GHD divests Forensics Engineering business to NV5

November 11, 2019


AEC Advisors initiated the transaction and advised GHD, a ~$1.5 billion revenue, employee-owned infrastructure and environmental firm headquartered in Australia, on the divestiture of its southeast US forensics engineering business to NV5, a ~$500 million revenue, publicly-traded AEC firm headquartered in Florida.

"The Forensic engineering service line was a niche business that fell outside GHD's core strategic markets and our long-term strategy," said Iver Skavdal, Executive General Manager, US. "By retaining our strategic focus, we can invest in services and people that bring creative solutions to our clients - especially through the integration of digital and advisory approaches."

“We continue to see strong demand for engineering and scientific services across North America and remain focused on providing client solutions that help protect and manage water supplies, improve transportation infrastructure and make communities more resilient,” added Skavdal.

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