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15 Dec 16. Pinkerton, a global provider of risk management services and solutions with offices in Central London and Uxbridge and a blue chip client roster across the UK, has boosted its security consulting and investigative operations in mainland Europe with the acquisition of Poland-based IBBC Group. IBBC Group is a well-known and highly respected risk management services provider mainly servicing a geographical area encompassing Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine and Russia. This expansion in mainland Europe by the international security agency extends its range of local services throughout the Continent, offering global connectivity to resources that will help identify both physical and cyber threats impacting on business continuity.
The new Polish connection complements Pinkerton’s UK operations, where a team of security professionals provides a complete range of services to all areas of mainland Europe and Northern Eurasia, focusing on specialist areas of mitigating risk ranging from Intellectual Property Protection and Computer Forensics to Crisis Management and Physical Surveillance, amongst others.
Making the announcement, Pinkerton President Jack Zahran, said, “The risk landscape continues to rapidly change and evolve. We recognised a need to expand our footprint in a way that enhances our ability to view risk holistically from a global standpoint. Acquiring IBBC Group furthers Pinkerton’s ability to provide local services and solutions while leveraging resources from all over the world.”
Boasting a team of lawyers, investigators, analysts, IT engineers and experts from various industries, IBBC Group offers clients complex consulting services and security solutions in all sectors, including background screenings, due diligence, business intelligence, crisis management, computer forensics and risk analysis.
Bartosz Pastuszka, director of IBBC Group, commented: “We’re eager to partner with Pinkerton and align our resources in order to help clients more thoroughly protect their assets, their people and their brands.”
Expanding its presence throughout Europe further strengthens Pinkerton’s global network of experts that the agency can draw on to identify new and emerging threats that have the potential to prevent businesses from accomplishing their objectives.
13 Dec 16. IFS acquires Mxi Technologies Ltd. IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has today signed an agreement with the owners of Mxi Technologies Ltd (“Mxi”) to acquire the company. Mxi is the leading provider of integrated and intelligent maintenance management software solutions for the global aviation industry. Mxi serves defence and commercial operators, third-party Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) companies, and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) with software, support and services. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Mxi is a global organisation with more than 265 employees.
Mxi’s Maintenix software suite is uniquely designed to help aviation organisations maximise the revenue potential of their aviation assets through standard, lean, and predictive maintenance. Mxi’s global footprint of customers ranges from emerging and mid-sized organisations to the largest global aviation enterprises, many of whom have multi-site deployments that scale to several thousand users. The company’s blue chip customer base includes: Southwest Airlines, Air France, KLM, Qantas, China Airlines, LATAM, Icelandair, NetJets, Boeing, BAE Systems, Saab, Pratt & Whitney, and several of the world’s air forces.
Alastair Sorbie, IFS President & CEO, said, “With the acquisition of Mxi, IFS becomes a world leading provider of aviation maintenance sof