Claranet acquires Sec-1

Claranet has improved its IT service capabilities with the acquisition of Sec-1. Based in Leeds, Sec-1 specialises in penetration testing and vulnerability assessments for applications and infrastructure, firewalls and malware protection.

Berg to merge with Kennedys

Kennedys has continued a recent acquisitions spree with the announcement that it is to merge with commercial law firm berg. Berg is known for its campaigning stance, having made a name for itself in the 80s by challenging banks over mis-sold derivatives. The merger will take berg into the international market, and see its 50 employees transfer to Kennedys’ office on Oxford Street, Manchester by the end of the year.

Clipper Logistics improves returns service with RepairTech takeover

Clipper Logistics has completed a £2.5m deal to acquire RepairTech, a provider of consumer electronic repair services. The acquisition complements Clipper’s “Boomerang” service, which is designed to rapidly recover products returned by consumers to saleable stock.

Mobkoi bought by You & Mr Jones

The mobile marketing specialist Mobkoi has been taken over by the American company You & Mr Jones. The acquisition will see Mobkoi open offices in New York City, Dubai, Singapore and Sydney.