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K3 Business Technology has acquired the Sage 200 business management software division of FD Systems for £1.2m.
Capita Group has acquired SunGard Public Sector, the US supplier of IT systems to the emergency services, for £86m.
Camwood is to set up a 4,000 sq ft IT logistics facility in Salford Quays in January, with the creation of up to 40 jobs.
Data8 of Ellesmere Port has acquired CNM, the Wakefield-based data cleansing firm.
Pennine Holdings has acquired Business Careware, the Thame-based software and meeting space firm.
Chemigraphic, the Crawley-based supplier of electronic components, has undergone a management buy-out backed by RJD Partners.
TSW Training of Bridgend has acquired Tri-solutions, the Cardiff-based training firm, for £0.3m, increasing its workforce from 28 to 53.
Gooch & Housego is to acquire EM4, the US manufacturer of fibre optics, for an initial £6.3m.
Rigney Dolphin is to create 297 jobs at a customer service call centre in Londonderry over the next three years.
Group NBT has acquired Indom, the French provider of domain name management services, for £14m.
General Physics has acquired Academy of Training, the Plymouth-based training firm with 38 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Capita Group has acquired McKeown Software, the healthcare software firm trading as iSoft Business Solutions with 140 staff in Letchworth and Ireland, for £23m.
BT is to open a new call centre in West Bromwich in autumn 2011, with the creation of more than 400 jobs.
IDOX has acquired McLaren Software, the supplier of engineering document management applications with offices in Glasgow, Germany and the US, for £1m.
Accumuli has acquired Fujin, the Berkshire-based IT security services firm with five staff, for £2m.
Redstone has sold the security business of Redstone Managed Solutions to a management team for £1m, with the transfer of about 58 Stoke-based staff.
Stafforce Recruitment, the Rotherham-based chain of 11 recruitment branches, has undergone a management buy-out.
GFI MAX is planning to double the 40-strong workforce at its Dundee-based software business over the next few months.
Sony UK Technology Centre is creating 50 new jobs in Pencoed, as part of a £2m investment in the manufacture of high-definition cameras.
Restore has acquired Formsafe, the West Sussex-based document storage firm with 12 staff, for £1m.
FourstaR Employment & Skills is looking to win a government contract to establish three £1m training centres on Merseyside, which would create up to 150 jobs and help the unemployed back into work.
Craneware is planning to relocate its software development business and an initial 75 staff from Livingston to Edinburgh.
Innovise has acquired the intellectual property assets of Pivetal out of liquidation, and is recruiting ten software engineers to develop Pivetal automation products in Southampton.
Daisy Group has acquired NEG MBO Two, the provider of communications services to the care sector, for an initial £23m.
Mangalam Information Technologies of India is looking to employ up to 30 staff at its new business process outsourcing office in Manchester over the next three years.
The British Institute of Technology and E-commerce (BITE) is to set up a 10,000 sq ft office at 23 King Street, London SW1.
BAe Systems is to acquire Stratsec, the Australian information security firm with 50 staff, for £15m.
HarperCo is planning to create more than 40 new jobs at its business training operation at Hebburn in South Tyneside.
General Physics UK has acquired Bath Consultancy Group, the Bath-based training firm with ten staff, for undisclosed terms.
QDOS Communications, the Ipswich-based provider of internet and IT services with 18 staff, has undergone a £1.2m management buy-out from parent company Hilton Head.
Software AG has agreed to set up a 20,000 sq ft office at a three-storey building being planned for Derby's Pride Park.
PlusNet is creating 250 new jobs at its broadband customer service centre in Sheffield, having decided to transfer work from South Africa.
BT has unveiled details of a new software development centre due to open with 200 staff at Cardiff Bay next March.
Education Development International of Coventry has acquired Sector Training, the Taunton-based training services firm with 20 freelance consultants, for about £1m.
TranscendIT has acquired Nectar Electronics, the Durham-based computer hardware supplier.
FDM Group, the Brighton-based IT services firm with offices in London and Manchester, is to double the recruitment of graduates to 1,000 in 2011.
K3 Business Technology has acquired Panacea, the Hampshire-based IT services firm, for £1.7m.
MGL, the Liverpool-based education services firm with more than 100 staff, has undergone a £1m management buy-out, and expects to create 50 new jobs over the next four years.
Imagination Technologies is to acquire HelloSoft, the provider of wireless LAN technologies with 85 staff in India and the US, for up to £30m.
Kcom is seeking planning permission for the £4m refurbishment of its Carr Lane headquarters in Hull.
Staffline has acquired Qubic Recruitment Solutions, the Huntingdon-based recruitment firm with ten staff and 350 contractors, for up to £1.5m.
Misys is to acquire Sophis, the Irish capital markets software supplier with 360 staff, for £375m.
Daisy Group is to acquire SpiriTel, the business telecoms firm with offices in Wigan, London, Cardiff and Glasgow, for £27m.
Accumuli is to acquire Tuscany Networks, the Basingstoke-based IT security services firm, for £4m.
Esendex is looking to expand the workforce at its Nottingham-based text messaging services business from 35 to 70 over the next few years.
