Deans Civil Engineering and Tarpave acquired


RSK Group has acquired groundworks and civil engineering specialist Deans Civil Engineering. 

Credit: Deans Civil Engineering.

Formed in 2010, the business mainly operates across central Scotland in healthcare, education, renewables, commercial and private development sectors, as well as social and affordable housing. 

Deans has a workforce of 180 staff across Scotland, and an annual turnover of £36 million 

With its own landfill facility just outside Glasgow, Deans can also create secondary aggregates for use on local construction projects.   

Deans’ clients include McLaughlin & Harvey, Bowmer + Kirkland, Graham, Morgan Sindall, Kier, Tilbury Douglas, Cruden and Morrison.  

Managing director, Steven Deans, will continue to lead the business. 

Paving contractor Tarpave, a subsidiary of Deans, is also included in the transaction. 

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The deal follows the recent acquisition of civil engineering and bulk earthworks contractor, RJT Excavations, and after that water, construction and engineering specialist, ABM, in Catalonia. 

Since January, RSK is understood to have executed in the region of 28 mergers and acquisitions (M&A) with companies from a range of different sectors.  

RSK CEO Alan Ryder
RSK CEO, Alan Ryder. Credit: RSK.

“We are pleased to see Deans Civil Engineering becoming the newest member of the RSK Group, bringing with it niche and specialist skills that will complement those of our Group,” said RSK Group CEO, Alan Ryder. 

Adding: “I hope RSK can provide the team at Deans with the opportunity for further growth in their business as they continue to deliver an industry-leading service to clients across Scotland.”  

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 £1.2 billion.   

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