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Amey buys WYG rail business

Amey has beefed up its rail consulting business with the acquisition of the national rail consultancy of WYG Engineering, for an undisclosed fee.

The former WYG Group subsidiary comes with 100 staff and a portfolio of existing contracts and professional services frameworks.

The deal means Amey’s rail consulting arm has grown from just 200 people in 2006 to almost 1,000 today.

Amey chief executive Mel Ewell said: “This strategic acquisition shows that Amey is committed to achieving sustained growth across the business with a real emphasis on the rail market.

“We are pleased to welcome these additional experts from WYG, who bring strong partnerships with major rail customers as well as expertise and knowledge of the rail market. We look forward to integrating their capability into the business and further developing our rail offering.”

WYG chief executive Paul Hamer said: “Amey has identified a synergy between its business aspirations and our rail profile and capabilities. Both Amey and WYG believe the opportunity to integrate our rail team into the wider Amey business is best for all parties including our respective clients.”