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Skanska sells infrastructure services arm

4 December 2020

Skanska UK has sold its infrastructure services arm, which undertakes highways maintenance, street lighting, rail and highways projects, to M Group Services.

M Group Services has formed a new company, Milestone Infrastructure, to receive the £320m-turnover business. The majority of Skanska’s infrastructure services employees will TUPE into the new company. Those delivering rail contracts will TUPE into Dyer & Butler.

Milestone Infrastructure will operate as a standalone highways maintenance, street lighting and highways projects business under the continued leadership of managing director Adrian Cooke and his senior leadership team. It joins Dyer & Butler, KH Engineering Services and Antagrade Electrical as a part of the M Group Services Transport Division.

M Group Services chief executive Jim Arnold said: “Strategic acquisitions are a core part of our strategy as we continue to enhance the scope of capability across our sector focused divisions. Skanska’s infrastructure services business has earned a strong reputation within the transport sector due to its consistent, quality delivery and innovative solutions which has led to strong and longstanding relationships being established with many local authority clients including Hampshire County Council, Oxfordshire County Council, Devon County Council and Cambridgeshire County Council in addition to the likes of Transport for London. We very much look forward to welcoming them to the Group in 2021.”

On completion, the acquisition of Skanska’s infrastructure services business will take the total number of acquisitions made by M Group Services to 12 since December 2016.