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Apr 2019
Firmstep and Granicus join forces to accelerate digitisation of public services Vista Equity Partners-backed Granicus makes first overseas acquisition SaaS duo to unify technologies into a single engagement platform BCMS has advised the...
Mar 2019
UK-based cloud solutions provider Cloud Direct has acquired London IT services group EZIS for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 2002 by Ben Campbell and Xerxes Zoppos, EZIS has evolved into a multi-vendor systems integrator, managed services and hosted...
Mar 2019
Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP (Cairngorm Capital) has entered the fire protection sector with the acquisition of Sentry Doors Holdings Limited (Sentry Doors), through its Cairngorm Capital II fund, in a deal advised by BCMS. Established in 1989,...
Feb 2019
The John Good Group has has acquired a 50% stake in BCMS client Connaught Air Services, building further on its presence in the air freight market after gaining IATA accreditation in 2016. Connaught is a global logistics company, founded in 1985 by...
Jan 2019
Davies Group has acquired Glasgow-based property and casualty public sector claims specialist Top Mark Claims Management Limited (trading as TMS), in a deal advised by BCMS. In its first deal of 2019, Davies  Group said TMS will become the founder...
Jan 2019
UK pet supplements manufacturer Vetark Products ('Vetark') has been acquired by Italian pharmaceuticals group Candioli Srl, in a deal advised by BCMS. The move sees leading European manufacturer Candioli expand into the UK market, while also...
Jan 2019
Leading US multidisciplinary consulting firm J.S. Held has started expanding overseas with the acquisition of UK and Middle East construction consultancy Leach Group in a deal advised by BCMS. Founded in 1946 and headquartered in Chippenham UK,...
Jan 2019
As 2019 gets underway, there's little doubt that many UK industries face a very challenging year. There appear to be no easy answers to ongoing Brexit worries, rising insolvencies, a tightening labour market, or rapidly changing consumer trends. But...
Jan 2019
After 45 years in plastics innovation and engineering, White Horse Plastics (WHP) co-founder and owner Rod Houghton has agreed a company sale to the existing management buyout team, in a deal advised by BCMS. The management buyout of precision...
Nov 2018
A UK specialist bakery has announced plans to accelerate growth by joining a new baked goods group,  in a deal advised by BCMS. Margaret Hall Ltd – which manufactures a diverse range of tarts, cakes and biscuits under its own brand ‘Margaret’s...
Aug 2018
Latest market insights on M&A trends in 2018... A study of more than 1300 acquisitions of UK companies by BCMS has revealed new trends in the market. Here are five insights on what’s happening in UK business sales, to help inform business owners...
Aug 2018
The two leading channel partners of Siemens Industry Software in the UK have joined forces to create the largest sales, consultancy and technical support organisation for Siemens Design, Simulation, Manufacturing and Product Lifecycle Management...


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