Byrne Looby Partners acquires PH McCarthy Consulting Engineers

Jul 25, 2013

Byrne Looby Partners has formally completed the acquisition of PH McCarthy Consulting Engineers, one of Ireland's leading water and infrastructure engineering specialists.

This strategic acquisition extends Byrne Looby Partners’ footprint, and further enhances its capabilities and expertise.   

PH McCarthy Consulting Engineers, established in 1899, is a respected engineering practice, responsible for the delivery of a highly effective and diverse range of projects in the water, transport and health areas. It has pioneered highly specialised water and wastewater development programmes in towns and counties across the country.

The acquisition remains consistent with Byrne Looby Partners’ strategic growth policy to target expansions which add new geographies, customers, talent and engineering capabilities to its national and international offering. It further underlines the company's commitment to the Irish market, with a particular emphasis on and expanding its strategic water capabilities.  

The acquisition positions Byrne Looby Partners-PH McCarthy Consulting Engineers as a leading player in the growing area of water infrastructure engineering services.

The new combined entity, comprising 150 engineers, oversees more than 50 local authority water services projects, with an estimated value of more than €400 million. 

Commenting on the acquisition, Michael Looby, Joint Managing Director, Byrne Looby Partners said:

‘We are pleased to have successfully concluded this acquisition. PH McCarthy brings over 100 years of engineering expertise to our offering, and a reputation for highly specialist, highly regarded project delivery. 

‘The fusion of our two brands has created a talented team of engineering professionals, uniquely positioned to delivery complex water and other infrastructure projects.     

Sam Murdock, Director of Water Services for Byrne Looby Partners and former Director of Water Service at WYG/P.H. McCarthy, commented that;

‘We have seen an immediate impact in our offering domestically and internationally. Our strengthened capabilities, together with our traditional client focussed offering, means we are well positioned for growth. We have been successfully delivering on the local authority projects listed, which is a priority for us.’

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