Midland architecture firm Roger P Dudley has been bought by support service company Supporta in a £5.925 million deal.
Supporta has raised £6 million for the purchase from a placing of ten million ordinary shares at 60p each.
RPD is an architectural practice based in Bromsgrove which provides design, planning and project management of property refurbishment and construction predominantly to the public sector.
Through as framework agreement RPD is one of five architectural practices which provide services to the Home Office on a national basis.
RPD also works closely with housing associations for the provision of property construction services to the public sector. A small part of its business is working with private construction companies.
Supporta said the purchase fitted with its strategy of developing a property services division to fit in with its services and care divisions.
In the year to March 2004, RPD generated turnover of £2.9 million with a profit before tax of £1.7 million.
Supporta chief executive Stephen Padgett said: "This, together with the existing care and services divisions will provide a wide range of offerings under our core strategy of the provision of white collar outsourced services.
"The directors believe the three divisions are scaleable in meeting our ambitions for growth within the services sector and will provide crossselling opportunities for the group which is a key element of our acquisition strategy."