Cadbury buys Intergum and all today’s headlines

In today's headlines Amey has bought 80% of Herefordshire Jarvis for £3.55 million and Sepura raises £42 million with an IPO on the LSE.

Done deals:

  • Radio terminal supplier Sepura has raised £42 million with an IPO on the London Stock Exchange, valuing the firm at £225 million
  • Investment Bank and stockholder Blue Oar has acquired investment management business Thring Townsend for an undisclosed sum
  • Confectionary group Cadbury Schweppes has completed the acquisition of Turkey’s leading chewing gum business Intergum, for an undisclosed sum
  • Real estate investment trust Mckay Securities has acquired Lower Cherwell Street Industrial Estate from a private investor, for £3.1 million
  • Paper product group WPP Group has bagged a 51% stake in Brazil-based trade, marketing, events, promotions and design company Plano.Trio Comunicacao for undisclosed terms
  • A consortium of four businessmen has pulled Channon Electrical Contractors out of administration for an undisclosed sum, saving 25 jobs
  • Emerging restaurant group Coal Restaurants has secured £1.7 million funding from Beringea’s ProVen and ProVen Growth & Income VCTs
  • Rok has added to its building, maintenance and development services with the purchase of S. Harrison Construction for £3.2 million in shares and cash
  • Hotel operator Menzies Hotels has snapped up Eight Thistles from Curzon Hotel Properties for £54 million
  • Infrastructure support services group Amey has bolstered its services, acquiring 80% of Herefordshire Jarvis for £3.55 million cash

Marc Barber

Raven Connelly

Marc was editor of GrowthBusiness from 2006 to 2010. He specialised in writing about entrepreneurs, private equity and venture capital, mid-market M&A, small caps and high-growth businesses.

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