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Easington District Council has received plans from a consortium led by the owner of Seaham Hall Hotel for the development of a £300m film studio in Dawdon, which could create up to 2,400 jobs.
31-Dec-2007


NetPlay TV has raised £1.1m in a share placing to fund the expansion of its casino and bingo operations.
31-Dec-2007


Latitude Group, the Warrington-based internet search engine marketing company with more than 100 staff, has undergone a £55m management buy-out backed by private equity firm Vitruvian Partners.
24-Dec-2007


Emap is to sell its business-to-business publishing division to Guardian Media Group and Apax Partners for £1.26bn.
24-Dec-2007


Mission Marketing Group has acquired RLA Group, the marketing agency with 60 staff in Bournemouth, Belfast and Edinburgh, for an initial £9.5m.
20-Dec-2007


UTV Media is to acquire FM104, the Irish radio broadcaster, from Communicorp Group for £37m.
19-Dec-2007


Tradus, the London-based online auction company, has accepted a £946m takeover offer from Naspers of South Africa.
19-Dec-2007


Internet Business Group is to merge with TMN, the online media and advertising group.
17-Dec-2007


Aegis Group is to acquire a 70% stake in Heartland Media Group, the Chinese media agency, for £4.6m.
14-Dec-2007


YooMedia has sold its Dateline online dating business, including seven staff, to a consortium funded by Arc Management and Capital Ideas for £0.3m.
14-Dec-2007


Deal Group Media is to sell a 51% stake in its UK online marketing business to a management team operating under the name of Isco Technical Services for £1.5m, in order to focus on the Asia Pacific region.
13-Dec-2007


The BBC is to set up 60 big screens at outdoor sites across the country over the next five years, and many of the 36 new jobs will be based in Birmingham.
13-Dec-2007


Multimap, the London-based online mapping company with 120 staff, has been acquired by Microsoft for undisclosed terms.
13-Dec-2007


Aegis Group has acquired SPSL, the Milton Keynes-based provider of market research and footfall services to retailers with gross assets of £4.2m.
12-Dec-2007


Smiths News is looking to set up a network of 20 newspaper distribution hubs of about 80,000 sq ft, having appointed GL Hearn to find suitable sites in Manchester and South Wales.
12-Dec-2007


Aardman Animations is to relocate its Bristol-based marketing, project management and creative staff to a new 34,000 sq ft office being built at its Gas Ferry Road site in summer 2008.
12-Dec-2007


Conquest Business Media, the business magazine publisher with 31 staff in Norwich and seven in London, has been bought out of administration by a new company called EZNA.
11-Dec-2007


ITIS Holdings has acquired Trafficlink, the distributor of traffic and travel information with 130 staff in London, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester, Middlesbrough and Edinburgh, for an initial £10m.
10-Dec-2007


YooMedia is to acquire Fresh Interactive Technologies, the Spanish interactive TV company with 28 staff, for £13m.
10-Dec-2007


Emap is to sell its consumer magazines and radio operations to H Bauer of Germany for about £1.1bn, in order to focus on business media.
10-Dec-2007


ITV is to acquire 12 Yard, the London-based independent TV production company, for up to £35m.
05-Dec-2007


Freshwater UK has acquired The Waterfront Partnership, the public affairs and conference agency with offices in London and Belgium, for up to £2.2m.
04-Dec-2007


Customer Street, the internet services firm, is to create up to 80 jobs at a new office due to open at the Pennine Business Park in Huddersfield in January.
03-Dec-2007


Shed Media is to acquire Wall To Wall, the independent TV production company, for up to £25m.
30-Nov-2007


Trinity Mirror has acquired Globespan Media, the publisher of property magazines, for an initial £0.9m.
30-Nov-2007


BBC South West is to relocate its Plymouth-based staff from Seymour Road to a new 22,000 sq ft office at Sutton Harbour in 2010.
30-Nov-2007


Ten Alps has acquired Multimedia Arts, the Manchester-based online video advertising production business, for less than £0.2m.
30-Nov-2007


Zamano is to acquire Red Circle Technologies, the Irish supplier of digital entertainment services for mobile devices, for up to £17m.
27-Nov-2007


