WSP has announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire global engineering and consulting firm Golder Associates, with the deal expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2021.

WSP said the acquisition is aligned with its 2019-2021 Global Strategic Plan, and positions its strategic Environment platform to capitalize on Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) trends. 

“Together we will create the leading global environmental consulting firm with approximately 14,000 of our 54,000 professionals dedicated to accelerating the world’s green transition,” said Alexandre L’Heureux, President and Chief Executive Officer of WSP. “WSP looks forward to welcoming Golder’s employees and joining forces with such a well-respected environmental consulting brand.”

“Over the last 60 years, Golder has been on a journey where we have built one of the most successful and respected brands in the industry,” added Dr. Hisham Mahmoud, Global President and Chief Executive Officer of Golder. “Combining Golder’s industry-leading expertise with WSP’s impressive world-class platform and highly complementary services will provide long-term benefits for our people and help create greater value for our clients. This view is echoed and confirmed by the overwhelming support of our Partners for the transaction. I believe that the compatible cultures and values of WSP and Golder will facilitate a successful integration.”