Plenish, a manufacturer of plant-based milks and juice drinks, has been acquired by Britvic. The plant-based sector is considered to be a fast growing one and the deal strengthens Britvic’s position within it.
The IT services company PTG has seen its customer base increase following the announcement that it is to be taken over by global technology group Fulcrum Technology Group.
GB Group has sold its background screening business to First Advantage, a market leader in the sector. The deal gives First Advantage greater access to the market in the UK and EMEA.
N&P Group, a building services specialist based in Hull, has increased its workforce to 50 people following the announcement it has acquired Lee Hood Electrical.
Gradwell Communications has acquired The Technology Group. The deal will enable Gradwell to offer a comprehensive end-to-end, cloud communications product.
Newstead Insurance Brokers has acquired Alford Burton. Newstead, itself owned by Global Risk Partners, will use the acquisition to expand its operations in Birmingham and the west midlands.
The Canadian company McDougall Scientific has been taken over by Alimentiv.
New Scientist, the weekly science and technology publication, has been bought by DMGT, owner of the Daily Mail. New Scientist was first published in 1956 for ‘all those interested in scientific discovery and its social consequences’.
REPL, a supply chain technology consultancy, has been acquired by Accenture. The deal will see Accenture Technology gain 440 employees.