Kier acquires utilities specialist

13 July 2017 Contractor Kier has completed the acquisition of an infrastructure and utilities specialist firm.

Kier has acquired Elstree-based McNicholas, an engineering services provider that focuses mainly on the telecommunications, gas, power, water, renewable energy and rail. The firm has 1,880 employees across the UK.

“The acquisition of McNicholas builds on Kier’s strategy to accelerate growth and hold leading positions in its chosen markets,” said Kier chief executive, Haydn Mursell. “It is a highly complementary addition to our utility services business and enhances our presence in the power, rail and telecoms markets, with its long-standing client relationships.”

McNicholas chief executive Barry McNicholas will stay with the firm as it transitions into Kier. “We are excited by the opportunities that joining a larger group gives our teams to expand and grow,” he said.


This page was last updated on:
23 January 2018.


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