Metro International, the free newspaper publisher, is to relocate its London headquarters and 70 staff from Mayfair to a 7,000 sq ft office at 85 Fleet Street in December.
26-Nov-2007


AVC Media Enterprises is to invest £3m extending its Aberdeen office by 33,600 sq ft, and has also announced the acquisition of Aberdeen-based public relations firm PR Partnership for undisclosed terms.
22-Nov-2007


Motivcom has acquired Protravel, the supplier of travel and entertainment promotional solutions, for £1m.
19-Nov-2007


Parthenon Entertainment, the independent TV production company, is to be acquired by Jersey-based venture capitalist Arkaga.
16-Nov-2007


Media Corporation has acquired Interactive Consulting, the internet advertising firm trading as Nash Digital, for £0.2m.
14-Nov-2007


Motive Television is to raise £0.6m in a share placing to provide additional working capital and funds to invest in joint ventures.
13-Nov-2007


WIN has acquired Pop-i Media, the digital TV marketing business, for a deferred consideration of up to £3.5m.
13-Nov-2007


United Business Media has acquired Portelligent, the US data analysis company, for an initial £4m, in order to expand its CMP Technology division.
13-Nov-2007


Tarsus is to acquire The WR Kern Organisation, the operator of business events in Dubai, for up to £17m.
13-Nov-2007


Chorion has acquired Copyrights Group, the children's character licensing firm, in a deal thought to be worth between £5m and £10m.
12-Nov-2007


Hasgrove has bought some of the assets and trade of Amaze, the web solutions agency with sites in Cheshire and London, out of administration for £0.6m.
08-Nov-2007


Pearson has agreed to sell Groupe Les Echos, the French financial newspaper publisher, to LVMH for £167m.
07-Nov-2007


The BBC is considering plans to relocate production of its EastEnders programme from Borehamwood to a 200,000 sq ft facility at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire.
07-Nov-2007


ArgentVive has acquired Advance Warning, the social networking development company, for up to £0.5m.
06-Nov-2007


Vitesse Media has acquired Infoconomy, the London-based publisher of Information Age with 17 staff, for about £0.8m.
06-Nov-2007


Freshwater UK has acquired Lynx Public Relations, the Leeds-based PR consultancy with ten staff, for an initial £0.5m.
05-Nov-2007


Cello Group has acquired 2CV, the London-based consumer market research consultancy, for an initial £5.4m.
24-Oct-2007


Galleon Holdings is to acquire Phoenix Investment Global, the Hong Kong-based interactive TV services company, for an initial £1.5m.
24-Oct-2007


S4C is to relocate its Caernarfon-based broadcasting business and six staff to the Victoria Docks area in mid-2008.
23-Oct-2007


Harman Technology has acquired Kentmere Photographic, the Kendal-based photographic products business with annual turnover of £5m.
23-Oct-2007


Motivcom is to acquire Zibrant, the marketing services and event management company with offices in Godalming, Derby and Canterbury, for an initial £15m.
18-Oct-2007


Data Locator Group, the marketing database provider, is to be acquired by Kaupthing of Iceland for £75m.
18-Oct-2007


Interpreting Translation Line of Gateshead is planning to double its staff of 150 interpreters over the next five years, having just opened new offices in Glasgow and Manchester.
16-Oct-2007


Ocean Media Group, the magazines and exhibitions company, has undergone a management buy-in backed by AAC Capital Partners.
16-Oct-2007


Ant Marketing has won permission to build a new 20,000 sq ft telemarketing call centre at Sheaf Quay in Sheffield next year, with the creation of up to 400 jobs.
12-Oct-2007


United Business Media has acquired Energy Events UK, the owner of the Energy Solutions Expo event, for £1m.
11-Oct-2007


MKM has acquired Promodus, the London-based marketing and communications consultancy, for £0.7m.
11-Oct-2007


Electric Word has acquired Speechmark Publishing, the Brackley-based book publisher, for £2m.
10-Oct-2007


RM has acquired SpaceKraft, the Shipley-based specialist education resources supplier with 45 staff, for up to £3.9m.
02-Oct-2007


Green Bay Media has secured a £0.5m investment from Finance Wales to fund the expansion of its Cardiff-based TV production business.
02-Oct-2007


