Benchmark International Successfully Facilitated the Transaction Between Fuse Rail Limited and John Sisk & Son Ltd

Posted on April 13, 2022 By

Benchmark International is pleased to announce the acquisition of Kent-based Fuse Rail by international construction and civil engineering group, John Sisk & Son (Sisk Rail).

Fuse Rail services electrification and plant requirements within the rail industry. Working on behalf of Network Rail, recent projects have included a new electric distribution cable at a supply cable in Lydden, installation of a new conductor rail on the Sevenoaks tunnel refurbishment, and new reactive DC cabling for the Eastbourne substation.

With a 160-year history, Sisk Rail is an international construction and civil engineering business undertaking structural remediation, buildings refurbishment, mechanical and electrical planned maintenance, litter clearance, earthworks, fencing, drainage clearance and repairs on behalf of Network Rail and other train operating companies. The company has offices throughout Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe, specifically the Benelux, DACH and Nordic regions.

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The acquired company will continue to operate under its current branding and management team.

Dave Saunders, Managing Director of Fuse Rail, said: “We are delighted to have joined the Sisk business and look forward to continuing to deliver for our clients. From day one we knew there was a good fit with the people we have met as part of this process. Being part of the Sisk Rail business will open opportunities for us in our business and thanks to all my team who have worked really hard to get us over the line.”

Commenting on the deal Nick Culshaw, Managing Director of Sisk Rail, said: “Well done to all involved in making this deal happen. We look forward to working closely with the team in Fuse to help them grow and seek out new opportunities. This is a very exciting time for Fuse and Sisk Rail. Fuse Rail is a very strong complementary fit with Sisk in terms of culture, focus on people and delivering excellence for customers.”


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Benchmark International’s global offices provide business owners in the middle market and lower middle market with creative, value-maximizing solutions for growing and exiting their businesses. To date, Benchmark International has handled engagements in excess of $8.25B across various industries worldwide. With decades of global M&A experience, Benchmark International’s deal teams, working from 14 offices across the world, have assisted hundreds of owners with achieving their personal objectives and ensuring the continued growth of their businesses.


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