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Fri, 21/01/2022
Toughened glass manufacturer GLC Holdings has been acquired by the investment company Alcuin Capital Partners. GLC sells its products via its trading subsidiary TuffX Processed Glass.
Tue, 18/01/2022
One of the biggest deals in videogame industry history has been announced, with Microsoft agreeing to buy Activision Blizzard for £50bn. The deals makes Microsoft the third largest gaming company by revenue, and gives it control of some of the most well known brands in videogaming, including Warcraft, Diablo, Overwatch, Call of Duty and Candy Crush. Microsoft is aiming to make all these brands available on Game Pass, its subscription service which recently reached 25m subscribers.
Thu, 13/01/2022
Technology services specialist Harlequin Group has been taken over by Telent.
Thu, 06/01/2022
Recycling facilities operator Casepak has been acquired by Reconomy Group.
Wed, 05/01/2022
Pest control technology company Pelsis Group has expanded its southern European operations with the acquisition of the Spanish companies Sanitrade and Vesta Distribuciones.
Tue, 04/01/2022
Italian online gaming operator Sisal has been acquired by Flutter Entertainment. The £1.62bn deal further expands Flutter’s position in the Italian market, where it already trades through the PokerStars and Betfair brands.
Tue, 21/12/2021
AppToPay has been taken over by Secure Trust Bank (STB). The deal speeds up STB’s entry into the digital Buy Now Pay Later sector.
Mon, 20/12/2021
The architecture practice Loop Systems has been acquired by Place Capital Group.
Fri, 17/12/2021
Metnor Holdings, owner of IBOSS Asset Management and Novus Financial Services, has been acquired by Kingswood Holdings. The deal means Kingswood now has £3bn of assets under management.
Thu, 16/12/2021
A £4.3m deal has been agreed which sees Barrio, the Latin American-inspired chain of cocktail bars, taken over by Nightcap, a company led by former Dragon’s Den star Sarah Willingham.