Redstone has acquired Fujin Systems, the Berkshire-based IT integration specialist, for up to £2.9m.
The Qualifications & Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA) is to be replaced by a new Coventry-based government schools agency, which should secure the future of about 100 of its 400 staff.
Genesis Technical Systems of Canada is to set up a UK headquarters for its new internet technology business at the University of Warwick Science Park's Venture Centre.
McKinsey & Company, BT, Google, Facebook and Vodafone are supporting government plans for a £200m investment in the creation of a technology and innovation hub at Shoreditch in East London.
Pace has acquired Latens Systems, the Belfast-based developer of TV security software, for £29m.
Rivington Street Ventures has acquired Jovus, the US financial research software firm, for up to £1m, in order to expand its Blue Curve division.
Amor Group has acquired DW Technology Services, the Aberdeen-based IT services firm with 25 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Innocore, the North Shields-based electronic gaming company, is to be acquired by Advantech of Taiwan for £3.3m.
Prevx, the Derby-based internet security firm with 28 staff, has been acquired by Webroot of the US for undisclosed terms.
Euroffice, the office supplies company with 49 staff in London and Italy, has undergone a management buy-out backed by Darwin Private Equity.
Telecity is planning to open a new 3.5MW data centre in Manchester and increase its storage capacity in London's Docklands by 3MW.
Lumison, the IT services firm with offices in Edinburgh and London, has been acquired by Bridgepoint Development Capital for undisclosed terms.
Baird Capital Partners Europe is to acquire a controlling stake in Nigel Wright Group, the Newcastle-based recruitment firm with 100 staff, for undisclosed terms.
ANS Group has acquired Alpha Business Computers, the IT services firm with 40 staff in London and Manchester, for £4.9m.
Iomart Group has acquired Titan Internet, the Essex-based hosting company, for up to £4.2m.
Twentysix has acquired Creative North, the Huddersfield-based mobile apps developer with ten staff.
Innovise is to acquire Expolink Software of Chippenham from Expolink Europe for £0.9m.
Moneypenny is planning to expand its outsourced telephone answering and reception office in Wrexham with an additional 8,000 sq ft and 100 new jobs by June 2011.
Hewlett-Packard has won permission to build a new two-storey office and two four-storey offices in Bracknell.
Servecentric is planning to build a cross-border data centre in Derry, as part of a £100m Kelvin Science & Technology Park that will include a biomass plant and wind turbine.
Market Research Partners of the US is to set up a software technology centre in Newry, with the creation of 106 jobs by 2013.
Navertech is planning to set up a data centre in Thurso over the next 18 months, following a government decision to fund a superfast broadband network in the Highlands.
The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has announced plans for a £200m investment in the creation of a network of Technology & Innovation Centres, but the locations have not yet been decided.
T-Mobile is to acquire the intellectual property of Glasgow-based software company Vamosa out of administration, with the transfer of eight staff.
ANS Group is looking to recruit account management, sales and administrative staff at its data centre operations in Manchester and London.
BT is to recruit an additional 200 apprentices by the end of the year, with vacancies in customer service, electrical systems and IT.
Chillingo, the Macclesfield-based mobile games publisher, has been acquired by US-based Electronic Arts for undisclosed terms.
Bond International Software is to acquire VCG, the US supplier of software to the staffing industry, in a deal worth £5.7m.
Softcat is expected to recruit up to 55 staff at its new office in London's Moorgate over the next three years, and is also looking to open offices in Bristol, Cardiff and Edinburgh.
Kratzer Automation is setting up a new UK headquarters for its logistics software business at Commercial Buildings in Nottingham.
Mobiqa, the Edinburgh-based ticketing software firm, has been acquired by NCR Corporation of the US for undisclosed terms.
Fujitsu is to create up to 50 new IT jobs at its office in Londonderry.
Foster Findlay Associates has secured £3.2m of venture capital to expand its oil exploration software tools business, with the workforce in Aberdeen, London and Newcastle rising from 31 to more than 50 next year.
Nanoco is to invest £1.3m in the development of a quantom dots production plant in a 3,000 sq ft unit at The Heath in Runcorn.
Redstone is to sell certain assets of Marcom Communications to Maintel Europe for £1.7m, with the transfer of 40 staff.
NCC Group has acquired iSEC Partners, the US-based IT security testing services firm with 30 staff, for up to £14m.
Backup Direct has acquired Activator UK, the Basingstoke-based IT services firm.
HGSL of India is considering plans to create up to 300 jobs at the Careline call centres in Alness and Selkirk.
HEROtsc is planning to create 200 new jobs at call centres in Larbert and Kilmarnock.
Bluebell Telecom of Newcastle has acquired Callstream, the Warwickshire-based telephony services firm.
Latens Systems is planning to double the 60-strong workforce at its security software research centre in Belfast by 2012.
Mitie is to set up a new security systems technology centre in Lurgan by next March, with the creation of about 40 jobs.
National Semiconductor is to invest £20m in the expansion of its chip manufacturing plant in Greenock, with an increase to the 450-strong workforce over the next year.
