Tim Spicer’s Aegis Defence Services has taken over rival Rubicon International Services according to the Financial Times.
John Davidson, Rubicon’s managing director, said all the clients had
agreed to transfer their business to the merged group.
Lord Inge, chief of the defence staff between 1994 and 1997 and a
member of the Butler committee that investigated intelligence flaws
surrounding Iraq’s alleged weapons of mass destruction, has been made
Nicholas Soames, the Conservative former armed forces minister, has
been appointed a non-executive director. Robert McFarlane, US
president Ronald Reagan’s national security adviser, has joined the
Aegis advisory council.
Mark Bullough, Aegis managing director, said: "This is only just
becoming an industry in UK and there has been a question mark over
how respectable it is. Certainly the reassurance of the non-executive
names offers an endorsement of our company and points of reference
for people not used to dealing with the sector."(FT via AMPMlist)