WS Atkins - M&A Summary, Ownership, and Business Overview

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WS Atkins M&A Summary

WS Atkins has acquired 15 companies of its own. 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%).

WS Atkins Ownership

Who owns WS Atkins?

WS Atkins is owned by SNC-Lavalin Group. It was acquired on April 20, 2017.

WS Atkins Business Overview

Where is WS Atkins headquartered?

WS Atkins is headquartered in Epsom,, United Kingdom.

How many employees does WS Atkins have?

WS Atkins has 17,898 employees.

What sector is WS Atkins in?

WS Atkins is a business services company.

When was WS Atkins founded?

WS Atkins was founded in 1938.

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 7

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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 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)
13%
2 (13%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
8 (100%)

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