Dublin headquartered consulting firm, Linesight, has been bought by American company IPS-Integrated Project Services.

The amount paid for the 45-year-old Irish company has not been disclosed.

With 900 staff and offices in 24 countries, Linesight provides project controls to data centre providers, life sciences companies, commercial real estate, healthcare, hospitality, retail and residential sectors.

"This is a pivotal point in Linesight's long and successful business history and will enable us to deliver on our ambitious strategic plans, expand into new geographies to better service our client needs and extend our portfolio offering in our existing and new target markets," said Paul Boylan, CEO, Linesight.

"Linesight’s skilled teams will continue to provide the same high-quality levels of service to our clients globally and we see enhanced career opportunities for our people in all our regions."

A subsidiary of Alleghany Capital Corporation, Pennsylvania based IPS is an engineering, procurement, construction management and validation business.

It has 22 offices around the world and employs more than 1,700 staff.

"By leveraging both companies’ strong track records and combining our skills and management horsepower, we expect to make a meaningful positive difference in the industries we serve," said Dave Goswami, CEO of IPS.