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CMA launches inquiry into proposed Mite-Interserve deal

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an inquiry into the anticipated acquisition of Interserve’s Support Services division by Mitie. Mitie is set to purchase Interserve’s Support Services division by the end of this year for a combined consideration ...

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The Balanced Food Co and Food First announce merger

Contract catering firms, The Balanced Food Co and Food First, are merging their businesses and backing a new team to create a new offering for progressive-thinking clients. Ian Summers of The Balanced Food Co, and Mark McCann, from Food First, ...

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Company of Cooks merges with CH&CO

Bespoke caterer, Company of Cooks, is to join forces with independent caterer and Royal Warrant holder, CH&CO. Company of Cooks, which has business in London and the South East of England and a turnover of £35 million and 600 employees, ...

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M&A activity in the waste management sector set to remain high

According to M&A expert and partner and National Head of Corporate at Irwin Mitchell, Chris Rawston expects deal activity in the waste management sector to keep bucking the trend and stay strong over the next 12 months. Rawston expects the sector ...

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Rentokil ordered to sell large supply contracts by CMA amid concerns over Cannon merger

The decision by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) comes after an in-depth Phase 2 investigation into the completed merger between two of the UK’s largest suppliers of washroom services – Rentokil Initial and Cannon Hygiene. The firms supply commercial, ...

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FM Clinic: What can the FM sector do to ensure the engineering skills pipeline is maintained in the long term?

M&A analysis of the FM sector by BDO found that just over half of deals completed in the last two years involved businesses in the building management systems, M&E and compliance services sub sectors. In this way organisations can bring ...

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Mergers and acquisitions within the FM sector


There has been an increase in merger and acquisition activity within the FM services sector over recent years; which according to analysts is set to continue. What are the benefits to customers, clients and the services providers themselves of this ...

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Merge, acquire, grow or expire

In this article FMJ hears from Nick Atherton, managing director of Morphose about mergers and acquisitions in the FM industry. With questions still hovering over the national economy how do people in the facilities sector know when the time is ...

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