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Media - 2004
Evolutions, the media post-production facility, has undergone a £7m management buy-out backed by Close Venture Management.
ECI Partners is backing the £20m management buy-out of Bounty, the direct marketing company that targets new mothers.
Television Corporation is to sell its Visions outside broadcasting operation to NEP of the US for £17m.
Ulster Television is to acquire Coderidge, the owner of the LMFM radio station in Ireland, for £6.6m.
Avanti Screenmedia has acquired Freelance Media, the provider of Screenmedia services to shopping centres, for £1.9m.
Huntsworth is to acquire Rose & Kindel, the US-based public relations company, for an initial £1.7m.
Campus Vision is to install its broadcasting equipment at 16 more universities next year, and has also announced plans to relocate its 15 staff to Charlotte Square, Newcastle, next April and create seven new jobs.
Datamonitor is to acquire Butler Research Group, the provider of research services to the IT sector, for up to £11m.
Aegis has acquired iProspect, the US-based internet search marketing agency, for £32m.
Bloomsbury is to acquire Walker Publishing, the US book publisher, for up to £3m.
Reuters is to acquire Moneyline Telerate, the US financial data company, for up to £90m.
JCA TV Facilities, the London-based TV production company with 21 staff, has been acquired by TVP Group.
CTVC is planning to relocate its TV studio and 15 staff from Hillside Studios in Hertfordshire to central London by next July, and potential sites are being considered.
Adventis Group is to acquire Affiniti, the Chesham-based marketing and design agency with 20 staff, for an initial £1.1m.
Johnston Press has secured planning permission from Rotherham Council to build a £60m newspaper print plant outside Sheffield by the end of 2006.
Cello has acquired Navigator Responsive Advertising, the Edinburgh-based direct marketing agency, for £4.6m.
Pearson has sold its 79% stake in Recoletos, the Spanish newspaper publisher, to a management buy-in for £513m.
ScreenFX has raised £2m in a share placing to fund the installation of advertising screens in shopping centres.
Spark Response has acquired Woodgate Fulfilment, the East Sussex-based supplier of call centre services to magazine publishers with 160 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Chime Communications has acquired Traffic Werbeagentur, the German marketing communications consultancy, for an initial £0.4m.
The BBC is planning to relocate about 1,800 staff from BBC Sport, Radio Five Live, CBBC and other departments to a new £500m media centre in Manchester in five years time, while 2,900 jobs will be lost.
Future Network has acquired Beach Magazines & Publishing, the publisher of three magazine titles, for an initial £1.5m.
Datamonitor has acquired eBenchmarkers, the supplier of operational performance benchmarking services, for £4.3m.
SPG Media Group has sold its Debrett's publishing business to Devonshire Media for about £1m.
NTL is to sell its Broadcast TV picture transmission division to Macquarie Communications Infrastructure Group for £1.27bn.
Interactive Prospect Targeting has raised £4.5m in a share placing to fund the expansion of its online direct marketing business.
Future Network has acquired What Laptop magazine from Crimson Publishing for £0.7m.
New Media Industries is to acquire Ipix Holdings for £4.5m, in order to expand its marketing services business.
YooMedia has acquired Digital Interactive Television Group, the TV gambling company, for £33m.
ITV is planning to relocate its CiTV children's TV presentation department and 20 jobs from Birmingham to Manchester early next year.
Aegis Group is to acquire Velocity Sports & Entertainment, the US sponsorship and event marketing agency, for an initial £5m.
Yell, the directories company, is to set up a call centre in Belfast, with the creation of up to 150 jobs.
The BBC is said to be planning to relocate its CBBC children's TV department and 500 staff from London and Glasgow to Manchester.
Access Intelligence is to raise £3m in a share placing to fund the expansion of its marketing services business.
Green Bay Media, the Cardiff-based TV production company, has sold a £0.3m equity stake to Finance Wales to fund the expansion of its commercial operations.
Futuremedia has acquired Open Training, the Swedish provider of online training services, for about £1m.
Sector Design, the Leicester-based point-of-purchase display company with 26 staff, has undergone a management buy-out.
Corinthian Television Facilities has sold a majority stake in its London-based business to Thomson of France for undisclosed terms, and will be merged with Thomson's Technicolor division.
The BBC is to relocate its 12 governors from the new media village in west London to Marylebone High Street early next year.
