MITIE Group, the strategic outsourcing and energy services company, has acquired the leading energy and carbon management specialist Utilyx Holdings in a deal worth up to £16.2m. Utilyx provides a number of services relating to its clients' energy demands including strategic planning, procurement and risk management, all of which are designed to manage the business impact of energy consumption and rising energy costs. The acquisition of Utilyx will complement and enhance MITIE's existing CarbonCare energy services capabilities. The energy services market is significant for MITIE, with 35% of the Group's revenues derived in this area. MITIE is ranked as the second largest energy services company in the UK, providing a full range of integrated services that help its clients manage their energy use and carbon footprint. MITIE's energy services proposition supports all the key energy issues facing businesses and public sector organisations across the UK. These include business continuity through security of energy supply, value through cost reduction, reduction of carbon emissions and renewable energy.