WSP Acquires Elton Consulting and Strengthens its Strategic Advisory Services Expertise in Australia

Montreal (Quebec) – November 20, 2019 - WSP Global Inc. (TSX:WSP) (“WSP”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Elton Consulting Group Pty Ltd (“Elton Consulting”), a 115-employee consulting firm based in Sydney in Australia, with additional offices across the country.

This transaction was financed using WSP’s available cash and credit facilities.

 

“This acquisition supports WSP’s 2019-2021 Global Strategic Plan’s objective to diversify into strategic advisory areas, and the firm’s commitment to offering clients a broader range of consulting services,” commented Alexandre L’Heureux, President & CEO of WSP. “We look forward to welcoming all our new colleagues to WSP.”

 

Guy Templeton, President & CEO of WSP in Australia & New Zealand said: “Our clients have told us that strategic advice, urban and regional planning, as well as early and consistent community engagement are increasingly critical to their success. Elton Consulting’s skills-base and deep experience add depth to WSP’s existing capabilities and combined with their other services, we have a truly powerful offering.”

 

Kim Anson, Elton Consulting CEO added: “In addition to a similar culture, WSP and Elton Consulting share a genuine commitment to working collaboratively with our clients to make a difference to our cities and regions, communities and organisations. Together we will develop even more creative and comprehensive consulting solutions.”