Acquisitions News in the Services sector

Tue, 02 Jun 2009: Gowrings Mobility Limited has hired accountancy group Smith & Williamson to act as administrators after experiencing financial problems. The business, which makes special vehicles for the disabled, has over 120 employees. Gowrings has fallen into financial difficulty despite last year's turnover of £19.5m. The administrators will continue to trade the business while looking for potential buyers. Gowrings supplies its vehicles to disabled people under the national government Motability Scheme, which gives funds for the purchase of a car, scooter or power...
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Fri, 14 Nov 2008: The UK's largest housebuilder, Taylor Wimpey, is going to sell its portfolio of 350 show homes for around £100m and pay rental income to the buyer for three years, in order to reduce its debt of £1.9bn. The buyer would acquire a guar...
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Tue, 25 Mar 2008: Rentokil Initial senior independent director Peter Long has dismissed suggestions that the UK-listed services group's new management will preside over a break...
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Tue, 25 Mar 2008: Compair, the UK-based compressed air system supplier, has been put on the market by its owner Alchemy Partners....
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Tue, 25 Mar 2008: Ashtead, the UK-listed equipment rental company, has reportedly hired NM Rothschild to advise on the sale of its Ashtead Technology Rental division....
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Wed, 05 Mar 2008: Rock Steady, the Scottish security firm, will soon be sold to its global rival G4S in a multi-million pound deal....
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Wed, 28 Feb 2007: Hays has acquired James Harvard, the London-based recruitment company specialising in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, for an initial &po...
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Tue, 27 Feb 2007: Tangent Communications has acquired Ravensworth Digital Services, the Newcastle upon Tyne-based printing company with 60 staff, for up to £5.8m....
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Fri, 09 Feb 2007: DataCash Group is to acquire NetGiro Systems, the Swedish payment service provider, for £6.7m....
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Wed, 07 Feb 2007: SectorGuard has acquired Protector, the Salford-based CCTV installation and maintenance company, from Smart Securities CCTV for £0.75m....
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Tue, 06 Feb 2007: Electric Word is to acquire ArkSports, the sports conference and research company, for a small sum....
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Tue, 06 Feb 2007: Chambers Coach Hire, the Northern Ireland-based bus operator, has been acquired by venture capital firm Enterprise Equity....
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Tue, 06 Feb 2007: Group 4 Securicor has acquired Special Events Security, the stewarding company with annual turnover of £3.4m, for undisclosed terms....
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Mon, 05 Feb 2007: Venteco has acquired SIK Valiguard, the Swedish specialist in food industry hygiene and safety certification, from the Swedish Institute of Food &...
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Fri, 02 Feb 2007: Group 4 Securicor is to acquire Direct Handling, the Isle of Man-based parcel and document service company, for £0.9m....
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Fri, 02 Feb 2007: Detica Group is to acquire DFI International, the US provider of services to the security community with 208 staff, for £20m....
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Fri, 02 Feb 2007: Hasgrove has acquired Cabinet Stewart, the Belgian public affairs consultancy, for up to £1.6m....
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Thu, 01 Feb 2007: Arriva has acquired Bosak Bus, the Czech bus operator with 50 vehicles and 64 staff, for £1.1m....
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Thu, 01 Feb 2007: FE Burman of South London has acquired Trigon Mailing Services, in order to diversify its printing business into mailing....
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Wed, 31 Jan 2007: Volante Transportation Systems of County Durham has been bought out of administration by Gloucestershire-based Invertec for undisclosed terms, securin...
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