Compass, the world’s largest foodservice group, has announced the acquisition of Integrated Cleaning Management Ltd (ICM), one of the UK's largest independent specialist providers of core cleaning and related services, from owners Paul Rafferty and Coral Brodie, for an undisclosed sum. For the year ended 31 March 2011, ICM, which operates across the UK, with a particular focus on the corporate office, hospitality, leisure, hotel and retail sectors reported revenues of £61m and gross assets of £16.3m. Established in 1996, ICM's 8,000 employees work on more than 3,800 client sites, providing a full range of cleaning services for more than 32m sq ft of floor space every day. Ian Sarson, managing director of Compass Group UK & Ireland, said: “We are delighted to have acquired such a highly respected company as ICM. This acquisition strengthens our multi-service capability and enables us to offer high quality cleaning services to more organisations across the UK. It provides us with a robust platform for growth, in line with our strategy to expand our presence in the fast-growing support services market.”