Acquisitions News: 2003

Wed, 31 Dec 2003: Freshbake Foods is to acquire a factory on the Oakesway Trading Estate in Hartlepool from the receivers of Hibernia Foods, securing the future of 380 ...
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Wed, 31 Dec 2003: Archant has acquired a further 15 weekly newspapers in London and Kent from Independent News & Media for up to £10m....
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Wed, 31 Dec 2003: Northern Venture Managers, the Newcastle-based venture capital fund manager, has undergone a £3m management buy-out from Aberdeen Asset Manageme...
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Wed, 31 Dec 2003: KPMG has begun the process of selling the Londis convenience store chain in the UK, by contacting interested parties to set out arrangements for recei...
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Tue, 30 Dec 2003: Murray Financial has acquired The Front Room, the chain of seven bars in London and the south, out of receivership for £1.5m....
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Tue, 30 Dec 2003: Chrysalis and Eckoh Technologies have sold their Rivals Digital Media internet business to UKbetting for £2m....
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Tue, 30 Dec 2003: BemroseBooth, the ticket printer with 850 staff at sites in Derby, Hull and Teesside, has been acquired by Appleton of the US for £34m....
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Tue, 30 Dec 2003: HS Atec, the supplier of commercial vehicle parts with annual turnover of £8m, has undergone a management buy-out from Clugston for undisclosed ...
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Tue, 30 Dec 2003: Celsius First, the cold storage company with sites in Coleshill and Stratford, has undergone a management buy-out backed by Oregon Capital Partners....
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Tue, 30 Dec 2003: Wilmington Group has acquired Agence de Presse Medicale International, the French provider of a health information service, from Reuters for £5....
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Tue, 30 Dec 2003: Elektron has acquired Arcolectric, the Surrey-based manufacturer of electromechanical components with 170 staff, out of receivership....
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Tue, 30 Dec 2003: Invest NI has assisted negotiations for a £4m management buy-out at Carpets International, which will involve the creation of 116 jobs in County...
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Mon, 29 Dec 2003: Emap has acquired Print D'Or, the French jewellery trade fair, for £1m....
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Mon, 29 Dec 2003: THE laboratory where Dolly the sheep was created is to be sold off. The Roslin building, which has been operated by PPL Therapeutics as its head offi...
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Mon, 29 Dec 2003: Parmalat will soon have protection from its creditors, but that may not be enough to keep the global milk and cookie empire from crumbling. With &poun...
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Wed, 24 Dec 2003: AWG is to sell its Powermarque vehicle leasing business to Venson Holdings for £34m....
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Wed, 24 Dec 2003: Sage is to acquire ACCPAC, the US supplier of accounting and customer relationship management software, for £62m....
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Wed, 24 Dec 2003: Northern Foods is to sell its Batchelors and Beck Smith canned food operations in Ireland to Barry's Tea for £67m....
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Wed, 24 Dec 2003: Lubrizol is to acquire Avecia Additives, the Manchester-based manufacturer of colour additives with 110 staff, for undisclosed terms....
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Wed, 24 Dec 2003: Milk Link, the farmer-owned dairy co-operative, has acquired Newlands Farm, the Liskeard-based producer of the Cornish Dairy brand, for undisclosed te...
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