumables for the independent care and nursing homes market, from Verna Group Holdings....
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Fri, 14 Dec 2007: The Original Factory Shop, the Burnley-based chain of 84 discount stores, has undergone a £68m management buy-out backed by private equity firm ...
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