BBC Worldwide is to acquire a 75% stake in Lonely Planet, the travel guide publisher with more than 600 staff, for undisclosed terms.
02-Oct-2007


Trinity Mirror has sold the Racing Post newspaper to Irish private equity firm FL Partners for £170m.
02-Oct-2007


Coolabi has acquired Indie Kids, the children's TV development and production company, for an initial £0.2m.
01-Oct-2007


Hasgrove has acquired Pavilion Communication Services, the Wilmslow-based digital marketing agency, for up to £10m, as well as Odyssey Interactive, the Manchester-based supplier of intranet solutions.
28-Sep-2007


Tarsus Group has acquired Label Expositions Private, the Indian exhibitions company, for £0.5m.
25-Sep-2007


United Business Media has acquired Decorex, the Birmingham-based interior design trade show, for £2.2m, in order to expand its CMP Information division.
25-Sep-2007


Aegis Group has acquired Metra Seis, the Spanish market research agency with 75 staff.
25-Sep-2007


Footprint Handbooks, the Bath-based publishing firm with 15 staff, has been acquired by Morris Publications of the US for undisclosed terms.
20-Sep-2007


Shed Productions has acquired Twenty Twenty Productions, the London-based TV production company, for up to £19m.
20-Sep-2007


Cello Group has acquired Magnetic Advertising Company, the Edinburgh-based direct marketing support firm, for an initial £1.2m.
18-Sep-2007


Optimisa is to acquire EQ Group, the Halifax-based market research firm, for £6.4m.
17-Sep-2007


United Business Media has acquired Ithaca Holdings, the business events organiser, for £14m.
14-Sep-2007


Emap has sold its Australian magazine publishing business to ACP Magazines for £38m.
14-Sep-2007


Mission Marketing Group has acquired Story UK, the Edinburgh-based marketing agency with 30 staff, for an initial £6.9m.
12-Sep-2007


Tarsus Group is to acquire SEPIC, the French exhibitions company, from Federation Francaise de la Chaussure for £13m.
06-Sep-2007


Taylor Nelson Sofres has acquired PressWatch, the German market research firm with annual sales of £2.4m.
04-Sep-2007


Euromoney Institutional Investor has sold MedAd, the US publisher of pharmaceutical marketing magazines, to Canon Communications for £6.7m.
04-Sep-2007


SMG is to sell its Primesight outdoor advertising business to GMT Communications Partners for £62m.
03-Sep-2007


Quarto Group has acquired MBI Publishing Company, the US book publisher, for £6m.
29-Aug-2007


Sparrowhawk Media, the London-based owner of the Hallmark TV channel, has been acquired by NBC Universal of the US for £175m.
29-Aug-2007


Dawson Holdings has acquired Marketlink Marketing Communications, the Hampshire-based marketing fulfilment services company with 70 staff, for £6m.
28-Aug-2007


Motive Television has acquired a 75% stake in Scarlet Television, the Manchester-based TV production company, from the administrator of parent company Medal Entertainment & Media.
23-Aug-2007


All3Media has acquired Objective Productions, the London-based TV production company, for an estimated £40m.
22-Aug-2007


Emap has acquired Planet Retail, the London-based market research company, for £23m.
17-Aug-2007


Guardian News & Media has acquired Kable, the London-based publishing and events company, for undisclosed terms.
14-Aug-2007


Universal Music Group is to acquire V2 Music Group, the record label, from Virgin Group for an estimated £7m.
13-Aug-2007


DoubleClick, the digital advertising company, is to relocate its London headquarters to a 16,000 sq ft office at 180 Great Portland Street.
13-Aug-2007


First Sellers Pack, the Fareham-based provider of the new Home Information Packs, has been bought out of administration by Integrity.
10-Aug-2007


Interactive World is to acquire the Daily Sport and Sunday Sport newspapers in a £50m reverse takeover.
09-Aug-2007


YouGov has raised £27m in a share placing to fund three acquisitions for its market research business, including Polimetrix in the US, Zapera in Scandinavia and Psychonomics in Germany.
08-Aug-2007


Pragma Consulting, the Twickenham-based brand strategy consultancy with 16 staff, has been acquired by International Marketing & Sales Group for up to £5m.
02-Aug-2007


