LASER surveying firm Scopus Engineering has received a £13 million cash injection from London-based venture capital group Growth Capital Partners (GCP) to fund international expansion.
The Aberdeen-based company’s founders, Tom Bryce and Andy Inglis, will continue to run the business and retain a majority holding after GPC took a minority stake with its investment.
The company also announced that John Forrest, the former UK head of Canadian oil and gas company Talisman Energy and a former director of Mobil North Sea, has joined as a non-executive chairman.
Scopus employs 180 workers and already has offices in Azerbaijan, Brazil and Canada.
The company plans to open operations in Abu Dhabi and Thailand this year.
Inglis added: “The international opportunity is huge and we expect to build on our success to date in developing new territories.”