US consulting giant Tetra Tech has completed its takeover of UK consulting firm WYG. Its offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of WYG has become effective and all outstanding shares of WYG are now owned by Tetra Tech. WYG accepted the offer in May 2019.
WYG employs 1,600 staff primarily in the UK and Europe, delivering consulting and engineering solutions across a range of sectors including planning, water and environment, transport, infrastructure, the built environment, architecture, urban design, surveying, asset management, program management, and international development.
The acquisition of WYG expands Tetra Tech’s geographic presence and positions the company as a leading global consulting, engineering and programme management firm focused on water, environment and infrastructure. In addition, WYG enhances Tetra Tech’s international development business both for the European Union and the UK’s Department for International Development. Tetra Tech sees its expanded presence in the UK providing a strong platform for future growth in the UK and Europe.
“The addition of WYG advances our strategy to be the premier global high-end consulting, engineering, and programme management firm,” said Dan Batrack, Tetra Tech chairman and CEO. “WYG’s expertise in infrastructure and programme management, as well as water and environmental services, enables us to deliver innovative solutions to support the UK’s infrastructure needs. Together, we will provide an expanded scope of services to our customers and offer our combined staff even greater professional opportunities,” he said.