Mitie has announced today that it has acquired DAEL Ventures UK, together with its subsidiaries DAEL Telecom, JB Towers and JISTICS, for £15 million in a move that will boost Mitie’s telecoms capability.
DAEL Ventures is the UK arm of DAEL Netherlands, a leading provider of acquisition, design and construction (ADC) services for telecoms infrastructure. With a UK team of around 130 DAEL Ventures provides efficient and affordable telecoms solutions for multiple customers, building, upgrading, optimising, and maintaining cell sites throughout the UK.
Alongside ADC services, the business also provides specialist managed services of temporary mobile infrastructure to support the special events market, as well as bespoke structural engineering and design services for telecoms assets. DAEL Ventures UK has an unrivalled reputation for design capability and innovative solutions, particularly for building sites in remote and complex locations such as the highland and island of Scotland and remote locations of England and Wales.
Mitie already provides maintenance and engineering services for 20,000 telecoms assets across the UK and Ireland. Using its cutting-edge technology, Mitie is implementing technology solutions and innovations to make processes more efficient as well as reducing environmental impact, such as optimising planned maintenance and reducing the number of engineer visits or ‘truck rolls’ to sites.
DAEL’s design and installation experience coupled with Mitie’s leading technology and scale will create a new force in telecoms. The partnership will provide an end-to-end service for the industry, from mast design right though to decommissioning. This is increasingly important as the UK gears up to establish a full 5G network over the next 3-5 years which requires upgrading the existing mast network.
Andy Train, Managing Director, DAEL Telecom, and James Brennan, Managing Director, JB Towers, will join Mitie’s Technical Services business to create a new Mitie Telecoms division.
Carlo Alloni, Managing Director, Technical Services and Integrated Facilities Management, Mitie, said:
“With the acquisition of DAEL Ventures UK we are broadening and deepening our telecoms offering which will benefit both our customers and the UK and Ireland’s wider mobile network as we support the rollout of 5G. Together, DAEL and Mitie can offer the best in design, technology innovation and service and I look forward to welcoming the DAEL team to Mitie.”
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DAEL Netherlands will continue under the same private ownership and is not part of the transaction.
Founded in 1987, Mitie’s job is to look after places where Britain works and is the leading facilities management company in the UK. We offer a range of services to Central Government and Defence customers; Communities (Healthcare, Education and Local Authorities); and Technical Services (Engineering Services, Energy, Water and Real Estate Services) and Business Services (Security, Cleaning and Office Services) to Private Sector clients in Financial Services, Manufacturing, Transport, Retail and Telecoms and increasingly to the public sector. Finally, our Specialist Services (Care & Custody, Landscapes and Waste Management) division serves both the public and private sectors in these niche businesses.
Mitie acquired Interserve’s FM business in December 2020 and now employs 75,000 people. We are the champion of the ‘Front-Line Heroes’ who have kept Britain working during the COVID-19 pandemic. We take care of our customers’ people and buildings, through the ‘Science of Service’, delivering essential services and deploying industry leading technology to create safe and effective workspaces.
The business continues to execute its technology-led strategy and in the past six months has received multiple awards.
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