BUKO Traffic & Safety, a provider of outsourced traffic and safety management services in the Netherlands and an Equistone Partners Europe portfolio company, has bought a majority stake in Road Traffic Solutions Ltd., a U.K.-based temporary traffic and event management services company.

Headquartered in Scunthorpe, with six further depots throughout the U.K., including a presence around London, RTS is focused on temporary traffic and event management services. Through its traffic management division, RTS offers services for planned and emergency road works. The acquisition marks BUKO’s first step outside the Netherlands and represents a targeted expansion into a new high-growth market.

“In recent years, RTS has developed into a leading provider of traffic and event management solutions in the UK and, together with BUKO, we see many opportunities to continue this growth path”, explains Richard Green, managing director at RTS.