Egis acquires Irish civil engineer JB Barry

France’s Egis Group has bought JB Barry & Partners, a Dublin-based civil engineer, for an undisclosed sum.

JB Barry’s 180 employees work across four Irish offices in 25 sectors, including water services, transportation and energy.

The deal will create, in Egis’ words, one of the largest “multidisciplinary consultancy, engineering and operations firms in Ireland”.

Egis says B Barry’s current leadership team and staff are expected to stay in post.

The two organisations are partnered on several rail projects, including the planning and detailed design of the Luas Finglas extension in north Dublin and the Galway–Athenry Capacity Feasibility Study.

Laurent Germain, Egis Group’s chief executive, said: “This significant investment in Ireland will support our continued growth and enable us to deliver world-leading civil engineering projects at a greater scale for our clients.”

Liam Prendiville, JB Barry’s managing director, said: “Joining Egis is a natural next step in our organisation’s development and will give us the capacity to respond to larger domestic and international tenders and offer our existing clients new added value services, particularly in digital transformation, asset management, smart cities and sustainability.”

The acquisition is still subject to terms and conditions.

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