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2022 Mergers And Acquisitions: July to December 2022

A list of company mergers and acquisitions that took place in the UK between July and December 2022.

December 2022 Mergers And Acquisitions

activpayroll continues Asia Pacific expansion with Propay purchase

Tue, 20/12/2022 Malaysianq payroll outsourcing and employee mobility company Propay Partners has been acquired by activpayroll, which is aiming to use the deal to be a focus for further growth in the Asia Pacific region.

Jewson to have Danish owner following £740m deal

Tue, 20/12/2022 Saint-Gobain has sold its network of 600 branches and distribution centres to the Danish company STARK Group. The £740m deal includes Jewson the general builders' merchant, Gibbs & Dandy and JP Corry in Northern Ireland, the specialist brands Jewson Civil Frazer and Minster, as well as International Timber.

Gannon Chemicals bought by Christeyns

Mon, 19/12/2022 Christeyns has strengthen its Irish operations with the acquisition of Gannon Chemicals. Established in 1972, Gannon supplies hygiene products to the hospitality sector.

BES Group buys Mimic and Strainstall's UK operations from James Fisher

Mon, 19/12/2022 James Fisher has sold Mimic and the UK operations of Strainstall to BES Group.

James Fisher sells Prolec to German company

Mon, 19/12/2022 Safety systems specialist Prolec has been sold by James Fisher to the German company Lifco.

K3 Capital Group bought by Sun Capital for £271.7m

Fri, 16/12/2022 Private equity firm Sun Capital has acquired K3 Capital Group in a deal worth £271.7m. K3 offers M&A, tax and recovery services under the brands KBS Corporate, KBS Corporate Finance, Knightsbridge, Knight Corporate Finance, K3 Debt Advisory, Quantuma, randd, inTax, Knight R&D and K3 Tax Advisory.

ION Science buys gas sensing manufacturer Analox

Tue, 13/12/2022 Gas sensing and analysis manufacturer Analox Group has been acquired by ION Science. The deal expands ION’s measurement technology portfolio.

Lumenisity bought by Microsoft

Mon, 12/12/2022 Microsoft has acquired Lumenisity. Established in 2017, Lumenisity specialises in the development of high performance optical fibre cables. The deal strengthens Microsoft’s position in the global cloud infrastructure sector.

Drive System Design bought by Hinduja

Fri, 09/12/2022 Drive System Design has been acquired by the Indian engineering company Hinduja Tech.

CP Media buys Arverta

Fri, 09/12/2022 Bus and tram advertising specialist Adverta has been acquired by CP Media.

Ardonagh buys professional indemnity specialist

Tue, 06/12/2022 The Ardonagh Group has acquired The Professional Broking Group (PBG). Founded in 2005 and based in Chester, PBG provides professional indemnity insurance for solicitors, architects, surveyors, engineers and accountancy firms.

Mercia managing £1.4bn of assets following Frontier purchase

Tue, 06/12/2022 Frontier Development Capital has been bought by Mercia. The £9.5m deal expands Mercia’s assets under management to around £1.4bn.

Welbeck bought by Hachette

Tue, 06/12/2022 Welbeck Publishing Group, a publisher of commercial books and gifts, has been acquired by Hachette UK. The deal will see Welbeck become part of the Headline Publishing Group.

AG Barr boosts its portfolio of brands with £20m deal

Mon, 05/12/2022 AG Barr, owner of some of the UK’s best known soft drinks brands including IRN-BRU and Rubicon, has acquired Boost for £20m.

Winncare beds in with Herida acquisition

Fri, 02/12/2022 Herida Medical has been bought by Winncare. Based in Leeds, Herida is a manufacturer of mattresses used in the healthcare sector. Winncare, a specialist in pressure care products and patient handling equipment, now has several manufacturing facilities in the UK.

Equinox gets new French owner

Fri, 02/12/2022 IP management system developer Equinox has been acquired by the French company Questel. The deal enables Questel to offer specialist products to law firms.

Kingswood buys JFP Financial Services

Fri, 02/12/2022 Financial advisory firm JFP Financial Services has been acquired by Kingswood. The deal means Kingswood Group Global Assets has more than £8.5m of assets under advice and management across the UK and Ireland.