Guardian Newspapers is planning to relocate up to 1,400 staff to the King's Place development in London's King's Cross in 2008.
ITV has agreed to sell The Moving Picture Company, the provider of TV special effects, to the Technicolor division of Thomson of France for £53m.
Daily Mail & General Trust has acquired Find a Property, the independent property website, for £14m, in order to expand its Associated Newspapers division.
Tyne Tees Television has announced plans to relocate from Newcastle to a new £6m production centre in Gateshead next summer.
The BBC is planning to outsource 25% of its non-news internet content and close a number of websites, in response to criticism from commercial online companies about the BBC's expansion in the online market.
QVC is planning a £18m expansion at its TV shopping business in Knowsley, with the creation of 350 new jobs at the warehouse and call centre.
The University of Glamorgan is seeking a site of 80,000 sq ft in Cardiff to expand its media studies department.
Talk Business is planning to open a new call handling centre in Chesterfield, with the creation of 100 jobs.
Ant Marketing is creating 200 telemarketing jobs at its call centres in Sheffield, Rotherham and Chesterfield.
DTW, the PR and marketing agency with 30 staff in Guisborough, Canterbury and London, has been acquired by PPS for £2m.
Street Broadcast has secured £3m of funding from Apax Partners to expand its outdoor advertising business.
Zeal Television has acquired The Chatterbox Partnership, the TV production company, for about £1m.
Denham Productions, the TV production company, is to open a new office in Cornwall with the creation of several jobs.
Garlands is to create a further 150 jobs at its call centre in Middlesbrough, taking the workforce to 1,550.
Clarion Events, the exhibitions business, is to undergo a management buy-out from Earls Court & Olympia, in a £50m deal backed by Hg Capital.
VTR is to open a 4,500 sq ft TV production facility in Leeds city centre next year, with the creation of 11 jobs.
NTL is planning to expand its customer relations centre in Coventry, with the creation of up to 80 jobs.
Advent Publishing Systems of Swindon has been acquired by Arbortext, the US provider of information streamlining services.
Cheltenham Film Studios is seeking permission to expand its stage and office facilities at Arle Court.
Hemscott has acquired Bigdough, the US provider of financial information to fund managers, for £21m.
Hat Trick, the TV production company, is to open an office in Manchester next year, including a five-strong development team.
All3Media is to acquire Company Pictures, the independent film and TV production company with annual revenue of £20m.
TTP Group has sold The Creativity Partnership, the creativity consultancy, to its founder for undisclosed terms.
Sanctuary Group is to acquire Associated International Management, the London-based theatrical agency.
Felix Group has raised £3m in a share placing to fund the expansion of its direct consumer interactive medium.
John Brown is planning to sell its contract publishing business to a management buy-out backed by Bridgepoint for an estimated £33m.
Air Music & Media has announced the £28m reverse takeover of Music Box Leisure, the distributor of CDs, DVDs and videos.
Real Affinity has acquired Langham Works, the London-based direct marketing company, in order to expand its Richardson Pailin & Fallows subsidiary.
Sanctuary Group has acquired Tony Davis Management, the US music management company, for £2.2m.
Media Square has acquired Arnold Interactive, the London-based marketing services company with 30 staff, from Havas for £0.6m.
The BBC has sold its technology division to Siemens in a £150m outsourcing deal that will involve the transfer of more than 1,400 staff.
NWD has acquired Clinic Group, the London-based marketing services company with about 50 staff, partly funded by a £1.6m share placing.
YooMedia is to acquire MMTV, the company with the contract to bring NHS Direct health information on to all four interactive digital TV platforms, from MultiMedia Television.
Birlinn has acquired Tuckwell Press, the Scottish academic book publisher.
Capital Radio and GWR have confirmed plans for a £711m merger, in order to create a national commercial radio network better able to compete with the BBC.
Portman Film & TV is to be acquired by the chairman of Chrysalis for undisclosed terms.
Huveaux has acquired ATP-Egora, the French publisher of medical magazines, from France Telecom for £0.3m.
Local Radio Company has acquired Dune FM, the west Lancashire radio station, from Forward Media for £1.2m.
Scottish Media Group has won planning permission to build a new headquarters for Scottish TV and its 400 staff at Pacific Quay in Glasgow by 2006.
NEMS Market Research is to create up to 15 new jobs at its office in Stockton over the next few months.
