30 Aug, 2022

In a strategic move aimed at expanding their geographical footprint and enhancing geo-environmental service offerings, Construction Testing Solutions (CTS) announced the acquisition of Mason Evans back in February 2022. This acquisition marked a significant milestone for CTS, empowering them to extend their reach into Scotland.

With Mason Evans joining forces with CTS, the partnership supported the delivery of unparalleled expertise and resources to clients across Scotland, ensuring top-tier construction materials testing, alongside geo-environmental consultancy services.

Commenting on the acquisition, Chief Executive Officer of CTS, said:

“CTS already has a strong footprint in Scotland, offering industry-leading materials testing services. This acquisition sees us broaden our geographical coverage within Scotland, supports our overall growth strategy, and focuses on delivering market-leading construction testing solutions to our clients. It further strengthens our position in the UK construction testing and consulting market and provides numerous synergies and opportunities that benefit both CTS and our clients. Both the business and I are excited about working with Niall Lawless and welcoming the Mason Evans team to the CTS Group. This acquisition complements the CGL, Nicholls Colton, and Silkstone deals announced previously and reinforces our commitment to growth.”

However, the narrative didn't end there. In August 2022, CTS itself was acquired by Oakley Capital, a pan-European investor, backing outstanding mid-market businesses across core sectors of technology, consumer, education and business services.  On completion of the deal CTS became a part of the prestigious Phenna Group, a dynamic portfolio of TICC companies specialising in various sectors, including infrastructure.

Following this development Mason Evans transitioned into the Phenna Group Infrastructure Division. As part of the Phenna Group, Mason Evans looks forward to leveraging the collective strength and expertise of its parent organisation to continue delivering exceptional services and pioneering solutions to clients in Scotland and beyond. Stay tuned as Mason Evans embarks on this exciting journey within the Phenna Group, shaping the future of infrastructure development with passion and precision.