Phoenix IT Group, a publicly-listed managed services company, has tabled a conditional offer to buy business continuity firm ICM Computer Group.
The firms announced in January that they were chatting. Phoenix has put in an offer equating to 415 pence per share. At the time this article went to press, ICM last closed trading at 386 pence per share.
Phoenix said in a statement that the offer was attractive for shareholders. It has asked for more information about ICM's customers before firming the offer up.
"Assuming satisfaction of the above and a successful and cooperative process going forward, Phoenix believes that it is in a position to make an offer for ICM in the very near future," the statement said.
ICM was not prepared to comment.
It is also considering a buyout buy its management team, Stephen Wainwright, Craig Fairey, and Anthony Granelli, who have yet to put in an offer.®