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CMA raises competition concerns over Ecolab/Holchem merger

An in-depth investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) has provisionally found that Ecolab’s merger with Holchem may result in businesses facing higher prices or a lower quality of service for their cleaning chemicals. Ecolab and Holchem are two ...

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CMA says pest control merger may raise competition issues

Rentokil Initial’s takeover of Mitie Pest Control may restrict choice and lead to higher prices for customers, according to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Rentokil completed the takeover of its close rival Mitie in September 2018. The firms are ...

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Inspire Catering joins forces with CH&CO

Independent caterer and Royal Warrant holder, CH&CO is to merge its Scottish business with Inspire Catering, a niche caterer based in Stirling with operations across Scotland. Founded in 2008 by David Pease and Lorna McFarlane, Inspire Catering has enjoyed continued ...

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AEG Facilities and SMG merge to create global FM and venue management business


AEG Facilities, the venue management subsidiary of AEG, and SMG, an Onex portfolio company have signed a definitive agreement to merge, creating a new, standalone global facility management and venue services company that will operate as ASM Global (ASM). ASM will ...

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Total Solutions reaches new heights with merger announcement

Total High Access Solutions, part of the Total Solutions Group, has merged with truck mounted access specialists Mobile Platform Hire (UK). The merger extends the Total High Access Solutions capability with truck mounted high access equipment, which is used extensively ...

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Incentive merges SWC and ARL

Following Incentive FM Group’s acquisitions of Specialist Window Cleaning Ltd (SWC) and ARL Support Services, the company has announced that the two businesses have merged and relaunched under the SWC brand to provide customers with greater access to a wide range ...

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CH&Co and Concerto announce merger

CH&Co Group has announced its merger with the events catering and services company, Concerto Group. The move will enable the business to offer clients a one-stop shop that meets all event requirements – from venue finding and booking to catering, production ...

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Harbour & Jones joins the CH&Co Group family

Independent caterer, Harbour & Jones, has merged with CH&Co Group in a move that enhances the group’s diverse portfolio of specialist businesses and strengthens its position across the hospitality market, and particularly in education and the London region.  The merger ...

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