Trilogy Logistics bags CM Lane

UK distributor Trilogy Logistics has acquired rival logistics company CM Lane. Read on for more deal headlines.

Other done deals:

  • Retec Digital plc, which provides systems for retailers to promote their products, has purchased Liquid Digital, a designer and operator of in-store digital screens, for £250,000
  • The former boss of discount clothing retailer MK One, Elaine McPherson, has bought Merseyside retailer Ethel Austin from administrator Menzies Corporate Restructuring
  • Construction firm Esh Group has bought renewable energy companies Green Energies and Pure Renewable Energies for £250,000
  • Jelf Group plc, an insurance, healthcare, employee benefits, commercial finance and wealth management provider has purchased broker Godfrey Moore

Deals in the pipeline:

  • Barclays has been reported as considering a takeover bid for Lehman Brothers or UBS
  • Financial services firm DL Merchant Banking, the private equity arm of Credit Suisse, is set to acquire school holiday organiser Education & Adventure Travel Group, for some £100 million

Marc Barber

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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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