Latest results from ONS show M&A increase

Quarterly results from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published on 4th September 2013 show that, compared with the first three months of the year, acquisitions are up from £3.5 billion to £23.4 billion (from 38 to 60 transactions).

Partners at Acuity to offer tailored 1-1 sessions on selling your business to members of SETSquared

Matthew Byatt and Richard Baker, partners at Acuity Advisors, will be running 1-1 sessions to provide tailored advice to SETSquared members on how to sell a business, raise funds or prepare for sale.

Sale of Intelligent Retail to 3Q Holdings

Intelligent Retail is the first company to design a multi-channel retail solution specifically around the needs of the multi-channel independent retailers encompassing in-store Point of Sale (PoS) systems, eCommerce, mail order, telephone orders as well as online marketplaces.

Sale of Capital Capture to PHS Group

Capital Capture are a recognised Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) specialist and an expert in the management and provision of on-site and off-site outsourced document scanning, data capture, document classification and document conversion services.

Investment in Amplience by NorthStar Ventures and Octopus Ventures

Amplience are an on-demand, rich-media sales and marketing platform that simplifies the production and distribution of rich, interactive campaign and product media. The result is an agency quality experience at 10 per cent of the cost.

Purple Seven secures funding from Tesco Clubcard Founders

Purple Seven is helping the arts industry understand, develop and engage their audiences in a more sustainable and powerful way than ever before. Using rich customer data, Purple Seven helps the arts industry with improved audience understanding and audience engagement.

Sale of KnowledgeCenter to Charles Taylor plc

Established in 2001, KnowledgeCenter provides tailored business solutions to the insurance industry with its market-leading business process management and document management software applications.

Everything Legal sale to DAS

Everything Legal is a Bristol-based online legal services provider, founded by successful lawyer Brad Askew and the shareholders of Fair Investment Company.

Acquisition of Cambridge Positioning Systems by Cambridge Silicon Radio

Based in Cambridge, CSR is a renowned and respected provider of multifunctional connectivity and audio platforms.

£3.1 million investment in Mantis Deposition by NVM Private Equity

Founded in 2003, Mantis Deposition is a leading speciality instrumentation firm that develops high-quality deposition components and systems for the thin-film coating community.