Acquisitions News in the Services sector: January 2007

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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Tue, 30 Jan 2007: DeepStore has acquired Interactive Records Management, the document retrieval service with 22 staff at two sites in London, for undisclosed terms....
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Thu, 18 Jan 2007: Arriva is to acquire an 85% stake in Osthannoversche Eisenbahnen, the German bus and rail company, for £20m....
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Wed, 17 Jan 2007: Scapa is to sell its sealants business, which is based in Hampshire and employs 71 staff, to Hodgson Sealants for around £4.9m....
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Tue, 16 Jan 2007: United Utilities is to sell its Vertex Data Science business outsourcing division to a private equity consortium led by Oak Hill Capital Partners for ...
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Mon, 15 Jan 2007: Taylor Nelson Sofres has acquired Research Surveys, the South African custom research company with annual turnover of £7.4m....
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Mon, 15 Jan 2007: Shepherd Group is planning to sell its York-based Portasilo Bulk Handling Systems Division to a management buy-in, with the transfer of about 130 staf...
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Fri, 12 Jan 2007: CEPS is to acquire Sunline Direct Mail for an initial £3.8m, including packing and mailing operations in Loughborough and Redditch....
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Thu, 11 Jan 2007: ArmorGroup has acquired Neil Young Associates, the global security consultancy, for up to £1m....
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Wed, 10 Jan 2007: WS Atkins has acquired Boreas Consultants, the Aberdeen-based oil and gas services consultancy with 35 staff, for £3.8m....
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Tue, 09 Jan 2007: Arriva is to acquire Esfera, the Spanish bus operator with 34 staff, for an initial £2.6m....
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Tue, 09 Jan 2007: Electract, the Leicestershire-based electrical contractor with 150 staff, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms....
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Tue, 09 Jan 2007: DatingDirect, the Birmingham-based online dating company, is to be acquired by Meetic of France for £27m....
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