Trinity Mirror is to sell the 27 titles of South London Press, North London and Herts Newspapers and the Yellow Advertiser, to Tindle Newspapers for £19m.
02-Aug-2007


Imagesound has acquired TSC Music Systems, the Crawley-based provider of in-store music services with 31 staff, for £4.5m.
31-Jul-2007


Sanctuary is to sell its 49% stake in the Rough Trade record label to Beggars Group for £0.8m.
25-Jul-2007


Channel 4 has acquired a 50% stake in Emap's seven music TV channels for up to £28m, having formed a joint venture called Box Television.
24-Jul-2007


Experian has acquired The pH Group, the marketing analytics firm with offices in London and France and annual sales of £6m.
23-Jul-2007


Trinity Mirror is to sell Berkshire Regional Newspapers and 14 titles to Berkshire Media Group for £10m.
20-Jul-2007


Daily Mail & General Trust is looking to sell off its Loot classified advertising magazine, while its Buy & Sell magazine in Ireland has been sold to Naldin for £13m.
19-Jul-2007


MTV is to relocate a TV studio from London's Leicester Square to its main site at Camden Lock.
19-Jul-2007


Freshwater is to raise £4m in a flotation to fund the expansion of its public relations and marketing business, which includes 87 staff in Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Sheffield and Southampton.
17-Jul-2007


Emap is to sell its three Irish radio stations to Communicorp for £135m, including Today FM, FM104 and Highland.
17-Jul-2007


Reed Elsevier is to sell its Harcourt educational publishing business in the US to HM Riverdeep for £2bn.
17-Jul-2007


Ontrac has merged with Bristol-based brand development company Dutton Merrifield to create a combined marketing group with 70 staff.
16-Jul-2007


I-design is to raise £3.5m in a flotation on Aim to fund the expansion of its cash machine advertising business.
16-Jul-2007


Emap has acquired Torcello Publishing, the London-based online journal provider, for £20m.
16-Jul-2007


DCD Media has acquired Prospect Pictures, September Holdings and West Park Pictures for a total £19m, in order to expand its TV production business.
12-Jul-2007


Emap has sold Agor, its French exhibition business, to GL Events for £57m.
11-Jul-2007


GMT Communications has acquired Melita Cable, the Maltese cable TV company, for about £115m.
11-Jul-2007


Trinity Mirror is to sell the 25 titles of Kent Regional Newspapers, East Surrey & Sussex Newspapers and Blackmore Vale Publishing to the Northcliffe Media division of Daily Mail & General Trust for £64m.
09-Jul-2007


Cello Group has acquired a 75% stake in Hill Murray Group, the financial services marketing agency, for an initial £1m.
09-Jul-2007


Incisive Media is planning to acquire the American Lawyer Media collection of magazines, websites and conferences, for £315m.
09-Jul-2007


WCRS, the advertising agency, is to set up a 60,000 sq ft office at 60 Great Portland Street in London.
09-Jul-2007


M&C Saatchi is to acquire Clear, the London-based brand consultancy with 80 staff, for an initial £18m.
06-Jul-2007


Future has acquired Cycling News, the global website for cycling enthusiasts, from Knapp Communications, for £2.2m.
04-Jul-2007


Taylor Nelson Sofres has acquired Conversa Global, the New Zealand-based market research company with annual turnover of £5.6m.
04-Jul-2007


Digital Marketing Group is to acquire Graphico of Newbury for up to £8.6m and Hyperlaunch of Bristol for up to £3.5m, in order to expand its marketing services business.
03-Jul-2007


BBC Worldwide is planning to invest up to £400m in acquisitions and new ventures over the next five years, in order to expand operations such as magazines, online services and BBC-branded channels.
02-Jul-2007


Chrysalis, is to sell its Heart, Galaxy and LBC radio stations to Global Radio for £170m, in order to focus on music publishing.
26-Jun-2007


Ten Alps is to acquire Mongoose Media, the London-based factual media advertising sales company with 19 staff, for up to £3.4m.
26-Jun-2007


Tinopolis is to acquire APP Broadcast, the Oxford-based TV production company that specialises in sailing programmes, for an initial £1m.
26-Jun-2007


