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Egis acquires sustainable engineering and consulting services business

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Egis on its acquisition of Calibre Professional Services.

user iconEmma Musgrave 16 December 2022 Big Law
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Firms: Norton Rose Fulbright (Egis); Undisclosed (Calibre Professional Services)

Deal: Egis has acquired Calibre Professional Services.

Value: Undisclosed


Area: Merger and acquisition

Key players: The Norton Rose Fulbright team was led by corporate M&A partner Ben Smits.

Mr Smits was supported by a multi-practice team, which included partners Kevin Arkwright (construction), Georgina Hey (intellectual property), Vittorio Casamento (finance), and Ray Giblett (insurance).

Senior associates Charlie Watson and Bill Lo of the firm’s corporate practice also supported.

Deal significance: Egis is a global consulting, construction, engineering and operating company, while Calibre Professional Services is a sustainable engineering and consulting services business.

“The deal gives Egis an established company focused on urban development, water and roads, and building services and structures across Australia and New Zealand. The acquisition builds on Egis’ global engineering capabilities and bolsters its end-to-end service offering to create sustainable cities in Australia and New Zealand,” a statement from Norton Rose Fulbright.

“Calibre Professional Services has a team of over 400 people, and its focus on sustainability will assist Egis to expand its sustainable development offering to mitigate the impact of climate change and help to build strong and resilient communities.”

Commenting further, Norton Rose Fulbright corporate M&A partner Ben Smits said: “It was a pleasure to support longstanding client Egis in this successful competitive sale process.

“The transaction is indicative of the steps global consulting companies are taking to expand their sustainability offerings amidst a changing climate and ongoing energy transition.

“We are pleased to have helped Egis grow its offering in the dynamic markets of Australia and New Zealand and to lay a strong foundation to advise across the energy, water, transport and buildings and cities sectors.”

Emma Musgrave

Emma Musgrave

Emma Musgrave (née Ryan) is the managing editor, professional services at Momentum Media.

Emma has worked for Momentum Media since 2015, including five years spent as the editor of the company's legal brand - Lawyers Weekly. Throughout her time at Momentum, she has been responsible for breaking some of the biggest stories in corporate Australia. In addition, she has produced exclusive multimedia and event content related to the company's respective brands and audiences. 

Prior to joining Momentum Media, Emma worked in breakfast radio, delivering news to the Central West region of NSW, before taking on a radio journalist role at Southern Cross Austereo, based in Townsville, North Queensland.

She holds a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) degree from Charles Sturt University. 

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