November 2022 Mergers And Acquisitions

MyWorkwear aims for £5m following merger

Wed, 30/11/2022 The corporate clothing companies MyWorkwear and 925 Workwear have agreed to merge. The deal means MyWorkwear is expected to hit its 2023 target of a £5m turnover.

Progeny buys Lewis Brownlee Financial Services

Wed, 30/11/2022 Lewis Brownlee Financial Services has been acquired by Progeny. The deal means Progeny now has nearly £7bn of assets under management.

Bond Wolfe buys 50% stake in RPM

Wed, 30/11/2022 Bond Wolfe has bought a 50% stake in the commercial property management specialist Robson Property Management. Bond Wolfe will use the acquisition to further develop its offering in the property management, estate agency and auction sectors.

Assystem buys LogiKal

Tue, 29/11/2022 Project management and controls group LogiKal has been purchased by Assystem Group. The deal enables LogiKal to grow internationally in the ten countries Assystem operates in.

Renew splashes out £15.6m on Enisca

Tue, 29/11/2022 The engineering company Enisca Group has been acquired by Renew for £15.6m. Enisca specialises in the water and environmental sectors and the deal strengthens Renew’s water business.

Michelmersh buys Fabspeed

Mon, 28/11/2022 The UK’s largest independent brick fabricator, Fabspeed, has been bought by Michelmersh.

Rubicon Partners buys power distribution system manufacturer

Mon, 28/11/2022 Ideal Industries has sold CMD to Rubicon Partners. CMD is a designer and manufacturer of power distribution systems.

Apadmi goes Dutch with The Mobile Company purchase

Mon, 28/11/2022 Dutch app developer The Mobile Company has been acquired by Apadmi. The deal is part of Apadmi's long term plan to become a market leader in the international digital product sector.

BCL Accountants and SMH Group merge

Mon, 28/11/2022 A new company called SMH BCL Accountants has been formed following the completion of a deal which sees BCL Accountants merged into the SMH Group.

BJP bought by JMG

Mon, 28/11/2022 JMG Group has increased its annual turnover to more than £200m following the announcement that it is buying BJP Insurance Brokers. The deal sees Barry McGoun and John Finch retire from a company they founded in 1997.

National Living Wage to increase to £10.42

Mon, 21/11/2022 The new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, announced in his Autumn Statement that the minimum wage for people aged over 23 will increase to £10.42 per hour from £9.50 next April.

Carlyle buys Incubeta

Fri, 18/11/2022 Investment firm Carlyle has bought a majority stake in Incubeta. Established in 2004, Incubeta is a digital marketing specialist with operations in 22 locations around the world. Carlyle is to support Incubeta as it looks to drive further international growth.

ADI Health gets new Canadian owner

Fri, 18/11/2022 Digital health platform developer ADI Health has been acquired by Canadian software company VitalHub UK. ADI is best known for developing the app-based patient portal MyPathway, which is used by patients to find care services relating to muscular-skeletal issues, chronic pain, motor neurone disease, and eating disorders.

Smart deal for IMI as it buys Heatmiser for £110m

Fri, 18/11/2022 IMI has bought smart thermostatic control manufacturer Heatmiser for £110m. Heatmiser is one of the leading players in the UK’s connected residential thermostatic sector, and IMI is aiming to use the deal to drive growth in smart buildings.

PayPoint shows its appreciation with £83m deal

Fri, 18/11/2022 PayPoint has agreed to buy Appreciate Group in a deal worth £83m. PayPoint will use the purchase to drive growth in three main areas: prepayment saving to support customers with budgeting tools for Christmas and other seasonal events, an enlarged full-service offering for gifting, employee rewards and benefits, and an improved consumer gifting service for Love2shop.

LCM buys PIS Ireland

Fri, 18/11/2022 LCM Environmental has moved into the Irish market with the acquisition of PIS Ireland. LCM is a specialist in fuel management and fuel risk mitigation, and is aiming to use the deal to expand the range of services its offers across the UK and Ireland.