Vodafone Global Enterprise has acquired Quickcomm of Australia and TnT Expense Management of the US, in order to improve its telecom expense management capabilities.
Lagan Technologies is to create 100 jobs at its Belfast-based software business over the next three years, having been acquired by Kana of the US for undisclosed terms.
BroadSoft International is planning to expand the 23-strong workforce at its Belfast-based telecoms business with 12 new jobs.
Chess has acquired Shaftesbury Systems, the Potters Bar-based billing and customer care solutions firm with 14 staff.
BT has announced plans for a £132m investment in the provision of super-fast broadband to up to 90% of homes in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly by 2014.
Alternative Networks has acquired Scalable Communications, the Buckinghamshire-based computer network integrator with 53 staff, for an initial £7.5m.
The Contact Company is to set up a new call centre at the Queensgate building in the Wirral in November, with the creation of 244 jobs.
ATG of the US is planning to expand the 62-strong workforce at its Belfast-based software development centre with 50 new jobs.
Spectris has acquired N-TRON Corporation, the US manufacturer of rugged industrial networking components with 60 staff, for £32m.
IQ Holdings is to acquire 1Spatial Group, the provider of services for the management of geospatial data, for £9.5m.
Advanced Computer Software Group has acquired CareSys Software, the Surrey-based supplier of community healthcare software, for £2.6m.
IQE has acquired Galaxy Compound Semiconductors, the US manufacturer of antimony substrates used in infrared technology, for up to £9m.
Capita Group has acquired FirstAssist Services, the provider of telephone advice services with 360 staff in Leicestershire and Surrey, for £12m.
Copy IT Digital Solutions has acquired the photocopier division of Bentek, with the transfer of six Ipswich-based staff.
Surrey Satellite Technology has announced plans for a £100m investment in the launch of three new Earth-imaging satellites from 2013.
XLN Telecom, the London-based telecoms firm with 180 staff, is to be acquired by private equity firm ECI Partners for £80m.
Clearanswer is planning to expand the 600-strong workforce at its Hull-based call centre with 100 new jobs over the next four months.
Intec, the telecom support services firm with 1,600 staff in 24 countries, has accepted a £237m takeover offer from CSG Systems of the US.
Sitel is creating 230 new jobs at its call centre in Exeter, having won a contract to provide technical support services for John Lewis.
Tesco Mobile is creating 160 new jobs at its mobile phone customer service centre at Preston Brook near Warrington.
DG Office Supplies of Trafford is planning to open a new division in Leeds, acquire two companies and create 45 jobs over the next three years.
AFL Europe is recruiting staff for a new fibre optic communications support facility opening at the Hawksworth Trading Estate in Swindon.
Capgemini is to invest more than £10m in its outsourcing operations in Scotland, doubling the 650-strong workforce over the next three years, and a new software centre will create about 50 jobs.
Imerja, the IT services firm with 36 staff in Bolton, Watford and Market Harborough, is planning to make acquisitions and expand its sales and engineering workforce.
Kondor is to set up a 60,000 sq ft mobile phone accessories distribution centre and office at Christchurch Business Park in Dorset.
NYSE Euronext is to create up to 400 jobs at its software development office at the Adelaide Exchange in Belfast over the next four years.
Dimension Data has acquired Mvision, the London-based video conferencing and network services provider, for undisclosed terms.
Danwood has bought the printer and copier division of The Admiral Group, the office supplies firm with outlets in Luton, London and Milton Keynes.
Oakley Capital Investments is to sell Host Europe, the web hosting firm trading as 123reg and Webfusion, to Montagu Private Equity for £222m.
Better Capital has acquired the IT outsourcing, telecoms and software subsidiaries of Calyx Holdings out of administration, securing 300 jobs.
BAe Systems is to acquire OASYS Technology, the US manufacturer of electro-optical systems, for £16m.
Rackspace has confirmed plans to relocate its web hosting business from Stockley Park to a 101,000 sq ft unit at Hyde Park Hayes.
Begbies Traynor has sold the MyWorld social gaming division of Dundee-based Realtime Worlds out of administration to an unnamed US company.
Cable-Talk Communications, the computer cabling firm with offices in Wakefield and London, has been bought out of administration by a team of senior staff.
Elonics has raised £6.1m of venture capital to fund the expansion of its Livingston-based semiconductor business, including an increase to the 19-strong workforce.
Mavinwood has acquired Datacare, the Oxfordshire-based document storage firm with 30 staff, from Mears for £1.5m.
Regenersis is to set up a mobile phone repair centre at the DHL Supply Chain site in Normanton, West Yorkshire.
UK Grid is planning to recruit ten more staff at its Manchester-based data centre business over the next six months, and aims to become carbon neutral by investing £2m at a Scottish wind farm.
Shred-it has acquired South Wales Shredding, the Cardiff-based document destruction firm, for undisclosed terms.
Geko Direct is planning to expand the sales and support teams at its mobile phones business in Telford.
Hewlett-Packard is to set up a new IT services hub at its site in Erskine, Renfrewshire, with the creation of 700 jobs.
