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Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Aurora Health Physics Services Ltd and RSK Group Limited

Posted on October 18, 2023 By

Benchmark International is delighted to announce the acquisition of Didcot-based Aurora Health by RSK.

Aurora Health is a radiation detection and exposure prevention specialist providing consultancy, surveying, remediation, and decommissioning services across the nuclear, industrial, healthcare, environmental, military, oil and gas, and educational sectors. It has an established team of accredited radiation protection advisers, radioactive waste advisers, and non-ionising radiation specialists.

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RSK is a global leader in the delivery of sustainable solutions. As RSK continues to deliver its ambitious growth strategy, it now comprises more than 200 companies employing 12,000 people.

Managing Director of Aurora Health, Glenn Hardcastle, will continue to lead the business post-sale. He said: “I believe this is an exciting opportunity for Aurora and everyone in it to flourish, and I am looking forward to identifying new opportunities and making the most of them for everyone’s benefit.”

RSK Group Chief Executive Officer, Alan Ryder, said: “Aurora offers an impressive range of crucial services, from environmental land surveys and remediation to emergency response planning. RSK, with its diverse range of businesses, is looking forward to working with the Aurora team. Aurora is extremely active within the UK radiation protection industry and is recognised as a trusted consultancy with unrivalled expertise.

“RSK is particularly excited about the opportunity this presents to continue to expand the group’s range of services in this sector, empowered by a significant level of expertise and resource and the opportunity to share these essential industry skills through training.”

This deal represents the fifth RSK has conducted via Benchmark International. Previous acquisitions have included Absolute Solar and Wind; Smith & Kennedy Architects; Ecologia Environmental Solutions; and the group of Pellings companies.

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Benchmark International is a global M&A firm that provides business owners with creative, value-maximizing solutions for growing and exiting their businesses. Benchmark International has handled over $10 billion in transaction value across various industries from offices across the world. With decades of M&A experience, Benchmark International’s transaction teams have assisted business owners with achieving their objectives and ensuring the continued growth of their businesses. The firm has also been named the Investment Banking Firm of the Year by The M&A Advisor and the Global M&A Network as well as the #1 Sell-side Exclusive M&A Advisor in the World by Pitchbook’s Global League Tables.

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