Archive for April, 2011

Zynga Inc. acquires UK-based mobile game developer Wonderland Software

Comments Off | 04-30-2011

Zynga Inc. Friday announced it has acquired UK-based mobile game developer Wonderland Software, creator of GodFinger for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Wonderland Software will become Zynga Mobile UK, marking Zynga’s first operating studio in the UK.
With this investment, Zynga is acquiring the team at Wonderland and select IP, not including GodFinger. Additional terms

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iomart Group plc continues expanding its offering in the UK market

Comments Off | 04-29-2011

iomart Group plc, the managed hosting and cloud computing services company has continued expanding its offering in the UK market with the purchase of Switch Media Limited. The award-winning Switch Media Limited is a domain name and hosting company based in Liverpool.
iomart acquired the entire issued share capital of Switch Media Limited for a total

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Algeco Scotsman acquires the business and assets of Speedy Space, a division of Speedy Hire PLC

Comments Off | 04-28-2011

Algeco Scotsman, a leading global business Services Company focused on modular space and secure storage solutions, announced it had acquired the business and assets of Speedy Space, a division of Speedy Hire PLC. Speedy Space’s fleet and operating branches will be integrated into Algeco’s business operations in the United Kingdom, known as Elliott.
Elliott and Speedy

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GP Strategies Corp. subsidiary General Physics (UK) Ltd acquires Ultra Training Ltd

Comments Off | 04-26-2011

GP Strategies Corporation, the corporate parent of global performance improvement solutions provider General Physics Corporation (GP), announced that GP’s wholly-owned subsidiary, General Physics (UK) Ltd, has acquired Ultra Training Ltd, an independent skills training provider located in the United Kingdom.
Ultra generated annualized revenue of $4.5 million for the year ending July 2010 and GP anticipates

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SPA Future Thinking acquires the Munro Group

Comments Off | 04-26-2011

SPA Future Thinking has acquired the Munro Group, which incorporates FDS International and Maven Research, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition makes SPA Future Thinking the UK’s leading independent market researcher, with a turnover of approximately £20 million.  The acquisition follows the merger of SPA Market Research and Future Thinking (formerly The Oxford Research Agency)

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Carillion plc acquires entire issued ordinary share capital of Eaga plc

Comments Off | 04-25-2011

Carillion plc Friday announced its acquisition of the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of Eaga plc, completed in accordance with its terms.
Commenting on the Acquisition, John McDonough, Carillion Chief Executive said the acquisition of Eaga is an important strategic step in Carillion’s development. The combination of Carillion and Eaga brings together

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Hanover Insurance Group to acquire Chaucer Holdings PLC

Comments Off | 04-23-2011

The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. Friday announced the terms of an offer to acquire Chaucer Holdings PLC. Chaucer is a leading specialist Lloyd’s insurance group. Through its in-house syndicates 1084 and 1176, Chaucer underwrites business in all the major insurance classes, encompassing global marine, energy, non-marine and aviation, as well as UK motor and nuclear.
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Tesco picks up majority stake in video-on-demand pioneer blinkbox

Comments Off | 04-22-2011

Tesco has acquired a majority stake in video-on-demand pioneer blinkbox. The acquisition positions Tesco for the next stage in the internet-driven revolution in home entertainment.
blinkbox is the UK’s leading movie streaming service, offering thousands of titles streamed on the internet to 2 million users each month. Their catalogue of more than 9,000 titles is available

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Sun European Partners affiliates buys Polestar UK Print Ltd

Comments Off | 04-21-2011

A Sun European Partners’ affiliate has acquired Polestar UK Print Ltd. Sun European Partners LLP is the European adviser to Sun Capital Partners Inc. Polestar is one of the UK’s leading printers with strong gravure and web offset capabilities.
It produces a majority of UK newspaper color supplements and 23 of the UK’s top 40 magazines,

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3i acquires a minority stake in the UK’s GO Outdoors

Comments Off | 04-20-2011

3i has acquired a minority stake in UK based camper utilities specialist Go Outdoors. The owners of Sheffield-based GO Outdoors said they had entered into an agreement in which 3i will acquire existing and newly issued GO Outdoors shares, representing a significant minority stake in the total share capital of GO Outdoors.
Paul Caplan, President and

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