Archive for November, 2010

Bahrain based Tadhamon Capital acquires the UK’s Coxlease Special Needs School

Comments Off | 11-30-2010

Tadhamon Capital announced Monday it had acquired the UK’s Coxlease School through a group of investors. The Bahrain based Tadhamon Capital undertook the investment valued at £17.5 million ($28 million). Tadhamon Capital advised on the transaction and acted as an arranger of the financing.
The Coxlease Special Needs School is located south of London in the

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Peel Group acquires major shareholding in leading UK shopping centre owner Capital Shopping Centers Group

Comments Off | 11-29-2010

Peel Group announced it had gone into an agreement that will see it acquire a major shareholding in Capital Shopping Centres Group Plc (CSC). Capital Shopping Centres Group plc is the leading UK shopping centre owner. Its majority stake will be acquired by Peel Group via an equity investment of £75 million and the transfer

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Trelleborg acquires the UK’s Watts Tyre Group

Comments Off | 11-28-2010

In a press release Thursday, Trelleborg, through its Trelleborg Wheel Systems business unit, reported it had signed an agreement for the acquisition of the UK’s Watts Tyre Group, which has annual sales of approximately SEK 300 M and about 230 employees.
Watts Tyre Group is currently a major player in global terms for industrial tires. This

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Indian Global BPO firm Arvato Services acquires UK based provider of debt recovery and management services, Credit Solutions

Comments Off | 11-26-2010

Indian global business process outsourcing firm Arvato Services Thursday acquired the UK’s Credit Solutions. The UK firm is a provider of debt recovery and management services. Arvato is keen on reinforcing its business process outsourcing operations in the UK and expects the acquisition of Credit Solutions to strengthen its offering in the UK market.
The acquisition,

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SAS acquires UK based global leading firm in intelligence management solutions Memex

Comments Off | 11-24-2010

SAS reported it had acquired the UK based global leading firm in intelligence management solutions crucial in enhancing intelligence processes Memex. Based in Scotland, Memex is a globally renowned developer of intelligence management solutions that as well enhance public safety and prevent and deter crime, terrorism amongst other security threats.
Memex has a strong presence in

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Religare Capital Markets Ltd acquires UK operations of Barnard Jacobs Mellet

Comments Off | 11-24-2010

A Religare Enterprises Ltd unit Tuesday announced the completion of its acquisition of South African based Barnard Jacobs Mellet’s UK operations. Religare Capital Markets Ltd is the investment banking and institutional securities arm of Religare Enterprises Ltd. It purchased the UK based operations of the South African financial services firm Barnard Jacobs Mellet.
Although the company

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MWH Global to acquire U.K. based water construction and engineering firm Biwater Services

Comments Off | 11-23-2010

The global wet infrastructure sector leader and provider of environmental engineering, construction and strategic consulting services, MWH Global, announced Monday it has signed a definitive agreement with Biwater Holdings Limited to acquire its U.K. based subsidiary Biwater Services Limited.
Biwater Services is a leading U.K. water construction and engineering firm, acting as the holding company for

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Crane Co. in an effort to bolster its merchandising systems business

Comments Off | 11-22-2010

Crane Co. has acquired England based money controls unit of vending machine maker Ca-Mc Acquisition Co. Crane Co. is based in Stamford and is a diversified manufacturer of industrial products. Just recently, the firm added a line of coin hoppers, coin acceptors and bill validators to its portfolio by purchasing the money controls unit of

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US based asset manager Franklin Templeton acquires Rensburg Sheppards’ fund management subsidiary

Comments Off | 11-20-2010

Franklin Templeton, the US based asset manager has acquired a fund management subsidiary of Rensburg Sheppards. Earlier this year, Rensburg was acquired by Investec earlier this year. The firm viewed the Leeds-based unit trust business as non-core. The US firm gains from the investment a reliable UK equity business, a move crucial in its UK

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British Gas New Energy buys assets of Cool Planet Technologies Ltd

Comments Off | 11-19-2010

Centrica plc subsidiary British Gas New Energy Thursday announced the purchase of Cool Planet Technologies Ltd’s assets. British Gas New Energy said it had acquired the renewable energy firm’s assets for about 0.5 million pounds. Cool Planet Technologies Limited is a heat pump installation company. The investment consideration was paid in cash, said British Gas

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