David’s Cookies merges with Giftback.com

David's Cookies, an Illinois-based gourmet desserts company, and Giftback.com, a New York-based online gift service, have merged for an undisclosed sum.

Other recent deals

  • Quotient Bioresearch, a provider of drug development services, has acquired an Edinburgh-based clinical research facility from Charles River Laboratories, a global research model and preclinical, clinical and support service specialist. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
  • Daiwa Securities SMBC Europe, a London-based subsidiary of Japanese investment bank Daiwa Securities SMBC Co, has acquired Close Brothers Corporate Finance for £75 million in cash.
  • BakBone Software Inc., a San Diego-based provider of data protection services, has acquired ColdSpark, a Somerset-based provider of email infrastructure services for up to $15.9 million (£10.4 million).
  • Dorset-based insurance company Alan & Thomas Insurance Brokers has acquired local rival Douglas King Insurance Services. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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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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