WSP Acquires U.S.-based Groundwater Engineering Firm

By Water Canada 12:08PM September 05, 2017



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WSP Global Inc. has announced its acquisition of Leggette, Brashears and Graham, Inc. (LBG), a 150-employee groundwater and environmental engineering services firm based in the United States. LBG brings seven decades of wide-ranging expertise in hydrogeology, groundwater, and surface water modeling, dewatering, and depressurization, environmental investigation, and remediation.

The LBG acquisition, which was financed using WSP’s available cash and credit facilities, is aligned with WSP’s 2015–2018 Strategic Plan. It will bolster WSP’s Water and Environment practice, increasing its groundwater geology capabilities, its environmental services expertise, and its national footprint.

“The addition of LBG to the WSP team, along with the 2016 acquisition of Schlumberger Water Services, further strengthens our market share in the water and environment sectors, while expanding our engineering and consulting services to private, municipal and federal clients,” said Gregory A. Kelly, president and chief executive officer of WSP in the United States and Latin America.

David Terry, LBG’s president said, “LBG is very pleased to be joining WSP and looks forward to strengthening our service offerings and culture to continue to provide the highest levels of service to our clients. WSP’s reputation speaks for itself and its focus on people and technical excellence makes the company a perfect fit for our employees.”

Following the LBG acquisition, WSP’s water and environment business line in the United States now comprises more than 600 employees based in 40 locations across the country, delivering water and environmental planning, design and consulting services to domestic and multinational clients in both the private and public sectors. The firm’s environmental services include site investigation and remediation, environmental compliance, acoustics, vibration and air quality, health and safety, sustainability, climate resilience, and greenhouse gas management.

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