Facilities service provider Anabas has been sold to French FM firm Armonia.
The deal will see managing director Alistair Craig retain his shareholding and remain with the business, together with the rest of the senior management team. There are no plans to change the Anabas brand.
In a statement, Anabas – which specialises in total FM services for corporate office clients – said that the deal “will allow Anabas to grow and be even more successful”.
“It provides increased financial strength while Anabas colleagues will benefit from increased opportunities for training, career development and promotion.
“The move also provides EMEA service delivery for Anabas’s customers which require it and delivers increased service specialisms in areas where Anabas doesn’t currently have an offering.”
Armonia was set up in 1974. The company has 16,000 employees across France, Spain, Benelux, the Middle East and North Africa. Clients include Société Générale, Renault Digital, Hermes and Estée Lauder.
Alistair Craig said: “Our people will also benefit from this deal and I’m pleased to see a future where they can experience increased training and promotional opportunities.”
Anabas founder and chairman Mark Cooper will no longer be involved with the company. He commented: “We have been approached many times over the years but it’s never felt that Anabas’s customers and colleagues would benefit from a sale. I firmly believe that a company like Armonia, which shares our values and ethos, is the perfect company to take Anabas to the next level.”
Armonia CEO Guillaume Amar added: “Anabas is a perfect fit for us in terms of its approach, high standards of service and its focus on its people.”