M Group Services’ Acquisition of Babcock Networks Limited

In UK Ashurst, advised on the matter.

Ashurst advised Babcock with a team including Karen Davies (Corporate M&A), Aaron Shute (Picture – Corporate M&A), Neil Cuninghame (Energy & Infrastructures), Nick Hilder (Energy & Infrastructures), Tim Gummer (Tax M&A and Deal Advisory).

Babcock International Group PLC sold its UK Power business, Babcock Networks Limited to PAI Partners-backed M Group Services for gross cash consideration of £50 million.

Babcock Networks is a leading provider of engineering services in the UK overhead line electric transmission and distribution industry. It is trusted to deliver high quality outputs to clients including National Grid, Scottish Power Energy Networks and Western Power Distribution. Following the sale, the business will now form part of Morrison Energy Services, a division of M Group Services.

The Ashurst team was led by Aaron Shute (Picture) and Karen Davies, assisted by corporate senior associates Dallan Pitman, Richard Holmes and Shingo Ito and associate Kiara De Silva. Partner Nick Hilder and associate Abigail White advised on utilities, counsel David Razzell advised on real estate, and partner Tim Gummer and associate Shayaan Zaraq Bari advised on tax. Partner Neil Cuninghame and senior associate Danica Barley advised in relation to regulatory matters, and counsel John Gordon and senior associate Rebecca Servian also advised in relation to pension and incentive matters.  

Involved fees earner: Shayaan Zaraq Bari – Ashurst; Danica Barley – Ashurst; Neil Cuninghame – Ashurst; Karen Davies – Ashurst; Kiara De Silva – Ashurst; John Gordon – Ashurst; Tim Gummer – Ashurst; Nick Hilder – Ashurst; Richard Holmes – Ashurst; Shingo Ito – Ashurst; Dallan Pitman – Ashurst; David Razzell – Ashurst; Rebecca Servian – Ashurst; Aaron Shute – Ashurst; Abigail White – Ashurst;

Law Firms: Ashurst;

Clients: Babcock;

Author: Giulia Di Palma