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WSP Global Inc And AECOM Deal Moving Ahead

WSP Global Inc and AECOM Deal
09 March 2020 | Updated 10 August 2020
 

WSP Global Inc. is moving ahead with its acquisition of rival engineering services firm AECOM, as reported by Bloomberg.

Neither company has yet made any comment about the potential takeover.

In January 2020, Bloomberg reported that LA-based AECOM had been approached by WSP regarding a deal, but no official comments have been released.

Bloomberg’s sources claim that “a deal could be announced as soon as next week”.

Update: AECOM is cutting up to 500 jobs in the UK and Ireland.

 

WSP Global Inc.

 

WSP Global Inc. is a Canadian business providing management and consultancy services to the built and natural environment. It is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and they employ around 48,000 people.

WSP has been growing recently with other high profile acquisitions. WSP announced their purchase of real estate consultancy Elton Consulting Group in November 2019. In December 2019, WSP confirmed their acquisition of environmental consulting firm Ecology and Environment Inc.in a $65 million deal

 

AECOM

 

AECOM is a multinational engineering firm with approximately 87,000 employees, and is number 157 on the 2019 Fortune 500 list.

According to investment magazine TheStreet, in October 2019, AECOM agreed to sell its management services unit to a group of private-equity firms for $2.4 billion.

Bloomberg reported that shares of AECOM rose 7.7% to $51.33 at 10:14 a.m. in New York trading on Wednesday 4 March, giving the company a market capitalisation of about $8.1 billion.

Picture: WSP Global Inc Rumoured to Acquire AECOM

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 09 March 2020

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