Imbiba-backed Wright & Bell acquires Whyte & Brown Whyte & Brown's operations will now be overseen by Sarah Clark and Alison Wong, Wright & Bell's managing and finance directors respectively. The company confirmed that there are no plans to roll-out Whyte & Brown presently. Read more.

Avedon Capital Partners exits Dutch gym operator to Bencis The company is a combination of two gym companies that Avedon brought together in 2009, Fit for Free and SportCity. During Avedon's hold revenues doubled and the company grew its estate from 42 gyms to more than 100. Read more.

Bridgepoint-backed FatFace reports sale growth of 7.4% to £238.4m for the year to 2nd June Online sales rose 11.8% and now make up nearly a fifth of total revenue. CEO Anthony Thompson highlighted the success of the company's full-price trading strategy, particularly during critical trading periods. Read more.

Inverleith takes a majority stake in plant-based food and drinks company Good Hemp The Devon-based business will use the funds to support the expansion of its product portfolio. Good Hemp's previously sought a £1.5m investment in 2015 to help accelerate its growth. Read more.

Esure Group’s board approves take-private offer from Bain Capital Bain is joined in the £1.2bn deal by HarbourVest, Lexington Partners and LGT who will all provide minority investments. Chair and founder Peter Wood will stay on in his current role following the deal. Read more.

Esure confirms £1.17bn proposal from Bain Capital The insurer's shares spiked after the news that the private equity firm had made an offer. Bain is bidding to acquire all of Esure's stock and its proposal represents a 37% premium on the closing price as of 10th August. Read more.