Parseq is to acquire certain assets of Avance Group and Avance Rutherglen, the business process outsourcing firm, for £0.5m.
Eutechnyx is considering plans to set up a new computer games studio in Dundee, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.
Ricoh, the Japanese electronics company, is planning to set up a 43,000 sq ft office at Regent's Place in central London.
Enable Infomatrix, the Stratford-upon-Avon-based software firm, has been acquired by private equity firm Sovereign Capital.
Onyx Group is to invest £2m in the expansion of its risk management and data security operations in Scotland this year, including a new recovery centre near Glasgow Airport and the creation of 15 jobs.
EMIS Group has acquired a 79% stake in Rx Systems, the Hertfordshire-based pharmacy software and services firm, for up to £10m.
Intrinsic Technology is planning to expand its customer service centre in Haydock over the next 18 months, with the creation of 20 jobs.
BeCogent, the call centre operator with 2,000 staff at sites including Airdrie, Erskine, Glasgow and Kilmarnock, has been acquired by Teleperformance of France for £35m.
Optasia Medical, the Cheadle-based medical software firm with 15 staff, has been bought out of administration by Saffron Hill Ventures for undisclosed terms.
Auriga Communications, the Harpenden-based supplier of IT systems for taxis, has been sold by Tait Electronics to the Trapeze Group of Canada.
Google is to set up a new 41,500 sq ft office at 123 Buckingham Palace Road in London.
Hunting has acquired Innova-Extel, the US supplier of harsh environment electronics technology with 300 staff, for £80m.
Third Quad Capital has acquired Softline, the Crawley-based software distributor, for £1.3m, as well as VSA, the London-based corporate finance firm, for a nominal sum.
SQS Software Quality Systems is to create 25 new jobs at its software testing consultancy offices in Dublin and Belfast by September.
First Derivatives is creating 50 new jobs at its Newry-based software and consulting business.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services is to relocate 400 former EDS jobs from Fulwood Park in Preston to Lytham by September.
Oceans Connect is to relocate its business outsourcing operations from London and Runcorn to Speke, with the creation of 200 jobs.
ServiceSource, the US technology services firm, is to set up a new base at Old Hall Street in Liverpool, with the creation of 258 jobs.
Esteem Systems has acquired SiRViS, the Woking-based IT services firm trading as Linetex and ATM with 130 staff.
Filtronic has acquired Isotek, the Leeds-based manufacturer of filters for mobile phones with 28 staff, for £11m.
Teaching Personnel, the provider of supply teachers to schools with a network of 32 branches, has undergone a £45m management buy-out backed by Graphite Capital.
IDOX is to acquire Computershare Electoral Management Services, the provider of electoral management software, from Computershare for up to £4.4m.
Pace is to acquire 2Wire, the US provider of software and IT services with 1,600 staff, for £308m.
AVC Group is to set up a new IT equipment call centre and warehouse in Inverness, with the creation of more than 50 jobs.
Digital Barriers has acquired the solutions division of Overtis Group, the provider of integrated security solutions, for £3.2m.
BSkyB is to sell Easynet Global Services, the telecoms company, to private equity firm LDC for £100m.
Promethean World has acquired SynapticMash, the US developer of educational software, for an initial £6.5m.
Synchronica is to acquire Iseemedia, the Canadian mobile software company, for up to £5.3m.
SDL is to acquire Language Weaver, the US developer of statistical machine translation technology with 96 staff, for £28m.
Geller Business Equipment, the Middlesex-based supplier of cash registers, has been acquired by Consolis Systems.
Altaire, the Hampshire-based IT services firm, has been acquired by Redstation of Gosport.
HEROtsc is looking to expand its recently-acquired Vodafone call centre at Birchwood Park in Warrington with up to 200 new staff over the next 18 months.
Expansys is to acquire Data Select Network Solutions, the Buckinghamshire-based SIM card supplier, and PJ Media, the Buckinghamshire-based website developer, for a total £49m.
AppSense is planning to expand the 200-strong workforce at its Warrington-based technology business to 380 by 2011, having formed a partnership with Fujitsu to manage computers for the Department of Work & Pensions.
Barclay Communications is to set up a new business communications call centre at Donegall Pass in Belfast, with the creation of 32 jobs.
BT South Tyneside is to create 75 jobs at a new HR advice centre in Jarrow this summer, and they will relocate to a permanent office in South Shields next year.
CCP of Iceland is creating a team of up to 30 people at its new computer games development office at Gateshead Quays on Tyneside.
UK Grid is investing £2m in the expansion of capacity at its data centres in Manchester and London by next year.
Frogmore is linking up with Virtus to build a £30m 70,000 sq ft data centre in Enfield by spring 2011.
Next Generation Data is considering plans for a flotation to fund the expansion of its £20m data centre at Newport in South Wales.
L&T Infotech of India is to set up a software development and maintenance centre in Belfast, with the creation of 85 jobs over the next three years.
Rackspace is said to be considering plans to relocate its Stockley Park-based web hosting business to the 95,000 sq ft White House site at Hyde Park Hayes.
