RSK Group averages 2.5 acquisitions a month in 2023


RSK Group has added to its ever-expanding portfolio of companies with the acquisition of civil engineering and bulk earthworks contractor RJT Excavations. 

RSK Group
CEO Alan Ryder. Credit: RSK Group.

Since January, Cheshire-based RSK is understood to have executed in the region of 25 mergers and acquisitions (M&A) with companies from a range of different sectors – oftentimes overseeing several in quick succession in a matter of weeks. 

RSK Group CEO, Alan Ryder, said: “The acquisition of RJT will prove extremely valuable to the Group, enhancing our engineering and infrastructure services across the UK. RJT’s team of specialists boasts an impressive skillset, applying its civil engineering, ground modelling, project management and bulk earthworks services to a diverse range of sectors, from roads and water installations to golf courses and landfill sites.”   

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. 

Click here to read more about RSK’s recent growth activity     

RJT provides national coverage from its main yard at Jedburgh and regional offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Leeds.   

It has been a key player in the sector for more than 30 years and its clients include Balfour, Graham, McLaughlin & Harvey, McAlpine, BAM, Breedon, Tarmac, Galliford Try, John Dewar & Sons, Muir, Caddick, and more.  

RJT managing director, Garry Young, will continue to lead the business. 

“RSK Group brings some excellent synergies across the companies in its portfolio,” said Young. “This will provide opportunities to work together with similar companies within the Group that have knowledge and experience in areas of construction that we do not currently have in-house.” 

Adding: “I believe that the RSK Group’s similar values and ethics bodes well for the future and that this acquisition is an excellent outcome for all RJT employees.”   

Enjoyed this? Try New measures to crack down on late payments 

Get industry news in 5 minutes!

A daily email that makes industry news enjoyable. It’s completely free.