WS Atkins Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Business Services Company

WS Atkins has acquired 15 companies of its own, including 1 in the last 5 years. It has also divested 8 assets.

WS Atkins’ largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired EnergySolutions - Projects Products & Technology Business for $318M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2013, when it sold WS Atkins UK Highways Services Business to Skanska UK for $28M. WS Atkins has acquired in 4 different US states, and 5 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include business services (54%) and engineering (20%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity23
    • M&A Buy Activity15
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 5
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 8

WS Atkins plc

Woodcote Grove Ashley Road,
Epsom,, KT18 5BW
United Kingdom,
+44 20 7121 2000
www.wsatkins.com

WS Atkins plc is engaged in design, engineering, and project management consultancies, employing some 18,300 people across the UK, North America, Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Europe.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 15 - - - - - 15
vol $786M $786M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 8 - - - - - 8
vol $44M $44M
  23

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
EnergySolutions - Projects, Products & Technology Business 2015-11-17 318M USD Divestiture
, United States
Houston Offshore Engineering, LLC 2014-10-01 73M USD Add-on Acquisition
Houston, Texas · www.houston-offshore.com
Nuclear Safety Associates, Inc. 2014-09-08 15M USD Add-on Acquisition
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.nuclearassociates.com
WS Atkins Polish Business 2014-08-18 4M GBP Divestiture
, Poland
Confluence Project Management Pte Ltd. 2013-10-04 13M GBP Add-on Acquisition
Singapore, Singapore · www.confluencepm.com
Peter R. Brown Construction, Inc. 2013-08-16 4M GBP Divestiture
Tampa, Florida
WS Atkins UK Highways Services Business 2013-02-28 28M GBP Divestiture
, United Kingdom
WS Atkins UK Asset Management Business 2011-10-05 8M GBP Divestiture
, United Kingdom
Pöyry's Oil & Gas Business 2011-06-06 19M EUR Divestiture
, United States
Technical Services Scotland Ltd. 2011-03-14 - Add-on Acquisition
, United Kingdom
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Business Services 8 (53%) 357M (45%) 3 (38%) 39M (90%)
Engineering 3 (20%) 337M (43%) - -
Energy Services and Equipment 2 (13%) 92M (12%) - -
Staffing 1 (7%) - 1 (13%) 4M (10%)
Infrastructure - - 2 (25%) -
Aerospace 1 (7%) - - -
Construction - - 1 (13%) -
Healthcare Services - - 1 (13%) -
Total 15 $786M 8 $44M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United Kingdom 7 64M 6 35M
United States 5 705M 1 4M
  Florida 1 280M 1 4M
  Texas 1 73M - -
  North Carolina 1 15M - -
Denmark 1 4M - -
Netherlands 1 - - -
Poland - - 1 4M
Singapore 1 13M - -
Domestic 7 (47%) 64M (8%) 6 (75%) 35M (81%)
Cross-border 8 (53%) 723M (92%) 2 (25%) 8M (19%)
Total 15 $786M 8 $44M

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 2 $598M
< $100M 10 $188M
TOTAL $786M
Largest EnergySolutions - Projects, Products & Technology Business
$318M (2015-11-17)
sell # Total
< $100M 4 $44M
TOTAL $44M
Largest WS Atkins UK Highways Services Business
$28M (2013-02-28)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
Strategic(s)
100%
2 100%
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
8 100%

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