RSK Group has snapped up around 23 businesses since the start of the year – the latest being engineering and rail infrastructure company, Global Infrastructure Group (GIG).
The business has offices in the UK and Ireland and a workforce of more than 350 engineers, professional managers and multi-skilled operatives.
Its services also include telecommunications, utilities and energy, and its clients include Network Rail, TfL, Balfour, Alstom, Atkins, BAM, Murphy, Barhale, Siemens, Iarnród Éireann, ESB and Tetra Ireland.
GIG has an annual turnover of £50 million.
RSK CEO, Alan Ryder, said: “The addition of the Global Infrastructure Group enhances RSK’s presence in this sector and we welcome their impressive skills and experience to the Group. Global Infrastructure Group encompasses design, construction and installation services across a wide range of critical rail and transport infrastructure with the latter including utilities, energy and roads within its impressive skillset.”
GIG managing directors Marco Lombardelli and Stephen O’Brien will continue to lead the business, alongside co-owner, Ivan Holloway.
Completion of the Irish element of the acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals in Ireland.
The acquisition advisers were Cortus Deal Advisory and UHY Hacker Young.
RSK now comprises more than 200 companies, employing 12,000 people.
The Group’s annual turnover at the end of FY2023 is expected to be more than £1.2 billion.
Ryder added: “I am certain all our companies look forward to working with our new colleagues on projects which truly demonstrates the wide range of skills that RSK businesses can bring to client projects in this sector.”
Ryder previously said of his company’s growth he wants to run the largest provider of “sustainable solutions” in the world, relying on the “cross-fertilisation of ideas and expertise”.
He added he views the myriad businesses within his company as lily pads on a pond, each an “individual pocket of expertise” whose real benefit reaches its full potential when “one lily pad abuts another”, thus creating an intersection of ideas and a unique offering for his customers.
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