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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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Opex Consulting merges with Aptare

East Midlands-based independent property & facilities management consultants Opex Consulting has joined forces with Aptare, an asset management consultancy based in Yorkshire. Opex Consulting is known in the FM sector for its hands-on operational expertise and specialist consultancy services, including ...

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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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Avire merges with Janus to bolster industry expertise

Global elevator safety and communication specialist Avire has merged with sister company Janus Elevator Products. After more than 25 years as a supplier to the North American market, Janus now sports a distinctive new logo and image and will continue ...

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