Inflexion’s British Engineering Services makes first acquisition

Inflexion is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, British Engineering Services, an engineering testing, inspection and certification business has acquired leading material testing consultancy, Nortest Limited.

The deal will strengthen British Engineering Services’ ability to provide their customers with premium quality engineering testing, inspection and certification services throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland by adding a comprehensive range of non-destructive testing, positive material examinations and welding certification services .

Stewart Kay, Group CEO at British Engineering Services, commented: “I’m extremely proud to announce today our first acquisition as British Engineering Services. We are a relatively new business, but we have a long and illustrious history in our industry. With the inclusion of Nortest into our Group we add additional expertise in the non-destructive testing market offering our customers increased services. Nortest has built an enviable reputation since they started trading in 1980 and this acquisition represents an excellent addition to the British Engineering Services Group.”

Flor Kassai, Partner at Inflexion, commented: “We’re delighted to announce this first acquisition for British Engineering Services completed within our first year of ownership. Nortest brings a wealth of expertise and inspection knowledge covering all industry sectors and it is an excellent complement to the Group.”

British Engineering Services, based in Manchester, employs over 450 highly trained and qualified Engineer Surveyors and Certification Engineers. Their customers benefit from state-of-the-art technology and excellent online reporting systems that can deliver information quickly and efficiently. Their commitment to training the next generation of Engineer Surveyors and Certification Engineers is setting the standard for others to follow.

Inflexion and British Engineering Services were advised by Pinsent Masons and Deloitte.

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