German investment firm RSBG has acquired leading UK-based interdisciplinary property consultancy McBains Cooper.  

The takeover sees RSBG become a long-term investor that will support the growth and development of McBains Cooper, allowing it to increase the strength and depth of its service range, resources, the breadth of its professional services, and its resilience.

McBains Cooper is led by Michael Thirkettle, who was appointed Chief Executive in 2003.  The property and construction consultancy specialises in design, architecture, planning, engineering, construction, project management and sustainability.  

Michael Thirkettle said:

“Today marks an exciting new chapter in the long and proud history of McBains Cooper, as we strengthen our imprint and extend our global reach.

“RSBG only invests in companies that have a future of both expansion and sustainability, that mirror their own values, and we are delighted to join with them in this new enterprise.”  

Jürgen Wild, Managing Director of RSBG said:  

“McBains Cooper provides a great fit with our investment criteria, a highly-respected property and construction consultancy that has an enviable reputation across all major market sectors. They have combined technical excellence with exemplary customer service. Adding dedicated project management capability and a multi-discipline approach is a major step in our strategy to build a fully-fledged consultancy group.  

"In the last three years RSBG has significantly invested in built environment consulting businesses. The fourth transaction in this segment underlines our commitment to the U.K. market.”

The move will see no changes to the McBains Cooper management team, personnel or commitment to providing an exemplary service to clients. 

05th October 2017

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