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You ‘d be kidding to think that BAE Systems is in South Africa just to make money and not care about developing its workforce and the indigent in the rainbow nation. As a responsive corporate citizen, it has continued to support education and skills development in South Africa in many ways, including apprenticeships, learnerships, internships and bursaries. These efforts of BAE Systems are already yielding results.

One of the rising stars of the UK security sector, MITIE Group PLC has just acquired the integrated Facilities Management business of Dalkia in Ireland.

The acquisitions includes the entire issued share capital of DFM Providers Limited and Dalkia Energy & Facilities Limited from Dalkia Ireland Investments Limited. However, Dalkia still retains itsenergy management, utilities, maintenance and lighting businesses.

Security guarding, mobile and technologies service provider Advance Security UK Limited recently announced two prestigious contract wins which further expand the company’s impressive central London portfolio.

Martin Sutherland, Managing Director of information intelligence company Detica, has called for a radical reform in the UK’s approach to security. Mr Sutherland, while speaking at the recent Homeland and Border Security Conference against the backdrop of public sector spending cuts and growing public unease about our ‘surveillance society’, outlined the opportunity to transform our approach to deliver security more efficiently and effectively, with less cost and reduced intrusion.

Pinkerton Government Services Inc., a company within the Securitas Group has acquired the security services company, Paragon Systems Inc. in the USA. With this acquisition, Securitas has successfully penetrated the primary government security services market in the USA. Enterprise value is estimated to MSEK 258 (MUSD 33).

The U.S Marine Corps Systems Command has just awarded the global defence and security giant, BAE Systems a contract modification totaling $44 million to provide field service support and instructor services for mine resistant, ambush protected vehicles. The company also received another mouth-watering contract of $27.1 million to equip U.S. Army MRAPs with combat-proven Check-6 thermal camera systems that enhance mission effectiveness and soldier safety.

Determined to explore new markets in the current globalised world of business and services, Securitas has acquired 60 percent of the shares in the security services company Bren Security in Sri Lanka. Enterprise value is estimated to MSEK 37 (MLKR 570).

Baroness Ruth HenigRecently, the Security Industry Authority held its 4th Annual stakeholders’ conference in London, with Dr Ruth Henig, its Chairman delivering the keynote speech. The conference aims to encourage further development and progress within the industry including best practice. The draft text is as published below:

I am delighted to see so many of our partners, security providers and buyers of security here in London for our annual conference, the first time we have held our conference in the capital. Today’s conference focuses on how all of us who work in the private security industry can work together more closely, sharing best practice and building on productive relationships.

At the just concluded CNi Expo held in London at the Excel Exhibition Centre, Waterfall Solutions made its state-of –the –art image processing technology, originally developed for demanding military applications, available to the security and surveillance markets with the launch of three new hardware products and one software product: