Recent company mergers and acquisitions:
The Co-operative Group has sold Sunwin Services Group to Cardtronics for £41.5m. Sunwin is a provider of a range of ATM management services.
The private equity firm Endless has backed the management buyout of the flooring accessories manufacturer Gradus.
Vodafone has acquired a 72.7% stake in the Greek broadband provider Hellas Online. The £58m deal creates a unified provider of fixed line and mobile communications.
office2office, a provider of business services, has agreed to be acquired by the private equity firm Endless.
The PR and communications agency Van Communications has been acquired by Richmond Towers Communications.
Hargreaves Services has sold Imperial Tankers, one of the largest bulk chemical transport companies in the UK, to Suttons Group. Imperial has a road tanker fleet of over 200 tractor units and 350 tanker semi-trailers.
The private equity firm Bridgepoint has acquired Moneycorp for £212m.
The private equity firm LDC has backed the £50m Management buyout of Clifford Thames, a specialist provider of outsourced services to the global automotive aftermarket parts, service and repair industry.
The business publisher Reed Elsevier has bought FircoSoft, a French technology company. The deal will see FircoSoft, which specialises in global sanctions screening software, integrated with another Reed Elsevier company, Accuity.