Acquisitive RSK Group adds to portfolio with latest deal

Bill Mayne

Facilities management company, MSS Group, based in Cardiff, has been acquired by Helsby environmental, engineering and technical services business RSK Group, for an undisclosed sum.

The latest business to join RSK’s growing portfolio, MSS Group’s 600-strong workforce operates primarily in highly regulated and frequently hazardous environments and provides industrial and commercial cleaning, waste management, asbestos removal, water treatment, and security services.

Currently serving predominantly large multinational businesses, tier one contractors and public sector bodies, the acquisition is set to expand MSS’s market, both nationally and on a global scale, following a record breaking year when revenue and pre-tax profits soared.

Bill Mayne, who continues in his role as CEO of MSS in this new phase of growth, said: “I believe that the opportunities created through the acquisition will enable MSS to grow even more strongly, to the benefit of its staff, clients and suppliers.

“Both companies share many similar values and beliefs which will ensure the culture of MSS can continue as before.”

Alan Ryder, RSK chief executive, said: “MSS Group is another great addition to the RSK family and I am excited to begin looking at how we can all work together to bring the best offering to our clients.

“Through MSS joining us, RSK will be able to enter the facilities services sector and increase its compliance services in relation to water treatment. Our current asbestos offering is also now greatly enhanced.”