Zeus buys Arden from Ince

Wed, 16/11/2022 The Ince Group has agreed to sell Arden Partners to Zeus Group. Arden is a multi-service stockbroker, and the acquisition strengthens Zeus’s position in this sector. The deal enables The Ince Group to focus on its core legal services portfolio.

Croud buys Born Social

Wed, 16/11/2022 Social media agency Born Social has been acquired by Croud. The deal is Croud’s third acquisition since 2021 and strengthens the range of brand and creative services it offers.

Paul Hollywood brand owner bought by Grupo Bimbo

Fri, 11/11/2022 BGF has sold St Pierre Groupe to global food giant Grupo Bimbo. St Pierre Groupe produces products under the St Pierre, Baker Street and Paul Hollywood brands.

DWF buys Canadian law firm for £27.7m

Fri, 11/11/2022 Canadian law firm Whitelaw Twining has been taken over by DWF. Established in 1979, Whitelaw specialises in insurance, commercial litigation, personal injury and dispute resolution. The £27.7m deal strengthens DWF’s position in the North American market.

Allied Glass bought by glass giant Verallia

Fri, 11/11/2022 Verallia has expanded into the UK with the acquisition of Allied Glass. Verallia is the world’s third largest producer of glass containers for food and beverages. The takeover gives Verallia access to Allied’s specialism in the premium glass bottles used in the scotch whisky and gin sectors.

Blume joins Fletchers Group following Sun Capital Partners takeover

Fri, 11/11/2022 The private equity firm Sun Capital Partners has bought Blume. Upon competition of the deal Blume will became part of Fletchers Group and take responsibility for The Medical Law Network and Patient Claim Line.

Amazing deal completed as Fantastic buys Everpro

Fri, 11/11/2022 Digital marketing specialist Everpro has been acquired by Fantastic Media. The deal sees Everpro founder Jonathan Bradley appointed as Fantastic’s managing director, and Fantastic founder Andy Hobson take on the position of chief executive officer.

Warhammer videogame developer bought by Frontier Developments

Wed, 02/11/2022 Canadian videogame studio Complex Games, developer of Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters, has been acquired by Frontier Developments.

RelyOn Nutec buys Complete Training Solutions

Tue, 01/11/2022 Health and safety training provider Complete Training Solutions has been acquired by RelyOn Nutec.

Thermo Fisher buys The Binding Group for £2.25bn

Tue, 01/11/2022 A £2.25bn deal has been agreed which will see Thermo Fisher Scientific buy The Binding Site Group. Based in Birmingham, The Binding Site provides specialty diagnostic assays and instruments to improve the diagnosis and management of blood cancers and immune system disorders.

Pee Gee joins the pack following Wolf Laundry acquisition

Tue, 01/11/2022 Middlesbrough-based laundry technology specialist Pee Gee has been acquired by Wolf Laundry. Established in 2012, Wolf is a commercial laundry equipment provider.

October 2022 Mergers And Acquisitions

Imtech buys SPIE UK

Fri, 28/10/2022 SPIE Group has sold its UK division, SPIE UK, to Imtech.

Aviation technology provider bought by SP Plus

Thu, 27/10/2022 The American company SP Plus Corporation has acquired KMP Associates. Headquartered near Manchester, KMP is a software and technology provider which specialises in the aviation industry.

Hill & Smith buys solar lighting supplier

Thu, 27/10/2022 Solar lighting and traffic management products supplier National Signal has been acquired by Hill & Smith.

Australian water filter brand bought by Strix Group

Thu, 27/10/2022 Strix Group has agreed to buy Billi, an Australian filtered water systems brand.

Beacon Purchasing acquired by Entegra

Thu, 27/10/2022 Sodexo-owned Entegra, a group procurement organisation, has bought Beacon Purchasing.

Converge buys Stone

Thu, 27/10/2022 Stone Technologies Group has been bought by Converge Technology Solutions. Stone is aiming to use the deal to offer an improved technology portfolio.

RSK buys Travis Baker

Thu, 27/10/2022 Engineering consultancy Travis Baker has been acquired by RSK.

MBO completed at BECG Group

Wed, 26/10/2022 A management buyout has been completed at BECG Group, which will see it led by chief executive Carl Daruvalla.

