Firm expands AECOM’s presence in global design market
LOS ANGELES — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 26, 2009 — AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, announced today that it has acquired Ellerbe Becket, a 100-year-old architecture, interiors and engineering firm.
Ellerbe Becket has seven offices in the United States and Middle East, with 450 employees providing services to clients in the corporate, government, health care, higher education, professional sports and real estate development markets.
“Some of the world’s best design companies have become part of AECOM during our history,” said John M. Dionisio, AECOM president and chief executive officer. “Ellerbe Becket’s decision to join us in order to expand the services available to its clients and the professional development opportunities offered to its employees further establishes AECOM’s position as a preeminent global design consultancy. Ellerbe Becket is a prominent firm with a similar commitment to excellence in practice and strong client relationships. Its project portfolio and geographic presence complement AECOM’s existing architectural and building engineering practices. We were particularly attracted to the firm’s expertise in the rapidly expanding global health care and sports markets. We view this as the perfect opportunity to scale our growth as a leading provider of design services, and we welcome Ellerbe Becket to our global team.”
“The union between Ellerbe Becket and AECOM unites two market leaders and brings even greater resources, a broader range of services and global reach to clients and the market,” said Rick Lincicome, Ellerbe Becket’s chief executive officer. “We explored this move to better serve the demands of our clients and to adapt to the evolving marketplace. Ellerbe Becket is now an important part of an organization that has a global architectural presence and is one of the world’s top design firms. This is a tremendous opportunity for our clients and our staff around the world.”
AECOM (NYSE: ACM) is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental and energy. With 44,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation, and technical excellence in delivering solutions that enhance and sustain the world's built, natural, and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in more than 100 countries and had revenue of $6.1 billion during the 12-month period ended June 30, 2009. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.
About Ellerbe Becket
Founded in 1909, Ellerbe Becket is internationally recognized as a leader in the architecture, engineering and interior design industries. Through its global reach and broad expertise, Ellerbe Becket has designed nearly every major building type in all 50 United States and in 20 countries. Practice areas include health care, sports, education, government and corporate. Ellerbe Becket employs more than 450 people worldwide and has operations in Dallas, Texas; Doha, Qatar; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Kansas City, Missouri; Minneapolis, Minnesota; San Francisco, California; and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.ellerbebecket.com.
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