Civil engineering group Egis has acquired a majority stake in a Queen’s Award-winning architectural and urban planning firm with studios in Manchester, London, Toronto, Sydney and Melbourne. The deal was backed by prominent advisers.
Weston Williamson + Partners has particular expertise in large-scale infrastructure, master plans and city-shaping projects. She has designed and implemented major infrastructure projects in the UK and around the world.
Egis, with 16,000 employees and operations in 120 countries around the world, is one of the largest consulting, engineering and operating companies in the world.
The company acquired a majority stake in Weston Williamson + Partners, with the name, brand and management of the business being taken over under the Egis umbrella.
The agreement will allow Weston Williamson + Partners to expand its global reach and compete for large-scale projects in new markets.
The new Weston Williamson + Partners Board of Directors will be led by founding partners Chris Williamson and Rob Naybour as Chairman and Managing Director respectively. This is alongside Weston Williamson + Partners managing partner Philip Breese and four senior members of the Egis board.
A trio of advisers supported Weston Williamson + Partners in the deal – BCMS and Menzies LLP provided corporate finance advice while DMH Stallard provided legal advice.
Rob Naybour, Managing Director of Weston Williamson + Partners, said: “We are delighted to join the Egis group and excited about the opportunities to bring our skills and extend our influence to important infrastructure projects that shape the world. cities around the world.
He added: “The team of advisors led by Andrew Sims (BCMS), Kevin Paget and Ralph Mitchison (Menzies), Helen Mead (DMH Stallard) and Oliver Jankowsky (Hall & Wilcox) have been superb in helping us navigate the what was an incredibly complex sales process – our deepest thanks to all.”