Courier Newspapers, the Oxfordshire-based local newspaper publisher with 24 staff, has had its goodwill and assets bought out of administration by a new company called Biz Publishing.
26-Jun-2007


Aegis is to acquire the online advertising business of Bluestreak of the US for £6.3m.
26-Jun-2007


Tolent Construction has acquired a 25% stake in the Coolmore Estate consortium that is in discussions with Easington District Council about plans to build a £300m film studio in Seaham.
25-Jun-2007


Farm Group is to relocate its Uncle TV production business and about 20 staff from London's Shepherd's Bush to its Metro division in Soho over the next three months.
25-Jun-2007


All3Media is to acquire Maverick Television, the Birmingham-based TV production company, for undisclosed terms.
25-Jun-2007


Ekay has acquired Campaign Management Associates, the Guernsey-based advertising agency, for £0.2m.
22-Jun-2007


EQ Group has sold its Broadnet radio business to GES for £0.3m, in order to focus on market research services.
21-Jun-2007


Essentially Group is to acquire Athletes 1 and Frontiers Group of London for a total £12m, in order to expand its sports management business.
20-Jun-2007


Ten Alps has acquired DBDA, the London-based factual media company with 25 staff, for £3.3m.
19-Jun-2007


Sanctuary Group, the music company, is to be acquired by Universal Music Group of the US for about £100m.
18-Jun-2007


Jane's Information Group, the Surrey-based defence industry publisher with offices in Singapore, Japan, Dubai, Australia and the US, has been acquired by IHS of the US for £93m.
15-Jun-2007


Aegis Group is to acquire Marvellous Ideas, the mobile marketing company with gross assets of £0.8m.
15-Jun-2007


Contender Entertainment Group, the London-based distributor of DVD content, is to be acquired by Entertainment One for £49m.
15-Jun-2007


John Menzies is to acquire Gray's Newsagents, the York-based newspaper distributor with gross assets of £1.9m, for undisclosed terms.
14-Jun-2007


BSkyB is to invest an unspecified amount in the development of a new environmentally-friendly data centre and studio at its site in Isleworth.
14-Jun-2007


TH-NK is planning to expand the workforce at its Tyneside-based digital media business from 57 to 90 over the next three years, and a new office will open in London with 12 staff by the end of this year.
13-Jun-2007


RWS Holdings has acquired Japanese Language Services, the London-based technical translating company, for £1m.
12-Jun-2007


Cricinfo, the cricket statistics and results service, is to be acquired by ESPN of the US for more than £30m.
12-Jun-2007


Cello Group has acquired Market Research International, the public sector market research consultancy trading as MRUK Research, for an initial £1.5m.
11-Jun-2007


Blinkx is planning to expand the workforce at its online video search business from 30 to 60 by the end of the year, following its flotation on Aim.
07-Jun-2007


Envy is investing £2.2m in the expansion of its TV production facilities in London, with the creation of ten new jobs.
07-Jun-2007


International Greetings has acquired Weltec, the Dutch supplier of photo frames, for £0.4m, Artex, the Polish gift wrap supplier, for £0.3m, and Pinwheel, the UK-based book publishing rights company, for £0.4m.
06-Jun-2007


Synovate is to relocate its London-based market research business to a 50,000 sq ft office at Montague Close on the South Bank.
04-Jun-2007


BT is to create up to 40 jobs at its BT Vision digital TV call centre in Truro over the next few months.
31-May-2007


Last.fm, the internet radio company, is to be acquired by CBS of the US for £141m.
31-May-2007


Royal Opera House has acquired Opus Arte, the classical DVD production company, for £5.7m, in order to gain control over the distribution of its own content.
31-May-2007


Sanctuary Group has sold its interests in Air Edel Associates and Air Edel Recording Studios to Cutting Edge Music for £0.5m.
30-May-2007


Expomedia has acquired Homebuyer Events, the organiser of property exhibitions, for an initial £7.3m.
30-May-2007


Centaur Media has acquired Creative Handbook, the annual directory for the creative services market, from Reed Business Information for £0.3m.
28-May-2007


Smoke & Mirrors is to invest £2.2m in the expansion of its visual effects facilities in London and New York.
28-May-2007


