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Engineering giant acquires Aquenta Consulting

Engineering giant acquires Aquenta Consulting

Tony Symons

Two firms have advised on an acquisition that saw an engineering giant acquire Aquenta Consulting, a leading provider of integrated project services to public and private sector clients in Australia.

Firms: Clarendon Lawyers (Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.); Baker McKenzie (Amec Foster Wheeler)

Deal: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs) has acquired Aquenta Consulting from Amec Foster Wheeler.

Value: Undisclosed

Area: M&A

Key players: The legal team advising Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. was led by Clarendon Lawyers managing director Tony Symons (pictured), with assistance from senior associates Billy Dwyer and Sarah Noble.

Deal significance: Aquenta Consulting is a leading provider of integrated project services to public and private sector clients in Australia. The company helps owners, operators and investors in infrastructure and property assets achieve their objectives at a strategic, portfolio, program and project level.

Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and construction services for industrial, commercial and government organisations globally.

Jacobs’ acquisition of Aquenta Consulting will help bolster Jacobs’ Asia-Pacific buildings and infrastructure business.

“The acquisition of Aquenta is a key part of Jacobs’ Asia-Pacific strategy,” said Clarendon Lawyers managing director Tony Symons.

“We are thrilled that the Jacobs team engaged us to assist them execute their growth strategy in Asia-Pacific and look forward to continuing our relationship with them going forward.”


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