BPME has a solid reputation for corporate communications, and Summers estimates the cash acquisi- tion -- Hanover carries no debt -- has accelerated Hanover's regional growth by about three years.
Four Communications and FTI Consulting -- were also bidding to acquire BPME.
The directors of BPME are currently working on a proposal with the administrators of Bell Pottinger Private Limited in the UK, which would see the separation of BPME formalised and the ownership of the business transferred to its management, it said.
As part of its future plans, BPME also announced that Amy Piek has been promoted to director with immediate effect.
Archie Berens, managing director of BPME, Middle East, commented: "This is an extremely exciting opportunity for us.
Between all three directors of BPME we have over 15 years' experience in the Middle East, proof of our belief in and commitment to the region.
Neurological and mental disorders acquired before the onset of BPME greatly increase the risk of the disease, as well as sequel delay, although the specific structures of the blood-cerebrospinal fluid and blood-brain barriers bear the risk of intracranial infection (low values of immunoglobulin and complement, etc.
It is unknown how predisposing factors affect disease outcome in patients with BPME.
The aims of this study were to identify the predisposing factors important for the development of BPME and the possible link between the presence of predisposing factors and demographic and etiologic characteristics with the disease outcome.
Included were medical records of patients with BPME in which the etiologic cause of the disease was isolated from their cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples, and who were treated at our Department and at the Institute for Infectious and Tropical Diseases in Belgrade, in the period from January 1,1995 until December 31,2000.
The most frequent cause of BPME was Streptococcus pneumoniae, which was isolated in 47 (55.
Analysis of the relations between the etiologic cause and presence of predisposing factors did not yield any significant difference, although Staphylococcus, Pneumococcus and gram-negative bacteria were more often the cause of BPME in patients with predisposing factors (Fig.