Jacobs Engineering Group to buy Sinclair Knight for US$1.2 billion
APPASADENA, California--To expand its reach, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. is buying Australian consulting and engineering firm Sinclair Knight Merz for about 1.3 billion Australian dollars (US$1.2 billion).
September 10, 2013, 12:04 am TWN
Jacobs CEO Craig Martin said in a statement Sunday that the two companies' geographic regions and capabilities had little overlap.
Jacobs provides technical and construction services to a wide variety of businesses including those in the aerospace, automotive, energy and pharmaceuticals industries. In fiscal 2012, it posted US$10.9 billion in revenue. It has offices in 25 countries in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, India, Australia, Africa and Asia.
Founded in 1964, Sinclair Knight Merz operates in Australia, Asia, South America and Britain and serves clients in the mining, building, water and power businesses. It has 6,500 employees and posted revenue of about US$1.2 billion in 2012.