03 June 2016

James Fisher completes acquisition of innovative visual information businesses.

Announcing acquisition of  R2S Visual Asset Management (VAM), R2S Forensic and Max and Co.

James Fisher and Sons plc (James Fisher) today announces the acquisition of three renowned visual information design and communication brands, R2S Visual Asset Management (VAM), R2S Forensic as well as digital product provider Max and Co.

This acquisition will enhance James Fisher’s expertise and abilities in asset integrity and management services in a wide range of markets worldwide. The pioneering use of technology, that delivers dynamic, visual asset management solutions across a broad spectrum of applications and industries, will further consolidate and strengthen James Fisher’s existing capabilities and provide further added value to clients.

R2S VAM is a powerful asset integrity and management solution that has revolutionised collaboration and the creation of efficiencies throughout the oil and gas supply chain. Currently used by 18 international energy operating companies (including BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Total and Conoco Phillips), R2S VAM, is increasingly finding application in other industry sectors to record and manage complex assets.

R2S Forensic provides incident investigation and planning products and services for complex security situations. Used by police forces across the UK, Europe, US and Canada, R2S Forensic has provided critical support to high profile cases as the Hillsborough Investigation and for the security planning of the 2013 G8 summit.
Max and Co delivers cutting edge digital visualisation and communication solutions to a wide range of leading industry clients such as GE, Fugro, DNV and Peak.

Nick Henry, CEO of James Fisher and Sons plc, commented:

“We see great potential in the combined provision of our specialist services and the dynamic visual information and creative capabilities of these brands. We are aware of the value R2S has delivered to its clients, in oil and gas sector and police and security markets, and intend to build on our combined strengths to benefit from the significant opportunities this acquisition will present.”

Bob Donnelly of Return to Scene Ltd, added:

“We are delighted to be part of the James Fisher family. This is an exciting time for our team. The uninterrupted provision of services to our clients is of key importance and as part of James Fisher, we’ll continue to innovate and deliver efficiencies for our clients.”