Davies Arnold Cooper (DAC) has taken over Manchester-based construction boutique Moore & Co. Moores managing partner, Colin Moore and partner Phillip Fry join the new firm as equity partners. Moores, which has offices in Manchester and London, turned over £500,000 during the 2005-06 financial year. Clients include JCB, mechanical contracts company NG Bailey and Chester City Council. DAC also boosted its corporate group this month by poaching Winward Fearon’s head of corporate David Manifould. M&A specialist Manifould joins DAC as a salaried partner.