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Acquisitions News in the Manufacturing sector: 2006

Thu, 21 Dec 2006: Dennis Eagle, the Warwick-based refuse truck manufacturer with 580 staff at eight sites, has been acquired by Ros Roca of Spain for an estimated &poun...
[more: Dennis Eagle]
Wed, 20 Dec 2006: WFEL, the Stockport-based manufacturer of military bridges with 160 staff, has undergone a £48m management buy-out from Kidde Group with the bac...
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Tue, 07 Nov 2006: Aptec Technologies, the County Durham-based textiles manufacturer with 35 staff, has been bought out of administration by Dean Street for £0.3m....
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Mon, 06 Nov 2006: Biotechnology company Kiotech International PLC has acquired Agil, the animal feed additives division of Lawrence PLC in a reverse takeover for £...
[more: Agil]
Thu, 02 Nov 2006: Hill & Smith has acquired Metnor Galvanizing, the Chesterfield-based provider of galvanizing and related services, for £6.5m. The annual tur...
[more: Metnor Galvanizing]
Fri, 20 Oct 2006: Harkness Hall, the Stevenage-based manufacturer of PVC screens, has undergone a £6.7m management buy-out from Allen McGuire & Partners. The ...
[more: Harkness Hall]
Wed, 18 Oct 2006: Ashtead Group has acquired Lux Traffic Controls, the Wiltshire-based supplier of traffic control systems with a nationwide network of 44 depots, for &...
[more: Lux Traffic Controls]
Tue, 03 Oct 2006: Chemring has acquired BDL Systems, the Poole-based manufacturer of radio frequency initiators and electronic countermeasure equipment, for £9m. ...
[more: BDL Systems]
Tue, 12 Sep 2006: Jourdan has acquired Clinipak of Buckinghamshire for £2.2m, in order to expand its Westfield Medical sterilisation packaging material business. ...
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Tue, 12 Sep 2006: Schneider Electric has acquired GET Group, the electrical accessories manufacturer with sites in London, Birmingham and Glasgow, for £44m. Schne...
[more: GET Group]
Tue, 01 Aug 2006: Avery Weigh-Tronix, the Birmingham-based scale manufacturer with 1,000 staff, has undergone a £84m management buy-out backed by European Capital...
[more: Avery Weigh-Tronix]
Fri, 23 Jun 2006: European Colour, the Stockport-based pigments supplier, is to be acquired by a newly-formed company called Pochteca for £2.6m. Pochteca is a spe...
[more: European Colour]
Wed, 07 Jun 2006: Yule Catto has sold its Reabrook chemical products business in Derbyshire to a management buy-out for £4m, securing the future of 200 jobs. The management team at Reabrook bought the business from Harlow-based chemicals giant Yule Catto & Co plc, a FTSE-listed company with an annual turnover of more than £550m. The company makes and packs chemicals products ranging from industrial and automotive cleaners to aerosol based personal hygiene and industrial products. Yule Catto was considering the sale of Reabrook, which has an annual turnover of around £16m, to an outside buyer until the firm's dir...
[more: Reabrook]
Mon, 05 Jun 2006: Ultraframe, the Clitheroe-based conservatory roofing company, is to be acquired by Latium Holdings for £29m. Shareholders have received a compre...
[more: Ultraframe]
Fri, 02 Jun 2006: Rixonway, the Dewsbury-based kitchen manufacturer with 285 staff, has undergone a £20m management buy-out backed by private equity firm August Equity. Shaw Cross-based Rixonway Kitchens, the UK's largest manufacturer solely supplying the social housing sector, was bought by former sales and marketing director Paul Rose, who is now the company's managing director, Mark Gibson, Nick Greenall and Julian Dudley. Robert Horvath has been appointed chairman. Rixonway Kitchens employs 300 people at its site on Shaw Cross Business Park. The company hopes to increase its turnover to £30m in the next three years and create a further three shops of its sister busines...
[more: Rixonway]
Mon, 29 May 2006: Telent, the telecom support services company with 2,000 staff at sites in Coventry, Chorley and Basildon, has accepted a £346m takeover offer fr...
[more: Telent]
Mon, 29 May 2006: Mayborn, the supplier of baby products, is to be acquired by Jake Acquisitions, a 3i subsidiary, for £116m. Mayborn, whose brands include Tommee...
[more: Mayborn]
Wed, 24 May 2006: Tristel is to acquire Vernagene, the Bolton-based supplier of water treatment and hygiene control products, for £1m. Vernagene, which is based i...
[more: Vernagene]
Wed, 24 May 2006: Charterhouse Development Capital has sold Avent, the Suffolk-based baby products company, to Philips of the Netherlands for £460m. Avent, whose ...
[more: Avent]
Mon, 08 May 2006: Robinson has acquired VR Plastics, the Nottinghamshire-based plastic injection moulding company with 85 staff, for £2.8m. The acquisition will b...
[more: VR Plastics]
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