WSP snaps up John Wood Group’s Environment & Infrastructure business

WSP Global Inc has completed its previously announced acquisition of the Environment & Infrastructure business (E&I) of John Wood Group plc, providing WSP Global with further opportunities to grow in the environmental and water sectors.

E&I provides engineering, remediation consulting, environmental permitting, inspection, monitoring and environmental management services to government, industrial, infrastructure, oil and gas, power, water, and mining clients. Its 6,000 professionals are based in some 100 offices in over 10 countries, mainly in the US, Canada and the UK, with a secondary presence in Latin America and Europe.

“We are pleased to welcome E&I’s 6,000 professionals into the WSP family and are excited to create a strong market leader from two respected organisations with bold ambitions,” Alexandre L’Heureux, WSP’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said. “Joining forces will allow us to offer our clients expanded world-class multidisciplinary services while bringing new solutions and enhanced value. This transaction will also enable us to further seize opportunities in the fast-growing environmental and water sectors.

“Aligned with our Global Strategic Action Plan, this acquisition, along with our other recently announced transactions, will contribute to the achievement of our strategic ambitions while expanding our geographical range and adding expertise in key sectors. This will create even greater momentum as we future-proof our cities and our environment.”

Joe Sczurko, Executive President of E&I Consulting, said: “We are excited to join a world-leading consulting firm, where our combined expertise will add value for our clients through strengthened service capability, global reach and deep portfolio of technical experts. Together with WSP, we will be a unique advisor and provider for clients across all sectors and services, and the aspirations of our people for a more sustainable future have room to grow. We are now an industry leader at a time when environmental and infrastructure needs are a global priority.”

The aggregate cash consideration payable in connection with the acquisition is approximately $1.8 billion, subject to adjustments.