WSP - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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WSP M&A Summary

WSP has acquired 29 companies, including 11 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

WSP’s largest acquisition to date was in 2014, when it acquired Parsons Brinckerhoff Group for $1.2B. WSP has acquired in 5 different US states, and 13 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include engineering (54%) and business services (25%).

WSP Business Overview

Where is WSP headquartered?

WSP is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec.

What is WSP’s revenue?

WSP disclosed revenue of 14,437M CAD for 2023 and 11,933M CAD for 2022.

How many employees does WSP have?

WSP has 47,100 employees.

What sector is WSP in?

WSP is a business services company.

When was WSP founded?

WSP was founded in 1885.

M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity29
    • M&A Buy Activity28
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 13
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 6

WSP

WSP Global, Inc.

1600 Rene-Levesque Blvd. West 16th Floor,
Montreal, Quebec H3H 1P9
Canada,
(514) 340-0046
www.wsp.com

WSP Global is a professional services firm based in Canada, providing engineering and design services as well as consultancy services across various sectors. The company operates in fields such as buildings, transportation, infrastructure, environment, water, energy, and resources. WSP offers strategic advisory, planning, engineering, and project management services to clients ranging from governments and municipalities to private businesses and international organizations. Their expertise covers the complete lifecycle of projects, from initial concept and feasibility studies through to design, construction, operation, and maintenance. WSP was founded in 1885 and is based in Montreal, Quebec.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (2.0/yr) # 18 - 1 4 1 4 28
vol $2.5B $2.5B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - - 1 - 1
  29

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
AKF Group LLC 2024-05-01 - Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.akfgroup.com
1A Ingenieros S.L. 2024-04-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Valladolid, Spain · www.1aingenieros.com
Proxion Plan Oy 2024-03-26 - Add-on Acquisition
Helsinki, Finland · www.proxion.fi
Communica Public Affairs, Inc. 2024-03-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Calgary, Alberta · www.communica.ca
Berger Group Holdings, Inc. 2023-08-07 - Divestiture
Washington, District of Columbia · www.lbs-inc.com
BG Ingenieurs Conseils SA 2023-01-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Lausanne, Switzerland · www.bg-21.com
Enstruct group pty Ltd. 2022-12-08 - Add-on Acquisition
Sydney, Australia · www.enstruct.com.au
John Wood Group - Environment & Infrastructure business 2022-09-21 - Divestiture
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure Ltd. 2022-08-02 - Divestiture
London, United Kingdom · www.capitaproperty.co.uk
GL Hearn Ltd. 2022-08-02 - Divestiture
London, United Kingdom · www.glhearn.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Engineering 15 (54%) 2.4B (99%) 1 (100%) -
Business Services 7 (25%) 37M (1%) - -
Environmental 2 (7%) - - -
Real Estate 2 (7%) - - -
Construction 1 (4%) - - -
Software 1 (4%) - - -
Total 28 $2.5B 1 -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 6 1.6B 1 -
  New York 2 1.2B - -
  District of Columbia 1 400M 1 -
  Texas 1 - - -
  Connecticut 1 - - -
  California 1 - - -
Canada 4 791M - -
  Alberta 2 366M - -
  Ontario 1 425M - -
  British Columbia 1 - - -
United Kingdom 4 37M - -
Sweden 3 - - -
Australia 2 - - -
Colombia 2 - - -
Chile 1 - - -
Finland 1 - - -
France 1 - - -
New Zealand 1 - - -
Norway 1 - - -
Spain 1 - - -
Switzerland 1 - - -
Domestic 4 (14%) 791M (32%) - -
Cross-border 24 (86%) 1.7B (68%) 1 (100%) -
Total 28 $2.5B 1 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
CIBC Capital Markets
3
Barclays Investment Bank
1
Opus Corporate Finance LLP
1
Legal Deals
Nabarro LLP
1
Stikeman Elliott LLP
1
Hogan Lovells
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 1 $1.2B
$100M to $1B 3 $1.2B
< $100M 1 $37M
TOTAL $2.5B
Largest Parsons Brinckerhoff Group, Inc.
$1.2B (2014-09-03)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
4%
1 (4%)
Strategic(s)
18%
5 (18%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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