Centurion Group has acquired UAE-based Specialist Services Group with hopes of major growth in the Middle East and beyond.
Aberdeen-headquartered Centurion, which supplies rental equipment and energy services, said the move would expand its revenue base by around 20%, which stood at $458million (£328m) at the end of 2019.
Specialist Services Group provides modular buildings and production equipment, with operations out of the Middle East, South-East Asia and Europe.
This deal marks the ninth acquisition since 2018 for the rapidly-growing Centurion, however the value has not been disclosed.
Specialist Services Group reported revenues of more than $60million (£42.9m) in 2020.
The company has a small subsidiary, Labtech Services, in Aberdeen, which last month moved to larger premises in Dyce.
Centurion said Specialist Services’ geographic diversity will act as a “strong growth platform” for new markets including infrastructure, power, support services, traditional and new energies and environmental services.
The group said it the deal is a particularly strong fit for its existing accommodation and modular solutions operation, enabling a larger and more diverse offering of products.
Fernando Assing, chief executive of Centurion, said: “With Specialist Services we are significantly expanding our business, and creating a more resilient, scalable platform as we seek to be a partner of choice available for global customers across critical industries in the fulfilment of their sustainable growth plans.
“As we continue to grow the business, I am increasingly optimistic about the future. We have a strong pipeline of opportunities and we look forward to building momentum.”
Centurion Group was established in 2017 after private equity company SCF acquired and brought together four businesses; Centurion in Aberdeen, Oil Patch in the US, Site Energy Services and WTS Rentals in Canada.
The firm has since acquired several businesses globally, including Osprey3 of Kintore and Texas-based valve technology business G5S Energy Services.
At the end of last year, Safety & Technical Hydraulics, which is part of Centurion, bought Bridge of Don-based Pressure Test Solutions out of administration for an undisclosed sum, saving eight jobs.