Aecom acquires Hunt Construction Group

By Chris Sleight29 July 2014

Engineering design company Aecom has acquired the US$ 1.2 billion per year construction manager Hunt Construction Group. The value of the deal for the privately-held company was not disclosed.

Aecom president & CEO Michael S. Burke said, “The addition of Hunt’s people and resources immediately makes Aecom one of the largest U.S. builders. This important expansion of our build expertise reflects the continued advancement of our strategy to create an integrated delivery platform with superior capabilities to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets globally.”

Hunt is best known as a builder of stadiums and other sports facilities. However, it is also active in the health care, aviation, commercial and tall buildings sectors.

“Becoming part of Aecom provides expanded growth opportunities for our business and our people, as we are now better positioned to continue working on the largest and most challenging projects,” said Hunt Construction Group chief executive Mike Fratianni.

The deal comes just two weeks after Aecom announced its US$ 4 billion cash & shares offer to acquire fellow US consultant engineer URS Corporation. That deal is expected to close in October this year. The addition of both companies to Aecom will give it annual revenues in the region of US$ 20 billion with 95,000 employees in 150 countries.

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