The property services company Styles & Wood has continued its diversification strategy with the acquisition of Keysource, a provider of specialist services to data centre and critical facilities operators. The deal means Styles & Wood can expand into the fast growing data centre services sector.
A £18.3m management buyout has been completed at the engineered services company SWP Group.
The water treatment company Brodex has bought Trident Environmental Services.
Callcredit Information Group has further enhanced its fraud and identity protection strategy with the acquisition of Recipero. Established in 2000, Recipero has developed one of the world’s largest proprietary databases of IMEI data, information which identifies consumer mobile devices. Recipero will be integrated into Callcredit’s fraud and identity protection solutions division.
The American stationery company Office Depot has sold its European business division to the investment company Aurelius. Office Depot Europe trades in 14 countries across the EU using three activities and brands: Viking, Contract and Retail.
BHS is to be relaunched as an online only retailer by the new owners of the brand. The Qatari Al Mana Group bought the BHS brand and its online customer database when the business collapsed earlier this year. The new business will employ 84 people, most of whom previously worked for the defunct retailer’s online operation.
The mobile and digital agency Flipside has been bought by Weber Shandwick. With offices in London and Guildford, Flipside specialises in designing and developing mobile apps and digital experiences for large global brands. The acquisition enables Weber Shandwick to offer a full range of content, community and commerce services.
The Finnish company Lindström has moved into the UK textile wiper market with the acquisition of Enviro Wipes. Established in 1992, Enviro Wipes is a supplier of recyclable industrial wipes. Lindström already operates in the UK in the workwear services sector.
The property consultancy Hamer Associates has been bought by Gateley for £2m. Hamer is to be renamed Gateley Hamer upon completion of the deal.
British businessman Ranjit Singh Boparan’s private investment arm, Boparan Private Office, has acquired turkey producer Bernard Matthews. Headquartered in Norfolk, Bernard Matthews runs the largest turkey farm in Europe, rearing seven million turkeys each year.