AURELIUS has successfully closed its acquisition of SSE Contracting Limited (SSEC) from SSE Plc in a complex carve-out of the multi-disciplinary Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) contracting business for an enterprise value of GBP27.5 million.
As a standalone business SSEC is one of the biggest M&E contractors in the UK and Ireland providing mechanical, electrical, rail, street lighting and high voltage engineering services to install and maintain key infrastructure. The transaction has been structured to be the second under the newly implemented co-investment program of AURELIUS.
Operating from its nationwide network, SSEC has around 1,900 employees and high voltage (HV) engineers that provide essential energy infrastructure for a range of public and private sector clients, including hospitals and schools. It is the largest street light contractor in the UK, and maintains over one million streetlights in the UK and Ireland. SSEC’s Rail division works with vital transport services such as Transport for London and Network Rail to deliver mechanical, electrical and civils activity.