Capital Radio and GWR have confirmed that they are in merger discussions, which could lead to the creation of a £700m broadcasting group.
The Office for National Statistics is planning to relocate 600 staff from London and Hampshire to Newport, South Wales, over the next few years.
Yahoo, the internet service provider, is in negotiations to set up a 70,000 sq ft office at 125 Shaftesbury Avenue in London.
Experian has acquired Ireland Direct Communications, the direct marketing company, and the business will operate as Experian's marketing services division in Ireland.
Air Music & Media has acquired Redworth, the supplier of CDs, cassettes, videos, DVDs and software to retailers, for an initial £27m.
Entertainment Rights has acquired Tell-Tale Productions, the producer of children's TV programmes, for £3.1m.
BeCogent, the telemarketing company, is to create 600 jobs at a new call centre in Erskine, near Glasgow.
Video Networks has appointed Anthem Corporate Finance to raise up to £80m of new equity to expand its Home Choice video-on-demand broadcasting service across London.
Orca Interactive is to raise £14m in a share placing on Aim to fund the development of its internet TV business.
WPP is to acquire Grey Global, the US advertising agency, for £845m.
Media Square is to acquire Coutts, the retail communications company, for £22m.
Technicolor Creative Services is to relocate 160 staff from Denham to a new £5m 52,000 sq ft headquarters at Perivale in west London by the end of the year.
Fact Based Communications has acquired Diverse, the independent TV production company with 30 staff, for about £8m.
Bradford Community Broadcasting is seeking permission to relocate its radio studio from Forster Square to Rawson Road by the end of the year.
ITV is to set up a new Central News TV studio for 45 staff at the Chetwynd Retail Park in Nottinghamshire.
Pinewood Shepperton is in talks with local authorities about plans to expand its TV production facilities by 50% over the next ten years.
Flashback Television has acquired Double Exposure, the Clerkenwell-based TV production company.
Creston is to acquire CML Research, the London-based market research company, for up to £7.8m.
Daily Mail & General Trust has acquired Bargain Pages Media, the publisher of classified advertising newspapers in the West Midlands, for £8.5m.
Media Square has acquired Charles McKay Walpole, the London-based advertising agency, for £5.3m.
Future Network has acquired the PC Zone and Computer & Video Games magazines from Dennis Publishing for £2.5m.
Red Kite Films is to set up an animation studio in Edinburgh later this year, with the creation of 40 jobs.
Infoserve is setting up a new sales office in Stockton which could create up to 75 jobs over the next 18 months, in order to offer internet and digital TV directory services.
Real Affinity has acquired Holly Benson Communications, the corporate marketing specialist with offices in Swindon, Oxford and Milton Keynes, for an initial £1.2m.
Civilian Content has secured a £7m cash injection from the SureFire Production fund to double the number of films it produces.
Henderson Private Capital is to acquire Boat International Publications, Sailing Today and Coast Living, in a £33m deal that will create a leading yacht magazine publishing business.
Occam Direct Marketing, the Bath-based provider of data management services with 80 staff, has undergone a £12m management buy-out backed by ISIS Equity Partners.
Cabouchon is to sell its jewellery operations to management and acquire motion picture company Seven Arts Filmed Entertainment in a £4.8m reverse takeover.
Emap has acquired the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival from WJB Chiltern Trust for £52m.
Huntsworth is to acquire Avenue Healthcare Knowledge Management, the London-based PR and medical education company, from Blackwell Science for an initial £1.4m.
Ofcom has announced proposals to allow trading in unwanted radio frequencies by the end of the year.
UBC Media is to acquire Smooth Operations, the independent regional radio producer with offices in Cambridge and Manchester, for an initial £1.8m.
AskAlix, the Teesside-based internet business directory with 70 staff, has been acquired by a new company called Enable Media for undisclosed terms.
Future Network has acquired Spanish Homes Magazine for £1.5m, as part of a strategy to buy special-interest titles.
BSkyB is to expand its pay-TV business with a £450m investment in infrastructure and technology over the next four years, and its marketing spend will rise by £25m next year.
WH Smith is to sell its Hodder Headline publishing business to Hachette Livre of France for £210m, in order to focus on retail and news distribution.
UKbetting has acquired In The Box Media, the media rights company and producer of video content for broadband, for an initial £0.3m.
Quarto Group has acquired Aurum Press, the London-based book publisher with net assets of £0.8m.
