In January 2016, Drees & Sommer further expanded its hub in the Middle East with the 100-percent acquisition of SIDE International.
Since 2010, SIDE International has established itself in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with project management, engineering and real estate services. The company is supporting numerous successful projects in the UAE, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Qatar. The acquisition of SIDE International further expands Drees & Sommer’s market position in the Middle East. Currently, ten employees are supporting projects in the areas residential, healthcare, hospitality and industry in the region. The Managing Director of SIDE International, Stephan Degenhart, worked at Drees & Sommer from 2000 to 2010.