Woolpert Announces Plans to Acquire Ireland-Headquartered Murphy Geospatial

DUBLIN, Ireland (Feb. 2, 2024) — Woolpert announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Murphy Geospatial, subject to regulatory approval.

Murphy Geospatial is a private, family-owned multidisciplinary geospatial business that has six offices across Ireland and the UK. Woolpert is a private, U.S.-based firm that has been providing comprehensive and integrated geospatial services in various parts of the world for more than 50 years. Woolpert do not have operations in Ireland.

Woolpert President Neil Churman said that this acquisition will benefit both businesses and will enable the combined firm to integrate best practices, leverage operational efficiencies, and advance the delivery of services for clients. These services include survey, reality capture, BIM, asset monitoring, GIS, and all forms of mapping.

 “Over the last four decades, Murphy Geospatial has solidified itself as an innovative geospatial partner throughout Ireland, the UK, and the surrounding regions,” Churman said. “Together with Murphy Geospatial, we will expand our presence in Europe to improve our offering to customers, accelerate next-level solutions, and provide vital support to the infrastructure, manufacturing, construction, property, utility, and natural environment sectors.”

 Post-closing, Murphy Geospatial CEO Niall Murphy will continue to lead the group, which will operate as “Murphy Geospatial, a Woolpert Company,” along with the current leadership team.

 Niall added: “We are thrilled to be joining forces with the Woolpert team. Their long-standing history in the geospatial sector and commitment to creating a great place to work for employees makes them an ideal match for us. We look forward to taking this next step to better serving our valued clients and advancing the industry together.”

 Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Murphy Geospatial was advised by Equiteq (Corporate Finance).

About Murphy Geospatial
Founded over 40 years ago, Murphy Geospatial now has six offices across the UK and Ireland and employs over 385 experts who have delivered more than 27,000 projects. Murphy Geospatial captures, collates, verifies, and governs geospatial data, enabling its clients to make informed decisions to increase efficiencies, reduce risk and enhance value across the project lifecycle. Setting the standards in the industry, Murphy Geospatial delivers geospatial certainty you can trust. With proven geospatial solutions through the design, construction, and in-use phases of projects across six key sectors; Construction, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Property, Natural Environment and Utility. Services include Geospatial Consultancy, Aerial / UAV Surveys, BIM, Digital Construction, Topographical Surveys, Laser Scanning, Property Surveys, Rail Surveys, Structural & Environmental Monitoring, Subsurface Investigation and more.

About Woolpert
Woolpert is the premier architecture, engineering, geospatial (AEG), and strategic consulting firm, with a vision to become one of the best companies in the world. We innovate within and across markets to effectively serve public, private, and government clients worldwide. Woolpert is a Global Top 100 Geospatial Company, a Top 100 ENR Global Design firm, has earned seven Great Place to Work certifications, and actively nurtures a culture of growth, inclusion, diversity, and respect. Founded in 1911 in Dayton, Ohio, Woolpert has been America’s fastest-growing AEG firm since 2015. Woolpert has over 2,000 employees and more than 60 offices on five continents. Visit