Mediahuis Ireland buys Webzone for £26m

Wed, 26/10/2022 Auto Trader has sold Webzone to Irish print and digital media publisher Mediahuis Ireland for £26m.

Marketing agency We Influence bought by Velstar

Wed, 26/10/2022 Velstar has increased its service offering with the acquisition of marketing agency We Influence. Velstar now consists of more than 50 digital specialists and is a market leading end-to-end eCommerce agency.

Lawfront buys Farleys

Wed, 26/10/2022 Lawfront has acquired Farleys Solicitors, a deal which Farleys hopes will enable it to speed up its growth plans.

Hickory's to go nationwide following Greene King takeover

Tue, 18/10/2022 Greene King, one of the market leading pub and brewing companies in the UK, has acquired Hickory’s. Established in 2010 and based in the Midlands and North West, Hickory’s is a BBQ smokehouse restaurant group which is aiming to develop into a nationwide dining brand.

New private equity owner for Amey

Thu, 13/10/2022 Private equity firm One Equity Partners has acquired Amey. Established in 1921, Amey is an engineering consultancy and infrastructure service provider that is one of the main partners to the UK government and public sector.

Halfords buys Lodge Tyre for £37.2m

Tue, 11/10/2022 Commercial tyre specialist Lodge Tyre has been acquired by Halfords. The £37.2m deal means Halfords how has a garage services business consisting of 656 garages.

September 2022 Mergers And Acquisitions

WE Communications jumps to it with Hopscotch acquisition

Wed, 28/09/2022 Hopscotch Consulting, a social impact and behaviour change agency, has been acquired by WE Communications. The deal will enable WE to improve its young audience connections.

£15m deal sees Epwin buy Poly-Pure

Wed, 28/09/2022 Building products manufacturer Epwin Group has bought Poly-Pure for £15m. Epwin is aiming for growth in an industry which is moving towards a greater use of reprocessed materials. The acquisition will also enable Epwin to use a greater amount of recycled materials in its products, and provide it with an additional source of raw materials.

Schneider Electric agrees to buy AVEVA for £9.5bn

Wed, 28/09/2022 A £9.5bn deal has been agreed which will see AVEVA bought by Schneider Electric. AVEVA is a software developer aiming to move across to a subscription and cloud-based software-as-a-service business model.

BCN Group acquires Evo-soft

Wed, 28/09/2022 Distribution management software developer Evo-soft has been bought by BCN Group.

Vorenta Group bought by Eville & Jones

Tue, 27/09/2022 Veterinary control services specialist Eville & Jones (E&J) has acquired Vorenta Group. E&J hopes the deal will increase growth, expand its presence in Scotland, and expand the range of services it offers.

New majority owners in place at Oxford United FC

Tue, 27/09/2022 The Indonesian shareholding group of Erick Thohir and Anindya N. Bakrie now own a 51% stake in Oxford United FC.

New Swedish owner for Little BigPaw

Mon, 26/09/2022 Pet food brand Little BigPaw has been acquired by the Swedish company Petbuddy Group.

Law firm OGR Stock Denton bought by BBS Law.

Tue, 20/09/2022 Law firm OGR Stock Denton bought by BBS Law.

BGEN buys automation system specialist Radway

Tue, 20/09/2022 Control Systems has been acquired by BGEN. Radway designs automation, control and information systems for a range of industries.

Vistry and Countryside join forces in £1.25bn deal

Fri, 16/09/2022 A £1.25bn deal has been agreed which sees Vistry Group buy Countryside Partnerships. The deal will see some of the UK’s best known homebuilding brands, including Bovis Homes and Linden Group, join forces with Countryside’s partnerships business.

Software company Cimteq bought by UL Solutions

Tue, 13/09/2022 Applied safety science specialist UL Solutions has bought Cimteq, a developer of manufacturing software for the cable manufacturing industry.

CTS buys Tiger Eye

Tue, 13/09/2022 Tiger Eye, a provider of electronic document management systems to law firms, has been acquired by managed IT partner CTS.

