Gresham Trust's cleaning business Pall Mall Support Services has bought Compass Cleaning for £23m.
The British phone retailer's founder 47% stake could make him an overnight billionaire.
Well Lloyds TSB Development Capital just might, following this week's exit from the Cyborg deal it signed only in January.
Benchmark Capital has closed its new European technology fund with $750m in the kitty.
The Royal Bank of Scotland has disposed of its interests in unquoted companies.
The trustees of two multi-billion pound UK pension funds have decided to invest a further £560m (E903m) in the asset class.
Tomkins is expected to sell Ranks Hovis McDougall for £1.2bn (E2bn).
The UK video-on-demand operator has cancelled its planned flotation.
Today senior union representatives are to meet with BMW officials to advocate the Phoenix offer.
The investment research company will use the cash from its May Aim flotation to enter the non-professional market.