Cranswick acquires Bowes of Norfolk

Cranswick, a Hull-based food producer, has acquired Bowes of Norfolk for £17.2 million in cash from the Bowes family.

Done Deals

  • Cranswick, a Hull-based food producer, has acquired Bowes of Norfolk for £17.2 million in cash from the Bowes family.
  • Eve Trakway, a Derbyshire-based supplier of temporary access services, has acquired Surrey-based Vincehire for an undisclosed sum.
  • Cobham Plc, a Dorset-based aerospace and defence systems developer, has acquired Argotek, a US-based information assurance company for up to $36.2 million (£24.4 million).
  • Trigold and Crystal Software Solutions, technology providers to the intermediary mortgage market, have agreed to merge and will trade as Trigold Crystal. The deal is subject to shareholder approval.
  • Bath-based IFA Money Wise Financial Advisers has acquired Cambridge rival Lee & Co for an undisclosed sum.
  • East Midlands-based accountancy firm Duncan & Toplis has bought the Melton and Oakham branches of rival Newby Castleman. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
  • Influential participants in the PLUS-quoted share market are speculating about the possibility of the lower tier of companies now traded on AIM moving to PLUS-quoted instead.

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Nick was the Managing Editor for growthbusiness.co.uk when it was owned by Vitesse Media, before moving on to become Head of Investment Group and Editor at What Investment and thence to Head of Intermediary...

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