Memex, the East Kilbride-based software technology firm with 90 staff, is to be acquired by SAS of the US for undisclosed terms.
Careline Services, the contact centre provider with 1,000 staff, is to be acquired by Hinduja Global Solutions of India for undisclosed terms.
Infoserve has announced plans to create 50 jobs at a new online search call centre in Leeds by August.
Excell Communications is creating more than 50 jobs at a new office at Technology House in Telford.
N4 Solutions, the Cirencester-based supplier of fulfilment software to the financial services sector, has been acquired by 1st Exchange.
Promethean, the Blackburn-based electronic whiteboards manufacturer, is to open an 8,000 sq ft sales office in Maidenhead in August, and will create 100 jobs over the next three years.
Daisy Group has acquired MurphX Innovative Solutions, the Hampshire-based provider of data connectivity solutions, for an initial £4.8m.
Xchanging is to acquire Data Integration, the security and communication technology provider with 56 staff.
Daisy Communications is looking to recruit 50 additional staff at its telecoms business in Burnley.
Internet Villages International has won approval for a multi-million pound data centre at Johnstonebank Farm near Ecclefechan, Dumfries & Galloway.
Daisy Group has sold its WiMAX spectrum licences to the PCCW Group for £12m.
Bellcom is to recruit 500 people at its communications call centre training facility in Glasgow over the next year.
Filebase is planning to create 12 new jobs at its Northumberland-based document management business over the next three years, and could expand its existing premises or relocate to a new site.
Intelek, the Swindon-based electronic systems manufacturer, is to be acquired by Teledyne of the US for about £28m.
Humyo.com, the Leeds-based provider of online data services, has been acquired by Trend Micro of the US for undisclosed terms.
Cambridge Education Group is seeking a suitable location in central London for a new 50,000 sq ft educational facility.
O2 is to create up to 80 new jobs at its technical support call centre in Leeds, and a further 25 jobs in Glasgow.
Digital Exchange has acquired Napier IT Group, the Chesterfield-based IT firm with four staff, for undisclosed terms.
Kewill has acquired Minihouse, the Benelux-based software group, for an initial £5m.
Firstsource Solutions is planning to set up a call centre at Fountain Court in Middlesbrough, with the creation of 500 jobs.
Daisy Group has acquired Fone Logistics, the Northumberland-based supplier of mobile handsets and airtime, for £3.6m.
Moneypenny is planning to expand the 180-strong workforce at its Wrexham-based telephone answering service with 50 new jobs this summer.
Aerelink has acquired Rapier Systems, the Peterborough-based networking and wireless telecoms firm with seven staff, for £0.2m.
Autonomy is to acquire CA Technologies' information governance business in the US for undisclosed terms, including CA Records Manager and CA Message Manager.
Manx Telecom, the Isle of Man telecoms provider with 300 staff, has been sold by Telefonica to private equity firm HG Capital in a deal worth £158m.
CallCare is planning to create 100 new jobs at its Manchester-based call handling service by the end of the year, and is seeking a suitable site to combine its two existing call centres.
Flex-Ability has been bought out of administration by Falcon PCB Group, securing 21 jobs at its Hartlepool-based electronics manufacturing business.
Communicate Better Group has acquired Advance Computer Systems, the Salford-based IT support firm, for undisclosed terms.
Siemens and the London Development Agency have unveiled plans for a £30m development at the Royal Docks in Newham by early 2012, including a technology exhibition centre and base for 230 Siemens staff.
Netcall is to acquire Telephonetics, the Hemel Hempstead-based provider of speech automation and data integration solutions, funded by a £4.2m share placing.
Norman Broadbent, the London-based headhunter, is to be acquired by a consortium of venture capitalists.
Spiritel has acquired Housing Communications, the Shrewsbury-based mobile voice and data reseller, for £2.1m.
Fusion Contact Centre is to expand the 220-strong workforce at its call centre in Coventry with 24 new jobs.
Staffline has acquired the trade and assets of DKM Labour Solutions, the Nottingham-based provider of recruitment solutions with 26 staff, in a pre-pack administration deal.
GO-SIM has bought Oneroam Communications of the US for undisclosed terms, as part of a strategy to become a global supplier of prepaid SIM cards.
B2net has secured a £4m funding package from Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets to expand its Chesterfield-based data storage solutions business.
Tees Valley JobCentre Plus is to help an unnamed company recruit hundreds of staff for a new call centre due to open in Middlesbrough later this year.
Amor Group is investing £0.8m in the expansion of its IT data centre in Aberdeen over the next few months.
Chess has acquired NPC Telecom, the Warrington-based telecoms firm with 1,000 customers, for undisclosed terms.
Raymarine, the marine electronics group, has been bought out of administration by FLIR Systems of the US for £120m.
Minorplanet is to sell its UK telematics business out of administration to a new company called MPS 2010 for £2.7m.
Concorde Excel Holdings has acquired Control Key, the Blackburn-based IT security firm with five staff, in order to expand its Concorde Informatics business.
HEROtsc is to acquire a Vodafone call centre in Warrington, as part of an outsourcing deal that will involve the transfer of 600 staff.
