RSK Group acquires fifth in recent M&A spree


RSK Group has acquired yet another company – its fifth in little over a month. 

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by Rory ButlerFebruary 27, 2023

It recently acquired Cheshire-based tree and vegetation management firm Treefellers Ltd. 

Just prior to that, RSK acquired temporary site service company WysePower, market research agency BMG Research, marine geoscience consultancy Hydrofix, and mineral exploration and ground investigation contractor Irish Drilling Limited.    

RSK, a construction and engineering company based in Helsby, now comprises more than 175 companies, employing around 11,000 people.   

Its annual turnover at the end of FY22 was £796 million 

RSK Group CEO, Alan Ryder, said the buy will strengthen RSK’s capability in the rail sector. 

Treefellers’ clients: 

  • Network Rail 
  • J Murphy & Sons 
  • McAuliffe 
  • LM (Laing O’Rourke and J Murphy & Sons’ joint venture) 
  • Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) East 
  • Story Contracting  
  • Taylor Wimpey 

Recent projects by Treefellers include HS2, TRU East and the Transpennine upgrade. 

Treefellers managing director, Matthew Pooley, will continue to lead the business, RSK said. 

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