Archive for March, 2011

Collective acquires premium online video advertising network Web TV Enterprise

Comments Off | 03-31-2011

New York based firm, Collective has acquired the UK’s premium online video advertising network, Web TV Enterprise. Collective is a full service provider of media and technology solutions for display and video advertising. The deal comes six months after Collective expanded its operations into the UK. The investment was for an undisclosed amount.
Jamie Estrin, founder

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Essar Energy completes acquisition of Stanlow refinery for US$350 million

Comments Off | 03-31-2011

India-focused integrated energy company, Essar Energy plc, announced that through its subsidiary, it has entered into an agreement to acquire Shell UK Ltd’s UK based Stanlow Refinery and other associated assets. The investment is for a consideration of US$350 million, approximately £219 million, in cash.
The Stanlow refinery is the second biggest in the UK and

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TechTarget Inc. acquires the websites, product offerings, and events associated with the UK’s Computer Weekly

Comments Off | 03-30-2011

US based Technology media company TechTarget Inc. is to acquire the websites, product offerings, and events associated with Computer Weekly and its sister channel-targeted brand MicroScope from Reed Business Information Ltd. The investment is expected to close by the end of April.
Bill Crowley, senior international vice president, TechTarget, said ComputerWeekly.com and MicroScope.co.uk strengthens TechTarget’s already

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US based insurance data and analytics firm Advisen Ltd acquires UK’s Web Connectivity Limited

Comments Off | 03-29-2011

Advisen Ltd has acquired the UK’s leading provider of messaging products and services for the commercial (re)insurance markets in London and Bermuda, Web Connectivity Ltd. Advisen is a global insurance data and analytics provider based in New York. The terms of the transaction were however not disclosed.
The companies expect their combination to enable them further

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GI Partners acquires Advanced Childcare for £28 million

Comments Off | 03-28-2011

GI Partners (GI) announced it has acquired the UK’s leading provider of outsourced children’s care and education services, Advanced Childcare (ACL). GI is a leading private equity firm focused on investments in asset-intensive businesses and real estate platforms. The investment was for a consideration of £28 million.
Advanced Childcare is based in Stockport, Greater Manchester, and

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Ageas UK acquires Castle Cover Limited for a sum of £52.8 million

Comments Off | 03-25-2011

Ageas UK (formerly Fortis) announced Thursday the acquisition of Castle Cover Limited for a sum of £52.8 million. The investment is in line with Ageas UK’s multi-distribution strategy and will increase its customer numbers to around 8 million. Within Ageas UK’s Retail operation, the acquisition is expected to create a combined retail customer base of

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Hammerson plc to acquire a portfolio of six assets from St. Martins Property Investments Ltd for £208 million

Comments Off | 03-25-2011

Hammerson plc has reached an agreement for the acquisition of a portfolio of six assets from St. Martins Property Investments Limited. The investment is for a consideration of £208 million. Hammerson’s initial commitment, including transaction costs, is £221 million. Passing rents on the properties are £17.2 million, and after taking account of vacancy charges and

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Teleca completes its acquisition of the UK’s SurfKitchen

Comments Off | 03-24-2011

Teleca announced it has acquired UK based SurfKitchen. Teleca is a world-leading supplier of solutions and services to the mobile and connected devices industries. The company, which has approximately 55 employees, helps mobile operators and their partners overcome the discoverability, usability and fulfillment challenges associated with the delivery of mobile applications and services. The acquisition

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Brookfield Investment Management acquires European high yield fund management business of Pall Mall Investment

Comments Off | 03-22-2011

Brookfield Investment Management (UK) Limited has acquired the European high yield fund management business of Pall Mall Investment Management Limited (Pall Mall). Brookfield Investment is an investment manager authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) of the United Kingdom.
Pall Mall is also authorized and regulated by the FSA as an investment manager, and

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Highcross acquires portfolio of four regional office buildings for £9 million

Comments Off | 03-21-2011

Highcross has acquired a portfolio of four regional office buildings located in Preston, Leeds, Sheffield and Hull for a transaction consideration of £9 million. The deal reflects a net initial yield of 12.53 per cent. The acquired portfolio totals 118,806 sq ft and is let to 27 tenants including Hewlett Packard, Lloyds Banking Group, Big

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