German software engineering company purchased by Distology

Fri, 09/09/2022 Distology has expanded its European operations with the acquisition of Squareball. Established in 2017, Squareball is a software engineering company based in Berlin.

Cognition Education buys Aspire Development

Fri, 09/09/2022 Cognition Education has bought Aspire Development.

Gale and Phillipson gets private equity owner

Thu, 08/09/2022 Finance adviser Gale and Phillipson has been bought by private equity firm Solomon Capital Holdings.

Hydrock buys Complete Design Partnership

Thu, 08/09/2022 Structural and civil engineering practice Complete Design Partnership has been taken over by Hydrock.

Dains buys Isosceles

Thu, 08/09/2022 Chartered accountancy firm Dains has acquired Isosceles. Established in 2001, Isosceles provides a range of commercial accounting and HR services.

Crafty move from Heineken as it buys Beavertown Brewery

Wed, 07/09/2022 Heineken has taken full ownership of the craft brewer Beavertown Brewery, London’s largest brewery. The deal sees Beavertown founder Logan Plant take on an advisory role, with the company continuing to operate as a separate entity to Heineken.

US unicorn buys Capdesk

Mon, 05/09/2022 Equity management specialist Capdesk has been acquired by American equity leader Carta.

American company Med-Pharmex bought by Dechra for £221.5m

Fri, 02/09/2022 A £221.5m deal has been agreed which sees Dechra buy American veterinary pharmaceutical manufacturer Med-Pharmex.

PAL International acquired by Enact

Thu, 01/09/2022 Private investor Enact has bought PAL International. Based in Leicestershire, PAL is a provider of hygiene and infection control products to the healthcare, food manufacturing and industrial sectors.

August 2022 Mergers And Acquisitions

Jaywing buys Midisi

Tue, 30/08/2022 Marketing software development business Midisi has been acquired by Jaywing.

Brenntag buys Prime Surfactants

Fri, 26/08/2022 Brenntag has strengthened its personal care business unit with the acquisition of Prime Surfactants.

Northern Accountants continues Merseyside expansion with TAC Accountants purchase

Thu, 25/08/2022 TAC Accountants has been acquired by Northern Accountants.

CTS Group acquires In Situ Site Investigation

Wed, 24/08/2022 Ground investigation services business In Situ Site Investigation has been acquired by CTS Group.

Acquisition sees Belgian recycler strengthen position in UK market

Tue, 23/08/2022 BIP Chemical, a recycler of solvents for customers in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, has been taken over by Belgian company Indaver.

£211m deal takes Ted Baker into private ownership

Thu, 18/08/2022 British lifestyle brand Ted Baker has been acquired by Authentic Brand Group (ABG). After competition of the £211m deal, Ted Baker will be split into an intellectual property holding company, controlled by ABG, and a number of operating companies responsible for physical retail, ecommerce and wholesale operations. ABG owns several well known brands, including Reebok, Brooks Brothers, Nautica, and Eddie Bauer.

Flexitallic buys Novus Sealing

Wed, 17/08/2022 Australian manufacturer Novus Sealing has been taken over by The Flexitallic Group.

New market leader in UK cyber security as Wavenet buys OGL

Tue, 16/08/2022 Wavenet has established itself as a market leader in the UK cyber security sector with the acquisition of OGL Computer Support and its subsidiary companies.

Sage develops digital network with Lockstep acquisition

Tue, 16/08/2022 Market leading accountancy software developer Sage Group has acquired cloud technology specialist Lockstep. The deal strengthens Sage's digital network.

Opals bought by Instalcom

Mon, 15/08/2022 Instalcom has strengthened its specialist fibre capabilities with the acquisition of Opals. Based in Peterborough, Opals is a provider of telecommunications infrastructure services.

Portmeirion buys key AromaWorks assets

Mon, 15/08/2022 Homewares distributor Portmeirion has acquired the AormaWorks London brand, intellectual proper and certain stock, trade and assets from AromaWorks, which is currently in administration. AromaWorks manufactures a range of home fragrance products.

MBO completed at Alcomet

Fri, 12/08/2022 A management buyout has been completed at Alcomet, which sees managing director Chris Beasley take over full control of the company from founder Gary James. Alcomet is a specialist supplier of electrical metals and components to the electricity sector.