Emap is to acquire GroundSure, the provider of environmental risk information, from Metropolitan Venture Partners for an initial £30m.
23-May-2007


EMI, the music publishing group, is to be acquired by private equity firm Terra Firma for £3.2bn.
22-May-2007


WPP has acquired 24/7 Real Media, the US internet advertising group, for £328m.
21-May-2007


BSkyB is looking to relocate the Brentford headquarters of its broadcasting business to a new 150,000 sq ft site in west London by 2010, having appointed CB Richard Ellis to advise.
16-May-2007


Wilmington has sold WDIS, the Middlesex-based provider of circulation management and subscription handling services to the publishing industry, to Optima Data Intelligence Services for up to £1m.
15-May-2007


Pearson is to acquire eCollege, the US-based provider of online distance learning courses, for £241m.
15-May-2007


Informa is to acquire Datamonitor, the London-based business information publisher, for £513m.
15-May-2007


Dawson Holdings, the newspaper and magazine distributor, has acquired the remaining 66% of T Cox & Son (Tonbridge) for £3.2m.
15-May-2007


Charterhouse Capital Partners has acquired TSL Education, the publisher of the Times Educational Supplement, from Exponent for undisclosed terms.
15-May-2007


Hammer Film Productions has been acquired by a group led by Cyrte Investments for undisclosed terms, and will invest up to £25m in the production of new horror films.
14-May-2007


The Northern Ireland Assembly is to create up to 180 new jobs in Belfast following the restoration of devolution, with current vacancies for clerks and parliamentary reporters.
11-May-2007


Virgin Media is to create 250 jobs at its customer services call centre at Stockton on Teesside by August, reversing a recent decision to shed 149 jobs.
11-May-2007


Reuters, the financial information group, is to be acquired by Thomson Corporation of Canada for £8bn.
09-May-2007


VideoJug has raised £10m to fund the expansion of its online videos business, which employs 150 staff in London, Spain and the US.
08-May-2007


Trinity Mirror has acquired TotallyLegal and TotallyFinancial, the online recruitment companies, for £12m.
08-May-2007


Tinopolis is to acquire Video Arts Group, the London-based producer of training videos, for £2.4m.
07-May-2007


Pearson is to acquire Harcourt Education International of Oxford and Harcourt Assessment of the US from Reed Elsevier for £476m, in order to expand its educational publishing business.
07-May-2007


Experian has acquired Emailing Solution, the French marketing company with annual sales of £2.7m, in order to expand its CheetahMail business.
04-May-2007


Optimistic Entertainment has sold its Bonanza TV channel assets and its Goldfinn subsidiary to Caparo Ventures and Film 24 for a nominal sum.
04-May-2007


Electric Word has acquired Smallwood Publishing, the supplier of educational resources, for about £0.3m, and is expected to relocate the business from Dover to Milton Keynes later this year.
02-May-2007


Boomerang Group has acquired Teledu Apollo, the Welsh TV production company, for undisclosed terms.
01-May-2007


The Telegraph newspaper is planning to relocate its printing operations from West Ferry in London and Trafford Park in Manchester to new plants being built by News International in a few years time.
01-May-2007


Cagney is to raise £1.9m in a share placing, in order to reduce debt and fund the expansion of its London-based marketing services business.
30-Apr-2007


Pixology, the Guildford-based provider of software for the digital photography industry with 34 staff, is to be acquired by Photochannel Networks of Canada for £8m.
27-Apr-2007


GCap Media has acquired the remaining 80% stake in the Classic Gold radio network from UBC Media for about £4m, enabling UBC to focus on its music downloading service.
26-Apr-2007


Price Crash TV, the Manchester-based TV shopping channel, has been sold out of administration to Nats Wholesale for an estimated £0.5m, securing the future of 100 jobs.
25-Apr-2007


Vale of Glamorgan Council is to consider plans from ITV Wales for the development of a £140m media business park and 200 homes at Culverhouse Cross in Cardiff.
25-Apr-2007


Independent News & Media is creating 60 jobs at a new £20m press in Newry that will print more than 30 newspaper titles.
23-Apr-2007


Infoserve has announced plans to create an additional 250 jobs at its telesales call centre in Darlington, having won new contracts from Yahoo and the Football League.
20-Apr-2007


