In 2005, Arcapita completed the acquisition of Tensar International in the UK. Tensar is a “one-stop-shop” for site construction solutions. The integration of its business lines substantiates the company’s goal of providing “Everything from the Ground Down” site solutions for its end-customers, which include commercial, industrial and residential site developers, resource extractors, transportation authorities, coastal and waterway authorities, and waste management companies. Tensar operates four key subsidiaries: Tensar Earth Technologies, North American Green, Geopier Foundation Company and Tensar Polytechnologies. The acquisition allowed Tensar to begin a more aggressive targeting of non-US markets. Tensar was sold by Arcapita and their affiliates to Castle Harlan in 2014.

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Private Equity


United States

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