RTD Create European market leader


RTD is the European market leader in non-destructive inspection and testing services for the oil & gas and petrochemical industries. RTD has 48 offices and operates in 11 countries. The company specializes in on-site testing of critical installations without damaging the metal by using special techniques such as ultrasound.


Created European market leader

Created European market leader

3 add-on acquisitions

3 add-on acquisitions

200 new employees

200 new employees


  • Management buy-out of a non-core component of Lloyd's Register
  • Dutch market leader in the field of non-destructive testing and inspection services in the oil & gas and petrochemical industry
  • Strong reputation for quality and reliability in serving its blue chip customers, with a large share of recurring revenue
  • Consolidate in a highly-fragmented market and create dominant player with high strategic value
  • Buy-and-build: 3 add-on acquisitions realised in Germany, France and Australia
  • Service concept rolled-out internationally
  • Sold to a Spanish strategic buyer that has continued growth strategy

"AAC encouraged and financially supported us to implement a buy-and-build strategy. This strategy has been the direct reason of RTD's significant growth. "

Ad Verkuyten, CEO RTD

Investment date

2002 - 2006

Deal Type





€ 130 million