Cohort has acquired Abacus EW Consultancy, the Lincoln-based electronic communications firm, for an initial £1m, in order to expand its MASS Consultants subsidiary.
ICS Group, the Nottingham-based call centre outsourcing firm with more than 100 staff, is to relocate to a larger office on Talbot Street this month.
Orbis is to acquire Alphameric Solutions, the Stockport-based supplier of technology to bookmakers with 20 staff, from Alphameric for £15m.
Allocate Software is to acquire Dynamic Change, the Keele-based software-as-a-service provider with 44 staff, for up to £9m.
B3 Cable Solutions of Manchester has acquired broadband distributors ANPEQ of Germany and Catway of Sweden, with the transfer of about 40 staff.
E2V Technologies is to relocate its Lincoln-based microwave electronics operation to a former pharmacy warehouse in Sadler Road by the end of the year, securing the future of 50 jobs.
Atmel is to sell its East Kilbride-based smart cards business to Inside Contactless of France for undisclosed terms.
Arise is looking to recruit at least 50 homeworkers in the Highlands, in order to provide call centre services for Shop Direct Group.
Sophos has sold a majority stake in its Abingdon-based anti-virus software business to private equity firm Apax Partners in a deal that values the company at £547m.
NetServices of Salford is planning to sell WAN Services and the trade and assets of NetServices plc to GCI Telecom of Lincoln for £3.2m, and will then change its name to Accumuli.
Adventi, the Bellshill-based IT services firm, has been bought out of administration by Castle Computer Services for undisclosed terms.
Alchemy Plus is planning to set up a £12m 10,000 sq ft data centre in the Shetlands, and two potential sites in Lerwick are being considered.
Pursuit Dynamics is to raise £10m in a share placing to fund the expansion of its PDX platform technology operations in Huntingdon and the US.
Solid Solutions is planning to expand its network of eight software support offices with new sites across the country.
Visual FX is looking to create up to 100 new jobs at its electronics manufacturing operations in Essex, having won new contracts in China.
General Physics of Stockport has acquired Marton House, the Bournemouth-based supplier of e-learning training services, for undisclosed terms.
Morse, the IT services firm with offices in London, Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester, is to be acquired by 2e2 of Newbury for £70m.
Telecity is planning to almost double its data centre capacity in London by expanding its Powergate site.
Spice has agreed to sell its telecoms business to Siatel Holdings, a vehicle backed by funds managed by Gresham, for £33m.
Microsoft has confirmed plans to relocate its Cambridge-based research operation to an 83,500 sq ft office at the cb1 development in summer 2012.
Technis has acquired a 51% stake in Professional IT, the Aylesbury-based supplier of software for the management of private hire and courier contracts, for £0.3m.
Oltec Group has bought the assets of Crest Recruitment, the Blackpool-based supplier of staff to local authorities, out of administration for undisclosed terms.
Invensys has acquired Skelta Software, the Indian developer of process management software with 130 staff.
Invensys is setting up a new 17,000 sq ft headquarters for its technology business at 40 Grosvenor Place in London.
Learn Direct, the government training agency, is to set up a new office at One Colton Square in Leicester, which could lead to the creation of up to 100 jobs.
Visualsoft is to seek additional office space for its growing e-commerce business in Stockton, which currently employs 48 staff.
GO-SIM has acquired the business of Oneroam UK, the Hampshire-based communications company, for undisclosed terms.
Google has acquired Plink, the UK-based developer of video search technology, for undisclosed terms.
Motorola has finalised plans to relocate its Swindon-based electronics factory and 500 staff to an 80,000 sq ft unit at Kembrey Park by late summer.
Skye IT is to create up to 20 jobs at a new headquarters for its technology business at West Malling in Kent.
Innovise acquired Identifile Systems, the Welwyn Garden City-based supplier of tracking and control software.
Positive Options, the Hanley-based training consultancy with seven staff, has been acquired by the Crisis Prevention Institute of the US for undisclosed terms.
Kerridge Commercial Systems, the Berkshire-based developer of trading and financial software, has undergone a management buy-out from ADP.
Codemasters, the developer of computer games with 450 staff in Birmingham, Leamington Spa and Guildford, is to be acquired by Reliance Industries and venture capital firm Balderton Capital.
South West Regional Development Agency has unveiled plans for a £100m investment in a superfast broadband network in Cornwall over the next two years, which could help to create up to 4,000 jobs.
One North East has announced that 120 new home-based jobs will be created at Convergys of Newcastle and Zodiac Training of Team Valley under its £1.1m Home Working Fund.
Qire is to set up a 4,000 sq ft office for its interactive voice messaging business at 20 Chapel Street in Liverpool in May.
Capita Group has acquired Ramesys, the Nottingham-based IT services firm with about 300 staff, from Lloyds Banking Group for £15m.
Eurogiciel is looking to create up to 40 jobs at its new project management and software engineering office in Bristol over the next three years.
Ceridian has acquired Intellinet, the Wigan-based supplier of payroll software with 20 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Northgate Managed Services is to invest £19m in the expansion of its County Antrim-based IT support business, with the creation of 88 jobs.
