BTS Group

The Business

BTS Group is the UK’s award winning leading independent provider of vegetation control services within an Ofgem regulated market with high barriers to entry.

TBF Traffic is a traffic management specialist for low and high speed control, and TBF Scaffolding provide scaffolding for small and large scale projects across East Anglia.

History dating back to the 1980s operating from strategically located sites across England and Scotland.

The Deal

Sale of 100% of the shares in BTS Group and TBF to RSK Group, a leading provider of engineering and environmental
consultancy and technical support services.

RSK are a £100m+ turnover group, becoming one of Europe’s leading multidisciplinary environmental consultancies,
consisting of over 50 subsidiaries.

Significant cash consideration payable on day one, with continued commitment from the purchaser to the current operation and employment staff.

Value Add

Identified a wide range of strategic buyers and presented the Group in a professional information memorandum, highlighting the numerous tangible growth opportunities.

Acted as lead advisers through every stage, chairing management presentation meetings with interested parties and project managing the process through diligence.

Negotiated and secured a deal that met the shareholders’ expectations, with upside structures for management to benefit from future growth.

Location

Suffolk

Sector

Services

Deal

Trade Disposal

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We had never had any dealings with JDC prior to meeting with Dave and Adam, but from the outset I found them to be honest and straightforward and everything they said they would do at our first meeting they delivered. JDC identified a buyer who we would never had thought to approach ourselves and worked hard to negotiate a deal which was in line with our aspirations. Dave and Adam were involved at every stage and present at every meeting and their hands-on, personal approach throughout the process was a big reason why the deal happened within a sensible time frame.”

Hal McCallum Managing Director of BTS Group