Direct Solutions International is to merge with Corporate Mailing Matters to create a combined direct mail business called the Dsi CMM Group, with almost 1,000 staff.
20-Apr-2007


Experian is to acquire Hitwise, the internet marketing intelligence company with 200 staff in London, Australia and the US, for £120m.
20-Apr-2007


WPP has acquired TAPSA, the Spanish marketing communications services group with 202 staff, as well as a 49.9% stake in London-based Clemmow Hornby Inge.
19-Apr-2007


United Business Media has acquired Vintage Filings, the US communications company with 65 staff, for an initial £19m.
19-Apr-2007


Capita is to expand the 300-strong workforce at its television licensing call centre in Darwen with an additional 45 staff.
18-Apr-2007


Experian has acquired Informarketing, the Brazilian direct marketing services company, for undisclosed terms.
17-Apr-2007


Dow Jones has acquired eFinancialNews, the London-based financial publisher, for £27m.
16-Apr-2007


Coolabi is to acquire Purple Enterprises, the owner of the Purple Ronnie brand, for an initial £3.3m.
05-Apr-2007


Johnston Press is to invest £10m in the expansion of its newspaper printing facilities in Craigavon over the next 18 months.
05-Apr-2007


Ten Alps has acquired Atalink, the London-based media and advertising sales company with 42 staff, from Euromoney Institutional Investor for £1.8m.
03-Apr-2007


SCi Entertainment is to acquire Bluefish Media, the distributor of video games, for up to £2m.
29-Mar-2007


Pepper Post Production is to increase the workforce in its London-based film and TV production business from 47 to 70 and take over the running of Future Film's audio facility in Soho.
22-Mar-2007


Centaur Media has acquired The Awareness Group, the operator of a logistics and supply chain conference in London, for undisclosed terms.
20-Mar-2007


Euromoney Institutional Investor has sold Raven Fox, the duty-free and luxury goods publishing business with gross assets of £0.7m, to Metropolis Group for undisclosed terms.
14-Mar-2007


Chime Communications has acquired Fast Track Sales, the sports marketing agency with 90 staff, for an initial £15m.
14-Mar-2007


Taylor Nelson Sofres has acquired Retail Forward, the US market research firm with annual revenue of about £4m.
12-Mar-2007


Virgin Media is to shed up to 149 jobs at its service and install support departments in Stockton, in order to transfer the work to Dudley, Manchester and Birmingham.
12-Mar-2007


Newsfax is to relocate its newspaper printing business from Bow Industrial Park to a 44,000 sq ft site at Beam Reach in the Thames Gateway by June.
12-Mar-2007


Huntsworth is to acquire Dorland Global Corporation, the US healthcare marketing and public relations company, for up to £26m.
12-Mar-2007


The Sanctuary has bought Oasis Television out of administration, securing the future of 41 of the 70 jobs.
12-Mar-2007


Media Square has sold Digital Advertising & Marketing, the London-based online advertising technology company trading as Tangozebra, to DoubleClick for £15m.
02-Mar-2007


Taylor Nelson Sofres has acquired Cymfony, the US media analysis company with 56 staff.
27-Feb-2007


NetPlay TV is to acquire Abstract Games, the interactive print media and trivia promotions company, from Monstermob for £4m.
27-Feb-2007


QVC, the TV shopping company, is looking to relocate its Battersea headquarters and 500 staff by 2012, having appointed Drivers Jonas to find a 230,000 sq ft site within the Greater London area.
26-Feb-2007


Aegis Group is to acquire AgenciaClick, the Brazilian digital marketing services company with 280 staff, for £16m.
22-Feb-2007


Taylor Nelson Sofres has acquired Sorensen Associates, the US market research company with annual sales of £2.5m.
20-Feb-2007


Spannerworks, the Brighton-based internet marketing company, has been acquired by iCrossing of the US for an estimated £40m.
12-Feb-2007


Experian has acquired Economic Research Services, the data research company with offices in Newcastle upon Tyne, Leicester, Carlisle and Bristol, for undisclosed terms.
08-Feb-2007


Electric Word is to acquire ArkSports, the sports conference and research company, for a small sum.
06-Feb-2007