Veolia sells Suez UK to Macquarie for £2bn

Thu, 11/08/2022 Macquarie Asset Management has bought the Suez UK waste business from Veolia for £2bn. The transaction gives Veolia additional investment capacity to finance growth in high value-added markets.

RPS bought by WSP for £625m

Thu, 11/08/2022 The consulting firm RPS has agreed to be taken over by Canadian company WSP. The £625m deal brings WSP’s worldwide workforce to around 70,000.

Bunzl goes on acquisition spree, including UK-based London Catering & Hygiene Solutions

Thu, 11/08/2022 London Catering & Hygiene Solutions, a £5m turnover distributor of catering supplies and cleaning and hygiene products, has been acquired by Bunzl. expands server brand range with UK Dedicated purchase

Thu, 11/08/2022 Cloud hosting provider UK Dedicated has been bought by, a provider of dedicated servers, VPS and cloud services.

E&SW Knowles acquired by Sentry Doors

Thu, 11/08/2022 A market leading timber fire safety and security door manufacturer has been created following the announcement E&SW Knowles has been acquired by Sentry Doors.

Volaris buys proptech specialist

Wed, 10/08/2022 Technology Blueprint, a software developer operating in the property technology sector, has been bought by Volaris Group.

Sopra Steria buys software developer Graffica

Wed, 10/08/2022 Software developer Graffica has been acquired by Sopra Steria.

BD buys self-adhesive surgical sealant manufacturer Tissuemed

Tue, 09/08/2022 Self-adhesive surgical sealant manufacturer Tissuemed has been acquired by American medical technology company BD.

RSK buys Proeon

Tue, 09/08/2022 Specialist systems integrator Proeon Systems has been acquired by RSK Group.

Mercury Personnel Solutions now part of Kingdom Services Group

Tue, 09/08/2022 Mercury Personnel Solutions (MPS), a recruiter operating in the fresh produce sector, has been acquired by Kingdom Services Group. Upon completion of the deal MPS will be known as Kingdom Mercury.

Supreme buys two vaping companies

Tue, 09/08/2022 Supreme, a distributor of vaping products, has acquired the trade and assets of Cuts Ice and Flavour Core, two companies which operate in the vaping sector.

The Recruitment Group buys MYNT

Mon, 08/08/2022 MYNT Recruitment has been acquired by The Recruitment Group. MYNT has offices in York, Hull and Rotherham.

Phoenix Group buys Sun Life UK for £248m

Fri, 05/08/2022 Sun Life Financial has sold its UK division to Phoenix Group for £248m.

Renold buys Spanish manufacturer for £20m

Thu, 04/08/2022 Industrial chains and related power transmission products supplier Renold has strengthened its position in the Iberian market with the £20m acquisition of Spanish manufacturer YUK.

Double acquisition for LB Foster

Thu, 04/08/2022 Signage systems manufacturer LB Foster has made a double acquisition, buying Skratch Enterprises and Intelligent Video.

iomart buys ORIIUM and Pavilion IT brands for £10.5m

Thu, 04/08/2022 Cloud computing company iomart has acquired Concepta Capital for £10.5m. Concepta is a holding company of a group of companies which includes the ORIIUM and Pavilion IT brands.

American recycling company bought by Slicker Recycling

Wed, 03/08/2022 Slicker Recycling has bought American high voltage metal recycling company Cleveland Industrial Recycling.

MBO completed at International Decorative Surfaces

Tue, 02/08/2022 A management buyout has been completed at International Decorative Surfaces (IDS), backed by private equity firm Chiltern Capital. IDS, distributor of decorative surfaces, was previously owned by Saint-Gobain.

Management team sells Skills Alliance to private equity firm

Tue, 02/08/2022 The private equity firm Palatine has acquired a majority stake in specialist recruiter Skills Alliance.

£37.5m deal sees AURELIUS buy Footasylum

Mon, 01/08/2022 JD Sports has sold Footasylum to AURELIUS for £37.5m. The Competition and Markets Authority ordered JD Sports to sell the footwear retailer in January 2022.