Impero International is seeking a suitable site in Loughborough for a new office and software distribution centre that could house up to 300 staff, and will soon move to a temporary 12,000 sq ft unit on Jubilee Drive.
MX Telecom, the London-based mobile messaging and payments firm, has been acquired by Amdocs of the US for £69m.
Fretwell-Downing Hospitality has acquired Xpress Ordering, the Rotherham-based developer of touch-screen self-service technology, for undisclosed terms.
Lanway is planning to expand the 70-strong workforce at its Burnley-based IT services business with up to ten new staff.
Russell Reynolds Associates is setting up a 26,000 sq ft office for its executive search business at 28 King Street in London.
Spiritel has acquired Nessco, the Glasgow-based provider of telephony and network services, for an initial £1.2m.
ReThink Group has acquired Trustech, the London-based recruitment consultancy, for undisclosed terms.
Opsol UK is relocating its Northumberland-based electronics manufacturing business to a larger 14,000 sq ft site in Cramlington, with the creation of up to 15 jobs.
First Derivatives has secured £1.3m from Invest NI to go towards a £4.1m investment in its Newry-based financial software research and development operations.
Wheatley Associates, the Suffolk-based developer of mobile field force scheduling software, has undergone a management buy-out backed by a £4.7m investment from Hotbed.
Ergo Computing is looking to expand the 65-strong workforce at its factory in Nottingham to 240 over the next three years, having won a contract to supply hardware, software and support services to the public sector.
Lanner Group, the Redditch-based software firm with 35 staff, has undergone a £3m management buy-out backed by NVM Private Equity.
Q1 Labs, the US IT security firm, is to set up a European headquarters in Belfast, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Internet Facilitators is to open a new 39,000 sq ft telecoms data centre at Trafford Wharf Road in Manchester in 2011.
Telindus, the Belgian telecoms firm, is to set up a 22,700 sq ft office at Watchmoor Park in Camberley.
EG Solutions has acquired XTAQ, the Bristol-based supplier of business performance measurement software with eight staff, for up to £0.2m.
Avisen is to acquire Xploite, the West Sussex-based IT services firm, for up to £11m.
Datum International has acquired Root3, the Bristol-based developer of data capture software, for an initial £0.6m.
Daresbury Services Group has acquired IMS Maxims, the software supplier with 75 staff in Buckinghamshire and Dublin, as well as Total Asset Finance, the Warrington-based corporate finance firm with 25 staff.
Scottish & Southern Energy has acquired Atlas Connect, the fibre-optic telecoms network that links six business parks across Scotland, from Scottish Enterprise for undisclosed terms.
K3 Business Technology is to acquire the trade and assets of Pebblestone, the Dutch supplier of enterprise resource planning solutions, for £1.3m.
PayPoint has acquired Verrus, the mobile phone services firm with offices in Gloucester and Canada, for up to £29m.
Northgate Information Solutions has acquired the human resources outsourcing division of Convergys for £66m, with the transfer of up to 2,600 staff worldwide.
The Scottish Qualifications Authority has agreed a prelet for a 60,000 sq ft office at Shawfair Park in Edinburgh, which is due for completion in October 2011.
One North East has secured funding for the development of a 53,000 sq ft Software Centre at Tavistock Place in Sunderland by 2012, in order to provide space for 60 businesses and create 140 jobs.
Atlantic Link, the Nottingham-based developer of online training software with ten staff, has been acquired by Kaplan of the US for undisclosed terms.
Comtec Group is to create 20 new jobs at its travel agency software development business in Cwmbran.
K3 Business Technology Group is to acquire DigiMIS, the operator of data centres in London, Edinburgh and New York, for up to £2.3m.
Rare Games has confirmed plans to relocate its computer games development business to Fazeley Studios in Birmingham, with the creation of up to 90 jobs.
Amano, the Japanese supplier of workforce management systems, is looking to create up to 50 jobs at its new UK headquarters in Cheltenham.
Pace is to acquire Bewan Systems, the French IP and cable gateways firm, for up to £11m, as part of a strategy to become a world leader in converged digital TV entertainment.
Access Intelligence has acquired Cobent, the provider of training and compliance solutions with offices in Chipping Norton, Manchester, Teddington and the US, for £5.2m.
Training 2000 is considering plans to relocate its training business and up to 200 staff from Furthergate to a new site in Blackburn's Cathedral Quarter regeneration zone.
Outsourcery has acquired Call Navigator IP from Hampshire-based Reality Telecom for undisclosed terms.
Logica is planning to double the number of European graduates recruited to its IT services business to 1,000 this year, including about 100 in the UK.
Meridian Business Support has acquired Westaff, the Gloucester-based recruitment firm with 18 branches and 340 staff, for undisclosed terms.
FDM Group, the Brighton-based IT services firm, has undergone a £28m management buy-out backed by private equity firm Inflexion.
Helveta is looking to expand the 40-strong workforce at its Didcot-based timber tracking devices business with 20 additional staff this year.
