On 20thJuly 2020 Brian Morrisroe, owner and CEO of The Morrisroe Group acquired a majority shareholding in CANTILLON, the highly regarded demolition company, to broaden the portfolio of Companies within The Morrisroe Group.

This is a strategic move by Brian Morrisroe that demonstrates confidence in the Construction Industry and further strengthens the position of the Morrisroe Group as a market leader.

This acquisition strengthens the range of specialist services that the Morrisroe Group offers to the sector, and opens up new and exciting opportunities for each of the specialists within the Morrisroe Group.

Greater integration, coordination and collaboration between the specialists within the Morrisroe Group will create value for customers.  The combined expertise of each company will result in greater efficiencies and will improve our productivity.

The Morrisroe Group now has the capability to provide a full demolition and basement box solution in house and this supports the long-term strategy of the Morrisroe Group to remain the Contractor of Choice within the Construction sector.

On the acquisition Brian Morrisroe, CEO Morrisroe Group said:

“I am delighted that The Morrisroe Group has acquired a majority shareholding in CANTILLON, a highly respected market leader in demolition.  This broadens the scope of services the we can provide in-house and builds on our reputation for delivering complex and challenging demolition and sub structure works in City Centres. 

The acquisition is a significant addition for us and good news for the market.  I believe our clients will benefit from the greater integration of contractor specialisms from the early project planning stages through to execution in the field.  

The Morrisroe Group is now positioned as one of the leading specialists in the Sector and I am looking forward to welcoming the Cantillon team and its clients to our Group.”

Mike Cantillon said:

“Today is a landmark moment for the business my parents founded 50 years ago.  Joining the Morrisroe Group will strengthen our capability and will open up new and exciting opportunities.  I am confident that under the Morrisroe Group the legacy of the Cantillon brand will continue well into the future.”

Paul Cluskey, Managing Director Cantillon said:

This deal is great news for Cantillon, our team and our clients. I am delighted and proud to continue to lead Cantillon as MD, now as part of The Morrisroe Group, in what will be an exciting new chapter for the business. I believe that the combined service that Cantillon, GSS piling and AJ Morrisroe can offer, with our commitment and professionalism, will be a welcome addition to the market for many”


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