YooMedia is to acquire Whoosh Group, the mobile phone marketing and technology company with annual turnover of £0.3m.
Metal Bulletin is to acquire Avalon Research, the US-based equity research company, for up to £11m.
Motion Media, the communications provider, is to undergo a reverse takeover by Scotty of Austria.
Virtue Broadcasting is to merge with World Television Group, in a £18m deal designed to increase their share of the corporate communications market.
Huntsworth is to acquire Ergo Communications Services, the London-based strategic public affairs and corporate communications company, for £2m.
QVC, the TV shopping channel, is to recruit 500 additional staff in Knowsley, taking the workforce to 1,800.
Reed Elsevier is to acquire Seisint, the US supplier of public record and risk management information, for £417m.
Quarto has acquired Creative Publishing international, the US publisher of how-to books, for about £5m.
Tarsus Group has expanded its media and exhibitions business with two acquisitions in France, including SECA for £1.3m and Solutions Linux for £2.1m.
Endemol is to create more than 300 jobs at a new studio complex in Bristol, having agreed a deal to produce TV programmes for E4.
Bertelsmann has confirmed plans to set up a £115m magazine printing plant in Speke, with the creation of more than 400 jobs.
The BBC is planning to expand its broadcasting operations in Manchester by transferring one of its leading channels away from London, which could lead to the creation of up to 700 jobs.
Media Square has acquired IAS Group, the Manchester-based branding and marketing agency with 42 staff.
M&C Saatchi is planning a £70m flotation to fund the expansion of its advertising business into Asia, France, Italy, Germany and Spain.
Guardian Media Group is to invest up to £50m in new presses in order to relaunch its newspapers in a compact format by 2006.
ITE Group has acquired RAS Publishing, the publisher of fashion magazines, for £2m.
The BBC is to set up a multi-million pound journalism academy over the next 18 months, possibly in partnership with another organisation.
On Demand Distribution, the provider of online music download services, has been acquired by Loudeye Corporation of the US for £31m.
YooMedia, the interactive TV company, has acquired the national dating agency Dateline for £0.8m.
Hollinger International has agreed to sell the Telegraph newspapers group to Press Holdings for £665m.
Aegis Group has acquired Proactive Insight, the South African market research company with 300 staff, for an initial £3.4m.
Garlands is planning to recruit a further 250 staff at its call centre in Middlesbrough by the end of July.
Stibo Catalog, the Danish information management and publishing company, is to set up a product development and sales office in York.
Market Reach is to set up a new telemarketing call centre in Sidmouth in July, with the creation of up to 120 jobs.
SP Holdings has acquired TSE Consulting, the Swiss sports marketing company with offices in London and Lausanne.
IPT is planning to raise £5m in a flotation to fund the expansion of its online marketing business.
BBC Scotland has secured conditional planning permission to build a £127m media centre for 1,200 staff at Pacific Quay in Glasgow by 2007.
Find A Property, the Brighton-based online property magazine with 18 staff, has undergone a £2.8m management buy-out backed by Barclays Ventures.
Reed Elsevier is to acquire Saxon Publishers, the US publisher of instructional materials, in order to expand its Harcourt Education division.
United Business Media is to acquire MediMedia's drug information business in continental Europe and Asia for £190m, including trade press, patient education and pharma marketing operations.
Bgroup, the communications agency, is planning to relocate its Newcastle office, expand into other parts of the country and treble its staff numbers over the next two years.
Xtreme Information Services, the advertisement monitoring company, has sold its news division to Durrants for £17m.
Karol Marketing, the Newcastle-based public relations and marketing agency, is planning to open offices in Southampton, Manchester and London.
Garlands has won permission to set up a four-storey office block in Hartlepool by September, in order to house up to 250 of its call centre staff.
Brahm has acquired Teamwork Marketing, the York-based foodservice marketing company, for undisclosed terms, and about 30 staff are expected to relocate to Headingley.
Companies House has agreed terms with the Welsh Development Agency to set up a 45,000 sq ft office at the former BT Axys building in Nantgarw, South Wales, with the creation of about 250 jobs.
Ten Alps has acquired Blakeway Productions, the London-based TV documentary company, for up to £1m.
Mice is looking to spend up to £59m on acquisitions to expand its marketing support services business, and is particularly interested in Spain, France and east Asia.