Warner Bros is to acquire a 68% stake in Rocksteady Studios, the London-based video games developer with about 70 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Isoft has acquired UltraGenda, the Belgian supplier of software to the healthcare sector, for £9.3m.
Daisy Group has acquired BNS Telecom, the Northumberland-based mobile phone reseller with 212 staff, for £10m.
ReThink is planning to expand the 155-strong workforce at its Manchester-based technology recruitment business with at least 20 new staff nationwide over the next few months, and could open new branches in Reading and London.
Unicom, the Manchester-based telecoms firm, is planning to create 200 new jobs across its network of ten regional offices.
Promethean, the Blackburn-based electronic whiteboards manufacturer with 350 staff, is considering two potential locations to build a new headquarters.
Elite Telecom, the St Helens-based telecoms firm with 50 staff, is relocating to an 8,880 sq ft office at Matrix Park in Chorley.
FD Systems, the IT services firm, is planning to expand the 140-strong workforce at its Nantgarw-based headquarters and network of regional offices with 22 additional staff.
CyberSource, the US developer of internet payment systems, is to invest £2.8m in the expansion of its research and development centre in Belfast, securing the future of 31 staff.
Egton Medical Information Systems, the Leeds-based developer of software for health care providers with almost 800 staff, is to raise £50m in a flotation on Aim next month.
Advanced Computer Software has acquired COA Solutions, the Surrey-based IT services firm, from Alchemy Partners for £100m.
O2 has acquired Jajah, the Israeli internet telephony company, for £130m.
Select Software, the Canterbury-based HR software firm, has been acquired by Access of Stratford St Mary for undisclosed terms.
Spiritel has acquired Mobotel Management, the London-based mobile phone services firm, for £1.2m.
Daisy Group has acquired Managed Communications, the Nottingham-based supplier of business data networks, for £6.5m.
Chess Telecom has acquired the customer base of Surrey-based telecoms firm Pennycom.
Technology Services Group has acquired Croft Technology, the IT services firm with 90 staff in Newcastle and Hertfordshire, for undisclosed terms.
Carphone Warehouse is considering plans to transfer hundreds of TalkTalk customer services jobs to its call centres in Preston and Waterford.
Phoenix IT has bought the telecoms support and field maintenance operations of Hull-based Kcom for £1.8m, with the transfer of 142 staff.
UK Data Capture is to invest £25m in a 180,000 sq ft office at Trafford Park in Manchester to work on the 2011 census, which will lead to the creation of 1,300 new jobs in the area.
Trafficmaster is to acquire Fleet Management Solutions, the US provider of satellite tracking systems for mobile devices, for £4.2m.
Intelligent Utilities is launching a new business to sell software to estate agents, and hopes to create 50 jobs in Bracknell and Twyford and 150 across the country.
Woodspeen Training has acquired S&S Training Services, the Huddersfield-based vocational training firm with 12 staff, for £0.5m.
Welcomm Communications is planning to expand its mobile technology business by seeking larger premises in Market Harborough, recruiting ten extra staff and opening a new office in Sheffield.
Spiritel has acquired Boucon Network Solutions, the Swansea-based internet telephony provider, for an initial £0.6m.
Mimecast has secured £13m of venture capital to fund the expansion of its e-mail management business.
Seagate Technology is to invest £60m in research and development in Londonderry, with the creation of 85 jobs.
Spectrum Interactive has acquired Ocean Wave Europe, the Kent-based provider of wireless internet access at 40 marinas, for undisclosed terms.
Movidius is to set up a £2.7m mobile technology research centre in Belfast, with the creation of nine research engineering jobs over the next 18 months.
Inter-Group Communications has acquired Chrome, the Pontefract-based telecoms firm, for undisclosed terms.
The Listening Company has acquired a call centre at the Arndale Tower in Manchester for undisclosed terms, with the transfer of more than 300 staff working on a customer services contract for O2.
Parity Solutions is to create 94 new graduate jobs at its IT services business in Belfast over the next three years.
Thebigword is setting up a new 21,000 sq ft headquarters for its language translation business at Lower Wortley near Leeds.
Orange is to shed up to 300 jobs at a mobile phones call centre in Bristol, although some staff could relocate to Plymouth or Darlington.
Pinnacle Telecom has acquired Solwise Telephony, the Leicestershire-based telecoms services firm, for £0.5m.
GCI Telecom has acquired Invomo, the telephony services firm with offices in London and Wiltshire, for undisclosed terms.
JHP Group, the Coventry-based training firm with more than 1,000 staff at 57 sites, has undergone a £56m management buy-out backed by Lloyds Banking Group.
BT is to build a new 43,000 sq ft office for its local government operations and up to 500 staff in South Shields by 2011.
Plessey Semiconductors has acquired the X-Fab semiconductor manufacturing facility in Plymouth for undisclosed terms, and expects to create 30 new jobs over the next few years.
Network Group Holdings has acquired IT Recruitment Network, the Solihull-based IT recruitment firm, for a nominal sum.
KSS Retail, the Manchester-based supplier of pricing software and services to the retail sector, has been sold by Eurovestech to Dunnhumby for £13m.