Support services company Amey yesterday snapped up the Owen Williams consultancy, the firm which played a key role in the development of the Gravelly Hill Interchange in Birmingham... better known as Spaghetti Junction.
Amey said the deal, made for an undisclosed sum, would increase its ability to offer a full range of support services to current and future clients.
Chief executive Mel Ewell said: "This is a fantastic deal for Amey and is a core strategy in our continued pursuit of long term, end-to-end service
contracts. As well as having nearly 100 years of heritage Owen Williams has modernised to become a leading professional support services provider to a wide range of public sector bodies.
"Combining Owen Williams with our Infrastructure Services business will create a true market-leader."
Owen Williams was recently awarded the Consultant of the Year - Major Firm Winner by the Association of Consulting and Engineering and New Civil Engineer
Its work on the complex strengthening of the Tinsley Viaduct on the M1 also received high profile accolades.
Owen Williams's revenues totalled £47 million in the last financial year and the company made pretax profits of £3 million.