July 2022 Mergers And Acquisitions

Computacenter strengthens North American operations with value-added retailer purchase

Fri, 29/07/2022 American value-added retailer Business IT Source has been acquired by Computacenter and will be integrated into the company’s North American operations.

InfinigateGroup buys Nuvias Group’s cyber security and secure networking business

Fri, 29/07/2022 A major player in the cyber security industry has been created with the acquisition of Nuvias Group’s cyber security and secure networking business by InfinigateGroup.

TC Group and Murray Harcourt agree merger

Thu, 28/07/2022 The accountancy firms TC Group and Murray Harcourt have merged.

Frasers Group buys I Saw It First

Thu, 28/07/2022 Online fashion retailer I Saw It First has been acquired by Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group.

Premier Foods buys The Spice Tailor for £48.3m

Tue, 26/07/2022 Indian and South East Asian meal kits brand The Spice Tailor has been acquired by Premier Foods. The £48.3m deal will expand Premier’s ethnic foods business in Australia.

Turners buys MKT Logistics

Mon, 25/07/2022 MKT Logistics has been acquired by transport company Turners. MKT is the holding company of Shakespeare Transport, Fullforce Logistics and Matthew Kibble Transport.

American call management services specialist bought by Moneypenny

Mon, 25/07/2022 Call centre services provider Moneypenny has strengthened its position in the US market with the purchase of Alphapage, a provider of bi-lingual call management services.

Begbies to form new finance brokerage following £4.5m Mantra Capital purchase

Mon, 25/07/2022 London-based property finance brokerage Mantra Capital has been acquired by Begbies Traynor Group. The £4.5m deal will see Mantra merged with MAF Finance Group to form BTG Funding Solutions.

SIG buys materials supplier for £36.5m

Mon, 25/07/2022 Specialist construction materials supplier Miers Construction Products has been acquired by SIG. The deal, worth up to £36.5m, strengthens SIG’s position in a number of important sectors, including infrastructure and private new residential.

EH Smith buys Builders' Supply Stores

Fri, 22/07/2022 Builders’ Supply Stores has been acquired by EH Smith.

Amalgamated Laboratory Solutions buys Precedental

Thu, 21/07/2022 Amalgamated Laboratory Solutions has acquired dental laboratory company Precedental.

Marlowe buys Vista

Thu, 21/07/2022 Marlowe has acquired workplace investigations firm Vista, which will work closely with Marlowe’s WorkNest brand.

£1bn logistics group created following Ligentia and VGL merger

Thu, 21/07/2022 Ligentia is to merge with the Polish logistics company VGL Solid Group. The combined group will have revenues exceeding £1bn.

Fairway Fireplaces bought by Direct Heat Group

Thu, 21/07/2022 Direct Heat Group has taken another step towards becoming a leader in the home heating market with the acquisition of Fairway Fireplaces.

Phoenix Management Group bowled over by CSM takeover

Thu, 21/07/2022 Phoenix Management Group has been acquired by CSM Sport & Entertainment. Established in 2018, Phoenix is a cricket talent management business run by former England cricketer Neil Fairbrother. It’s clients include some of the best known names in English cricket, including former England captain Joe Root, current England one day captain Jos Buttler, the first woman to take a T20 hat-trick Nat Sciver, and current men’s test captain Ben Stokes. In addition it also represents media personalities such as BBC presenter Isha Guha, former Sky pundit David Lloyd and former England Ashes winning captain Michael Vaughan. CSM already operates in the cricket industry, representing clients including Jonny Bairstow, Ollie Pope Reece Topley and Matthew Potts.

M&S takes ownership of logistics provider

Thu, 21/07/2022 Marks and Spencer has bought Gist from Storeshield. Gist is currently the principal contract logistics provider to M&S Food and Marks and Spencer believes the deal will enable it to revamp its food supply chain network.

£175m deal sees Dechra buy Piedmont

Thu, 21/07/2022 American company Piedmont has been acquired by Dechra. The £175m deal increases Dechra's scientific and regulatory capabilities.

Anthesis buys Padd Energy

Wed, 20/07/2022 Sustainability specialist Anthesis has acquired Padd Energy. Established in 2013, Padd is a specialist energy engineering consultancy.

