Environmental and engineering services specialist RSK Group has expanded with the acquisition of a multidisciplinary site remediation company. RSK was advised by Tony Meakin of Pandea member firm Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance and Nicola Merritt of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services.

With headquarters in Sittingbourne and further offices in Stafford, Devon and Bologna, Ecologia Environmental Solutions employs a workforce of 45.

Founded in 2000, it provides services across contaminated land consultancy, site investigation and remediation, and specialised support for environmental claims.

The business has previously supported Cheshire-based RSK on a range of projects, most recently in Africa and the Dominican Republic.

RSK chief executive and founder Alan Ryder said: “It is a fantastic company that will complement RSK’s existing businesses, such as RemedX. Ecologia’s spill response work and experience in the insurance market will also complement RSK Response and RSK Raw.

“I am delighted to welcome Ecologia to the group and look forward to exploring new opportunities for us all.”

Ecologia will join RSK’s contracting division under the direction of divisional director Claire Knighton.

Managing director Giacomo Maini added: “Ecologia has an established and growing reputation in the contaminated land industry. We are looking forward to taking the next step with the support of RSK’s vast internal network and central resources.”

Ecologia is the latest acquisition under RSK’s funding package from Ares Capital Europe and a revolving credit facility provided by NatWest, announced in December 2018.

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