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May 2, 2023

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The Video Surveillance Report 2022

Mitie strengthens security offering after acquiring R H Irving Industrials

Mitie Group has acquired security services specialist R H Irving, enabling it to build on its position as a “leading security intelligence and technology provider”.

Mitie Group plc made the acquisition of R H Irving Industrials Ltd, a specialist in security services, for a total consideration of £19.1 million.

Mitie-GlobalSecurityOperationsCentre-23R H Irving Industrials has approximately 25 years of experience delivering a broad range of complex and sophisticated security services.

Its specialisms include the design, installation, and maintenance of electronic security systems, perimeter security fencing, gate automation, hostile vehicle mitigation, cyber protection, civil engineering, and earthing services.

The company is said to have a strong reputation in highly regulated sectors, such as critical national infrastructure and utilities, and it has also been expanding its earthing capabilities into high growth areas where Mitie has also been expanding, such as 5G and electrical vehicle charging infrastructure.

Mitie says the acquisition will strengthen its existing fire and security systems capabilities in Business Services, while the company’s earthing services also complement its Projects and Technical Services businesses.

The acquisition will be funded from Mitie’s existing facilities. For the year ended 28 February 2023, R H Irving Industrials reported revenue of £17.4 million.

Jason Towse, Managing Director, Mitie Business Services, said: “R H Irving Industrials is our second security-related acquisition in recent months, reflecting the Group’s strategy to invest in high growth, high margin companies in the key sectors of security technology, decarbonisation, and telecoms.

“The business both complements and enhances Mitie’s existing capabilities and customer base. We are delighted to welcome the R H Irving Industrials team to Mitie.”


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