OCS has invested in international FM consultancy Agents4RM with the aim of establishing a global professional services business for the facilities management and built environment sector.
The business, which will continue to be led by Agents4RM's managing director, Lionel Prodgers, will provide a broad range of professional services aimed at the emerging markets in the Middle East, Asia and south-east Asia in addition to mature FM markets such as the UK, Europe and the Americas. Key target sectors for the venture include commercial and residential, shopping centres, healthcare, and education.
The investment will enable Agents4RM to take its consultancy proposition to OCS customers around the world, in addition to attracting new business directly. The OCS investment will also provide Agents4RM, an award-winning and market-leading organisation, with the means to acquire high-quality consultancy businesses in different geographies to bring together the expected resources required, some of which are already in the pipeline.
“I am delighted that OCS has decided to invest in Agents4RM International to create a global professional services business for the international FM market,” said Lionel Prodgers, managing director, Agents4RM International. “The investment will enable the international development of Agents4RM, allowing the business to deliver services to new markets and geographies. Our joint aim is to create a full range of professional services and promulgate best practice, responsible management and cutting edge systems and processes, maintaining our reputation as a leading international FM consultancy.”
Chris Cracknell, CEO of OCS Group, said: “OCS has worked with Agents4RM for several years but this investment signals a more formal partnership approach whereby Agents4RM will deliver consultancy advice for OCS customers across the globe. By investing in an already well-respected enterprise, a platform for future expansion through organic growth and relevant acquisitions will be created.”