Electric Business brings you the top news stories in company mergers and acquisitions.
Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), the Sony division responsible for the PlayStation videogame console, has acquired the UK developer Firesprite. Established in 2012, Firesprite is best known for developing games that take advantage of the latest PlayStation hardware features, such as VR and adaptive controller triggers. It is the 15th studio to be owned directly by SIE.
888, one of the leading companies in the online betting industry, has acquired William Hill for £2.2bn. William Hill is one of the best known high street betting brands in the UK, operating more than 1,400 retail betting shops.
SMH Fleet Solutions, a vehicle preparation, logistics & storage specialist, has been taken over by Cazoo. The £70m deal gives Cazoo the capacity to recondition and deliver hundreds of thousands of cars per year and store tens of thousands of cars.
McLaren Group has sold its Applied business division to Greybull Capital. McLaren Applied is the official engine control unit supplier for all teams in Formula One. The sale enables McLaren Group to focus on supercar manufacturing and elite motorsport such as F1.
The ground engineering company Flynn Group has been bought by M&J Evans.
Bioscript has strengthened its end to end pharmaceutical communications provision with the acquisition of Fortis Pharma Consulting and Valid Insight.
Capital Network Solutions (CNS) has been acquired by Flow Communications. CNS is a provider of advanced IT networking, cloud and cyber security services.
The IT services provider razorblue has continued its expansion into Scotland with the acquisition of sarn Technologies.