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Radiant set to buy U.K. technology group


ALPHARETTA Ga. Radiant Systems Inc., based here, marketer of Aloha and MenuLink software and proprietary hardware, among other goods and services, said it has agreed to buy Hospitality EPoS Systems of Kent, England, a value-added reseller and integration firm.

Transaction terms were not disclosed by Radiant, which said it supplies more than 85,000 restaurants, convenience stores, cinemas and other businesses in more than 100 countries. The vendor said Hospitality EPoS Systems has dealt in Radiant products for eight years while serving foodservice companies such as Nando's Chickenland, Giraffe, Corney & Barrow and Brinker U.K., among others.

"The acquisition of Hospitality EPoS Systems provides Radiant a substantial opportunity to accelerate our growth in the attractive U.K. hospitality market," said David Griffin, vice president of international business for Radiant's hospitality division. "In today's global economy, opportunities for U.S. technology companies in the U.K. are tremendous. This acquisition gives Radiant even greater visibility in Britain's booming restaurant industry."

Radiant's proposed U.K. acquisition follows by about a year the purchase of assets of British foodservice and retail technology supplier Torex Hospitality by a company created by New York-based Cerebus Capital Management LP. Torex has provided POS software to thousands of McDonald's restaurants worldwide, among other brands.

Radiant said it would move its London office to Hospitality EPoS Systems facilities in Kent.

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