With offices in London, Paris and Dubai, this firm advises on issues that arise during complex construction projects, often analysing claims for compensation made as a result of delays. David Barry, 55, started Blackrock in 2009, since diversifying its offering to include providing expert witness, consultancy and tribunal services. The private equity firm Dunedin took a minority stake in 2015, which it sold to Blackrock’s management team and Intermediate Capital Group two years later in a £161.5m deal. This prompted a rebrand to Blackrock Expert Services in 2017, with sales climbing to £29.7m that same year. In August it acquired the digital forensics firm IT Group UK.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank95
CompanyBlackrock Expert Services
ActivityDispute resolution consultancy
LocationCentral London
Annual sales rise over 3 years46.57%
Latest sales £000s*29,708
Staff84
Founded2009
Websitewww.blackrockexpertservices.com

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