Australian bank Macquarie said it is buying a 50% stake in an environmental monitoring company.
British firm Spectris’ subsidiary Brüel & Kjær (EMS B&K) specialises in offering continuous environmental monitoring to infrastructure and mining firms, enabling real-time compliance and improving the operational efficiency of those subject to constraints such as noise and air pollution.
For example, its technology can be used to monitor noise levels at airports and wind farms and dust and vibration levels at construction sites.
Daniel Wong, Global Co-Head of the Energy and Infrastructure Group within Macquarie Capital said: “This investment is an integral part of the Macquarie Capital’s focus on technology applying to infrastructure.
“This is a recognition that a number of technologies can now bring significant benefits in the construction, operation an maintenance of infrastructure assets.”