News International is said to be considering plans to build a new £600m printing plant in the Greater London area by 2010.
GWR and Caledonia Investments are to sell Radio Investments, the owner of 22 local radio stations, to The Local Radio Company for about £40m.
Galleon Holdings has acquired Croco Worldwide Sourcing, the promotions company, in an all-share deal.
Emerald Group Publishing, the Bradford-based academic publishing company with 170 staff, has undergone a £50m management buy-out.
MTV is to set up a new music broadcasting studio at Leicester Square in London this summer.
Virtue Broadcasting has acquired Foroso Communications, the German web conferencing company, for up to £1.3m.
Huveaux is to acquire Parliamentary Communications, the publisher of political journals, for £16m.
Huntsworth is to acquire Strategy Communications, the Bristol-based public relations company, for an initial £0.5m.
Emap has acquired ABI Building Data from ICW Publications for £14m.
Chorion has acquired the Mr Men range of children's characters for £28m, and has also announced plans to raise £16m in a share placing.
Kingston Communications has sold its Inmedia satellite and broadcasting unit to The Carlyle Group for £34m, and the proceeds will be used to reduce debt.
ISKY Europe is creating 20 new jobs at its call centre in Clevedon, having won a number of new contracts.
Incisive Media has acquired Initiative Europe Holdings, the business publisher, for £16m.
Maiden is to raise £3.7m in a share placing to fund the expansion of its outdoor advertising business.
Pinewood Shepperton is planning to invest up to £40m in the expansion of its film and TV production facilities.
Daily Mail & General Trust has acquired Trepp, the US-based provider of property data, for £23m, in order to expand its DMG Information division.
Bertelsmann, the German media group, is in negotiations to set up a 420,000 sq ft printing facility and an 80,000 sq ft call centre at Estuary Phase Two in Liverpool.
BSkyB is planning to set up a 140,000 sq ft office at New Horizon Court in Brentford.
Esco Business Services, the mailing and database management firm, is seeking permission from Braintree Council to build new office and storage units near Finchingfield, which could lead to 45 new jobs.
Trident Communications has acquired Carter Rae, the Edinburgh-based supplier of in-house publications, for undisclosed terms.
Media Square is to raise £11m in a share placing to fund acquisitions and the expansion of its marketing services business.
Audax Communications, the Nottingham-based public relations company with 12 staff, has been acquired by Armadillo PR of Birmingham for undisclosed terms.
Edotech, the customer communications outsourcing company, has been acquired by PPM Ventures for about £130m.
Endemol UK is planning to open TV production offices in Glasgow and Bristol.
Pinewood Shepperton has confirmed plans for a £150m flotation in the summer, which will lead to investment at its existing TV and film studios and the possible acquisition of other studios.
YooMedia has acquired Fancy a Flutter, the interactive gaming TV channel, from NDS.
Howell Petersen has acquired The Knowledge, the small Cardiff-based event management consultancy, in order to expand its range of marketing services.
Guardian Media Group is planning to relocate its headquarters, and has identified six potential sites of about 150,000 sq ft in London.
Entertainment Rights is to acquire the Filmation library of media rights for a number of children's characters from Hallmark of the US for £11m, following a £17m share placing.
Yell has acquired the Feist's telephone directories business in the US for undisclosed terms.
Wark Clements is to merge with Ideal World, creating a combined Scottish TV production company called IWC Media with 54 staff.
The Office for National Statistics could relocate 960 jobs from Fareham to Newport, South Wales, according to a report commissioned by the government to examine potential cost savings.
Daily Mail & General Trust has sold its aluminium exhibitions to Reed Exhibitions Deutschland for £2m.
Ascent Media has acquired the London Playout Centre, the provider of services to commercial TV channels with 280 staff, from RTL for undisclosed terms.
Chrysalis has sold CREL, the supplier of audio-visual solutions to the retail and leisure sectors, to a management buy-out for £0.7m.
Huntsworth is to acquire Trimedia Group, the public relations company with operations in Switzerland, Austria, Germany and France, for up to £17m, as well as the Grayling Group for £10m.
Media Square has acquired Marketplace, the Oxford-based marketing services company with 24 staff, for up to £0.8m.
Havas is planning to sell WCRS, the advertising agency, to a management team for about £20m.
Daily Mail & General Trust is to acquire Jobsite, the recruitment website, for £36m, in order to expand its Associated Newspapers division.
