Centaur Media in new Venture

Centaur Media, the business information and events group, has acquired Venture Business Research (VBR), a specialist digital data and analytics business in the clean energy and global security sectors, for a maximum payment of £7.5m. The cash consideration comprises an initial payment of £2.5m at completion and a further payment, subject to VBR's performance in the year to 30 June 2015.