Compass Group eats up e-foods

Mon, 18/07/2022 Compass Group has strengthened its procurement business, Foodbuy, with the acquisition of food and support services business e-foods.

Spanish acquisition for VetPartners

Fri, 15/07/2022 VetPartners has expanded its operations in Spain with the acquisition of Alianza Petsalud.

Computacenter buys American reseller

Thu, 14/07/2022 American IT reseller Business IT Source has been acquired by Computacenter, in a deal which will see it integrated into Computacenter’s North American operations.

Wagamama owner wraps up £7m Barburrito takeover

Wed, 13/07/2022 Mexican style fast-casual restaurant chain Barburrito has been acquired by The Restaurant Group (TRG) for £7m. TRG is aiming to double the number of Barburrito restaurants to 32 over the next four years.

Solid State goes American with £36m Custom Power acquisition

Wed, 13/07/2022 American battery systems manufacturer Custom Power has been acquired by Solid State. The £36m deal enables Solid State to internationalise its business, develop its own brand product portfolio and strengthen its engineering team.

£100m deal sees United Utilities sell renewable energy business

Tue, 12/07/2022 United Utilities has sold its renewable energy business to SDCL Energy Efficient Trust for £100m.

Redcentric buys 4D Data Centres for £10m

Tue, 12/07/2022 The entire share capital of 4D Data Centres has been bought by Redcentric for £10m.

No scares for Nordisk as it buys horror game developer Supermassive

Tue, 12/07/2022 Videogame developer Supermassive Games has been acquired by Nordisk Games. Supermassive specialises in making narrative driven horror games, and its best known work includes the recently released The Quarry, The Dark Pictures Anthology and BAFTA winning PS4 game Until Dawn.

Connexin expands in Hull with Wisper purchase

Tue, 12/07/2022 Wisper Broadband has been acquired by Connexin. The deal adds thousands of new customers to Connexin’s network as it aims for “significant” growth in Hull, an area of the UK that has a lack of broadband options.

Galliford Try buys MCS Control Systems

Mon, 11/07/2022 Systems integrator MCS Control Systems has been acquired Galliford Try. The deal will see around 80 MCS employees join Galliford Try, including the senior management team.

Dains buys accountancy practice

Fri, 08/07/2022 Accountancy practice Barringtons has been acquired by Dains Accountants. Barringtons was established in 1980 and has offices in Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire.

CTI Group buys Silverchip

Thu, 07/07/2022 Mobile app developer Silverchip has been acquired by CTI Group. This is the first acquisition made by CTI Group since private equity firm LDC invested £25m at the start of 2022.

Kingdom cleans up with Colvin purchase

Tue, 05/07/2022 Colvin Cleaning Group has been acquired by Kingdom Services Group. Colvin will be rebranded as Kingdom Cleaning.

Payslip platform bought by Experian

Mon, 04/07/2022 Experian has expanded its portfolio of employer services products with the acquisition of interactive payslip platform PayDashboard.

American investment for Walker Sime

Mon, 04/07/2022 The American design and project management company Otak has taken a controlling stake in the construction consultancy Walker Sime.

Triton Partners buys utility services specialist

Mon, 04/07/2022 Multi-utility services specialist O’Connor Utilities and Instalcom (OCU) has been acquired by the investment firm Triton Partners.

Amazon continues live sport expansion with Champions League deal

Fri, 01/07/2022 BT Sport has lost the exclusive rights to broadcast the UFEA Champions League in the UK. UEFA has announced that Amazon will have first pick rights for all Tuesday night games, a deal that will enable Amazon to show the biggest game involving an English club. The arrangement is the latest move by Amazon into the world of live sports broadcasting, and sits alongside its existing deals to show 20 live games from the Premier League and US Open tennis coverage. BT Sport will show the remaining 553 games in the Champions League live every season, and also retain exclusive rights to the Europa League and the Europa Conference. The BBC has won the rights to show Champions League highlights on the Wednesday of match weeks, the first time the Champions League will be broadcast on free to air TV since ITV lost the rights in 2018.