Leading commercial law firm Acuity Law was selected to act for the shareholders of 600-strong facilities management firm MSS Group, which was recently acquired by RSK.
The top law firm, which has offices in Cardiff, Swansea, London and most recently Bristol, regularly advises on large-scale acquisitions and this latest development will expand MSS’ UK market, as well as its global profile.
Cardiff-based environmental, engineering and technical services group RSK operates primarily in highly regulated and frequently hazardous environments and provides industrial and commercial cleaning, waste management, asbestos removal, water treatment, security services and more.
Established in 1999, the Acuity team has grown to more than 100 exceptional and instinctively commercial lawyers working throughout the UK, including 25 consultants shaping the business’ growing consultant community, with ambitions to increase growth by a further 50% in 2022.
Paul Lowe, Partner at Acuity Law, said: “Our Corporate Team was delighted to be able to assist in what promises to be a fitting pairing, and we look forward to hearing more of RSK’s continued success. We have years of experience within this field and can tailor our knowledge to each acquisition.”
Bill Mayne, who continues in his role as chief executive of MSS in this new phase of growth, said: “We are delighted that MSS has joined the RSK group of companies. 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.”
The RSK group’s range of expertise and services enhances the service offering available to MSS clients.
The MSS deal is the latest in a series of acquisitions made by RSK, which is headquartered in Cheshire.
Alan Ryder, chief executive at RSK, 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.”