BGIS, a leading real estate and FM services provider, has acquired a major portfolio of Carillion FM contracts covering education, hospitals, justice, transport and emergency services.
The agreement is set to be finalised within the next few weeks, with BGIS expected to take on many former Carillion staff. In the education sector, Carillion managed caretaking and cleaning services for hundreds of schools, as well as delivering some 32,000 school meals a day.
“We are excited to welcome the more than 2500 Carillion employees that will join the BGIS team upon closing,” said Gord Hicks, BGIS chief executive officer.
“This deal provides continuity of services for a large number of customers providing critical infrastructure within the UK market. Our team is looking forward to engaging both customers and employees in the days ahead to effect the transaction and ensure a smooth transition.”
The company’s chief financial officer Mark Marquis added: “BGIS has a long-established track record of serving federal and regional government as well as large corporate clients and onboarding complex, multi-site contracts around the world.
“With this transaction, we look forward to building a large presence in the UK facilities management market and providing customers with the same industry leading service and capabilities that we do throughout the globe.”