Emap Consumer Media has acquired Yospace Technologies, the provider of multimedia messaging services, from The Parkmead Group and private investors for £8.7m.
05-Feb-2007


Vitesse Media is to acquire the What Investment magazine and associated website from Charterhouse Communications for £0.5m, with the transfer of five staff.
05-Feb-2007


The Mill, the London-based visual effects company, has undergone a management buy-out backed by Carlyle Group for an estimated £50m.
05-Feb-2007


Hasgrove has acquired Cabinet Stewart, the Belgian public affairs consultancy, for up to £1.6m.
02-Feb-2007


WPP has acquired All Global, the London-based market research and data collection company with 44 staff.
01-Feb-2007


First Sellers Pack is planning to create up to 100 new jobs in Hampshire by the summer, as part of a strategy to become a leading supplier of the new Home Information Packs.
01-Feb-2007


Research Now is to acquire OpenVenue, the Canadian market research company, for up to £20m.
01-Feb-2007


Aegis Group has acquired Interview-NSS, the Dutch market research company with gross assets of £5.3m.
31-Jan-2007


Cello Group has expanded its online market research business with the £3m acquisition of a 75% stake in Rosenblatt and a 51% stake in Digital People.
30-Jan-2007


Jarrold Publishing, the Norwich-based book publisher with 22 staff, has been acquired by NPI Media.
30-Jan-2007


Digital Marketing Group has acquired Cheeze, the media planning company with offices in Ipswich, London and Leeds, for £9.5m, as well as Jaywing, the marketing consultancy with offices in Derby, Harrow, Wakefield and Witney, for £14m.
29-Jan-2007


Archant Life has acquired Living Edge, the Cheshire-based magazine with seven staff, from publisher Silk Press.
29-Jan-2007


Haynes Publishing has sold its Sutton Publishing subsidiary to NPI Media for £3m.
26-Jan-2007


Cagney has acquired Tree, the London-based marketing services company, for an initial £1m.
24-Jan-2007


Cabtivate, the Edinburgh-based company that installs advertising screens in taxis, has gone into provisional liquidation through Begbies Traynor.
24-Jan-2007


Trinity Mirror is planning to relocate the Birmingham Post & Mail from Colmore Circus to the Aston Science Park.
22-Jan-2007


Tandberg Television, the Southampton-based broadcast technology company, is to be acquired by Arris of the US for £618m.
22-Jan-2007


Johnston Press is to acquire the Scottish newspaper operations of Archant for £11m, including eight weekly titles.
22-Jan-2007


Taylor Nelson Sofres has acquired Research Surveys, the South African custom research company with annual turnover of £7.4m.
15-Jan-2007


Taylor Nelson Sofres has acquired PressWatch Media, the London-based media information provider with 42 staff.
12-Jan-2007


United Business Media has acquired Quest Media, the London-based conference organiser and magazine publisher, for up to £5m.
12-Jan-2007


Yell is to create a further 90 telesales jobs at its call centre in Glasgow over the next few months.
12-Jan-2007


Yell is to set up a new directory inquiries call centre in Newport, Gwent, by April, with the creation of 250 jobs over the next four years.
10-Jan-2007


DatingDirect, the Birmingham-based online dating company, is to be acquired by Meetic of France for £27m.
09-Jan-2007


Real Affinity is to acquire Corporate Hospitality Services, the Wakefield-based PR company, for under £0.1m.
08-Jan-2007


ITV is to relocate 120 staff to a new transmissions facility in Chiswick over the next 18 months, and the site will be run by Technicolor Network Services.
08-Jan-2007


United Business Media has acquired Aviation Industry Group, the aviation exhibitions and publishing company, for an initial £6m.
05-Jan-2007


ITV is to invest about £20m in the launch of a broadband TV site at the end of March, enabling viewers to watch the last 30 days of programming online.
03-Jan-2007


Emap Communications has acquired Trades Exhibitions, the Fulham-based exhibition organiser in the professional beauty sector with 36 staff, for £19m.
02-Jan-2007


Independent Media Distribution has acquired Optimad Media Systems, the London-based provider of web services to the TV, print and outdoor advertising sectors, for £3m.
02-Jan-2007