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Wed, 20/01/2021
The private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice has acquired Wolseley UK for £308m. Previously owned by Ferguson plc, Wolseley is a distributor of plumbing, heating, climate control, pipe and infrastructure & utility products.
Wed, 20/01/2021
Newstead, a commercial lines broker writer, has been bought by Global Risk Partners.
Wed, 20/01/2021
Specialist scanning services provider Quantor has been acquired by Chaffinch Document. The deal sees Chaffinich enter the fast growing digitisation sector.
Wed, 20/01/2021
The HV Services division of Fundamentals has been acquired by Freedom, and will become part of Freedom’s networks business unit. Freedom, which is owned by NG Bailey, hopes the deal will enable it to refocus on its core business activity, grid voltage control.
Wed, 20/01/2021
T Freemantle has been acquired by the Swedish company Lifco. T Freemantle manufactures machinery used in the food and drink industry. The deal will see company founder Tony Freemantle retire.
Wed, 20/01/2021
Xicon Group has been taken over by the managed IT specialist BCN Group. The deal expands BCN’s product portfolio and is the third acquisition by the company in the last 18 months.
Wed, 20/01/2021
Admiral Group has sold Penguin Portals Group to RVU, the price comparison division of Zoopla. Penguin Portals owns a number of worldwide price comparison brands, including Confused.com in the UK.
Wed, 20/01/2021
The American beauty brands retailer Dermstore has been taken over by THG in a deal worth £260m. In two separate acquisitions worth a combined £59.5m, THG has also bought nutrition products suppliers Claremont Ingredients and David Berryman Ltd.
Wed, 20/01/2021
VetPartners has expanded its operations in Italy with the acquisition of four practices.
Wed, 20/01/2021
A new national lettings and estate agency group has been formed with backing from private equity firm LDC. The £100m transaction sees Lomond Capital merge with Linley & Simpson to create a company which manages more than 22,000 properties across the UK.