Archive for June, 2011

Drivers Direct expands with the acquisition of company with branches in Crewe and Derby

Comments Off | 06-30-2011

Drivers Direct, a specialist recruitment company, has expanded with the acquisition of Transport Solutions, with branches in Crewe and Derby, which is run by a former employee.
The company, which specializes in the recruitment and placement of temporary and permanent drivers of all classes, announced it has acquired Transport Solutions whose branches will add to its

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Renishaw to acquire Bosch manufacturing facility

Comments Off | 06-29-2011

Renishaw, the UK-based engineering company, announced a series of initiatives designed to provide the additional capacity required for its anticipated business growth over the longer term. These include the acquisition of the soon to be vacant Bosch manufacturing facility, located to the west of Cardiff, Wales, and the submission of planning applications to extend three

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UBM sells its UK entertainment and technology business titles for £2.4 million

Comments Off | 06-28-2011

UBM plc Monday announced that it has signed an agreement to sell its UK entertainment and technology product portfolio to Intent Media Ltd for a total cash consideration of £2.4 million. UBM is selling the portfolio on behalf of its UBM Connect division.
The transaction is expected to complete in the next six weeks, subject to

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The Carlyle Group to Acquire motoring services provider RAC Ltd from Aviva

Comments Off | 06-26-2011

Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire RAC Limited, the motoring services provider, from Aviva plc. The transaction represents an enterprise value of £1 billion. Completion, which is subject to regulatory and competition approvals, is expected at the end of the third quarter of 2011.

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Genesco Inc. acquires UK based fashion footwear retailer Schuh Group Ltd

Comments Off | 06-25-2011

Genesco Inc. Thursday announced that it has acquired Schuh Group Ltd., a specialty retailer of casual and athletic footwear based in the United Kingdom. The purchase price paid at closing was £100 million, subject to closing adjustments; less £29.5 million outstanding under existing Schuh credit facilities, which remain in place.
The purchase agreement also provides for

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Taalus Ltd purchases Ethos Systems Limited

Comments Off | 06-24-2011

Taalus Ltd announced that it has acquired certain assets (but not liabilities) of Ethos Systems Ltd, a leading national provider of specialist office support services and products.
Taalus is a leading, national force in the delivery of Print, Office and AV Solutions. Supported by a national field force of trained print and AV engineers, the company

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Rontec Investments LLP buys Total’s Retail Marketing and Fuel Distribution assets

Comments Off | 06-23-2011

Total has signed a sale and purchase agreement to sell most of its Marketing assets in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man to Rontec Investments LLP, a consortium led by Snax 24, one of the leading independent forecourt operators in the UK.
The assets included within this agreement consist of Total’s

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Mission Capital Plc acquires Business Advisory Service Limited

Comments Off | 06-22-2011

Mission Capital Plc, the holding company of Quindell Limited, a leading reselling and sales outsourcing company with expertise in technology, telecoms, utilities, leisure, retail and franchise, announced Tuesday that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Business Advisory Service Limited and its associated companies for L8.2 million.
The transaction will be settled by issuing

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Bosideng purchases Property to Construct Landmark Building

Comments Off | 06-21-2011

Bosideng International Holdings Limited, the largest down Apparel Company in China, announced that it has acquired a property at 28 South Molton Street near the Oxford Street shopping area in the West End of London at a consideration of HK$240 million.
The property will be turned into the Group’s down apparel and menswear flagship store and

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Markerstudy Group completes acquisition of Tonbridge Coachworks Vehicle Repair Group

Comments Off | 06-19-2011

Markerstudy Group has completed its acquisition of Tonbridge Coachworks Vehicle Repair Group (which includes Tonbridge Coachworks, European Automotive Solutions and Canterbury Accident Repair Specialist).
With more than 900 members of staff and annual revenue in excess of £500 million, this latest move by Markerstudy Group will provide a secure platform for Tonbridge Coachworks to expand and

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