Balfour Beatty acquires Opl Group

Balfour Beatty has acquired Opl Group, the award-winning design, fit-out and refurbishment company for £8m. BCMS advised the shareholders of Opl Group during the transaction.

Opl Group was founded in 1994 by Neil Laughton and Andrew Russell. At the time of the acquisition in 2011, its clients included BAA, Rolls Royce, Virgin, Transport for London, The Department of Business Innovation and Skills, and Orange.

“Opl is an excellent fit with our existing capabilities” – Dave Donaldson, Balfour Beatty

Paul Lelliott, Opl’s Group Managing Director, said: “Opl is delighted to become part of the Balfour Beatty Group. We have established ourselves as a progressive business by providing innovative design, competitive pricing and total reliability. The backing of Balfour Beatty will help drive Opl forward.”

Balfour Beatty Construction Managing Director, Dave Donaldson, added: “Opl Group is a well-regarded company with a strong reputation for quality as evidenced by its blue-chip customer base. Opl is an excellent strategic fit with our existing capabilities, and the acquisition extends Balfour Beatty’s skill base within the fitout market.”