MORI, the market research company, has agreed terms for a £55m management buy-out backed by Isis Equity Partners and Caledonia Investments.
Aegis Group has acquired Symmetrics Marketing Corporation, the US customer satisfaction measurement research company, for an initial £2.9m.
Monstermob has acquired Mediaprom, the Sunderland-based competition and gaming company, for an initial £0.6m.
Huveaux is to acquire Public Affairs Newsletter, the lobbying magazine, for £0.8m.
Quotations, the information solutions company, is creating up to 41 jobs and relocating to a larger office in Holyhead, having secured £0.4m of venture capital and grant aid.
MRM is planning to expand its marketing business in Market Harborough this year, with the creation of up to 30 new jobs.
McCann-Erickson has sold its Northern Ireland-based advertising business to a local management team.
Informa and Taylor & Francis are planning to merge to create a £1.1bn information group called T&F Informa.
Digital Classics is to acquire RM Associates Distribution, the distributor of classical music and arts programming, for £1.4m.
M2 Television is relocating its Camden branch to its Soho headquarters over the next few weeks.
Discovery Channel is seeking a suitable site for a 100,000 sq ft headquarters in London, and expects its headcount to rise from 350 to 500.
Ten Alps Communications has acquired 3BM Television for up to £1.1m, as part of a strategy to become a leading independent TV production company.
Ingenta is planning to raise £3m in a share placing to fund the expansion of its academic research publishing business.
DoubleBand Films has secured a £0.26m funding package to finance the expansion of its Belfast-based TV production business and set up a dedicated network development team.
ScreenFX is planning to raise up to £5m in a share placing to fund the installation of a network of digital advertising screens in shopping centres.
Quarto is considering plans to make acquisitions to double the size of its publishing business over the next three years.
Daily Mail & General Trust is to acquire Brand Events, the operator of vitality and outdoor exhibitions, for £5.3m.
Companies House is said to be looking to open a second office in South Wales, and the Axys building in Nantgarw, which can house up to 350 staff, is thought to be the preferred location.
Golley Slater has acquired Northern Profile, the public relations company with 45 staff at offices in Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester and London, for undisclosed terms.
Taylor Nelson Sofres is to acquire a 75% stake in Area Investigacion, the Spanish market research company with 100 staff, and has an option to acquire the remaining 25%.
Media Square has acquired Hudson Advertising & Marketing, the Leeds-based retail and home shopping advertising company with 15 staff.
MGt is to create 100 call centre jobs in Kirkcaldy this year having won a contract to provide back-office services for the launch of a new digital TV service called Top Up TV.
RDF Media, the independent TV production company, is to open an office in Guildford.
Anvil Post Production is planning to relocate its studio production facilities from Buckinghamshire to Perivale in west London over the next six months.
Scottish Media Group is planning to relocate its Scottish Television studio in Glasgow from Cowcaddens to Pacific Quay by 2006.
Aegis Group has acquired TRBI, the London-based market research company, from a US-based consortium headed by Maritz for £5.2m.
Newsplayer Group is to acquire Betelgeuse Productions, the US-based TV production company, for £3m.
Campus Media is to acquire The Campus Marketing Company, the organiser of student events and fairs, for up to £0.3m.
ITV is seeking suitable sites in the north-east to set up a £6m digital TV centre for Tyne Tees.
Wireless Group is to acquire Forever Broadcasting, the operator of local radio stations in Wolverhampton, Chesterfield and Bolton, for £8.1m.
RHL is planning a £2.8m expansion at its customer contact centres in Glasgow, with the creation of 450 jobs.
Centaur Communications, the publishing group with about 600 staff, is to be acquired by investment bank Numis, in preparation for a flotation on Aim.
CSS Stellar has sold ARB, the audio-visual equipment hire company with 30 staff, back to its founder for a nominal sum, and the business will be relocated from Buckingham to Banbury.
Maidstone Studios is investing £2.3m in the development of a new 12,000 sq ft TV production studio.
Real Affinity is to acquire Navigator, the sports marketing company, for an initial £0.6m, and £1.3m will be raised in a share issue to fund additional staff and investment in IT equipment.
SP Holdings has acquired Clever TV, the database and online relationship marketing company.
MCS is to acquire the music publishing administration operations of Palan for £2.2m, and is now looking to raise at least £8m in a flotation on Aim.