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ONCAP-owned Englobe buys engineering consultant Terraprobe

Englobe Corp, a Quebec City-based soils, materials and environmental engineering company, has acquired Terraprobe, a Brampton, Ontario-based consulting engineering business.

Englobe Corp, a Quebec City-based soils, materials and environmental engineering company, has acquired Terraprobe, a Brampton, Ontario-based consulting engineering business. No financial terms were disclosed. Englobe is backed by ONCAP, the mid-market arm of Canadian private equity firm Onex Corp.

PRESS RELEASE

March 2, 2021
Toronto, Ontario – Englobe Corporation (Englobe), a Canadian leader in soils, materials and environmental engineering with a well-established network of offices across Canada and in Europe, is pleased to announce it has acquired Terraprobe, an Ontario-based consulting engineering firm. Terraprobe’s deep technical and engineering expertise will help position Englobe as a leading provider of geotechnical, materials testing and environmental engineering (GME) services in the province.

Founded in 1977, Terraprobe’s areas of specialization include geotechnical, environmental, shoring design, building science, and hydrogeological engineering. In addition to its head office in Brampton, the company has satellite offices in Barrie, Sudbury and Stoney Creek, Ontario. As a result, some 200 Terraprobe employees will join the Englobe family.
In addition, Englobe stands to gain concrete market benefits from this new partnership. Notably, Terraprobe’s high-complexity geotechnical, hydrogeology and soil/rock testing capabilities, when combined with Englobe’s leading construction materials testing expertise, will serve to build a fully-integrated, robust team able to deliver diverse high-complexity GME services across Ontario.

“By working in tandem, Englobe and Terraprobe will be much better positioned to pursue major provincial transit and infrastructure projects requiring higher-complexity qualifications,” notes Mike Cormier, Co-President of Englobe. “We’re excited to welcome Terraprobe’s experienced engineers, scientists and technicians to Englobe’s Ontario Professional Services team. In doing so, Englobe’s bench strength will grow to more than 450 staff – primarily in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area – with an impressive range of technical and administrative expertise.”

The two companies have partnered on numerous projects over the years, developing a solid track record of positive and close collaboration as well as an excellent cultural fit. “Terraprobe has always adopted a client-centric approach in delivering full customer satisfaction,” says Billy Singh, Terraprobe President and CEO. “We’re very pleased to be joining Englobe, a company that shares our own ethical, fair and rewarding work practices to benefit their clients, employees and community. I’m certain this new relationship between our two companies will be fruitful and mutually beneficial.”

About Englobe
Englobe Corporation is a Canadian leader in applied sciences, particularly in the fields of the environment, geosciences, and materials engineering. The firm provides integrated and sustainable solutions designed to exceed the expectations of its private and public sector clients, who seek reliable technical expertise, know-how and capabilities customized to each project.

Englobe is proud to leverage more than 50 years of achievement to go beyond expertise by empowering its dedicated people to share their work and passion for the benefit of their partners, communities and the environment. For more information, visit www.englobecorp.com.